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Critical Parameters for Tailings Embankments.


PB83238394

Publication Date 1983
Personal Author Baecher, G. B.; Marr, W. A.; Lin, J. S.; Consla, J. A.
Page Count 286
Abstract Geotechnical data on copper, uranium, and phosphate tailings from 41 mines were collected and analyzed to empirically establish the variability in strength properties for tailings embankments. These data were analyzed both from geotechnical and statistical perspectives to infer typical strength parameters for slope stability analysis. The results indicate large variability of strength properties both within and among tailings embankments. However, this variability in most cases appears statistically regular and tends toward normal distributions when spatial trends are removed.
Keywords
  • Mines(Excavations)
  • Tailings
  • Embankments
  • Stability
  • Dams
  • Soil properties
  • Penetration tests
  • Computer applications
Source Agency
  • Bureau of Mines
NTIS Subject Category
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 50D - Soil & Rock Mechanics
Corporate Authors Baecher, Marr and Associates, Concord, MA.; Bureau of Mines, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Contract research 12 Aug 81-11 Jul 82.
NTIS Issue Number 198324
Contract Number
  • J0215028
Critical Parameters for Tailings Embankments.
Critical Parameters for Tailings Embankments.
PB83238394

  • Mines(Excavations)
  • Tailings
  • Embankments
  • Stability
  • Dams
  • Soil properties
  • Penetration tests
  • Computer applications
  • Bureau of Mines
  • 48A - Mineral Industries
  • 50D - Soil & Rock Mechanics
  • J0215028
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