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<p>Overall, this study shows that the proposed numerical tools are capable of modelling the mechanical and hydraulic behaviour of terrestrial and submarine landslides.</p>
An important issue in the evaluation of potential hazard related to rockfalls is the quantitative prediction of the traveling distance of the falling blocks, which is necessary to identify the potentially endangered area. This information is also fundamental ...
Filed under: Rock Mechanics -  Rock Falls
Reference: 18th World IMACS / MODSIM Congress, Cairns, Australia 13-17 July 2009
The Clanwilliam Landslide, April 2nd 1999, occurred on a south facing slope above Clanwilliam Lake, approximately 13 km west of Revelstoke, B.C. The landslide is located near the western margin of the Shuswap Metamorphic Complex and a major tectonic structure ...
Reference: 4th Canadian Conference on Geohazards : From Causes to Management, J. Locat, D. Perret, D. Turmel, D. Demers et S. Leroueil
At the Palabora Mine, the transition to caving 400 m below the bottom of the 800 m deep pit resulted in a slope failure of the North wall that began in 2003, and is still mobile. This failure can be explained by the daylighting into the cave zone of a prominent ...
Reference: The South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, International Symposium on Stability of Rock Slopes in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering
The significance of a massive sandstone unit in the immediate roof to longwall support weighting is well known. If the unit lies in the main roof above the zone of caving, its influence becomes more difficult to calculate using traditional methods. Much of ...
Reference: 15th International Conference on Ground Control in Mining, Golden Colorado, August 13-15, 1996