TAilings and IndustriaL waste ENGineering Center


Course 1

Fundamentals of Tailings Engineering

Instructors: Christopher Bareither, Scott Olson, and TAILENG AB members
(March 4 - 8, 2024)
  • Tailings generation (mineral processing, tailings production)
  • Tailings characterization (Physical and geochemical characterization)
  • Tailings continuum and rheology (Separation, dewatering, thickening, and filtering).
  • Tailings operations and geotechnics (overview of design).
  • Tailings Innovation and minimization

Course 2

Field and Laboratory Investigations for Waste Storage Facilities

Instructors: Scott Olson and TAILENG AB members

(April 22 - 25, 2024)
  • Overview
  • In-situ characterization techniques for mine tailings
  • Interpretation of Cone penetration testing (CPT) for mine tailings and challenges
  • Interpretation of in-situ testing across different scales
  • Applications to TSF assessment and design.

Course 3

Geotechnical Analysis of Tailings and Waste Storage Facilities

Instructors: Scott Olson, Jonathan Bray, and TAILENG AB members
(September 9 - 12, 2024)
  • Overview
  • Seepage analysis
  • Stress-deformation analysis
  • Design considerations for TSFs
  • Geotechnical modeling of storage facilities
  • Limit equilibrium stability analysis
  • Liquefaction analysis
  • Illustrative examples

Course 4

Static and Cyclic Liquefaction of Mine Tailings

Instructors: Jorge Macedo, Jonathan Bray, and TAILENG AB members
(October 21 – 24, 2024)
  • Overview
  • Monotonic and cyclic response
  • Evaluation of static liquefaction
  • Design considerations for TSFs
  • Numerical tools
  • Liquefaction susceptibility
  • Field and laboratory testing
  • Evaluation of cyclic liquefaction
  • Illustrative case histories