Design Of Lower Seam Longwall Operations In Multiple Seam Mining

Forrest, P.
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1988
Based on the results of mathematical analysis, photoelastic modelling, and case studies, the mechanisms of longwall under- mining interaction has been thoroughly investigated. The effects of using yield pillars in combination with rigid pillars in lower seam mine design have been found to provide significant improvement in ground conditions during undermining. Off- setting of solemnized longwall panel entries relative to upper-seam remnant structures has proven to be effective in alleviating adverse stress conditions.
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