Ground support

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This article is about the application of ground support strategies and techniques to "underground mining projects". For the article on general geotechnical design see Geotechnical Design.

Ground support is a set of techniques, elements and methods that enable the conservation or mobilization of a rockmass' intial strentgh in order to allow for self-supporting rock mass. The ultimate goal of this practice is to allow for mining to occur safely while maintaining the stability of created underground excavations.

In Ontario, ground support requirements are defined under the

See Main Article:Elements available for mine design

Significant Properties of Support Elements

Uses of Ground Support

Historically Support vs. Reinforcement Active vs. Passive Primary vs. Secondary

Types of Support

Empirical Support Design

Historical Methods of Support

Design Parameters

Installation Methods



Further Reading

External Sources