GROUNDWATER CONTROL DESIGN AND
MODELLING IN PRACTICE

 

FOUR DAYS OF PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
FARO PORTUGAL
Monday 14th – Thursday 17th January 2019

About the Workshops

Join us for four days of practical workshops in Faro, Portugal where you
will learn the fundamentals of groundwater control design and hands on
application of the modelling of groundwater flow and contaminant
transport within a groundwater flow field.

 

Receive complimentary licenses for OGI’s groundwater flow and
transport models, CVM10-PRO and GEMOS-LITE. Apply these models to
many practical groundwater case studies.

 

This event is intended for practicing engineers or hydrogeologists who
have some existing understanding of groundwater flow basics, and
have a desire to increase their design and modelling skills.

 

THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

Top view on the old town with Manuel Bivar garden in Faro on the south of Portugal
Top view on the old town with Manuel Bivar garden in Faro on the south of Portugal

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

These workshops are aimed an industry professionals from across
Europe who work within the construction industry.

 

It provides essential Continuing Professional Development for:

 

· Hydrogeologists
· Geotechnical Engineers
· Engineering Geologists
· Temporary Works Engineers
· Engineering Consultants
· Project Managers
· Stabilisation

DAY 1 – Groundwater Control Design with GEMOS

Learn
· Aquifer Properties – Permeability and Storage
· Darcy’s Law and the Well Flow Equations.
· Well Performance – Screen Yield and Ground Yield
· Multiple Well Analysis using GEMOS (Groundwater Engineering &
Management Optimisation Software)
· Simulate multi-well water table drawdown beneath a shaft

 

Whenever an excavation is required below the water table there is a
high risk that the sides will become unstable or flood unless measures
are taken to control the groundwater in the surrounding soil. This
seminar and workshop will provide guidance on how a multiple well
groundwater control system can intercept the groundwater to
prevent inflow to the excavation. This will be illustrated using GEMOSLITE,
a tool for simulating multi-well steady state groundwater flow in
confined and unconfined aquifers.

Flow to shaft - multi well analysis
Pump Test Analysis2

DAY 2 – Introduction to Numerical Modelling
using CVM (Radial Finite Element Model)

Learn
· Numerical Groundwater Modelling Techniques
· The Groundwater Flow Equation
· Setting up a Finite Element Model
· Simulating an Aquifer Pumping Test.

 

The attendee will use CVM10-LITE to model the pump test. It is a
finite element model for transient groundwater flow in
confined, unconfined and leaky aquifers. This model enables the
user to determine soil parameters such as permeability,
storativity and leakage coefficient from aquifer pump and
injection tests.

DAY 3 – Contaminant Transport
Modelling using CVM

Learn
· Principles of contaminant transport modelling
· The advection-dispersion equation
· Modelling contaminant migration in a uniform groundwater flow field
· Combined groundwater flow and contaminant transport models
· Illustration of 2D contaminant migration using OGI case studies

Contaminant Plume2
Flow under Wall

DAY 4 – Case Studies using PLAXIS 2D
and SEEP/W

· Demonstration of the application of 2D groundwater flow model SEEP/
W and coupled groundwater flow and soil deformation using PLAXIS
2D. Presentation of a number of OGI case studies, including simulation
of:
· Groundwater flow under a cut-off wall into an open excavation.
· Pore-pressure relief wells inside an excavation to prevent base heave.
· Groundwater control around battered excavation to increase soil
strength and stability.

SPEAKERS AT THIS EVENT

Dr Stephen Thomas

Eur Ing Dr Stephen Thomas is a chartered British and European Civil
Engineer, and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is a registered
Ground Engineering Adviser (RoGEP), with a first class honours degree in Civil
Engineering and MSc from the University of Wales, a Doctorate from Oxford
University and MBA from Durham University. Stephen is also an Honorary
Fellow at the Durham University Department of Earth Sciences. Stephen is
Managing Director of OGI Groundwater Specialists which he founded 1989.
This year celebrates 28 years of continued business, solving groundwater
problems in soft ground throughout the UK and overseas.

Stephen2

GEORGE FRENCH

George French started working at OGI in 2015, soon after graduating from
Durham University where he achieved a MSci honours degree in Geoscience.
George is an expert in the modelling of complex groundwater control
systems, contaminant transport in groundwater flow fields, and coupled
groundwater flow and soil deformation problems. He also been involved in
the design and development of the latest OGI groundwater modelling
products such as CVM10-PRO.

George2
Top view on the old town with Manuel Bivar garden in Faro on the south of Portugal

Location

HOTEL MÓNACO

Address: Rua Baptista Severino – Urbanização
Monte da Ria
8005-237
Faro
Portugal
Phone: +351 289 895 060
The price of the ticket does not include accommodation, however Bed
and Breakfast can be bought directly from Hotel Monaco for a special
rate of €53 per night.

BOOK NOW

Places can be booked using the online booking platform Eventbrite.

 

ONLY 20 SPACES AVAILABLE, SO BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE
€1750 + VAT PER PERSON

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