Single shear testing of various cable bolts used in Australian mines

Aziz, Naj and Rink, Owen and Rasekh, Haleh and Hawkins, Ellie and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali ORCID: and Yang, Guanyu and Khaleghparast, Saman and Mills, Kenneth and Nemcik, Jan and Li, Xuwei (2017) Single shear testing of various cable bolts used in Australian mines. In: 2017 Coal Operators' Conference, 8-10 Feb 2017, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.


Sixteen single shear tests were carried out on eight geometric cable variations provided for testing from Australian suppliers – Jennmar, Megabolt and Minova. Each test was subjected to varying pre-tension values of zero and 15 tonnes, exploring the effect of plain, spiral, bulbed, indented and a combination of plain and indented wire strands. The results obtained demonstrated that the shear strength of plain strand cable was higher than the spiral and/or indented profiled cables with direct correlation to the strands ultimate tensile strength. All the plain profiled cables experienced an element of partial debonding suggesting that their application at embedment length less than 1.8 m each anchor side may not be adequate. The spiral and indented profile strands provided greater bond strength at the cable-grout interface due to the surface roughness of the wires imposing an interlocking effect, leading to reduced shear displacement. The data suggests that the spiral profile was superior to the indented profile due possibly to the compromised integrity of the strand from the impact of stress raisers when creating the indented profile. No study was carried on the button indented profile cable bolts. This report is the first validation that type of apparatus selected to test the shearing capacity of a cable strand will not affect results.

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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 05:49
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 00:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: cable bolts; Australian mines; shear testing
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering
09 Engineering > 0914 Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy > 091405 Mining Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401905 Mining engineering

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