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IEP Research Program

Itasca's IEP Research Program offers assistance to qualifying graduate students with a desire to utilize Itasca software in their research.

IEP Teaching Program
Academic Software
The Fairhurst Files

Software Tutorials

Fluid Flow through Jointed Rock

As well as flow through joints, 3DEC 5.2 is capable of simulating fluid flow through the blocks or the matrix (i.e., between the joints). It is assumed that the blocks represent a saturated, permeable solid, such as soil or fractured rock mass.

Homogeneous Embankment Dam Analysis (Part 1 of 3)

This FLAC 8.1 tutorial demonstrates how to establish the stresses in the dry embankment prior to the formation of the upstream reservoir.

PFC 7 Generating A Bonded Assembly

This tutorial will guide you through how to create a simple material using the linear parallel bond-model.

Technical Papers

Graph-based flow modeling approach adapted to multiscale discrete-fracture-network models

In this study, we address the issue of using graphs to predict flow as a fast and relevant substitute to classical DFNs. We consider two types of graphs, whether the nodes represent the fractures or the intersections between fractures.

Three-dimensional Modeling and Stress Calibration for a Complex Mining Geometry

Study stress situation for potential continued mining towards greater depths; stress calibration against stress measurements using numerical modeling; and use of calibrated model to study stresses at existing infrastructure, study stresses at potential future haulage level locations, and as input to local models.

PFC (Particle Flow Code): Rock Cutting Excerpt

Historical development and engineering applications using PFC2D and PFC3D.

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Upcoming Events
16 Aug
RockEng 2022
The theme of RockEng22 is Canadian Strengths and Future Directions in Rock Mechanics.... Read More
26 Aug
Deep Foundations Institute S3: Slopes, Slides and Stabilization
The conference focuses on effective application of deep foundations, ground improvement, and soil mixing for stabilization of slopes an... Read More
30 Aug
ACG Caving 2022
The Block and Sublevel Caving Conferences provide a platform for mining companies to be kept informed of the latest technological devel... Read More