Open stope stability using 3D joint networks

Authors: Grenon, MartinHadjigeorgiou, John
Abstract: The most popular exploitation method used in Canadian hard rock mines is open stope mining. Geomechanical design of open stopes relies on a range of analytical, numerical, and empirical tools. This paper presents an engineering approach for the analysis and the design of reinforcement for open stopes in jointed rock. The proposed methodology, illustrated by three case studies, relies on developing 3D joint network models from field data. The 3D joint networks have been successfully linked to a 3D limit equilibrium software package. The models account for the finite length of joints as well as the influence of random joints. The integrated approach facilitates comparative analyses
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 21 January 2003
Open Access Date: 11 January 2019
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/33151
This document was published in: Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 36 (3), 183–208 (2003)
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-002-0042-0
Wien New York Springer
Alternative version: 10.1007/s00603-002-0042-0
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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