The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre


Large scale flow dynamics simulations for block caving research

By Daniel Bartels • February 18th, 2015

The Earth’s richest base and precious metal deposits near to the surface have all but been exhausted. In order to economically mine the deeper and low-grade mineral deposits, mining companies are increasingly employing a mining method known as block caving. Ore is fragmented under action of gravity and then extracted from below via an arraymore…