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 capacity-building 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.
For further information on capacity-building contracts, please submit a request to OMSHR@cdc.gov.
- Development of Roof-Bolting Machine Bit and Chuck Isolators for Drilling Noise Reductions
- Drill Monitor With Strata Strength Classification in Near-Real Time
- Experimental Mine and Laboratory Dust Explosion Research at NIOSH
- Machine Injury Prediction by Simulation Using Human Models
- A Noise Control for A Roof Bolting Machine: Collapsible Drill Steel Enclosure
- Probability of Making a Successful Mine Escape While Wearing a Self-Contained Self-Rescuer
- Sound Power Level Study of a Roof Bolter
- Technology News 480 - Controlled Start for Drill Motors on Roof Bolting Machines
- Upper Extremity Joint Moment and Force Predictions When Using a Joystick Control
- Verification and Validation of Roof Bolter Simulation Models for Studying Events Between a Machine and its Operator
- Page last reviewed: 7/16/2014
- Page last updated: 7/16/2014
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program