New Methods and Technologies of Roofbolting in Australia Coal Mines

Rataj, Mictck
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1997
Methods of rock reinforcement in Australian coal mines are being advanced progressively through the better understanding of rock failure mechanisms around roadways and the-development of improved bolting hardware and installation techniques. It has been recognised that to improve the performance of rock reinforcement systems, the stiffness of the system as a whole has to be improved. New style bolts and accessories together with high pre-tensioned roof and cable bolts are being developed as a result. A number of the new techniques used to stabilise the roof, especially in weak roof/high horizontal stress areas have been site proven and are now currently used on a routine basis as a means of improving development rates and gate road stability during longwall retreat.
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