The Short Course titled "Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering with Emphasis on FLAC Modeling" was held in Los Angeles, CA by Siavash Zamiran from MEA Inc. The course covered different topics in numerical modeling in geotechnical engineering including introduction to computational geotechnics, commercial geotechnical programs, theoretical considerations of numerical modeling in FLAC and FLAC3D, practical applications of modeling of shallow foundations, retaining walls, and tunnels . For more information regarding the short course please visit here.
MEA, Inc. of St. Louis, MO is hosting a 2-day workshop on Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering. The workshop will be on January 25-26, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will be taught by Dr. Siavash Zamiran, P.E.
This course is an introduction to modeling geotechnical problems using commercially available geotechnical programs with an emphasis on FLAC. Different geotechnical programs and numerical methods will be discussed and compared with each other. Principals of numerical modeling will be described. The modeling procedure for several practical geotechnical examples (including seismic loading) will be demonstrated using FLAC. The material is useful for students and professionals in different fields including civil, geotechnical, mining, petroleum, and geology engineering. Attendees will be awarded 5 PDH Credits for a single day registration, or a total of 10 PDH Credits for full enrollment.
TOPICS COVERED IN THE WORKSHOP INCLUDE:
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It was an honor to receive 2018 Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement. ASCE St. Louis Newsletter covered the professional and academic background of me as the award winner. The reference for the following article is the newsletter issue of October 2018. Sincerely, -Siavash Zamiran
The Young Engineer Award recognizes professional contributions of younger members to the Society and to the St. Louis Section and is presented annually to a Member of the St. Louis Section of ASCE who is judged to have attained significant professional achievement, and who is less than 35 years of age. This year’s Professional Recognition Award goes to Dr. Siavash Zamiran.
Dr. Zamiran earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2009 from Azad University, followed by a Master’s of Science in Civil-Geotechnical in 2012. He then went on to earn his PhD in Engineering Science – Civil/Geotechnical Engineering from SIU-Carbondale in 2017.
Since 2017, Dr. Zamiran has worked with Marino Engineering Associates, where he performs stability analyses of reinforced slopes and retaining walls, subsidence investigations, and computational structural analysis of high-pressure natural gas and petroleum pipelines affected by ground subsidence. He is also teaching as an adjunct professor at SIU-Edwardsville.
Academically, Dr. Zamiran has worked as a Research Assistant and collaborative researcher at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and Edwardsville and Azad University, with research topics including Seismic investigation of cantilever retaining walls, investigation of deep foundations in swelling weathered rock, subsidence investigation of Illinois coal mines, investigation of the behavior of soil nail walls in seismic and static conditions and liquefaction studying of monopile foundation in wind turbines.
Dr. Zamiran has been active with ASCE including: Key Contacts; committee member with Geo-Institute Rock Mechanics Committee, Deep Foundations Committee, and Geophysical Committee; head of judges at ASCE Mid-Continent Student Conference, Geo Wall Competition, and founder and former president of SIUE Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization where he was the instructor of 4 free public workshops in geotechnical engineering.
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Note published in ASCE St. Louis Newsletter - September 2018:
"Brandi Jones and Siavash Zamiran had the opportunity to represent our Section and gather with other Younger Members from around the nation at the annual Younger Member Leadership Symposium in August 2018. The Symposium, held at the ASCE Headquarters, provides Younger Members with a great opportunity to network and to grow both personally and professionally. We developed personal visions, dove into project management tactics, and discussed communication styles – all of which encouraged new perspectives on life in and out of the workplace and hone in on further developing our leadership skills. We hope to explore some of the discussion points over the next year with our YMs while focusing on growth of our members. "
“YMLS is a bridge which connects young engineers with common enthusiasm and areas of interest and provides an opportunity for sharing their ideas, knowledge and expertise with each other.” – Siavash
It was a pleasure to be invited by Petroleum Engineering Department of University of North Dakota to present a short course on computational geomechanics. The course was held on April 2018 in Grand Forks, ND. The main objective of this short course is the implementation of numerical modeling and geomechanical simulation in petroleum engineering. The course focuses on practical application of numerical modeling on simulation and prediction of geomechanical problems such as wellbore stability analysis, hydraulic fracturing and injection into a porous media. Several topics including elasticity and plasticity of the rock medium, constitutive models, stress distribution, and permeability considerations will be discussed. Simulation procedure of isotropic and transversely isotropic medium and faults and discontinuities will be presented. Commercial programs for geomechanical modeling will be introduced, and finite difference and finite element methods for numerical modeling will be described. The finite difference program, FLAC developed by Itasca Consulting Group Inc. will be considered for conducting practical simulations.
Course topics were including: