Unlike slope stability analysis software based on the limit equilibrium method, Itasca’s numerical modeling software (FLAC, FLAC3D) is capable of predicting multiple interacting failure mechanisms and produces the structural forces in the stabilization features. These capabilities are critical to developing engineering judgment and in designing remedial measures.
The 56th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium covers all aspects of rock mechanics, geomechanics, and rock engineering.
Dr. Ghazvinian specializes in geomechanics of brittle rocks. He offers expertise in continuum and discontinuum modeling of underground excavations prone to brittle fracturing and spalling. He has experience in application of numerical models to sequencing life of mine simulations and predicting potential seismic hazards in deep underground excavations.
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