Mr. Ukey provides administrative support to our office and is involved in software sales. He is the first contact for software sales.
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.
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.
PFC (Particle Flow Code) is a general purpose, distinct-element modeling (DEM) framework that is available as two- and three-dimensional programs (PFC2D and PFC3D, respectively). PFC Suite includes both PFC2D and PFC3D. PFC2D can also be purchased separately.
PFC models synthetic materials composed of an assembly of
variably-sized rigid particles that interact at contacts to represent
both granular and solid materials. PFC models simulate the
independent movement (translation and rotation) and interaction of many
rigid particles that may interact at contacts based on an internal force
and moment. Particle shapes can include disks in 2D, or spheres in 3D,
rigidly connected “clumps” of disks in 2D, or spheres in 3D, and convex
polygons in 2D or polyhedra in 3D. Contact mechanics obey
particle-interaction laws that update internal forces and moments. PFC includes twelve built-in contact models with the facility to add custom C++ User-Defined Contact Models (UDMs).
Perpetual, monthly lease, and annual lease licenses are available,
secured with either a local USB key (which is portable) or a
multiple-seat network USB key. Qualified academic institutions qualify
for special pricing discounts.
Thanks to its general design, PFC can be customized and
applied to a very broad range of numerical investigations where the
discrete nature of the systems is of interest. Since the release of the
first version in 1994, PFC has been successfully used by many academic institutions and private companies around the world for geoscience investigations
ranging from fundamental research on soil and rock behavior at the
micro scale to many large scale applications, including: hydraulic
fracturing, soil-tool interactions, brittle rock fracturing, slope
stability, bulk material flow/mixing, and cave mining.
In addition, PFC has been used to simulated a wide range of other applications in the fields of carbon nanotubes, molecular dynamics, magnetic materials, and medicine.
PFC has no options and the following analysis tools are included with PFC.
Thermal Analysis: The thermal module of PFC allows simulation of transient heat conduction and storage in materials consisting of PFC particles, as well as development of thermally induced strains and forces. PFC supports both thermal-only and coupled thermal-mechanical analysis.
C++ Contact Models: Enables users to add new contact models (force-displacement response between particles) in PFC using C++ scripting. This component provides the flexibility
to incorporate the physics relevant to particular problems into the