Mining of Mineral Deposits

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Numerical methods of geomechanics tasks solution during coal deposits’ development

V. Bondarenko1, M. Hardygora2, H. Symanovych1, V. Sotskov1, V. Snihur3

1Underground Mining Department, National Mining University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

2Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

3MA “Ternivske” PJSC “DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia”, Pavlohrad, Ukraine

Min. miner. depos. 2016, 10(3):1-12

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      Purpose. Generalization of numerical modeling of geomechanical processes in the vicinity of mine workings by finite elements method and making recommendations for substantiation of suitable construction and behavior of rock massif physical model.

      Methods. Software packages SolidWorks Simulation (COSMOS/М) and ANSYS are used for geomechanical tasks solution.

      Findings. Solutions of geomechanical tasks dealing with topical issues of estimating stress-strain state of rock massif around underground workings of different functions are given. Data on the rock massif stress-strain state are received and recommendations on adequate and authentic reflection of its structural peculiarities (stratification and fracturing) are made. Physical model of rock condition (elastic, elastic-plastic, rheological diagrams and complete diagram of deformation taking into account weakening and fracturing) is presented.

      Originality. New data about the mechanism of movement processes of coal-bearing massif around mine workings considering stratification and cracks content, limit and out-of-limit deflection state in separate areas, and also the impact of rheological rock properties are received.

      Practical implications. Complex of geomechanical tasks solutions allow to increase credibility of rock pressure manifestations prediction and substantiate technical solutions for effective and safe operations at coal mines.

      Keywords: rock massif , underground working, finite elements method, stresses, deformations, stratification, cracks content, physical model, rock pressure


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