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Mining Product: S-Pillar - Software for Stone Mine Pillar Design

Original creation date: January 2011

Image of a pillar

The S-Pillar software is used for stone mine pillar design.

It was written to assist in the design of stable pillars for room-and-pillar workings in underground stone mines. The calculation methods used in S-Pillar are based on observation of actual pillar performance in 34 different underground operations in the eastern and midwestern United States.

New to version 1.02:

  • Windows 7 printing bug fixed
  • Correction to reference link for the weak band paper
  • Installer updated

Download the ZIP archive, unpack into a temporary folder and run setup.exe.

Authors: G Esterhuizen, MM Murphy

Audience: Engineers/designers who are responsible for mine layout design in stone mines

Software (Windows) - May 2015

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Version: 1.02

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2011 Jan