Course curriculum

    1. Introduction to Itasca Consulting Group

    2. Knowledge Check #1

    1. Numerical Modeling-- When to Use it?

    2. General Workflow of Numerical Analysis

    1. Quick Start Tutorial Part-1

    2. Quick Start Tutorial Part-2

    3. Quick Start Tutorial Part-3

    4. Knowledge Check #2

    1. FLAC3D Calculation Method

    2. FLAC3D Zones, Mass Scaling & Local Damping

    3. Introduction to Important Concepts

    4. Ranges

    5. Groups, Group Ranges & Hierarchy

    6. Convergence

    7. Knowledge Check #3

    1. Part 1: Modeling Outline of a Bench Slope

    2. Part 2: Meshing, Grouping, Zoning & Extrusion

    3. Part 3: Tunnel Creation

    4. Part 4: Zoning & Zone Densification

    5. Part 5: Material, Boundary Condition, and Initial Condition

    6. Part 6: Excavation of Benches & Tunnel, and Results Interpretation

    7. Part 7: Q&A

    8. Knowledge Check #4

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  • 82 lessons
  • 15.5 hours of video content

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David Russell

Chief Software Architect

Dr. Russell is a software engineer with a background in mechanics and fluid dynamics, both theoretical and computational. He has participated in the design of Itasca software for more than 30 years.

Jim Hazzard

Principal Engineer, Software Manager, 3DEC Product Manager

Jim Hazzard is a geological engineer with a Ph.D. in geophysics. He has extensive experience in software development for geomechanics and he is currently the Software Manager at Itasca Consulting Group, as well as product manager and primary developer for 3DEC. Dr. Hazzard is also a consultant with Itasca and has worked on several projects evaluating the stability of open pit and underground mines. Other interests include numerical modeling of seismicity and hydraulic fracture. Dr. Hazzard is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.

Zhao Cheng

Senior Geomechanics Software Engineer II, FLAC3D Product Manager

Dr. Chéng is a geomechanics engineer with academic background in numerical modeling and geotechnical engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. He has research experience in the coupling of porous media and fluids, liquefaction models, and soil and rock mechanics. Dr. Chéng has performed many geotechnical projects on seismic-hazard evaluation, earthquake-soil-structure interaction on bridges, tunnels, underground structures, dams, slopes, and highways. He actively participated in the seismic retrofits on several toll bridges in the state of California. Dr. Chéng has particular experience in numerical modeling for geotechnical projects. He currently is the Software Product Manager for FLAC3D and responsible for the maintenance of constitutive models.