Arabian Journal of Geosciences

, 12:583 | Cite as

Numerical simulation research of coal and gas outburst near tectonic region in Ping ding shan mining area

  • Xiaolei WangEmail author
Original Paper


The complicated process of coal and gas outburst hinders the exploration of gas outburst mechanism. In order to better quantitatively evaluate gas outburst instability of reverse fault and normal fault combination using the RFPA2D numerical simulation software to study the coal face through fault from downthrown side to uplifted side and from uplifted side to downthrown side, the results showed that the outburst process can be divided into four stages, namely, stress concentration stage, coal-rock fracturing and splitting induced by the combinations of gas pressure and in situ stress, cracks propagation driven by gas pressure and the abrupt ejection of coal and gas; Wu 9-10-20090 belt transporter tunnel outburst occurs near the fault by the tensile failure, coal seam pressure shear failure occur, due to the fault sealing formation pressure gradient, under the influence of ground stress and gas pressure, fault and broken coal outburst risk; − 320 east outstanding is due to the fault sealing effect in coal roadway, gas pressure, coal shear failure occurs, breakage of coal is relatively serious, to highlight the accident when exposed fault; face from fault plate to increase plate driving is more likely to happen to highlight the phenomenon is determined by the conditions of gas release.


Safety engineering Coal and gas outburst Numerical simulation Pingdingshan mining area 


Funding information

Financial support was provided by the Scientific and Technologial Innovation Programs of Higher Education Institutions in Shanxi (2019L0954) and Key Innovation Team for Fault Diagnosis and Health Management Technology of Coal Mine Machinery Equipment of 1331 Project in Shanxi Province (TD201812).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mining EngineeringLuliang UniversityLvliangChina

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