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Project Number
Total Grant Value
MRIWA Contribution
Project Theme
Processing Technology
Project Period
2014 - 2016


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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