A form of strip packing that removes the localized high roof pressure from the vicinity of a roadway into a region in the goaf. It consists of two parallel packs adjacent to, and on each side of, the roadway, with the packs immediately at the roadsides built of such a width as to offer less resistance than wider and stronger packs (called buttress packs) more remote from the roadway. The principle of double packing was developed by D.W. Phillips in Great Britain. See also: gate side pack; strip packing; yield-pillar system. CF: single packing
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