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Document ID (ISN)110337
CIS number 09-1371
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-397-6
Year 2009
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-622
Author(s) Belem T.
Title Development of an integrated method for analyzing the stability of backfilled stope
Original title Développement d'une méthode intégrée d'analyse de stabilité des chantiers miniers remblayés [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2009. x, 49p. Illus. 61 ref. Price: CAD 12.60. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract When mining operations require the use of cemented paste backfill (CPB), a system must be planned that provides the desired structural stability and safe space. Generally, the confined block model combined with a high safety factor is used to estimate the strength of the CPB required, and then formulations of mixtures of paste backfill are optimized in order to choose the best, according to the case. However, since the confined block was planned for a backfill with an internal friction angle of zero, limiting oneself to this single model shows a lack of knowledge about the subject, even while admitting that the friction angle would tend towards zero over the long term. However, the short and medium terms should also be taken into account. This study consisted of numerous experimental tests for the purpose of developing models for predicting and evaluating the distribution of stresses in backfilled sites. These models show the existence and variation in arching, which has direct impacts on costs. This report proposes a method for analyzing the stability of backfilled mining sites that integrates all the components of CPB. The method mainly allows the theoretical value of the required strength to be estimated, which helps meet the objectives due to the targeted optimization of mixture formulations.
Descriptors (primary) safety engineering; Quebec; mining industry; soil stability; underground mining
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; report; mathematical models; economic aspects; compression
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating
Mining and quarrying