Singh, Rajendra and Singh, J.K. and Singh, T.N. and Dhar, B.B. (1995) Cuttability assessment of hard coal seams. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering , 13 (2). pp. 63-78. ISSN 0960-3182

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A number of field and laboratory tests have been carried out on more than 15 coal seams of compressive strengths ranging from 19 MPa to 44 MPa to evolve methods which would help in the selection of suitable coaling machines for hard coal seams. The effect of physico-mechanical properties on cuttability were studied in the laboratory for all these coal seams to identify the relevant parameters affecting the specific energy of coal cuttability. These data were subjected to regression analysis to find the best fit for estimation of laboratory specific energy of coal samples on the basis of simple laboratory and field tests for the strength parameters. Field studies were also conducted over a large number of active mechanized coal faces to study in situ cuttability along with the geo-mining conditions of the site. The field and the laboratory data so generated were correlated and an attempt is made to establish a relationship for estimating the field specific energy for a particular capacity of coaling machines by considering the geo-mining domain of the field in totality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coal seam; strength index; cuttability; specific energy; coaling machine
Subjects: Slope Stability
Depositing User: Mr. B. R. Panduranga
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 11:10
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2016 04:41

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