A webinar on Revised Wind Uplift Design Methodology for Exposed Geomembrane Covers will take place on September 22 at 11 a.m. CDT. It is free to students and industry professionals, a 1.0 PDH is available, and you can register here.
The webinar, presented by Chunling Li, Ph.D., P.E., will discuss the conventional design methodology, proposed revision, followed by a design example. Wind uplift design is a critical design component for an exposed geomembrane cover system. Conventional design methodology neglects the short-term vacuum that will be developed below the geomembrane as it is being uplifted, which leads to significant overdesign. A revision to the conventional design methodology was proposed to account for such an effect.
Chunling Li obtained his Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 with a focus on fiber reinforcement. He worked for Geosyntec Consultants in Columbia, Md. from 2005 to 2018, conducting geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering design and consultation on waste containment system design and soil reinforcement using geosynthetics. Chunling is now a senior project manager working for Soil and Land Use Technology, Inc. in Glen Burnie, Md., focusing on dredged material containment facility design and conventional geotechnical engineering.
The pre-recorded webinar will air September 23 at noon AEST for Australia and at noon CAT for South Africa. It will also air on September 26 at 5 p.m. JST for Japan.