# FLAC Examples

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Tutorials Example Applications Verification Problems

On FLAC Examples Index

Examples listed on this page are of three types: Tutorials, Example Applications, and Verification Problems. *Every* FLAC example available in this documentation is found in the comprehensive examples index.[1]

## Tutorials

### FLAC3D

### About Tutorials

Tutorials are the optimal starting point for new users who want to work with the program right away. They present step-by-step instructions for working through the problems illustrated, and are listed above in the recommended order of engagement.

## Example Applications

### FLAC2D

- Undrained Cylindrical Cavity Expansion in a Cam-Clay Medium
- Wharf Subjected to Earthquake Loading
- Simulation of Pull-Tests for Fully Bonded Rock Reinforcement
- Slope Stability for a Cohesive and Frictional Soil
- Axisymmetric Modeling of Post-Pillar Mining
- Cemented Backfill Pillar Performance
- Post-peak Pillar Behavior and the Effects of Backfill Confinement
- Full-Scale Test Wall in Sand
- Stresses around a Pressurized Concrete Tunnel
- Analysis of a Concrete Diaphragm Wall
- Multistage Tunnel Excavation and Support
- Pile-Supported Highway Embankment

### FLAC3D

- Undrained Cylindrical Cavity Expansion in a Cam-Clay Medium
- Wharf Subjected to Earthquake Loading
- Simulation of Pull-Tests for Fully Bonded Rock Reinforcement
- Influence of Slope Curvature on Stability
- Pillar Loads at Intersecting Tunnels
- Excavation in a Saturated Soil
- One-Dimensional Consolidation Considering Secondary Compression
- Excavation and Support of a Shallow Tunnel
- Grid Generation for Intersecting Tunnels
- Pressurized Cylindrical Cavern
- Prediction of Borehole Closure in a Salt Formation
- Axial and Lateral Loading of a Concrete Pile
- Wheel Load over a Buried Pipe
- Embankment Loading on a Cam-Clay Foundation
- Impermeable Concrete Caisson Wall with Pretensioned Tiebacks
- Dewatered Construction of a Braced Excavation
- Installation of a Triple-Anchored Excavation Wall
- Reinforced Tunnel Excavation
- Subsidence above Horizontal Cut
- Tunnel in a Jointed Anisotropic Elastic Material
- Valley Creep Deformation
- Sleeved Triaxial Test of a Bonded Material
- Open Pit Mine with Faults

### About Example Applications

The example applications are problems that have been solved using FLAC2D and FLAC3D, demonstrating the various classes of problems to which the programs may be applied.

For a comprehensive list of all FLAC examples that appear in this documentation, refer to FLAC Examples Index.

The problems in this group represent only a sample of potential applications for FLAC. The examples presented to users are updated on a regular basis. Users are invited to submit their own examples for inclusion, or to communicate or request any type of problem that they would like to see included here.

## Verification Problems

### FLAC2D

- Smooth Circular Footing on an Associated Mohr-Coulomb Material
- Cylindrical Hole in an Infinite Hoek-Brown Medium
- Cylindrical Hole in an Infinite Mohr-Coulomb Material
- Rough Strip Footing on a Cohesive Frictionless Material
- Uniaxial Compressive Strength of a Jointed Material Sample
- Plastic Flow in a Punch Problem
- Brazilian Test

### FLAC3D

- Smooth Circular Footing on an Associated Mohr-Coulomb Material
- Cylindrical Hole in an Infinite Hoek-Brown Medium
- Cylindrical Hole in an Infinite Mohr-Coulomb Material
- Rough Strip Footing on a Cohesive Frictionless Material
- Uniaxial Compressive Strength of a Jointed Material Sample
- Borehole Behavior in Elastic Anisotropic Materials
- Smooth Square Footing on a Cohesive Frictionless Material
- Drained and Undrained Triaxial Compression Test on a Cam-Clay Sample
- Free Vibration of a Cantilever Beam
- Simple Slope in Hoek-Brown Material

### About Verification Problems

The verification problems are tests in which the FLAC solution is compared directly to an analytical (i.e., closed-form) solution. Verification problems for the optional features – thermal analysis, creep material models and dynamic analysis – and for structural elements are found in the sections of the documentation covering those topics.

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