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Staff Profile

Professor Emeritus Thomas Stacey

Position PROFESSOR
QualificationsBSc(Eng), CEng, MSc (Eng), DSc (Eng), FSAIMM, PrEng, FSANIRE, MIOM3, DIC, FSAAE
Phone 0117177405
Email Thomas.Stacey@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Mining Engineering

-Rock support under large deformations and dynamic loading (including rockbolts, wire mesh, shotcrete, membranes, tendon straps and wire rope lacing)
-Extension fracturing of rock fracture development in rock, particularly massive rock, under very low stress levels
-Stability of rock slopes, in particular high rock slopes in which stress and three dimensional effects are relevant
-Evaluation of stability and instability in underground openings in jointed rock masses using numerical analyses and joint network approaches. This includes application to service excavations, open stopes, shafts, and orepasses, and the evaluation of caving
-Airblasts associated with instability in underground excavations
-Influence of variability in rock material and rock mass strength and deformation parameters on the evaluation of stability of excavations or openings in rock
-In situ stresses and their measurement

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