GEOMECHANICS / GROUND CONTROL

Risk-based design offers more than safety factor

SRK’s William Joughin on dealing with uncertainty and risk in rock engineering design

Staff reporter
Using risk evaluation models that take both safety and economic risk into consideration, acceptable probabilities of failure can be determined for rock engineering design

Using risk evaluation models that take both safety and economic risk into consideration, acceptable probabilities of failure can be determined for rock engineering design

Managing risk in underground mines would benefit from risk-based design, an approach which presents advantages over the commonly used ‘factor of safety' method. SRK says it has developed an approach to...

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