Application of underground continuous impervious curtain to shaft lining rupture treatment in eastern chinese coal mines

Qing Yu, Shizuo Ikut, Hideki Shimada, Takashi Sasaoka, Kikuo Matsui

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Many problems result when coal mine shafts are built in complicated geological conditions and serious shaft lining ruptures have often occurred in the eastern part of China since 1987. Several types of treatment methods are used for shaft lining reinforcement, such as the grouting method, sets of wall reinforcement method and stress-relief slot method; based on analysis of these methods and the mechanism of shaft lining rupture, a new treatment method is proposed for shaft lining treatment with an underground continuous impervious curtain (UCIC). In this study, the mechanism of shaft lining rupture was analyzed using numerical simulation, the current treatment methods were also analyzed, and then the various conditions of the UCIC built around the shaft lining were analyzed and the effect of the UCIC method was discussed. The results show that the lowering of water level in an aquifer can result in shaft lining rupture, and the new method has the effect to reduce and transform the stress concentration, and is able to reinforce shaft lining rupture in actual application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-53
Number of pages15
JournalMemoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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