3DEC and UDEC Introductory Training, Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
April 20 - 22, 2020
Register by January 31, 2020 and save $300!
Optional Focused fourth Day April 23, 2020. Topics and pricing information listed below.
50% Academic Discount Available
This three-day course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in UDEC and 3DEC and covers software fundamentals with discussions on the theoretical background, basic concepts, and modeling principles for geotechnical analysis, mining, and petroleum engineering.
- model building,
- application of initial and boundary conditions,
- constitutive (material) models,
- solving, monitoring, and visualizing results.
Advanced topics such as ground support, groundwater flow, and the built-in scripting language (FISH) also will be introduced.
There is an optional fourth day available for an additional $500 which offers a choice of the following special topics:
- Discrete Fracture Networks;
- Advanced FISH;
- Rhino and Meshing with Griddle;
Or, you may choose four hours of one-on-one time with an Itasca employee to discuss topics that meet your individual needs. This option is subject to availability and the cost is $750.
Discounts do not apply to the fourth day options.
This is “hands-on” training, and exercises with UDEC or 3DEC are provided throughout the course.
For problem-solving sessions, the class will be split between UDEC and 3DEC users.
A laptop computer with administrative rights is required.
Jim Hazzard is a geological engineer with a Ph.D. in geophysics. He has extensive experience in software development for geomechanics and is currently the Software Manager at Itasca Consulting Group, as well as product manager and primary developer for 3DEC.
Dr. Hazzard is also a consultant with Itasca and has worked on several projects evaluating the stability of open pit and underground mines. Other interests include numerical modeling of seismicity and hydraulic fracture.
Dr. Hazzard is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.
Mr. DeGagné is a geomechanics engineer with experience in rock mechanics, including slurry and paste backfill, and sublevel caving. He has developed an alternative binder using recycled glass for use in backfill and has developed numerical models using PFC3D and the parallel-processing option to simulate the flow of ore and waste draw in a sublevel cave mine.
Dr. Pyatigorets has an extensive background in software development and computer modeling in the areas of mechanics of materials, geomechanics, physics, and oil & gas (specifically drilling and subsurface engineering). Dr. Pyatigorets is the product manager for FLAC2D and Griddle software and is also involved in the development and support of FLAC3D.
This course will be held at Itasca Consulting Group's office located in Minneapolis.
The office is located in the Barrel House building located at 111 Third Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401.
Lunch will be provided each day of the course.
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