Mining-induced seismicity is one of the most serious rock mechanics problems in sublevel caving in the LKAB mine in Kiruna.
This four-day course provides guidance in the use of the PFC2D and PFC3D to simulate the mechanical behavior of granular and solid materials.
The Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI) is a research and educational organization focused on solution mining.
SMRI views solution mining as mining of underground, water-soluble minerals, usually using one or more drilled wells to dissolve the minerals with water (not by using acids used in metal ore leaching). Minerals such as salt, potash, trona, and magnesium salts may be produced by pumping saturated fluid from underground caverns. The caverns are created by pumping out the saturated 'brine' while pumping in fresh water as a controlled production process. The minerals are then recovered from the saturated fluid by recrystallization. Completed salt caverns are commonly used for underground storage of natural gas, crude oil, other hydrocarbons or chemicals, and are now viewed as a possible energy storage solution for green energy! The caverns used for strorage are more valuable than the minerals produced during cavern development.
Mr. Torres is a software engineer with an academic background in civil engineering and computer science. Before joining Itasca, he developed and managed large software projects in various industries.
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Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modeling February 17-20, 2020 Vienna, Austria
FLAC3D model provides considerable cost, time, and site management savings
26th ISRM Online Lecture
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