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Author Szwedzicki, Tadeusz.

Title Rock Mass Response to Mining Activities : Inferring Large-Scale Rock Mass Failure
Published Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (193 pages)
Series Geomechanics Research Ser
Geomechanics Research Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; About the author; 1 Introduction; 2 Factors affecting rock mass response to mining; 2.1 Geotechnical factors affecting rock mass response; 2.2 Mining factors affecting rock mass response; 2.2.1 Rock mass response to development blasting; 2.3 Effect of mining scale on response of rock mass; 2.3.1 Mining geometry; 2.3.2 Rock mass response at excavation scale; 2.3.3 Rock mass response at level scale; 2.3.4 Rock mass response at mine scale; 3 Case studies of rock mass response to underground mining
3.1 Case studies of surface crown pillar collapse3.1.1 Coronation mine; 3.1.2 Chaffers Shaft area; 3.1.3 Iron King mine; 3.1.4 Nobles Nob mine; 3.1.5 Perseverance Shaft area; 3.1.6 Prince of Wales mine; 3.1.7 Scotia mine; 3.1.8 Warrego mine; 3.1.9 Analysis of surface crown pillar collapses; 3.2 Case studies of rockbursts and outbursts; 3.2.1 Case study of precursors to rockburst; 3.2.2 Case studies of precursors to gas and rock outbursts; 3.2.3 Case study of gas outburst; 3.2.4 Case study of geothermal outbursts; 3.3 Case studies of uncontrolled caving and pillar collapses
3.3.1 Discontinuous subsidence over a caving mine3.3.2 Propagation of a caving zone; 3.3.3 Collapse of the rock mass over caving area; 3.3.4 Collapse of a roof due to pillar failure; 3.3.5 Collapse of pillars in a colliery; 3.3.6 Progressive collapse in room-and-pillar trona mine; 3.4 Case studies of damage to underground mining infrastructure; 3.4.1 Enlargement of orepasses; 3.4.2 Ground movement in a decline; 3.4.3 Shaft collapse; 4 Case studies of rock mass response to surface mining; 4.1 Open pit slope failure due to underground mining; 4.2 Slope failure along geotechnical structures
4.3 Collapse of a highwall in an open pit5 Case studies of inundations; 5.1 Water inrush into a colliery; 5.2 Tailings inrush into an underground mine; 5.3 Backfill liquefaction and inrush into a mine; 5.4 Mud inrush resulting from collapse of a crown pillar; 5.5 Instability of waste rock tip; 5.6 Instability of tailings dam; 5.7 Progressive failure of coal refuse dam; 5.8 Failure of tailings dams triggered by earthquakes; 6 Effect of discontinuities on the initiation of failure process; 6.1 Modes of failure of rock samples; 6.1.1 Simple extension; 6.1.2 Multiple extension
6.1.3 Multiple fracturing6.1.4 Multiple shear; 6.1.5 Simple shear; 6.2 Effect of discontinuities on strength of rock samples; 7 Behaviour of rock mass prior to failure; 7.1 Pre-failure warning signs; 7.1.1 Indicators; 7.1.2 Precursors; 7.1.3 Triggers; 7.2 Sequence of precursors to rock mass failure; 7.3 Geotechnical risk management; 7.4 Monitoring of precursory behaviour; 8 Rock mass behaviour during failure; 8.1 Case studies on onset of failure; 8.2 Case studies on duration of failure; 8.3 Progressive damage to excavations under high mining-induced stress
Notes 8.3.1 Case study of stress transfer through remnant pillar
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Subject Ground control (Mining)
Mine accidents-Risk assessment
Rock bursts.
Rock mechanics.
Ground control (Mining)
Rock bursts.
Rock mechanics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351621718