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14th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams

Dear Colleagues,

The 14th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams is hosted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden in September 2017. We have had an overwhelming interest in the benchmark workshop, and due to this, the venue for the workshop has been updated to a larger conference venue (Hotel Birger Jarl close to KTH).

I would like to remind you that registration is made on the home page http://www.icold-bw2017.conf.kth.se/workshop/registration/ 

The design and maintenance of existing dams represent a challenge for the whole engineering community. In this context, the ICOLD Committee on "Computational Aspects of Dam Analysis and Design" has performed noteworthy contribution to the diffusion of knowledge in the specific field of numerical modelling. During its long activity, the Committee has organised 13 Benchmark-Workshops with the aim to offer dam engineers the opportunity to compare experiences in the proper use of numerical analyses.

The 14th Benchmark-Workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for engineers, researchers and operators to present and exchange their experiences on the use of numerical modelling for design, performance evaluation and safety assessment of dams. We are looking forward to an interesting and exciting program with the following themes:

  • Theme A: Cracking of a concrete arch dam due to seasonal temperature variations.
  • Theme B: Static and seismic analysis of an arch-gravity dam.
  • Theme C: Embankment dam behaviour - prediction of arching and cracking potential.
  • Theme D: Risk Analysis-assessment of reliability for concrete dams.
  • Open Theme: Topics and projects within the field of numerical analyses of dams.

We hope to meet you in Stockholm next year!

Best regards

Richard Malm (chairman of the local organising committee)

 

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