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Conference Paper

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Publication Details

C. Cao, J. Nemcik and N. Aziz, Improvement of Rock Bolt Profiles using Analytical and Numerical Methods, 11th Underground Coal Operators' Conference, University of Wollongong & the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 2011, 141-147.


The anchorage capacity of fully grouted bolts has been studied for many years, however the bolt rib profile and its effect on bolt shear resistance is poorly understood. A new development in calculating load transfer capacity between two rib profiles of varying geometries is discussed. The derived mathematical equations presented calculate the stress distribution adjacent to the fully grouted bolt and bolt pull out force needed to fail the resin. The Fast Lagrangian Analysis Continua (FLAC) program was used to verify the calculations of stress within the resin. The novel idea of coupling the bolt geometry with the calculated stress provides another powerful tool to investigate the bolt profile configuration and its effects on the load transfer mechanism for the benefit of the mining industry.