Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

Tryana Garza-Cruz

Senior Geomechanics Engineer

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

office: +1 (612) 371-4711

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Areas of Expertise

Civil
Geomechanical
Geotechnical
Mining
Numerical Modeling

Consulting Services

Civil Engineering
Mining

Tryana Garza-Cruz

Senior Geomechanics Engineer

Dr. Garza-Cruz is a geomechanics engineer with a background in mechanical engineering and numerical modeling. She has experience in the application of numerical models to assess the stability of mining excavations, surface subsidence, stope-back behavior, re-evaluation of underground mining method, primary fragmentation, as well as to understand the creep behavior of excavations in frozen ground.

She has applied numerical models to provide recommendations on mine design criteria (pillar, room, stope and panel dimensions), as well as regional barrier-pillar and crown-pillar dimensions, sequencing, and set back of infrastructure and access.

Education

Ph.D. (Engineering Systems, Mechanical Specialty), 2011
Colorado School of Mines

M.Sc. (Renewable Energy Science, Geothermal), 2010
Universi ty of Iceland / University of Akureyri (Iceland)

B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 2005
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico

Professional Memberships

American Rock Mechanics Association

Publications

Download Garza-Cruz.Tryana_pub.pdf

Garza-Cruz, T. V., M. Pierce and M. Board. “Effect of Shear Stresses on Pillar Stability - a Back Analysis of the Troy Mine Experience to Forward Predict Pillar Performance at Montanore,” in Proceedings, 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA, June 2018, Seattle, Washington), ARMA 18-1158. Alexandria, Virginia: ARMA, 2018.

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.