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Design practices for multiple-seam longwall mines.
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9360, 1993 Jan; :1-35
Key aspects of mine design that control longwall interactions are examined, including sequencing of seams, design of gate road pillars, and orientation of gate roads and longwall panels. Theories that describe stress transfer between multiple seams and the mechanics of interaction are addressed in relation to geology. Common longwall designs were further investigated using a boundary element model, MULSIM/NL. The model provided insight into relative stress transfer and distribution that occurs between longwall operations in multiple seams.
Design-criteria; Mathematical-models; Coal-seams; Overburden; Subsidence; Longwall-mining; Caving-mining; Coal-mining; Underground-mining
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Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9360
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