|Appears in Collections:||Management, Work and Organisation Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Determination of the Optimum Crown Pillar Thickness Between Open Pit and Block Caving|
|Citation:||Bakhtavar E, Oraee K & Shahriar K (2010) Determination of the Optimum Crown Pillar Thickness Between Open Pit and Block Caving In: Proceedings: 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, W. VA: Dept. of Mining Engineering, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University. 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.A, pp. 325-332.|
|Series/Report no.:||ICGCM Papers|
|Conference Name:||29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining|
|Conference Location:||Morgantown, West Virginia, U.S.A|
|Abstract:||In this paper, a relationship between dependant parameters and the crown pillar thickness is first introduced. This relationship defines geotechnical problems caused by thin pillars and economic considerations created by pillars that are thicker than the optimum size. For this purpose, a dimensional analysis as an effective physico-mathematical tool was used. This technique restructures the original dimensional variables of a problem into a set of dimensionless products using the constraints imposed upon them by their dimensions. A model is hence introduced that calculates the optimum pillar thickness. The relationship introduced here and the method applied can be used by mining engineers in all situations where a combined open-pit and block caving method is deemed to be the most appropriate mining method.|
|Rights:||The ICGCM president has granted permission for use of ICGCM conference papers in this Repository. The paper was first published in the proceedings of 29th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining by Morgantown, W. VA : Dept. of Mining Engineering, College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, West Virginia University. The full text of the final version of this paper is available from the conference website: http://icgcm.conferenceacademy.com/papers/detail.aspx?subdomain=icgcm&iid=309|
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