A Simplified Method to Calculate Mechanical Disturbances Accompanying with Tabular Excavations

1991 Shigen-to-Sozai  
This paper presents a simplified method, based on the displacement discontinuity method, to conduct stress analysis for tabular mining. In this method, the average displacement discontinuities of each excavated panel are first estimated by considering only mining conditions. Then, displacements and stresses at any point including the ground surface are calculated by substituting the average displacement discontinuities into the solution of an elastic problem for a point dislocation in a
more » ... cation in a semi-infinite elastic medium. Number of necessary elements to model the problem and program size are so small that the calculation can be executed on personal computers. This method would become a mining engineers' useful tool for strata control.
doi:10.2473/shigentosozai.107.253 fatcat:zkbj2e2xkfhblkxzhx7ija3z4u