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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 . The one-day course, instructed by Dr. Bryan Tatone and Mr. Aly Abdelaziz will Read More >>>



 
FEM Solver
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The computational engine of Irazu simulation software is based on the finite-discrete element method. This inherently means that Irazu is equipped with a finite element solver (FEM). The FEM solver uses linear elastic constitutive laws (isotropic and transversely isotropic) and solves the equations of motion using an explicit time integration scheme. Therefore, it is well Read More >>>



 
Irazu computational performance
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Irazu makes use of state-of-the-art high performance computing techniques to speed-up computations. In particular, we use GPU (graphics processing unit) computing on consumer-grade AMD graphics cards. To demonstrate the improvement in computation speed, five uniaxial compression strength (UCS) tests with an increasing number of finite elements were simulated using Irazu and the sequential CPU code Read More >>>



 
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 . The one-day course , instructed by Dr. Andrea Lisjak and Dr. Omid Mahabadi, will Read More >>>



 
Video demo of Irazu to simulate hydraulic fracturing
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Irazu is an advanced general-purpose rock deformation and fracturing simulation software. In this video, an application of Irazu to simulate fluid injection into a permeable, fractured rock mass is presented (i.e., hydraulic fracturing). The software is capable of capturing: fluid-driven fracturing of intact rock; energy dissipation due to fluid viscosity and fracture toughness; fluid leak-off Read More >>>



 
A new fully-coupled hydro-mechanical formulation for the Irazu software
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We are excited to announce that we have been working on the introduction of hydro-mechanical (H-M) coupling in our Irazu FDEM software. The introduction of H-M coupling arguably makes the Irazu software one of the most sophisticated simulation software currently available for geomechanical applications as a multitude of multi-physics processes can be taken into account, Read More >>>



 
Irazu Cloud simulation software
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Geomechanica is pleased to offer a cloud computing service, Irazu Cloud, for its Irazu simulation software, the innovative simulation package for modelling rock mass deformation and fracturing. This service employs conventional software applications for model construction and post-processing, together with cloud computing for model execution. With this approach, you will build the Irazu models on Read More >>>