Numerical simulation of the released energy in strain-softening rock materials and its application in estimating seismic hazards in mines

Vladislav Levkovitch, David Beck and Frederik Reusch
Beck Engineering Pty Ltd

This paper describes the use of Rate of Energy Release (RER) to assess the likelihood of mining induced seismic events. We describe a computational framework for simulating RER, the expected and confirmed correlation with induced seismic events and present some example results from mines.