Yield Pillar Application Under Strong Roof And Strong Floor Condition - A Case Study

Tsang, P.
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1989
The mechanisms and functions of yield pillar are analyzed by employing finite element method that takes time dependent and plastic failure of rock into consideration. The design criteria for different geological conditions are discussed. The results provide further evidences that yield pillar design will improve floor or roof condition, especially when the floor and/or roof strata are weaker than the coal. Based on this study, the yield pillar size is determined for one cod1 mine located in southern West Virginia.
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