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GranularFlows 2013 Summer school on granular Summer School on granular flows and sediment transport

GranularFlows-2013 is a Summer School that offers a new vision of sediment transport, hyper-concentrated flows, debris flows and snow-avalanche phenomena based on the mechanics of granular flows.

It is structured in two modules of three days each:

Prof. Aronne Armanini, Dr. Michele Larcher
July 24th – 26th, 2013

Mathematical and numerical modeling
Prof. Giorgio Rosatti, Dr. Lorenzo Begnudelli
July 29th-31st, 2013

The first focuses on the physics, the constitutive relationships and the governing equations of granular flow mechanics, by considering the kinetic theories and other recent formulations in a two-phase approach. The second module focuses on numerical modeling, deriving depth-averaged equations and analyzing their peculiarities as a starting point to introduce some specific numerical schemes.

The Summer School is primarily intended for PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers interested in acquiring the basic instruments for theoretical, experimental and numerical research on sediment transport and granular flows, which are mainly used for hydraulic hazard assessment. At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance. Those interested in obtaining certified ECTS (2 + 2 ECTS) will be requested to pass a short examination. The fee for the two modules is €700,00. It is also possible to enrol in only one module with a fee of €400,00. During the weekend between the two modules, a field trip will be organized to visit some hydraulic protection systems in the Dolomites.

The courses offered by the Summer School are part of the Engineering Graduate School Environment Water (EGW) of the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR). EGW is a network of several international institutions which offer academically-orientated education courses on water and environmental related fields.

DICAM, Department of Civil,
and Mechanical Engineering


Organized by
CUDAM, University Centre
for Advanced Studies
on Hydrogeological Risk
in Mountain Areas


The deadline for registering is June 23, 2013


Department of Civil,
and Mechanical Engineering
via Mesiano, 77
Mesiano, Trento (Italy)
phone: +39 0461 282486
mobile: +39 329 7505804
fax: +39 0461 282672