Title page for ETD etd-04122010-083722

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gross, Brett Ivan
URN etd-04122010-083722
Title Investigation of a method for monitoring stress changes in the burst prone seams of southwestern Virginia
Degree Master of Science
Department Mining and Minerals Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Faulkner, G. J. Committee Chair
Haycocks, Christopher Committee Member
Karmis, Michael E. Committee Member
Lucas, J. Richard Committee Member
  • Rock bursts
Date of Defense 1988-05-05
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A review of coal bumps. their nature. causes. prediction. prevention. and mitigation is presented. The design and construction of a borehole stressmeter is discussed. Laboratory testing. which yielded promising results of the stressmeter (inclusion) is presented along with preliminary field test results. Laboratory testing involved comparison with the results of a two-dimensional finite element model of the physical laboratory test with those of the physical test itself. Results correlated well. The results of the field test indicate the need for further research into the practical application of the solid inclusion method in the field.

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