Development of A Stability Mapping Platform for Stone Mines That Will Combine Numerical Modeling and Empirical Criteria

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DEVELOPMENT OF A STABILITY MAPPING PLATFORM FOR STONE MINES THAT WILL COMBINE NUMERICAL MODELING AND EMPIRICAL CRITERIA PI: Zach Agioutantis Abstract The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a stability mapping platform that is independent of AutoCAD and allows mine operators to assess both stone mine pillar stability and roof stability to identify potential hazard zones in the mine. This project team will pursue two main objectives. The first objective is related to the development of a stand-alone user-friendly software tool based on the Microsoft Windows platform that will comprise the stability mapping platform. The platform will allow for different inputs layers that would be combined to present an overall stability map of each project. The second objective relates to the implementation of research results with respect to the development of a simplified stone mine roof hazard index that would be a function of horizontal stress, discontinuity condition, roof beam thickness, and pillar stability to assess the stability of stone mines.
Effective start/end date6/1/235/31/25


  • Alpha Foundation for the Improvement of Mine Safety and Health Incorporated: $355,252.00


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