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Hydrotechnical Design of Hydropower Facilities
Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration - Day 1 and Continental Breakfast - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Hydropower Facilities - Day 1
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Hydropower Facilities - Day 2
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Hydrotechnical Design of Hydropower Facilities - Day 3
Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville (Granville Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Director, Progress International Consultants
21 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Early Bird Price APEGBC Member:
$1295.00 + GST = $1359.75 until
August 29, 2016
APEGBC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price:
$1595.00 + GST = $1674.75
$1595.00 + GST = $1674.75
APEGBC Student Member Price:
$797.50 + GST = $837.38
*A minimum number of registrations are needed by
August 29, 2016
to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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1.888.430.8035 ext. 4886
Please bring a calculator to the session. Laptop to access online resources would also be beneficial but not necessary.
The course offers fundamentals of hydrotechnical design of hydropower facilities with the following objectives:
To recognize aspects of hydropower facilities requiring hydrotechnical design such as intake, penstock, power tunnels, gates, manifolds, etc.
To characterize hydrotechnical features, determine forces, and design implications
To alert against common mistakes in hydrotechnical design for hydropower
To introduce simple computational aids, apply open-source software, and offer a collection of literature and educational videos
Five special features of the course are:
Hands-on class exercises and educational video clips
Discussing common mistakes referring to case studies
A vast amount of literature in softcopy
Guest presenters from the industry
Some key concepts (energy and power, head, run-of-river, pumped storage, etc. )
Overview of reference literature, videos, and software
Introduction to hydrology and hydraulics
Energy analysis for hydropower projects
The functions of major components of hydropower facilities
Design of general layout
Hydrotechnical design criteria
Design of river diversion
Dams: special consideration for hydropower purposes
Design of intakes
Gates and trashracks
Ice, log and trash booms
Vortices and air-entrainment
Sediment impact and control
Freeboard computation (wind, wave, open channel surge …)
Design of penstocks
Design of power tunnels
Design of spillways
Design of fish ways and protection
Design of surge control systems
Powerhouse hydrotechnical matters
Valves and by-pass systems
Tail-tunnel & tailrace
Modelling of hydropower facilities
Discussing a few case studies (guest presenters from the industry)
Common design mistakes
Examples of major failure in hydropower facilities
A comprehensive problem based on a case study
Five take-away messages and common mistakes
Who Should Attend
Professionals and civil/mechanical/environmental/geotechnical/water resources engineers from engineering firms, owners (IPP’s), provincial and federal authorities (BC Hydro, FortisBC, etc.) with 0 to 20 years of experience dealing with hydropower facilities
Note: Please bring a calculator to the session. Laptop to access online resources would also be beneficial but not necessary.
Saied Saiedi, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Progress International Consultants
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: free surface flow (hydraulic structures, sediment transport, hydropower dams, river engineering, etc.), coastal structures and processes, floating offshore structures, 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. 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.
While working in Canada, Dr. Saiedi has led or participated in design and investigations for many hydropower plants (HPP) and dam facilities in Canada and overseas. Sample projects include: Site C Dam (BC, Canada), I1K Power Transmission Line (Saskatchewan, Canada), Kemano Hydropower Plant (BC, Canada), Tapoco HPP Scheme (USA), Karcham-Wangtoo, Vishnuprayag and Baspa–II HPP’s (India), Boron Mining Operations (USA, California), Kokish River HPP (BC, Canada), John Hart Gen. Station Replacement Project (BC, Canada), Skaha Lake and McIntyre Dams (BC, Canada), Waneta Dam (BC, Canada), Brilliant Dam (BC, Canada), Similkameen Dam (BC, Canada), Seymour Dam, East Toba and Montrose HPP’s (BC, Canada), and Stave Falls HPP (BC, Canada).
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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