FLAC3D Introductory Training Course 2019 - Minneapolis

Course Language 
  • English
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

April 15 - 17, 2019 Optional 4th Day April 18

US$2,500, 4th day an additional $500
50% Academic Discount Available

Details and Description 

Due to a major sporting event in the city, hotels are filling up fast.  If you plan to attend, please secure your hotel room as soon as possible.  We recommend Marriott's Residence Inn or Renaissance Hotel at The Depot.  You will receive a link for negotiated rates when you register.


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Itasca Consulting Group is pleased to offer an upcoming introductory training course for FLAC3D, version 6. The course consists of three days of general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical numerical analysis.

Topics to be covered during the three-day course include:

  • Introduction to FLAC3D
  • Model Generation
  • Mechanical Modeling
  • Groundwater
  • Structural Support
  • Example applications including slope stability, supported tunnels and surface excavations.

There is also a focused fourth day available.  You can select either Advanced FISH, Griddle, or Dynamics at a cost of $500.

For the same cost of $500, you may also choose four hours of one-on-one time with an Itasca employee to discuss other topics that meet your individual needs. This option is subject to availability. 


Dr. Russell is a software engineer with a background in mechanics and fluid dynamics, both theoretical and computational. He has participated in the design of Itasca software for more than 10 years.

Zorica   Dr. Radaković-Guzina: Senior Engineer


Dr. Radaković-Guzina's research has focused on the areas of structural dynamics, non-destructive characterization of concrete, damage mechanics, and wave propagation. She is responsible for FORTRAN and C/C++ programming development and support for Itasca's FLAC and FLAC3D software, and she assists with the development and testing of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Itasca codes.


Dr. Varun is a geotechnical engineer with specialization in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics. He has experience with analytical and numerical modeling and has been involved with projects related to seismic hazard mitigation for waterfront structures, dynamic response of foundations, site response, and soil-structure interaction.

Who Should Attend? 

This course is suitable for new FLAC3D users as well as more experienced users who want to become familiar using the features available in FLAC3D version 6.

What to Bring? 

Each participant must have a computer with administrative rights and windows 7, 8, or 10.


The course will be held at The Depot, Renaissance Hotel:

225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55401

The Depot
225 3rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States