Acoustic and strength properties of physical models of frame and honeycomb mine structures

The article presents the experimental procedure and the results on acoustic and strength properties of physical models of frame and honeycomb underground structures designed at the Research Center for Applied Geomechanics and Convergent Technologies in Mining at NUST MISIS College of Mining. The implemented studies prove efficiency of physical models of frame and honeycomb mine structures in geomechanical studies in nature-like mining technologies. The physical modeling allows studies within a wide range of natural stress state and properties of equivalent materials. Elastic wave velocity measurements are performed on the physical models subjected to fracture. The standard variants of physical models of frame and honeycomb mine structures are developed. It is found that in the honeycomb mine structure models, the highest stability is demonstrated by systems represented by more number of circular voids of smaller diameter. The physical simulation approach has made it possible to calculate stable structural design parameters for the discussed systems, to reveal trouble spots, to identify potential avenues and stages of development of nature-like mining technologies, and, finally, to start a design project.

Keywords: frame and honeycomb underground structures, mining systems, physical model, limit strength, deformation, acoustic signal, equivalent geomaterial, comprehensive testing installation, 3D modeling, joint system, joint roughness, Q index.
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Leizer V. I., Vysotin N. G., Kosyreva M. A., Shermatova S. S. Acoustic and strength properties of physical models of frame and honeycomb mine structures. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(12):54-64. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-12-0-54-64.


The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, Project No. 19-17-00034.

Issue number: 12
Year: 2020
Page number: 54-64
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.831; 622,2; 622.235
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-12-0-54-64
Article receipt date: 03.09.2020
Date of review receipt: 04.11.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.11.2020
About authors:

V.I. Leizer1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
N.G. Vysotin1, Senior Lecturer, e-mail:,
M.A. Kosyreva1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
S.S. Shermatova1, Graduate Student, e-mail:,
1 Mining Institute, National University of Science and Technology «MISiS», 119049, Moscow, Russia.


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