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Slope stability
Recent major upstream raised tailings dam failures have led to a reopening of the discussion of the validity of some of the existing routine practices within the profession. Despite its many shortcomings, deterministic slope stability limit equilibrium analysis is and will continue to be, at least for some time ahead, an important tool for tailings damsí safety ...
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<p>South Americas topographic characteristics and available materials have led engineers to select earth or rockfill material for dams construction. However, there are tropical regions with high annual rainfall where the soil compaction above the optimum moisture must be studied in detail. This research presents the results of tests performed on compacted ...
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This paper presents a new approach to stability analysis of multi-face slopes, employing the concept of restricted daylight envelope. The methodology was applied to the back analysis of a real case of a curved, convex slope in metamorphic slates in Madrid, Spain. The Barton & Bandis (1990) criterion was employed for the field estimation of shear strength in ...
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Probabilistic and deterministic stability analyses of the progress of a large mine pit excavation in Brazil are presented herein. A simple method of reliability analysis for quantifying the probability of failure of slopes has been considered and its advantages and limitations are briefly discussed. The variance of the factor of safety is computed for several...
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