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Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring

Robert Sharon Erik Eberhardt

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CSIRO Publishing
01 September 2020
Although most mining companies utilise systems for slope monitoring, experience indicates that mining operations continue to be surprised by the occurrence of adverse geotechnical events. A comprehensive and robust performance monitoring system is an essential component of slope management in an open pit mining operation. The development of such a system requires considerable expertise to ensure the monitoring system is effective and reliable.

Written by instrumentation experts and geotechnical practitioners, Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring is an initiative of the Large Open Pit (LOP) Project and the fifth book in the Guidelines for Open Pit Slope Design series. Its 10 chapters present the process of establishing and operating a slope monitoring system; the fundamentals of pit slope monitoring instrumentation and methods; monitoring system operation; data acquisition, management and analysis; and utilising and communicating monitoring results. The implications of increased automation of mining operations are also discussed, including the future requirements of performance monitoring.

Guidelines for Slope Performance Monitoring summarises leading mine industry practice in monitoring system design, implementation, system management, data management and reporting, and provides guidance for engineers, geologists, technicians and others responsible for geotechnical risk management.
Edited by:   Robert Sharon, Erik Eberhardt
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Volume:   5
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   1.700kg
ISBN:   9781486310999
ISBN 10:   1486310990
Pages:   348
Publication Date:   01 September 2020
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Sharon has over 35 years of industry and consulting experience in mining geomechanics, having worked in senior roles for companies including Barrick and Newmont. He has degrees in geology and geological engineering from the University of Utah. In 2018, Robert formed Sharon Geotechnical LLC, a private consulting practice with a primary focus on open pit geomechanics, and he also serves as a Principal Geotechnical Consultant for Piteau Associates. Erik Eberhardt has over 25 years of consulting and research experience in rock slope engineering and rock mechanics. He has a PhD in Geological Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently a Professor of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering and the Director of the Geological Engineering program at the University of British Columbia. He was the 2013 recipient of the Canadian Geotechnical Society's John A. Franklin Award for outstanding technical contributions to rock mechanics and rock engineering, and 2017 recipient of the Thomas Roy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of engineering geology in Canada.

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