rock bolting

rock bolting

[′räk ‚bōlt·iŋ]
(engineering)
A method of securing or strengthening closely jointed or highly fissured rocks in mine workings, tunnels, or rock abutments by inserting and firmly anchoring rock bolts oriented perpendicular to the rock face or mine opening.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The class A, B and C can withstand without giving any major support, however, spot rock bolting may be applied in certain desired regions.
Wu, "Development and applications of rock bolting materials for coal mine roadways," in Proceedings of 30th International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, pp.
Haas, "Analysis of rock bolting to prevent shear movement in fractured ground," Minerals Engineering, vol.
and Peng, S.: 2008, New approach in rock bolting that adds to bearing capacity and yield of the bolt without increase to the cost of the technology.
Over 14 weeks, the classes of six to seven students learn staging, rock bolting, scaling, lock and tagging, blasting, mucking, drilling and other essential skills.
While a hydraulic rock bolting jumbo had been purchased to help reduce risk to drillers, management determined that handheld drills would still be required in the shafts.
As soon as the rock bolting method was developed in the 1920s, it was proposed as a systematic method for weak roof support by Weigel (1943).
Mr Roberts is quite right in seeking assurances from the Welsh Office about the safety of the rock faces abutting A55 between Conwy and Llanfairfechan: the extent of the "rock bolting" is a clear indication of a potentially unstable rock face.
Rock bolting and soil nailing for luxury villa construction on Peter Island, British Virgin Islands, by Keller Group
Applications for the CPA include pipeline trenching, utility work, anchoring and rock bolting, rough terrain construction, and long reach work.
"We have done a lot of rock bolting, but when you are handling heavy equipment and people 40 to 50 feet up on a rock face, safety is No.