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Western Sydney University to host trenchless short courses

Western Sydney University to host trenchless short courses

13 November 2017 , , 0

Western Sydney University will host two Trenchless Technology short courses later this month.

Organised by the University’s School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, the courses will be presented in a workshop format, with participants undertaking a series of exercises to explore and apply the material being presented.

The courses will be presented by Professor Ian D. Moore, P.Eng., FCAE, FEIC, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario.

Prof Moore’s more than 300 technical publications examine both conventional and trenchless installation and replacement of buried metal, concrete and thermoplastic pipes.

Taking place on 23 November, the course titled ‘Buried pipe behaviour and design’ will describe the behaviour of buried pipes, starting with soil-structure interaction for rigid, semi-rigid, flexible and compressible pipes, and then treating the design limit states for each of these pipe types.

The manner in which the structural and soil (backfill) characteristics influence performance will also be explained, as well as American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) design procedures, and new design methods developed for pipe joints.

The second course, ‘Culvert and sewer deterioration and repair using polymer liners’, will take place on 24 November and will explore the effect of pipe and soil deterioration on stability and serviceability of culverts and gravity flow pipes and culverts.

It will also cover the behaviour and design of liners used in gravity pipe and pressure pipe repair.

Technologies covered include cured-in-place polymer liners, grouted slip liners, sprayed liner systems and paved inverts.

Click here to register for the short courses.

The courses cost AU$1,000 per course, or AU$1,500 for to attend both courses.

For more information visit the Western Sydney University website.

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