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Coreform Cubit as a front-end for third-party geomechanics solvers: featuring Irazu

Omid Mahabadi, President and CEO of Geomechanica Inc., will offer a demonstration of the use of Coreform Cubit to generate a mesh for geomechanics and show how it is used with Geomechanica's Irazu software.

Published: 4 June 2021

On Monday, July 19th at 9am MDT, Omid Mahabadi will show that Coreform Cubit is a powerful preprocessor for third-party solvers that is particularly applicable to geomechanics problems. In this webinar, Omid Mahabadi, President and CEO of Geomechanica Inc., will offer a demonstration of the use of Coreform Cubit to generate a mesh for geomechanics and show how it is used with Geomechanica’s Irazu software.

Numerical modelling of rock deformation and failure poses major challenges, including: presence of heterogeneities and discontinuities (joints, faults), non-linear stress-strain response, and confinement-dependent behaviour as well as generating high quality meshes, particularly, in the presence of discontinuities. In this lecture, a brief overview of the numerical methods commonly used in rock mechanics practice is provided, together with their strengths and shortcomings. To overcome the limitations of conventional numerical methods, the finite-discrete element method (FDEM), as implemented in Geomechanica’s Irazu software is introduced. A complete demo comprising of mesh generation with Coreform Cubit and model building and analysis with Irazu is provided. Finally, a number of practical case studies in surface and underground mining as well as civil engineering are presented. These applications demonstrate that large displacements and fracturing in discontinuous rock masses can be simulated in Irazu without using complex constitutive models.

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