Mining Contract: Instrumentation of Roof Bolt Drill for Ground Characterization, Mapping, and Support Design

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Contract # 211-2011-41138
Start Date 9/29/2011
End Date 9/29/2016
Research Concept

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.

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Contract Status & Impact

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