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Pillar design methods for longwall mining

Pillar design methods for longwall mining

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Longwall mining

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    The Physical Object
    Pagination53 p.
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21983018M

    UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS CIVIL ENGINEERING – Vol. II - Underground Mining Methods and Equipment - S. Okubo and J. Yamatomi ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) Figure 2: Room-and-pillar mining Pillars of original bedrock are left File Size: KB. The longwall face is indicated by the number 8 in the diagram. Fig. Cutaway View of a Typical Longwall Mine In longwall mining, a panel of coal, typically around to metres wide, to metres long and 2 to 5 metres thick, is totally removed by longwall shearing machinery, which travels back and forth across the Size: 1MB.

    UNDERGROUND COAL MINING: FACTORS, COST, AND TIME CONSIDERATIONS Presented by: Mark A. Williams Executive Vice President – Engineering Services –Room and Pillar –Longwall. Definition of Room and Pillar Mining • A system of extracting coal by driving a .   One of such methods is the Bord and Pillar method of mining. Bord and Pillar method of mining is one of the oldest methods. 3. INTRODUCTION In India, about 98% of underground output of coal is obtained by Bord and Pillar method and barely about 2% by longwall methods.

    longwall layout planning which has a great influence on the stability of gate roadways. Until recently, the width of rib pillars between two longwall faces was determined empirically, based on past experience and by analytical methods. In order to maintain the stability of ac­ cess roadways in longwall advance mining, a coal pillar of adequateFile Size: KB. The actual method of mining may be longwall, bord and pillar or room and pillar though the method that has been normally adopted has been longwall advancing or longwall retreating as the countries that have first tried horizon mining and later developed it, were accustomed to longwall methods of mining.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mark, Christopher. Pillar design methods for longwall mining. Washington, DC: U.S.

Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines. For design criteria, both ALPS and Choi and McCain’s methods calculate the stability factor as the load-bearing capacity of the longwall pillar system divided by the total design load.

The most recent formulation of Carr and Wilson’s method also uses the stability factor approach (Carr and Martin, ). Pillar design methods for longwall mining Paperback – January 1, by Christopher. Mark (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $ 2 Author: Christopher. Mark. With alps, mining engineers can estimate the strength of longwall pillar systems and the load that will be applied to them.

Several other methods that can be directly used to size longwall pillars are also described. The design methods are evaluated using Pillar design methods for longwall mining book data bank of more than mining case histories, and suggestions are given for using.

The U.S. Bureau of Mines, in an effort to improve long- wall planning, is investigating multiple-seam longwall design and systems development. Significant advances have been made in longwall design for single seams in the areas of gate road pillar design, panel layout, powered support selection, and roof control.

Multiple-seam designs are less. While longwall mining is today by far the most popular retreat mining technique worldwide, pillar recovery has maintained a significant niche where room-and-pillar methods are employed. In the Central Appalachian coalfields of the US, mines that practice pillar extraction account for about 75% of the room-and-pillar production (Mark and Gauna.

The NIOSH Mining Program has developed guidelines and criteria for the design of longwall gateroad pillars and coal and limestone pillars used in retreat mining.

These guidelines are to a large extent empirically derived and based on case histories of pillar performance from a.

The current barrier pillar design criteria in longwall mining are described with the aim at developing new design criteria for barrier pillars. Two analytical approaches have been developed and. This dissertation proposes a new method for longwall pillar design, developed primarily from underground measurements.

This dissertation addresses three areas of direct relevance to longwall pillar design: (1) The magnitude, time-of-arrival, and distribution of the abutment loads applied to longwall pillars; (2) The strength and behavior of coal pillars; (3) The relationship between pillar. Underground Mining Methods presents the latest principles and techniques in use today.

Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world/5(6).

In coal mining: Origins of longwall mining. The other principal method of modern mining, longwall mining, had been introduced as early as the 17th century and had found general use by the 19th century, but it had long been less productive than room-and-pillar mining.

equations together with engineering judgment used by the mining design engineer, will provide the most accurate design characteristics.

Key words: Chain pillar, Longwall mining, numerical methods, pillar design, pillar optimization 1. Introduction Longwall is an underground mining method which has a high rate of production capacity andFile Size: KB.

Room & Pillar and longwall mining method explained. Room and pillar and long Wall mining Ruben Pillar is a mining method involving the extraction of coal that forms a series of rooms while leaving pillars or columns of coal to help support the mind roof The rooms are generally 20 to 30 feet wide and the remaining pillars are 20 to 90 feet wide as production advances A grid-like pattern.

Thirty years ago, the analysis of longwall pillar stability (ALPS) inaugurated a new era in coal pillar design.

ALPS was the first empirical pillar design technique to consider the abutment loads that arise from full extraction, and the first to be calibrated using an extensive database of Cited by: 4. In underground mining, locomotives and load-haul-dump (LHD) are the most common light duty.

Coal pillar design issues in longwall mining W. Gale SCT Operations Research Online is the open access institutional repository for the University of Wollongong. For further information contact the UOW Library: [email protected] Publication Details Methods to design pillar. this goal more efficient mining methods need to be applied, for conventional mining will not be able to fulfill the company’s aims.

With the improvements in trackless low profile machinery it is now possible to safely produce at a significantly reduced cost, and improved productivity. Mechanized bord-and-pillar mining is thus considered as a. Pillar design methods for longwall mining by Christopher Mark,Dept.

of the Interior edition, in EnglishPages: Abstract. This dissertation proposes a new method for longwall pillar design, developed primarily from underground measurements. This dissertation addresses three areas of direct relevance to longwall pillar design: (1) The magnitude, time-of-arrival, and distribution of the abutment loads applied to longwall pillars; (2) The strength and behavior of coal pillars; (3) The relationship between.

One of the most important numerical methods in chain pillar design is the Hsiung-Peng method (Hartman, ). This method has a simple formula which is based on three-dimensional finite element. The reliability of this method is related to the accuracy of the longwall mining panel simulation.

This video provides a basic description of the long-wall mining method for extracting coal underground. It includes an explanation of the different products/key components of a long-wall mining.two methods of underground mining in the West: 1) room and pillar with contin-uous miners, and 2) longwall mining; recent underground mining technology developments in Europe and the West-ern United States that could affect the production of coal from Federal leases; and factors affecting the choice of these un-derground coal mining technologies in.Longwall mining is a form of underground coal mining where a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice (typically – m (2 ft 0 in–3 ft 3 in) thick).

The longwall panel (the block of coal that is being mined) is typically 3–4 km (– mi) long and – m (–1, ft) wide.