1-DAY COURSE ON GROUNDWATER FLOW AND SEEPAGE
17 Jul 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Postponed
Wisma IEM, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Managed by: IEM Academy Sdn Bhd
Organised by: IEM ACADEMY SDN BHD
- Closing date before: 14 Jul 2020
A thorough understanding of groundwater flow and seepage phenomena is essential for the proper analysis and design of many geotechnical infrastructures. Moreover, the hydraulic conductivity is most variable parameter in geotechnical engineering, rendering its measurement difficult to perform. The following key topics will be covered:- (1) Darcy's law (2) hydraulic conductivity (3) Concept of hydraulic gradient and determination of this groundwater parameter from field measurements (4) Concepts of flow net and application in geotechnical engineering designs (5) difference between the phreatic surface and piezometric surface (6) difference between a standpipe and a piezometer (7) phenomena of piping and heaving (8) the pitfalls of using computer programs in seepage analyses (9) concept of seepage in slope stability analyses, design of excavation and lateral support, and methods of groundwater and seepage control.
This CPD course are for the participants to: (a) understand the importance of seepage to geotechnical engineering issues; (b) understand the fundamental principles of groundwater flow; and (c) perform analyses on seepage related geotechnical engineering problems.
These topics will be covered in this CPD course: (1) some fundamental concepts in groundwater and seepage for applications in geotechnical engineering; (2) Darcy's law; (3) uses and measurement of the hydraulic conductivity parameter; (4) groundwater monitoring; (5) determination of hydraulic gradient from field data; (6) groundwater flow analysis; (7) seepage force; and (8) applications including slope stability analyses, design of excavation and lateral support systems, method of groundwater flow and seepage control.
BRIEF BIODATA OF COURSE LEADER
Ir. Dr Julian Lee is Principal at Cinnotek International Group, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He is serving the Civil Engineering Society as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering in the University of Hong Kong and also formerly as the Deputy Chief Structural Engineer at the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch) of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ir. Dr Lee is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of Institute of Civil Engineer (MICE), UK and member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (MHKIE), Hong Kong.
PrIor to his current position in Cinnotek, Ir. Dr Lee was formerly Senior Manager – Research and Development of the Construction Industry Council (CIC), Hong Kong; and Lead Engineer (Civil and Structural) of Worley Parsons Pte Ltd, Singapore. Since 1998, he has managed various infrastructure and building projects in the Asia Pacific region, as well as various construction-related research projects. The projects cover construction areas including structural steel, construction technology, sustainability for green building.
Rate stated does not include 6% SST