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.
|Title of host publication||35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016|
|Editors||Thomas M. Barczak, Syd S. Peng, Stephen C. Tadolini, Donna Schmidt|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016 - Morgantown, United States|
Duration: Jul 26 2016 → Jul 28 2016
|Name||35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016|
|Conference||35th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining 2016|
|Period||7/26/16 → 7/28/16|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This project was partially funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) ground control group under the contract No. 200-2011-40342. The authors would like to express their gratitude for this funding and acknowledge the active support of NIOSH in furthering the research and understanding of ground control issues for the improvement of mine safety and health.
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology