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Papers from 2019

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Proceedings of the 2019 Coal Operators Conference, Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth

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Development of double shear testing of tendons, Naj Aziz, Guanyu Yang, Saman Khaleghparast, and Travis Marshall

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Ageing effect on the self-heating incubation behaviour of lignite, Basil Beamish, Jan Theiler, and Andrew Garvie

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Performance analysis of surface goaf gas drainage holes for gas management in an Australian coal mine, Bharath Belle and Guangyao Si

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Application of plastic funnel in blast hole to improve blasting efficiency of opencast coal mine at West Bokaro, Ashutosh Bhaskar, Alok Kumar Baranwal, Praveen Ranjan, Tapan Kumar Jena, Manyank Shkhar, and Debaprasad Chakraborty

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Application of smartshear to define rock mass shear about coal mine roadways, Benjamin Blacka, Stuart MacGregor, Adrian Rippon, Michael Melville, Graham Wylie, and Anne Wylie

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Intermediate drive technology as a cost-saving solution for belt conveyor upgrades, Blake Burgeth

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Developing and using empirical models for geotechnical design in underground coal mining, Mark Colwell

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Palaeodepositonal conditions and hydrocarbon source characteristics of lignites from Bikaner-Nagaur Basin (Rajasthan) western India based on organic petrographic studies, Umar Farooq, Rimpy Chetia, Runcie Mathews, Shalivahan Srivastav, Bhagwan Singh, and Vikram Singh

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The limitations and potential design risks when applying empirically-derived coal pillar strength equations to real-life mine stability problems, Russell Frith and Guy Reed

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A causation mechanism for coal bursts during roadway development based on the major horizontal stress in coal, very specific structural geology causing a localised loss of effective coal confinement and newtons’ second law, Russell Frith, Guy Reed, and Aaron Jones

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The impact of intrusion to coal characteristics in Tanjung Enim, Muara Enim Formation, South Sumatra, Muhammad Tressna Gandapradana, Andryusalfikri, Sucipto Heri, Nugroho, Bagus Totok Purnom, Arya Gustifram, and Akmal Farid

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Paleo-environment model of sub-bituminous coal seam based on maceral data analysis in Banko Barat, Muhammad Tressna Gandapradana, Andryusalfikri, Ahmad Zaki Romi, Muhammad Dwiki Satrio Wicaksono, Dimas Allan Zulkarnain, and Iqbal Jabbari

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Management of spontaneous combustion in coal overburden spoil piles, Andrew Garvie, Ken Donaldson, Basil Beamish, and Brad Williams

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Assessment of development roadway roof conditions at an operating underground coal mine using neural network analysis, Stephen Geise, Jason Emery, and Ismet Canbulat

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Numerical investigations of infilled joint shear under different lateral boundary confinement conditions, Libin Gong, Jan Nemcik, and Ting Ren

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The experience of Addcar in highwall mining operations, Paul Hartcher and Grant Case

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Flow measurement in gas drainage, Tim Harvey and Ian Gray

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Over-core recovery of a drill string bogged in a longhole, Frank Hungerford and Mitch Fagan

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Roadways development and monitoring within deep coal mines in the Czech Republic, Radovan Kukutsch, Petr Waclawik, and Jan Nemcik

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Assessment of key parameters on load transfer during development of a spin-to-stall resin bolt system, Kent McTyer

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A review of the mechanics of pillar behaviour, Kenneth William Mills

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Shear strength of rock joints under constant normal loading conditions, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Faisel Alenzel, Peter Gregor, Naj Aziz, Kevin McDougall, and Andreas Helwig

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Strength properties of grout for strata reinforcement, Ali Mirzaghorbanali, Peter Gregor, Zainab Ebrahim, Abdullah Alfahed, Naj Aziz, and Kevin McDougall

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Numerical simulation of stress distribution in longwall panels during the first caving interval, Sadjad Mohammadi, Mohammad Ataei, Reza Kakaie, Naj Aziz, and Ashkan Rastegarmanesh

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Application of ventsim to low pressure gas drainage and high pressure nitrogen reticulation systems, Roy Moreby

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Highwall stability implications from longwall mining at Broadmeadow mine, Dan Payne, Matt Martin, Bob Coutts, and Dan Lynch

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A scientific approach to quantifying the efficiency and efficacy of dust curtains on a Sandvik mb650 continuous miner at kestrel colliery whilst mining a full face of roof stone during an overcast construction, Brian Plush, Bradley Watson, Clinton Daly, Timothy Gooch, and Charlie Spence

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The Australian national facility for physical blast simulation, Alex Remennikov, Brian Uy, Edward Chan, and David Ritzel

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Application of computer aided engineering techniques in combination with high-energy dust suppression technology for the handling of coal, Jon Roberts, Michael Hopkins, Peter Wypych, and Vitold Ronda

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The development of a novel backfilling technology: concept and behaviour, Lihai Tan, Ting Ren, and Xiaohan Yang

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Field and simulation study for rock bolt loading characteristics under high stress conditions, Petr Waclawik, Sahendra Ram, Ashok Kumar, Radovan Kukutsch, Adam Mirek, and Jan Nemcik

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What are the outcomes from 21 years of level 1 emergency exercises in Queensland?, Martin Watkinson

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How blocked gas detectors change the apparent concentration of gas, Ian Webster

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Reliable referencing for fixed and machine mounted gas detectors, Ian Webster and Thomas Steigler

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Why the peak shear load of indented cables increases with increased wire failures?, Guanyu Yang, Saman Khalegparast, Naj Aziz, Jan Nemcik, and Travis Marshall

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A review of energy sources of coal burst in Australian coal mines, Xiaohan Yang, Ting Ren, Xuequi He, and Lihai Tan

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Digital twin based method to monitor and optimize belt conveyor maintenance and operation, Manfred Ziegler