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11/1/2008 - Peer reviewed journal articlesThis paper provides an assessment of the performance of limestone pillars as observed at 98 different locations in 34 mines in the Eastern and Midwestern regions of the United States.
7/1/2008 - Conference papersThis paper presents a pillar design methodology that was developed from a study of pillar performance in operating stone mines and concludes with guidelines for applying a developed equation and selecting appropriate input parameters.
7/1/2007 - Conference papersA unique circumstance created by monitoring a pre-driven longwall recovery room permitted measuring the stresses of a coal pillar throughout its entire life cycle in less than a week. The complete transformation took place in less than 12 hours.
1/1/2007 - Conference papersAnalysis of Multiple Seam Stability (AMSS) is a computer program to help mine planners evaluate potential interactions and reduce the risk of ground failure. This paper details a NIOSH study of multiple seam interactions and the development of AMSS.
8/1/2006 - Conference papersThis paper discusses progress in the science of coal pillar design over the past 25 years and some of the current research needs.
4/1/2006 - Technology NewsUpdates to the NIOSH suite of coal mine ground control software are described, including the Analysis of Roof Bolt Systems (ARBS), the Support Technology Optimization Program (STOP), and the Coal Mine Roof Rating (CMRR).
3/1/2006 - Technology NewsThe use of highwall mining systems has increased substantially in open-pit coal mines. It is used where overburden depth exceeds economical recovery. Highwall stability remains the major safety concern during highwall mining. The Mine Safety and Health ...
12/1/2003 - Conference papersPillar recovery has been associated with nearly one third of roof fall fatalities in underground coal mines during the past decade. This paper discusses design methods and technologies that have been transferred and implemented in mining.
8/1/2002 - Conference papersA study is described with the objective of evaluating the various methods and strategies by which panels, production pillars and barrier pillars are developed and extracted under deep cover, and to develop appropriate design guidelines.
Technology News 492 - Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Coal Pillar Mechanics and Design8/1/2001 - Technology NewsThis paper announces the availability of the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Coal Pillar Mechanics and Design, which includes 15 papers from leading ground control specialists from the United States and other countries.