Faculty of Science and Technology

Tuck, Michael (A/Prof) - Research

Current research projects

  • Contribution of Conveyed Mineral to mine Heat Problems Mine Evaluation Optimisation
  • Application of Cosserat models to rock mechanics
  • Reducing VAM emissions from Underground Coal mines
  • Bucket pipe elevator stems for hoisting from 1000m
  • Mine Ventilation and cooling

Research publications

  • Mining Engineering
  • 6 book chapters
  • 60 Conference and Journal papers
  • 20 Invited presentations

Professional memberships and associations

  • Member Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
  • Member Society of Mining Engineers
  • Fellow Mine Ventilation Society of South Africa
  • Member Mine Ventilation Society of Australia
  • Member Society of Mining Professors
  • Austmine member

Consulting and other activities

Ventilation and cooling

  • British Gypsum: 1987 Fauld and Birkshead mines, 1991 Barrow mine
  • Zambian Engineering Services Ltd, 1987 Channel Tunnel
  • British Coal: 1983-1994 Harworth Colliery, 1986-1994 Thoresby Colliery, 1990 Ollerton Colliery, 1991 Coventry Colliery
  • RJB Mining (UK) Ltd: 1995-1997 Harworth colliery, 1995 Thoresby Colliery, 1995-1997 Maltby Colliery
  • Wardell Armstrong: 1991 Proposed coal mine in Pakistan
  • UK Nirex Ltd: 1991-92 and 1995-96 Sellafield Nuclear waste repository
  • Cementation Ltd: 1994 Galmoy Mine, 1995 proposed potash mine
  • SRK Ltd: 1996 Pongkor gold mine, 1997-99 Olympias gold Mine 1997 North London Relief sewer
  • Stawell gold mine: 1998 and 2001
  • Barrick Gold: Plutonic Mine 2004
  • Tritton Mine 2007
  • Ballarat Goldfield: Life of Mine study 2006, Golden point shaft 2007
  • Kimberly Nickel: 2008 Ventilation model and heat stress review
  • Challenger Gold Mine: review of Challenger east and options for Challenger west 2010
  • Cracow gold mine 2011
  • Newcrest Telfer mine: ventilation and cooling strategies 2015
  • Challenger Mines Adelong mine: model development, fan specifications, major hazard management plan- ventilation 2016-17

Mine planning

  • Xstrata Zinc: planning review George Fisher mine 2011

Water

  • Central Highlands Water” 2003-2005 Ballarat and Daylesford demand management study

Geotechnical

  • Sandvik Tamrock geotechnical study for road header application
  • Walhalla Tourist Mine: Annual safety inspection 2012-2016