Summary

It was utilized the Hoek & Brown, (1997) rupture criterion (as presented in the version of 2000 by Marinos and Hoek) and the criterion of Barton & Bandis (1982) for the study of the slope stability in a Dolomite open pit mine situated in the Gandarela synclinal. The results obtained with these criteria were evaluated to verify the compatibility between the two methods.

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