Coal Is Mined In Two Seams That Are Shown In

Coal is mined in two seams that are shown in the sketch. Mining is full seam height in both seams. Entries are 24 ft (7.3 m) wide. Crosscuts associated with driving main entries are 18 ft (5.5 m) wide and driven on 120 ft (36.6 m) centers. Associated pillar length is three times pillar width. With reference to the stratigraphic column in the sketch and the rock properties tabulated there, determine the minimum pillar dimensions possible. Show solution is a carefully labeled plan view sketch. Note: No size effects arepresent.

Coal is mined in two seams that are shown in

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