Study of drainage through hydraulic fill stopes using methods of fragments

Sivakugan, N., Rankine, K.J., and Rankine, K.S. (2006) Study of drainage through hydraulic fill stopes using methods of fragments. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 24 (1). pp. 79-89.

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Abstract

A good understanding of the pore water pressure developments within the hydraulic fill stope and the discharge through the drain is essential for improving the designs of barricades and the safety in the mines. A finite difference software FLAC was used to study the drainage and pore water pressure developments within a two dimensional rectangular stope with a single drain at the bottom. Using the method of fragment, a simple solution was proposed for determining the discharge and the maximum pore water pressure within the stope, when the height of water is greater than the width of the stope. The predictions are within 1% of those obtained from FLAC.

Item ID: 4169
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: drainage; FLAC; hydraulic fill; method of fragments; steady-state flow
ISSN: 1573-1529
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2009 05:03
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8499 Other Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) > 849999 Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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