Ground Control Design For Multiple Seam Mining Using Finite Element Analysis

Stankus, John
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 1999
Seam interaction in multiple seam mining has significant effect on entry stability. The remaining pillar in an old working usually creates a high stress concentration zone while the gob creates a stress release zone. A good panel layout should take advantage of the stress release effect created by old workings. This paper presents two case studies of multiple seam mining. The Jennmar Finite Element Analysis System (JFEA) is utilized to analyze the seam interaction effect and identify the mess concentration and relief zones Panel layouts are designed bad on the results of the finite element analysis Appropriate roof support system are also designed for different seam interaction areas.
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