June 2015

Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels Seminar

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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: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels - Day 2
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville (Burrard Room) 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
*Parking $8.00 per day, must pay front desk for special parking rate.
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: Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels - Day 1 : $795.00 + GST = $834.75 until June 2, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels - Day 1 : $995.00 + GST = $1044.75

Non-Member Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels - Day 1 : $995.00 + GST = $1044.75

Student Member Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Tunnels - Day 1 : $497.50 + GST = $522.38
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 02, 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 fundamentals of hydrotechnical design of tunnels with the following objectives:
  • To understand fundamentals of tunnel hydraulics
  • To design various water tunnels such as power tunnel, sewer tunnel, water supply tunnel, diversion tunnel, long culverts, and surge shaft
  • To get familiar with less known design issues such as tunnel optimisation, sediment transport in tunnels, erosion in tunnels , hydraulic jump in tunnels, and cavitation in tunnels
Special features of the course are:
  • Hands-on class exercises and tests
  • Educational video clips
  • Some computational aids
  • Real-life case studies
 Classification of Water Tunnels
  • Purpose (power, water supply, sewer, river diversion, flood ...)
  • Shape
  • Internal pressure
  • Lining
Fundamentals of Tunnel Hydraulics
Significance of Tunnel Lining
Design of Municipal (water supply/sewer) Tunnels
Design of River Diversion Tunnels
Design of Power Tunnels
Surge Analysis

Surge Protection Design
Special Topics:
  • Tunnel optimisation
  • Sediment transport in tunnels
  • Erosion in tunnels
  • Hydraulic jump in tunnels
  • Cavitation in tunnels
  • Rock movement in tunnels
Review of Some Case Studies
A Comprehensive Problem

Solution to the Comprehensive Problem
Five Take-away Messages

Who Should Attend:
Professionals from engineering firms or from municipal, provincial and federal authorities with 0 to 20 years of experience dealing with tunnels carrying water for various municipal, power, dam construction, irrigation, or flood control purposes

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, hydropower, and water tunnel 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.
Dr. Saiedi has, for the first time, derived and proposed simple guides for the optimum diameter of diversion tunnels.
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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