Advanced Seismic Training

Course Language 
  • English
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San Francisco, California

October 16-18, 2017

Price is determined by options chosen
$4,500 for all sessions

Details and Description 

Advanced Seismic Training: Solving Seismic/Dynamic Problems using FLAC and FLAC3D

REGISTER BY July 1, 2017 for discounts!

Itasca is pleased to announce the first in a series of advanced training sessions.  These trainings include many hands-on exercises where you will  work through examples.   The format of the training will offer a unique opportunity for not only instruction and hands-on experience, but also open discussion with peers (other attendees) regarding best practices.

A temporary license key will be provided to each attendee for use during training.

There will be four sessions.  You can choose to attend one or all depending on your interest and skill level.  There is a range of topics from a one-day FLAC and FLAC3D introductory course through to advanced constitutive models for seismic analysis.

The four sessions are:

  • Basic FLAC and FLAC3D. (October 16, all day)

  • Seismic Analysis and Hysteretic Damping Models (October 17, all day)

  • Liquefaction (October 18, a.m.)

  • Advanced Constitutive Models (October 18, p.m.)

Complete pricing information is available on the registration form.  If you choose to attend all four sessions, the price will be discounted to US $4,500.

Register for all sessions by July 1 and the price is further discounted to $4,000!



Dr. Radaković-Guzina's research has focused on the areas of structural dynamics, non-destructive characterization of concrete, damage mechanics and wave propagation. She is responsible for FORTRAN and C/C++ programming development and support for Itasca's FLAC and FLAC3D software, and she assists with the development and testing of the Graphical Interface for Itasca Codes (GIIC).

Dr. Varun is a geotechnical engineer with specialization in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics. He has experience with analytical and numerical modeling and has been involved with projects related to seismic hazard mitigation for waterfront structures, dynamic response of foundations, site response and soil-structure interaction


Dr. Riahi is a Senior Engineer and Consultant with a Ph.D. in computational mechanics. Her research focuses on numerical analysis and software development pertinent to problems concerning oil and gas, geothermal, mining, civil, and mechanical applications. Azadeh is a Registered Professional Engineer in Canada. She is also recognized as an American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) future leader.


What to Bring? 

Each participant must have a computer with administrative rights and Windows 7, 8 or 10.


This course is being held at the Executive Conference Center, 55 Fourth Street, Level 2, San Francisco, CA 94103. 

Located in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, the San Francisco Executive Conference Center is just minutes from the Cable Cars, Chinatown, shopping, museums and only 15 miles from the San Francisco International Airport.