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ARMA 2017: Short Course on 2D and 3D Modeling of Rock Fracturing Processes in Geomechanics
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Geomechanica is looking forward to teaching a short course on 2D and 3D Modeling of Rock Fracturing Processes in Geomechanics at the 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA 2017) to be held in San Francisco, California, USA on 25-28 June 2017 External link. The one-day course, instructed by Dr. Bryan Tatone and Mr. Aly Abdelaziz will be held at the The Westin St. Francis on Sunday, 25 June 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 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, 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 rock fracturing problems. Please review the course flyer below for more information (or this link PDF-icon):



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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