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<p>Using a software package that can be used for either three or two-dimensional (2D) slope stability analyses of the same model we analyse the stability of columns (3D) or slices (2D) overlying a shear failure surface. The failure surface can be any shape, ...
Reference: APSSIM 2016, Brisbane, Australia
<p>A complete kinematic analysis was conducted for the west slope at the Handlebar Hill mine using the Rocscience/Dips 6.0 software. The west slope was divided into three zones: W1 (south-west), W2 (mid-west) and W3 (north-west), which were then subdivided ...
Reference: Int. J. of GEOMATE, Feb., 2016, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Sl. No. 19), pp. 1575-1583
<p>This paper explores the potential of using satellite radar inteferometry to monitor time-varying land movement prior to any visible tension crack signs. The idea was developed during dedicated geotechnical studies at a large open-pit lignite mine, where ...
Reference: Central European Journal of Geosciences 6, (1)
This paper documents the development of a South African innovation, a remote-controlled mechanical highwall scaler, a world first for the mining industry. The scaler will enable open-pit highwalls to be scaled from crest to toe whenever the need arises. It ...
Reference: The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, VOLUME 112, AUGUST 2012
<p>Herein, the provided software package, entitled &ldquo;Slope Stability Analysis&rdquo; software, is the first package capable of direct determination of the necessary support for unstable zones, using the presented equations. To make verifications, the ...
Reference: Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 4(10): 5161-5170, 2010
El Teniente Division of CODELCO is conducting a pre-feasibility engineering evaluation of Rajo Sur project in Chile. This project involves construction of an open pit to mine a copper deposit near the southern border of the caving subsidence crater high in ...
Reference: Slope Stability, Santiago Chile, November 2009
<p>This paper presents a review of the general state of the art in the understanding of the interaction between water and pit slope deformations. The topics covered include; the theory of hydromechanical coupling, the interaction between stress and pore fluid ...
Reference: Slope Stability 2007 — Y. Potvin (ed), Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, ISBN 978-0-9756756-8-7
Excavated slopes in open pit coal mines are designed to be as steep as possible consistent with stability and safety requirements. Slope failures occur for many reasons, including oversteepening. This paper is concerned with slope design and excavation experience ...
Reference: THE SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF MINING AND METALLURGY, SYMPOSIUM SERIES S44, Stability of rock slopes in open pit mining and civil engineering situations
OpenRisk, an open cast risk rating system, takes into account relative differences in the importance of hazards, as experienced on each mine as a result of different combinations of geotechnical factors and mining conditions. The system is based on critical ...
Reference: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, International Symposium on Stability of Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
This paper describes the application of an automated method of analysis of 3D images that provides users with the capacity to map exposed structures automatically. The method is based on the use of vector classification methods used in some neural network ...
Reference: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, International Symposium on Stability of Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering