Modelling Open-Cast Mining


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FEFLOW is widely recognised as one of the most comprehensive software packages for subsurface flow and transport simulation. Application areas include water management, mine water, saltwater intrusion, geothermal energy, and variably saturated media.

Through this four-module, online, instructor-led course you will take a deep dive into how to perform groundwater simulations at mine sites – 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 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, instructor-led course is divided into four sessions starting on Monday 3 May (Practical information on the course) and continues on 10 May, 12 May, 17 May, and 21 May 2021 from 15:00-17:00 UTC. 

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.

Standard Price

750* excl. VAT
  • Includes 30 day FEFLOW Internet Evaluation License, 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, works as Global Product Specialist for FEFLOW. Dr. Rivera 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

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Monday 3 May, Monday 10 May, Wednesday 12 May, Monday 17 May, and Friday 21 May 2021 from 15:00-17:00 UTC.