1. General Features of Surface Movement Basin; 2. Prediction of Surface Subsidence; 3. Measurement of Surface Subsidence and Surface Structures; 4. Subsidence Impact on Water Systems; 5. Surface Subsidence Damage, Mitigation and Control; 6. Subsidence over Abandoned Mines: US Experience; 7. Surface Subsidence: Australian Experience; Index.
Syd S. Peng is Charles E Lawall Chair of Mining Engineering Emeritus in the Department of Mining Engineering, West Virginia University. Dr Peng received his undergraduate diploma in mining engineering from National Taipei University of Technology. He later went to the United States and received his PhD in mining engineering from Stanford University in 1970. He has performed research in the areas of longwall mining, ground control and surface subsidence in more than 300 mines in coal and industrial minerals in all US mineral-producing states and 16 foreign countries. In addition, he has authored or co-authored eight books and 357 journal and proceedings articles in the areas of longwall mining, ground control, surface subsidence, and respirable coal mine dust. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and has been the recipient of 20 regional, national and international awards.