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Roof control strategies for underground coal mines.
Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9351, 1993 Jan; :1-17
The U.S. Bureau of Mines report presents a general overview of roof bolting and other roof support methods used in the United States. Characteristics of bad roof and associated roof failure theories are briefly presented as background to roof support. Methods of detecting and monitoring roof behavior and/or bolt performance provide essential feedback on roof support requirements. A discussion follows on roof bolt design that assimilates roof and support parameters into useful equations or nomographs to help decide what bolt types to use and how they should be installed under different roof conditions.
Mine-safety; Design-standards; Supports; Underground-mining; Coal-mines; Roof-bolts
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Denver, CO: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9351
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division