BE produces high fidelity discontinuum, non-linear models for mining, civil and oil and gas engineering. We work with our clients to re-engineer their designs if needed, or else, we can provide high resolution results for on-site use. The model database can be interrogated,...Read More
BE can simulate your entire mine, incorporating structures and discontinuities from the smallest to largest length scales. Our services include: Large, 3D mine-scale non-linear, strain-softening discontinuum finite element (FE) models using higher-order elements. Simulation of...Read More
BE specialises in application of advanced, multi-scale, discontinuum modelling tools to simulate open stope overbreak, access conditions, filling and induced seismicity. We are the only provider of probabilistic simulation for stope overbreak potential. Our open stoping...Read More
BE specialises in shaft deformation management. We work with mines that have higly deformed shafts across the lobe to plan extraction and maintain their shafts. We provide: reliable, accurate, realistic deformation forecasting probabilistic forecasting of deformation and...Read More
There is a trend for open pits to be mined to greater depths than before. The greater depths are leading to higher underlying strains in the slope and failures arising from rock mass instability have become more prominent. These failures include instabilities resulting from the...Read More
BE’s strain-softening, dilatant LR2 finite element models have been demonstrated to reliably forecast seismogenic potential at operations across the world, using correlations between simulated energy release, fault slip and the likelihood of event occurrence (event...Read More
BE’s mining engineers are experienced expert witnesses and provide strategic technical advice on projects and operating mines to boards and decision makers across the world. We specialise in mission critical rock engineering. For more information contact Dr David Beck or...Read More
Beck Engineering simulates the cumulative effects of repeated dynamic loading by blasts, seismic events and earthquakes on stability, damage and deformation of built structures and excavations. We use 3d, strain softening geological models, incorporating built structures,...Read More
BE introduced mine scale discontinuum 3d modelling to the coal industry as a new standard for everyday modelling tasks. This was a step change in model resolution for Coal mine simulation: Transparent workflow and results: BE makes all results, inputs and assumptions available...Read More
To better estimate the likely performance of caves, a tool that properly accounted for the physical coupling of the caved material to the un-caved rock mass and the draw schedule, driven by the known physics of both parts of the problem was needed. No such tool was...Read More
With BEs constitutive models and higher order, multi‐scale approaches, almost any damage and dilation mechanism in rock can be replicated. The key to all our modelling is simple, sound modelling practice. Our goal is to replicate the nature, magnitude and extent of measured...Read More
Homogenisation & Discrete Fracture Networks BE has conducted extensive research in the area of rock property estimation, rock strength scaling and homogenisation. One technique applied for these tasks is numerical homogenisation. This involves constructing a model of the...Read More
Beck Engineering is an Australian-based engineering firm that specialises in mining and rock mechanics analysis for the global mining industry.
We apply realistic physics-based simulation methods to forecast the geotechnical performance of underground and open pit mines, across a broad range of mining methods, geotechnical conditions and commodities. Our experienced mining engineers work with our clients to integrate these performance forecasts into practical mine designs, schedules and operating plans.
Beck Engineering shares a common goal with our clients: To design, plan and operate safe, productive and reliable mines.