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A Study on Stress Distribution and Reasonable Size of Coal Pillar in a Coal Face


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Author Li HC, Wang QP, Quan YH


Mechanical models are established in accordance with the degree of mining on both sides of the coal pillar, and formulae were derived which calculated the superposition stress distribution and the width of the plastic region. The stability of the coal pillar was analysed and a reasonable size of coal pillar determined, in accordance with the elastic region rate. Further practical examples for the stability of the coal pillar are calculated and simulated.