Location

Chicago, Illinois

Date

02 May 2013, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Abstract

The paper presents a slope stability analysis of a proposed embankment contained within an abandoned coal mine reclamation project near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The project involved the use of computer modeling to analyze the slope stability of the earth-filled embankment. The project plans call for mine spoils and silty-clay borrow materials is used to construct a 74,000 cubic yard embankment, which will be used as a water impoundment for a small lake. The embankment, as designed, consists of a central clay core, mine spoils and a silty-clay material cap. The software program Galena was used as a modeling tool for the slope stability analysis of the proposed embankment. Additionally, seven different variations on the embankment’s proposed design were modeled. The ultimate goal was to determine the factor of safety (FS) for each variation. Results show that the Galena program provides a higher factor of safety when compared with conventional methods using the Taylor stability chart. The difference in these values is probably attributed to the general assumptions of the Taylor method.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Meeting Name

7th Conference of the International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2013 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Embankment Slope Stability Analysis of Dwight Mission Mine Site Reclamation Project

Chicago, Illinois

The paper presents a slope stability analysis of a proposed embankment contained within an abandoned coal mine reclamation project near Sallisaw, Oklahoma. The project involved the use of computer modeling to analyze the slope stability of the earth-filled embankment. The project plans call for mine spoils and silty-clay borrow materials is used to construct a 74,000 cubic yard embankment, which will be used as a water impoundment for a small lake. The embankment, as designed, consists of a central clay core, mine spoils and a silty-clay material cap. The software program Galena was used as a modeling tool for the slope stability analysis of the proposed embankment. Additionally, seven different variations on the embankment’s proposed design were modeled. The ultimate goal was to determine the factor of safety (FS) for each variation. Results show that the Galena program provides a higher factor of safety when compared with conventional methods using the Taylor stability chart. The difference in these values is probably attributed to the general assumptions of the Taylor method.