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Abstract

This report gives details of several investigations into different aspects of coal mining rock mechanics in the UK, namely gate roadway stability combined with thick seam mining and main access tunnel stability, using both heavy duty steel and concrete support systems. The role of empirical and numerical design methods is examined and utilised in connection with the aforementioned rock mechanics investigations, thus attempting to bring predicted and measured behaviour closer together. The results have highlighted areas of rock mechanics which are not fully understood and need further investigation. The comprehension of tunnel behaviour in soft rocks has also been furthered.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, BURTON-ON-TRENT (GB), BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, BURTON-ON-TRENT (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12502 EN (1990), 297 PP., MF, ECU 12, BLOW-UP COPY ECU 37.50 THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG
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