Muk3D|Dambreak allows users to perform simplified, high-level runout analysis of tailings dam breaks.
Muk3D|Dambreak includes all the powerful design and modelling tools from Muk3D|Formation.
High-level Dambreak Modelling
Muk3D|Dambreak brings the addition of some powerful, easy-to-use tools for high-level simulation of 'sunny-day' dam failures. It uses a simplified geometric model of tailings deposition to understand, at a high level, where tailings could end up following the break of a tailings facility.
Note that this module does not model the flow of large bodies of water from the TSF where computational fluid dynamics models are required.
Run what-if scenarios with ease
Dambreak modelling is an uncertain process. So many of the parameters feeding into detailed dambreak analysis can have wide margins of errors.
Muk3D|Dambreak allows a range of runout volumes and residual slopes to be run rapidly to understand the range of possible outcomes.
Estimate runout volumes based on dam geometry and terrain
The volume of tailings that can be mobilised from a dam breach will depend on many factors, including the geometry of the dam, the terrain, the shape of the tailings storage facility, and the breach location and elevation.
Muk3D|Dambreak has tools that can quickly identify a range of possible release volumes based on simple assumptions, using terrain and geometry models representing the shape of the failure surface back into the TSF.
Share and discuss your results using Google Earth
Export runout surfaces & outlines to Google Earth to easily allow other stakeholders to understand the range of potential outcomes.
Rapid hazard screening for site selection
Muk3D|Dambreak can be used to quickly provide preliminary, comparative, hazard assessment for a range of sites or design options. Identify, at a high-level, where tailings could potentially flow in the event of a failure and incorporate this information as various site locations are evaluated and ranked.
Quickly understand where tailings can reasonably end up if a tailings dam is breached.
Muk3D|Dambreak contains all the tools in Muk3D|Formation
Tailings runout modelling
Estimate where tailings runout will come to rest based on estimates of the residual slope of the tailings mass.
Google Earth export
Share data with other stakeholders using Google Earth KML files.
Estimate runout volumes
Volumes of tailings solids released from a TSF can be estimated based on the breach elevation, breach width, location, and assumed failure slopes back into the tailings beach.