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Computer modeling of catch benches to mitigate rockfall hazards in open pit mines.
Miller SM; Girard JM; McHugh E
Pacific rocks 2000: rock around the rim--proceedings of the Fourth North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, NARMS 2000, Seattle Washington, July 31-August 3, 2000. Girard JM, Leibman M, Breeds C, Doe T, eds. Brookfield, VT: A.A. Balkema, 2000 Jul; :539-545
A computer analysis of bench stability has been developed to account for multiple occurrences of potential slope-failure modes in discontinuous rock masses. Bench-scale plane shears and tetrahedral wedges are simulated and stochastically analyzed to estimate the probability of retaining specified catch-bench widths. This geotechnical information is useful in designing bench configurations to improve pit-slope stability and help alleviate rockfall hazards.
Mining; Rock mechanics; Slope stability; Ground stability; Rock falls; Hazards; Computer models
Stanley M. Miller, Geological Engineering Program, University of Idaho, Moscow; ID
Girard JM; Leibman M; Breeds C; Doe T
Pacific rocks 2000: rock around the rim--proceedings of the Fourth North American Rock Mechanics Symposium, NARMS 2000, Seattle Washington, July 31-August 3, 2000
ID; WA; VT
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