Title page for ETD etd-10022008-063259
|Type of Document
||Kanniganti, Ravi S.
||Interactive prediction software for underlying multi-seam design
||Master of Science
||Mining and Minerals Engineering
|Karmis, Michael E.
|Tegarden, David P.
- stress transfer
- mining software
- finite element
|Date of Defense
An extensive review of multi-seam under-mining literature was conducted and a
data base of case studies was compiled. A critical review of the design principles outlined
in this literature resulted in the compilation of specific design criteria for the design of lower
seam mines. Analysis of this criteria demonstrated the necessity for a protocol for the
design of unsymmetrically loaded pillars. Such a design criteria was developed using finite
element methods for a wide range of possible loading conditions. This design criteria can
be utilized for underlying pillar design when the loading conditions can be determined. To
facilitate using all the under-mining research results by field/planning engineers a
Windows™ based software package was developed. This software package contains a
multi-seam tutorial, analytical tools and a case history database. The software is very
friendly and fully interactive and results of analysis can be verified against case study data
included in the program.
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