The 14th IROAST Seminar was held on October 18, 2017. Following an introduction to IROAST by Vice Director Professor Otani at the beginning of the seminar, IROAST Associate Professor Sainoki introduced the speaker, Assistant Professor Agus Pulung Sasmito from McGill University, Canada. Professor Sasmito gave a talk entitled "Use of renewable energy sources for mine energy system." About 50 students and faculty members attended the seminar. They listened to Professor Sasmito's talk attentively and had lively discussions with him.
After the seminar
Professor Sasmito and his host professor, Prof. Sainoki, visited IROAST Director Hiyama in his office the day before the seminar. They enjoyed talking about his research and the upcoming seminar.
(From left) Prof. Sasmito, Prof. Sainoki, Director Hiyama
IROAST will hold the 14th IROAST Seminar－Use of renewable energy sources for mine energy system.
Please see the following for details of the seminar:
Artificial ground freezing: AGF is commonly used in mining, tunneling and civil application, but requires high capital and operating costs. A novel AGF system reducing energy consumption by up to 40 % will be presented.
Ventilation heating and cooling: Deep underground mine requires extensive energy consumption. It is aimed to reduce energy consumption by introducing innovative concept utilizing renewable energy.
Slurry transport: Transporting paste backfill from surface to the stope via pipeline system requires careful consideration. Mathematical and computational tools are developed in order to predict non-Newtonian flow behavior and wear characteristics.
The above topics cover various academic fields, including civil, mining, and mechanical engineering.
This seminar is expected to attract a high level of interest. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you at the seminar.