Author: Hakan ÖZŞEN, İhsan ÖZKAN
Publishing Date: 2013
Volume: 1 Issue: 3
Landslides which occur as a result of slope failures during open pit mining operations can cause loss of life, injuries and economic losses. In order to prevent these losses some solutions are available such as reliable geotechnical designs, slope supports, rock fall protection systems and monitoring slopes for early warning. Purpose of this study is measuring the movements of the tension cracks after overburden removal and coal production by the help of established stations at regular intervals, mathematical modeling of these data and comparing with field data at the western slopes of TKI-GLI open pit lignite mine in the district of Konya-Ilgın. Consequently slope movements were monitored for 55 days and obtained deformation data were modeled.
Key Words: Slope stability;Stability analyses; Tension cracks