Accepted Papers

More than 109 papers were submitted to the Itasca 2020 Symposium in Vienna. We are pleased to announce that the following technical papers have been accepted so far. The papers are listed by software product and then by the first author's last name. Papers based on multiple software are listed under each product. The country indicated is that of the first author.

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3DEC

Three-dimensional numerical simulation of drilling-induced core damage using bonded block model
Navid Bahrani & Benoît Valley
(3DEC, Canada)

A numerical modeling approach for estimating the rock mass post-peak deformation modulus near a mine drift
Navid Bahrani & John Hadjigeorgiou
(3DEC, Canada)

Support assessment and 3D stress analysis of large underground excavations: A case study using 3DEC
Rabi Bhusan, Sripad R. Naik, & B.H. Vijay Sekar
(3DEC, India)

3DEC analysis of crosswise tension resistance in masonry structures
Shipeng Chen & Katalin Bagi
(3DEC, Hungary)

Viscous Ubiquitous Joints in Comba User-Defined Model for FLAC3D/3DEC
C. Detournay, G. Meng, & P. Cundall
(FLAC3D; 3DEC, USA)

Generation of complex block materials for 3DEC numerical modelling using Grasshopper
A. Fernández 
Guijarro & A. Gullón Buceta
(3DEC, Spain)

Use of a fully tensorial approach to characterize the stress variability at Forsmark
B. Figueiredo, J. Sjöberg, & D. Mas Ivars
(3DEC, Sweden)

3D analysis of masonry arch bridges taking into account the spandrel walls
Tamás Forgács, Vasilis Sarhosis, & Sándor Ádány
(3DEC, Hungary)

Structural control on stress variability at Forsmark
Matti Hakala, J. Valli, & J. Ström
(3DEC, Finland)

Integrating laser scanning with Discrete Element Modeling for improving safety in underground stone mines
Juan Monslave Valencia, Aman Soni, Jim Hazzard, & Nino Ripepi
(3DEC, USA)

Wedge failure analyses of the rock slope influenced by foliations
Victor Mwang Bowa
(3DEC, China)

3D stability analysis of left and right abutment cut slopes of a hydroelectric project in Himalaya
Sripad R. Naik, Roshan Nair, & Sudhakar Kadiyala
(3DEC, India)

Fluid flow model in fractured rock by Finite Volume Black Oil Simulator (FVBOS) and 3DEC
S. Nazary Moghadam, N. Deisman, G. Zambrano-Narvaez, J. Hazzard, & R. Chalaturnyk
(3DEC, Canada)

Numerical simulation of offshore historic lighthouses with 3DEC
Athanasios Pappas
(3DEC, United Kingdom)

Tunneling underneath a heritage-listed building in the heart of Sydney
J. Rabanser, C.J. Wang, & H. Lagger
(3DEC, United Kingdom)

Archaeoseismological investigation of the deformation of the ruin of the crusader fortress Ateret, Israel with 3DEC
G. Schweppe, K.-G. Hinzen, & S. Marco
(3DEC, Germany)

Modelling the water injection induced fault slip in an argillaceous rock
W.J. Shiu, W.C. Chang, & F.Y. Hsiao
(3DEC, Taiwan)

Investigation of the effect of critical parameters affecting caveability using numerical modelling
K. Suzuki Morales, F. Suorineni, B. Hebblewhite, J. Oh
(3DEC, Australia)

Modeling degradation of Dual-Purpose Canisters using 3DEC
Varun , A. Riahi, B. Damjanac, & E. Hardin
(3DEC, USA)

 

BlockRanger

Griddle generation of FLAC3D models for the Baihetan Dam project
Guotao Meng, Jianrong Xu, Anchi Shi, & Christine Detournay
(FLAC3D; Griddle; BlockRanger, China)

 

DFN.lab

DFN.labSoftware platform for Discrete Element Fracture Network models
R. Le Goc, B. Pinier, C. Darcel, E. Lavoine, D. Doolaeghe, & P. Davy
(DFN.lab, France)

 

FLAC

FLAC-based modelling of tailings deposition and consolidation
Alessandro Amodio & Hongjie Zhou
(FLAC, Norway)

Hydraulic fracture multi-cluster simulation using FLAC3D
Julia Diessl, Wenli Wang, Juan Ramos, & Mike S. Bruno
(FLAC, Austria)

Two-dimensional analysis of power house cavern with shear zone: A comparison of FDM and FEM
 Kanupreiya & R. Sharma
(FLAC, India)

Modelling of the influence of salt creeping on shaft lining
Aloys Kisse, Dominik Oellers, & Jochen Greinacher
(FLAC, Germany)

A multiscale approach for cohesive and unsaturated soils as a constitutive model designed for FLAC3D
Marie Miot, Guillaume Veylon, Antoine Wautier, Sacha Emam, François Nicot, & Pierre Philippe
(FLAC, France)

Numerical analysis to evaluate repair work of swelling-rock damaged tunnels in the mountains using FLAC
Keiichi Ota, Akio Arai, Yuji Ozaki, Yoshio Nakamura, Masahiro Watanabe, & Takeshi Kyoya
(FLAC, Japan)

Stability of a retaining wall in severe hydraulic conditions (Northern Italy)
Filippo Panini, Paolo Cambuli, Mauro Giordanella, Isabella Marquez, Gianluca Odetto
(FLAC, Italy)

Accounting for long term effects for the structural design of deep tunnels in the claystone layer of COX

Victor Ribeiro, J.F. Bruchon, & S. Burlon

(FLAC, France)

Characterization of uncertainty of loading due to spatially variable soil properties behind a retaining wall
B. Tarhini, S. Najjar, & S. Sadek
(FLAC, Lebanon)

Numerical modeling of thermal stimulation for geothermal core studies
Marlene C. Villeneuve & Paul Siratovich
(FLAC, New Zealand)

Numerical simulation of geomembranes as bottom sealing below salt heaps
F. Weber, H. Konietzky, J.-P. Schleinig, C. Artschwager, & C. Dumperth
(FLAC, Germany)

Progressive rock deformation and rock-casing contact around borehole in Bingham viscoplastic rock
X. Xie & E. Fjær
(FLAC, Norway)

The methodology of Hoek-Brown criteria parameters distribution for probability assessment of open pit wall stability in FLAC/FLAC3D
Bektur Chukin & R. Chukin
(FLAC; FLAC3D, Kyrgyz Republic)

Cost/benefit analysis of constitutive laws and DEM approach for geotechnical simulations under various loading paths
T. Mohamed, J. Duriez, & L. Peyras
(FLAC; FLAC3D; PFC2D, France)

 

FLAC3D

Verification of the mitigation measures for preventing the concrete face failure of a 210m CFRD
Frédéric Andrian, Jean-Rémi Lherbier, & Mohamed Monkachi
(FLAC3D, France)

CIGEO radioactive waste repository project – Modelling of claystone behavior and analysis of thermomechanical induced effects based on FLAC3D simulations
M. Camusso, A. Saitta, & O. Ozanam
(FLAC3D, France)

Application and research of soil tunnel face stability and reinforcement in Israel K project
Aiwu Cao, Jiayao Wu, Weijiang Chu, Quan Xu, & Jiajin Liu
(FLAC3D, China)

Optimized stability assessment of tunneling stress redistribution under geological lateral pressures
W.C. Chang and W.J. Shiu
(FLAC3D, Taiwan)

Predicting cyclic resistance of field sands in terms of relative state parameter index by numerical experiments
Zhao Cheng
(FLAC3D, USA)

The methodology of Hoek-Brown criteria parameters distribution for probability assessment of open pit wall stability in FLAC/FLAC3D
Bektur Chukin & R. Chukin
(FLAC; FLAC3D, Kyrgyz Republic)

Dynamic analysis of fault-slip in longwall mining using a linear slip weakening law
Wei Chunchen
(FLAC3D, Australia)

Critical plane anisotropy adapted for general 3-D stress conditions
Ethan M. Dawson, Wolfgang H. Roth
(FLAC3D, USA)

Geo-mechanical and flow modeling for Paradox Valley Unit
Christine Detournay, E. Dzik, & C. Wood
(FLAC3D, USA)

Simulation of impacts on a rockfall protection wall made of interconnected concrete blocks
A. Furet, S. Lambert, P. Villard, & J.P. Jarrin
(FLAC3D, France)

Using machine learning, experimental observations, and numerical modeling to better understand the crushed zone in rock blasting
Jason K. Furtney, Derrick Blanksma, & Italo A. Onederra
(FLAC3D, USA)

A numerical investigation of the mechanical response of dual-purpose canisters to internal pressurization
Jason K. Furtney, Azadeh Riahi, & Branko Damjanac
(FLAC3D, USA)

FLAC3D modeling of geocell reinforced foundation beds
Amarnath Hegde & Hasthi Venkateswarlu
(FLAC3D, India)

Convergence-induced stresses on casing and cementation due to salt cavern operation
B. Horváth & D. Zander-Schiebenhöfer
(FLAC3D, Germany)

FLAC3D-PFC3D coupled simulation of triaxial Hopkinson bar
Wanrui Hu, David O. Potyondy, & Qianbing Zhang
(FLAC3D; PFC3D, Australia)

Optimization of soil slope stabilization with evolution algorithm
Kyung-Nam Kang, Ki-Il Song, Joon-Sang An, & Byung-Chan Kim
(FLAC3D, South Korea)

Three-dimensional numerical modelling of geocell reinforced foundation beds
Rajagopal Karpurapu & Ramesh Gedela
(FLAC3D, India)

Long-term behavior of lined tunnels excavated in squeezing ground
Yichun Liu, Jean Sulem, Didier Subrin, & Huy Tran-Manh
(FLAC3D, France)

Verification of pile modelling technique in FLAC3D
Arirajasingham Maheetharan & Alberto Jaen-Toribio
(FLAC3D, United Kingdom)

Influence of pit wall stability on underground planning and design when transitioning from open pit to sublevel caving
A. Mapuranga & R. Mitra
(FLAC3D, South Africa)

Anisotropic permeability in the EDZ of drifts in rock salt –  A numerical approach
Christian Missal & Joachim Stahlmann
(FLAC3D, Germany)

Cost/benefit analysis of constitutive laws and DEM approach for geotechnical simulations under various loading paths
T. Mohamed, J. Duriez, & L. Peyras
(FLAC; FLAC3D; PFC2D, France)

Numerical analysis of offshore driven pipe pile refusal using FLAC3D
D.S. Murthy, Ramesh Gedela, K. Rajagopal, & R.G. Robinson
(FLAC3D, India)

Microseismic structure evolution due to variation of liquid injection rate
Victor Nazimko, Ildar A. Saleev, Mykhailo O. Iliashov & Ludmila M. Zakharova
(FLAC3D, Ukraine)

Simulation of paste backfill material with FLAC3D at Kittilä
Amélie Ouellet, Thierry Lavoie, Antti Pyy, Louis-Philippe Gélinas, Véronique Falmagne & Patrick Andrieux
(FLAC3D, Canada)

An innovative methodology for improved simulation of goaf compaction in longwall workings using FLAC3D
S.K. Prajapati, A. Yadav, B. Behera, S.K. Sahoo, G.S.P. Singh & S.K. Sharma
(FLAC3D, India)

Determination of stoping methodology for mining secondary stopes by FLAC3D
B.N.V. Siva Prasad, Sripad R. Naik, B.H. Vijay Sekar, & Rabi Bhusan
(FLAC3D, India)

Using rigid block / FLAC3D coupling in mine-scale simulations
Matthew D. Purvance & Tryana Garza-Cruz
(FLAC3D, USA)

Implementation of advanced numerical solvers in FLAC3D thermal and fluid implicit formulation
Andrey V. Pyatigorets & David B. Russell
(FLAC3D, USA)

Iterative coupling of single-phase reservoir flow and geomechanics
Y.N. Saraiva, H.A.V. Haro, & L.G. Rodrigues
(FLAC3D, Brazil)

Design of support system for surge shaft and powerhouse complex using FLAC3D
B. H. Vijay Sekar, Sripad R. Naik, & Rabi Bhusan
(FLAC3D, India)

3D anisotropic modelling of deep drifts at the Meuse/Haute-Marne URL
M. Souley, M.N. Vu, & G. Armand
(FLAC3D, France)

An introduction to StopeX – a plug-in to simplify and fast-track FLAC3D numerical modelling for mining applications
A. Vakili, B. Abedian, & B. Cosgriff
(FLAC3D, Australia)

Method of determining grading deformation alert index of underground cavern complex and its application
Jiayao Wu, Quan Xu, Weijiang Chu, Aiwu Cao, & Jiajin Liu
(FLAC3D, China)

Application of temporal and spatial characteristics of shotcrete mechanics in Middle East pumping storage project
Quan Xu, Jiayao Wu, Weijiang Chu, Aiwu Cao, & Jiajin Liu
(FLAC3D, China)

Non-linear straining of foundation soils in the progressive failure of the Mount Polley TSF embankment
Elena Zabolotnii, R. Norbert Morgenstern, & G. Ward Wilson
(FLAC3D, Canada)

Calculation of Infiltration-cracks in the edge zone of gas storage caverns with FLAC3D
Dirk Zapf, Reinhard B. Rokahr, & Savaş Yıldırım
(FLAC3D, Germany)

Viscous Ubiquitous Joints in Comba User-Defined Model for FLAC3D/3DEC
C. Detournay, G. Meng, & P. Cundall
(FLAC3D; 3DEC, USA)

Large-scale 3D-modeling of a realistic cavern field within a salt dome – Combined application of Griddle, FLAC3D & Python
Markus Knauth
(FLAC3D; Griddle, Germany)

Detailed analysis of the high deep excavation of the Brenner TBMs - Lot Mules 2-3
C. Mingrone, L. Schiavinato, A. Oss, & E. Nuzzo
(FLAC3D; Griddle, Italy)

Underground Research Laboratory of Bure – Prediction of tunnel behavior during excavation in the short- and long-term based on FLAC3D simulations
X.P. Nguyen, M. Monfared, O. Bril, & G. Armand
(FLAC3D; Griddle, France)

Study on goaf and slope stability in Yangla Copper Mine
Y.S. 
Zhu, W.J. Chu, & K.G. Li
(FLAC3D; Griddle, China)

Griddle generation of FLAC3D models for the Baihetan Dam project
Guotao Meng, Jianrong Xu, Anchi Shi, & Christine Detournay
(FLAC3D; Griddle; BlockRanger, China)

Impact assessment of debris flows on structures using discrete numerical modelling
Rime Chehade, Bastien Chevalier, Fabian Dedecker, Pierre Breul
(FLAC3D; PFC3D, France)

Simulating spalling with a flat-jointed material
David Potyondy & Diego Mas Ivars
(FLAC3D; PFC3D, USA)

 

Griddle

Pre-processing and meshing FE-models with Griddle/Rhino: Applications on complex geometries from salt mine drifts
G. Maniatis & S. Fahland
(Griddle, Germany)

Large-scale 3D-modeling of a realistic cavern field within a salt dome – Combined application of Griddle, FLAC3D & Python
Markus Knauth
(FLAC3D; Griddle, Germany)

Detailed analysis of the high deep excavation of the Brenner TBMs - Lot Mules 2-3
C. Mingrone, L. Schiavinato, A. Oss, & E. Nuzzo
(FLAC3D; Griddle, Italy)

Underground Research Laboratory of Bure – Prediction of tunnel behavior during excavation in the short- and long-term based on FLAC3D simulations
X.P. Nguyen, M. Monfared, O. Bril, & G. Armand
(FLAC3D; Griddle, France)

Study on goaf and slope stability in Yangla Copper Mine
Y.S. 
Zhu, W.J. Chu, & K.G. Li
(FLAC3D; Griddle, China)

Griddle generation of FLAC3D models for the Baihetan Dam project
Guotao Meng, Jianrong Xu, Anchi Shi, & Christine Detournay
(FLAC3D; Griddle; BlockRanger, China)

 

InSite

Seismic imaging of discrete fracture networks
Will Flynn & Juan Reyes Montes
(InSite, United Kingdom)

 

PFC

DEM analysis of intact rock strength under confined tension
Haiying Huang & Yifei Ma
(PFC, USA)

DEM modelling of grain crushing in element tests
J. Lin, M. Kriechhammer, W. Wu, & L. te Kamp
(PFC, Austria)

Comparison of DEM and experimental results for evaluation of ground surface displacement due to fault movement below architectural structures
Ayaka Oya, Norihiko Hashimoto, Kaoru Kawaji, Guoqiang Cao, Akihiro Toyooka, & Tatsuya Doi
(PFC, Japan)

PFC2D modelling of sinkhole clusters in karstic depressions
Djamil Al-Halbouni, Sacha Emam, Eoghan P. Holoan, Abbas Taheri, Martin P.J. Schöpfer, & Torsten Dahm
(PFC2D, Germany)

Micromechanics of hydro-thermal damage and fracturing in rocks based on DEM modeling with thermal convection
Marte Gutierrez & Ingrid Tomac
(PFC2D, USA)

DEM modeling of high strain rate well bore fracturing via high pressure pulsed gas combustion
John Hinkey, Tim Elder, & Jacob Andersen
(PFC2D; PFC3D, USA)

Cost/benefit analysis of constitutive laws and DEM approach for geotechnical simulations under various loading paths
T. Mohamed, J. Duriez, & L. Peyras
(FLAC; FLAC3D; PFC2D, France)

Impact on barriers: single rock fall vs. rock mass fall
Alexander Preh, Mariella Illeditsch, Peter Pamminger & Mathias Schmidt
(PFC2D; UDEC, Austria)

Numerical modelling of the quasi-brittle behavior of materials by considering microcracks effect
Farid Asadi, Damien André, Sacha Emam, Pascal Doumalin, & Marc Huger
(PFC3D, France)

Impact assessment of debris flows on structures using discrete numerical modelling
Rime Chehade, Bastien Chevalier, Fabian Dedecker, Pierre Breul
(FLAC3D; PFC3D, France)

Application of PFC3D to study railroad ballast breakage response under train Loading
Beema Dahal, D. Mishra, & D. Potyondy
(PFC3D, USA)

A DEM study on the rate-dependent volumetric response of non-crushable sand
Soukat Kumar Das & Arghya Das
(PFC3D, India)

Distinct Element Method (DEM) for fibrous composites: Toward computational guided manufacturing
Traian Dumitrică, Yuezhou Wang, Hao Xu, Grigorii Drozdov, & Igor Ostanin
(PFC3D, USA)

PFC3D simulation of a compressed steel column
Giulia Forlati, A. Gajo, & L. Simeoni
(PFC3D, Italy)

DEM analysis of reverse fault rupture interaction with rigid foundations
Fernando Garcia E. & Jonathan D. Bray
(PFC3D, USA)

FLAC3D-PFC3D coupled simulation of triaxial Hopkinson bar
Wanrui Hu, David O. Potyondy, & Qianbing Zhang
(FLAC3D; PFC3D, Australia)

A new 3-D rock mass strength criterion
Pinnaduwa H.S.W. Kulatilake & Mohammad H. Mehranpour
(PFC3D, China)

Utilizing PFC to measure intergranular force in granular media from time-lapse CT-imaging
Mohammad Hadi Mehranpour, Mohammad Saadatfar, Jeroen F. Van Stappen, Veerle Cnudde, Christopher J. Spiers & Suzanne J.T. Hangx
(PFC3D, the Netherlands)

A numerical study of a pin foundation on hard, rocky seabed
Emilio Nicolini, Fabian Dedecker, & Raphaël Coquet
(PFC3D, France)

Paths of force chains at the cyclic threshold shear strain in sand
Vedran Pavlic & Tomislav Ivsic
(PFC3D, Croatia)

Simulating spalling with a flat-jointed material
David Potyondy & Diego Mas Ivars
(FLAC3D; PFC3D, USA)

Effect of particle elongation on shearing behavior of soil
Zeng-Le Ren, Yi Pik Cheng, Xiaomin Xu, & Nuo Duan
(PFC3D, United Kingdom)

Microscopic calibration of rolling friction to mimic particle shape effects in DEM
Riccardo Rorato, Marcos Arroyo, Antonio Gens, & Edward Andò
(PFC3D, Spain)

The application of PFC to simulate longwall top coal caving
Zhengyang Song, Heinz Konietzky, & Martin Herbst
(PFC3D, Germany)

Application of PFC in earthquake modelling and seismic hazard assessment of an underground nuclear waste repository
Jeoung Seok Yoon, Arno Zang, Ove Stephansson, Carl-Henrik Pettersson & Flavio Lanaro
(PFC3D, Germany)

Modeling transport of corrosion products in Multi-Purpose Canisters using PFC3D
Varun, B. Damjanac, & E. Hardin
(PFC3D, USA)

Incorporating surface roughness into DEM models of crushable soils
Ningning Zhang, Marcos Arroyo, Matteo Ciantia & Antonio Gens
(PFC3D, Spain)

Simulation of triaxial compression test with PFC3D
Yufeng Zhao & Heinz Konietzky
(PFC3D, Germany)

 

UDEC

A practical technique to estimate shear stress state in 2D DEM analyses
Elias A. Bakasis, Michail T. Karampasis, & Georgios C. Dimadis
(UDEC, Greece)

Study of stress-deformation response for a gravity dam on a jointed rock foundation using elasto-plastic analysis
 
Kanupreiya, B. Manna, & K.G. Sharma
(UDEC, India)

Implementation of joint roughness and waviness into DEM simulations
A. Mortazavi
(UDEC, Kazakhstan)

Impact on barriers: single rock fall vs. rock mass fall
Alexander Preh, Mariella Illeditsch, Peter Pamminger & Mathias Schmidt
(PFC2D; UDEC, Austria)

Macro and micro-scale modelling of masonry structures using the Discrete Element Method
Vasilis Sarhosis, Tamás Forgács, & Jose V. Lemos
(UDEC, United Kingdom)

Practical estimates of rock block unconfined strength
A. Stavrou, I. Vazaios, W. Murphy & N. Vlachopoulos
(UDEC, United Kingdom)

 

XSite

Numerical simulation of laboratory experiment of hydraulic fracture initiation monitored by acoustic emission
Ali Mehrabifard, Erik Eberhardt, & Branko Damjanac
(XSite, Canada)

 

Other

Future plans for Itasca software
Jim Hazzard
(all products, USA)