Static Liquefaction Workshop

  • 09 Jul 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 10 Jul 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • AECOM 6200 S. Quebec St., Greenwood Village, CO 80111
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  • Registration includes all materials and lunch on both days.


This two-day workshop aims to provide demonstrations of the static liquefaction failure mechanisms (and triggering process) as it relates to tailings, and the tools used to assess the potential for this behavior.

This will be achieved through explanation on the use and interpretation of the cone penetration test (CPT); the key tool to assessing the strength and liquefaction susceptibility, and carrying out a static liquefaction laboratory test as a live demonstration during the workshop. Theoretical discussions will be alternated with examples from various tailings failure case histories to highlight the relevance of the concepts and the meaning of the results.

Targeted Audience:   Mining and tailings consultants, operators of tailings storage facilities, as well as regulators will find this workshop of interest.

CEUs and PDHs pending


Dr David Reid, Research Fellow
School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, The University of Western Australia

Professor Andy Fourie   School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Western Australia                                                                                       


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