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A Shaft Pillar Mining Subsidence Calculation Using Both Probability Integral Method and Numerical Simulation

Peixian Li1,*, Zhixiang Tan2, Lili Yan3

China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), No. D11 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100083, China.
China University of Mining and Technology, No. 1 Daxue Road, Tongshan District, Xuzhou, 221116, China.
China Center for Resources Satellite Data and Application, No. 5 Fengxiandong Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100094, China.

*Corresponding Author: Peixian Li. Email: email.

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2018, 117(2), 231-250.


In order to prolong the life cycle of the coal mine, Jinggezhuang (‘JGZ’) coal mine decided to excavate the shaft pillar. The first panel 0091 was designed near the pillar boundary as an experiment in shaft pillar mining. Both probability integral method (PIM) and FLAC3D were used to evaluate the influence on the shaft safety. PIM parameters were obtained from previous surface subsidence station. The rock property is based on the lab mechanical test. A simulated FLAC3D model containing shafts and a panel was built based on stratigraphic information. Surface subsidence results of PIM show that the 0091-panel excavation has no influence on the shafts. The simulated results show that the subsidence of the main shaft and air shaft is small and can be ignored, but it could cause the auxiliary shaft 220 mm horizontal displacement. So, the stress and displacement of the underground part of shaft were analyzed, it shows that the stress changes, subsidence and displacement are mainly located at the top part of the shafts. According to the stress and movement of the simulated shafts, 0091 was decided to be excavated and a surface monitor line was built and measured. In comparison of PIM, FLAC3D, and measured data, the PIM results fit the surface subsidence better. And the FLAC3D results have smaller maximum subsidence and greater influence area than measured. But FLAC3D can provide more details such as displacement, subsidence, stress and strain of both surface and underground. So, for a planned mining excavation, both methods should be used especially for the evaluation of deformation of underground constructions. In the future, with the development of the rock numerical computation technology, the numerical simulation method will be recommended first. The research shows compare of two methods of the coal mine subsidence calculation and provides a solution method for shaft pillar mining.


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Li, P., Tan, Z., Yan, L. (2018). A Shaft Pillar Mining Subsidence Calculation Using Both Probability Integral Method and Numerical Simulation. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 117(2), 231–250.

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