Boldwing Continuum Architects Inc. has contracted Itasca Consulting Group to perform a liquefaction analysis and evaluate several soil improvement designs for the Langdale Ferry Terminal Project in Vancouver, Canada. The terminal sits on a deltaic granular deposit prone to liquefaction. The new expansion of the ferry terminal has to be designed in compliance with the 2017 Canadian Building Code, which requires the analysis of 11 different earthquake time histories. The most challenging requirement is to design the ground improvement to limit any lateral soil spreading within 100-150 mm.
The theme of RockEng22 is Canadian Strengths and Future Directions in Rock Mechanics.
Dr. El Ganainy is a Licensed Geotechnical Engineer in the State of California with experience in explicit and implicit numerical modeling of geo-structural systems and soil-structure interaction (SSI). He is experienced in the geo-seismic field and has performed several site-specific seismic hazard analyses, ground response analyses, and has developed design ground motions for sites in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. El Ganainy is experienced in the geotechnical and structural design of auger cast piles, design and analysis of deep support of excavation (SOE) systems, and seismic probabilistic risk assessment (SPRA) of nuclear power plants (NPP). He has numerical software experience in FLAC3D, Midas GTS NX, PLAXIS 3D, PLAXIS 2D, SASSI, ANSYS, and DEEPSOIL, as well as Python, Visual Basic, and MATLAB programming languages.
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