Computer-aided tools appropriate to architecture, engineering and construction have been
Summarised, including digital terrain modelling (DTM), computer-aided design and
draughting (CADD) and database management systems (DBMS). DTM and CADD
techniques have been applied to simulating the hydraulic filling of tailings, or mine waste
dams. A relational DBMS was used to structure and manage filling and terrain data relevant
to hydraulic tailings disposal at the Wheal Jane mine in Cornwall. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Science and Engineering Research Council (Co-operative Award in Science and Engineering, ref.: T/B026).