5. Instrumented Column Testing

  • 1.2 m high by 200 mm diameter
  • Column, and associated moisture, suction, temperature, salinity and gas sensors, and data logger, was developed at UQ as a “standard test” for assessing the settling, self-weight consolidation and desiccation of tailings slurry
  • Can be deployed in laboratory-simulated desiccation and re-wetting, and under atmospheric conditions in the field, with a weather station

Instrumented Column Testing