Artículos de revistas
Determination of in situ uniaxial compressive strength of coal seams based on geophysical data
BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, v.68, n.1, p.65-80, 2009
CELESTINO, Tarcisio B.
BORTOLUCCI, Antonio A.
The central issue for pillar design in underground coal mining is the in situ uniaxial compressive strength (sigma (cm)). The paper proposes a new method for estimating in situ uniaxial compressive strength in coal seams based on laboratory strength and P wave propagation velocity. It describes the collection of samples in the Bonito coal seam, Fontanella Mine, southern Brazil, the techniques used for the structural mapping of the coal seam and determination of seismic wave propagation velocity as well as the laboratory procedures used to determine the strength and ultrasonic wave velocity. The results obtained using the new methodology are compared with those from seven other techniques for estimating in situ rock mass uniaxial compressive strength.