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Longwall Mining Method and Design

May 30, 2018  Longwall Mining Design Factors Seam Sequencing. The sequence in which the seams will be mined is the first fundamental decision confronting mine planners. In the past, coalbeds were mined in no particular order with regard to controlling interactions and reducing ground control problems.

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Design Considerations for the Next Generation of Longwall ...

Design practices to improve structural margins of current designs are also addressed. INTRODUCTION . Reviewing the 25 year history of the use of the shield support for longwall mining in the United States, it is clear that the shield had a major role in making longwall mining the most productive and safest mining method available to U.S. operators.

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Design and operation of powered supports for longwall mining

Jun 01, 1993  The success of longwall mining can largely be traced to the development of powered roof support systems. The most significant improvement in powered support design has been the shield support, which improved kinematic stability and promoted the application of longwall mining in difficult-to-control caving conditions where chock and frame supports were inadequate.

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Computer-Assisted Mine Design Procedures for Longwall

The design of underground support pil­ lars and entry systems in longwall mining operations is one of the major problems facing coal mine operators in the United States today. One important factor in designing a mine plan for a retreat long­ wall mining operation is

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Longwall Pillar Design Method

Oct 18, 2017  The longwall method is currently the safest and most productive for mining coal underground. For a longwall face to reach its full potential, stable gate entries must be maintained. Effective pillar design is often the single most important step

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Longwall Mining Overview Introduction underground COAL

LONGWALL MINING Overview. In the method of secondary extraction known as longwall mining a relatively long mining face (typically in the range 100 to 300m but may be longer) is created by driving a roadway at right angles between two roadways that form the sides of the longwall block, with one rib of this new roadway forming the longwall face.

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(PDF) Pillar design methods for longwall mining

PDF On Jan 1, 1990, C. Mark published Pillar design methods for longwall mining Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

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Longwall Mining - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

longwall mining Mining. a mining method in which very long rectangular blocks of coal are defined during the development stage of the mine and then extracted in a single continuous operation by an automated cutting head moving parallel to the coal face.When the coal is cut, the working area is protected by a movable, powered roof support system. As the face progresses, the immediate roof

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Longwall Mining - SlideShare

Apr 30, 2010  LONGWALL - METHOD. 18. LONGWALL GENERAL LAYOUT TOP Gate FACE Dip direction Bottom Gate - Longwall mining method includes drivage of two long roadways in coal and joining them at the end by a perpendicular drivage forming a face.

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Computer-Assisted Mine Design Procedures for Longwall

The design of underground support pil­ lars and entry systems in longwall mining operations is one of the major problems facing coal mine operators in the United States today. One important factor in designing a mine plan for a retreat long­ wall mining operation is estimating the loads imposed on various portions of the

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Design and stability of pillars in longwall mining ...

@misc{etde_5538184, title = {Design and stability of pillars in longwall mining} author = {Whittaker, B N, and Singh, R N} abstractNote = {This paper reviews the circumstances of use of rib pillars in longwall mining and considers the ultimate strength approach to pillar design for use in longwall layouts. Both average pillar stress and peak stresses are examined.

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Longwall Mining - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

longwall mining Mining. a mining method in which very long rectangular blocks of coal are defined during the development stage of the mine and then extracted in a single continuous operation by an automated cutting head moving parallel to the coal face.When the coal is cut, the working area is protected by a movable, powered roof support system. As the face progresses, the immediate roof

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Optimization of Chain Pillars Design in Longwall Mining

In the longwall mining method, a good design for panel and entries on both sides, are two essential parameters. In this method, normally the thickness of overburden (depth of mine) ranges from 60 to 820 meters (Hartman, 2000) and with increasing mine depth, designing for stability of the entries on both side of panel become more difficult. Thus ...

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Longwall Mining Equipment

We have been designing and building longwall plows since 1941 – and things have come a long way. Technical developments since 1990 have once again established plowing as the preferred longwall mining method for seams below 1.8 m (71 in). Cat plows offer world-leading features that other manufacturers cannot and a cost of ownership

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Two new barrier pillar design methods for longwall mining

The current barrier pillar design criteria in longwall mining are described with the aim at developing new design criteria for barrier pillars. Two analytical approaches have been developed and are presented. The results are compared with the in situ data obtained from monitoring the performance of 26 gateroads (coalface access tunnels) in ...

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Design of rib pillars in deep longwall mines based on ...

Dec 19, 2020  In this mining method, the width of the rib pillar between two longwall panels is important to maintain roadway stability, prevent rockbursts and water seepage. To design the width of rib pillars, this study firstly established a T-shaped overlying strata structure model and analyzed source of stress that caused deformation of the T-shaped model.

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Longwall Mining Cat Caterpillar

Longwall mining requires a great deal of in-depth, upfront training for operators and service personnel. Longwall mining systems are complex, and in order to operate them safely and productively, operators need hands-on experience. However, the full system is not always available or operational when operators need to be trained.

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Longwall Mining Syd S. Peng Taylor Francis Group

Nov 18, 2019  Longwall Mining, 3 rd edition will be of interest to professionals and academics in the field of mining engineering specifically, serving both as a reference work and an (under)graduate textbook, but will also interest civil, geomechanical and geological engineers and rock mechanics professionals, as well as coal operators, mining consultants ...

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Longwall Mining - SlideShare

Apr 30, 2010  LONGWALL - METHOD. 18. LONGWALL GENERAL LAYOUT TOP Gate FACE Dip direction Bottom Gate - Longwall mining method includes drivage of two long roadways in coal and joining them at the end by a perpendicular drivage forming a face.

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Finite-difference based response surface methodology to ...

Jan 27, 2021  Designing a suitable support system is of great importance in longwall mining to ensure the safe and stable working conditions over the entire life of the mine. In high-speed mechanized longwall ...

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Numerical modelling techniques for studying longwall ...

An efort was made to supplement the design-based knowledge of longwall workings, under diferent geo-mining and strata conditions. The stress redistribution was observed with the progressive mining ...

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Numerical modeling for longwall pillar design: a case ...

Jan 16, 2018  While analytical and empirical methods are important approaches for coal pillar design, most of these studies have arisen from room-and-pillar mining, and they cannot be used effectively for other geological and geometrical conditions, such as longwall mining (Mohan et al 2001). That is the case considered in this paper.

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Longwall top coal caving design for thick coal seam in ...

Feb 01, 2021  Longwall mining is one of the most applicable and effective production methods for underground coalmines. Longwall mining is attractive for producers due to its high production rate (Galvin 2016).Mechanized longwall mining requires heavy machinery and equipment that are shearer for coal cutting, hydraulic shields for roof control, and armored face conveyor (AFC) for the haulage of

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Optimization of Chain Pillars Design in Longwall Mining

In the longwall mining method, a good design for panel and entries on both sides, are two essential parameters. In this method, normally the thickness of overburden (depth of mine) ranges from 60 to 820 meters (Hartman, 2000) and with increasing mine depth, designing for stability of the entries on both side of panel become more difficult. Thus ...

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Longwall Mining Equipment

We have been designing and building longwall plows since 1941 – and things have come a long way. Technical developments since 1990 have once again established plowing as the preferred longwall mining method for seams below 1.8 m (71 in). Cat plows offer world-leading features that other manufacturers cannot and a cost of ownership

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Gate Road Layout Design for Two-Seam Longwall Mining ...

International Journal of Mining and Geological Engineering, 4:111–127, 1986 Authors: H. N. Maleki and J. F. T. Agapito (AAI), and M. Wangsgard and J. Cort (Plateau Mining Company) Results of instrumentation, test mining, and computer-aided stability analyses were combined to design the most stable gate road layout for two-seam longwall mining at the Plateau Mining []

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Two new barrier pillar design methods for longwall mining ...

Dec 01, 1991  Minmg Science and Technology, 13 (1991) 323-336 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam 323 Two new barrier pillar design methods for longwall mining A. Majdi a, F.P. Hassani b and P. Cain c a Society of the Energy of James Bay LAI, Quebec, Que. JOM2AO, Canada b Department of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Que. H3A 2A 7, Canada c

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Numerical modeling for longwall pillar design: a case ...

Jan 16, 2018  While analytical and empirical methods are important approaches for coal pillar design, most of these studies have arisen from room-and-pillar mining, and they cannot be used effectively for other geological and geometrical conditions, such as longwall mining (Mohan et al 2001). That is the case considered in this paper.

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Longwall mining - slideshare.net

Oct 05, 2012  Longwall mining. 1. Status in India andits application for deep seated deposits in international scenario. 3. This is a form of underground coal mining where a long wall of coal is mined in a single slice (typically 0.6–1.0 m thick). The Longwall panel (the block of coal that is being mined) is typically 3–4 km long and 250– 400 m wide ...

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Longwall Mining – Mining Science and Technology

Longwall mining activities alter the exsisting ground stress field, this changed stress field is known as induced stress. Extraction of coal by longwall mining induces a redistribution of stresses causing the rocks near the mining excavation to accomodate a redistributed load. Effective and efficient longwall mining is dictated by the []

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HD Mining - Fully Mechanized Longwall Coal Mining ...

Feb 12, 2018  Fully mechanized Longwall Coal Production. HD Mining - Fully Mechanized Longwall Coal Mining Technology. Caterpillar has extensive experience in the design o...

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Numerical modelling techniques for studying longwall ...

An efort was made to supplement the design-based knowledge of longwall workings, under diferent geo-mining and strata conditions. The stress redistribution was observed with the progressive mining ...

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Armoured Face Conveyor Introduction underground COAL

The major development, apart from self-advancing supports, allowing high production longwalls to evolve was the "Armoured Face Conveyor or AFC" which was originally developed in Germany and was frequently (less so nowadays) referred to as a "Panzer" conveyor. Essentially an AFC is a one-sided trough scraper conveyor, the second side of the ...

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A Supporting Design Method When Longwall FaceStrides ...

In coal underground mining, situation of longwall face striding across (SAR) or passing through roadway (PTR) is very common, especially in an inclined coal seam mining. A roadway supporting design method, consisting of a model using to determine the minimal rock strata thickness and a segmental supporting scheme, is developed. In addition, to represent the mechanical behaviour of the caved ...

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(PDF) Longwall; Sublevel Caving and Block Caving ...

Longwall mining machines are typically 150-250 meters in width and 1.5 to 3 meter s high. Longwall miners extr act " panels " - rectangular blocks of coal as wide as the f ace the

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APPLICATION OF THE ROCK MASS CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

A. Hussein et al., Application of the rock mass classification systems to pillar design in longwall mining for abu -tartur longwall phosphate mining conditions, pp. 2013 - 202 0 Journal of Engineering Sciences, Assiut University, Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 41, No. 5, September, 2013, E-mail address: [email protected] ...

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Longwall Mining, 3rd Edition - 1st Edition - Syd S. Peng ...

Nov 15, 2019  1 US longwall mining 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Requirements and constraints for high production longwalls 1.3 Panel layout 1.4 Mining technique 1.5 Features and trends of US longwall mining 1.6 Summary of US longwall development trends 1.7 Management and human factors in high production longwalls . 2 Longwall mine design 2.1 Introduction

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