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The development of DAPPAM, a glass fibre cable bolt Peterson, Donald Allan


An iterative test program was developed between Pacific Pultrusions and the Mining & Mineral Process Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia. The program focused on the research and development of a commercially competitive composite cable bolt for mining applications. Laboratory testing consisted of tensile, preliminary shear, compression, grout column and Instron testing in addition to observations through the use of the scanning electron microscope at the University of British Columbia. Additional laboratory testing was completed at the United States Bureau of Mines (Spokane) for the purpose of destructive tensile testing and modified shear testing. Trial installations using prototype cable bolts were completed at four mines throughout Canada. An optimum prototype, known as DAPPAM, was developed, tested and is currently being marketed. The physical properties of the cable bolt are given. A market analysis of current cable bolt usage in Canada is presented.

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