Learning

Analyses of Embankment Dams and Slopes Using FLAC
Presented by Dr. Richard Armstrong of CSU, Sacramento
Dec. 4, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020

This hands-on, virtual training course is 16 hours total, spread over four days in a 1.5-week period, and covers the analysis of embankment dams using FLAC.


Software Tutorials

FLAC3D 7 Zone Plotting Tutorial

This tutorial will show how to create and manipulate zone plot items for showing model attributes and results.

Homogeneous Embankment Dam Analysis (Part 2 of 3)

This FLAC 8.1 tutorial demonstrates how to conduct a steady-state seepage analysis to calculate the pore water pressures in the embankment due to the reservoir.

FLAC3D 7.0 Unstructured Mesh Tutorial

A tutorial showing how to create an unstructured mesh in FLAC3D 7.0 using the extruder pane.

Technical Papers

FLAC3D mesh and zone quality

Mesh quality is crucial for the stability, accuracy, and fast convergence of numerical simulations. However, given the geometrical complexity of some models and the tools available for mesh creation, it is often necessary to accept meshes that deviate significantly from the known ideal shape.

Use of a Finite Element Code to Model Complex Mine Water Problems

Numerical models are now used routinely to predict ground-water inflows to both surface and underground mines and to help design dewatering systems.

Packer Testing Program Design and Management

Hydraulic testing using wireline deployed water-inflated packers is becoming a common practice for groundwater characterization at mining sites.

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