dc.contributor.author Kostecki, T. dc.contributor.author Spearing, Sam dc.contributor.author Hirschi, J. dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-18T07:58:13Z dc.date.available 2018-05-18T07:58:13Z dc.date.created 2018-05-18T00:23:15Z dc.date.issued 2017 dc.identifier.citation Kostecki, T. and Spearing, S. and Hirschi, J. 2017. Probabilistic analysis for mine design, using coal pillar design to illustrate its potential usefulness, pp. 1-13. dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/67368 dc.description.abstract © 2015 by the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum and ISRM. Analytical engineering design is based upon a trial-and-error iterative and deterministic process. Within this process, the engineer obtains some estimated values, plugs them into de facto closed-form equations, and receives output, which is expected to be a single number that serves as the basis for the design. This number is typically a factor of safety, or some other equivalent strength-stress ratio. This provides the engineer with a quick and relatively quantitative design methodology. This can create problems however, because in mining applications, the actual in situ system is highly variable, complex and often chaotic, which can lead to potentially incorrect conclusions that result in unsafe designs. A more appropriate and reliable approach is a probabilistic analysis for engineering design. This process is used widely in civil and other engineering disciplines, but is often overlooked for applications in coal mine design. Additionally, it seems the amount of past studies using this approach, especially in coal mine design, are rather limited. Considering how the probabilistic approach can account for uncertainty in parametric values and how unpredictable a mining design can be, the authors believe that this approach has potential in mining. This paper will focus on a summary of past studies related to probabilistic analysis in coal mine pillar design and provide recommendations for future work that could improve design reliability. dc.title Probabilistic analysis for mine design, using coal pillar design to illustrate its potential usefulness dc.type Conference Paper dcterms.source.volume 2017-January dcterms.source.startPage 1 dcterms.source.endPage 13 dcterms.source.title 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics dcterms.source.series 13th ISRM International Congress of Rock Mechanics dcterms.source.isbn 9781926872254 curtin.department WASM: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM-MECE) curtin.accessStatus Fulltext not available
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