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A Retrospective Assessment of Longwall Roof Support with a Focus on Challenging Accepted Roof Support Concepts and Design Premises8/1/2006 - Conference papersThis paper explores the history of longwall shield design over the past 25 years. It also addresses questions such as whether two-legged designs are better than four-legged shields and whether setting pressures should be set as high as possible.
6/1/2006 - Conference papersThis paper presents the results of a study into the ground response around tailgate entries using numerical models. The potential exists to develop site-specific tailgate design curves by combining model results with field observations.
Development and Application of Reservoir Models for the Evaluation and Optimization of Longwall Methane Control Systems6/1/2006 - Conference papersThis paper describes the development of reservoir models for the longwall mining environment and their application for investigating the influence of various completion design parameters on the methane drainage effectiveness of gob gas ventholes.
2/1/2006 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis article compares the performance characteristics of various support systems, including wood cribs, can supports, cluster props and pumpable supports.
8/1/2005 - Conference papersThe conclusion drawn from this study was that standing supports do not have sufficient capacity to control main roof or floor loading or prevent the resulting convergence of the tailgate entry.
Development of Numerical Models to Investigate Permeability Changes and Gas Emission around Longwall Mining Panel6/1/2005 - Conference papersThis paper describes the application of a finite difference program to develop a geomechanical model that predicts permeability changes within the rock mass.
Numerical Analysis of the Impact of Longwall Panel Width on Methane Emissions and Performance of Gob Gas Ventholes5/1/2005 - Conference papersNIOSH has initiated a reservoir modeling effort to better understand the interaction of the various geotechnical factors influencing gas flow within and to the underground longwall mining environment. A focus of this modeling effort has been (1) the pre...
2/1/2005 - Conference papersWestern mines have had limited choices for standing support. This paper compares the performance characteristics of various support systems.
2/1/2004 - Conference papersA calibrated three-dimensional finite element model, developed in conjunction with an underground test area, provided the critical components and design principals for a comprehensive parametric study.
8/1/2003 - Conference papersPumpable roof supports provide an alternative longwall tailgate roof support and have grown in usage recently. Despite the success of these supports, questions remain regarding critical design issues for optimizing the use of this technology.