In 2009, the Swedish National Rail Administration presented a handbook with guidelines for the design of the load-bearing structure of rock tunnels. Following the merging of several transport administrations into The Swedish Transport Administration, an updated version of the handbook was required.
The International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting (FRAGBLAST) is an international forum for sharing the state of the art in rock blasting and explosives engineering.
Matias Sepulveda graduated as a Civil Engineer in Mines from the University of Santiago, Chile, performing his end-of-degree project with Itasca, using 3DEC and FLAC3D to comparatively assess the deformations induced by the development of open pit mining in shallow sectors of a low pit with different assumptions of elasticity modules. He worked in the rock mechanics laboratory (CGEM) preparing and executing destructive and non-destructive geomechanical tests on intact rock.
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