Caving Suite

Cave draw height

Status: Beta

Principal Author: Gerhard Morkel

Citation: Morkel, I.G. (2017) mXrap software app, Cave draw height estimation. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:
In caving, determining the position of the cave front is difficult and several methods can be used to estimate its position. This app is one of those methods. It estimates the position of the cave front from the amount of rock drawn from each drawpoint. Based on an assumed bulk factor and draw area, one as able to estimate what the cave front might look at any point in time.

 

 

mXrap Cave Draw Height

Fragmentation

Status: Beta

Principal Authors: Dan Cumming-Potvin

Citation: Cumming-Potvin, D. (2017) mXrap software app, Cave fragmentation. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:
This app analyses and displays caving fragmentation data. The particle size distributions for different drawbells or drawpoints for different dates can be viewed. Chosen particle size percentile values can be displayed in 3D for different dates and as a column representing the change over time.

 

mXrap Fragmentation app

Caving hydraulic radius

Status: Beta

Principal Authors: Dan Cumming-Potvin

Citation: Cumming-Potvin, D. (2017) mXrap software app, Caving hydraulic radius. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:
Using the undercut blasting data, this app calculates the hydraulic radius (HR) of the undercut over time. The app provides functions to correlate the seismic response with the hydraulic radius.

Cave marker

Status: Exploratory

Principal Authors: Dan Cumming-Potvin

Description:
This app is still in infancy.  It will display and analyse smart marker data.

Sublevel caving app

Status: Exploratory

Principal Author: Stuart Tierney

Citation: Tierney, S.R. (2018) mXrap software app, Sublevel Caving. Perth, Western Australia: The Australian Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Western Australia. https://www.mXrap.com

Description:
This app is aims to investigation and analyse the draw and seismic data for a sublevel cave. It has the following main features:

  • Visualise production data, either in columns or mapped onto surfaces (Figure 1)
  • Track movement in event density iso surfaces over time, up to 12 time slices (Figure 2)
  • Chart blasting, production and events over time (Figure 3)


Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3