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|Mining through in panel entries and the full face recovery method has been successfully practiced at U.S. Stwl, Mine 50. Suppat of the cut-through entries and recovery room is critical. Traditionally, concrete crib or fly ash cement backfill has been utilized. However, these traditional methods are not feasible at Mine 50 due to the difficulties of the plow face mining through these types of support. Recent development of new cable support systems provides an option for cut-through entry support. Mine 50 and Jennmar Corporation personnel have worked together to design and apply the cable systems in the cut-through entries and full face recovery room to eliminate standing support. To date, a number of full face recovery rooms and cut-through inpanel entries have been successfully mined. The results indicate that the cable systems combined with high capacity shields, have provided sufficient capacity to support the roof. Utilizing the Jennmar Finite Element Analysis (JFEA) computer program (Stankus and Guo, 1996), an analysis of the stress and roof deflection changes as the longwall gradually cut through was conducted. From the finite element analysis data, a supplemental support plan was designed. The history and experiences at Mine 50 are presented. Based on the case experiences and modifications made to the finite element analysis, an improved design criteria for future use has been formulated.|
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|