"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.
Tien, Jerry C.
Saperstein, Lee W.
Moss, Randy Hays, 1953-
Watkins, Steve Eugene, 1960-
Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Ph. D. in Mining Engineering
Doe Run Peru (Firm)
National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board
Missouri University of Science and Technology
xviii, 236 pages
© 2008 Tristan H. Jones, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Open Access
Coal mines and mining -- Equipment and supplies -- Safety measures
Ground control (Mining) -- Instruments
Lasers -- Measurement
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Jones, Tristan H., "Development of a high-resolution target movement monitoring system for convergence monitoring in mines" (2008). Doctoral Dissertations. 1888.