Allnorth’s Dr. Sasan Iranpour, Ph.D., P.Eng. to present at upcoming American Society of Mechanical Engineers - International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - IMECE 2019

Friday, August 16, 2019

Allnorth's Engineering Lead, Dr. Sasan Iranpour will be a presenting author at the upcoming American Society of Mechanical Engineers - International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - IMECE2019.

The Presentation titled Seismic Design of Buried Pipelines: Past, Present and Future will be one of the presentations at the conference, November 8 - 14, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Conference information can be found here: http://event.asme.org/IMECE

A review of seismic design criteria of buried pipelines shows that these criteria are not yet fully established. This study reviews the past methods and recent developments for the seismic design of buried pipelines, and highlights areas that require more research to develop a systematic design procedure for practicing engineers. Using an approach recently implemented by the author, it shows how a coupled fully nonlinear soil‐structure interaction analysis can be implemented to design a ductile pipeline system, hence reducing the possibility of brittle fracture. This, in turn, makes it possible to complete a design for projects where the available code‐based engineering approaches cannot provide a solution, and a more robust analysis and design approach is required.

Nonlinear Finite Element Pipe Stress Analysis

                         Nonlinear Finite Element Pipe Stress Analysis

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.