After Lunch Seminar: The Use of Centrifuge Testing in Physical Modelling of Tailings

21 mar. 2018, 12:30 - 16:00
Luleå University of Technology, F1031
Publicerad: 9 mars 2018

Tailings dams are structures undergoing constant changes during operation of mines while they are supposed to last for many hundreds of years. This raises questions of how the behaviour can be predicted and how various components interact.

Systematic studies of these large structures can be done by employing a geotechnical centrifuge. This technique is now introduced in Sweden by work at LTU.

This seminar will introduce the centrifuge technology together with a summary of some of the open questions in tailings design and management. It is followed by presentations of two experts from the United States and Australia, sharing their
experiences in applying this modelling techniques to study the behaviour of tailing facilities.

Jan Laue

Laue, Jan - Professor, Ämnesföreträdare

Organisation: Geoteknik, Geoteknologi, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser
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