Database Analysis of Slope Stability for Surface Coal Mine Highwall Planning.
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The objective of this project is to develop a means of predicting the slope stability of future highwalls using exploration borehole information. I contacted Thomas Hill Energy Center, a surface coal mine owned by Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), located near Moberly, Missouri. AECI stated that they would be willing to help in any way with a study. They also stated several problems that they were facing. One of those problems was that, in the future, they were going to encounter areas that contained both consolidated and unconsolidated material in the subsurface. There was no existing information on how the unconsolidated layers would affect the stability of the highwalls. The present situation totally involves consolidated material. The work being conducted in this thesis involves the effects of the unconsolidated material.
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