Griddle Introductory Training Course
DETAILS AND DESCRIPTION
This introductory course covers the Rhino 3D CAD system (Robert McNeel and Associates) and its use with Itasca’s Griddle mesh generation plugins to generate numerical model grids for FLAC3D or 3DEC.
Project Engineer – Yoann Hebert, ME., Itasca Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
Mr Hebert is a geotechnical engineer with significant experience in the use of Itasca codes to analyse various geomechanics problems in Australia, Europe and other parts of the world. He has provided consulting on many projects including underground mining (e.g. block cave and SLC mining, pillar stability), open pit mining, underground excavations (e.g. tunnels, caverns, crusher chambers and nuclear waste storage) and dams. Yoann holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering.
Principal Engineer – Glenn Sharrock, Ph.D., Itasca Australia, Brisbane, Australia.
Dr Sharrock has 15 years industry experience in a wide range of rock mechanics positions such as Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Newcrest Mining NL), Rock Mechanics Engineer (Mt Isa Mines), Senior Geotechnical Consultant, (AMC Consultants), and Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering (UNSW). His consulting, operational and research experience spans underground and surface mining in hard rock and coal. He holds an Adjunct Associate Professorship in Geomechanics at the University of Queensland and is a Chartered Professional Geotechnical Engineer.
This is a hands-on course. Participants should bring their own laptops with the latest version of Griddle and FLAC3D v6.0 software downloaded and installed from the Itasca website (further instructions will follow for registered delegates). Users should have administrator privileges on their laptops and have a working knowledge of their laptop operating system. USB security keys will be provided (laptops must have a free USB port).