Publications


Theses

Walsh, A. (2020) Physical Modelling of Tailings Dam Breach. MASc Thesis, Queen’s University.

Journal Articles

Walsh, A., McDougall, S., Evans, S.G. and Take, W.A. (2021) Effect of upstream dam geometry on peak discharge during overtopping breach in noncohesive homogeneous embankment dams: implications for tailings dams. Water Resources Research.

Rana, N. M., N. Ghahramani, S. G. Evans, S. McDougall, A. Small, and W. A. Take. 2021. "Catastrophic mass flows resulting from tailings impoundment failures". Engineering Geology, 106262.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2021.106262.

Ghahramani N., A. Mitchell, N. M. Rana, S. McDougall, S. G. Evans, and W. A. Take. 2020. "Tailings-Flow Runout Analysis: Examining the Applicability of a Semi-Physical Area–Volume Relationship Using a Novel Database." Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 20 (12): 3425–38. doi:10.5194/nhess-20-3425-2020.


Conferences and Other Articles

Adria, D., McDougall, S. and Evans, S.G. (2022) Parametric Method for Tailings Dam Breaches. Geoscience BC Summary of Activities 2021: Minerals and Mining, Geoscience BC, Report 2022-01.

Rana, N., Ghahramani, N., Evans, S.G., McDougall, S. and Take, W.A. (2021) The magnitude-frequency of tailings-flows resulting from failures of tailings impoundments. Proceedings of Tailings and Mine Waste 2021.

Adria, D., Ghahramani, N., Cen, A., Rana, N., McDougall, S., Evans, S.G. and Take, W.A. (2021) Advancements in the modelling of tailings dam breaches. Proceedings of Tailings and Mine Waste 2021.

McKellar, M. (2021) Physical modelling of tailings dam breach: exploring overtopping following seepage failure. Canadian Geotechnical Society Graduate Student Presentation Award 1st Prize, GeoNiagara.

Ghahramani N., N. M. Rana, S. Liu, H. J. Chen, D. Clohan, S. McDougall, S. G. Evans and W. A. Take. 2021. "A preliminary benchmarking numerical modelling exercise for tailings flow runout analysis". In: Proceedings of Mine Waste and Tailings Conference 2021. 1-2 July, Brisbane, Australia, 433-443.

Rana, N. M., N. Ghahramani, S. G. Evans, S. McDougall, and W. A. Take. 2021. "Analysis of downstream field behaviour of long-runout tailings flows using remote sensing". In: Proceedings of the International Mine Waste and Tailings Conference, July 1-2, Brisbane, Australia.

Innis S., N. Ghahramani, N. M. Rana, S. G. Evans, S. McDougall, W. A. Take and N. Kunz. 2020. "Automated Hazard Mapping of Tailings Storage Facility Failures". in Proceedings of Tailings Mine Waste Conference, 15–18 November, Colorado, USA, 661-669.

Ghahramani N., S. McDougall, A. Mitchell, S. G. Evans, W. A. Take, and V. Cuervo. 2019. "Introducing a Runout Zone Classification for the Analysis of Tailings Flows", in: Proceedings of Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, 17–20 November, Vancouver, Canada, 555–568.

Walsh, A., Take, W.A., McDougall, S. and Evans, S.G. (2019) Physical modelling of tailings dam breach. In Proceedings of Tailings and Mine Waste 2019, Vancouver.

McDougall, S. (2019) An overview of the CanBreach project (Invited Talk). In Proceedings of the Tailings Dam Breach Analysis Workshop at Tailings and Mine Waste 2019, Vancouver.

McDougall, S., Ghahramani, N., Evans, S.G., Take, W.A. and Walsh, A. (2019) CanBreach: an integrated tailings dam breach research and technology development project (Invited Talk). In Proceedings of the Tailings Research Workshop at the ICOLD Annual Meeting/Symposium, Ottawa.

Walsh, A., Take, W.A., McDougall, S. and Evans, S.G. (2019) CanBreach: physical modelling of tailings dam breach (Invited Talk). In Proceedings of the Tailings Research Workshop at the ICOLD Annual Meeting/Symposium, Ottawa.


Published dataset

Rana, Nahyan M.; Ghahramani, Negar; Evans, Stephen G.; McDougall, Scott; Small, Andy; Take, W. Andy, 2021, "A Comprehensive Global Database of Tailings Flows", https://doi.org/10.5683/SP2/NXMXTI, Scholars Portal Dataverse, V2, UNF:6:Dy2b6QrNf1CeZOgEXl961g== [fileUNF]

Walsh, A., McDougall, S., Evans, S.G., Take, A. (2021) Effect of Upstream Dam Geometry on Peak Discharge during Overtopping Breach in Noncohesive Homogenous Embankment Dams; Implications for Tailings Dams (2021-06-07). Scholars Portal Dataverse, p. v1.