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CIMNE supports Protections 2016

Published: 15/09/2016

CIMNE has supported Protections 2016, the 2nd International Seminar on Dam Protection against Overtopping, that has taken place on 7th-9th September, 2016, in Fort Collins (Colorado, USA).

The increasing demand for dam and levee safety and flood protection has motivated new research and advancements and a greater need for cost-effective measures in overtopping protection as a solution for overtopping concerns at levees and dams. 

The seminar was focused on:

  • Critical issues related to levees and dams
  • New developments and advanced tools
  • Overtopping protection systems
  • System design and performance
  • Applications and innovative solutions
  • Case histories of overtopping events
  • Physical modeling techniques and recent studies
  • Numerical modeling methods

Antonia Larese (on the left below) and Fernando Salazar (on the right below), researchers at CIMNE, have presented two contributions at the technical session about numerical modeling results. 

Antonia Larese and Fernando Salazar

Antonia Larese spoke about Applications of Numerical Methods in Design and Evaluation of Overtopping Protection Systems and Fernando Salazar gave a talk on Hydraulic and Stability Analysis of the Granular Drainage Layer of Wedge-Shaped Blocks.

This seminar brought together leading experts from practice, research, development, and implementation for two days of knowledge exchange followed by a technical tour of the Colorado State University Hydraulic Laboratory with overtopping flume and wave simulator (on the photo below).

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