Modelling Open-Cast Mining


Get the most out of FEFLOW wherever you are in the world!

FEFLOW is widely recognised as one of the most comprehensive software packages for subsurface flow and transport simulation. Through this four-module, online, instructor-led course you will take a deep dive into how to perform groundwater simulations at mine sites. Received detailed instruction on how to develop your own open-cast groundwater model with FEFLOW. Discover how to use 3D unstructured meshes and accurately estimate modelling results – all from the comfort of your home or office!

Affordable and convenient high quality technical training!

Are you a mining professional working on groundwater simulations for a consulting company, public authority, university or research institution? Do you have basic knowledge of groundwater systems as well as computer applications? Have you been introduced to FEFLOW either through experience or having followed the self-paced course “Getting started with groundwater modelling using FEFLOW”?  

Lastly, are you prepared to allocate a minimum of two hours of self-study for each module apart from the Introductory Session?

If yes, this course is for you! Learn the main features of FEFLOW mining applications and become familiar with its user interface. You will be able to develop your own open-cast groundwater model with FEFLOW 3D unstructured meshes (including complex mining plans and geological settings) and estimate modelling results (dewatering volumes and pore pressure distributions). You will also be equipped to apply FEFLOW in projects and solve challenges related to mining applications.

DHI has added bonus course material offering you the opportunity to invest an extra 1-2 hours of self-study per session to master the software!

Course details and important dates

This online course is divided into four sessions starting on
Friday 29 May (Practical information on the course) and continuing on 3 June, 5 June, and 10 June 2020 from 15:00-17:00 UTC. 

22 May 14:00 UTC – Registration deadline

29 May – Introductory Session: Course Overview
Course materials and learning methodology, homework requirements, deadlines, introduction to Zoom meeting software, check of software installation

3 June – Module 1: Theoretical background and preliminary steps
Introduction to the FEFLOW graphical interface, theoretical background of groundwater modelling for mining applications, preparation of mining plan for implementation in FEFLOW

5 June – Module 2: Building a 3D mesh
Principles of finite-element meshing, working with the FEFLOW 3D Layer Configurator, 3D unstructured mesh (quality and remeshing)

10 June – Module 3: Transient materials and results evaluation
Definition of mining plan (excavation phases) in the model, working with transient boundary conditions, working with transient material properties, estimation of dewatering volumes and pressure distributions.

Standard Price

595 excl. VAT
  • Includes 30 day FEFLOW Internet Evaluation License, 10% discount on a FEFLOW perpetual license or annual subscription package if purchased by 15 October 2020, Extra course materials for participants who wish to master the software at a greater depth, Access to FEFLOW modelling software throughout the course, and training certificate

Your trainer

Dr. Carlos Rivera Villareyes

Dr Carlos Rivera Villarreyes , DHI Germany, works as the Director Sales Service and Support, and leads the FEFLOW global support team. Dr. Rivera has profound knowledge of groundwater and unsaturated-zone modelling as well as parameter estimation (model calibration, eg., with PEST), all these in the context of mining applications among others. He has trained professionals in groundwater modelling world-wide.

Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Civil Engineering, University of Piura, Peru
MSc, Desert Studies - Water Resources Management, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
PhD, Hydrology, University of Potsdam, Germany

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Friday 29 May, Wednesday 3 June, Friday 6 June and Wednesday 10 June 2020 from 15:00-17:00 UTC.