Software products

 
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 >>>



 
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 >>>



 
ARMA 2015: One-day course on rock fracture simulation using Irazu FEMDEM software
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Geomechanica is looking forward to teaching a short course on the application of the hybrid finite-discrete element method (FEMDEM) to simulate fracture processes in rocks at the 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA 2015) to be held in San Francisco, California, USA on 28 June-1 July 2015. The one-day course , instructed by Dr. Bryan 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 >>>