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The COGAN Project asks Users of Geotechnical Numerical Analysis Software to Complete an Industry Needs Survey

COGAN is a (non-profit) European project aiming to improve competency in geotechnical analysis. The project also includes NAFEMS, the International Association of the Engineering Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Community, amongst its partners. The COGAN Project is completely independent of Itasca and our support is only through increasing its awareness within the geotechnical engineering community.

Dr. Charles Fairhurst, Itasca co-founder and Professor Emeritus of the University of Minnesota, has been given the extraordinary honor of receiving the Officier de la Légion d'Honneur award, Officer in the National Order of the Legion of Honor, by decree of the President of the French Republic. This is the highest decoration awarded in France.

New In PFC Version 5.0 

Itasca’s next release of the PFC Framework has been completely rewritten and redesigned and is now available as PFC2D or as the PFC Suite (PFC3D combined with PFC2D). All versions are 64-bit.

KUBRIX Geo Version 14.0

KUBRIX Geo Version 14 is a suite of mesh generation tools combining automatic and interactive mesh generation for use with Itasca's 3D geomechanical software products. KUBRIX Geo version 14 is now one of the most comprehensive mesh generation tools available to the earth sciences community thanks to the substantial improvements in its tetrahedral/hexahedral and convex blocking capabilities, and the addition of the interactive BlockRanger hexahedral mesh generator.


Itasca International will be conducting a one-day FLAC training course in Brazil on November 14, 2013.

This flagship of Itasca's numerical modeling software has become the essential tool for geotechnical engineers who need to solve multi-faceted, soil, rock, groundwater and structural support problems. FLAC is the choice of engineers when conventional methods lack the capacity to analyze complex projects.

Minneapolis, MN (September 19, 2013) Itasca International posted the program and list of papers to be presented at its 3rd International FLAC/DEM Symposium to be held in Hangzhou, China, October 21-25.

After CEO Loren Lorig and Country Host Peter Zhu open the 3rd FLAC/DEM Symposium, speakers selected from around the globe will present original work completed with the aid of Itasca’s suite of continuum, discontinuum and particle flow software on a variety of geotechnical topics.

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SME Twin Cities Annual Conference on September 17 in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN (September 13, 2013) Mine owners and mining professionals, environmental and engineering consultants, local, county and state government officials, as well as transportation and logistics professionals and those serving the mining sector will be attending the Society of Metallurigical Engineers – Twin Cities Sectional annual conference. The conference will take place on September 17 at the Earle Brown Center in Brooklyn Park.

Don’t miss out! September and October classes filling fast! Register now! 2013 Itasca Training in Minneapolis & Toronto Learn powerful solutions to complex problems. Get a head start on your projects by solving practical examples. Be trained by experienced modelers and consultants. Apply Itasca software effectively and efficiently by learning tips and tricks. Understand options like creep, dynamics and complicated meshing. Boost your understanding of geotechnical modeling.

Discontinuum Modeling in Rock Mechanics from Micro to Macroscale

Saturday, September 21, 2013, Wroclaw, Poland

A half‐day short course will be presented by engineering experts from three Itasca offices. The course will discuss topics of general interest to consultants and modelers using 3DEC software and will focus on how fractures and other discontinuities are modeled using 3D software.

Itasca is proud to announce the release of 3DEC Version 5.0. 3DEC is an accurate and efficient geotechnical analysis tool that simulates the response of discontinuous media (such as jointed rock or masonry structures) subjected to either static or dynamic loading. This newest edition is faster, easier and more user friendly than ever before allowing engineers to resolve complex problems more efficiently.

Just a few of the highlights of Version 5.0 include: