Studies

Necessary for the development of a safe, high productive and sustainable mining industry.

Underground Mining Studies

To fulfill complex geomechanical challenges on high stress underground environments.

Open Pit Mining Studies

That accomplishes the highest geotechnical standards in agreement with transition from open pit to underground mining.

Rock Mechanics Laboratory

Our facilitys are set up to perform core preparation from both rock samples and core logs pieces.

Tunnels And Civil Studies

That fulfill design requirements for works that last for centuries.

Field Solutions

We are team of engineers commited with our clients.

Studies

FFGeoMechanics can develop geotechnical and geomechanical studies for mining operations and projects, tunnels and civil works, both nationally and internationally. Several examples comprise: pre-feasibility, feasibility,basic and detailed engineering, geomechanical risk analysis, rockmass characterization analysis, stability assessments, among others.

UNDERGROUND MINING

Some of our underground engineering services comprise:
  1. Geotechnical and geomechanical studies and stability assessments for underground mining methods including block and panel caving.
  2. Mine design and stability assessments for: stopes, major excavations, underground chambers, shafts and pillars.
  3. Back-analysis of failures and underground instabilities.
  4. Design, analysis and assessment of ground support & reinforcement systems.
  5. Analysis of underground and surface (open pit) interaction, including subsidence and caving.
  6. Ground control management plans.
  7. Design of geomechanical instrumentation and monitoring systems.

OPEN PIT MINING STUDIES

Some of our underground engineering services comprise:
  1. Geotechnical and geomechanical studies and stability assessments.
  2. Slope engineering and stability assessments.
  3. Back-analysis of failures and open pit instabilities.
  4. Design, analysis and assessment of open pit / slope support & reinforcement systems.
  5. Analysis of surface (open pit) and underground interaction, including subsidence and caving.
  6. Ground control management plans.
  7. Stability assessment and design of waste rock dumps and tailings dams.
  8. Design of geomechanical instrumentation and monitoring systems.

ROCK MECHANICS LABORATORY

Our facilitys are set up to perform core preparation from both rock samples and core logs pieces. We deliver now destructive tests such as densety and tilt test. We develop destructive test, to mention: Unixial, compressive, strength (UGS), elastic parameters by strain, gauge method, triaxial test, indirect tensile, strength (Brazilian), direct sheam, strength, point load test (PLT).

TUNNELS AND CIVIL WORKS

Some of our services regarding to tunnel and civil engineering comprise:
  1. Application of empirical rockmass classification systems for ground support calculation (RMR, Q, GSI, etc).
  2. Ground control and geotechnical assessment for tunnels.
  3. Slope stability assessments.
  4. Ground support and reinforcement systems related to civil engineering works.
  5. Back-analysis of failures and instabilities.
  6. Design of geomechanical instrumentation and monitoring systems.

GROUND SOLUTIONS

Our team offers "on the field" innovative solutions, such as:
  1. Indirect determination of uniaxial compressive (unconfined) strength by the use of an esclerometer (Schmidt Hammer)..
  2. Damage assessment and monitoring of internal damage on pillars by using and endoscope (or bore-hole camera).
  3. Deformation and displacements monitoring through a digital extensometric tape.
  4. Design and implementation of rockmass damage assessments systems.
  5. Development of ground control management plan (GCMP).
  6. Implementation of geomechanical courses and training, including ground support topics.
  7. Mentoring and training of geomechanical / geotechnical teams.