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December 2015

Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena: Application and Interpretation

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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, December 2, 2015 - Thursday, December 3, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena Day 2
Location: The Westin Grand (Concerto Room), 433 Robson Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America) - Hatch Ltd., Vancouver

 
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena Day 1 : $795.00 + GST = $834.75 until Nov 18, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena Day 1 : $995.00 + GST = $1044.75

Non-Member Price: Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena Day 1 : $995.00 + GST = $1044.75

Student Member Price: Hands-on Physical Modeling of Hydrotechnical Phenomena Day 1 : $497.50 + GST = $522.38
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 18, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: Please bring a calculator to the session.
The course offers engineering fundamentals of physical modeling for hydrotechnical projects with the following objectives:
  • To get familiar with the applied theories of scale modeling for hydrotechnical projects (river, coastal, hydraulic structures, and hydromechanics)
  • To determine when scale modeling should be performed compared to field, analytical, and numerical methods
  • To interpret the results of physical modeling
  • To avoid common pitfalls in physical modeling of hydrotechnical phenomena involving interaction of water with sediment and/or structures  
Special features of the course are:
  • Hands-on class exercises, group tests, and demonstration on scale models
  • Educational video clips
  • Real-life case studies
  • Softcopy of technical literature  
Outline:
  • Four hydrotechnical investigation methods: analytical, scale modeling, field, and computational
  • Similitude rules
  • Physical understanding of Reynolds, Froude, Weber, and Mach numbers
  • Choosing the right scale
  • Laboratory and instrumentation requirements
  • Measurement of discharge, velocity, pressure, depth, and force
  • Visualization methods
  • Scale modeling for:
    • Pressurized flow
    • Hydraulic structures: Dams, spillways, gates, etc. (a live demonstration)
    • Erosion and sedimentation (a live demonstration)
    • Coastal and marine projects (a live demonstration)
    • Hydromechnaical structures
    • River engineering
    • Flood studies
  • Case studies in physical modeling of hydrotechnical phenomena (video demonstration)
  • Desk-study problems and solutions
  • A group, hands-on scale modeling test
Special topics:
  • Physical modeling versus numerical modeling: advantages and disadvantages
  • Distorted models
  • Critique of reports on physical modeling
  • Common mistakes in physical modeling
  • Five take-away messages
 
Who should attend:
  • Engineering, hydrotechnical, and environmental professionals from engineering firms or provincial and federal authorities with 0 to 20 years of experience dealing with implementation or interpretation of physical modeling
  • Graduate students working on experimental research topics involving laboratory models
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, Malaysia and Canada. 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, wave, and sediment 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. He managed and technically led a design project on erosion protection and rehabilitation works related to a major hydropower facility in Malaysia in 2006-2007.  Also, while working for PETRONAS (Malaysian national oil and gas company), Dr. Saiedi trained several groups of engineers from various engineering disciplines to enter the realm of marine engineering through five applied courses.  In 2006-2008, 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. He also conceptually designed a large versatile flume for physical modeling of river and coastal studies for UTP in 2014-2015.  
 
Dr. Saiedi has extensive concurrent academic experience in Iran, Australia and Malaysia as an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering.  He was the Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America) at Hatch, Vancouver (2013-215).  Dr. Saiedi is now the director of the engineering firm "Progress International Consultants", headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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