Development of a methodology for assessing the expediency of mine workings decommissioning based on the geomechanical factor

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I.A.Salieiev, LLC DTEK Energy, Kyiv, Ukraine

V.I.Bondarenko,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

H.A.Symanovych,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I.A.Kovalevska,, Dnipro University of Technology, Dnipro, Ukraine, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu. 2021, (4): 010 - 016


Substantiation of the methodology for predicting the state of mine workings based on the study on geomechanical processes when assessing the consequences of mine closure taking into account the entire period of their existence, during which the development of displacement with various intensity occurs in the surrounding coal-bearing mass.

The study is based on methods of analysis and synthesis, methods of comparison, abstraction, analogy, calculation and construction. The methods of mine tool observations of the manifestations of rock pressure and their processing by methods of correlation and dispersion analysis for establishing the relationship of displacements of the mine working contour with geomechanical factors were used.

A possibility of stage-by-stage decommissioning of mine workings when grouping mining-and-geological conditions is substantiated. An example of calculating the displacements in a mine working during its decommissioning is presented. The given calculation expressions make it possible to assess the mine working state, taking into consideration the patterns of the geomechanical factor influence on making a technical decision on the expediency of its further operation.

The patterns of the rock pressure manifestation development in sequentially abandoned mine workings have been determined. Based on the methods of correlation-dispersion analysis, the dependence of the mine working contour displacements on geomechanical factors have been revealed throughout the entire period of its existence.

Practical value.
A methodology for assessing the state of mine workings at the time of their decommissioning has been developed, which is an integral part of the recommendations to limit the negative influence of mine closure. The peculiarity of the methodology is in taking into account the entire period of mine workings existence, which leads to a well-grounded technical decision on the possibility of dismantling the metal structures with the complete exclusion of emergency situations.

rock mass, displacements, life time, decommissioning of mine workings, geomechanical factor


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