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The purpose of the research was to provide a means of choosing the optimum location, size, shape and support for a roadway in terms of cost and performance. The predicted performance of roadways so designed was to take account of available geotechnical data on the strata. This report deals first with design methods for conventional supports and the associated software. Four categories of method are examined: yield zone analysis, numerical, database and monitoring. The software developed as a result of evaluating these methods is then described, with examples of the output. Design methods specifically for rockbolting are then considered. Empirical, analytical and monitoring methods are compared and their potential for software development is assessed. Details of the programs written or modified for this application are given. Finally, the role of rock test data in design methods is examined and the software developed for storage and retrieval of the data is described.

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Authors: BRITISH COAL CORPORATION, British Coal Corporation, Cheltenham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14271 EN (1997) 437pp., FS, ECU 77.50
Availability: Available from the (2)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-9267-6
Record Number: 199710295 / Last updated on: 1997-04-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en