Basic description of tailings from Aitik focusing on mechanical behavior
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, ISSN 2250-2459, E-ISSN 2250-2459, Vol. 3, no 12, 65-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tailings are artificial granular materials that behave different as compared to natural soil of equal grain sizes. Tailings particle sizes, shapes, gradation and mechanical behavior may influence the performance of tailings dams. Hence it is essential to understand the tailings materials in depth. This article describes present studies being carried out on Aitik tailings. Basic tailings characteristics including specific gravity, phase relationships, particle sizes, particle shapes and direct shear behavior are presented in this article. The results showed that particles size decreases along depth from surface for collected sample locations. The angularity of the particles increases as the grain size decreases. Vertical height reduction was observed during shearing of samples by direct shear tests.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 3, no 12, 65-69 p.
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-15712Local ID: f429931a-e613-4ae6-987d-fd62b8e75fd7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-15712DiVA: diva2:988687
Godkänd; 2013; 20131219 (riabha)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved