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Dam-Break Assessment

Alejo Sfriso
Rock Mechanics

A numerical procedure for the preliminary estimation of the earthquake-induced settlement of concrete face rockfill dams is presented. The method is based on a simple constitutive model that accounts for the key features of the behavior of coarse grained materials that affect the response of Read more... about Numerical Assessment of the Deformation of CFRD Dams During Earthquakes

Holly Rourke and Dave Luppnow
Mine Waste

Recent disasters such as the failure of the Mount Polley tailings embankment remind us of the risks that tailings facilities pose. It is widely recognised that dam-break assessments are a vital tool in identifying the consequences of the failure of a facility, which in turn can be used to develop emergency action plans. Read more... about The Risks of Excess Water on Tailings Facilities and Its Application to Dam-break Studies

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