Publications

FITTON, T.G., Henriksson, B. & Ruhanen, E., “Designing the Siilinjärvi thickened tailings storage facility”, paper presented at Paste 2018, Perth, Australia, 11-13 April 2018

FITTON, T.G., “Some comments on thickened tailings and beach slopes”, paper presented at Paste 2018, Perth, Australia, 11-13 April 2018.

FITTON, T.G., “Avoiding large tailings dams without going underground – Robinsky’s thickened tailings concept”, paper presented at Paste 2017, Beijing, China, 15-18 June 2017

FITTON, T.G., “A Hydraulic Model for Predicting the Slopes of Alluvial Deposits”, paper presented at Hydrotransport 2017, Melbourne, Australia, 2-5 May 2017.

FITTON, T.G., “Refining Robinsky – Improving on the Central Thickened Discharge Concept”, paper presented at Tailings and Mine Waste 2016, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 2-5 October 2016.

FITTON, T.G., “Tailings beach slope model incorporating some hydraulic advances”, paper presented at Tailings and Mine Waste 2016, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 2-5 October 2016.

FITTON, T.G., “More Tailings, Less Thickening”, International Mining, June 2016 Supplement – Paste Tailings Management, June 2016.

FITTON, T.G., “A Hydraulically Improved Beach Slope Model”, paper presented at Paste 2016, Santiago, Chile, 5-8 July 2016.

FITTON, T.G., “Thickened tailings discharge: Spigot spacing and the merging of streams”, paper presented at Paste 2016, Santiago, Chile, 5-8 July 2016.

FITTON, T.G., “A deposit velocity equation for open channels and pipes”, paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Transport and Sedimentation of Solid Particles, Delft, The Netherlands, 22-25 September 2015.

FITTON, T.G. & NEUMANN, W.J., “Dredging of an active thickened tailings storage facility at the Ernest Henry Mine”, paper presented at Paste 2015, Cairns, Australia, 5-7 May 2015.

FITTON, T.G., “A launder design method for thickened tailings”, paper presented at Paste 2015, Cairns, Australia, 5-7 May 2015.

SEDDON, K.D., PIROUZ, B. & FITTON, T.G., “Stochastic beach profile modelling”, paper presented at Paste 2015, Cairns, Australia, 5-7 May 2015.

FITTON, T.G. & JEWELL, R.J., “The tailings continuum: Defining the boundaries”, chapter in guide book “Paste and Thickened Tailings – A Guide”, Third Edition, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, 2015, Perth, Australia.

FITTON, T.G., “A plug flow model for open channels”, paper presented at the Sixth Pacific Rim Conference on Rheology 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 20-25 July 2014.

FITTON, T.G., “The accuracy of tailings beach slope predictions”, paper presented at Paste 2014, Vancouver, Canada, 10-12 June 2014.

FITTON, T.G., “Tailings beach slope prediction – Getting it right”, International Mining, June 2014 Supplement – Paste Tailings Management, June 2014.

FITTON, T.G., “Self-formed channels in tailings disposal”, paper presented at IIR Slurry Pipelines Conference 2013, Perth, Australia, 13-14 November, 2013.

FITTON, T.G., “Deconstructing Dewatering”, International Mining, June 2013 Supplement – Paste Tailings Management, June 2013.

FITTON, T.G. & SLATTER, P.T., “A tailings beach slope model featuring plug flow”, paper presented at Paste 2013, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 18-20 June 2013.

FITTON, T.G. & ROSHDIEH, A., “Filtered tailings vs Slurry – Four case studies”, paper presented at Paste 2013, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 18-20 June 2013.

FITTON, T.G. & SEDDON, K.D., “Paste and Thickened Tailings – Myth busting and clarification”, paper presented at Paste 2013, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 18-20 June 2013.

FITTON, T.G. & ROSHDIEH, A., “The impact of slurry rheology on tailings transport and disposal options – Four case studies”, paper presented at IIR Slurry Pipelines Conference 2012, Perth, Australia, 20-21 November, 2012.

FITTON, T.G. & SEDDON, K.D., “Relating Atterberg Limits to Rheology”, paper presented at Paste 2012, Sun City, South Africa, 17-19 April, 2012.

THOMAS, A.D. & FITTON, T.G., “Analysis of tailings beach slopes based on slurry pipeline experience”, paper presented at Paste 2011, Perth, Australia, 5-7 April, 2011.

SEDDON, K.D. & FITTON, T.G., “Realistic beach slope prediction and design”, paper presented at Paste 2011, Perth, Australia, 5-7 April, 2011.

SIMMS, P., WILLIAMS, M.P.A., FITTON, T.G. & MCPHAIL, G., “Beaching angles and evolution of stack geometry for thickened tailings: A review”, paper presented at Paste 2011, Perth, Australia, 5-7 April, 2011.

FITTON, T.G., SEDDON, K.D. & ALEXANDER, M.G., “Geosynthetic capping of a large tailings storage facility”, paper presented at Mine Waste 2010, Perth, Australia, 29 September – 1 October 2010.

FITTON, T.G. “Non-Newtonian Open Channel Flow: a simple method of estimation of laminar/turbulent transition and flow resistance”, paper presented to Paste 2008, Kasane, Botswana, 6-9 May, 2008.

WILLIAMS, M.P.A., SEDDON, K.D., & FITTON, T.G. “Surface Disposal of Paste and Thickened Tailings – a brief history and current confronting issues”, paper presented to Paste 2008, Kasane, Botswana, 6-9 May, 2008.

FITTON, T.G., BHATTACHARYA, S.N., & CHRYSS, A.G. “Three-Dimensional Modelling of Tailings Beach Shape”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 23, pp. 31-44, 2008.

FITTON, T.G. “Tailings beach slope prediction”, PhD thesis, RMIT University, 2007. (Published as a book by VDM Verlag Germany in 2010, ISBN 9783639223729)

FITTON, T.G., WILLIAMS, M.P.A., SEDDON, K.D., BHATTACHARYA, S.N., & CHRYSS, A.G. “Simulation of Thickened Tailings Stacks”, paper presented to Paste 2007, Perth, Australia, 13-15 March, 2007.

FITTON, T.G., CHRYSS, A.G., & BHATTACHARYA, S.N. “Tailings beach slope prediction: A new rheological method”, International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 181-202, 2006.

CHRYSS, A.G., FITTON, T.G., & BHATTACHARYA, S.N. “Turbulent flow of non-Newtonian tailings in self-formed channels on tailings stacks”, paper presented to Paste 2006, Limerick, Ireland, 3-7 April, 2006.

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