Learning

3DEC In-Person Introductory course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 13, 2023 - Mar 15, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC.


FLAC3D In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 29, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This 3-day course provides general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical and mining numerical analysis.


Griddle In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 30, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features of Rhino3D CAD software and Griddle meshing plugin.


FLAC2D In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 3, 2023 - Apr 5, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This 3-day course provides a general overview of FLAC2D and covers many basic concepts and recommended procedures for geotechnical numerical analysis with FLAC2D.


PFC In-Person Introductory Course
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 17, 2023 - Apr 20, 2023

Live in-person introductory training course. This four-day course provides guidance in the use of the Itasca codes PFC2D and PFC3D to simulate the mechanical behavior of granular and solid materials.


Software Tutorials

FLAC3D 6 0 Model Generation using the Building Blocks Handle
Fluid Flow through Jointed Rock

As well as flow through joints, 3DEC 5.2 is capable of simulating fluid flow through the blocks or the matrix (i.e., between the joints). It is assumed that the blocks represent a saturated, permeable solid, such as soil or fractured rock mass.

Plotting 3D Isosurfaces

This tutorial demonstrates how you can add isosurfaces to your 3D Itasca model plots.

Technical Papers

A Calibrated Predictive Geochemical Model of Leaching and Attenuation Reactions in a Mine Pit Lake

A geochemical model was developed to predict future water quality of the Cove pit lake in support of site closure and regulatory permitting.

Using MINEDWto simulate pore pressure as input for FLAC3Dand 3DEC

It has become common practice to create a three-dimensional (3-D) geomechanical model for the analysis of rock stability.

Elastic Properties of Fractured Rock Masses With Frictional Properties and Power Law Fracture Size Distributions

We derive the relationships that link the general elastic properties of rock masses to the geometrical properties of fracture networks, with a special emphasis to the case of frictional crack surfaces.

We extend the well-known elastic solutions for free-slipping cracks to fractures whose plane resistance is defined by an elastic fracture (shear) stiffness ks and a stick-slip Coulomb threshold.

Latest News
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  • MINEDW on New Youtube Channel New series of tutorials on the main functions and capabilities of the three-dimensional groundwater flow...
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Upcoming Events
13 Mar
3DEC In-Person Introductory course
Live in-person introductory training course in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and feature... Read More
27 Mar
FLAC3D In-Person Introductory Course
Live in-person introductory training course. This 3-day course provides general feature training addressing basic concepts and recommen... Read More
30 Mar
Griddle In-Person Introductory Course
Live in-person introductory training course. This course provides an overview of the capabilities and features of Rhino3D CAD software ... Read More