Document Type : Case Study


1 School of Mining, Petroleum & Geophysics Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

2 Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran


One of the main concerns of an underground coal mining engineer is the safety and stability of the mine. One way that the safety and stability can be ensured is to know and understand the coal mine geology and how it reacts to the mining process. One technique that has shown a lot of success in the coal mining industry for geologic technical evaluation purposes is the coal mine roof rating (CMRR). The CMRR classification is based on geotechnical data taken from the immediate roof layers within the mine. Since the uncertainty exists in geotechnical data, and CMRR process depends on the expert’s idea implicitly, the final value may be inaccurate. In this paper, the fuzzy type 2 is used to overcome this uncertainty. To design the fuzzy system for calculating the CMRR, only quantitative variables (UCS, spacing, and persistence) are considered as fuzzy inputs. Finally, the scores of CMRR and FCMRR for four units of Riccall mine are compared.


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