Stability Analysis for Deep Open Pit Mines

Report to the Western Australia-China Economic and Technical Research Fund

Authors: Australia – Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Department of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia and The University of Western Australia. China – Ministry of Metallurgical Industry, Wuhan Iron and Steel Corporation, Changsha Research Insitute of Mining and Metallurgy and North Eastern University.

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The report presents the results of a three-year program of research studies funded by the WA China Economic and Technical Research Fund. The main focus of the research study has been to investigate and validate techniques for modelling the stability of deep open pit mines, based on the use of combined numerical and physical modelling techniques using the geotechnical centrifuge.

Readership: Mine personnel involved in the management and operation of open pit mines.

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