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This report presents results of a U.S. Bureau of Mines study of longwall gob material. The objective of this work was to determine material stiffness properties of the gob for use in numerical models of rock mass response to longwall mining. Photographs of ...
Reference: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Report of Investigations 9458, 1993
The U.S. Bureau of Mines is investigating longwall panel layouts to maximize coal recovery and minimize interactive problems in multiple-seam operations. When coalbeds are longwall-mined in descending order, the transfer of stress from overlying gate roads ...
Reference: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Information Circular 9305
An accurate assessment of the vertical stress on a coal seam at depth is important for mine design. Vertical stress calculation techniques presently available either are not sufficiently accurate or cannot handle complex surface topography. Therefore, the ...
Reference: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Report of Investigations 9409, 1992
This U.S. Bureau of Mines report examines the roof and floor contact pressure provided by the interaction of a shield with the surrounding strata. Controlled forces were applied to an 800-ton two-leg shield in the Bureau's mine roof simulator the distribution ...
Reference: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Report of Investigations 9418, 1992