The Northern Link (Norra Länken) will be part of a major road system surrounding the Stockholm metropolitan area. As part of the design work for this project, Itasca Consultants AB and Itasca Consultants S.A.S. has performed a three-dimensional numerical study to analyze of the effect of a large surface load being applied on top of a tunnel intersection with low (4 m) rock cover. The analyses were performed using FLAC3D, and the model was constructed with KUBRIX Geo mesh generator using in conjunction with the Rhino CAD package.
Mr. Cotesta is a Principal Geomechanics Engineer with over 21 years of experience solving geomechanical operational issues and leading numerous geomechanical mine design studies (scoping through execution) for a wide range of mineral deposits for both greenfield and brownfield projects.
Registration is now open for the Fifth International Itasca Symposium February 17 - 20, 2020 in Vienna, Austria.
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