Authors: Villaescusa, E; Thompson, AG; Player, JR


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Villaescusa, E, Thompson, AG & Player, JR 2013, 'Static and dynamic testing of welded and woven mesh for rock support', in Y Potvin & B Brady (eds), Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Ground Support in Mining and Underground Construction, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 187-196.

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Abstract:
The Western Australian School of Mines has designed, commissioned and extensively used testing facilities capable of subjecting panels of steel wire mesh to static and dynamic loadings. Since commissioning, a large number of tests have been performed on mesh with different wires diameters and apertures. The force–displacement responses of the mesh have been measured and then characterised by various performance indicators such as rupture strength, displacement to rupture and energy absorption. The database of test results has been summarised in the form of charts that may be used to easily compare the performance of different mesh configurations and to assist with design of appropriate ground support for static and dynamic loading applications.

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