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|In 1993 an opportunity presented to monitor the effects of undermining an abandoned roadway by a longwall panel in the Sydney. N.S. coal field. Interaction subsidence data was collected by survey leveling to benchmarks in the undermined gateroad as well as by a standpipe system equipped with 15 vibrating wire piezometers measuring changes in elevation in the gateroad relative to an outby header tank. The piezometers were monitored at 30 minute intervals using a datalogger. while the leveling surveys were conducted weekly over the life of the project. The monitoring program resulted in the collection of a very large both of data. relating vertical subsidence to the relative position of the underlying face. The most basic analyses derived a travelling subsidence curve from the leveling data only. which hinted at a relationship between rate of extraction in the panel below and the amount of strain developed in the undermined strata. The complexity of the relationships between the amount of subsidence obtained, the location of' the individual monitoring stations, the rate of face advance below and the potential for "periodic" subsidence due to geological conditions has made analysis difficult. and the amount of data has compounded this problem. Recently. an analytical approach using a commercial neural network analysis package has been applied. which appears to have resulted in the ability to draw sonic meaningful conclusions from the data set. In this paper a short history regarding the collection of the data set is followed by a brief' description of neural networks. This is followed by a description of the several analyses performed. some of the results obtained, and conclusions drawn.|
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|