Itasca International, Inc

Focused Seismic and Liquefaction Training 2019

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Itasca is offering a focused training session with instruction by experienced engineering consultants, hands-on modeling exercises, and open discussion with other attendees regarding best practices. This course is best suited for someone with basic knowledge of FLAC or FLAC3D.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Date:
Oct. 12-14, 2020
Location:
Minneapolis , MN , USA

Language: English

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NOTE: To assure you get the most out of these three days, we will supply you with training information and exercises upon your registration. New users or those needing a refresher before attending will benefit by reviewing this material in advance of the course.

Topics to be covered during the course include:

Dynamic Modeling using FLAC/FLAC3D

  • Best practices for dynamic modeling
  • Grid generation tools for dynamic models (Building blocks, Griddle)
  • Dynamic Boundary conditions (Quiet vs Free-field)
  • Ground Motion Processing
  • Damping
  • Accounting for inertial effect of water
  • Examples: Pile supported wharf, Vertical shaft, Underground Tunnel
  • Basics of Liquefaction
  • Finn-Byrne model
  • P2P-Sand model
  • NorSand model
  • Examples: Evaluation of liquefaction remediation options using 3D analyses

This is a “hands-on” training. Each attendee should have a laptop with administrative rights. A temporary USB license key will be provided to each attendee for use during training.

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Dr. Zorica Radaković-Guzina's research has focused on the areas of structural dynamics, non-destructive characterization of concrete, damage mechanics, and wave propagation. She is responsible for FORTRAN and C/C++ programming development and support for Itasca's FLAC and FLAC3D software, and she assists with the development and testing of the Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Itasca codes.

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Dr. Varun is a geotechnical engineer with specialization in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics. He has experience with analytical and numerical modeling and has been involved with projects related to seismic hazard mitigation for waterfront structures, dynamic response of foundations, site response and soil-structure interaction.



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Dr. Chéng is a geomechanics engineer with academic background in numerical modeling and geotechnical engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. He has research experience in the coupling of porous media and fluids, liquefaction models, and soil and rock mechanics. Zhao has performed many geotechnical projects on seismic-hazard evaluation, earthquake-soil-structure interaction on bridges, tunnels, underground structures, dams, slopes, and highways. He actively participated in the seismic retrofits on several toll bridges in the state of California.



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Mr. Augusto Lucarelli (Tentative) has a background in soil mechanics, numerical modeling of geotechnical processes, shallow and deep foundation design, soil improvement, slope stability, mechanized excavation, conventional tunneling in urban areas, deep excavation and support structures in difficult environments. He has numerical software experience in FLAC, FLAC3D, UDEC, Plaxis2D, Plaxis3D Foundations, Plaxis3D Tunnel, Excel and Excel VBA programming, and Autocad.

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