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October 2014

Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structures

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Please bring a calculator to the session.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur- Day 2
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 3
Location: Best Western Chateau Granville 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
*Parking $8.00 per day, must pay front desk for special parking rate.
Presenter: Dr. Saied Saiedi, P.Eng.
Credit: 21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1 : $1295.00 + GST = $1359.75 until Sept 17, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1 : $1535.00 + GST = $1611.75

Non-Member Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1 : $1535.00 + GST = $1611.75

Student Member Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1 : $747.50 + GST = $784.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 17, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note:
The course offers fundamentals of hydrotechnical design of coastal and offshore structures with the following objectives:
  • To determine the type and nature of forces on coastal and offshore structures
  • To characterise structural behaviour of pipes, piles, piers, jetties, sea walls, and offshore platforms
  • To estimate forces on structures from wind, wave, current, and ice
  • To introduce some simple computational aids
Three special features of the course are:
  • Hand-on class exercises and tests
  • Educational video clips
  • Several computational aids
 
OUTLINE
 
Some key concepts (drag, lift, and inertia forces …)
 
Sources of forces
 
Marine structures (piles, piers , jetties, walls, pipelines, platforms …)
 
Wind
 
Current (tide)
 
Ice
 
Introduction to wave mechanics
 
Wave forces
 
Introduction to earthquake impacts
 
Forces on floating structures
 
VIV (vortex-induced vibration)
 
Resonance and fatigue
 
Physical modelling of marine structures
 
A comprehensive problem:
  • Jetty and piles
  • Oil transporting pipe
  • Jacket structure
  • Environmental factors
 
Solution to the comprehensive problem
 
Five take-away messages
 
WHO SHOULD ATTANED
 
Civil/mechanical engineers and hydrotechnical professionals from engineering firms or provincial and federal authorities with 0 to 20 years of experience dealing with coastal, port and marine structures subjected to impacts from wind, wave, current, and ice  
 
Note: Please bring a calculator to the session.
 
 
INSTRUCTOR
 
Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America), Hatch Ltd., Vancouver
 
Dr. Saied Saiedi (P.Eng.) is a civil engineer with 27 years of engineering and academic experience in Iran, Australia (WRL), Malaysia (PETRONAS) and Canada (Hatch). His hydrotechnical interests cover a wide range: Coastal structures and processes, floating offshore structures, free surface flow (hydraulic structures, sediment transport, hydropower dams, river engineering …), flood studies, and dam safety review. He has developed, managed, and reviewed several numerical and physical modeling works. As a private consultant and project manager, he managed eight consultancy projects on dam and hydropower bids in Iran and served as a contract designer or adviser for various engineering firms and water authorities in Iran and Malaysia. 
 
Dr. Saiedi designed and oversaw the construction of a flume for river and wave studies at Water Research Laboratory (UNSW, Sydney, Australia) in 1991-92. The facility has been since used for many projects involving riverine flows and coastal waves.
 
For several years in the 2000’s, Dr. Saiedi served NAHRIM (National Association of Hydraulic Research in Malaysia) as the senior adviser for coastal engineering projects. Also, while working for PETRONAS (Malaysian national oil and gas company), he trained several groups of engineers from various engineering disciplines to enter the realm of offshore engineering through five applied courses: “Environmental Loads on Offshore Structures”, “Hydrostatic stability of floating offshore structures”, “Dynamic stability of floating offshore structures”, “Design and construction of subsea pipelines”, and “Sea forces on Marine risers”.  In 2006-08, Dr. Saiedi conceptually designed and oversaw the construction of a large wave flume and a large wave basin at UTP (PETRONAS’ university) for applied research projects in the areas of coastal and offshore engineering.
 
Dr. Saiedi has extensive concurrent academic experience in Iran, Australia and Malaysia as an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering.  He is currently working with Hatch, Vancouver, Canada, as the Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America).
 


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