Powerful pre-processing capabilities automatically fix most model construction problems. Overlapping and intersecting surfaces are accommodated by the program without user intervention. Model discretization can be optimized by setting a few control parameters to automatically concentrate elements at locations of interest. These capabilities greatly ease the burden of model building letting you get on with engineering rather than spending your time debugging models.
Upcoming Map3D courses: September 2013 - Toronto, Canada, May 2014 - Johannesburg, South Africa.
Evidence based model calibration for reliable predictions - Deep Mining (2007) - Keynote address 3-20
Reliability of Numerical Modelling Predictions - Int. J. Rock Mech. & Min. Sci. 43 (2006) 454-472
Rockburst Prediction Using Numerical Modelling - Realistic Limits for Failure Prediction Accuracy - RaSiM6 (2005) 57-63
Rock reinforcement design for overstressed rock using three dimensional numerical modeling - Ground Support (2004) 483-489
Loading system stiffness - a parameter to evaluate rockburst potential - Deep and High Stress Mining (2002) 8:1-11
Interpretation of microseismic monitoring data using numerical modelling - ACG Newsletter 2002
Integration of deterministic modelling with seismic monitoring for the assessment of rockmass response to mining: Part I Theory - RaSiM5 (2000) 379-387