Foundations

Experience in foundations includes application of Itasca’s software to problems where existing techniques are either unavailable or are known to be inaccurate. For example, FLAC3D was used to determine the subgrade reaction modulus for a thick concrete slab placed over fill with varying thickness. In another case, an industrial machine produced a cyclic vibration. The effect of the vibration on nearby foundations supporting other machinery was studied dynamically by applying the cyclic loading to one location and measuring the vibration levels at other locations. A similar study was performed to evaluate the dynamic effects on nearby buildings due to trains running in subway tunnels at a shallow depth. Various remedial measures were evaluated numerically before selecting the recommended solution.

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26 Jun
Discrete element modelling of dam foundations
Learn about modeling dam foundations using the discrete element method with UDEC and 3DEC software in the 26th ISRM Online Lecture.... Read More
1 Oct
FLAC3D 7.0 Introductory training course
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14 Oct
Focused Seismic and Liquefaction Training 2019
Itasca is offering a focused training session with instruction by experienced engineering consultants, hands-on modeling exercises, and... Read More