In early 2021, the eastern wall of the WCP experienced significant displacements after the active mining reached weak diabase sills at the toe of the open pit. Itasca used FLAC3D to back-analyze the open pit slope displacements measured by radar and inclinometers. The use of the IMASS (Itasca Model for Advanced Strain-Softening) constitutive model enables the representation of emergent damage and strength loss, rather than predefining it.
Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC.
Nils Dahlhaus received his master's degree in geosciences with a focus on geophysics from the Ruhr University in Bochum.
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