Dr. Marty Hudyma joined Laurentian University in 2009. He has worked in the mining industry for Brunswick Mining, Mount Isa Mines and most recently for Itasca Consulting Canada Inc. He has worked in research positions at the Noranda Technology Centre and the Australian Centre for Geomechanics, at the University of Western Australia. Marty is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
PhD University of Western Australia
Associate Professor, Laurentian University
Dr. Hudyma has worked in the mining industry and has done industry based research for more than 30 years. His areas of research focus include:
- Applied rock mechanics and ground control,
- Seismicity and rockbursting in mines,
- Mining methods and mine design,
- Caving mechanics,
- Risk assessment in mining, and
- Mining methods for deep ore bodies and difficult mining conditions.
Douglas Hay Medal - best technical paper in Transactions of the Institute of the Mining and Metallurgy: Mining Technology, 2011.
- ENGR2346 Rock Mechanics
- ENGR3387 Ground Control
- ENGR4316 Mine Planning and Design I
- ENGR4327 Mine Planning and Design II - Capstone Design Course
- ENGR5356 Mine Seismic Systems
- ENGR5396 Special Topics in Mining Engineering
Journal Publications (last 10 years)
Brown, L.G. and Hudyma, M.R. (2017) Identification of stress change within a rock mass through apparent stress of local seismic events. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol. 50, No 1. DOI 10.1007/s00603-016-1092-z. pp. 81-88.
Brown, L.G. and Hudyma, M.R. (2017) Quantifying local stress increase using a relative apparent stress ratio for populations of mining-induced seismic events. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 54, No.1. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2016-0050. pp. 128-137.
Abolfazlzadeh, Y. and Hudyma, M.R. (2016) Identifying and describing a seismogenic zone in a sublevel caving mine. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol. 49, No. 9. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1017-x. pp. 3735-3751.
Hudyma, M.R., Beneteau, D., and Potvin, Y. (2012) Evaluating seismic source mechanism with phasor analysis. Geotechnique Letters. Vol. 2, pp. 3-7.
Hudyma, M.R., Frenette, P., and Leslie, I. (2010) Monitoring open stope caving at Goldex Mine. Transactions of the Institute of the Mining and Metallurgy. Vol. 119, No. 3, pp. 142-150.
Hudyma, M.R and Potvin, Y. (2010) An Engineering Approach to Seismic Risk Management in Mines. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. Vol. 43, pp. 891-906.
Hudyma, M.R., Potvin, Y., and Allison, D. (2008) Seismic Monitoring of the Northparkes Lift 2 Block Cave - Part 2 Production Caving. S.A.I.M.M. Journal, Vol. 108, No. 7, pp. 421-430.
Hudyma, M.R., Potvin, Y., and Allison, D. (2008) Seismic Monitoring of the Northparkes Lift 2 Block Cave - Part 1 Undercutting. S.A.I.M.M. Journal, Vol. 108, No. 7, pp. 405-419.
Peer-Reviewed Conferences (last 10 years)
Brown, L.G., and Hudyma, M.R. (2018) Seismic monitoring of an unplanned cave in a metal mine. Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Vancouver.
Cortolezzis, D., and Hudyma, M.R. (2018) The application of sequential spatial clustering and fractal dimension of caving seismic event parameters of time, distance and intensity. Fourth International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving, Vancouver.
Brown, L.G., and Hudyma, M.R. (2018) Observed Variations in Seismic Response During a Mine Shutdown. 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle.
Brown, L.G., and Hudyma, M.R. (2018) Seismicity and Rockbursting in Canadian Mines – A 2017 Update. 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Seattle.
Carusone, O. and Hudyma, M.R. (2017) Variations in seismic source parameters as indicators of stress and failure around excavations. Proceedings of First Conference on Underground Mining Technology. Sudbury, Ontario. pp. 205-218.
Brown, L., Hudyma, M., and Turcotte, P. (2015) Apparent Stress Ratio as a tool to monitor elevated seismic hazard in mines. 1st International Seminar on Design Methods in Underground Mining. Perth, Australia.
Hudyma, M.R. and Beneteau, D. (2012) Time – a key seismic source parameter. Proceedings of 21st Canadian Rock Mechanics Symposium. Edmonton, Alberta, pp. 311-318.
Beneteau, D. and Hudyma, M.R. (2012) Time-between-events, a tool for understanding seismic source mechanisms in hard rock mining applications. Proceedings of EUROCK 2012 – Rock Engineering and Technology for Sustainable Underground Construction.
Hudyma, M.R. and Wesseloo, J. Y. (2011) Strategic and tactical use of a community based regional seismic monitoring system. Fourth International Seminar on Strategic and Tactical Approaches in Mining, Perth, Australia. pp. 169-177.
Wesseloo, J., Hudyma, M.R. and Harris, P. (2011) A community based seismic system for obtaining regional and local seismic data of strategic importance. Fourth International Seminar on Strategic and Tactical Approaches in Mining, Perth, Australia. pp. 159-168.
Hudyma, M.R. and Potvin, Y. (2009) Quasi-real time seismic hazard maps for mining. Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industry, Vancouver, Canada, pp. 529-536.
Potvin, Y., and Hudyma, M.R. (2008) Interpreting Caving Mechanisms Using Microseismic Monitoring Data. Proceedings MassMin 2008, (Editors: H. Schunnesson and E. Nordlund), Lulea University Technology Press, pp. 971-981.
Hudyma, M.R., and Potvin, Y. (2008) Characterizing Caving Induced Seismicity at Ridgeway Gold Mine. Proceedings MassMin 2008, (Editors: H. Schunnesson and E. Nordlund), Lulea University Technology Press, pp. 931-942.
Andrieux, P.P. Hudyma, M.R., O’Connor, C., Li, H., Cotesta, L., and Brummer, R.K. (2008) Calibration of large-scale three-dimensional non-linear numerical models of underground mines using microseismic data. 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium. Minneapolis.