3DEC Introductory Training 2018

Course Language 
  • English
Related Software 


Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

April 23 - 25, 2018 Optional 4th Day April 26, 2018

US$2,500 +
Fourth Day Option: Additional cost

Details and Description 

This course provides an introduction to 3DEC for application to geotechnical analysis. The three-day course provides an overview of the capabilities and features in 3DEC, and covers software fundamentals with discussions on the theoretical background, basic concepts, and modeling principles for geotechnical analysis, mining, and petroleum engineering.

Topics include model building, application of initial and boundary conditions, constitutive (material) models, solving, monitoring, and visualizing results. Advanced topics such as ground support, groundwater flow, and the built-in scripting language (FISH) also will be introduced.

There is an optional fourth day which offers a choice of the following special topics:

  • Discrete Fracture Networks;

  • Advanced FISH;

  •  and Griddle;

OR -

  • four hours of one-on-one time with an Itasca consultant (subject to availability).

Jim Hazzard, Principal Engineer, Software Manager, 3DEC Product Manager
Jim Hazzard is a geological engineer with a Ph.D. in geophysics. He has extensive experience in software development for geomechanics and he is currently the Software Manager at Itasca Consulting Group, as well as product manager and primary developer for 3DEC. Dr. Hazzard is also a consultant with Itasca and has worked on several projects evaluating the stability of open pit and underground mines. Other interests include numerical modeling of seismicity and hydraulic fracture. Dr. Hazzard is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada.
What to Bring? 

A laptop computer with administrative rights is required.


This course will be held in our Minneapolis office located in the Barrel House building at 111 Third Avenue South, Suite 450, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Itasca Consultanting Group, Inc.
111 Third Avenue South
Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55401
United States