Study on Top-Coal Loss and the Optimum Drawing Interval of Longwall Top-Coal Caving Mining

Fu, Qiang
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
ABSTRACT This paper aims to identify the main issues concerning top-coal loss and the optimum drawing interval of LTCC (Longwall Top-coal Caving) mining by underground tests and DEM (Distinct Element Method) modeling. By extracting a new roadway in the goaf of the mined LTCC Panel No.4318 in Wang Zhuang coal mine of Lu-an CMA (Coal Mining Administration), and underground observation of the distribution of loss coal and broken rock in different sections of the roadway, this paper analyses the composition and presents a 3-D distribution map of the loss coal in the exploration roadway. This study indicates that the DEM modeling of broken top-coal is reasonable and scientific as it can simulate the movement of broken coal and waste rocks and determine the optimum drawing interval of top coal.
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