Itasca Chile SpA was retained to develop a numerical 3D groundwater flow model that would allow the assessment of potential environmental impacts over the aquifer due to the infiltration associated with the expansion of the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF). Additionally, it was requested to study the potential influence of infiltrations on the mine pit located about 3 km of the TSF.
Mr. Silva has significant experience in the field of applied rock mechanics, developing 2 and 3-dimensional slope stability analyses and back-analysis of slope failures in open pit mine projects in Chile, Perú, Argentina and México considering numerical modeling and kinematic analysis. He also has experience using numerical modeling to evaluate design in underground mines in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Additionally, he has experience in calibration of stress fields based onin-situ stress measurements. He also has experience in field testing for rock mass pre-conditioning.
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