Numerical Analysis

The objective of numerical analysis in rock mechanics engineering is to find the most suitable engineering solutions to rock slope stability problems. At RMTEC, we use the most innovative, advanced and well-proven methods of determining slope stability and providing solutions to problems that can’t otherwise be solved by more conventional methods. These numerical studies are often grouped into 3 categories: continuum, discontinuum and hybrid modelling.

Continuum Modelling

Continuum modelling is ideal for the analysis of rock slopes, massive rock or heavily jointed rock masses. We utilize FEM and FDM methods to determine the stresses between elements in complex conditions and to forecast slope behaviour based on real-time monitored data.

Discontinuum Modelling

The discontinuum modelling method is ideal for rock slopes controlled by discontinuity behaviour. Because rock mass undergoes motion and is subject to mass external loads, it is considered to have blocks that interact with each other. In this case, the discrete-element method (DEM) is used as it allows for sliding between those blocks.

Hybrid Modelling

In hybrid modelling, we use an intentionally-selected combination of well-proven methodologies to maximize on their individual key benefits. From piping slope failures all the way to how high groundwater pressures influence weak rock slopes and lead to failure, it allows for the successful modelling of the behaviour of rock and its fractures.

Qualified Workmanship

Our team of engineers are fully credentialed to perform an expansive range of numerical analysis services for your project. We are dedicated to ensuring your project succeeds, starting with its very foundation.

Experienced & Highly Skilled

Having had years of experience, we have the knowledge and background to work in your region. We are familiar with the geological and geotechnical characteristics of BC, so you can rest assured that your project is in good hands.

Top Standard Safety Practices

We employ carefully implemented and designed safety practices that protect on-site crew, off-site crew and the surrounding area. Given the industry that we’re in, our unfaltering commitment extends to limiting our impact on the environment and employing strict hazard-control measures.

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