Authors: Moon, N; Parker, M; Boshoff, HJJ; Clohan, D

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Moon, N, Parker, M, Boshoff, HJJ & Clohan, D 2019, 'Advances in non-Newtonian dam break studies', in AJC Paterson, AB Fourie & D Reid (eds), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 165-172.

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Keywords: Newtonian, non-Newtonian, tailings, dam break, modelling

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