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Dynamic testing of tekseal high yield grout to provide an orepass plug designed for impact

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Abstract


  • Significant wear in orepasses particularly in the brow and chute areas is proportional to the tonnage

    throughput with increased wear associated with running orepasses empty. During planned shutdowns it

    may be necessary to isolate maintenance crews from objects falling from orepasses. In the last 15 years

    grout orepass plugs that can later be easily removed have been poured above chute maintenance areas.

    These provide protection from high energy impact and isolating workers from the hazard. Construction and

    removal methods will be briefly explained.

    Since it is not feasible to investigate the problem of orepass plug impact response using full-scale

    experimental studies, this paper presents a combined three-stage approach that includes:

    1. High-precision impact testing of reduced-scale models of orepass plugs.

    2. High-fidelity physics-based numerical model calibration using experimental data.

    3. Full-scale modelling of mine orepass plugs using calibrated material models.

    To calibrate numerical models, three 1 m diameter steel pipes filled with Tekseal high yield foaming grout

    were tested with falfing steel projectiles of different shape using the High-Capacity Impact Testing Facility at

    the University of Wollongong. Impact tests provided data on the depth of penetration and size of the ci6ters

    formed by the projectiles. Numerical models were calibrated by optimiSing the material parameters and

    modelling techniques to match with the experimental results. .

    Full-scale numerical models of orepass plugs were de veloped for typical orepass dimensions and subjected

    to impact events by falling rock projectiles. The proposed approach has allowed investigating energy

    absorbing characteristics of orepass plugs to further predict and increase understanding of their capacity to

    withstand high-speed impacts by large fa lling projectiles. This research will enable better understanding of

    orepass plug performance during high energy events and provide f urther engineering definition to mitigate

    risk to orepass maintenance personnel.

UOW Authors


  •   Mutton, I V. S. (external author)
  •   Alex M. Remennikov
  •   Pateman, D (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mutton, I. V. S., Remennikov, A. & Pateman, D. (2013). Dynamic testing of tekseal high yield grout to provide an orepass plug designed for impact. In Y. Potvin & B. Brady (Eds.), Seventh International symposium on ground support in mining and underground construction (pp. 265-283). Western Australia: Australian Center for Geomechanics.

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  • 265

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  • 283

Abstract


  • Significant wear in orepasses particularly in the brow and chute areas is proportional to the tonnage

    throughput with increased wear associated with running orepasses empty. During planned shutdowns it

    may be necessary to isolate maintenance crews from objects falling from orepasses. In the last 15 years

    grout orepass plugs that can later be easily removed have been poured above chute maintenance areas.

    These provide protection from high energy impact and isolating workers from the hazard. Construction and

    removal methods will be briefly explained.

    Since it is not feasible to investigate the problem of orepass plug impact response using full-scale

    experimental studies, this paper presents a combined three-stage approach that includes:

    1. High-precision impact testing of reduced-scale models of orepass plugs.

    2. High-fidelity physics-based numerical model calibration using experimental data.

    3. Full-scale modelling of mine orepass plugs using calibrated material models.

    To calibrate numerical models, three 1 m diameter steel pipes filled with Tekseal high yield foaming grout

    were tested with falfing steel projectiles of different shape using the High-Capacity Impact Testing Facility at

    the University of Wollongong. Impact tests provided data on the depth of penetration and size of the ci6ters

    formed by the projectiles. Numerical models were calibrated by optimiSing the material parameters and

    modelling techniques to match with the experimental results. .

    Full-scale numerical models of orepass plugs were de veloped for typical orepass dimensions and subjected

    to impact events by falling rock projectiles. The proposed approach has allowed investigating energy

    absorbing characteristics of orepass plugs to further predict and increase understanding of their capacity to

    withstand high-speed impacts by large fa lling projectiles. This research will enable better understanding of

    orepass plug performance during high energy events and provide f urther engineering definition to mitigate

    risk to orepass maintenance personnel.

UOW Authors


  •   Mutton, I V. S. (external author)
  •   Alex M. Remennikov
  •   Pateman, D (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Mutton, I. V. S., Remennikov, A. & Pateman, D. (2013). Dynamic testing of tekseal high yield grout to provide an orepass plug designed for impact. In Y. Potvin & B. Brady (Eds.), Seventh International symposium on ground support in mining and underground construction (pp. 265-283). Western Australia: Australian Center for Geomechanics.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1986&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/977

Start Page


  • 265

End Page


  • 283