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2017 ISRM Rocha Medal Recipient: Dr. Bryan Tatone
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Since 1982 a bronze medal and a cash prize have been awarded annually by the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) for an outstanding doctoral thesis in rock mechanics or rock engineering, to honour the memory of Past President Manuel Rocha while stimulating young researchers. From the ISRM news release following its Council meeting on Read More >>>



 
Introducing Geomechanica: Lassonde Institute PhD Graduates Pursue Entrepreneurship in Rock Mechanics
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Geomechanica’s Dr. Andrea Lisjak and Dr. Omid Mahabadi were recently interviewed by the Lassonde Institute of Mining of the University of Toronto. In this interview, we discussed our endeavours in founding Geomechanica and developing our state-of-the-art geomechanical simulation software, Irazu. “Three Lassonde Institute of Mining PhD graduates— Andrea Lisjak (CivE PhD 2013), Omid Mahabadi (CivE Read More >>>



 
Introducing: Laboratory Testing Services
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We are excited to announce a new business activity for Geomechanica: rock laboratory testing services. Geomechanica’s personnel have extensive rock laboratory testing experience, which enabled Geomechanica to begin offering rock testing services in 2015. These services provide clients with the data needed for the design and analyses of various civil and mining engineering projects. From 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 >>>



 
Geomechanica’s new Irazu simulation software for modelling geomaterials
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Modelling the deformation and failure process of rock represents a challenging task due to the intrinsic characteristics of the rock material and the presence of natural discontinuities. To address the modelling challenge, Geomechanica has been developing Irazu, an innovative software package based on the hybrid finite-discrete element method (FEMDEM or FDEM), which combines conventional continuum Read More >>>



 
Workshop on Simulation of Fluid-Driven Fracture Propagation
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Numerical simulation of fluid-driven fracture propagation is a subject of great scientific, industrial and societal interest. A two-day workshop has been organized by the Eindhoven Multiscale Institute of the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) to be held on April 8-9, 2015. The workshop assembles several of the most prominent researchers in this exciting field to Read More >>>



 
ISRM 2015: short course, Rocha medal, plenary lecture and presentations
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Geomechanica is looking forward to presenting its latest research findings and simulation software developments at the 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics , to be held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 10 to 13, 2015. On Sunday May 11, 2015, Dr. Andrea Lisjak and Dr. Bryan Tatone will be Read More >>>