An Introduction into the RocScience Suite of Software for Use in Civil and Mining Engineering

CE Seminar: by Stan Vitton on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, from 4-5P in Dow 642. Stan will be talking about:

An Introduction into the RocScience Suite of Software for Use in Civil and Mining Engineering

This year Michigan Tech’s Civil Engineering Department purchased a five year educational license for the The RocScience suite of software. This suite of software includes 12 separate programs for the analysis of rock and soil engineering problems. The programs include stereo net construction, 2 and 3D boundary element programs, 2D finite element that includes slope stability and groundwater seepage analysis, limit equilibrium slope stability analysis, settlement analysis and 3D settlement analysis programs among others. A distinguishing feature of the RocScience suite of programs are their ease of use and their wide application by many civil and mining engineering companies today. The presentation will review each of these programs as well as provide a short introduction on current rock engineering trends, including the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) use of the the Hoek-Brown failure criteria for dealing with transportation issues in rock.