- Course Outline
The successful analysis and design of slope and erosion control requires an in-depth understanding of several subjects and concepts. It is imperative to harmonize slope stability and the use of erosion control techniques for retaining earth masses in attractive, environmentally compatible and cost-effective ways. This requires a thorough understanding of the erosion process, structural and mechanical methods to control erosion, as well as the mechanics of mass stability and surface erosion. This course presents the information needed to provide adequate analyses and treatment procedures of retained earth masses in two parts:
-Slope Stability Design
-Erosion Control Concepts and Techniques
Each part is assigned one full day to cover theory, practical information on design, hands-on problem solving and a selection of well-documented case studies.
After Attending This Workshop You Will Be Able To:
Apply fundamentals of slope engineering to conduct simple stability analyses of slopes
Solve hands-on example problems and compare the results with computer output to carry out slope stability analysis
Use Slope-W computer software for slope stability analysis
Perform erosion control analyses
Benefit from state-of-the-art erosion control methods and latest techniques for slope stabilization
Save project cost by using comprehensive understanding of design considerations and specifications of materials and methods
Understand slope design and the state of the art stabilization methods and slope protection and erosion control methods
Highway, railroad construction, and maintenance engineers; consulting engineers; developers; landscape architects; construction contractors; individuals involved in slope protection, projects/stabilization/repair as it may relate to agriculture, watershed and wetlands, airports, harbours, gas pipelines, mining, forestry, lakeshore and stream bank slope protection; regulatory personnel concerned with fisheries, water quality and the environment.
A background in civil or geotechnical engineering, geology, soil science, would be helpful but is not a must.
You will receive comprehensive course notes that will be useful for future reference
You will receive in class training on two slope stability software:
Please bring your own laptop for live software training
Program Outline (12 PDHs)
Slope Stability Analysis and design Workshop
Site Investigation Considerations
Soil Mechanics Revision
Effective Stress Concept
Factor of Safety
Stability of Infinite Slopes
Stability with Seepage
Analysis of Finite Slopes with Plane Failure Surfaces (Culmanns Method)
Mass ProcedureSlopes In Homogenous Clay Soil with ? = 0
Mass Procedure for Stability of Saturated Clay Slope (? = 0 Condition) With Earthquake Forces
Mass ProcedureSlopes In Homogenous C-? Soil
Ordinary Methods of Slices
Bishops Simplified Method of Slices
Stability Analysis by Method of Slices For Steady State Seepage
Morgensterns Method of Slices for Rapid Drawdown Condition
Fluctuation of Factor of Safety of Slopes in Clay Embankment on Saturated Clay
Slope Stability Charts
Summary and General Comments
Workshop on Slope Design Using Slope-W Case Studies
Erosion Control Design Workshop
Erosion and Sedimentation Control Management Strategy
Erosion and Sediment Process
Mechanics of Erosion and Sedimentation
Types of Water Erosion and Factors Affecting Erosion
Site Erosion Potential and Evaluation
Approaches to Estimation of Site Erosion Potential
Empirical Method for Sediment Storage/Impoundment
Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (Rusle)
Rainfall Factor and Soil Erodibility Factor
Soil Erodibility Adjustment Factor
Topographic Adjustment Factor
Vegetation and Management Factor
Support Practice Factor
Slope Analysis Summary
Drainage Analysis Summary
Site Hazard Classification
Connectivity to Downstream Resources
Erosion and Sediment Control Methods
The Permanent Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan
Example Soil Test Data for Different Parts of Alberta and Respective Soil Erodibility Rating
Guidelines for the Design of Sediment Containment
Erosion Single Slope
Erosion Potential and Site Hazard
Erosion Potential of Benched Slope
Erosion Potential of a Low Fill Embankment
Channel Protection Riprap Lining
Dr. Gamal Abdelaziz, P.Eng, MSc. has a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Currently he is a senior geotechnical engineer and adjunct professor at Ryerson university, Toronto, Ontario. He has over 22 years of experience in geotechnical and structural engineering, foundation design, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas.
Dr. Abdelaziz is a former adjunct professor at University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, visiting professor at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada and part time professor at Seneca College, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Abdelaziz is specialized in numerical modeling for solving sophisticated geotechnical engineering problems with respect to pile foundation and the linear and nonlinear analysis of soil-structure interaction. He designed charts to predict pressures acting on tunnels, and developed analytical model for pile bearing capacity prediction.
Dr. Abdelaziz authored a number of technical papers and delivered numerous internal and external workshops on various geotechnical and Municipal engineering topics. Dr. Abdelaziz has been involved in a number of projects in Canada and overseas, such as tunneling, silos, buildings, retaining structures, siphons, irrigation networks and many other civil engineering projects in terms of design and construction.
Dr. Abdelaziz is a member in different professional societies such as APEGGA, PEO, CGS, CDA, TAC and ABPA. He is also a reviewer for the Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
- Prerequisites & Certificates
1.2 CEUs / 12 PDHs
- Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:
More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.
Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.
If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.
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Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.
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