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March 2016

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: Monday, March 14, 2016 - Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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: The Listel Hotel (The Impressionist Gallery), 1300 Robson Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Director, Progress International Consultants
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 Feb 29, 2016

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1 : $1595.00 + GST = $1674.75

Non-Member Price: Hydrotechnical Design of Coastal and Marine Structur - Day 1 : $1595.00 + GST = $1674.75

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 February 29, 2016 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4886
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886
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Note: Please bring a calculator to the session.
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 marine pipes, piles, piers, jetties, breakwaters, sea walls, and offshore platforms
  • To estimate forces on structures from wind, wave, current, and ice
  • To introduce and apply and simple computational aids including open-source coastal engineering software

Four special features of the course are:

  • Hand-on class exercises and tests using physical models
  • Educational video clips
  • Computational aids
  • A vast amount of literature in softcopy

Outline

  • Some key concepts (drag, lift, and inertia forces …)
  •  Sources of forces 
  •  Marine structures (piles, piers , jetties, walls, breakwaters, pipelines, platforms)
  •  Wind 
  •  Current (tide)
  •  Ice
  •  Introduction to wave mechanics
  •  Wave forces
  •  Introduction to earthquake impacts
  •  Forces on floating offshore structures
  •  VIV (vortex-induced vibration)
  •  Resonance and fatigue
  •  Introduction to open source software
  •  Physical modelling of coastal and 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 Attend

Hydrotechnical professionals and civil/mechanical/environmental engineers and 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. Laptop would also be beneficial but not necessary. 

Instructor

Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng., Director, Progress International Consultants, Formerly: Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America), Hatch Ltd., Vancouver
 
Dr. Saied Saiedi (P.Eng.) is a civil engineer with 28 years of engineering and academic experience in Iran, Australia (WRL), Malaysia (PETRONAS) and Canada (Hatch, Progress International Consultants). 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.  He also developed a numerical model for alluvial flows called COUPFLEX (see ASCE Journal of Hydraulics, May 1997). The model was one of the first efforts in computational modelling of sediment-laden flows in ‘fully coupled’ mode, followed by several modellers later.
 
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.
 
Since 2014, Dr. Saiedi has shared his vast hydrotechnical experience with professionals in BC through several APEGBC seminars. He has extensive concurrent academic experience in Iran, Australia and Malaysia as an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering.  Dr. Saiedi is the Director of Progress International Consultants and was the former Hydrotechnical Discipline Lead (Western North America) of Hatch based in Vancouver.

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