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
  • Meet Our Summer Interns Itasca is pleased to welcome three graduate student summer interns to Minneapolis. They will be...
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  • New Itascans Itasca welcomes Amanda Schendel and Luis Wasserman to our team....
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  • A Celebration of 40+ Years Itasca celebrated its 40th anniversary in May, marking four decades of discovery, service, and family....
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Upcoming Events
26 Jun
ARMA 56th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium
The 56th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium covers all aspects of rock mechanics, geomechanics, and rock engineering. ... Read More
29 Jun
3rd International Discrete Fracture Network Engineering (DFNE) Conference
The third International Conference on Discrete Fracture Network Engineering (DFNE 2022) present the important advances that have occurr... Read More
16 Aug
RockEng 2022
The theme of RockEng22 is Canadian Strengths and Future Directions in Rock Mechanics.... Read More