Dr. Xu has a background in civil engineering, mechanics, statistics, mathematics, software development, and network technology. Areas of expertise include research and development, numerical modeling, fracture mechanics, probability and statistics, probabilistic modeling, and full stack software development (using C++, C#, VB, Python, Matlab, Fortran, Socket, HTML, ASP.NET, MS SQL, OpenGL, AI, etc.).
Dr. Xu has the experience of independently developing gaming artificial intelligence software for his own start-up. At Itasca, he is currently responsible for the development of Griddle and a new authorization system.
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.
Dr. Purvance is a software engineer with a background in mathematics, mechanics and geophysics, specializing in algorithmic development and implementation. He has participated in the design of Itasca software for more than 10 years.
Itasca specializes in the commercial application of seismic monitoring for regulatory authorities and operators and has pioneered the application of microseismic, acoustic emission, and ultrasonic technologies to the monitoring of rock and concrete. Using Itasca Consulting Ltd.’s seismic processing software InSite, Itasca can provide seismic and environmental vibration analysis, induced seismicity evaluation, monitoring and analysis of geohazards, baseline seismicity, and the impact of engineering options.