The role of numerical modelling in the design of major rock engineering projects, London

18 October, 2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

See what role numerical modelling has on major rock engineering projects.
See what role numerical modelling has on major rock engineering projects.

About this event

The objective is to show that since rock masses are generally jointed, anisotropic and not homogenous, the accurate representation of the in-situ rock mass conditions is of paramount importance in rock mechanics modelling and design.

The talk will provide some guidelines on the numerical modelling of underground and surface excavations and will discuss why the choice of appropriate modelling methods (i.e. Continuum vs Discontinuum & 2D vs 3D) in simulating the behaviour of a rock mass and the elements used as rock reinforcement is a critical and extremely important decision that should be undertaken with careful consideration.

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Anastasios Stavrou

Anastasios Stavrou

Anastasios Stavrou, Engineering Geologist and Postgraduate Researcher, has worked for AECOM UK Ground Engineering since 2012. He has played a key role in the design of major civil and mining projects and his work has been recognised by his participation in conferences, awards and lectures. He is working towards achieving chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Geological Society of London.

AECOM and Radioactive Waste Management (part of the NDA) are supporting Anastasios in undertaking a part-time PhD (University of Leeds) in Rock Mechanics where he investigates the long-term stability of deep underground excavations.