Kumar, Rakesh and Singh, Arun Kumar and Singh, Rajendra (2015) Underground mining of thick coal seams. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 25 (6). pp. 885-896. ISSN 2095-2686

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This paper reviews underground mining methods for total thickness of a thick coal seam in single lift (TTTCSSL). Review shows the required engineering for extraction of thick seams needs to be fitted with thickness of the seam, behavior of rock-mass and surrounding stress conditions for efficient mining. Variants of TTTCSSL are able to extract a maximum 10–12 m thickness only. An improvement in bending moment of the overlying coal band in longwall top coal caving (LTCC) provides better under-winning opportunity for the roof coal band. An acceptable limit of 25 MPa compressive strength of coal for the success of LTCC may be increased under favorable geo-technical conditions. Bord and pillar in India adopted induced caving of roof coal band for single lift depillaring of total thickness (SLDTT) of a competent thick coal seam developed along floor. Case studies are given to arrest the adverse effects of extraction height on pillars.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Thick coal seam; Single lift depillaring of total thickness (SLDTT); Extraction height; Pillar instability; Caving of coal
Subjects: Thick Seam Mining
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2016 10:21
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2016 10:21
URI: http://cimfr.csircentral.net/id/eprint/1551

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