Mining, Geotechnical, &
Facility Engineering Services
Experienced SwRI engineers design and build specialized test equipment, including this device for large-scale dynamic shear tests of natural rock fractures under earthquake loads.
Mining, geotechnical, and facility engineering services at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) apply expertise in a wide range of engineering disciplines, including:
- Rock engineering
- Mining engineering
- Geological engineering
- Geotechnical engineering
- Structural engineering
- Mechanical engineering
- Nuclear engineering
- Risk analysis
- Energy exploration and development
- Seismic analysis of surface facilities, including soil-structure interactions
- Hazard assessment
- Risk assessment of facility operations
- Facility and infrastructure engineering
- Stability of underground openings
Mining, geotechnical, and facility engineering services are used for investigation, analysis, design and risk assessment of engineered structures and their operations under natural and human-induced hazards, including focused evaluations conducted for the safe storage, transportation, and disposal of radioactive materials.
Staff members use field studies, laboratory experimentation, and computer modeling techniques to provide a full spectrum of engineering services for the design and operation of surface and subsurface facilities.
mining services • geotechnical engineering • facility engineering • rock engineering • mining engineering • geological engineering • geotechnical engineering • structural engineering • mechanical engineering • nuclear engineering • earthquake analysis • risk analysis