Oct 28, 2022
The webinar presents the validation of the mixed continuum-discrete FEM-DEM approach. It is done by modeling, using FLAC3D and PFC3D ITASCA software, pseudo-static experiments carried out on scaled-down rockfill dams with dry-stone pitching.
A numerical model of a full-scale dam is then built using this validated approach. The construction phases and reservoir filling processes are modeled. Then, the dam seismic resistance is evaluated by performing pseudo-static tests provided by tilting the dam until failure.
Jun 14, 2022
The webinar introduces a workflow to digitize and simplify ballast stones, grain shape quantification systems, different contact treatment and breakage models and their application in PFC3D to simulate large scale shear box tests.
May 12, 2022
This webinar will overview the main approaches of open pit mining slope stability. Topics include physical models, calculated methods (analytical, empirical, LEM, traditional/new numerical modeling), important questions, and final thoughts.
Apr 7, 2022
This webinar outlines some of main applications of Python to extend modeling capabilities of the Itasca codes, such as, running parameters studies, advanced post-treatment and visualization, creating customized user interfaces etc.
Dec 15, 2021
This webinar is for people who have used PFC before and are interested in the latest developments.
Nov 17, 2021
In this 30-minute webinar, different numerical modeling methods used in rock engineering will be discussed. The talk will outline advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches, including continuum, discontinuum, and hybrid solutions. Examples showing the use of the different methods in real consulting projects will be presented.
Oct 7, 2021
This webinar is for people who are new or occasional FLAC3D users, or those interested in learning more about it.
Jun 22, 2021
The webinar presents 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.
May 13, 2021
Learn how 3D numerical simulations are useful to predict and investigate possible modes of fracture interference and clarify the underlying mechanisms.
May 6, 2021
This webinar by Dr. David Potyondy provides an overview of Bonded-Particle Modeling (BPM) and suggests avenues for further research. You need not be a rock-mechanics practitioner to understand this talk.
Apr 9, 2021
As part of the first ARMA Student Design Competition in 2021, this webinar will introduce the use of FLAC/Slope for slope stability analysis.
Feb 25, 2021
This webinar reviewed and demonstrated the Itasca Constitutive Model for Advanced Strain Softening (IMASS) which has been developed to represent the rock mass response to excavation induced stress changes.
Jan 21, 2021
Griddle 2.0 Has Been Released! Watch the recording of our webinar on "What's New in Griddle 2.0?"
Jan 19, 2021
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.
Dec 1, 2020
This webinar is for people who have used 3DEC before and are interested in the latest developments.
Nov 12, 2020
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.
Nov 10, 2020
This webinar is for people who are new or occasional 3DEC users, or those just interested in learning more about it.
Oct 15, 2020
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.
May 21, 2020
Learn about the major new features and improvements in FLAC3D version 7.0.
Mar 26, 2020
The webinar describes a promising approach which is able to represent the discrete nature of masonry by the Discrete Element Method (DEM).
Feb 27, 2020
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.
Dec 19, 2019
The webinar shows how to generate a hybrid mesh of a tunnel system consisting of three tunnels intersecting each other by combining the use of BlockRanger and Griddle. The advantages of this type of mesh is discussed by illustrating a coupled hydro-mechanical simulation of the tunnel excavations.
Dec 3, 2019
Please join us for an overview of the features and capabilities now available in UDEC 7
Dec 14, 2016
This video is a recording of a one hour webinar reviewing the latest features in Version 5.2 of 3DEC. Presented by Dr. Jim Hazzard, 3DEC Product Manager and Lead Developer. A petroleum geomechanics case study using 3DEC modeling is also presented by Dr. Melanie Grob.