Estimating rock strengths using drilling parameters during roof bolting operations - progress report.
Luo-Y; Peng-S; Mirabile-B; Finfinger-G; Wilson-G
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 6-8, 2002, Morgantown, West Virginia. Peng SS, Mark C, Khair AW, Heasley KA, eds., Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University, 2002 Aug; :288-293
Accurate mechanical and geological information of the roof strata is vital for roof bolting design in underground mines. In order to obtain such information in a timely manner, research has been underway to develop a technology for mapping the roof geology using the drilling parameters acquired during the roof bolting operations. In this paper, a systematic approach has been proposed for determining the rock strengths using the acquired real-time drilling parameters. A computer simulation program based on the mathematic model has been developed to verify the approach and to study it sensitivity. The method has been used to interpret the acquired drilling data.
Underground-mining; Mining-industry; Mathematical-models; Models; Geology; Simulation-methods; Computer-models; Sensitivity-testing
Peng-SS; Mark-C; Khair-AW; Heasley-KA
Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, August 6-8, 2002, Morgantown, West Virginia