Today, the Alpha Foundation announces two new solicitations for research and development projects vital to meeting its mission of improving mining safety and health. Building on a solid base of prior and ongoing work, these solicitations seek to engage the broader research community in meeting mining safety technology development needs as well as to address
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Today, the Alpha Foundation announces its fourth solicitation, AFC417, focusing on Holistic Mining Safety and Health Efforts. Read the full announcement here.
Colorado School of Mines developing device for checking rock dust to prevent mine explosions. View Grant Synopsis
Effective Mining Safety Training: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation 1st Solicitation for Single Investigator Research Grants University of Arizona, Final Technical Report (AFC113-06) More info: Active Training Handbook | Facilitator Guide | Student Guide
Control of Spontaneous Combustion Using Pressure Balancing Techniques 1st Solicitation for Single Investigator Research Grants University of Utah, Final Technical Report (AFC113-12)
University of Nevada, Reno develops a new and innovative technology to recognize hazardous atmospheric conditions in a mine before their evolution toward an accident. View Final Report
Clarifying Distribution, Trends, and Determinants of Adverse Health in United States Miners: Exploration and Integration of Existing Data Systems 1st Solicitation for Single Investigator Research Grants University of Illinois at Chicago, Final Technical Report (AFC113-4)
The Diesel Exhaust in Miners Study – Applying the Parametric G-Formula to Evaluate Interventions for Occupational Risk Assessment Invited Presentation by Dr. Neophytou at the joint meeting of the West Virginia Coal Mining Institute Meeting Roanoke, West Virginia (2015)
Contribution of Shear Slip in a Widespread Compressive Pillar Failure 49th American Rock Mechanics Association, 2015 Poeck, E. C., Garvey, R., Zhang, K., and Ozbay, U.
Effect of Coal-Rock Interface Properties on Failure Stability of Coal Pillars Expressed in Energy Terms 49th American Rock Mechanics Association Zhang, K., Poeck, E. C., Garvey, R., and Ozbay, U.
Development of a Dust Sample Collection Prototype for use in Underground Coal Mines SME Preprint 15-104 Annual Meeting 2015, Denver, CO Goertz, B.J., Brune, J., Bakhsh, McDaniel, S., Rockley, T.,
Spontaneous Combustion Prediction and Remediation Techniques Presentation at 15th US Mine Ventilation Symposium, June 2015 Jha, A., Calizaya, F., and Nelson, M.G
The Precise Monitoring of Rockbolt Performance Underground Short-Term Innovative and Exploratory Research Grant ASTI14-4 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Final Technical Report
Combustion Modeling of Explosive Gas Zones in Longwall Gobs Short-Term Innovative and Exploratory Research Grant ASTI14-2 Colorado School of Mines, Final Technical Report
1. Presentation on 10-11 October 2012 Dr. Michael Karmis, Foundation President, Alpha Foundation Research Meeting, Charleston, WV, October 10-11, 2012 2. Presentation on 20 June 2013 Dr. Michael Karmis, Foundation President, PCMIA /PCA Meeting, Greensburg, PA, June 20, 2013 3. Presentation on 24-25 October 2013 Dr. Keith Heasley, Foundation Vice President, SME/PCMIA Fall Meeting, Southpointe,
The Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health, Inc. released its first call for proposals on January 18, 2013. Under this announcement, the Foundation is seeking concept papers in four broad areas:1) Safety, 2) Health, 3) Safety and Health Management and, 4) Training. The full solicitation can be accessed from: First Call