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Development and testing of an algorithm for calculating the load on support of mine workings

Volodymyr Bondarenko1, Iryna Kovalevska1, Frederick Cawood2, Oleksandr Husiev3, Vasyl Snihur4, Dennis Jimu4

1Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, 49005, Ukraine

2University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

3MM “Dniprovske”, PJSC “DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia”, Pavlohrad, 51400, Ukraine

4MM “Heroiv Kosmosu”, PJSC “DTEK Pavlohradvuhillia”, Pavlohrad, 51400, Ukraine

Min. miner. depos. 2021, 15(1):1-10

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      Purpose. The purpose is to develop the calculation methods for minimizing the load on the fastening system of the preparatory mine working in difficult mining and geological conditions of its maintenance.

      Methods. By analysing the multivariate computational experiments on the study of the stress-strain state of the load-bearing elements of the ‘massif – support’ system in the preparatory mine workings by means of the finite-element method, as well as mine observations and measurements of displacement in the coal-overlaying rock formation.

      Findings. An algorithm has been developed for searching the rational modes of the fastening system resistance and methods for minimizing the load on the support of the preparatory mine working, maintained in very complex mining and geological conditions.

      Originality.The methodical principles have been developed of minimizing the load on the fastening system of the preparatory mine working, which are based on the use of a combination of stress-strain state studies of the ‘massif – support’ system by means of the finite element method and provisions of normative documents for calculating the dimensions of the dome of natural equilibrium of the mine working roof rocks.

      Practical implications. The operation modes optimisation of the load-bearing elements interaction of the mine working fastening system reduces the material and labour costs during its construction and increases its stability during operation.

      Keywords: analysis, calculation, optimization, support, preparatory mine working, stope works, roof rocks, collapse


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