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Subsection 13 10 in SME Mining Engineering Handbook 1:13-125to13-134
A part of the major section "roof and ground control," this article provides a concise summary of the principles, materials, and procedures used to stabilize ground around excavations in rock by installing bolts in holes specially drilled for them. The function of the bolts is to bind together a discontinuous rock mass through a fraction effect, a suspension effect, or a combination of the two. The presentation covers the characteristics of bolts and anchors, recommended practices for installing bolts and testing installed bolts, and the design of systematic bolting patterns.
Subsection 13.10 in SME Mining Engineering Handbook, V. 1, PP. 13- 125 to 13-134
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