Modelling open-cast mining

Using FEFLOW

An instructor-led online course | 7-17 March 2023

Learn about using FEFLOW to perform groundwater simulations at open-cast mine sites.

Course details

Modules

This online course is divided into four 2-hour training sessions hosted from 15:00-17:00 UTC.

7 March 2023 (Tuesday)
Module 1 | Theoretical background and preliminary steps
   
Topics: Introduction to FEFLOW graphical interface, theoretical background of groundwater modelling for mining applications, preparation of mining plan for implementation in FEFLOW

9 March 2023 (Thursday)
Module 2 | Building a 3D mesh and pre-mining model

Topics: Principle of finite-element meshing, working with FEFLOW 3D Layer Configurator, 3D unstructured meshes (quality and remeshing), introduction to unsaturated-flow modelling

14 March 2023 (Tuesday)
Module 3 | Building the groundwater model at mine site

Topics: Definition of mining plan (excavation phases) in the model, working with transient boundary conditions, working with transient material properties

17 March 2023 (Friday)
Module 4 | Result evaluation and discussion
 
Topics: Estimation of dewatering volumes and pressure distributions, open discussion

Instructor

Dr. Carlos Rivera Villarreyes works as Global Product Specialist for FEFLOW at DHI. He has profound knowledge of groundwater and unsaturated-zone modelling as well as parameter estimation and uncertainty analysis (e.g., with PEST), all these in the context of mining applications among others. He has carried several groundwater modelling projects and trained professionals in groundwater modelling around the globe.

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

Pricing tiers

Regular Registration

900 excl. VAT
  • Full access to FEFLOW during course
  • 60-day training license
  • 10% discount on a FEFLOW perpetual license or annual subscription package when purchased by 17th August 2023
  • Training certificate upon completion

Discounted Registration*

810 excl. VAT
  • Full access to FEFLOW during course
  • 60-day training license
  • 10% discount on a FEFLOW perpetual license or annual subscription package when purchased by 17th August 2023
  • Training certificate upon completion

Student Registration**

200 excl. VAT
  • Full access to FEFLOW during course
  • 60-day training license
  • 10% discount on a FEFLOW perpetual license or annual subscription package when purchased by 17th August 2023
  • Training certificate upon completion

*Customers with an active SMA or subscription
**Must present valid proof of student status upon enrolment

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