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We present the results of tests on five different types of steel plates subjected to static load under boundary
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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
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Behaviour of Steel Plates During Rockbursts M. Van Sint Jan, M. Palape
412 Deep Mining 07, Perth, Australia