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Case Study: Developing Safe Mine Re-Entry Plans Using RS2

January 5, 2021

Slope failures can suspend open pit mining until a safe re-entry plan is developed. In this case study, RS2's Finite Element Analysis was used for back-analysis and for predictive modelling of re-entry scenarios using Shear Strength Reduction.

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Integration of Radar Data in Slide3 and RS3 Slope Stability Modeling

September 14, 2018

Rocscience has partnered with IDS GeoRadar to integrate deformation monitoring data from IDS’ slope monitoring radars into slope stability numerical models in Slide3 and RS3. This integration is a first in the industry, pioneering new ways for radar data to support numerical modeling.

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RS2 2019: Advanced Material Models, Integration with Slide2, UI Redesign, and More

September 10, 2018

The new features in RS2 2019 is here with a slew of new features that solidify the software's best-in-class ranking. RS2 2019 introduces more realistic modeling of slope stability conditions, integration with Slide2 for more accurate comparison of slope analysis results, a better user experience for our customers, and more.

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Video: Introducing Slide2 2018

July 9, 2018

Brent Corkum, Rocscience’s Chief Technology Officer, introduces the upgrades you'll find in Slide2 2018. Read more.




A Constitutive Model for Jointed Rock Mass

A. Azami, T. Yacoub, J. Curran and D. Wai

Empirical Estimation of Rock Mass Modulus

Evert Hoek and Mark S. Diederichs



Why Simple Models Work in Mining Geomechanics

Reginald Hammah and John Curran

Quantification of the Geological Strength Index Chart

Evert Hoek, Trevor G. Carter and Mark S. Diederichs



The Strength of Hard-Rock Pillars

C.D. Martin, W.G. Maybee



Stress Path and Instability Around Mine Openings

C.D. Martin, D.D. Tannant, S. Yazici, P.K. Kaiser
The Development of Rock Engineering
April 2014 Provides a brief history of the field of rock engineering, with a look at a number of interesting case studies and examples. (35 mins)
The Art of Tunneling in Rock
January 2015 Tunneling in rock presents some special challenges to the geotechnical engineer. In this lecture, Dr. Evert Hoek outlines a few interesting…
Support Decision Criteria for Tunnels in Fault Zones Goricki, A., Rachaniotis, N., Hoek, E., Marinos, P., Tsotos, St., Schubert, W., 2006
Empirical Estimation of Rock Mass Modulus Hoek, E. and Diedricks, M.S., 2006
Rock Mass Properties for Surface Mines Hoek, E., Karzulovic, A., 2000
Rock Slopes in Civil and Mining Engineering Hoek, E., Read, J., Karzulovic, A., Chen, Z.Y., 2000.
Rock Support in Underground Mines Hoek, E., Wood, D.W.F., 1987
Tunnelling in Overstressed Rock 2009 Hoek, E. 2009., P.G. Marinos 2009.
2008 Kersten Lecture Hoek, E., Carranza-Torres, C., Diederichs, M.S. and Corkum, B. 2008.
2001 Terzaghi Lecture Hoek, E, 2001.
1999 Glossop Lecture Hoek, E., 2001
1992 Muller Lecture Hoek, E., 2001
1983 Rankine Lecture Hoek, E., 2983
1982 Werhner Lecture Hoek, E., 1982
1974 ISRM General Report Hoek, E. and Londe, P., 1974