BE produces high fidelity discontinuum, non-linear models for mining, civil and oil and gas engineering. We work with our clients to re-engineer their designs if needed, or else, we can provide high resolution results for on-site use.

Simulation Aided Engineering (SAE)

BE produces high fidelity discontinuum, non-linear models to assist design for mining, civil and oil and gas engineering. We work with our clients to re-engineer their designs if needed, or else, we can provide the results in high resolution for on-site use. The model database can be interrogated interpreted and ground truthed on site, in your own time […]

Caving Initiation, Propagation and Subsidence

To better estimate the likely performance of caving mines (block caves, sublevel caves, front caves, longwalls), a tool that properly accounts for the physical coupling of the cave material to the un-caved rock mass and the draw schedule, driven by the physics of both parts of the problem is needed. No such tool was available […]

Mine Scale Modelling

BE can simulate your entire mine, incorporating structures and discontinuities from the smallest to largest length scales […]

Large Open Pits

There is a trend for open pits to be mined to greater depths than before. The greater depths are leading to higher underlying strains in the slope and failures arising from rock mass instability have become more prominent. These failures include instabilities resulting from the combined effects of induced slope damage and structure, as well as structurally controlled failures. […]

Underground Deformation Mapping

The benefits of using laser scans for recognising ground movements has been long known. Until recently this has been a cumbersome and time consuming task. BE is now able to offer a quick and accurate method using portable laser scanning devices. […]

Expert Assistance and Peer Review

BE’s mining engineers are experienced expert witnesses and provide strategic technical advice in our areas of expertise to boards and decision makers across the world […]

Mining and Reservoir Induced Seismicity

BE’s strain-softening, dilatant LR2 finite element models have been demonstrated to reliably forecast seismogenic potential at operations across the world, […]

Groundwater in Mining Applications

The presence of groundwater has an important impact at many mining sites. The pore water pressure (pwp) affects the stresses within the solid skeleton of the porous material, thus deformations (subsidence), strains and the amount of damage. Also, for the hydrological response, the drainage required to sufficiently affect the pwp distribution around excavations […]

Oil and Gas

BE uses 3D, discontinuum models that can capture fault flow, fault slip, reservoir depletion induced seismicity and subsidence from a field to a well scale […]

Research & Rock Mechanics

Each year BE conducts extensive internal research, especially in the areas of rock property estimation, rock strength scaling, homogenisation and multi-physics modelling. […]


Beck Engineering provides consultancy services to our clients in the mining and gas and oil industries world-wide. Our core services are described on our Services pages. Next to these services, BE collaborates with other consultancies and professionals around the world. We are keen to develop new relationships with […]