Predicting rockburst damage scale in seismically active mines using a classifier ensemble approach

N. Toksanbayev, A. C. Adoko

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Rockburst still remains one of the most important sources of hazards in underground mine industry. This phenomenon results in many accidents and casualties in many underground mine projects around the world. Despite the scientific achievements in rock mechanics and engineering, the accurate prediction of rockburst damage potential is still challenging due to the complexity of seismic event occurrence. Hence, this paper aims to develop a reliable classifier ensemble to rockburst intensity in underground mine excavations subjected to seismicity. High quality rockburst database consisting of 254 case histories was used for the study. The classifier ensemble was developed through aggregation of several commonly used machine learning classifiers using the weighted voting. The performance of the classifier ensemble was evaluated using several indicators, namely: accuracy, recall, precision, and F1-score. The overall results indicate that the proposed classifier ensemble achieved good performance metrics and outperformed some existing empirical methods. It is concluded that the classifier ensemble could assist engineers to properly assess rockburst damage and contribute to selecting adequate ground control measures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012102
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventEurock 2022 Symposium: Rock and Fracture Mechanics in Rock Engineering and Mining - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Sept 11 2022Sept 15 2022


  • classifier ensemble
  • Machine learning
  • mine seismicity
  • rockburst classification system
  • rockburst damage scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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