Stability of roadway in upper seam of deep multiple rich gas coal seams through ascending stress-relief mining

Deyu Qian, Hideki Shimada, Takashi Sasaoka, Sugeng Wahyudi, Phanthoudeth Pongpanya

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

The first mining of a protective coal seam through ascending stress-relief mining is one of the most effective techniques for eliminating the risk of coal and gas outburst during the exploitation of multiple coal seams containing high rich gas. However, the difficulty of controlling roadway stability in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf increases greatly after ascending mining. Based on the geological conditions in Guqiao Coal Mine in China, a numerical simulation model is established by means of Itasca’s Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) software in order to analyze the influence of the ascending mining on the stress distribution of the overlying rock strata and the stability of the roadway with different support parameters in the upper protected coal seam. The results show the impact scopes of stress relief and concentration zones in the overlying rock strata are up to approximately 100m and 90m above the goaf. The vertical stress, plastic zone and displacements in one sidewall of the roadway in the upper protected coal seam are bigger than that of the other sidewall close to the underlying goaf side. However, the stability of the roadways can be improved efficiently by using the appropriate support scheme including high strength and pre-stressed thread steel bolt support combined with pre-stressed cables. Field measurements indicate that the displacements of the surrounding rock could be controlled efficiently in 41 days when the roadway is excavated in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf with a compaction duration of 150 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-80
Number of pages22
JournalMemoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University
Volume75
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Stress relief
coal seam
relief
Coal
gas
Rocks
Stress concentration
rock
Lagrangian analysis
bolt
cable
outburst
coal mine
Bolts
Coal bed methane
Seam
Gas
Gases
Coal mines
compaction

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

Cite this

@article{f51a66eb41794f6fb822c3021c58cd3b,
title = "Stability of roadway in upper seam of deep multiple rich gas coal seams through ascending stress-relief mining",
abstract = "The first mining of a protective coal seam through ascending stress-relief mining is one of the most effective techniques for eliminating the risk of coal and gas outburst during the exploitation of multiple coal seams containing high rich gas. However, the difficulty of controlling roadway stability in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf increases greatly after ascending mining. Based on the geological conditions in Guqiao Coal Mine in China, a numerical simulation model is established by means of Itasca’s Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) software in order to analyze the influence of the ascending mining on the stress distribution of the overlying rock strata and the stability of the roadway with different support parameters in the upper protected coal seam. The results show the impact scopes of stress relief and concentration zones in the overlying rock strata are up to approximately 100m and 90m above the goaf. The vertical stress, plastic zone and displacements in one sidewall of the roadway in the upper protected coal seam are bigger than that of the other sidewall close to the underlying goaf side. However, the stability of the roadways can be improved efficiently by using the appropriate support scheme including high strength and pre-stressed thread steel bolt support combined with pre-stressed cables. Field measurements indicate that the displacements of the surrounding rock could be controlled efficiently in 41 days when the roadway is excavated in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf with a compaction duration of 150 days.",
author = "Deyu Qian and Hideki Shimada and Takashi Sasaoka and Sugeng Wahyudi and Phanthoudeth Pongpanya",
year = "2015",
month = "11",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "75",
pages = "59--80",
journal = "Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University",
issn = "1345-868X",
publisher = "Kyushu University, Faculty of Science",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Stability of roadway in upper seam of deep multiple rich gas coal seams through ascending stress-relief mining

AU - Qian, Deyu

AU - Shimada, Hideki

AU - Sasaoka, Takashi

AU - Wahyudi, Sugeng

AU - Pongpanya, Phanthoudeth

PY - 2015/11/1

Y1 - 2015/11/1

N2 - The first mining of a protective coal seam through ascending stress-relief mining is one of the most effective techniques for eliminating the risk of coal and gas outburst during the exploitation of multiple coal seams containing high rich gas. However, the difficulty of controlling roadway stability in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf increases greatly after ascending mining. Based on the geological conditions in Guqiao Coal Mine in China, a numerical simulation model is established by means of Itasca’s Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) software in order to analyze the influence of the ascending mining on the stress distribution of the overlying rock strata and the stability of the roadway with different support parameters in the upper protected coal seam. The results show the impact scopes of stress relief and concentration zones in the overlying rock strata are up to approximately 100m and 90m above the goaf. The vertical stress, plastic zone and displacements in one sidewall of the roadway in the upper protected coal seam are bigger than that of the other sidewall close to the underlying goaf side. However, the stability of the roadways can be improved efficiently by using the appropriate support scheme including high strength and pre-stressed thread steel bolt support combined with pre-stressed cables. Field measurements indicate that the displacements of the surrounding rock could be controlled efficiently in 41 days when the roadway is excavated in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf with a compaction duration of 150 days.

AB - The first mining of a protective coal seam through ascending stress-relief mining is one of the most effective techniques for eliminating the risk of coal and gas outburst during the exploitation of multiple coal seams containing high rich gas. However, the difficulty of controlling roadway stability in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf increases greatly after ascending mining. Based on the geological conditions in Guqiao Coal Mine in China, a numerical simulation model is established by means of Itasca’s Fast Lagrangian Analysis of Continua (FLAC) software in order to analyze the influence of the ascending mining on the stress distribution of the overlying rock strata and the stability of the roadway with different support parameters in the upper protected coal seam. The results show the impact scopes of stress relief and concentration zones in the overlying rock strata are up to approximately 100m and 90m above the goaf. The vertical stress, plastic zone and displacements in one sidewall of the roadway in the upper protected coal seam are bigger than that of the other sidewall close to the underlying goaf side. However, the stability of the roadways can be improved efficiently by using the appropriate support scheme including high strength and pre-stressed thread steel bolt support combined with pre-stressed cables. Field measurements indicate that the displacements of the surrounding rock could be controlled efficiently in 41 days when the roadway is excavated in the upper protected coal seam above the goaf with a compaction duration of 150 days.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84969704592&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84969704592&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84969704592

VL - 75

SP - 59

EP - 80

JO - Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

JF - Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University

SN - 1345-868X

IS - 2

ER -