Some Factors Affecting Strata Control in the Orange Free State Mines of the Anglo American Corporation
The authors review accepted ideas concerning the behaviour of the rock mass surrounding tabular (stope) openings, and highlight how this knowledge is currently being employed to counter the adverse conditions created by inhospitable geological and stress environments. Aided by this knowledge management is now not only able to plan the design and layout of excavations to minimise the damaging and sometimes disastrous effects of unfavourable stress environments, but also to devise sophisticated support systems to suit conditions arising from virtually any circumstance.
J. W. Wilson and G. T. Emere, "Some Factors Affecting Strata Control in the Orange Free State Mines of the Anglo American Corporation," International journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstracts, Elsevier, Jan 1976.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0148-9062(76)91866-0
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