Investigation of the Deformation Mechanism of Underground Excavations in Salt and Potash Mines Using in Situ Deformation Measurements
In salt and potash mines, the time-dependent deformation mechanism should be clearly understood based on in situ measurements to predict the performance of a mining design. In this study, in situ deformation measurements from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) and other salt and potash mines were used to determine the transition time from the primary to the secondary creep stage and to investigate the influence of adjacent excavations such as a nearby tunnel excavation, panel excavation and/or pillar extraction on rock deformation.
S. Kwon and J. W. Wilson, "Investigation of the Deformation Mechanism of Underground Excavations in Salt and Potash Mines Using in Situ Deformation Measurements," CIM Bulletin, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Jan 2002.
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Deformation; Excavation; in Situ Measurements; Potash; Underground Mining
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