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Publications tagged with [pillar stability]

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Underground stone mines in the United States make use of the room-and-pillar method of mining. A prerequisite for a safe working environment is that the pillars should adequately support the overburden and the pillar ribs and rooms should remain stable during ...
Reference: 27th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining
It was found that current mine layouts have been successful in providing support to the overburden, while a small number of isolated pillar failures were observed. The stable pillar layouts and failed pillars were plotted on a chart that demonstrates the relationship ...
Reference: Min Eng 2008 Nov; 61(11)