The LKAB mining company is currently carrying out investigations for a potential continued mining at depth in the Malmberget mine. Part of this work involves design of ore passes. The ore passes are a vital part of the transportation chain, and has, historically, been subject to extensive instabilities leading to closing and re-development of ore passes.
Ms. Prieto has conducted research on coal out-burst problems and has worked on-site at Gijón Metro.
Learn about modeling dam foundations using the discrete element method with UDEC and 3DEC software in the 26th ISRM Online Lecture.