FLAC Symposium 1999

September 1-2, 1999
Minneapolis, MN

The First International FLAC Symposium on Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics was held on September 1-3, 1999. Over 90 participants from 22 different countries came to Minneapolis to attend the conference. The event originated as a celebration of FLAC's 15th birthday and as recognition of the code's popularity. In addition to the three-day symposium, activities available to participants also included a FLAC short course taught by Peter Cundall, a river cruise along the Mississippi, and a banquet held at the Nicollet Island Inn.

The FLAC Symposium was the the first time that a large group of users assembled to describe and discuss the wide variety of problems to which FLAC (and FLAC3D) may be applied. Symposium sessions covered engineering applications and theoretical developments in topic areas that included embankment and slope stability, underground cavity design and mining, dynamic analysis, soil/structure interaction, coupled processes and fluid flow, failure and collapse analysis, nuclear waste isolation, and constitutive models. Development plans for the codes were discussed, including the GIIC (Graphical Interface for Itasca Codes). The topics of the symposium and a brief overview of the history of FLAC are contained in the symposium proceedings, FLAC and Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, edited by symposium organizers Roger Hart and Christine Detournay.

1999, Taylor & Francis.
ISBN 9789058090744.
528 pages (250x180mm)

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