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Rockbursts and mud

Fowkes, N. and Mureithi, E. (2008) Rockbursts and mud. [Study Group Report]



It has been observed that the presence of water or mud on the floor of a mining tunnel seems to reduce tunnel failure associated with remote seismic events. We examine two mechanisms that could explain this phenomenon. The investigations suggest that lubrication effects due to the presence of water within cracks could well affect the occurrence of spalling, and the results obtained suggest that coating the tunnel walls with moisture containing semi-liquid pastes may be effective for tunnel wall stabilization.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:Materials
Study Groups:Mathematics in Industry Study Groups in South Africa > MISGSA 2008: University of the Witwatersrand (Jan 28-Feb 1, 2008)
Company Name:Mining
ID Code:289
Deposited By: Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:18 Mar 2010 16:47
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:54

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