Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

5-24-2010

Session End Date

5-29-2010

Abstract

The stability of mines external overburden dump slope experiencing an earthquake is controlled by deformations; consequently a stability analysis that predicts slope displacements is desirable. The amount of displacement, deformation occur at the crest of the overburden dumps is an important factor for the seismic loading response of the dumps for the field personnel at the mine site for designing the dump slope geometry. The state of effective stress and seismic intensity significantly affects the stability range. In this paper, a simplified approach is presented for the seismic response of overburden dumps, and the role played by relevant parameters such as soil shear strength, dump height, slope angle, damping scheme, periods of seismic load and peak acceleration at excitation time is addressed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fifth Conference

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

5-24-2010

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2010 Missouri University of Science and Technology, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Evaluation of Seismic Response of External Mine Overburden Dumps

San Diego, California

The stability of mines external overburden dump slope experiencing an earthquake is controlled by deformations; consequently a stability analysis that predicts slope displacements is desirable. The amount of displacement, deformation occur at the crest of the overburden dumps is an important factor for the seismic loading response of the dumps for the field personnel at the mine site for designing the dump slope geometry. The state of effective stress and seismic intensity significantly affects the stability range. In this paper, a simplified approach is presented for the seismic response of overburden dumps, and the role played by relevant parameters such as soil shear strength, dump height, slope angle, damping scheme, periods of seismic load and peak acceleration at excitation time is addressed.