Unlike slope stability analysis software based on the limit equilibrium method, Itasca’s numerical modeling software (FLAC, FLAC3D) is capable of predicting multiple interacting failure mechanisms and produces the structural forces in the stabilization features. These capabilities are critical to developing engineering judgment and in designing remedial measures.
The Fifth International Itasca Symposium will be held at the University of Vienna (Austria). The Symposium will features the application of Itasca software for solving engineering and scientific challenges in geomechanics, hydrogeology, microseismicity, and more.
Mr. Ormazábal is a mining engineer with experience performing slope stability analyses with traditional constitutive models in codes such as 3DEC and UDEC. He worked at the Rock Mechanics laboratory of the University of Santiago (CGEM) as laboratory assistant, becoming familiar with preparation and execution of destructive and not destructive tests in rock samples. In addition, he did his thesis in the subject of design control of rock slopes in open pit mines.