Evaluate the feasibility of using the distinct‐ element modeling to
study the flow and segregation of frictional particles without cohesion.
Simulate an experimental test corresponding to the charge/discharge of a scale model batch hopper.
Analyze the segregation observed in the hopper after its charge.
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.
Learn about modeling dam foundations using the discrete element method with UDEC and 3DEC software in the 26th ISRM Online Lecture.