Title

Using a Postfailure Stability Criterion in Pillar Design

Editor(s)

Mark, C. and Heasley, K. A. and Iannacchione, A. I. and Tuchman, R. J.

Abstract

Pillar design is the first line of defense against rock falls--the greatest single safety hazard faced by underground coal miners in the United States and abroad. To help advance the state of the art in this fundamental mining science, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health organized the Second International Workshop on Coal Pillar Mechanics and Design. The workshop was held in Vail, CO, on June 6, 1999, in association with the 37th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium. The proceedings include 15 papers from leading ground control specialists in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of South Africa. The papers address the entire range of issues associated with coal pillars and have a decidedly practical flavor. Topics include numerical modeling, empirical design formulas based on case histories, field measurements, and postfailure mechanics

Meeting Name

2nd International Workshop on Coal Pillar Mechanics and Design

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, All rights reserved.

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