Tailing storage facilities characterisation – Quantifying seepage losses
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The project will use a geotechnical centrifuge to produce seepage data for simulated tailings facilities. Using a number of modified centrifuges strongboxes a number of testing regimes were undertaken.
Model embankments were constructed of a blend of sand, clay and silt on both permeable and impermeable bases. Permeability dependent on applied stress was displayed.
Keywords: tailings storage facilities, seepage, permeability, phreatic surface, modelling, slope stability
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