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|In cooperation with Cyprus Twentymile Coal Co., researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSI-I), Spokane Research Laboratory, conducted a study at the Foidel Creek Mine, an underground coal mine near Oak Creek, CO, to evaluate the stability of underground working conditions as a longwall advanced through a series of backfilled cross-panel entries. Instruments installed in the cross-panel entry pillars, backfill, longwall panel, and adjacent headgate entry were continuously monitored by a computerized data acquisition system as the longwall approached and advanced through the backfilled section of the panel. Data collected from these instruments were analyzed to determine the magnitude and direction of the secondary principal stress changes ahead of the longwall face, deformation and closure of the headgate entry, and stability of the cross-panel entry pillars and backfill. A three-dimensional, boundary element model was calibrated to accurately predict mining-induced stress changes and the distance they occurred ahead of the longwall face. As the longwall advanced through the backfilled entries, most of the mining-induced load was supported by the cross-panel entry pillars. The backfill provided stability for the root and Moor of the in-panel entries and also confined the entry pillars significantly improving their load-carrying capacity. Comprehensive information derived from backfill material property tests, instrument data, underground observations, and numeric modeling results document the safety and stability of the 8-Right minethrough and should provide beneficial case study information fur other longwall backfilling applications in the future.|
Additional chapters/articles from the SME-ICGCM book 17th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining (ICGCM)
|Gateroad Pillar Extraction Experience at Jim Walter Resource||Stability of Backfilled Cross-panel Entries During Longwall||Mining Through In-panel Entries and Full-face Recovery Room||Cutable and Variable Yield Cement Cribbing Successfully Supp||International Experience with Longwall Mining into Pre-drive||Analysis of Geologic and Geotechnical Conditions and Their E||Comparison of Ground Conditions and Ground Control Practices||Application of Microseismic Monitoring to Longwall Geomechan||Control of Hard-to-Collapse Massive Roofs in Longwall Faces||A Study of Periodic Weighting of Longwall Supports||Effects of Panel Mining Sequence and Retreat Direction on th||Controlling Roof Beam Failures From High Horizontal Stresses||Roof Control Under Conditions of Shallow Depth and High Hori||Assessment of Roadway and Yielding-pillar Performance During||Practical Stress Modeling for Mine Planning||The Design of Room and Pillar Mining Systems in the UK||Geotechnical Planning and Development of the BHP Minerals Sa||Coal Pillar Life Prediction in the Vaal Basin, South Africa||An Analytical Approach to Determine Stress Distribution in L||In Situ Strength Testing of Rocks with the Borehole Penetrom||Performance and Safety Considerations of Hydraulic Support S||A Decade of Mobile Roof Support Application in the United St||A Critical Study of Strata Behaviour During Extraction of Pi||Progression of Longwall Gateroad Support as Conditions Chang||Application of the Coal Mine Roof Rating, Derived from Drill||The Effects of Reduced Annulus in Roof Bolting Performance||Laboratory and In Situ Results of a Slip Nut Yielding Rock B||Field Monitoring of Rock Bolting Performance in Weak Roof St||A Case Study of Bolt Performance in a Two-entry Gateroad||Automated Temporary Roof Support Systems: An Update||Safety and Productivity Innovations in Mechanized Bolting||Factors Influencing Intersection Stability in U.S. Coal Mine||Analysis of the Effect of Rate of Extraction on Strain Devel||Analysis of Panel Stability for Post-Mining Slurry Injection||Development of Timedependent Surface Subsidence Over the Tot||Transversely Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Surface Subsidence A||Landslide Occurrence and Causation in Steep Slope Areas of A||Rock Bursting and Seismicity During Ramp Development, Lucky||Advances in Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Rock Fa|