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Laboratory Assessment of Alternative Longwall Stabilization Materials.

Authors
Pappas-DM
Source
MISSING :14 pages
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NIOSHTIC No.
10005923
Abstract
The objective of this Bureau of Mines investigation was to identify and evaluate alternative binder materials for use in stabilizing and consolidating highly fractured roof along longwall faces and gate roads. The desirable characteristics of a stabilization material were defined, and an extensive search was conducted to find materials satisfying these characteristics. Of 20 materials originally scrutinized, 9 were chosen for laboratory analyses. The laboratory tests evaluated bond strength and tensile strength under both dry and wet conditions. An optimum material was not found. The laboratory analyses indicated two possible candidate materials for longwall stabilization: high-aluminous cement and two-component epoxy; however, the tensile strength of the high-aluminous cement was mediocre, and the epoxy cement is toxic, flammable, and fairly expensive. The potential market demand for an effective and economical stabilization material is discussed in the appendix.
Publication Date
19880101
Document Type
IH; Report of Investigations;
Fiscal Year
1988
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
RI 9152
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
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