September 2015

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering Short Course

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email [email protected] to check space availability. Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Friday, September 4, 2015
8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration 
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Day 1 - Day 3
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre 711 W. Broadway Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Hany El Naggar, Ph.D., P.Eng., M.CSCE,  M.ASCE, M.ACI, Associate Professor, Geotechnical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Credit: 21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - Day 1 : $1200.00 + GST = $1260.00 until Aug 19, 2015

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - Day 1 : $1300.00 + GST = $1365.00

Non-Member Price: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - Day 1 : $1300.00 + GST = $1365.00

Student Member Price: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - Day 1 : $650.00 + GST = $682.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by August 19, 2015 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic knowledge and understanding of geotechnical earthquake engineering concepts. The course will cover geologic understanding of earthquakes, ground motion, soil and site effects, characterization of ground motion, and laboratory and field measurement of dynamic soil properties. In addition, students will learn to analyze the ground response during earthquake, assess the liquefaction potential and seismic slope stability, and seismic design of retaining structures. Lastly, students will learn the seismic provisions of the NBCC (2010) related to geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Target Audience
Structural, civil and geotechnical engineers, consulting engineers, technicians and technologists, public works and construction department employees of federal, provincial and municipal governments and engineers responsible for large industrial, commercial or institutional facilities who deal with different types of infrastructures.
Course Outline
Day I
1. Seismology and Earthquakes
•Waves induced by earthquakes
• Plate tectonics
• Faults
• Elastic rebound theory
• Size of earthquakes
2. Dynamic Soil Properties
• Field and laboratory experiments for small and large strain behavior
• Shear modulus
• Modulus reduction
• Stress-strain behaviour of soil under cyclic loading
Day II
3. Ground Response Analysis
• 1-D analysis
• 2-D and 3-D analysis
• Effect of local site conditions
• Response spectra
4. Liquefaction
• Field observation
• Soil behavior from laboratory testing
• In-situ testing and semi-empirical correlations
• Evaluation of liquefaction potential
• Mitigation
5. Seismic Design of Foundations
• Seismic provisions for foundation design
• Seismic bearing capacity of shallow foundations
• Seismic Design of Deep Foundations
6. Seismic Slope Stability
• Pseudo-static analysis
• Newmark analysis
7. Seismic Design of Retaining Structures
• Mononobe-Okabe method
• Seismic displacements of gravity walls
8. Design Examples Workshop

Hany El Naggar, Ph.D., P.Eng., M. CSCE,  M.ASCE, M.ACI is an Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Dalhousie University with more than 18 years of experience in civil construction, geotechnical and structural engineering and research in Canada and overseas. He has participated in several structural and geotechnical investigations, and is experienced in analysis and design of foundations and soil-structure interaction of buried infrastructures. He has developed a simplified technique to account for the group Effect in pile dynamics; and closed form solutions for the moments and thrusts in jointed and un-jointed composite lining systems, designed several foundation systems ranging from machine foundations subjected to dynamic loads to raft foundations for underground structure, as well as several tunnels and underground structures. Hany has several publications in refereed journals and conferences. He serves as a reviewer for several geotechnical journals including the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering and the Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Journal. He is the recipient of the 2005-2006 Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western. Prof. El Naggar won the 2006 L. G. Soderman Award, the 2005 R.M. Quigley Award, and the 2004 Milos Novak Memorial Award. Prof. El Naggar is the current chair of the Buried Structures Committee, CSCE. Also, he is the chair of the New Brunswick section of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. He is the past Vice President for Engineering at the Centre for Research & Consultancy, ALHOSN University, UAE, and the past President of the ACI-UAE Chapter. He has given several workshops and short courses on various geotechnical engineering topics including Foundation Design, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Buried Infrastructures Design in Canada and overseas and they are very well received by practitioners.

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