Modeling interaction of suspended monorail rock bolt support and rock mass

In view of crossover intensification in mining, activity of auxiliary transportation also grows, and an appreciable percentage in this respect belongs to the suspended monorail transport in modern mines. Suspended monorail systems widely use rock bolt support, in complex geological conditions of underground mining in Kuzbass equally. In the meanwhile, geomechanical validation of engineering solutions on rock bolt design for the suspended monorail transportation yet remains deficient. For this reason, investigation of geomechanical processes caused in coal-and-rock mass by interaction between monorail rolling stock and rock bolting is of relevance and practical significance. This article describes the design model of interaction between the suspended monorail rock bolt support and rock mass at different load levels. A case-study of the Yalevsky Mine of SUEK-Kuzbass presents the mathematical modeling of the stress–strain behavior of the rock bolt–rock mass system. The modeling results prove estimability of rock bolt support stability under the action of load from the suspended monorail transport.

Keywords: underground opening, rock mass, suspended monorail, rock bolt support, stresses, strains, stability.
For citation:

Blokhin D. I., Zakorshmennyi I. M., Kubrin S. S., Kharitonov I. L., Kholmyansky M. L. Modeling interaction of suspended monorail rock bolt support and rock mass. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(9):25-39. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-9-0-25-39.

Issue number: 9
Year: 2020
Page number: 25-39
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.281.74
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-9-0-25-39
Article receipt date: 22.11.2019
Date of review receipt: 24.02.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.08.2020
About authors:

D.I. Blokhin1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Senior Researcher, e-mail:,
I.M. Zakorshmennyi1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Leading Researcher,
S.S. Kubrin1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, Head of Laboratory, e-mail:,
I.L. Kharitonov, Deputy Technical Director, Chief of Technical Management, JSK «SUEK-Kuzbass, 652507, Leninsk-Kuznetskiy, Russia,
M.L. Kholmyansky, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Leading Researcher, Gersevanov Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures, JSC Research Center of Construction, 109428, Moscow, Russia,
1 Institute of Problems of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources of Russian Academy of Sciences, 111020, Moscow, Russia.


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D.I. Blokhin, e-mail:


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