UDEC & 3DEC
UDEC (Universal Distinct Element Code) is well suited for problems involving jointed rock systems or assemblages of discrete blocks subjected to quasi-static or dynamic conditions. UDEC addresses the engineering problems associated with mining, studies of deep underground isolation of radioactive materials, energy resource recovery, stability analysis of dams on jointed rock foundations, earthquake and seismology studies and subterranean structures.
3DEC (3-Dimensional Distinct Element Code) is the three-dimensional extension of Itasca's two-dimensional code UDEC. It is specifically designed for simulating either the quasi-static or dynamic response to loading of rock media containing multiple, intersecting joint structures.
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