Short Courses

Modeling Aspects of Tailings Disposal Facility Design – Prediction of Storage Capacity

Instructors:

  • Dirk van Zyl, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • Dobroslav Znidarcic, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Gordan Gjerapic, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

This course is intended for professionals seeking better understanding of quantitative analyses required to model consolidation behavior of mine tailings. The content of the course is designed for tailings practitioners (consultants, site operators and managers), as well as engineering professionals with an interest in TDF design.

Agenda:

Module 1 – November 14, 2020

  • 14:00 – 14:45 Session 1.1 – Introduction
  • 14:45 – 15:15 Session 1.2 – Theoretical Background
  • 15:15 – 16:00 Session 2.1 – Testing Methods
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 – 17:00 Session 2.2 – Selection of Material Parameters
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Session 3.1 – Steady-State Conditions at Large Strain (Intro to Example 1)

Module 2 – November 15, 2020

  • 14:00:14:15 Day 1 Overview
  • 14:15 – 15:00 Session 3.2 – Steady-State Solution (Example No. 1)
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Session 4.1 – TDF Consolidation Modeling (Example No. 2)
  • 16:00 – 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 – 17:30 Session 5.1 – Comprehensive Consolidation Model (Example No. 3)
  • 17:30 – 18:00 Closure

Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone that attended.

Please note, registration and delivery of this short course is separate from Tailings and Mine Waste 2020.