Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

David Potyondy

Senior Geomechanics and Software Engineer

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

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Areas of Expertise

Geomechanical
Materials
Numerical Modeling
Software Development

Consulting Services

Civil Engineering
Mining
Energy
Material Processing

David Potyondy

Senior Geomechanics and Software Engineer

Dr. Potyondy has developed and applied both continuum and discontinuum models to represent damage and flow processes on both a macro- and a micro-scale. His research focus is on microstructural modeling of rock fracture using discrete element methods. He developed the bonded-particle modeling methodology along with Peter Cundall and continues to develop this methodology. He has directed development of the PFC codes, given more than 44 PFC training courses, developed the structural element logic in the FLAC3D code, and developed novel techniques for applying micro-mechanical discontinuum models to fracture-related boundary-value problems that are not limited to rock mechanics applications.

Education

Ph.D.(Civil Engineering), 1993
Cornell University

M.S. (Civil Engineering), 1990
Cornell University

B.S. (Civil Engineering), 1987
University of Minnesota

Professional Memberships

American Rock Mechanics Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Society of Rock Mechanics

Publications

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U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.