Methodological bases of complex geomechanical studies for selecting optimal parameters of drainage of waterlogged areas fields

This article provides examples of an integrated approach to the study of the geomechanical features of mineral deposits responsible for the filtration properties of a massif and, as a result, increased water cut of the field as a whole. Having knowledge of a number of characteristics that affect the water conductivity of the massif, it seems possible to select the parameters of the drainage system of the field in such a way as to minimize the cost of creating an intake due to the point arrangement of water-reducing wells. Structural-tectonic disturbances with geodynamic mobility, due to which aquifers and caverns in karst rocks remain open and are not filled with clay and sand materials, are the main search features of aquifers. The boundaries of the zones of structural-tectonic disturbances and their spread are well detected by ground-based geophysical methods, such as electrical exploration (boundaries of disturbances) and spectral seismic profiling (depth of propagation of zones of increased fracturing). It is proposed to use satellite geodesy as the most effective way to determine coordinates at large bases as geodetic methods for studying modern geodynamic activity. The examples of dewatering the fields using the proposed approach have shown their high efficiency at minimal cost for the creation of water intake facilities. This technique allows you to get the greatest effect under the conditions of aquifers confined to the rocky mountain range, especially in conditions of karst propagation.

Keywords: aquiferous horizon, water inflows, well, open-cast mining, deformations of berm, improve sustainability, wellpoint, mine, water depression.
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Melnik V.V., Harisov T.F., Zamyatin A.L. Methodological bases of complex geomechanical studies for selecting optimal parameters of drainage of waterlogged areas fields. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(3-1):127-137. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-31-0-127-137.

Issue number: 3
Year: 2020
Page number: 127-137
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.83; 551.21.3
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-31-0-127-137
Article receipt date: 21.11.2019
Date of review receipt: 07.02.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.03.2020
About authors:

Melnik V.V.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), head of the Department of geomechanics,,
Harisov T.F.1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), senior researcher at the laboratory of geomechanics of underground structures, associate Professor of the Department of mine construction,
Zamyatin A.L.1, researcher at the laboratory of technology for disaster risk reduction in subsurface use,
1 The Institute of Mining of the Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 620075, Ekaterinburg, Russia.


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