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Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
G. Bolzon, D. Sterpi, C. Jommi
ITCOLD – Italian Committee on Large Dams
G. Ruggeri, G. Mazzà, R. Caruana, C. Cioccari
Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico – RSE S.p.A.
A. Frigerio, G. Faggiani, M. Meghella, M. de Nigris, F. de Larderel
ICOLD Committee A on “Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams”
MAZZA’, G. Italy
ZENZ, G. Austria
Technical Advisory Team
RESTELLI, F. Argentina
LOPEZ, F. Australia
TZENKOV, A. Bulgaria
CURTIS, D. Canada
CHEN, S. China
MARULANDA, C. Colombia
BROUCHEK, M. Czech Republic
KHALIL, E. A. Egypt
VARPASUO, P. Finland
MOLIN, X. France
TERHEIDEN, K. Germany
DAKOULAS, P. Greece
GHAEMIAN, M. Iran
MEGHELLA, M. Italy
NOGUCHI, Y. Japan
ANDERSEN, R. Norway
GLAGOVSKY, V. Russia
VITHOKIN, E. Russia
MINARIK, M. Slovakia
KLUN, M. Slovenjia
ESCUDER-BUENO, I. Spain
ROBERTS, G. South Africa
HASSANZADEH, M. Sweden
MALM, R. Sweden
GUNN, R. Switzerland
PELECANOS, L. United Kingdom
PERCELL, P. United States
CARRERE, A. (HONORARY MEMBER) France
FANELLI, M. (HONORARY MEMBER) Italy
The Benchmark Workshop 2019 will be held at the Politecnico di Milano, the largest technical University in Italy with more than 44,000 enrolled students at present. The Benchmark Workshop will be hosted in the historical Milano Leonardo Campus.
Politecnico di Milano offers undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture, and design. It is ranked 1st in Italy and 9th in the World in the Civil and Structural Engineering field (QS World University Rankings 2018).
Milano is the main Italian financial city but it also represents an attraction point for designers, artists, photographers. Milano has an ancient city center with highly interesting buildings and a vivid cultural and social life, which makes it the Italian city of glamour.
HOW TO GET HERE
From Airports to Milano DownTown
To reach Millano Downtown from the Malpensa International Airport, two possible solutions are:
- Malpensa Express - A direct train connects Malpensa Airport to Cadorna Railway Station and Centrale Railway Station every 30 minutes. Both end stations are in Milano Downtown and they are connected to the Milano Subway network.
- Malpensa Shuttle - This is a bus service connecting Malpensa Airport to Milano Central Railway Station, connected to the Milano Subway network.
Linate Airport is connected to Milano Downtown by Bus 73 from Linate airport to Milano Downtown. Other options are available at the following link.
Orio al Serio (Bergamo) Airport is connected by bus services to Milano Central Railway Station or to Milano Lambrate Railway Station, the latter very close to the meeting venue. All the options are available at the following link.
How to reach the Meeting Venue
Public transportation in Milano allows traveling in the city quite easily.
The service is managed by ATM and if you need to plan a trip here you find a useful tool (use "Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32" for Aula De Donato, Politecnico di Milano). To travel on the public transportation, you need to buy a ticket and you must stamp it once on the bus or before entering the metro. For more information, please have a look at this link.
The Campus and Aula De Donato can be easily reached by subway MM2 (green line, Piola station) and by tram (no. 19 and 33).
DOC.S & DATES
The First Bulletin can be downladed here.
Preliminary descriptions about the proposed Themes can be downloaded from the links below:
Seismic analysis of Pine Flat concrete dam
Formulators: USBR and University of Colorado Boulder, USA; KTH, Sweden; RSE, Italy
Seismic analyses of Menta Embankment dam
Formulators: Cassino and Southern Lazio University, Perugia University and So.Ri.Cal. SpA, Italy
Coupled hydromechanical analysis of the pre-failure and the failure behaviour of a dyke on soft subsoil
Formulators: Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Delft University of Technology and STOWA, The Netherlands
Papers related to numerical modelling of dams and/or appurtenant structures.
Anybody interested in attending the Workshop or participating to the Benchmark or attending the course are kindly requested to send a feedback to the Organizers by filling this file and sending it to email@example.com, possibly before February 28th.
Information about the further steps related to the organization of the Benchmark Workshop and of the short course, together with details about the registration fees, will be sent within January 2019.
December 2018: Theme proposals and information about the organization of the workshop
February 2019: Handout of input data for the Benchmark Themes
End of February 2019: Statement of participation to Themes A, B, C and Open
May 15th 2019: Deadline for the Early-Bird registration
May 31st 2019: Deadline for the submission of Contributions
Monday, 9th September 2019
Theme presentations and discussion
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
Theme presentations and discussion
Wednesday, 11th September 2019
Technical visits to dams and hydro infrastructures
Thursday 12th September 2019
Short course on Modern Methods for Nonlinear Earthquake Response History Analysis of Concrete Dams, Prof. Anil K. Chopra and research associates (University of California, Berkeley)