Session Start Date

5-6-1984

Abstract

The preliminary design for 180 metre high open pit mine slopes in shale is described. Given the complex geology and material properties, the first choice would have been to use reliability theory. The state-of-the-art of probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering precludes this, and a deterministic approach to design was resorted to instead.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

First Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

5-6-1984

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1984 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Shale Pit Slopes - A Case History

The preliminary design for 180 metre high open pit mine slopes in shale is described. Given the complex geology and material properties, the first choice would have been to use reliability theory. The state-of-the-art of probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering precludes this, and a deterministic approach to design was resorted to instead.