A ventilation shaft in Germany is part of a former colliery and was put into operation in the late 19th century with a depth of approx. 600 m. Since the colliery was closed down, it has been part of the central water drainage system at the site, together with further shafts in the near distance. In the course of technical reconstruction measures, the shaft is to be converted from a ventilation shaft to a well shaft. For this purpose, the current diameter has to be expanded to a clearance of 3.3 m. The shaft, which was previously constructed with approx. 50 cm thick brick masonry, will be secured with a concrete shell after expansion. To evaluate the predimensioning of the shell, a numerical modeling of the secondary stress field is necessary.
This course provides an overview of the Python programming language in Itasca software. The course covers major applications of Python to extend modeling capabilities with the Itasca codes through a number of applied examples.
Itasca is pleased to announce that the 6th Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modeling will take place June 3 - 6, 2024, in Toronto, Canada.
Jorge is a Civil Mining Engineer with more than 18 years of experience developing projects around the world for mining, consulting, and explosive companies. Before joining Itasca, he worked at Nevada Gold Mines (a joint venture between Barrick and Newmont) as the Senior Drill and Blast Engineer at Phoenix mine. In 2021, he was appointed the Subject Matter Expert in Blasting for all the Nevada Gold Mines operations. His expertise is in Drill and Blast Engineering, Mine Planning, Machine Learning, Photogrammetry, and Applied Research in Blasting. In 2017 he was selected by the Fulbright Chile foundation to develop a Ph.D. in Mineral Resources Engineering at the University of Nevada Reno.
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