Coal Is Mined 15 Ft High Underground In Flat Strata

Coal is mined 15 ft high underground in flat strata by the long wall method at a depth of 1,500 ft. Panels are 750 ft wide and 7,500 ft long. Assume US conditions, then considering trough subsidence, estimate (in ft):

a. Maximum subsidence over a single panel (ft),

b. Critical width (ft),

c. Maximum subsidence over an area undermined by six adjacent panels (ft),

d. Maximum tensile strain over a single panel,

e. Maximum compressive strain over an area undermined by six adjacent panels.

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