26 April 15:00 UTC – Registration deadline
3 May – Introductory Session: Course Overview
Topics: Course materials and learning methodology, homework requirements, deadlines, introduction to Zoom meeting software, check of software installation
10 May – 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
12 May – 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.
17 May – 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.
21 May – Module 4: Result evaluation and discussion
Topics: Estimation of dewatering volumes and pressure distributions, open discussion.