Itasca International, Inc

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Itasca International, Inc Services

  • Consulting - Civil Engineering

  • Comparing Itascas Approach to Limit Equilibrium

    Comparing Itascas Approach to Limit Equilibrium

    Itasca’s finite volume (FV) approach uses the shear strength reduction (SSR) method for numerical modeling. This formulation is far superior to more traditional limit equilibrium (LE) methods and offers several advantages over finite element (FE) methods as well.

  • Slope Stability Services

    Slope Stability Services

    Itasca is particularly well-known for examining complex problems involving slope instabilities in soil and rock. One specialty is assessment of slope stability and design on scales ranging from civil engineering slopes in soil and rock, including portals, to mine benches and inter-ramps for many of the world’s largest open-pit mines. Another is analysis of both the static and dynamic stability of waste dumps, leach piles, and tailings dams....

  • Transportation Infrastructure Services

    Transportation Infrastructure Services

    Transportation infrastructure represents the arteries of modern civilization. Itasca provides engineering and research services for nearly all aspects of transportation infrastructure.

  • Ground-Structure Interaction Services

    Ground-Structure Interaction Services

    Ground-structure-interaction is the iterative effect that ground deformations have on any emplaced stabilizing structures (beams, sheet pile walls, piles, liners, anchors, etc.), and vice versa. This is particularly important for heavy structures resting on relatively soft soils (

  • Retaining Structures Services

    Retaining Structures Services

    Itasca has provided analysis of nearly all types of retaining structures, including slurry-supported reinforced concrete diaphragm walls, sheet pile walls, soil-nailed walls, and tieback walls. As with dams, water pressure acting within the soil mass is often a key issue. The ability to predict water pressures is an important element in understanding the behavior of retaining structures. Itasca analyzes flow through soil and uses the resultant pore...

  • Foundations Consulting Services

    Foundations Consulting Services

    Experience in foundations includes application of Itasca’s software to problems where existing techniques are either unavailable or are known to be inaccurate. For example, FLAC3D was used to determine the subgrade reaction modulus for a thick concrete slab placed over fill with varying thickness. In another case, an industrial machine produced a cyclic vibration. The effect of the vibration on nearby foundations supporting other machinery was...

  • Earthquakes Consulting Services

    Earthquakes Consulting Services

    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...

  • Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment Services

    Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment Services

    Itasca has over 20 years of experience in applying seismology to a wide range of engineering applications, allowing engineers to non-destructively monitor structure health and integrity and locate areas of weakness.

  • Dewatering and Depressurization Consulting Services

    Dewatering and Depressurization Consulting Services

    Itasca is experienced in estimating the dewatering needs of a construction site or mine to temporarily lower groundwater levels below the natural groundwater level, in all seasons, to provide for safe excavation construction and working environment during operations. Itasca also predicts dewatering rates, performing numerical modeling to estimate dewatering and to design and optimize the dewatering and water-disposal systems, drain...

  • Dams Consulting Services

    Dams Consulting Services

    Itasca performs analyses for concrete/masonry dams (including arch, gravity, RCR - roller compacted concrete) and embankment dams (earth, rockfill, and mine tailings dams), including: Short- and long-term mechanical behavior analysis of dams on fractured rock. Optimizing dam design based on criteria constraints. Analyzing thermo-hydro-mechanical behavior of a concrete dam subjected to thermal variations and to variations in the water level in the...

  • Masonry Consulting Services

    Masonry Consulting Services

    Masonry is one of the oldest methods of construction, but has lost nothing of its attractiveness and use in modern times. The behavior of this heterogeneous and anisotropic material is determined by the interaction of stone (brick, quarry stone, natural stone, etc.) and joints (open, mortar, glued, etc.). The behavior and performance of masonry structures under load is characterized by complex deformation and failure mechanisms involving different...