Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"The research performed for this dissertation has been conducted with the goal of developing a ground convergence monitor that may better meet the needs of some mines, leading to increased use of ground monitoring programs and reduced fatality rates from falling and sliding rock. The developed monitor is a convergence monitor capable of achieving sensitivities similar to those of currently available convergence meters such as tape extensometers. The monitor is inexpensive and is capable of totally remote operation in some circumstances...A physical model of the meter was developed based on experimental results and compared to a derived theoretical model to show that the monitor was capable of accurately reproducing the predicted sensitivity values"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Apel, Derek

Committee Member(s)

Tien, Jerry C.
Saperstein, Lee W.
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-
Watkins, Steve Eugene, 1960-

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mining Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Doe Run Peru (Firm)
National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2008

Pagination

xviii, 236 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235).

Rights

© 2008 Tristan H. Jones, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Coal mines and mining -- Equipment and supplies -- Safety measures
Ground control (Mining) -- Instruments
Lasers -- Measurement
Triangulation

Thesis Number

T 9331

Print OCLC #

298253571

Electronic OCLC #

227034551

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