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Bump hazard criteria derived from basic geologic data.
Proceedings: Mechanics and Mitigation of Violent Failure in Coal and Hard-Rock Mines. Special Publication: 01-95, Washington, DC: U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1995 May; :69-89
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is conducting research to develop a quantitative means of assessing bump-prone geologic conditions using lithologic and topographic information. An engineering software package that includes a spatial relational database, data modeling, and graphic data display is used to apply a set of geologic criteria to assess bump-proneness and produce hazard maps. This paper presents the method and criteria developed through case studies of mine properties in the Pocahontas No. 4 coalbed in southern West Virginia and the Pocahontas No. 3 coalbed in western Virginia. Initial results suggest general agreement between the hazard map and field observations. Further development of the criteria and parameter identification are ongoing.
Mining-industry; Coal-mining; Rock-falls; Rock-bursts; Rock-mechanics; Underground-mining; Control-technology; Geology; Geophysics; Engineering-controls; Computer-software; Ground-control; Ground-stability
Book or book chapter
Maleki-H; Wopat-PF; Repsher-RC; Tuchman-RJ
Proceedings: Mechanics and Mitigation of Violent Failure in Coal and Hard-Rock Mines
PA; WV; VA
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