OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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For More Information:

Stefanie Self
Civil Engineer

sself@osmre.gov
(412) 937-2105


TIPS Helpline:
(303) 236-2925


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Surface Deformation Prediction System (SDPS) Software

Description

SDPS is an integrated approach to the problem of calculating and predicting ground deformations above undermined areas. Based on empirical or site-specific regional parameters, the model quantifies a variety of ground deformation indices for both longwall and high extraction room-and-pillar mines, including subsidence profile, angle of draw, strain, slope, and curvature, to name a few. The application includes a graphing program as well as a pillar stability program that can help evaluate the stability of pillars in room-and-pillar mines.

Fact Sheet

SDPS Fact Sheet 2018

Users

Engineers and Geologists.

Software Download and Installation Instructions

To obtain the software installation file, please contact your TIPS Service Manager.

SDPS Installation Instructions

Uses

  • Calculate a number of predicted subsidence parameters including subsidence profile, angle of draw, strain, slope, and curvature.
  • Calculate pillar stability safety factors.
  • Develop a pillar plan.
  • Determine a protection area.

Training

An online course is available via the TIPS Virtual Campus.

Vendor Information

SDPS is provided via the TIPS program to OSMRE, State and Tribal partners who work in the SMCRA community.  If you would like to purchase the software for your commercial use, please visit the Carlson Software website http://www.carlsonsw.com/

Contacts for Software Help

NAME STATE, TRIBE, OSMRE OFFICE PHONE EMAIL
Steven Ball OSMRE-AR (412) 937-2166 sball@osmre.gov
Nicole Evanek OSMRE-AR (412) 937-2895 nevanek@osmre.gov
Stefanie Self OSMRE-AR (412) 937 - 2105 sself@osmre.gov

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