Short Courses

SoilVision Systems Ltd. is active in displaying our products to a global clientele. We also are active in providing training in the area of applying unsaturated soil technology using databases and finite element software.

Previous Short Courses

2D/3D Slope Stability, Seepage & Stress Analysis

Instructors:
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Todd Myhre, B.Sc, Lead Developer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

Guest Lecturer: Delwyn G. Fredlund, Ph.D., OOC

October 26-27, 2017

Course Description

Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability, Seepage & Stress Analysis

Instructors:
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Todd Myhre, B.Sc, Lead Developer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

May 17-18, 2017

Course Description

Short Course

Proudly participating at
Slope Stability and Landslides

Instructor:
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Las Vegas, Nevada

April 12-14, 2017

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability, Seepage & Stress Analysis

Instructors:
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
HaiHua Lu, M.Sc, Senior Development Engineer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

September 22-23, 2016
Shanghai, China

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Short Course

Two and Three Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis of Tailings Dams

Instructors:
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Todd Myhre, B.Sc, Lead Developer, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

October 2, 2016
Tailings & Mine Waste 2016, Keystone, CO, USA
Keystone Resort and Conference Centre

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Short Course

Two and Three Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis of Tailings Dams

Instructors:
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Gilson Gitrana, Ph.D., Professor, UFG Universidade Federal de Goias

October 19, 2016
COBRAMSEG 2016, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
Escola de Engenharia da UFMG - Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627 - Pampulha

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability Analysis

Instructor: Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd

Nov 15, 2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Short Course

Two and Three Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis of Tailings Dams

Hosted by: GECAMIN

Instructor(s): Todd Myhre / Andres Reyes

August 19, 2015
Santiago, Chile

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Short Course

Groundwater Modelling for Mining

Hosted by: EduMine

Instructor: Murray Fredlund

May 28-29, 2015
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Short Course

Two and Three Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis of Mining Facilities

Hosted by: Anddes Asociados SAC

Instructors: Murray Fredlund, Renzo Ayala, Andres Reyes

April 15-17, 2015
Lima, Peru

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Short Course

2D/3D Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis

Hosted by: Saskatoon Geotechnical Group

Instructors: Murray Fredlund
Esteemed Guest Instructor: Dr. Delwyn G. Fredlund

April 1-2, 2015
Saskatoon, SK, Canada

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability Analysis

Hosted by: Australian Geomechanics Society and the University of Newcastle

Instructor: Murray Fredlund

February 16-17, 2015
Room EFG14, EF Buliding, Callaghan Campus, University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability and Seepage for Levee Analysis

Running in tandem with GeoCongress 2014

Instructors: Murray Fredlund, Scott Anderson and John Quaranta

February 23, 2014
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Short Course

Groundwater Modeling for Mining

By:
Murray Fredlund

May 27 - 28 , 2013
Lima, Peru

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability Analysis Using SVSLOPE/SVFLUX

By:
Murray Fredlund

June 4, 2013
Hong Kong, China

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability Analysis Using SVSLOPE/SVFLUX

By:
Murray Fredlund

June 7, 2013
Shanghai, China

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Short Course

2D/3D Slope Stability Analysis Related to Mining Earth Structures

By:
Murray Fredlund, Delwyn G. Fredlund

October 14, 2012
Tailings & Mine Waste '12
Keystone, CO, USA

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Short Course

Meaningful Numerical Modelling in Geotechnical Engineering

By:
Dieter Stolle, Murray Fredlund, Chris Neville, Tai T. Wong and Peijun Guo

October 2, 2011
2011 Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference
Toronto, ON, Canada

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Short Course

New Numerical Modeling Aspects of the Long-Term Modeling of Mine Tailings and Waste Rock
By
Murray D. Fredlund, Ph.D., P.Eng., President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.

November 1, 2009
Tailings and Mine Waste '09
Banff, AB Canada

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Short Course

Slope Stability And Seepage Modeling Of Mine Tailings And Waste Rock – Application Of New Technologies
By:
Murray D. Fredlund PhD PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Del Fredlund, PhD, PEng, Senior Geotechnical Engineering Specialist, Golder Associates

October 17, 2008
Tailings and Mine Waste 2008
Vail, Colorado, USA

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Short Course

Advances in probabilistic slope stability analysis and coupled climatic 1D/2D/3D finite element seepage modeling
By:
Murray D. Fredlund PhD PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Del Fredlund, PhD, PEng, Senior Geotechnical Engineering Specialist, Golder Associates

September 30, 2008
12th IACMAG Conference
Goa, India

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Short Course

Advances in probabilistic slope stability analysis and coupled climatic 1D/2D/3D finite element seepage modeling
By:
Murray D. Fredlund PhD PEng, President/CEO, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Dirk van Zyl, PhD, PEng, Professor of Mine Life Cycle Systems, University of British Columbia
Del Fredlund, PhD, PEng, Senior Geotechnical Engineering Specialist, Golder Associates

September 21, 2008
61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 9th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference
Edmonton, AB, Canada

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Short Course

Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Engineering Practice
By:
Delwyn G. Fredlund, Professor Emeritus, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Sandra Houston, Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Murray D. Fredlund, SoilVision Systems, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Manuel Padilla, GCTS, Tempe, AZ, USA

April 1, 2006
4th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils
Phoenix, AZ, USA

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Description:

The fundamental concepts and theories associated with unsaturated soil mechanics will be introduced and advanced to the point of application in geotechnical engineering practice. Attention will be given to the central role of the soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) for the implementation of unsaturated soil mechanics. The course covers the measurement, estimation, interpretation, and application of the SWCC as related to geotechnical engineering problems dealing with seepage, shear strength, and volume change. Each of these areas will be discussed and engineering solutions described in terms of the appropriate partial differential equation that must be solved. Examples of numerical simulations regarding seepage, shear strength, and volume change will be presented.


Short Course

State of the Art Techniques for Mine Waste Closure Planning: Characterization, Monitoring and Modeling
By:
M.D. Fredlund, Ph.D., SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Michael A. Milczarek, GeoSystems Analysis Inc.
William M. Schafer, Schafer Limited LLC.

Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, 2006
7th ICARD
St. Louis, MO, USA

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Description:

This short course is designed to provide an overview of the latest numerical techniques used in mine reclamation and controlling acid rock drainage. The instructors of the course are all actively involved in research on mine reclamation and the control of acid rock drainage. The course is designed to provide the attendee the benefit of each instructor’s individual expertise within the field of mine closure.

Course content includes the latest and greatest in flow, reaction and transport models, the real test - model calibration, as well as case studies and open discussion with instructors.


Short Course

Numerical Modeling Of Unsaturated Soils
By:
M.D. Fredlund, Ph.D., SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Prof. D.G. Fredlund, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan
Prof. G.W. Wilson, UBC

January 25, 2006
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Cost: $250 CAD

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Description:

This short course is designed to provide an overview of the latest numerical techniques used in unsaturated soil applications. An examination of the theoretical concepts of applying unsaturated soil technology to practice as well as the creation of 2D and 3D finite element models for common problems will be covered.

In particular, issues related to common unsaturated applications such as flow through earth dams, coupled heave/swell modeling, as well as mining applications such as modeling heap leach operations, waste rock flow, cover performance design modeling. The advantages of automatic mesh generation, automatic mesh refinement, and automatic time-step refinement will be covered. Advanced numerical techniques used to reduce convergence issues will also be covered. Case studies showing the application of these numerical concepts to real-world design will be covered.



Short Course

Numerical Modeling Of Unsaturated Soils
By:
M.D. Fredlund, Ph.D., SoilVision Systems Ltd.
Prof. D.G. Fredlund, Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan

September 18, 2005
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
58th Canadian Geotechnical and 6th Joint IAH-CNC and CGS Groundwater Specialty Conferences

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Description:

This short course is designed to provide an overview of the latest numerical techniques used in unsaturated soil applications. An examination of the theoretical concepts of applying unsaturated soil technology to practice as well as the creation of 2D and 3D finite element models for common problems will be covered.

In particular, issues related to common unsaturated applications such as flow through earth dams, coupled heave/swell modeling, as well as mining applications such as modeling heap leach operations, waste rock flow, cover performance design modeling. The advantages of automatic mesh generation, automatic mesh refinement, and automatic time-step refinement will be covered. Advanced numerical techniques used to reduce convergence issues will also be covered. Case studies showing the application of these numerical concepts to real-world design will be covered.



Short Course

Two-Day Short Course on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in Geotechnical Engineering
By: SoilVision Systems, Ltd.
March 22-23rd, 2005
Kobe Univeristy, Kobe, Japan
For short course registration please contact:
Dr. Shojie Kato, Kobe University
Email: skato@kobe-u.ac.jp
Voice: 81-(0)-742-72-0337


Short Course
Unsaturated Seepage and Contaminant Transport Modeling Made Easy
By: SoilVision Systems Ltd. and GCTS
This short course preceeds the annual Tailings and Mine Waste conference
Course Description

Presentors: M.D. Fredlund, PhD, PEng, SoilVision Systems Ltd.
  Yugantha Y. Perera, PhD, PE, GCTS

Date: October 10, 2004
Vail, CO
Cost: $200 US
For short course registration please contact:
Linda Hinshaw, Colorado State University
Email: lhinshaw@engr.colostate.edu
Voice: 970-491-6081
Short Course
Leach Pad Drain-Down Modeling
Presented By Terracon and SoilVision Systems Ltd.
June 15-16th, 2004
Reno, NV
Contact: Rob Valceschini, Voice: (775) 351-2400
Short Course
Increasing Efficiency in Numerical Modeling of Unsaturated Soils
University of Calgary
June 2-3, 2004
Calgary, AB, CANADA
Short Course
Seepage and Transport in Saturated-Unsaturated Soil Systems
University of Alberta
May 6-7, 2004
EDMONTON, AB, CANADA
Short Course
Tailings and Mine Waste 2003
October 12 to 15, 2003
Vail, Colorado
Short Course Title: Modeling Unsaturated Seepage for Tailings and Mine Waste Operations
Short Course / Conference
Soil Database Technology and Saturated/Unsaturated Seepage Modeling
Manitoba Hydro
APRIL 10 - 11, 2002
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA
Short Course
Estimation of Soil Properties for Seepage Modeling
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong
November 23rd, 1999
Short Course
Estimation of Soil Properties for Seepage Modeling
CIDA Program
Land and Water Management in the Red River Basin
Hanoi, Vietnam
November 19th, 1999
Short Course
Database Technology Applied to Modeling Mine Tailings
Covers Seminar sponsered by CANMET/MMSL Government of Canada
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 4-5, 1999
Short Course
Estimation of Soil Properties using SoilVision
Short Course on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics,
From Theory to Engineering Practice Canadian Geotechnical Conference
Regina, SK
October 23-24, 1999
Short Course