As part of evaluation of seismic performance of this 175-foot high hydraulic fill dam located at a confidential site in the southeast Appalachia region, Geosyntec hired Itasca Consulting Group (Itasca) to perform deformation analyses for seismic loading of the dam using numerical modeling. Prior to the deformation analyses, Itasca also assisted Geosyntec with numerical simulations to assess the liquefaction potential of the dam using the cyclic stress ratio approach.
Dr. Brummer has over 40 years of experience in geomechanics consulting, practical mining applications, research and academia. His areas of specialization are all aspects of the behavior of highly stressed rock in deep mines or in extensively mined workings. He also has expertise in rockbursts, the design of microseismic and general instrumentation systems, the design of backfill and backfill systems, and particularly in the optimization of mining layouts to reduce risk and maximize value.
Itasca is recognized around the globe for our team of engineers and scientists blending practical engineering and field experience with unparalleled knowledge of computer modeling and data analysis techniques.
Itasca develops the world’s most advanced commercial software for geomechanical and hydrogeological simulation and analysis and microseismic acquisition and interpretation. Our state-of-the-art software is sold and supported around the globe through our network of offices and affiliated sales agencies.
Itasca is proud of its origin on the campus of the University of Minnesota and values relationships with universities and colleges. These relationships have led to the development of Itasca Education Partnership (IEP) Teaching and Research Programs.
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