Title page for ETD etd-05092009-040543

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kan, Stephen Wai-Sing
URN etd-05092009-040543
Title Experimental evaluation of polyester grout as a ground control measure in underground mines
Degree Master of Science
Department Mining and Minerals Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Karfakis, Mario G. Committee Chair
Haycocks, Christopher Committee Member
Karmis, Michael E. Committee Member
Topuz, Ertugrul Committee Member
  • properties
  • grout
  • polyester
  • ground control
Date of Defense 1995-03-05
Availability restricted
Chemical grouting has been used to insure the stability of

underground mine openings for more than twenty years. The polyurethane

grout, which is currently being used, has a limited range of mechanical

properties that restrict its utilization. Polyurethane also poses serious

threats to miners' health due to its toxicity and flammability, To overcome

many of these problems and limitations, research has been conducted on a

newly developed polyester-based grout. The assessment of mechanical

properties of polyester grout is the focus of this work. Field experiences and

laboratory research have defined properties which an effective grouting

material should possess. Experimental results indicate that the polyester

grout meets or exceeds these recommended properties and has the potential

to expand the applicability of chemical grouting in ground control. By

adjusting its formulations, mechanical properties of polyester grout can be

engineered to solve specific ground control problems.

  Filename       Size       Approximate Download Time (Hours:Minutes:Seconds) 
 28.8 Modem   56K Modem   ISDN (64 Kb)   ISDN (128 Kb)   Higher-speed Access 
[VT] LD5655.V855_1995.K36.pdf 3.59 Mb 00:16:37 00:08:33 00:07:28 00:03:44 00:00:19
[BTD] next to an author's name indicates that all files or directories associated with their ETD are accessible from the Virginia Tech campus network only.

Browse All Available ETDs by ( Author | Department )

dla home
etds imagebase journals news ereserve special collections
virgnia tech home contact dla university libraries

If you have questions or technical problems, please Contact DLA.