EVALUATING THE PROBABILITY OF SLIDING FOR MINE SLOPE DESIGN BASED ON VARIOUS FRACTURE ORIENTATION CLUSTERINGS

World Mining Congress
This paper presents two case studies where fracture set orientation was quantified using three methods: a simple fracture pole grouping, a Fisher distribution and a Kent distribution. The three fracture orientation representations were then used as inputs for kinematic slope stability analysis. Differences showed up in the probability of sliding for all instability modes considered.
Keywords: Fracture; Fractures; Distribution; analysis; Slopes; Dispersion; kinematics; Data; Slope design;
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