Department of Mining & Minerals Engineering

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Westman, E.C., C. Haycocks, and M. Karmis, 2000, “Accuracy Analysis of GIS-Based Coal Resource Estimation,” SME Mining Transactions, Vol. 308, pp. 164 -167.

Reed, W.R.; E.C. Westman, and C. Haycocks, 2000, "Environmental Effects of Increased Blasting Density in Appalachian Limestone Operations." Environmental Issues and Management of Waste in Energy and Mineral Production. (Calgary, Alberta, May 30 – June 2, 2000), Ed. R.K. Singal and A.K. Mehrotra, Rotterdam, Netherlands: A.A. Balkema, pg. 231-235.

Reed, W.R.; E.C. Westman, and C. Haycocks, 2001, “An Improved Model for Estimating Particulate Emissions from Surface Mining Operations in the Eastern United States,” Securing the Future, Int’ Conf. On Mining and the Environment, Skelleftea, Sweden, June 25 – July 1.

Westman, E.C., K. Heasley, P. Swanson, and S. Peterson, 2001, “A Correlation Between Seismic Tomography, Seismic Events, and Support Pressure,” Proceedings of 38th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium (Washington, D.C., July 7-10), pp. 319-326.

Reed, W.R.; E.C. Westman, and C. Haycocks, 2002, “The Introduction of a Dynamic Component to the ISC3 Model in Predicting Dust Emissions from Surface Mining Operations,” Computer Applications in the Mineral Industries, (Phoenix, Arizona, February 25-27).

Westman, E.C., L. Burke, K. Heasley, P. Swanson, and S. Peterson, 2002  “Inter-correlation of Three Independent Monitoring Systems and Mining Rate,” Annual Meeting of SME (Phoenix, AZ,  February 25-27).

Westman, E.C., F. Shreve, 2003, Design and Testing of Multi-Channel Borehole Geophone
Array
,” SME Transactions, Vol. 314, pp. 172-176.

Westman, E.C., 2003, “Recent Developments in the use of Seismic Tomography in Longwall Mines,” 22nd International Conf. on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, Aug 5-7.

C, J. Wieczorek, U. Vandsburger, E. C. Westman, 2004, “Combustion characteristics and transport of CO, CO2 AND O2 from a fire in an underground mine,” Journal of Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa, Mar.

Mitra, R., E. C. Westman and M. J. Mrugala, 2004, "Use of Numerical Modeling in Longwall Roof Performance Analysis," in Gulf Rocks 2004:  Rock Mechanics Across Borders & Disciplines. Proceedings of the 6th NARMS Conference, Houston, June 2004, D. P. Yale, S. M. Willson, and A. S. Abou-Sayed, Eds. Paper no. ARMA/NARMS 04-518, 7 pp.

Westman, E.C., 2004, “Use of Tomography for Inference of Stress Redistribution in Rock,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 40, No. 5, Sept/Oct, pp. 1413-1417.

Burke, L., A. Iannachionne, and E.C. Westman, 2004, “Numerical Modeling for Increased Understanding of the Behavior and Performance of Coal Mine Stoppings,” Proceedings of 23rd International Conf. on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, Aug, 2004, pp. 112-118.

Decker, J.B., A. Antony, A. Ray, S. Vardakos, M.M. Murphy, M. Mauldon, J.E. Dove, M. Gutierrez, D. Bowman, and E. Westman, 2006, “An integrated relational database for tracking rock mass data during tunneling,” Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, Vol 21, Issues 3-4, p. 429.

Bowman D.  A., A A. Ray, M S. Gutierrez, M Mauldon, J E. Dove, E Westman, and M Setareh, 2006, “Engineering in Three Dimensions:3D Visualization, 3D Virtual Environments, and 3D User Interfaces for Engineering Applications,” Invited Plenary paper, Atlanta GeoCongress 2006, Feb 26-Mar 1.

Gutierrez M. S., D Bowman, J E. Dove, M Mauldon, E Westman, 2006, “Adaptive and Real-Time Geologic Mapping, Analysis, and Design of Underground Space (AMADEUS),” Atlanta GeoCongress 2006, Feb 26-Mar 1.

Decker J. B., A. Antony, A. Ray, S. Vardakos, M.M. Murphy, M. Mauldon, J.E.Dove, M. Gutierrez, D. Bowman, and E. Westman, 2006, “An Integrated Relational Database for Tracking Rock Mass Data During Tunneling,” Proceedings of the International Tunnelling Association, Seoul, Korea, 6 pp.

Ray A.A., Decker, J.B., Vardakos S., Murphy, M., Bowman, D. Mauldon, M., Gutierrez, M. Dove, J., and Westman, E., 2006, “A Virtual Environment for Visualizing Fractures During Tunneling,” Golden Rocks 2006, The 41st U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS): "50 Years of Rock Mechanics - Landmarks and Future Challenges.", held in Golden, Colorado, June 17-21, 11 pp.

Luxbacher, K., E. Westman, and P. Swanson, 2007, “Time-lapse Tomography of a Longwall Panel: A Comparison of Location Schemes,” 26th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, Aug., 6 pp.

Mitra, R. Johnson, W. B. Westman, E. C, 2007, “Stress Redistribution Determination Through Coupled Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modeling,” SME Annual Transactions, Vol. 320, pages 166-170.

Murphy, M.M, A.T. Iannacchione, E.C. Westman, M. C. Chapman, 2007, “Analysis of Seismic Signatures from Gas and Dust Based Explosions at the Lake Lynn Laboratory,” SME Preprint, Feb, 8 pp.

Mitra, R., M. M. Murphy and E. C. Westman, 2007, "Study on the Effect of Anisotropy in Rocks on Stress Redistribution Using Numerical Modeling," in Deep Mining 07 (Fourth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, November 2007, Perth, Australia), pp. 43-49, Y. Potvin, Ed. Perth: Australian Centre for Geomechanics.

Luxbacher, M.K., P.I. Swanson, M.K. Karfakis and E.C. Westman, 2008, “3-D, Time Lapse Tomograms Over a Longwall Coal Mine,” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Jun.,Vol 45, pp. 478-485.

E. Westman, 2008, "Comparison of Arched and Flat Seal Designs Using Finite Element Analysis," SME Annual Transactions, Jan 2008, 7 pp.

Westman, E.C. and K.D.  Luxbacher, 2008, “Seismic Tomography, an Ideal but Immature Tool for Coal Bump Prediction,” 27th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, WV, Aug 2008, 6 pp.

Murphy, M.M, A.T. Iannacchione, E.C. Westman, M. C. Chapman, 2008, “Analysis of Seismic Signatures from Gas and Dust Based Explosions at the Lake Lynn Laboratory,” SME Annual Transactions.

Westman, E.C. K.D. Luxbacher, and P.L. Swanson, 2008, “Local Earthquake Tomography for Imaging Mining-Induced Changes Within the Overburden above a Longwall Mine,” 42nd US Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, June 29-July 2, 7 pp.

Mitra, R. and E. Westman, 2008, “Investigation of the Stress Imaging in Rock Samples using Numerical Modelling and Laboratory Tomography,” The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), 1-6 October, Goa, India. 

Furniss, M and E.C. Westman, 2009, “Review of Available Proximity and Reverse Warning Systems for Surface Mining,” Presented at 2009 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Denver, CO, Feb, 8 pp.

Whitney, J. and E.C. Westman, 2009, “Review of Wireless Communication Methods Appropriate for Microseismic Monitoring,“ Presented at 2009 SME Annual Meeting & Exhibit, Denver, CO, Feb, 12 pp.

Mitra, R. and E. Westman, 2009, Investigation of the Stress Imaging in Rock Samples using Numerical Modeling and Laboratory Tomography,” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Edited by Prof. B. M. Das and published by J. Ross Publishing, USA. Vol. 3, Issue 4, October 2009, pp. 517-525.

Pfitzner, M, E. Westman, M. Morgan, D. Finn,and D. Beck, 2010, “Estimation of Rock Mass Changes Induced By Hydraulic Fracturing and Cave Mining by Double Difference Passive Tomography,” Caving 2010 - Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Perth, April 20–22.

Storey, A.W., and E. Westman, 2010, “Design Optimization of Safety Benches for Surface Quarries through Rockfall Testing and Evaluation,” International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, submitted Sept. 2010.

Murphy, M.M, E.C. Westman, A.T. Iannacchione, 2011, “Relationship between Radiated Seismic Energy and Explosive Pressure for Controlled Methane and Coal Dust Explosions in an Underground Mine,” submitted to Tunneling and Underground Space Technology Jan. 2011.

Murphy, M.M, E.C. Westman, A.T. Iannacchione, 2011, “Amplitude, Duration and Attenuation of Seismic Signals Generated from Controlled Methane and Coal Dust Explosions in an Underground Mine,” to be submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research.

Westman, E.C. K. Luxbacher, S. Schafrik, and D. Beck, 2011, “Double-Difference Tomography for Imaging the Progression of a Block Cave,” submitted to Mining Engineering, Feb. 2011.

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