Investigation Of The Influence Of An Excavation On Adjacent Excavations, Using Neural Networks
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1998
When an underground excavation is created near to an instrumented measuring location, deformation at the location increases. The characteristics of this deformation increase, as well as the duration of the influence caused by the adjacent excavation, is dependent on parameters such as opening geometry and measuring location. In this study, neural networks were applied to investigate the deformation increase and the influence of each parameter on the deformation change derived from extensometer measurements at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in New Mexico, USA.