Authors: Van Sint Jan, M; Palape, M

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Van Sint Jan, M & Palape, M 2007, 'Behaviour of Steel Plates During Rockbursts', in Y Potvin (ed.), Deep Mining 2007: Proceedings of the Fourth International Seminar on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 405-412,

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We present the results of tests on five different types of steel plates subjected to static load under boundary conditions simulating those observed in the field. The test consisted of setting the plates on two supports 8 cm apart and then applying load to the centre of the plate. It was found that the maximum load ranged from 30 to 60 kN depending on the plate design. Such loads are significantly lower than those obtained from tests in which the plate is loaded against a flat surface.

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Behaviour of Steel Plates During Rockbursts M. Van Sint Jan, M. Palape
412 Deep Mining 07, Perth, Australia

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