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).
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.
The webinar will present new tools available in 3DEC 7.0 to simplify and speed-up model construction.This includes: building block models directly from arbitrary geometry data (imported from CAD), creating a grid that conforms to a topographic surface, an advanced meshing generator which provides greater control on the size of meshes at specific points and surfaces and allows mesh gradation within blocks, the capability to generate Voronoi blocks and many more features. The webinar will provide examples of applications and guidance on what meshing solution to choose depending on your problem.
Learn how 3D numerical simulations are useful to predict and investigate possible modes of fracture interference and clarify the underlying mechanisms.
As part of the first ARMA Student Design Competition in 2021, this webinar will introduce the use of FLAC/Slope for slope stability analysis.
This webinar will review and demonstrate the Itasca Constitutive Model for Advanced Strain Softening (IMASS) which has been developed to represent the rock mass response to excavation induced stress changes.
Griddle 2.0 Has Been Released! Join us for a webinar on "What's New in Griddle 2.0?"
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.
This webinar is for people who have used 3DEC before and are interested in the latest developments.
This webinar will demonstrate setting-up a hydraulic fracturing model in jointed rock using XSite. An overview of XSite and a discussion of the simulation results will also be discussed.
This webinar is for people who are new or occasional 3DEC users, or those just interested in learning more about it.
This webinar provides a brief overview of PFC modeling using convex rigid blocks, including example applications ranging from rock-mass behavior to granular flow, and highlights important tip and tricks and modeling challenges.
Learn about the major new features and improvements in FLAC3D version 7.0.
Presented by Dr. Peter A. Cundall: Numerical modeling is widely used in Geomechanics for design and diagnostic purposes, but there is an art to using the software tools correctly. It's not just a case of plugging in the data, and hitting "run". We need to understand the underlying physics, and whether the model properly represents it.
Learn about modeling dam foundations using the discrete element method with UDEC and 3DEC software in the 26th ISRM Online Lecture.
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