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|In underground mining today, safety and economical aspects demand a better understanding of the rock-mass conditions, particularly for design of underground mine openings excavated in weak and stratified rock mass. The rock mass classification systems, in essence, are empirical approaches utilized during preliminary design stage. These systems have been developed for specific purposes and rock mass types, therefore, direct utilization of the classification systems in their original form, for characterization of complex rock-mass conditions is not always possible. This is probably one of the main reasons why designers continue to originate new systems, or modify and extend the ones already existing. RMR and Q systems, for example, although widely used in mining and tunnelling, can not fully describe the specifications of the weak, stratified and flay bearing rock mass. Consequently, the engineering applications that would be carried out based on original RMR and Q ratings could be inadequate for making design decisions even during the preliminary design stage.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book Ninth Conference on Ground Control Mining Proceedings (ICGCM) 9th
|Multiple-Seam Mining - A State-Of-The-Art Review||Design Aspects In Multiple-Seam Mining: Case Studies||Jenmmar Compression Roof Control System||Specialty Truss System And Their Performance||A Case Study Of Grouted Roof Bolt Loading In A Two-Entry Gat||Analysis And Field Testing Of Presupport Application In Coal||Development Of Roof Stitching As A Method Of Support In Indi||Control Of Roadway Closure In Underground Coal Mines By Side||An Application Of Fem Back Analysis Method To Mine Roadway||Controlled Blasting During Drifting In Hard Rock Mine||Field Test Results On Dyna-Rok And Dyna-Rok Plus Anchors||Mine Pillar Stability Analysis Using Fem Methods - Two Case||An Analytical Approach For The Estimation Of Pillar Strength||International Conference On Ground Control In Mining Design||A New Rock Mass Failure Criteria Based On Rate Of Movement||Practical Consideration In Longwall Support Selection||Mine-Wide Monitoring Applications In Ground Control Research||Longwall Stability Analysis Of A Deep, Bump-Prone Western Co||Stability And Control Of Immediate Roof Of Fully Mechanized||An Analysis Of Longwall Shield Cycle Effectiveness By Polyco||The Impact Of Three Longwall Coal Mines On Streamflow In The||Progressive Failure Of The V-Day Mine And A Comparison With||Controlling Subsidence Effects Using Partial Backfilling||Potential Of A Void Diffusion Model To Predict Longwall Subs||The Use Of Rim- To Detect Geologic Anomalies In The Clarion||The Effect Of Hazardous Geologic Structures On Gateroad Stab||Improved Source Location And Evaluation Of Seismic Events Ov||Application Of Short-Term Time-Dependent Plate Loading Tests||Determination Of Classification Parameters For Clay - Bearin||Intrinsic Response Of Borehole Pressure Cells Laboratory Cal||Application Of Sliding Roof Bar Powered Support For Thick-Se||Drainage Of Water From Abandoned Mines By Horizontal Drillin||A Statistical Analysis Of Falls Of Ground In South African C||Three-Dimensional Analysis Of Mine Dump Point Stability||Birth Of A Longwall-Initial Planning To Post-Subsidence Miti||Progressive Hangingwall Caving And Subsidence Prediction At|