We are pleased to present to you the current edition of the English Journal GeoResources.
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Digital transformation is not as easy as it seems. It has to start in our brains with fresh and lateral thinking. Thinking function and integration of the software development from the beginning are key success factors.
The Essen Company DMT GmbH & Co. KG demonstrates with engineering performance that methods derived from mining are extremely versatile.
The Bavarian Rosshaupten Dam was modernised. A diaphragm cut-off wall was built as a new sealing element in the existing dam. The difficult construction tasks could be solved using modern machinery and measurement technology.
Gabion structures are becoming ever more popular in practice for retaining purposes. The Hoy Geokunststoffe GmbH has further developed its gabion system Quicky Forte 2000. As a result, it has received a National Technical Approval (abZ) from Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt). This article deals with the development work that has been tackled as well as tests and verifications attaining during the approval procedure.
In a globalised world, the standardisation of products is essential to make sure that they perform as expected. This article describes how standardisation in the European Union helps to achieve a certain quality standard and what users must be aware of to compare different geohazard products.
Read about the Swiss Tunnel Congress STC 2019, the development of tunnelling in Switzerland and the importance of the young members for the Swiss Tunnelling Society.
At the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, tunnelling projects were analysed, in the case of which damage was registered during the construction process. This report contains the results that were established on the basis of 31 tunnelling projects driven by tunnel boring machines.
The Fehmarnbelt Tunnel possesses record-breaking dimensions. The length of the immersed tunnel is around 18 km. This article focuses on the challenges facing concrete tunnel element production and immersion.
This article introduces an innovation model based on defining ultimate operational conditions that the mining industry will face in the near future. The model is designed to be adaptable to any type of mining. Five innovation drivers are defined that are essential to stay competitive during the decades ahead. The model can serve as a road map to develop technologies and methods for the “mine of the future”.
The Südwestdeutsche Salzwerke AG mines and produces rock salt and evaporated salt. Conventional drill+blast was used to mine the salt for all of 120 years. Since 2006, continuous mining using Continuous Miners has taken over. Conventional methods are now only applied to cope with peaks when demand fluctuates.
Heavy Industry 4.0: proactive Maintenance of Conveyor Belt Systems through digital Sensor Technology
At the bauma the Rema Tip Top AG presented a new monitoring system for conveyor belt systems. This article hones in its manner of functioning and capabilities – and a special try-out in India.
Underground gas storage (UGS) facilities cannot be located in all European gas-consuming countries due to unsuitable geological conditions. Underwater gas storage in impermeable spheres could provide an alternative solution. This article explains the UGS situation in Europe and an unimplemented underwater project idea in Russia.