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Analysis of large scale rock slopes
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Mining and Geotechnical Engineering.
1999 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this work was to (1) increase the knowledge of the behavior of large scale rock slopes, (2) improve the ability to estimate rock mass strength for such slopes, and (3) develop an improved design methodology for forward design of large scale slopes in open pit mining. A fourth objective included the application of the results to the Aitik open pit in northern Sweden. A large number of case studies were collected into a database and empirical design guidelines were developed. A procedure for determining the strength of large scale slopes was developed, based on the Hoek-Brown failure criterion. Failure mechanisms of high slopes were studied using numerical modeling. The procedure for strength estimation and the modeling methodology, were applied to selected case studies-this enabled verification of the design methodology. Finally, the design methodology was applied to the Aitik open pit mine, and slope design recommendations given.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 1999. , 790 p.
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544 ; 1999:01
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Mining and Rock Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-18773Local ID: a35b9540-7a42-11db-8824-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:991784
Godkänd; 1999; 20061117 (haneit)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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