Application of Kaiser Effect to measure in-situ stresses in underground mines

M. Momayez, F. P. Hassani

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Abstract

Estimating in-situ stresses is an important setep in the analysis and design of any underground rock excavation. The cost and time restrictions associated with each measurement has prevented the extensive use of the established stress measurement techniques. To evaluate the potential of Kaiser Effect as a reliable and economical stress measurement method, a comprehensive investigation has been undertaken into various aspect of this subject. This paper presents the results of the first stage of a comparative study to determine different drilling orientations. Based on the results obtained so far with the assistance of the Canadian mining industry, it is shown that the Kaiser Effect method could be a viable alternative to other conventional techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRock Mechanics Proceedings of the 33rd U.S. Symposium
PublisherPubl by A.A. Balkema
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)9054100451
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1992 MRS Fall Meeting: Symposium U, Solid State Ionics - Santa Fe, NM, USA
Duration: Jun 3 1992Jun 5 1992

Publication series

NameU.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1992 MRS Fall Meeting: Symposium U, Solid State Ionics
CitySanta Fe, NM, USA
Period6/3/926/5/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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