Numerical Study for Determining the Strength Limits of a Powered Longwall Support


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2022

Идентификатор DOI: 10.3390/pr10030527

Ключевые слова: finite element method (fem), mining, numerical modeling, power roof supports, safety

Аннотация: The process of designing a longwall powered support is extremely complex and requires many operations related to the creation of a complete machine. The powered support section is one of the basic elements of the longwall system. It acts as protection for the working space and takes part in the process of excavating and transportinПоказать полностьюg the spoil. The implementation of the support that meets the guidelines of the manufacturer and user requires an endurance analysis at the design stage conducted according to the regulations in force. The main objective of this research, pursued by the authors, was to perform the analysis of the ultimate strength of selected elements of the designed powered support section. The research was carried out with the use of special software that uses the finite element method. This article presents the analysis of the strength limits conducted with the help of the finite element method, determining the strength of selected elements of the longwall support section. The solutions proposed by the authors include changes in the structure and properties of the material in the design process. The aim of the proposed solution was to obtain a model with strength value that meets safety standards. The research results are a valuable source of knowledge for designers. Solutions of this type set examples for spatial models of the longwall support section being designed currently. The analysis presented in the article, together with the results of the research and the conclusions resulting from them, may improve the safety and effectiveness of powered supports. © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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Журнал: Processes

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 10, Is. 3

Номера страниц: 527


  • Szurgacz D. (Center of Hydraulics DOH Ltd, Bytom, 41-906, Poland, Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A, ul. Powstańców 30, Katowice, 40-039, Poland)
  • Trzop K. (KWK Ruda Ruch Bielszowice, ul. Halembska 160, Ruda Ślaska, 41-717, Poland)
  • Gil J. (PGG Oddział Zaklad Remontowo-Produkcyjny, ul. Granitowa 132, Bieruń, 43-155, Poland)
  • Zhironkin S. (Department of Trade and Marketing, Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny Av, Krasnoyarsk, 660041, Russian Federation, Department of Open Pit Mining, T.F. Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, 28 Vesennya St, Kemerovo, 650000, Russian Federation, School of Core Engineering Education, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30 Lenina St, Tomsk, 634050, Russian Federation)
  • Pokorný J. (VSB—Faculty of Safety Engineering, Technical University of Ostrava, Lumírova 13/630, Ostrava, 700 30, Czech Republic)
  • Gondek H. (VSB—Department of Machine and Industrial Design, Technical University of Ostrava, 17 Listopadu 2172/15, Ostrava, 708 00, Czech Republic)