Masters Theses

Abstract

"The theories of ground failure in massive rock with special reference to the problem of the mechanics of block caving were studied and evaluated.

The mechanics of arch or dome formation underground were studied quantitatively using the Voussoir arch theory. The effect of shear stress on the arch stability was considered and found to affect the system only when the arch height increased beyond certain limits.

A theory of the mechanism of ground failure in an undercut block using the dome theory was advanced. Photo- elastic model studies were used to support the conclusions reached"--Abstract, page i.

Advisor(s)

Caudle, Rodney D.

Committee Member(s)

Morgan, Ray E., 1908-1997
Davidson, Robert F., 1911-1971
Clark, George Bromley, 1912-

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mining Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1962

Pagination

iv, 65 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 58-59).

Rights

© 1962 Christopher Haycocks, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Thesis Number

T 1420

Print OCLC #

5948912

Electronic OCLC #

1040693920

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