Douglas Milne

     Douglas Milne  B.Sc., M.Sc., D.I.C., Ph.D., P.Geo.

    Associate Professor of Civil and Geological Engineering

    Biography

    Education and Experience

    B.Sc.(Brit. Col.), M.Sc.(London), D.I.C.(Imperial), Ph.D.(Brit. Col.)

    Specialization: Geological Engineering: Rock Mass Classification, Rock Stability

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Wang, J., Milne, D., Wegner, L.D. and Reeves, M.J. (2007). Numerical evaluation of the effects of stress and excavation surface geometry on the zone of relaxation around open stope hanging walls, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 44(February), 289-298.
    • Capes, G., Milne, D. and Grant, D. (2006). Interpreting core data and rock quality information for stope design, CIM Bulletin, 99(November), 1-6.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Milne, D. and Pakalnis, R. (2012). Advances in Methods of Empirical Stope Design, 46th US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Chicago, US, June 24-27, (CD Rom). (Accepted)
    • Milne, D., Violot, M., Thibideau, D. and Kelly, C. (2012). An Investigation into the Stand-up Time of Stopes at Birchtree Mine in Thompson Manitoba, 21st Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Edmonton, May 5-9,, Paper No. Paper No. 7155, 239-247 (CD Rom).
    • Forster, K., Milne, D. and Smith, T. (2012). Combining Sources of Rock Mass Characterization Data for Stope Design, 21st Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Edmonton, May 5-9,, Paper No. 7177, 257-265 (CD Rom).
    • Smith, T.L., Milne, D. and Hawkes, C.D. (2007). Case study review of rock mass response to artifical ground freezing, Rock Mechanics - Meeting Society''s Challenges and Demands: Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, May 27-31, 1567-1574.
    • Szczepanik, Z., Milne, D. and Hawkes, C.D. (2007). The confining effect of end roughness on unconfined compressive strength, Rock Mechanics - Meeting Society''s Challenges and Demands: Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, May 27-31, 793-797.
    • Smith, T., Milne, D. and Szczepanik, Z. (2007). Interpretation of stressmeter data in variable temperature conditions, Rock Mechanics - Meeting Society''s Challenges and Demands: Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 27 - 31, 699-703.
    • Forster, K., Milne, D. and Pop, A. (2007). Mining and rock mass factors influencing hangingwall dilution, Rock Mechanics - Meeting Society''s Challenges and Demands: Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 27 - 31, 1361-1366.
    • Milne, D. (2007). Problems with rock classification for empirical and numerical design, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining, Information Circular 9498 (NIOSH), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 31.
    • Capes, G., Milne, D. and Grant, D. (2005). Data Collection and Interpretation for Poor Quality Rock Masses, CGS - AGM, Saskatoon, September, 2005, (CD Rom).
    • Tanya, L.M. and Milne, D. (2005). Impacts of Artificial Ground Freezing on Rock Mass Behaviour, CGS - AGM, Saskatoon, September 2005, (CD Rom).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Thomson, J., Hawkes, C.D., Milne, D., Klemmer, S. and Bashir, R. (2012). Laboratory investigation of flow through fractured sandstone, Proceedings of the 21st Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Edmonton, AB, May 5-9, Paper No. 7149, 147-159 (CD Rom).
    • Violot, M., Milne, D., Thibodeau, C. and Kelly, C. (2011). An Investigation in the Stand up Time of Stopes for Birchtree Mines in Thompson, Manitoba, Mine Equipment Mine Operators Conference, Saskatoon, November.
    • Forster, K., Milne, D. and Smith, T. (2011). Rock Mass Classification - An Integrated Approach, Mine Equipment Mine Operators Conference, Saskatoon, November.
    • Klemmer, S., Milne, D., Bashir, R., Thomson, J. and Hatley, J. (2011). Rock Mass Air Permeability Test Results and Applications to Underground Mining, Mine Equipment Mine Operators Conference, Saskatoon, November.
    • Milne, D., Hawkes, C.D. and Hamilton, C. (2009). A new tool for field characterization of joint surfaces, Proceedings of the 3rd Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium (RockEng09), Toronto, ON, May 9-15, Paper No. 4169, (11 pages) (CD Rom).
    • Forster, K., Milne, D. and Dunne, K. (2006). Rock Mass Characterisation and Stope Design, CIM - AGM, Vancouver, May, 2006.
    • Szczepanik, Z., Milne, D., Hawkes, C. and Greenlay, K. (2005). The Influence of End Effects on Unconfined Compressive Strength, Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, SK, September 18-23, 2005, (8 pages) (CD Rom).
    Conference Presentations / Poster Presentations
    • Thomson, J., Hawkes, C.D., Milne, D. and Bashir, R. (2010). Rock Mass Properties Influencing Groundwater Flow Potential for Shaft Sinking, Canadian Institute of Mining, Vancouver, May.
    • Klemmer, S., Milne, D., Hawkes, C.D. and Bashir, R. (2010). Air Permeability Test Results and Application to Underground Mining, Canadian Institute of Mining, Vancouver, May 2 to May 5.
    • Hamilton, C., Hawkes, C., Milne, D. and Prugger, A. (2010). Initial Investigation of the Hydrogeology of the Mabou Group, Canadian Institute of Mining Engineering, Vancouver, May.
    Invited Lecture/Talk
    • Milne, D. (Invited) (2007). Rock Mass Classification Challenges, Rock Mechanics - Meeting Society''s Challenges and Demands: Proceedings of the 1st Canada-US Rock Mechanics Symposium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 27 - 31 May, 7.
    • Milne, D. (Invited) (2007). Problems with rock classification for empirical and numerical design, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Rock Mass Classification in Underground Mining, Information Circular 9498 (NIOSH), Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 31.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Resin Grouted Rock Bolt Support Behaviour Under Shear and Tensile Deformation, PotashCorp, Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Causes and Methods of Reducing Dilution at the Seabee Mine, Claude Resources, Industry.
    • Principal Investigator, Causes and Methods of Reducing Dilution at the Seabee Mine, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Influence of Time on Stope Stability and Dilution, NSERC, CRD.
    • Principal Investigator, Influence of Time on Stope Stability and Dilution, Vale Canada, Industry Contract.
    • Principal Investigator, Rock Mass Characterisation and Stope Design, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    2010-2011
    • Principal Investigator, Influence of Time on Stope Stability and Dilution, Vale Canada, Industry Contract.
    2009-2010
    • Principal Investigator, Rock Mass Characterisation and Stope Design, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Technical Reports and Lab Testing, Rock Mechanics Lab, Industry Contracts.
    2008-2009
    • Co-Principal Investigator, Hydrogeology of Siltstones Overlying N.B. Potash Mine, Potashcorp of Saskatchewan, Research Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Rock Mass Characterisation and Stope Design, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Principal Investigator, Technical Reports and Lab Testing, Rock Mechanics Lab, Industry Contracts.
    • Co-Investigator, Rock Mass Hydrogeological Properties for Shaft-Sinking and Underground Stability, Cameco Corporation, Research Contract.
    2007-2008
    • Principal Investigator, Technical Reports and Lab Testing, Rock Mechanics Lab, Industry Contracts.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • GEOE378 - Geological Engineering Mapping

    2010-2011

    • CE876 - Advances in Rock Mechancis
    • GEOE315 - Rock Mechanics
    • GEOE378 - Geological Engineering Mapping
    • GEOE414 - Rock Mechanics Design
    • GEOE495 - Engineering Design

    2009-2010

    • CE874.3 - Underground Rock Mechanics
    • GEOE315 - Rock Mechanics
    • GEOE378 - Geological Engineering Mapping
    • GEOE414 - Rock Mechanics Design
    • GEOE495 - Engineering Design

    2008-2009

    • CE852.3 - Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory
    • CE876.3 - Mechanics of Rock Masses
    • GEOE315 - Rock Mechanics
    • GEOE378 - Geological Engineering Mapping
    • GEOE414 - Rock Mechanics Design
    • GEOE495 - Engineering Design

    2007-2008

    • CE852.3 - Advanced Geotechnical Laboratory
    • GEOE315 - Rock Mechanics
    • GEOE378 - Geological Engineering Mapping
    • GEOE414 - Rock Mechanics Design
    • GEOE495 - Engineering Design

    Research Projects

    2010-2011

    • Stope Dilution at Seabee Mine
    • Stope Dilution, Exposure Time and Rock Classification (CRD Matching NSERC Grant)

    2009-2010

    • Stope Dilution, Exposure Time and Rock Classification

    2008-2009

    • Mining Support in Potash
    • Stope Design and Rock Classification

    2007-2008

    • Mining Support in Potash
    • Stope Design and Rock Classification