Mine Scale Modelling

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 large numbers of discontinuities, explicitly built using contact or cohesive finite elements.
  • Detailed representations of the excavation sequence.
  • Realistic material models (Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, LR2 etc.) for the rock and structures including strain-softening  and dilatant behaviour.
  • Consideration of anisotropic strength and deformation behaviour of the rock mass (LR3 anisotropic model).
  • Quantified calibration based on field measurements, including calibration using seismic data, the application of DFN (discrete fracture network) modeling techniques and probabilistic simulation approaches.
  • Realistic simulation of local and regional stress field conditions.
  • Time effects.
  • Hydromechanical modelling. Fully and Partially saturated conditions. Steady-state and transient analysis.
  • Dynamic simulation.

If you have any questions or require further information about mine-scale modelling projects please contact us or browse our service pages for an overview of our work.