Research on Mine Pessure Behaviors and Overlying Strata Movement Laws in Solid Backfill Mining Methods

Yang, Shengli
Organization: International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
Pages: 6
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2011
Solid backfill mining, as a green mining technology, has the advantages of a higher resource recovery, less damage to the environment and the ability to dispose of waste underground. It has been applied successfully in the Xingtai and Xinwen mining areas in China. Strata behavior and the movement of overburden strata in this mining method are very different from fully mechanized longwall mining, which results in a natural caving, because the gob is filled with waste rock, fly ash and other backfill material. The results of field measurements showed that the periodic weighting interval of the main roof is longer; the magnitude of periodic weighting is smaller; the peak and zone of influence of the front abutment pressure are smaller than those in fully mechanized mining; that major deformation of mine roadways occurs within the influence zones of the abutment pressures; that the falling space of immediate roof is smaller, with the lower portion falling more sufficiently than the upper; that the main roof subsides slowly; and that the falling height of the overlying strata is greatly reduced.
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