Prediction of hazardous phenomena within operating coal seam for the Yalevsky mine field

Authors: Meshkov А. А., Popov A. L., Popova Yu. V., Smolin A. V., Shabarov A. N.

The recent rates of coal mining call for the full-scale support of production, in particular, for the continuous scientific supervision of mining and prediction of rock mass behavior in different operation phases. This composite function is the mission of engineering offices of a mine, geological surveying services as well as institutions engaged in scientific supervision of mining. In terms of the Yalevsky Mine, the case-study of complexing of different methods to predict rock mass behavior using various technical approaches to preparation of prediction data, including mine plans, geological forecasts and other prognostic materials, is given. According to the proposed concept, the prepared predictions contain comprehensive information on structure, hydrogeology and geomechanics of rock mass, as well as on localization of geodynamic processes within extraction panels. The objective is met through integrated compilation of all geological and geotechnical data within a single database representing a digital twin of a production unit. The practical introduction of this approach at mine production units, despite considerable content of preparatory works connected with the required systematization of the whole totality of data on the production unit and integration of the data in the geological information system, demonstrates high efficiency of the procedure.

Keywords: Geodynamics, geomechanical prediction, geological prediction, numerical modeling, tectonics, coal series, stress distribution in rock mass, increased rock pressure zones.
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Meshkov А. А., Popov A. L., Popova Yu.V., Smolin A. V., Shabarov A. N. Prediction of hazardous phenomena within operating coal seam for the Yalevsky mine field. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(2):22-33. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-2-0-22-33.

Issue number: 2
Year: 2020
Page number: 22-33
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.112.3 622.031.4 622.012.22 622.272.6
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-2-0-22-33
Article receipt date: 28.11.2019
Date of review receipt: 19.12.2019
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.01.2020
About authors:

А.А. Meshkov, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Deputy General Director – Technical Director, SUEK-Kuzbass JSC, 652507, Leninsk-Kuznetskiy, Russia,
A.L. Popov1, Cand. Sci. (Geol. Mineral.), Senior Researcher, e-mail: alpopov@spmi,
Yu.V. Popova1, Engineer,
A.V. Smolin1, Leading Engineer,
A.N. Shabarov1, Direсtor of a Center of Geomechanics and Issues of Mining Industry,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

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A. L. Popov, e-mail:


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