A baked anode is a complex material, that results from the mixing and baking of different petrol coke grains, with different size distributions, with a pitch binder. A PFC2D model accounting for the microstructure of a baked anode, using the Bonded Particle Model (BPM) has been developed in previous studies.
FLAC is numerical modeling software for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, groundwater, and ground support in two dimensions.
Dr. Garza-Cruz is a geomechanics engineer with experience in the application of three-dimensional continuum and discontinuum numerical methods to assess the stability of mining excavations, caveability, extraction level performance, surface subsidence, primary fragmentation, and stope-back behavior, as well as to evaluate underground mining methods and understand the creep behavior of excavations in frozen ground.
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Advanced Meshing Tools for Numerical Modeling
The Itasca Constitutive Model for Advanced Strain Softening (IMASS) has been developed to represent the rock mass response to excavation induced stress changes.
Enhanced user interface with new automated block and zone generation tools, and new structural elements. Built-in Voronoi generator, new joint models, improved commands and FISH. Multi-threaded FISH and Python scripting.
Learn more about developing an effective strategy for open pit dewatering and avoiding common pitfalls in this E&MJ article.
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