Vol.126, No.1, 2021, pp.311-330, doi:10.32604/cmes.2021.011556
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Analysis of a Water-Inrush Disaster Caused by Coal Seam Subsidence Karst Collapse Column under the Action of Multi-Field Coupling in Taoyuan Coal Mine
  • Zhibin Lin1, Boyang Zhang1,2,*, Jiaqi Guo1
1 School of Civil Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, 454000, China
2 School of Energy Science and Engineering, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo, 454000, China
* Corresponding Author: Boyang Zhang. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Modeling and Simulation of Fluid flows in Fractured Porous Media: Current Trends and Prospects)
Received 16 May 2020; Accepted 17 August 2020; Issue published 22 December 2020
Abstract
Minin-induced water inrush from a confined aquifer due to subsided floor karst collapse column (SKCC) is a type of serious disaster in the underground coal extraction. Karst collapse column (KCC) developed in a confined aquifer occurs widely throughout northern China. A water inrush disaster from SKCC occurred in Taoyuan coal mine on February 3, 2013. In order to analyze the effect of the KCC influence zone’s (KCCIZ) width and the entry driving distance of the water inrush through the fractured channels of the SKCC, the stress, seepage, and impact dynamics coupling equations were used to model the seepage rule, and a numerical FLAC3D model was created to determine the plastic zones, the vertical displacement development of the rock mass surrounding the entry driving working face (EDWF), and the seepage vector and water inflow development of the seepage field. The hysteretic mechanism of water inrush due to SKCC in Taoyuan coal mine was investigated. The results indicate that a water inrush disaster will occur when the width of the KCCIZ exceeds 16 m under a driving, which leads to the aquifer connecting with the fractured zones of the entry floor. Hysteretic water inrush disasters are related to the stress release rate of the surrounding rocks under the entry driving. When the entry driving exceeds about 10 m from the water inrush point, the stress release rate reaches about 100%, and a water inrush disaster occurs.
Keywords
Karst collapse column; multi-field coupling; seepage mutation; water-inrush
Cite This Article
Lin, Z., Zhang, B., Guo, J. (2021). Analysis of a Water-Inrush Disaster Caused by Coal Seam Subsidence Karst Collapse Column under the Action of Multi-Field Coupling in Taoyuan Coal Mine. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 126(1), 311–330.
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