oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The analysis of the stability of slopes in deep opencast mines
|Article Title||The analysis of the stability of slopes in deep opencast mines|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Affiliations||1 *University of the Witwatersrand; **Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines|
|Publication Date||Mar 1967|
|Pages||41 - 54|
|Keyword(s)||Earthmoving equipment, Opencast mine, Slope angle and Slope stability|
Slope stability theory is reviewed with particular regard in its application to the high and steep slopes of opencast mines. A theory based upon stresses along the surface of potential failure is proposed and this allows account to be taken of external loadings applied to the slope, e.g. the effects of interference with regional stresses in the earth's crust.
Article metrics loading...