In situ testing of Gila Conglomerate with application to probabilistic slope stability

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Title:
In situ testing of Gila Conglomerate with application to probabilistic slope stability
Author:
Kidd, David Alan, 1956-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this study the shear strength parameters for a consolidated, well-cemented boulder conglomerate at the Cyprus Miami Copper Mine are determined by a newly developed field test. The values obtained are used to investigate the probability of failure of pit slopes cut into the conglomerate. Any boulder conglomerate is impossible to test accurately with conventional laboratory techniques due to its large particle sizes and the destruction of cementation by conventional sampling methods. For these reasons a simple in situ test was developed which could be used in conjunction with laboratory techniques and analytical procedures to estimate the in situ strength properties of the Gila Conglomerate. The variability in the testing of the shear strength parameters of Gila Conglomerate make a probabilistic approach to design appropriate.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Slopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability.; Strip mining -- Arizona -- Miami Region.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nowatzki, Ed

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleIn situ testing of Gila Conglomerate with application to probabilistic slope stabilityen_US
dc.creatorKidd, David Alan, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorKidd, David Alan, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study the shear strength parameters for a consolidated, well-cemented boulder conglomerate at the Cyprus Miami Copper Mine are determined by a newly developed field test. The values obtained are used to investigate the probability of failure of pit slopes cut into the conglomerate. Any boulder conglomerate is impossible to test accurately with conventional laboratory techniques due to its large particle sizes and the destruction of cementation by conventional sampling methods. For these reasons a simple in situ test was developed which could be used in conjunction with laboratory techniques and analytical procedures to estimate the in situ strength properties of the Gila Conglomerate. The variability in the testing of the shear strength parameters of Gila Conglomerate make a probabilistic approach to design appropriate.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSlopes (Soil mechanics) -- Stability.en_US
dc.subjectStrip mining -- Arizona -- Miami Region.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNowatzki, Eden_US
dc.identifier.proquest1337479en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22871364en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17516584en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17516572en_US
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