Arching in inclined and vertical mine stopes

Singh, Shailesh, Shukla, Sanjay Kumar, and Sivakugan, Nagaratnam (2011) Arching in inclined and vertical mine stopes. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 29 (5). pp. 685-693.

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Abstract

Hydraulic fills are one of the most common backfills used by mining industries to backfill the stopes (voids) created after extracting the ore. It is important to estimate the stresses within to the stope to design the drainage and barricades. Most of the existing analytical models for the estimation of stresses within the stopes consider flat rectangular elements to include the effects of arching, although a continuous compression catenary arch of principal stresses using intersections of shear lines is the reality in field situations. In this paper, a circular compression arch of principal stresses has therefore been used to derive a general expression for stress within the inclined stopes. The results have been compared with the existing analytical and numerical models for vertical stopes as well as inclined stopes. A methodology has been presented to determine the vertical stress variation along the width of stope at different depths. The variation of stresses along the width of stope is also presented graphically.

Item ID: 18331
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: arching, backfill, mining, stopes
ISSN: 1573-1529
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2011 05:42
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%
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