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<p>The goal of this paper is, to examine the validity of tributary area method, which is used as an empirical mean to estimate pillar dimensions, in room and pillar mines, taking into consideration a safety factor. A two-dimensional, linear elastic, finite ...
Reference: Journal of Engineering Sciences, Assiut University, Faculty of Engineering, Vol. 43, No. 2, March 2015, PP. 253 – 262
<p>The design of retaining walls requires the complete knowledge of the earth pressure distribution behind the wall. Due to the complex soil-structure effect, the estimation of earth pressure is not an easy task; even in the static case. The problem becomes ...
Reference: 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 8, 23-26 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia
<p>A general requirement of mine site closure is that waste rock dumps, generated by the excavation of large quantities of overburden in open cut mines, should be rehabilitated to create stable, sustainable landforms. However, many factors affect the success ...
Reference: ISCO 2004 - 13th International Soil Conservation Organisation Conference – Brisbane, July 2004
<p>A criterion for identifying the squeezing potential of tunnel is proposed. Tunneling conditions, classified as slightly or non-squeezing, moderately squeezing and highly squeezing, were identified by relating the strength-stress (cr,m/Po) ratio to the development ...
Reference: Fourth International Conrerence on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, March 9-12, 1998