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Qualifications

  • Master’s in engineering (Mining) awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (2004)

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Rock Engineering awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1999)

  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Geology awarded by the University of Natal, south Africa (1991)

  • Advanced Rock Engineering Certificate of Competency, No.42 issued by the Chamber of Mines, South Africa

  • Rock Engineering Certificate of Competency, No.302 issued by the Chamber of Mines, South Africa, 1995

  • Elementary Certificate in Strata control issued by the Chamber of Mines, South Africa, 1994

Trevor has 29 years of professional experience in various rock engineering and geotechnical related projects.

He practiced as a rock engineering specialist for various Mining (AngloGold, JCI) as well as Consulting Companies (Itasca Africa, Groundwork) and served as a researcher on several projects for the CSIR.

His specialist skills include:

  • consulting to the mining industry in the rock engineering, geotechnical and geological disciplines;

  • non-linear plasticity based numerical codes such as 3DEC, UDEC and FLAC;

  • FLAC/SLOPE Version 4 – continuum assessment of FOS using strength reduction techniques for rotational failure;

  • UDEC Version 4 – discontinued assessment of jointed slopes susceptible to wedge, planar and stepped-path failures;

  • Kinematic assessments using stereographic projections;

  • Limit-equilibrium analysis using wedge failure spreadsheets;

  • Empirical assessments using RMR classifications;

  • more than a working knowledge of first-pass elasticity based codes such as Minsim_W and Besol_MS;

  • solving mine design and rock engineering problems using experience, numerical models and mathematical equations; Research on a needs driven basis aspects of rock engineering, mine design and geology.

 

Currently actively involved in Rock Engineering, Geological and Geotechnical Engineering Consulting for a wide range of clients ranging from gold, platinum, coal, base metals, and diamonds, civil and environmental.

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Trevor Rangasamy

Trevor has more than 29 years of experience in the industry and has an impressive list of qualifications, awards and appointments behind him and is a member of SANIRE, ISRM and SAIMM

 

In addition to extensive experience and a deep understanding of the industry, Trevor has  published a number of significant works - you can view them here.

He is actively involved in Rock Engineering, Geological and Geotechnical Engineering Consulting for clients in gold, platinum, coal, base metals and diamonds, civil and environmental.

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