Mining Contract: Instrumentation of Roof Bolt Drill for Ground Characterization, Mapping, and Support Design
Improved in-situ rock mass characterization, improved rock support evaluation, and identification of relevant conditions and mechanisms can lead to better prediction of instability. This contract will result in a roof bolt drill instrumented for ground characterization, mapping, and support design.
Contract Status & Impact
This contract is ongoing.
The purpose of capacity-building contracts is to help build the capacity of our nation’s workforce to address critical safety and health problems in U.S. mines by producing graduates with advanced degrees in mining and minerals engineering, and to help develop tenure-track faculty performing research in these areas. Applications for these competitive grants are announced as part of NIOSH OMSHR’s Broad Agency Announcements and are submitted by a Principal Investigator at a U.S. institution offering an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in mining or minerals engineering.
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- Analysis of Multiple Seam Stability
- Detecting Strata Fracturing and Roof Failures from a Borehole Based Microseismic System
- Development of Stress Measurements and Instrument Placement Techniques for Longwall Coal
- Local Earthquake Tomography for Imaging Mining-Induced Changes Within the Overburden above a Longwall Mine
- Machine Injury Prediction by Simulation Using Human Models
- Pillar Stability Issues Based on a Survey of Pillar Performance in Underground Limestone Mines
- Pillar Strength and Design Methodology for Stone Mines
- Roof Screening: Best Practices and Roof Bolting Machines
- Time-Lapse Tomography of a Longwall Panel: A Comparison of Location Schemes
- Verification and Validation of Roof Bolter Simulation Models for Studying Events Between a Machine and its Operator
- Page last reviewed: 11/15/2016
- Page last updated: 11/15/2016
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program