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THA Flow in Waste Rock Piles

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Acid rock drainage (ARD) is attributed to the complex interaction of physical, hydrological, geochemical, and microbiological processes. The SVOffice example model in this article presents the analysis of the water flow, heat flow and air flow in a waste rock pile using a triple coupling numerical model created with the SVAirFlow™, SVFlux™ and SVHeat™ software. Such triple coupling is typically referred to as Thermal-Hydrological-Air (THA) coupling. The purpose of this example is to demonstrate the application of SVOffice™ 2009 to understanding the dominant process in a waste rock pile.

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THA Flow in Waste Rock Piles
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The conceptual model for a waste rock pile is that heat is generated due to the oxidation of pyrite deep in the pile in the presence of oxygen and moisture. The heat source results in convective currents in the waste rock pile, which affects the flow of both air and water. This numerical example will result in a greater understanding of these flows.

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We compared other geotechnical software packages, but decided to purchase the SVOffice™ 2009 geotechnical suite based on the capabilities of the software and the helpful nature of the staff at SoilVision Systems Ltd. The features offered in the SoilVision components that we purchased are so vast that we have not been able to use all of them yet. However, everything we have used to date has been exceptional and compares very favorably with other software tools we have used in the past.

Ariel Soriano, PE
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Design & Construction Group
City of Chattanooga - Public Works

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Complete SVSlope® Tutorial Video

In addition to our basic tutorial videos, there are videos explaining how to build complete models, from start to finish. The SVSlope® downloads page contains a complete tutorial called "Tailings Dam Slope Stability Model" which illustrates a complete tailings dam analysis, from initial model creation to examination of the results.

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