Wind farm construction requires large cranes to lift massive wind turbine structures over 300 feet tall and exceeding 160 tons. Installing these structures requires many crane “walks”, moving the heavy cranes around 50 miles along soil surfaces of varying strengths. Moving the cranes quickly is critical to installation economics, but this must be done safely by ensuring soil strength stability to avoid sinking or toppling the crane. Conventional best practices require cone penetrometer tests (CPTs) and performing numerical modeling to establish a safe path for moving the cranes requires on the order of four to six weeks. Itasca developed a rapid bearing capacity prediction tool using Python scripts, FLAC3D, and machine learning to provide near real-time feedback on the soil bearing capacity at a location, allowing enhanced crane walk planning.
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.
Cheyenna recently joined Itasca Consulting Group as a newly appointed Digital Marketing Specialist. With a solid background as a Graphic Designer and 4 years of experience in the design and marketing industry, she has honed her skills by working in-house for diverse companies as well as taking on freelance projects and design as a hobby. As a versatile professional, she takes pride in being a jack of all trades, dedicated to handling all aspects of marketing and design, ensuring visually captivating and impactful results. Cheyenna is committed to enhancing ICG's brand presence and resonating with target audiences through creative ingenuity and meticulous attention to detail.
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