Ground Control Aspects of Coal Mine Design. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Lexington, Kentucky, March 6, 1973.
This report contains the papers presented at the technology transfer seminar on ground control aspects of coal mine design held by the Bureau of Mines on March 6, 1973, in Lexington, Kentucky. Seminar attendance consisted of representatives from the coal mining industry, universities, mining consultants, instrument manufacturers, and local, state, and federal governments. The purpose of this meeting, one of a series of technology transfer seminars, was to provide the coal mining industry with detailed information about recently developed techniques, equipment, and instruments that can be used in the solution of coal mine design problems, and to discuss results and direction of research in mine design. The report includes opening remarks by Joseph J. Yancik, acting assistant director--mining; an overview of the federal Bureau of Mines approach to mine design; three papers on problems associated with the design of panels; five papers on coal mine roof problems; three papers on longwall problems; and the comments made by the participants on the Bureau-industry panel discussion.