Rock Mechanics Instrumentation for Mine Design. Proceedings: Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar, Denver, Colorado, July 25, 1972.
This report contains the papers presented at the technology transfer seminar on rock mechanics instrumentation for mine design held by the Bureau of Mines on July 25, 1972, in Denver, Colorado Seminar attendance consisted of representatives from coal, metal and nonmetal mining industries, universities, mining consultants, instrument manufacturers, and other government agencies. The purpose of this meeting, the first in a series of seminars, was to present the philosophy and mode of operation of the technology transfer program, to give an overview of the Bureau's progress in mine structural design methods, and to describe their latest instrumentation developed for rock mechanics investigations in coal and metal mines. The report includes the opening remarks by the Bureau of Mines deputy director--mineral resources and environmental development, who discussed the new technology transfer efforts; three papers on mine design; four papers on instrumentation; and a summary.