Backfill Design

Itasca offers services in backfill characterization, specification, design of mixing and delivery systems, stability analysis (exposure stability, reinforcement and closure resistance), dynamic modeling to examine stability and liquefaction potential under rockburst and rockfall conditions, and instrumentation and testing of placed backfill. These services cover a wide range of backfill products (paste fills, hydraulic fill, cemented aggregate fill, and rockfill) and have been applied to mining operations throughout the world. Itasca also has developed specialized methods for simulation of the deformation and yielding of backfill, bulkheads, and backfill mats.

Latest News
  • Itasca Symposium 2020 - Registration Now Open! Registration is now open for the Fifth International Itasca Symposium....
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  • 2019 Sloan Outstanding Paper Award Dr. Mojtaba Bahaaddini (Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman), along with Associate Professor Glenn Sharrock (Itasca/UQ),...
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  • Itasca Awarded Prestigious Caving 2040 Research Grant Itasca’s research aims to answer the key industry question “how should block caves be designed...
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Upcoming Events
17 Feb
Itasca Symposium 2020
The Fifth International Itasca Symposium will be held at the University of Vienna (Austria). The Symposium will features the applicatio... Read More
9 Mar
FLAC Introductory Training - Minneapolis
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16 Mar
FLAC3D Introductory Training - Minneapolis
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