ARMA 2016: Short course on Modeling of Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Deformation and Fracturing Processes in Geomechanics
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Geomechanica is looking forward to teaching a short course on Modeling of Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Deformation and Fracturing Processes in Geomechanics at the 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA 2016) to be held in Houston, Texas, USA on 26-29 June 2016 External link. The one-day course External link, instructed by Dr. Andrea Lisjak and Dr. Omid Mahabadi, will be held at the The Westin Galleria Houston on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

This one-day course will combine theoretical lectures on the fundamental principles of Irazu FDEM software with practical modeling sessions where participants will be guided through several simulation cases. The course will start with a general introduction to the FDEM modelling philosophy and its application to engineering geology, rock mechanics, and geophysics problems. After a quick review of the basic algorithms, such as finite element deformation, contact detection, and contact interaction, the fracture model will be discussed in more depth. More advanced features of Irazu, including: in-situ stress initialization, rock excavation, and the incorporation of rock-reinforcement and Discrete Fracture Networks (DFNs), and hydro-mechanical coupling will also be introduced. In the second part of the course, participants will gain valuable hands-on experience through a series of practical modelling exercises using Geomechanica’s Irazu software to model practical H-M-coupled problems in oil & gas, geothermal, and civil engineering applications. Please review the course flyer below for more information:

We encourage geotechnical, geological, mining and petroleum engineers, as well as undergraduate and post-graduate students and researchers to attend this short course. The registration fee of $400 includes lunch/refreshments, course slides, Irazu manuals, and related references.

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