Earthquakes

Itasca’s engineers have wide experience working on earthquake engineering, microseismic measurement and analyses, and explosive and impulsive loading; Itasca’s commercial software is the best available for dynamic modeling for engineering design, factor of safety prediction, research and testing, and back-analysis of failure. The finite volume strength reduction method (FV-SRM) approach can incorporate structural elements for soil-structure interaction, hydrodynamic effects, and groundwater pore pressure and flow for time-dependent pore pressure change associated with liquefaction. Itasca uses the most advanced 2D liquefaction constitutive models available (UBCSand and PM4Sand) and has developed a new 3D liquefaction constitutive mode, P2PSand, that is based on standard soil property data.

Latest News
  • 3DEC 7 is officially released! Enhanced user interface with new automated block and zone generation tools, and new structural elements....
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  • Open Pit Dewatering: Dewater, Derisk, Deliver Learn more about developing an effective strategy for open pit dewatering and avoiding common pitfalls...
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  • Tutorial Series: Analyzing a Homogeneous Embankment Dam using FLAC 8.1 This is a three part tutorial series to calculate the total and effective stresses and...
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Upcoming Events
21 Sep
71st Highway Geology Symposium
Better highways through applied geology... Read More
12 Oct
CANCELED -- Focused Seismic and Liquefaction Training 2020
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18 Oct
Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting & Expo
Advancing the global geothermal industry through transfer of robust research, knowledge and guidance.... Read More