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.
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.
Mr. Emam has developed numerical models to investigate the relationship between the packing history of granular systems, their geometry and micro-mechanical parameters, and their large-scale mechanical properties (elastic moduli, friction angle, dilatancy, etc.).
Itasca has 20 years of experience with microseismicity in in the geothermal and the oil and gas sectors. Itasca’s seismic processing software InSite-HF and InSite-Geo is well suited to: imaging and modeling of reservoir stimulation; real time microseismic monitoring; implementation of seismic traffic light system; analysis of in-situ and induced fracture networks; evaluation of induced seismicity; infrastructure integrity monitoring; and monitoring and analysis of vibration.