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On September 13–19, 2009 the 3rd International Scientific and Practical Conference "School of Underground Mining" was held at the "Parus" sanatorium (Gaspra town, Crimea). This year, representatives of the ore and coal mining industry of Ukraine, Poland, Russian Federation and Serbia took part in the conference.
Ph.D. OI Koval (SE “Donetsk Coal Energy Company”) made a report on the topic: “Management of the tense state of the excavation strip”. The relationship between the geometrical parameters of the cast strip with the depth of the excavation workings and the mechanical characteristics of the carbonaceous thickness of weak rocks is established in the work, which allows to regulate the voltage in the support and discharge zones of the guard strip.
There were also presentations by Centrum Hydraulics Dirk Otto Hennlich, Eurotech SP (Bitom, Poland) and a detailed review of the proposed technology in the operating environment.
Vice-rector for scientific work of the Nikopol University of Economics, prof. VI Nikonets in his report revealed the current problems of manganese-mining enterprises of Ukraine and suggested ways to solve them.
In the report of prof. E. Antoshchenko considered a number of topical problems related to the manifestation of mining pressure at different stages of development and damping of the processes of displacement and compaction of rocks during the mining of coal seams, and proposed a unified methodological approach to the sequential establishment of factors that determine the mining pressure in the process of working pressure poly.
Head of design department of CJSC "Zaporozhye Iron and Steel Works" Pastushenko told the audience about the experience of using SingleBlast software for the design of cleaning works in the conditions of the mining enterprises of the SAMP.
The report of Ph.D. V.V. Fomicheva on "Relationship of the VAT of elements of the system" array-mounting "with the strength characteristics of lateral rocks", which presents the results of studies of the influence of the strength characteristics of weak rocks containing formation production on the VAT of the elements of the system "layered array-mounting production of boundary and extrinsic deformation conditions and a report by Artur Dychko (Institute of Mineral Raw Materials and Energy, Krakow, Poland) "Information Technologies in the Polish Mining Industry", which offers an information system for is an opportunity to significantly expand the simulation of production processes, monitoring technological situation and take appropriate decisions in this sector. The issues of underground gasification of coal seams, manifestations of rock pressure in different periods of development of the process of displacement of fake rocks during the extraction of coal seams, application of new software, etc. were also considered.
During the conference, leading coal mining experts exchanged opinions and impressions. This was the second day of our School.
The third day was presented by 8 reports. Of particular interest were the issues addressed in the reports of V.M. Okalelova (Donbass State Technical University, Alchevsk) "Investigation of the character of the change in the length of mine workings over time of the mine" and P.M. Dolzhikov (East Ukrainian National University named after V. Dahl) "Technological and organizational problems in coal mining in long benches".
The reports of our Polish colleagues from the Main Institute of Mining (Katowice, Poland), Andrzej Valentek and Oleksandr Vrana, were very interesting and provoked a lively discussion.
The meeting was completed by G.Ya. Mishchenko (SCF "Mascart", Dnepropetrovsk) report on the topic: "Experience of using MEGAFORS friction nanomodifier in industrial equipment". The implementation of the company "Mascart" made it possible to obtain the Record of Ukraine.
The final plenary session included 6 presentations, including a report by Prof. OHM. Kuzmenka (Head of the Scientific and Methodological Council, NSU) about new training plans for mining specialists, which provoked an energetic discussion.