Mr Lachenicht has 25 years’ experience in mining geomechanics ranging from consulting, research projects, studies to mine operational experience. Over the course of his experience, positions held include manager, senior geotechnical engineer, geotechnical superintendent and principal geotechnical engineer roles with associated levels of responsibility.
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).
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.
Itasca Denver and Itasca Chile are developing a series of tutorials (in English and Spanish) on the main functions and capabilities of MINEDW 3D groundwater flow modeling software to be published periodically on Itasca Chile's YouTube channel. Subscribe to their YouTube channel and check back for more tutorials.
MINEDW stands out for its modelling speed, as the use of a finite elements mesh of triangular prisms allows for efficient representation of the evolution of mining topographies in time. This type of meshing allows MINEDW extreme flexibility in modeling mine plans, since, based on its vertical mesh adjustment function, new topographies and mining plans can be incorporated and modeled in a matter of days. MINEDW also allows for the incorporation of a Zone of Relaxation (ZOR), in which changes in hydraulic properties are modelled near the excavation surface of mining operations.
MINEDW has been used in more than 70 mining operations around the world, in different aspects of mining hydrogeology and water resources, such as the estimation of pore pressure distributions, the design of dewatering or depressurization systems, the prediction of local and regional environmental hydrogeological impacts, the design of water supply systems, and simulations of the filling of pit lakes after the closure of mining operations. Additionally, its graphical interface is easy to use, and its pre- and post-processing capabilities provide a powerful numerical modeling tool.
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