Webinars

Pseudo-static behavior of rockfill dams with a dry-stone pitching: A mixed FEM-DEM approach
Oct 25, 2022

The webinar presents the validation of the mixed continuum-discrete FEM-DEM approach. It is done by modeling, using FLAC3D and PFC3D ITASCA software, pseudo-static experiments carried out on scaled-down rockfill dams with dry-stone pitching.

A numerical model of a full-scale dam is then built using this validated approach. The construction phases and reservoir filling processes are modeled. Then, the dam seismic resistance is evaluated by performing pseudo-static tests provided by tilting the dam until failure.

Modelling railway ballast with accurate grain shape representation using rigid blocks in PFC3D
Jun 14, 2022

The webinar introduces a workflow to digitize and simplify ballast stones, grain shape quantification systems, different contact treatment and breakage models and their application in PFC3D to simulate large scale shear box tests.

Overview of Slope Stability Analysis Methods
May 12, 2022

This webinar will overview the main approaches of open pit mining slope stability. Topics include physical models, calculated methods (analytical, empirical, LEM, traditional/new numerical modeling), important questions, and final thoughts.

Application of Python in Itasca Codes
Apr 7, 2022

This webinar outlines some of main applications of Python to extend modeling capabilities of the Itasca codes, such as, running parameters studies, advanced post-treatment and visualization, creating customized user interfaces etc.

What’s New in PFC Version 7
Dec 15, 2021

This webinar is for people who have used PFC before and are interested in the latest developments.

Numerical Modeling in Rock Mechanics - from Continuum to Discontinuum
Nov 17, 2021

In this 30-minute webinar, different numerical modeling methods used in rock engineering will be discussed. The talk will outline advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches, including continuum, discontinuum, and hybrid solutions. Examples showing the use of the different methods in real consulting projects will be presented.

FLAC3D 7 for Beginners
Oct 7, 2021

This webinar is for people who are new or occasional FLAC3D users, or those interested in learning more about it.

Meshing Solutions in 3DEC
Jun 22, 2021

The webinar presents new tools available in 3DEC 7.0 to simplify and speed-up model construction.
This includes: building block models directly from arbitrary geometry data (imported from CAD), creating a grid that conforms to a topographic surface, an advanced meshing generator which provides greater control on the size of meshes at specific points and surfaces and allows mesh gradation within blocks, the capability to generate Voronoi blocks and many more features. The webinar will provide examples of applications and guidance on what meshing solution to choose depending on your problem.

A Numerical Exploration of Hydraulic Fracture Interference
May 13, 2021

Learn how 3D numerical simulations are useful to predict and investigate possible modes of fracture interference and clarify the underlying mechanisms.

The Bonded-Particle Model as a Tool for Rock Mechanics Research and Application
May 6, 2021

This webinar by Dr. David Potyondy provides an overview of Bonded-Particle Modeling (BPM) and suggests avenues for further research. You need not be a rock-mechanics practitioner to understand this talk.

2021 ARMA Student Design Competition - FLAC/Slope Webinar
Apr 9, 2021

As part of the first ARMA Student Design Competition in 2021, this webinar will introduce the use of FLAC/Slope for slope stability analysis.

IMASS: Itasca Constitutive Model for Advanced Strain Softening
Feb 25, 2021

This webinar reviewed and demonstrated the Itasca Constitutive Model for Advanced Strain Softening (IMASS) which has been developed to represent the rock mass response to excavation induced stress changes.

Griddle Version 2.0 has been Released | Learn What's New
Jan 21, 2021

Griddle 2.0 Has Been Released! Watch the recording of our webinar on "What's New in Griddle 2.0?"

Evaluation of impacts of lahars on structures using DEM numerical modeling
Jan 19, 2021

Lahars represent natural phenomena that can generate severe damage in densely populated urban areas. The evaluation of pressures generated by these mass flows on constructions (buildings, infrastructure…) is crucial for civil protection and assessment of the structures’ vulnerability. The existing tools developed to model the spread of flows at large scale in densely populated urban areas remain inaccurate in the estimation of mechanical efforts.

WEBINAR: What’s New in 3DEC Version 7
Dec 1, 2020

This webinar is for people who have used 3DEC before and are interested in the latest developments.

Webinar: Simulating Hydraulic Fracturing in Jointed Rock using XSite
Nov 12, 2020

This webinar will demonstrate setting-up a hydraulic fracturing model in jointed rock using XSite. An overview of XSite and a discussion of the simulation results will also be discussed.

WEBINAR: 3DEC 7.0 for Beginners
Nov 10, 2020

This webinar is for people who are new or occasional 3DEC users, or those just interested in learning more about it.

Using Rigid Blocks in PFC
Oct 15, 2020

This webinar provides a brief overview of PFC modeling using convex rigid blocks, including example applications ranging from rock-mass behavior to granular flow, and highlights important tip and tricks and modeling challenges.

Learn More About FLAC3D 7.0
May 21, 2020

Learn about the major new features and improvements in FLAC3D version 7.0.

Discrete element modeling of masonry structures
Mar 26, 2020

The webinar describes a promising approach which is able to represent the discrete nature of masonry by the Discrete Element Method (DEM).

The Art of Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics
Feb 27, 2020

Presented by Dr. Peter A. Cundall: Numerical modeling is widely used in Geomechanics for design and diagnostic purposes, but there is an art to using the software tools correctly. It's not just a case of plugging in the data, and hitting "run". We need to understand the underlying physics, and whether the model properly represents it.

How to Create an Hybrid Mesh by Combining BlockRanger and Griddle
Dec 19, 2019

The webinar shows how to generate a hybrid mesh of a tunnel system consisting of three tunnels intersecting each other by combining the use of BlockRanger and Griddle. The advantages of this type of mesh is discussed by illustrating a coupled hydro-mechanical simulation of the tunnel excavations.

What's New in UDEC 7
Dec 3, 2019

Please join us for an overview of the features and capabilities now available in UDEC 7

Discrete element modelling of dam foundations
Jun 26, 2019

Learn about modeling dam foundations using the discrete element method with UDEC and 3DEC software in the 26th ISRM Online Lecture.

3DEC 5.2 Introductory Webinar
Dec 14, 2016

This video is a recording of a one hour webinar reviewing the latest features in Version 5.2 of 3DEC. Presented by Dr. Jim Hazzard, 3DEC Product Manager and Lead Developer. A petroleum geomechanics case study using 3DEC modeling is also presented by Dr. Melanie Grob.

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