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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Design of a Powered Support System in Enugu Coal Mine
by Akande, J.M. and Saliu M.A

The main aim of this research work is to design the power support system that will create a safe work environment for Enugu Coal mine. The project involves the analyses of the geological characteristics of the Enugu Coal Deposit. This includes the angle of dip of the deposit, the condition of the roof and the floor, hydro-geological condition; seam thicknesses are considered during the design of the powered support. A powered support system is designed for the longwall face using the application of the Polish system of design. The average carrying capacity 15.42 t/m2, the working heights hmax = 2 hmin and the area of the face to be supported 19.30 m2 are calculated using practical formulae.
Keywords: longwall, dip, deposit, roof, floor, hillside, coal seam, adit, tunnel.
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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Prof. Gui Yun Tian
Professor of Sensor Technologies
School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of Newcastle
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