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|Maltby Colliery, operated by RJB Mining (UK) Ltd is successfully mining the Parkgate seam in Yorkshire at a depth of 1000m using longwall retreat. Extraction in the Parkgate seam is influenced by interaction from previous workings in the Swallow Wood Seam 160m above. The paper describes in-situ stress measurements and simple gate road convergence measurements carried out to assess the extent of the interactive influence. The stress measurements, obtained using the stress relief overcore technique, were carried out from a maingate development roadway in an area where the stress redistribution under an overlying pillar and adjacent panel goat could be measured. The measured vertical stress distribution confirmed a significant interactive influence with high imposed vertical stresses under the overlying panel edges. Simple roadway convergence monitoring stations established in the gateroads of a retreating panel and in the development gateroads of the adjacent panel, confirmed higher rates of roadway deformation relating to overlying panel edges and pillars, particularly in the areas where a vertical stress window developed during panel retreat. In addition to highlighting a close relationship between closure rate and the measured vertical stresses, the convergence monitoring proved valuable in establishing characteristic deformation behaviour under specific interactive influences and also in defining the optimum location, extent and time of installation u£ additional roadway support and reinforcement. The information from the measurement programme has enabled the Mine Management to gain a better understanding of the interactive influences on roadway behaviour and was instrumental in designing the layout of panels in an area of the North East district of the mine where previous experience had indicated the combined influence of high interactive stresses and weak roof lithology resulted in difficult strata conditions both at development and on panel retreat. The planned location of panels and gateroads took into account both mining operational considerations and the need to avoid potentially high risk interaction zones as highlighted from analysis of the monitoring results. To obtain additional data on parameters influencing roadway deformation, extended roadway convergence monitoring has been established.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book 16th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM)
|Longwall Mining-Through the Backfilled In-Panel Entries at C||Performance of Various Standing and Cribless Tailgate Suppor||Measurement of Effects of Interaction and Influence on Mine||Effects of Longwall Mining on Streamflow in the Pittsburgh S||Longwall Surface Subsidence Prediction Through Numerical Mod||Long-term Subsidence Over Longwall Chain Pillar Systems and||Subsidence Prediction Influence Assessment and Damage Contro||Formation of Face Headings Using Stress Relief at Asfordby M||Significant Weighting Events on the Longwalls in the Phalen||Full-face Pressure Monitoring in Medium-Weak Roof Condition||Research on the Interaction Between Roof Strata and Shield S||Roof Instability of Longwall Face at Ikeshima Colliery||Gob Canopy Roof Support for Difficult Natural Conditions||Yielding Cement Roof Supports for Longwall Mining||Management of the Dynamic Phenomena of Rock Pressure in Unde||Continuing Development of Innovative Cable Support Systems||Extending the Limits of Strata Bolting by the Use of Flexibl||Implementation and Evaluation of Roof Bolting in MICARE Mine||New Methods and Technologies of Roofbolting in Australia Coa||New Design Criteria for Roof Bolt Systems||Control Mechanism of a Tensioned Bolt System in the Laminate||A Study of the Performance of Glass Fibre Rock Reinforcement||A Method for the Selection of Rock Support Based on Bolt Loa||Strategies for the Application of Rockbolting Technology to||A Troubleshooting Guide for Roof Support Systems||A Statistical Overview of Retreat Mining of Coal Pillars in||Full-Scale Performance Evaluation of Mobile Roof Supports||Effect of the Interchamber Pi Yield on the Surface Strains i||Salt Pillar Design Equation||Case Study of Conditions Observed During the Removal of a Hi||Case Study of the Effect of Stratigraphic Location on Roof S||Ground Control and the Inundation of the Retsof Mine||Weatherability Test of Rocks for Underground Mines||Shear Strength Characteristics of Soft Rock Joints Based on||Comparison of Pillar Strengths Calculated Using Empirical Eq||Effects of In-seam and Near-seam Conditions and Asymmetric P||Ground Control Worker Safety During Extended Cut Mining||Analysis of Extensometer Data from a Room Widening Experimen||Airbag Support for Ground Control in Thin Seam Coal Mining||Development of a Statistical-Analytical Approach for Assessi||Ground Control Criteria for Coal Reserve Optimization in Mul||Calcium Aluminate Kiders in Hard Rock and Coal Mining||Simplified Pre-and Post-Processing Technique for Performing|