oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Geotechnical investigation of a landslide on the Broodsnyersplaas to Richards Bay coal line
|Article Title||Geotechnical investigation of a landslide on the Broodsnyersplaas to Richards Bay coal line|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 *Van Niekerk, Kleyn and Edwards, Geotechnical Division **RUC Mining Contracting Company PTY) Ltd. Unit drilling Division|
|Publication Date||Jul 1978|
|Pages||169 - 173|
|Keyword(s)||Coal line, Dewatering, Failure, Ground stability, Landslide, Railway line, Richards Bay and Saturated groundwater|
This paper details the results of a geotechnical investigation into the instability of a cutting (in the Ecca Series) between Paul Pietersburg and Vryheid on the new Broodsnyersplaas - Richards Bay railway line. The main activating agent for the instability was found to be a saturated groundwater condition and the design of a dewatering system to reduce the phreatic surface is detailed.
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