The use of the direct optimized probabilistic calculation method in design of bolt reinforcement for underground and mining workings

ScientificWorldJournal. 2013 Jul 2;2013:267593. doi: 10.1155/2013/267593. Print 2013.


The load-carrying system of each construction should fulfill several conditions which represent reliable criteria in the assessment procedure. It is the theory of structural reliability which determines probability of keeping required properties of constructions. Using this theory, it is possible to apply probabilistic computations based on the probability theory and mathematic statistics. Development of those methods has become more and more popular; it is used, in particular, in designs of load-carrying structures with the required level or reliability when at least some input variables in the design are random. The objective of this paper is to indicate the current scope which might be covered by the new method-Direct Optimized Probabilistic Calculation (DOProC) in assessments of reliability of load-carrying structures. DOProC uses a purely numerical approach without any simulation techniques. This provides more accurate solutions to probabilistic tasks, and, in some cases, such approach results in considerably faster completion of computations. DOProC can be used to solve efficiently a number of probabilistic computations. A very good sphere of application for DOProC is the assessment of the bolt reinforcement in the underground and mining workings. For the purposes above, a special software application-"Anchor"-has been developed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Data Mining*
  • Equipment Design*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Probability*
  • Reproducibility of Results