Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Kan, Stephen Wai-Sing URN etd-05092009-040543 Title Experimental evaluation of polyester grout as a ground control measure in underground mines Degree Master of Science Department Mining and Minerals Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Karfakis, Mario G. Committee Chair Haycocks, Christopher Committee Member Karmis, Michael E. Committee Member Topuz, Ertugrul Committee Member Keywords
- ground control
Date of Defense 1995-03-05 Availability restricted AbstractChemical grouting has been used to insure the stability of
underground mine openings for more than twenty years. The polyurethane
grout, which is currently being used, has a limited range of mechanical
properties that restrict its utilization. Polyurethane also poses serious
threats to miners' health due to its toxicity and flammability, To overcome
many of these problems and limitations, research has been conducted on a
newly developed polyester-based grout. The assessment of mechanical
properties of polyester grout is the focus of this work. Field experiences and
laboratory research have defined properties which an effective grouting
material should possess. Experimental results indicate that the polyester
grout meets or exceeds these recommended properties and has the potential
to expand the applicability of chemical grouting in ground control. By
adjusting its formulations, mechanical properties of polyester grout can be
engineered to solve specific ground control problems.
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