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Effective monitoring techniques for assessing structural stability.
New technology for longwall ground control. Proceedings: U.S. Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Bureau of Mines, 1994 Aug; :117-129
Roof, pillar, and floor instability have long influenced mine safety, ventilation, productivity, and resource recovery. Based on decades of meansurements in ten U.S. mines, suitable measurement techniques and preliminary stability evaluation criteria are proposed for prudent structural stability assessments. Three methods that use the changes in rock deformation, fracturing, and stress conditions are shown to be useful and effective for routine stability evaluations and show potential for improving safety in underground excavations.
Longwall-mining; Mining-industry; Ground-control; Ground-stability; Geology; Computer-software; Computer-models
Book or book chapter
Mark-C; Tuchman-RJ; Repsher-RC; Simon-CL
New technology for longwall ground control. Proceedings: U.S. Bureau of Mines Technology Transfer Seminar.
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