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Terry Medhurst, Jason Emery and Adam Huey, Investigation into Roof Support Behaviour at Grasstree Mine, in Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th Coal Operators' Conference, Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong, 10-12 February 2016, 166-176.


The results of a recent investigation into roadway roof support behaviour using a Geophysical Strata Rating (GSR) based support design method are presented. This paper outlines details of a study of roof support behaviour at two instrumented sites at Grasstree Mine. The impact of differing support elements were investigated and tested against developments in roof beam analysis in order to optimise the support process.