VIRTUAl Training course:

ANALYSES OF EMBANKMENT DAMs AND SLOPES USING FLAC®

OFFERINGS

OPEN

September 14, 16, 21, 23 2021, 5 PM – 9 PM (PST)

Registration open

OPEN

January 2022, 8 AM noon (PST)

Registration opens in Fall 2021

Previous industry participant list:

  • Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Blackburn Consulting

  • Cal Engineering & Geology

  • Cornforth Consultants, Inc.

  • Damwatch Engineering Ltd.

  • Gannett Fleming

  • GEI Consultants Inc.

  • Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

  • HDR Inc.

  • HE3

  • Hydro-Quebéc

  • Keller – North America

  • Stantec Consulting

  • Sweco Energy AB

  • Terricon Consultants, Inc.

  • Univ. of the District of Columbia

  • WSP USA

course DETAILS

AUDIENCE

Civil engineers in consulting and government desiring specialized training using FLAC to analyze embankment dams and slopes

DURATION

16 hours total of synchronous hands-on training separated over four days in a 1½-week period; instructor will be available throughout the instruction period for technical support and to answer questions

COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED

  • Presentation PDF files

  • Digital PDF library of related references

  • Completed FLAC project files

  • Multiple custom FLAC/FISH scripts for conducting embankment dam related work

  • Unlisted YouTube playlist of all course videos during and shortly after course completion

CLASS SIZE

Size capped at 10 participants

METHOD

Zoom video conferencing used for delivering presentations and providing computer-to-computer assistance during FLAC® modeling tutorials

Shared Dropbox used during course for storing presentations, modeling files, and references

A full FLAC 8.1 version will be available during the duration of the course (provided courtesy of Itasca Consulting Group Inc.)

COST

$1500 USD per participant

(Contact instructor for possible international rate adjustment)

SCHEDULE

(Each day 4 hours in duration)

Day 1

INTRODUCTION

  • Course summary

  • Presentation: FLAC® basics and mesh generation

  • Tutorial 1: Numerical mesh development of an embankment dam

  • Presentation: Mechanical-fluid modeling in FLAC®

Day 2

2-D ANALYSES OF EMBANKMENT DAMS AND SLOPES

  • Tutorial 2: Calculation of state-of-stress of an embankment dam

  • Presentation: Constitutive modeling

  • Tutorial 3: Gravity-driven deformations of an embankment dam

Day 3

ADVANCED CONSTITUTIVE MODELING

  • Presentation: Constitutive modeling (continued)

  • Tutorial 4: UBCHYST material parameter calibration

  • Presentation: Constitutive modeling (continued)

  • Tutorial 5: PM4Sand material parameter calibration

Day 4

SEISMIC ANALYSES OF EMBANKMENT DAMS AND SLOPES

  • Presentation: Dynamic modeling

  • Tutorial 6: Seismic analysis of an embankment dam

Each day will be split into short presentations and longer analysis tutorials using FLAC®.

During the-week training period, the instructor will be available for followup questions regarding FLAC® and numerical modeling. Supporting video presentations and additional tutorials will be made available during the training period to further support participants' learning.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Steps:


• 1 •

Contact instructor with intent to register (see below)


• 2 •

Invoice will be provided for payment via PayPal


• 3 •

Following payment, Zoom and Dropbox invitations and a questionnaire will be provided to each participant