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Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design

Edited by John Read and Peter Stacey
Published by CRC Press/Balkema - 2009
510 pages
Hardbound

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Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design is a comprehensive 4-color account of the open pit slope design process. Created as an outcome of the Large Open Pit project, an international research and technology transfer project on the stability of rock slopes in open pit mines, this book provides an up-to-date compendium of knowledge of the slope design processes that should be followed and the tools that are available to aid slope design practitioners.

This book links innovative mining geomechanics research into the strength of closely jointed rock masses with the most recent advances in numerical modeling, creating more effective ways for predicting the reliability of rock slopes in open pit mines. It sets out the key elements of slope design, the required levels of effort and the acceptance criteria that are needed to satisfy best practice with respect to pit slope investigation, design, implementation and performance monitoring.

This book will assist open pit mine slope design practitioners, including engineering geologists, geotechnical engineers, mining engineers and civil engineers and mine managers, in meeting stakeholder requirements for pit slopes that are stable, in regards to safety, ore recovery and financial return, for the required life of the mine.

 



 
 
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