A Review of Techniques for Evaluating Mine Roof Competence.
Soc Min Eng Aime Preprint 86-44 1986 :6 pages
A primary goal of ground control research, Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, is to develop information that can be used by the mining industry to reduce accidents and fatalities due to failure of mine roof. A specific research objective is to determine methods to detect hazardous coal mine roof. This paper reviews the existing and experimental techniques and describes a recent Bureau of Mines contract research project that resulted in a simple technique and prototype instrument for evaluating mine roof competence.
Soc. Min. Eng. AIME Preprint 86-44, 1986, 6Pp