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This conference paper was originally published as Hebblewhite, B, Fabjanczyk, M & Gray, P, Investigations Into Premature Rock Bolt Failures in the Australian Coal Mining Industry, in Aziz, N (ed), Coal 2003: Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2003, 125-131.


An ACARP project was initiated in 1999 to address the observed phenomenon of premature failure of rock bolts in a number of Australian coal mines, and with a particular focus on the problem of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in rock bolts. This paper briefly outlines the findings of this study.

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