Application of geotechnical and geophysical parameters to improve planning reliability in roadway drivage

Polysos, Nikolaos
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 8
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
To drive and utilise gate roads economically requires accurate planning and risk assessment considering the variable geomechanical requirements. The geomechanical part of roadway planning is secured by geotechnical investigations of drill cores and geophysical borehole logging. The rock specific parameters determined in this way allow a statement about the quality (defomtation and strength characteristics) of the rock that has to be cut across. They set up the basis for a standardised rock assessment. Combined with the prevailing rock mechanical situation, technical boundary conditions for advance and support techniques can be identified already in the planning phase. Detailed geotechnical investigations prior to the planning and driving of roadways can lead to a technically and economically optimised roof support system. Geotechnical core logging and a standardised assessment scheme based on the data acquired will be introduced. Geophysical borehole logging methods provide additional physical data. Different methods and their validity, which may lead to a further improvement of the planning reliability, will also be presented. The geomechanical information gained and their relevance fir the planning will he illustrated. Keywords: rock classification, geotechnical rock parameters. geophysical well logs. support planning
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