Discussion: View Thread

SME Pittsburgh Section Spring Seminar Series

  • 1.  SME Pittsburgh Section Spring Seminar Series

    Posted 04-13-2022 02:44 PM

    Mining Feature: SME Spring 2022 Seminar Series features NIOSH presentations

    Monday, March 28, 2022

    Register nowExternal

    The NIOSH Mining Program will be delivering a series of presentations at the Spring 2022 Seminar Series coordinated between the Program and the Pittsburgh Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, & Exploration (SME). These presentations are based on NIOSH papers accepted and published at the 2022 SME Annual Conference.

    The Series will consist of six 90-minute virtual sessions beginning on Tuesday, April 19th and continuing thereafter on a Tuesday-Thursday schedule for three weeks (April 19, 21, 26, 28, May 3 and 5). Each session will begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT and will conclude at 2:30 p.m. During each session, a total of four papers will be presented at 20-minute intervals (15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions).

    Attendance is free.

    For those who wish to earn professional development hours, PDH certificates are available from SME at extra cost. PDH certificates will be available for 1.5 hours per session or a total of 9 hours for the complete series. SME will charge $50 per certificate.

    RegistrationExternal is required for attendance and to receive the optional PDH certificate. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirmation containing the Zoom meeting link and additional information.

    PDH certificates must be requested by April 19, 2022 from Mary DelRosso (mary412d@comcast.net or 412-835-7387)


    For questions or to request further information, contact the seminar coordinators:


    Each session will begin at 1:00 p.m. EDT time and end at 2:30 p.m. EDT

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - Ground Control

    Utilization of Statistical Analysis to Identify Influential Slope Parameters Associated with Rockfall at Open Pit Mines - Joe Bourgeois

    Changes in Elasticity and Ductility of Cemented Paste Backfill due to Variations in Binder Content - Tyler Emery

    Assessment of Floor Heaves Associated with Bumps in a Longwall Mine Using the Discrete Element Method - Bo Kim

    Effects of Foam Additive on the Ductility of Cemented Paste Backfill - David Sweet

    Thursday April 21, 2022 - Ventilation 1

    A Novel Methodology to Locate an Abnormal Airflow in Underground Mine Ventilation Networks - Davood Bahrami

    A Direct Derivative Method to Calculate Resistance Sensitivity for Mine Ventilation Networks - Lihong Zhou

    Rockmass Permeability Induced by Longwall Mining Under Deep Cover: Potential Gas inflow from a Sheared Gas Well - Zoheir Khademian

    A Network Model of an Unconventional Well Breach in an Underground Coal Mine - Heather Dougherty

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - Ventilation 2

    A Laboratory Investigation of Underside Shield Sprays with a Shearer Clearer Water Spray System to Improve Dust Control on Longwall Faces - Scott Klima

    Lithium Ion Battery Thermal Runaway in a Methane-Air Environment - Naseem S. Rayyan

    Hot Surface Ignition of Liquid Fuels Under Ventilation - Wei Tang

    Evaluation of Parameters Influencing Potential Gas Flow to the Mine in the Event of a Nearby Shale Gas Well Casing Breach - Kayode Ajayi

    Thursday April 28, 2022 - Safety 1

    Haul Truck Safety: NIOSH Research Update - Jon Hrica

    An Overview of Methods and Parameters to Evaluate Detection Performance and Validation of Collision Warning and Avoidance System in Surface Mining - Joseph N. Bickson

    Analysis of U.S. Surface Mining Haul Truck and Mobile Equipment Accidents - John Homer

    Comparison of Thermal Runaway Pressures Within Sealed Enclosures for Nickel Manganese Cobalt and Iron Phosphate Cathode Lithium Ion Cells - Tom Dubaniewicz

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Dust

    Laboratory Investigation of Respirable Coal Dust Deposition and Suppression Process in a Confined Chamber - Hua Jiang

    Statistical Analysis of Diesel Particulate Matter and Silica for Underground Stone Mines - Marcia L. Harris

    Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposures Among United States Metal and Non-Metal Mines, 2000-2019 - Shilpi Misra

    Wavelength Selective Portable Device for Quantifying Organic and Elemental Carbon in Diesel Particulate Matter - David Parks

    Thursday, May 5, 2022 - Safety 2

    Findings from a systematic review of fatigue interventions: What's (not) being tested in mining and other industrial environments - Zoe Dugdale

    Hand and Finger Injuries in the U.S. Mining Industry, 2011-2017 - John Heberger

    Electromagnetic Emission Measurement of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) Process - Lincan Yan

    Optimization of Auxiliary Fan Placement for Large-Opening Underground Stone Mines - Vasu Gangrade

    Heather Dougherty PE, PHD