Dr. Russell is a software engineer with a background in mechanics and fluid dynamics, both theoretical and computational. He has participated in the design of Itasca software for more than 10 years.
FLAC3D TMis a numerical modeling code for advanced geotechnical analysis of soil, rock, and structural support in three dimensions. FLAC3D is used in analysis, testing, and design by geotechnical, civil, and mining engineers.
This FLAC3D V7.0 training course accommodates new and experienced users. It will be based on examples that attendees will develop and run by themselves to better grasp the mechanics of using FLAC3D V7.0, the key underlying calculation principles and the spectrum of available features. Attendees are encouraged to bring one of their specific cases that may be discussed.
The upcoming 70th annual Highway Geology Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon, October 21st through October 24th, 2019.
Principal Geotechnical Engineer
U.S. MinneapolisItasca Consulting Group, Inc.
office: +1 (612) 677-2403 mobile: +1 (612) 636-1743
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Dr. Lorig has more than 35 years of experience in engineering projects requiring specialized geomechanics consulting. His area of expertise is in the application of numerical models to provide solutions to stability, support and dynamics problems in civil and mining engineering.
Dr. Lorig has worked extensively at some of the largest open pits in the world and currently is working on studies involving transition from open-pit to underground cave mining at sites around the world.
He has served as a member of consulting and peer review boards for several large projects. He has conducted over 50 short courses and has authored more than 100 technical articles, and he is a Registered Professional Engineer in four U.S. states.
Ph.D. (Civil Engineering), 1984
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
M.S.C.E. (Civil Engineering), 1975
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA
B.S.C.E. (Civil Engineering), 1973
Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, USA
Tau Beta Pi
ARMA, Outstanding Contributions to Rock Mechanics Award (2017)
Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc.(SME), Rock Mechanics Award (2016)
Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology (1996)
Best Paper, Underground Space Technology Golder Associates Prize (1984)
Best Paper, ISRM Symposium on Design and Performance of Underground Excavations Consulting Engineers Council Scholarship National Award (1973)