Some geotechnical considerations for probabilistc analysis in slope design

Author(s): 
Esteban Hormazabal
Date: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018
First presented: 
3rd South American Symposium on Rock Excavations 2018
Type: 
Presentation
Category: 
Geotechnical


This presentation is available as part of the 3rd South American Symposium on Rock Excavations and covers the following:

  • Geotechnical characterization
  • Bench berm design
  • Interramp and overall slope stability
  • Geotechnical risk map

Feature Author

Esteban Hormazabal

Esteban is a Civil Mining Engineer and holds a Master of Science (Geophysics) specialized in applied hydrogeology. He has 23 years of specific experience in geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics and geotechnical instrumentation, having worked in different mining and civil engineering projects. Additionally, he is an expert in analysis and geomechanical design of underground mining and surface excavations using 2D and 3D numerical modelling, stability analysis and slope design in open pits and waste dumps.

He has led different and important open pit and underground mining projects in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Russia.

Esteban has authored several publications and has been speaker at different national and international conferences. He is a Competent Person of the Commission for the Qualification of Competencies in Mineral Resources & Reserves of Chile (QP). He has been assistant professor of the Rock Mechanics Course at the Universidad Católica de Chile since 2013.

 

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