REINFORCED EARTH SPEEDS SURFACE MINE CONSTRUCTION

A simple construction system that derives its internal stability from galvanized steel or aluminum straps buried in backfill is finding mine applications, ranging from rock crusher headwalls to massive slot coal storage facilities. Reinforced earth is 20-50 per cent less expensive than alternative earth embankment structures and, compared with cast-in-place concrete walls, six to seven times faster to erect. While the majority of applications are in civil engineering -- projects such as retaining walls, bridge abutments, slide buttresses and containment dikes -- a growing proportion is mine-related.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomson Publications (Australia) Pty Limited

    47 Chippen Street
    Chippendale, New South Wales 2008,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 226-229
  • Serial:
    • Australian Mining
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Thomson Publications (Australia) Pty Limited

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM