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 We are pleased to announce our participation in the 15th International Society of Rock Mechanics congress organised in Salzburg (Austria) presenting one of the workshops organised before the congress sessions on 10th October 2023. The workshop combines an overview of the physics behind fracture initiation and propagation in brittle materials, with practical examples of the use of microseismic and acoustic monitoring for the imaging of the fracture process. The examples include laboratory rock deformation tests, hydraulic reservoir stimulation in the field and fracturing associated to caving in mining. Passive and active methods will be examined, with examples at reservoir and laboratory test scales. The workshop will cover the following points:

  • Principles of fracture initiation and propagation
  • Fractures and seismicity
  • Passive imaging of fractures
  • Monitoring fracture interaction and coalescence
  • Seismic source parameters
  • Source mechanism: fault plane solution and moment tensor
  • Active surveys: deformation and fracturing imaging

Participants will be provided with tutorials covering the topics presented in the workshop and a 1-week licence of our seismic processing software to practice and navigate through the examples of monitoring of fracturing processes at field and laboratory scales.


For more information on the congress and registration visit the website:



Announcement & Call for Papers

Itasca is pleased to announce that the 6th Itasca Symposium on Applied Numerical Modelling will take place 3 - 6 June 2024 in Toronto, Canada.

Itasca is now accepting extended abstracts. The Symposium will focus on practical applications of Itasca numerical software (3DEC, FLAC2D, FLAC3D, DFN.Lab, MINEDW, MassFlow, KATS, PFC, UDEC and XSite) in the fields of civil, energy and mining engineering.

The best overall paper at the Symposium will be given the Peter A. Cundell Award and will present one of the Symposium keynote addresses.

Extended abstracts are due by 30 September 2023.




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