Improving Roof Truss Performance

Pile, James
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2004
Since C.C. White introduced coalmine roof trusses in 1967. many different systems have evolved. Beginning in the mid 1990's, several types of bar/cable truss systems have been introduced. A new and innovative bar/cable truss recently introduced offers several advantages. By eliminating many small parts, and simplifying the installation, this new truss increases operator safely. In order to fully benefit from the new truss system, a closer look at the individual components and their interaction was undertaken to understand critical implications on preload and overall support capabilities.
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