Introducing the new windows ARMPS-LAM program

Christopher Newman, Zach Agioutantis, Keith Heasley

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Previously, in 2013, a laboratory version of the computer code ARMPS-LAM, introduced at the 32nd International Conference of Ground Control in Mining, successfully integrated the laminated overburden model of LaModel into an ARMPS-style pillar stability analysis. The ARMPS-LAM analysis has now been fully integrated into the ARMPS program allowing users to more accurately classify the stability of a given mine design utilizing a laminated overburden model for the determination of pillar loading within the AMZ. This paper introduces the new Windows-based ARMPS-LAM program. The program's ease of use, output result generation, and limitations are highlighted through the parametric analysis of three hypothetical case studies where traditional ARMPS output is compared to output generated by LaModel. As mining operations continue to produce at greater depths and in more complex geometric and geological conditions, flexible and efficient analyses of mine stability for underground room and pillar mining has become more and more essential. The ARMPS-LAM program provides the mining industry with an empirically backed, numerical design tool for the evaluation of underground room and pillar mine plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016
EditorsThomas M. Barczak, Syd S. Peng, Stephen C. Tadolini, Donna Schmidt
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781510860292
StatePublished - 2016
Event35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016 - Morgantown, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2016Jul 28 2016

Publication series

Name35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016


Conference35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright © (2016) by Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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