Learning

3DEC In-Person Introductory course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 15, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC.


Online Live Training : Python in Itasca Software
Online
Mar 16, 2023 - Mar 16, 2023

This course provides an overview of the Python programming language in Itasca software. The course covers major applications of Python to extend modeling capabilities with the Itasca codes through a number of applied examples.


FLAC3D In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 29, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This 3-day course provides general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical and mining numerical analysis.


Griddle In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 30, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features of Rhino3D CAD software and Griddle meshing plugin.


FLAC2D In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 5, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This 3-day course provides a general overview of FLAC2D and covers many basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical numerical analysis with FLAC2D.


Software Tutorials

Tutorial: Simple Slope Stability

Using UDEC 6 and the shear-reduction method to calculate the factor-of-safety, this tutorial will show you how to analyze the stability of a simple slope containing: (1) no discrete jointing (continuum), (2) fully-continuous jointing (discrete blocks), and (3) noncontinuous, en echelon jointing.

FLAC3D 6 Introductory Webinar

This video is a recording of a one hour webinar reviewing the latest features in Version 6 of FLAC3D (currently available as a pre-release). Presented by Dr. David Russell, FLAC3D Product Manager and Lead Developer.

MINEDW Tutorial (Part 1: Menu Options)

In this tutorial we will briefly cover the MINEDW user interface, its components, and the MINEDW Menu with the different options and tools it provides to build numerical models.

Technical Papers

Which fractures are imaged with Ground Penetrating Radar? Results from an experiment in the Äspö Hardrock Laboratory, Sweden

Identifying fractures in the subsurface is crucial for many geomechanical and hydrogeological applications. Here, we assess the ability of the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) method to image open fractures with sub-mm apertures in the context of future deep disposal of radioactive waste.

Caving in the Fabian Orebody —from Mining Stope to Cave Crater in Malmberget

The Fabian orebody is a non-daylighting iron orebody in the LKAB Malmberget Mine in northern Sweden. During 2010, a prognosis of the cave development in the Fabian area was developed, based on compilation and analysis of all available material. In March 2012, a new cave crater formed on the ground surface above the Fabian orebody, similar to what was predicted. The prognosis is compared with observations of the caving and the differences and implications quantified. A program for continued monitoring of mining-induced deformation in Malmberget is also described and a criterion for allowable mining-induced surface deformations is proposed.

Solving rock mechanics issues through modelling: then, now, and in the future?
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Upcoming Events
13 Mar
3DEC In-Person Introductory course
Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and feature... Read More
16 Mar
Online Live Training : Python in Itasca Software
This course provides an overview of the Python programming language in Itasca software. The course covers major applications of Python ... Read More
27 Mar
FLAC3D In-Person Introductory Course
Live in-person introductory training course. This 3-day course provides general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommen... Read More