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A software program for designing web and barrier pillars for Highwall Mining.
Software for designing pillars for longwall mines
Software for designing pillars for room-and-pillar retreat mining.
7/1/2010 - Conference papersThis paper makes use of numerical models to examine the interaction between typical pillar systems and the surrounding rock mass for weak and strong geological conditions at various spans and depths of cover.
2/1/2010 - Unpublished documents and reportsIn the FY 2008 Appropriation (Public Law 110-161), Congress directed NIOSH to conduct "a study of the recovery of coal pillars through retreat room-and-pillar mining practices in underground coal mines at depths greater than 1,500 ft." This report inclu...
2/1/2005 - Conference papersHighwall stability remains a major concern during highwall mining. Geologic structure (hillseams) and pillar stability are the two major factors affecting highwall stability.
Advance and Relieve Mining: A Method to Mitigate the Effects of High Horizontal Stress on the Mine Roof2/1/2001 - Conference papersEvaluation of the "Advance and Relieve" mining method is described to determine effectiveness for conditions where high horizontal stresses caused long running roof falls resulting in hazardous conditions and the premature abandonment of panels.
Utilizing the 'Advance and Relieve' Method to Reduce Horizontal Stress Affects on the Mine Roof, A Case Study1/1/2000 - Conference papersThe practical application of the "advance and relieve" method is discussed. A trial of the method was conducted for a room and pillar coal operation that was experiencing roof cutters and long running roof falls caused by high horizontal stresses.
Experimental Study on the Confinement-Dependent Characteristics of a Utah Coal Considering the Anisotropy by Cleats5/1/2018 - Peer reviewed journal articlesA study in which laboratory testing was used to identify the engineering characteristics and brittleness of coal samples.
3/30/2017 - Research projectsA project to build the framework for expanding pillar design criteria into challenging environments by undertaking pillar response investigations in representative conditions at case study mine sites.