FLAC3D Theory and Background • Theoretical Background

Theoretical Background

The theoretical background for FLAC3D is presented in this section. Much of FLAC3D is a direct extension from the two-dimensional version of FLAC. Refer to the FLAC User’s Manual for further background on the explicit finite volume method, which is the basis for both FLAC and FLAC3D.

There are, however, distinct differences between the two- and three-dimensional formulations, specifically in the 2D-to-3D extension of the mathematical model that describes the mechanics of the system. This section describes the three-dimensional formulation and its implementation in FLAC3D.

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