Underground Mining Methods and Technology

1st Edition

Editors: A.B. Szwilski M.J. Richards
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444428455
eBook ISBN: 9780444597137
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1987
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Table of Contents

Factors affecting aerodynamic resistance of airways in bord and pillar workings (M.J. Martinson). Design of a methane control expert system (R.L. King). Effects of mining-induced subsidence on shallow aquifers (M.A. Trevits et al.). 10 Years development experience in electronic longwalling (J.H. Walker). Application of a general microcomputer gas network analysis model to mine ventilation networks (D.J. Wood, J.E. Funk). Computer aided generation of mine ventilation network canonical diagrams (A.M. Wala, T. Altman). Spontaneous combustion of South African coals (L. Wade et al.). Recommended ventilation techniques to be used in coal mines which are subjected to the adverse mining conditions of mine fires (R. Morris). Introduction of self-contained self rescuers in South African mining industry (R. Morris et al.). An automatic fire detection system for underground air recirculation schemes (R.C. Burton et al.). Development of a hard rock continuous mining machine: The Mobile Miner (R.J. Boyd). Latest developments in tunnelling technology (G. Foster). Influence of geotechnical environments on mine tunnel drivage performance (N.G. Terezopoulos). Double unit supersections as a means of reducing costs per ton in the Appalachian coalfields (C. Stone, H. Slone). Design and development of longwall shearers for overseas application (K. Mackie). Video outreach program: industry and university connect for mining industry education (C.P. Mulligan). The development and use of very heavy duty face conveyors (A.J. Walker). Mining methods for underground mining of oilshale (M. Sengupta). Criterion for the assessment of the cuttability of coal (S.P. Singh). Disposal and utilization of mineral wastes as a mine backfill (S.K. Nandy, A.B. Szwilski). Electronics and the shearer (P. Greenhough). Indian experience on longwall mining with caving under massive sandstone (S.K. Sarkar, B. Singh). A study of the cutting of hard rocks with high pressure water jet assistance (K.M. MacAndrew). The


This book contains high-quality papers from the principal mining research institutes of the USA, United Kingdom, India and South Africa, thus providing up-to-date coverage of underground mining and technology in the main mining areas of the world. The theme is mining in adverse conditions using state-of-the-art technology. A wide range of problems facing mining engineers is discussed, namely: thick seam working, mining under massive beds, highly productive room and pillar operations, water problems, ventilation, and electronics in longwall mining.


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About the Editors

A.B. Szwilski Editor

M.J. Richards Editor