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Type: Conference paper
Title: A Windows program for incorporating slope design in open-pit optimisation
Author: Dowd, P.
Khalokakaie, R.
Fowell, R.
Citation: Computer Applications in the Minerals Industries, 25th April, 2001, pp.189-196
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2001
ISBN: 9058091740
Conference Name: International Symposium on the Application of Computers and Operations Research in the Minerals Industries (APCOM2001) (29th : 2001 : Beijing, China)
Editor: Xie, H.P.
Wang, Y.H.
Jiang, Y.D.
Abstract: The design of an optimum open pit requires an estimate of a set of average and safe slope angles. Pit slope angles may very throughout a deposit to accommodate varying rock characteristics and ore/waste ratios. This paper describes two approaches and associated computer programs for the estimation of a set of safe average pit slopes for use in an optimal pit design program. The first approach determines the steepest slope angle by kinematic analysis. The second approach includes methods for the design of slopes by limit equilibrium analysis in terms of the safety factor or the probability of failure using the Monte Carlo simulation technique.
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