Rib support needs to be tailored to underground conditions

UNDERGROUND coal mine rib support design is typically applied uniformly across different mines and for different seams with similar overburden depth despite variations in the performance of the supports, according to a SCT Operations project.

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The project aimed to assess the effectiveness of industry rib support patterns.

The project consisted of field measurement of rib deformation including monitoring of rib bolt loads and rib yield characteristics using a range of measurement techniques.

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