An approximate technique for evaluating the closures due to mining

R. Jones, J. Xenophantos

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A modified form of the Kerr foundation model is used to obtain closed form analytical expressions for the closure between opposing points in the roof and the floor of a mining excavation. The results are found to closely agree with both a finite element analysis, and also with exprimentally determined data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalActa Mechanica
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes

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