Allnorth’s Dr. Sasan Iranpour, Ph.D., P.Eng. to present at upcoming 72nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference – GeoSt.John’s 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Allnorth’s Engineering Lead, Dr. Sasan Iranpour will be a presenting author at the upcoming Canadian Geotechnical Society’s 72nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference – GeoSt.John’s 2019.

The presentation titled A Novel Approach for Performance-Based Design of Piles and Shafts under Liquefaction using Coupled Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis will be one of the presentations at the conference September 29 – October 2, 2019 in St. John’s, NL.

Conference information can be found here:  http://www.geostjohns2019.ca/

One of the design challenges for bridges, buildings, port and marine structures in seismic regions, is the lateral spreading and ground liquefaction. Sasan’s presentation presents a simplified approach on this, using the complex interaction of all stresses generated in the structure during an earthquake, based on a coupled, fully nonlinear analysis of both the soil and the structure. This helps the designer move beyond the boundaries of the traditional force-based design method, and use the performance-based design approach, where a more accurate response of the system is taken into consideration.

Schematic of Pile and Shaft Interaction

Schematic of Pile and Shaft Interaction with Different Soil Layers under Liquefaction during Earthquake

Dr. Sasan Iranpour, P.Eng., is a seasoned Project Manager and Structural Subject Matter Expert with more than 23 years of diverse experience in various sectors. His experience ranges from one of the tallest structures in the world and the most challenging tunneling project in North America, to the full field development of a multi-billion dollar project in the oil & gas industry.

His management style and distinct combination of technical skill-set have resulted in many state-of-the-art publications and innovative award-winning projects in the USA and Canada, where he has introduced and implemented several firsts-in-the-world. Has been invited to speak at workshops and panel events on various topics.

Sasan received his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University in Canada, and in collaboration with the MIT in the USA.