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), Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering (UNSW) and Associate Professor - Caving Geomechanics (UQ).
Lahars represent natural phenomena that can generate severe damage in densely populated urban areas. The evaluation of pressures generated by these mass flows on constructions (buildings, infrastructure…) is crucial for civil protection and assessment of the structures’ vulnerability. The existing tools developed to model the spread of flows at large scale in densely populated urban areas remain inaccurate in the estimation of mechanical efforts.
April 12-15, 2021
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This four-day course provides guidance in the use of the Itasca codes PFC2D and PFC3D to simulate the mechanical behavior of granular and solid materials. The focus is on simulating the fracture and flow of brittle rock-like materials.
The PFC codes provide a general distinct-element engine along with PYTHON and the embedded language FISH, which provide full access to the internal variables of the model and allow one to implement user-defined behaviors. Most PFC modeling requires the use of PYTHON and/or FISH.
After the distinct-element framework that forms the theoretical basis for PFC is understood and PYTHON/FISH is mastered, the PFC codes can be used to simulate any physical process whose physics can be described by the interactions of discrete bodies.
The course combines lectures with hands-on modeling exercises; thus, each student should have their own laptop computer on which the PFC codes can be run. Each attendee will be provided PFC2D and PFC3D licenses for use during the course.
Mr. Emam has developed numerical models to investigate the relationship between the packing history of granular systems, their geometry and micro-mechanical parameters, and their large-scale mechanical properties (elastic moduli, friction angle, dilatancy, etc.). He is the Software Product Manager for PFC.
Dr. David Potyondy
Dr. Potyondy has developed and applied both continuum and discontinuum models to represent damage and flow processes on both a macro- and a micro-scale. He has directed development of the PFC software, has developed the structural-element logic in FLAC3D and has developed novel techniques for applying micro-mechanical discontinuum models to fracture-related boundary-value problems, including the prediction of excavation damage produced by stress, temperature and stress corrosion.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
12 Apr. 2021 - 15 Apr. 2021
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