2024 Webinar: Modeling Tailings Dam Failures with 2-Phase Flow

When:  Apr 9, 2024 from 12:00 to 14:00 (ET)
Speaker(s): Jimmy O’Brien, Ph.D., P.E., RIADA Engineering, Corp, Vice President; Karen O’Brien, MSc., RIADA Engineering, Corp, Senior Project Manager; Noemi Gonzalez Ramirez, Ph.D., P.E.,  RIADA Engineering, Corp, President 

PDH's: This webinar is eligible for 2 PDH credits.

Failure modes of a tailing dam. Discussion of recent tailings dam failures.
Use of Tailings Dam Tool and regression equations to estimate volume releases. 
Simulate tailings dam breach including tailings material and water volume using a two-phase flow model.
Predict downstream mudflow inundation.
Simulate mudflow – fluid exchange with scour and deposition, downstream tributary inflow and mudflow into lakes and reservoirs.
Predict sediment routing by size fraction, and mudflow cessation and re-mobilization.
Set up a project using QGIS and the FLO-2D model. Application of the Tailings Dam Tool.
Mudflow Hazard Mapping.

Key Takeaways: 
Understand potential failure modes of tailing dams.
Learn about basic data and key factors for tailing dam failure modeling.
Simulate tailing dam failures using a two-phase flow model.
Review mapping and analysis of results.