Tailings, the leftovers from many mining applications, which can take the form of highly viscous fluids, non-Newtonian flows, slurries or even granular flows, offer notoriously challenging simulation premises. FLOW-3D offers all of the tools necessary to conduct these analyses, including specialized models for non-Newtonian fluids, slurries and granular flow. Combined with FLOW-3D‘s free-surface flow modeling abilities, these offer excellent modeling solutions to these difficult, environmentally sensitive problems.

Closely related are ore stock-pile dust drift under wind forcing analyses, where FLOW-3D‘s drift flux model allows engineers to study ore deposition and entrainment patterns, as well as the effect of remedial solutions.

Landslide analysis of Tersun Dam. Courtesy of State Hydraulic Works (DSI).