phreatic surface


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phreatic surface

[frē′ad·ik ′sər·fəs]
(building construction)
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The phreatic surface must be lowered 70 to 100 m each year to accommodate the mine development and stoping programmes.
Looking in turn at fundamentals of slope stability and methods of stability analysis, he covers mechanics of slides, shear strength phreatic surfaces, remedial measures for correcting slides, simplified methods for plane surface failure surfaces, stability charts and other solutions, method of slices, methods for three-dimensional analysis, and reliability.