Griddle Introductory Training Course

Course Language 
  • English
Related Software 
Consulting Service Reference 


Brisbane, Australia

October 6, 2017

$AUD 1000
Registration fee is for course only. | Academic Discount of 25%.

Details and Description 

This introductory course covers the Rhino 3D CAD system (Robert McNeel and Associates) and its use with Itasca’s Griddle mesh generation plugins to generate numerical model grids for FLAC3D or 3DEC.


Project Engineer – Yoann Hebert, ME., Itasca Australia, Melbourne, Australia.

Mr Hebert is a geotechnical engineer with significant experience in the use of Itasca codes to analyse various geomechanics problems in Australia, Europe and other parts of the world. He has provided consulting on many projects including underground mining (e.g. block cave and SLC mining, pillar stability), open pit mining, underground excavations (e.g. tunnels, caverns, crusher chambers and nuclear waste storage) and dams. Yoann holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering.

Principal Engineer – Glenn Sharrock, Ph.D., Itasca Australia, Brisbane, Australia.

Dr Sharrock has 15 years industry experience in a wide range of rock mechanics positions such as Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Newcrest Mining NL), Rock Mechanics Engineer (Mt Isa Mines), Senior Geotechnical Consultant, (AMC Consultants), and Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering (UNSW). His consulting, operational and research experience spans underground and surface mining in hard rock and coal. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship in Geomechanics at the University of Queensland and is a Chartered Professional Geotechnical Engineer.

Who Should Attend? 


What to Bring? 

This is a hands-on course. Participants should bring their own laptops with the latest version of Griddle and FLAC3D v6.0 software downloaded and installed from the Itasca website (further instructions will follow for registered delegates). Users should have administrator privileges on their laptops and have a working knowledge of their laptop operating system. USB security keys will be provided (laptops must have a free USB port).


ITASCA Australia (Brisbane Office)
Level 5, Toowong Towers
9 Sherwood Rd.
Toowong QLD 4066