Course: Using Rocscience Software for Practical Geotechnical Problems: Surface and Deep Excavations, Groundwater Modeling, Slope Stability and Tunneling Applications

  • Course Date: May 8-9, 2023
  • Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Cluj, Strada Sindicatelor 9-13, Cluj-Napoca 400029, Romania
  • Languages: The course will be conducted in English
  • Registration Fees:
    • Early Bird - USD $495 (until March 15th, 2023)
    • Regular - USD $595

What’s included:

  • Temporary software licenses
  • PDF of course materials
  • PDH Certificate (15-hours)
  • Lunch & Refreshments

Please note:

  • Registrants will be responsible for their own accommodation
  • Participants must bring their own laptops (and mice)
  • Participant numbers are limited

Course Outline:

Module I: Refresher on Soil and Rock Mechanics in Engineering Practice (RSData)

• Definition of Soil and Rock Mass
• Discussion on Key Parameters in Characterization
• Laboratory and Field Testing
• Modeling Strength and Stiffness in Soils and Rock Masses

Module II: Deep Excavation Design and 2D Support Analysis

• Model Development (Construction of Geometry, Meshing, Loads and Boundary Conditions, Analysis Options) (RS2)
• 2D Deep Excavation Model Generation
• Models Using Advanced Constitutive Relations
• Interpretation of Results

Module III: Supplementary Discussions on 2D Deep Excavation Analysis

• Deep Excavation Modeling Using Struts (RS2)
• Modeling Groundwater in Deep Excavation Design: Seepage, Flow Lines and Base Piping

Module IV: Analysis of Single and Group Piles (RSPile)

• Pile Behaviour and Pile Capacity Calculation
• Assessment of Behaviour of Single Piles Under Compressional and Lateral Loads – Reaction Curves and Pile Capacities, Cross-Sectional Demands & Design Detailing
• Behaviour of Capped Pile Groups

Module V: 2D FE Thermal Analysis of Geostructures

• Basic Concepts and Behaviour of Geostructures Under Thermal Load Variations
• 2D FE Modeling of Geostructures Under Thermal Loads (RS2)
• Interpretation of Results

Module VI: Groundwater Modeling Options in FE Analysis

• Phreatic Lines and Excess Pore Water Pressure Ratio Definitions
• Steady State and Transient Groundwater Flow Modeling Options
• Groundwater Boundary Conditions, Infiltration Effects
• Permeability Functions

Module VII: Limit Equilibrium Approach in 2D/3D Slope Stability Assessment

• Basics of LE Approach in Slope Stability Assessment
• Failure Modes of Soil and Rock Slopes
• Factor Safety, Risk Based Design and Reference to EC7 Design Codes
• Overview of Geometry Search Options and Optimization Techniques
• Material Strength Models

Module VIII: Analytical and 2D FE Analysis of Tunnel Sections: Basics

• Overview of Empirical Methods for Support Pattern Estimation
• Preliminary Assessment Tools for Modeling Underground Excavations (RocSupport)
• Fundamentals of finite element method, geometry construction, discretization, and meshing, mesh quality, setting boundary conditions
• 2D FE Simulation of Underground Excavations: Core Replacement, Internal Pressure and Load Split Approaches (RS2)


    For any additional queries, please reach out to Yalın U. DOĞAN.