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).
This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embankment dams using FLAC.
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Latest Version: 7.00.126
Released On: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020
New Features and improvements:
Ongoing improvements to the documentation set.
3DEC Add outlines to the joint plane plotitem.
block zone densify tetrahedra
block generate topography plane
New features and improvements:
fish list callbacks
structure damping combined
model mechanical timestep fix
struct mechanical damping
3DEC Added convergence criteria support to blocks.
PFC Changes merged from the PFC* 6 branch.
block zone generate-new
New features and improvements:
block zone size
plot export bitmap
struct node join
zone face apply reaction
3DEC Fixed an issue in the block to-udec command where the plane normal is not a unit vector.
block create tetrahedra
block zone list polygon
block contact compute
3DEC Added option to create blocks by extruding faces to a plane in the block generate from-topography command.
block generate from-topography
3DEC Fixed a bug in the flowknot apply-remove discharge command.
flowknot apply-remove discharge
Fix save/restore error in structural element histories of stresses or stress resultants. This does not repair save files created prior to revision 110.
block zone stereonet
3DEC Fix potential floating point exception in block spatial search and contact logic.
block fluid timestep
PFC Merge from PFC 6 branch fixing a potential problem when new attributes are added to plots.
structure mechanical damping ... <range>
structure dynamic damping... <range>
3DEC Fixed the flowknot list command.
Improvement to spatial search efficiency over objects with zero volume:
FLAC3D The interface logic has been updated - in general to make it easier to deal with models with many interfaces:
- A name token after the zone.interface keywords is now optional. If not present the command applies to all interfaces.
- If a name is not explicitly assigned when using the create command it will be created automatically. It can be given as a new name keyword as part of the interface creation parameters.
- The zone.interface.node.history command requires an interface name if the node is selected by id keyword. The name can be given as a suffix along with the id keyword. If selected by position and no name keyword is given the nearest node on all interfaces is selected.
- Interfaces, interface elements, and interface nodes now have group command and FISH function support. They participate in the group heirarchy. Interface elements also check the groups of zone faces (and therefore zones) they are connected to in the heirarchy.
- Interfaces have their interface names assigned as group names automatically on creation. This means that interfaces, interface nodes, and interface elements can be selected by the group range element using the interface name.
- Pore pressure is available as an interface contour option.
- The interface normal state plot will now include tensile failure and shear bond failure indicators.
- Added an interface.node.near FISH function. If the interface pointer is null it will search all interfaces.
- Added an interface.node.state FISH function. Returns the interface node state encoded as bits in an integer.
- Added color by interface group, element group, and node group to the interface plot item.
- Interface element creation uses a break angle to determine if nodes should be shared across faces. The default is 30 degrees and can be set with the break-angle keyword. This should make it much easier to create interfaces around corners that behave properly.
- Interface element creation can force separate nodes across regions by using the break-slot keyword. If the group name changes in that slot (in zones or zone faces) then nodes will not be shared across the elements. This can be used to force multiple nodes along boundaries of regions on a surface (useful if there is a T junction).
geometry xxxx set "bob"
3DEC Fixed a bug in the joint vector plot item.
block generate voronoi
data vector create
struct link create
zone mechanical list
struct xxx create by-face
struct xxx create by-zone-face
struct xxx create by-block-face
zone cmodel assign
struct cable initialize force-axial
struct pile initialize force-axial
block zone property-distribution
block zone thermal property-distribution
block zone fluid property-distribution
block contact property-distribution
zone interface xx create
block generate from-geometry
3DEC Added mouseover support for contour value in the Face plot item.
zone gridpoint list information
3DEC Added the overburden keyword to the block insitu command.
Recently Discovered Known Issues:
zone gridpoint import pore-pressure
zone interface <name> create by-face
sel hybrid create from-geometry
model config fluid
block generate from-vrml
block face triangulate edge-max
struct cable import
3DEC Fixed bug creating liners on excavated (not deleted) tunnel surfaces.
block zone initialize
Fix to broken HTML documentation included in update 87. All images and style sheets were missing.
`block generate from-topography
fish list symbol
zone face group
3DEC Fixed bug in hybrid bolt deletion.
3DEC Automatically load the sel module (previously part of FLAC3D only).
Major Bug Fixes:
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