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Rocscience software has a long association with mining applications. Nearly all our programs can be used to model and analyze mining excavations. Explore solutions for both open pit and underground excavations, including stress analysis, stability, and support design. 

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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.

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Free Webinar Series: Spatial Variability in Slope Stability Analysis

June 11, 2018

A three-part webinar series that will get you up to speed on our newest feature in Slide2 2018: Spatial Variability. Learn from the team that developed this new capability, starting with a overview of probabilistic analysis, all the way through learning how to use Spatial Variability in your own slope stability analyses.

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A Constitutive Model for Jointed Rock Mass

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

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Empirical Estimation of Rock Mass Modulus

Evert Hoek and Mark S. Diederichs

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Why Simple Models Work in Mining Geomechanics

Reginald Hammah and John Curran

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Quantification of the Geological Strength Index Chart

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

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The Strength of Hard-Rock Pillars

C.D. Martin, W.G. Maybee

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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…
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Support Decision Criteria for Tunnels in Fault Zones Goricki, A., Rachaniotis, N., Hoek, E., Marinos, P., Tsotos, St., Schubert, W., 2006
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Empirical Estimation of Rock Mass Modulus Hoek, E. and Diedricks, M.S., 2006
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Rock Mass Properties for Surface Mines Hoek, E., Karzulovic, A., 2000
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Rock Slopes in Civil and Mining Engineering Hoek, E., Read, J., Karzulovic, A., Chen, Z.Y., 2000.
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Rock Support in Underground Mines Hoek, E., Wood, D.W.F., 1987
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Tunnelling in Overstressed Rock 2009 Hoek, E. 2009., P.G. Marinos 2009.
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2008 Kersten Lecture Hoek, E., Carranza-Torres, C., Diederichs, M.S. and Corkum, B. 2008.
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2001 Terzaghi Lecture Hoek, E, 2001.
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1999 Glossop Lecture Hoek, E., 2001
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1992 Muller Lecture Hoek, E., 2001
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1983 Rankine Lecutre Hoek, E., 2983
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1982 Werhner Lecture Hoek, E., 1982
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1974 ISRM General Report Hoek, E. and Londe, P., 1974