The stability and failure of rock is an important consideration for many mining, oil & gas, nuclear waste disposal and tunnel construction projects. Due to the technical challenges and environmental risks posed by these projects, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the rock fracturing behaviour.
Geomechanica offers accurate numerical simulation tools to realistically model rock fracture and deformation. At the core of these tools lies our Irazu simulation software developed to tackle complicated rock problems, involving rock fracturing, fragmentation, and interaction of discrete bodies.Read More
We can tackle rock mechanics problems that deal with rock fracturing.
Our Irazu simulation software can:
- Follow all loading stages of the rock stress-strain response including linear and nonlinear elastic pre-peak strain-hardening and post peak strain-softening.
- Explicitly capture initiation, growth, and coalescence of fractures in intact or jointed rock masses over time.
- Reproduce the interaction of newly formed fractures with each other and with pre-existing rock fabric features, including faults, bedding planes, and joints.