Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for           Underground Coal Mining

Title:   Ground Engineering - Principles and Practices for Underground Coal Mining
Author:   Galvin J M
Publisher:   Springer Verlag Edition:   Binding:
APN:   9783319250038 or ISBN(3319250035)
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This book teaches readers ground engineering principles and related mining and risk management practices associated with underground coal mining. It establishes the basic elements of risk management and the fundamental principles of ground behaviour and then applies these to the essential building blocks of any underground coal mining system, comprising excavations, pillars, and interactions between workings.

Readers will also learn about types of ground support and reinforcement systems and their operating mechanisms. These elements provide the platform whereby the principles can be applied to mining practice and risk management, directed primarily to bord and pillar mining, pillar extraction, longwall mining, sub-surface and surface subsidence, and operational hazards.

The text concludes by presenting the framework of risk-based ground control management systems for achieving safe workplaces and efficient mining operations. In addition, a comprehensive reference list provides additional sources of information on the subject. Throughout, a large variety of examples show good and bad mining situations in order to demonstrate the application, or absence, of the established principles in practice.

Written by an expert in underground coal mining and risk management, this book will help students and practitioners gain a deep understanding of the basic principles behind designing and conducting mining operations that are safe, efficient, and economically viable.

- Provides a comprehensive coverage of ground engineering principles within a risk management framework
- Features a large variety of examples that show good and poor mining situations in order to demonstrate the application of the established principles in practice
- Ideal for students and practitioners


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