Authors: Ihle, CF; Tamburrino, A


DOI https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_repo/963_26

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Ihle, CF & Tamburrino, A 2009, 'Proposed Scaling Laws for Laminar Flow of a Bingham Plastic Down an Inclined Plane', in R Jewell, AB Fourie, S Barrera & J Wiertz (eds), Proceedings of the Twelfth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 225-232, https://doi.org/10.36487/ACG_repo/963_26

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Abstract:
The present tendency of the mining industry to design and evolve their production systems to minimise the use of water has resulted in the need for an assessment of efficient paste and thickened tailings disposal sites. This paper proposes a dimensionless variable and a length model for slow laminar Bingham flows. Results converge to previous scalings at the limit of Newtonian fluid. Reasonable agreement with field data reported in the previous edition of the present conference was found.

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