Sheorey, P. R. and Das, M.N. and Barat, D. and Prasad, R.K. and Singh, B. (1987) Coal pillar strength estimation from failed and stable cases. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences & Geomechanics Abstract , 24 (6). pp. 347-355. ISSN 0148-9062

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A new pillar strength equation is proposed for all practical values of width-height ratio based on 23 unstable and 20 stable pillar cases. Strength data of a number of coal seams are used to show that the in situ large-scale strength is more likely to be affected by depth of cover than the laboratory small-specimen strength. The latter is therefore incorporated in the new equation. Performance of some of the better known pillar strength formulae is compared with the new equation against the case studies. It is proposed that the safety factor should be changed with depth of cover and width-height ratio of pillars. Safety factor values are accordingly recommended for stowed and unstowed pillar arrays and chain pillars. An alternative simpler equation is also proposed for slender pillars.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Bord and Pillar Mining
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2012 07:15
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2012 07:15

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