Mining Contract: New Technologies for Identifying and Understanding Ground Stability Hazards
|Contractor||Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University|
|Contractor City/State||Blacksburg, VA|
This contract will quantify the ground response in underground coal mines with different geologic settings and depths of cover.
|Milestone #1 (8/16/2016)|
Deliver final report.
Summary of Results
Laboratory testing and numerical modeling will be used to quantify the ground response in underground coal mines with different geologic settings and depths of cover, but the primary focus will be extensive field work using point-location instrumentation data transmitted out of the mine, laser scanning, and microseismic tomography.