The Forsmark site is studied in the context of the Swedish nuclear disposal project. One key step is defining, at the relevant depths ‐ from 200 to 400m ‐ a Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) model. The DFN modeling framework is based on simplified rules that mimic the kinematic processes governing fracture nucleation, growth and arrest (models are named UFM for likely Universal Fracture Model).
This training is an introduction to continuous modeling with FLAC2D and FLAC3D. At the end of the course, participants will master the graphical interface, documentation and the main modeling steps. Concepts are illustrated using a tunnel excavation example, from building the model geometry to results analysis. This introductory course provides the foundation for more advanced use of the software, which can be covered in more specific training modules.
Mattias has a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, majoring in soil and rock engineering from Luleå University of Technology. He has experience of numerical analyses and design of construction documents for infrastructure projects. He has also experience from the mining industry where he worked with seismic monitoring and evaluation of ground deformations. Apart from this he also has experience from field investigations and inspections of tunnels.
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