Anya is a geotechnical engineer with experience coordinating and conducting field work ranging from geologic mapping to core logging and soil analysis. Additionally, she has experience processing field data to characterize the rock masses according to a number of classification systems.
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. 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.
Advanced geomechanical modeling can be used to understand long-term reservoir behavior. Validated models help to optimize fracturing and increase reservoir productivity and recovery. Geomechanical models can also be used to investigate longer term effects, such as compaction and subsidence.
Itasca has been on the forefront of creating new simulation approaches by developing new tools and by extending capabilities within our established software. One of the new tools , XSite, is a powerful, fully coupled hydro-mechanical, three-dimensional hydraulic fracturing numerical simulation program based on the Synthetic Rock Mass (SRM) and Lattice methods. XSite is capable of modeling multiple wellbores with multiple stages and clusters, including open-hole completions and perforation tunnels. XSite resolves general hydraulic fracture interaction, including propagation in naturally fractured reservoirs with deterministically or stochastically generated discrete fracture networks (DFNs).