The Coal Operators' Conference has been held at the University of Wollongong since 1998. The Conference is organised by Mining Engineering - University of Wollongong. For further information contact Naj Aziz (Chairman and Convenor), School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong, 2522.
Tel: (02) 4221 3449.
Email: .
See also the UOW Mining Science and Technology website.

Full listing of conference papers here:

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Complete proceedings as printed, with front and end matter, available here:

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Papers from 2020

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Recent case studies using the remote ROCSIL® FOAM plug system, Neil Alston, Jean-Luc Schmitter, Andrew Alcott, and Russell Fry

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Rolling dynamic compaction for haul road construction and maintenance - an update, Derek Avalle, Brendan Scott, and James Miedecke

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Proceedings of the 2020 Coal Operators Conference, Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth

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Performance of bolting systems in tension and the integrity of the protective sleeve coating in shear, Naj Aziz, Antoine Schneiderwind, Sina Andanpour, Saman Khaleghparast, Duncan Best, and Travis Marshall

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Oxygen deficiency in Graham's Ratio evaluation, Snezana Bajic, Sean Muller, and Mladen Gido

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Self-heating hazard investigation of conveyor belt rubber fines, Basil Beamish and Jan Theiler

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Impact of core sample recovery time on accuracy of gas content measurement, Dennis Black

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The influence of intra-seam coal character variation on outburst risk potential, Patrick Booth, Jan Nemcik, and Ting Ren

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Determining coal directional mechanical properties using true triaxial testing facility, Zhongwei Chen, Mehdi Serati, and Mutaz El-Amin Mohmoud

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An improved technique for monitoring explosibility of gases, David Cliff

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Health monitoring of mining conveyor belts, Shuvashis Dey, Omar Salim, Hossein Masoumi, and Nemai Karmakar

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Application of continuous mechanical cutting to coal overburden removal, Isaac Dzakpata, Dihon Tadic, and Joji Quidim

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A discussion on causation mechanisms for overburden bumps as distinct from coal bursts, Russell Frith, Guy Reed, and Martin Mackinnon

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Longwall behaviour in massive strata, Ian Gray and Tim Gibbons

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Evaluation of the recovery of block cave underbreak by sub level caving, Ellie Hawkins and Scott Sheldon

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Drill rig characteristics and drilling techniques required for maximum borehole depth with directional drilling, Frank Hungerford

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Static and dynamic testing of tendons, Saman Khaleghparast, Sina Anzanpour, Naj Aziz, Alex Remennikov, and Ali Mirzaghorbanali

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Development of support systems for longwall mining in the Bowen Basin, Central Queensland, George Klenowski and Phil McNamara

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Safety aspects of disposal of a mine and abandoned underground workings and risks resulting from mine disposal, Radovan Kukutsch, Petr Waclawik, Jan Nemcik, and Libin Gong

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Parametric studies of cable bolts using a modified Short Encapsulation Pull-out Test, Danqi Li and Hossein Masoumi

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The effect of elevated temperature on resin-anchored rock bolts, Kent McTyer

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A roof cavability classification system and its use for estimation of main caving interval in longwall mining, Sodjad Mohammadi, Mohammad Ataei, Reza Kakaie, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Zahra Faraji Rad, and Naj Aziz

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Floor heave monitoring using floor instrumentation, Sungsoon Mo, Peter Yee, Terri O'Sullivan, Hossein Masoumi, Ismet Canbulat, and Serkan Saydam

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Dynamic analysis of fault slips and their influence on coal mine rib stability, Jan Nemcik, Gaetano Venticinque, and Libin Gong

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A review of overburden fracturing and changes in hydraulic characteristics due to longwall mining, Hadi Nourizadeh, Ismet Canbulat, Joung Oh, Chengguo Zhang, Naj Aziz, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, and Kevin McDougall

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The evolution of primary cable support at Grasstree Mine, Edward Steed and Jason Emery

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Fibre reinforcement shotcrete in coal, Barry Sturgeon

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Measurement of in-situ coal cleat compressibility, Gelber Taco, Alberto Kamenar, and Jeff Edgoose

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Design combined support under arbitrary impulsive loading, Faham Tahmasebinia, Ismet Canbulat, Chengguo Zhang, Serkan Saydam, and Onur Vardar

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Numerical model of dynamic rock fracture process during coal burst, Gaetano Venticinque and Jan Nemcil

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Dynamic events at longwall face, CSM MIne, Czech Republic, Petr Waclawik, Jan Nemcik, Rudovan Kukutsch, Libin Gong, and Gaetano Venticinque

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Gas monitoring - What we know so far, Martin Watkinson, Martin Tsai, and Larry Ryan

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Shear strength properties of artificial rock joints, Muhammad Zohaib, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Andres Helwig, Naj Aziz, Peter Gregor, Ashkan Rastegarmanesh, and Kevin McDougall