Dr. Aglawe is a mining engineer with experience in rock mechanics (hard and soft rock) and in application of advanced numerical modeling for mining and civil projects. He has been involved in the development of models for tunnels, caverns and dams in hydroelectric projects.
FLAC3D TMis a numerical modeling code for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, and structural support in three dimensions. FLAC3D is used in analysis, testing, and design by geotechnical, civil, and mining engineers.
This FLAC3D V7.0 training course accommodates new and experienced users. It will be based on examples that attendees will develop and run by themselves to better grasp the mechanics of using FLAC3D V7.0, the key underlying calculation principles and the spectrum of available features. Attendees are encouraged to bring one of their specific cases that may be discussed.
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.
Seismic monitoring is an established technology in mines generally applied for safety monitoring, rockburst prediction, and imaging the extent of damage induced by the mining operations. Microseismic monitoring provides insight into the location and extent of fracturing induced by the stress changes associated with mining processes. The spatial characteristics of the observed microseismicity provide valuable validation for the back analysis of fracturing processes such as caving, preconditioning, etc. through numerical models (e.g. Pierce et al. 2006; Sainsbury et al., 2008). It also provides a tool for the future validation of forward cave models that predict the extent and location of the seismogenic zone and the transmission properties of the damaged rock.
The post-process analysis of seismic catalogues, seismic record, or real-time analysis can provide feedback for:
Itasca has developed a series of novel analyses that enhance the information provided by existing microseismic catalogues to monitor the evolution of the fracturing processes and that provide: