Importance of numerical modeling in mine design gained pace after modern way of approach took birth through many variants. Methods such as Continuum and Discontinuum emerge as most effective in resolving certain issues. Cases such as heterogeneity, prevailing boundary conditions in continuum case and presence of discontinuities in other have provided solutions for many causes. A suitable support system is designed for deep virgin coal mining blocks of Godavari Valley Coalfield in India. This analysis is carried out using numerical modeling technique. The results show that the stresses at an angle to the level galleries are adverse. The level gallery/dip-raise may be oriented at 200 to 400 to reduce roof problems.
Part of the book: Theory and Practice of Tunnel Engineering