RESPEC provides engineering analysis (analytical and numerical services) in a variety of areas broadly classified as:
Mechanical • Thermal • Hydrological
Within these areas, RESPEC provides experienced engineers, computational tools, and experimental methods to solve complex engineering problems. Engineering analysis addresses a variety of industrial problems, usually to improve the performance and longevity of engineered structures and processes. By integrating relevant engineering experience; high-performance computing; and its employees’ backgrounds in geosciences, solid and structural mechanics, and fluid and thermal sciences, RESPEC can apply required interdisciplinary approaches to engineering analysis. Our experience includes over 30 years of consulting in engineering analysis (mechanical, thermal, and hydrological), materials testing, and field investigations.
Computational tools enhance an engineer’s ability to efficiently solve complex problems. One tool RESPEC developed is a series of finite-element computer programs for solving rock- and soil-mechanics problems related to mining, resource recovery, and underground storage. These programs are collectively called SPECTROM(Special Purpose Engineering Codes for Thermal ROck Mechanics). In addition to the SPECTROM programs, our engineers use public domain and commercial software including FLAC, FLAC3D, MAP3D, MathCad, MODFLOW, PRONTO, Pro/ENGINEER, SUTRA, TOUGH2, and TRACRN.
Thus RESPEC has a variety of finite element, finite difference, and boundary element programs to perform mechanical, thermal, and hydrological analyses. More importantly, RESPEC’s engineers have the necessary education and experience to efficiently and successfully use these tools and know their limitations. Oftentimes, engineering analysis studies work closely with the laboratory and field testing components of a project. The data obtained in these complementary components are often vital parts of engineering analyses since they provide basic information required to perform an analysis or to obtain follow-up data validating a design. RESPEC’s laboratory and field personnel can provide this necessary data.
RESPEC performed the geotechnical engineering characterization for the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) in the former Homestake Mine located in Lead, South Dakota. The DUSEL is planned to be a National Science Foundation- (NSF-) sponsored Major Research Equipment Facility Construction (MREFC). The geotechnical engineering effort included the initial ...
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MINING & ENERGY MISSION
Developing and applying technology with scientific judgment based on our geoengineering and geosciences’perspective to utilize the world’s energy and mineral resources.---------------------------------------