September 2014

Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar

Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar - Day 2
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Bahman Naser, Ph.D., P. Eng. Assistant Professor - Okanagan School of Engineering UBC
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar - Day 1 : $595.00 + GST = $624.75 until Sept 10, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar - Day 1 : $695.00 + GST = $729.75

Non-Member Price: Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar - Day 1 : $695.00 + GST = $729.75

Student Member Price: Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar - Day 1 : $347.50 + GST = $364.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by September 10, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Open Channel Hydraulics Seminar. The main objectives of this course are to build on the audiences' background and experiences: 1) an understanding of engineering of hydraulic systems; 2) developing skills in advanced mathematical modeling of both natural and engineered hydraulic systems; 3) incorporating these analytical attributes into planning and design of hydraulic systems; and 4) employing representative examples and cases.

This course considers physical processes in hydraulic systems, their mathematical representation and numerical solutions. Newton's 2nd law and the equations of mass, momentum and energy conservation are developed and applied to closed-conduit, open-channel, and groundwater flow problems. Procedures for efficient numerical solution of the governing equations are presented. Problems of non-linearity, sensitivity to data, and computational complexity are introduced. Evaluating surface water quality has also been another focus of environmental engineering since its inception. The audiences will be also provided with a fundamental understanding of water quality modeling, theory, and to some extent application.
This course will highlight the design, selection, and operation of hydraulic systems for open channel applications.
  • Water, Environmental Hydraulics, and Water Flow Systems
  • Modeling Engineering Systems
  • Steady- and Unsteady-State Modeling
  • Turbulent Boundary Layers in Open Channel Flows
  • Water Quality and/or Sediment Transport Parameterization
  • Advanced Modeling of Hydraulic Systems
  • Design of Hydraulic Structures
The course will also expose a few real-life case studies and will discuss the challenges and difficulties associated with the design, construction, and operation of the systems.  
Target Audience
This seminar is aimed at practitioners - engineers, managers, technicians - responsible for the design, operation and maintenance of hydraulic systems. It will be presented at a senior-undergraduate and entry-level graduate level. Some background in fluid mechanics, hydrology, river engineering, geomorphology, water resources science, or geotechnical engineering is recommended. General audiences who are comfortable with mathematical description of physical concepts are also welcome.
The Instructor
Bahman Naser, Ph.D., P. Eng. Assistant Professor - Okanagan School of Engineering UBC
Bahman Naser is currently an assistant professor in the Okanagan School of Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in the area of Water Resources. His Ph.D. research was focused on developing two-dimensional and multi-component computer models to guide the planning and design of a drinking water distribution system from both hydraulics and water quality points of views.
After earning his Ph.D., he spent about two years as a postdoctoral fellow in affiliation with the University of Toronto. During this time he began to expand his research area into Energy Efficient Systems and Sustainable Design through his collaboration with the Division of Environmental Engineering and Energy Systems. For his Master thesis, he was looking at sediment transport mechanisms in open channels and rivers. Sedimentation process was coupled with a two-dimensional hydraulic model through a novel numerical scheme. He has had the opportunity to work in the consulting industry and also to instruct courses in academia for a number of years before undertaking his Ph.D. He is a professional engineer licensed in the province of British Columbia.

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