Prediction Of Surface Subsidence And Strain In The Appalachian Coalfields Using Numerical Methods

Agioutantis, Z.
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1988
This paper presents a two-dimensional numerical procedure which incorporates concepts related to the mechanics of strata deformation' as well as' empirical indices associated with subsidence engineering. Regional deformation data were employed in order to establish overburden deformation zones, while material properties were kept constant. Scaling of final displacements was based on empirically predicted values for subsidence and strain for the Appalachian coalfield. The model was validated with a number of regional case studies and predicted subsidence and strain curves were compared to those obtained using the semi-empirical influence function formulation developed by VPI&SU.
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