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Fundamentals of coal mine roof support.

Authors
Mark-C; Barczak-TM
Source
Proceedings: new technology for coal mine roof support. Mark C, Dolinar DR, Tuchman RJ, Barczak TM, Signer SP, Wopat PF, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2000-151; (IC 9453), 2000 Oct; :23-42
NIOSHTIC No.
20000878
Abstract
Roof supports can only be understood in conjunction with the rock structure that they support. The strength of the rock depends on geology, and the loads are applied primarily by the in situ and mining-induced stresses. Other factors, such as wider spans and retreat of multiple-seam mining, can also reduce the stability of mine openings. Roof supports are used to help stabilize these openings, but their performance characteristics must be properly matched to the loading environment and ground behavior if they are to succeed. Roof supports include both intrinsic supports, such as roof bolts, and standing supports. The key characteristics of any support include its maximum load-carrying capacity, stiffness, and residual strength. Other important factors are the timing of installation, the stability of the support as it is loaded, and the capability of the support system to provide skin control. This paper explains in practical terms how supports work and the important factors in ensuring that a good support design and application strategy are developed.
Keywords
Coal-mining; Structural-analysis; Stress; Mining-equipment; Mining-industry
Publication Date
20001001
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceeedings
Editors
Mark-C; Dolinar-DR; Tuchman-RJ; Barczak-TM; Signer-SP; Wopat-PF
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL;
Source Name
Information Circular 9453 - Proceedings: New Technology for Coal Mine Roof Support
State
PA
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