Welcome to the 13th ICOLD International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams!

On behalf of the Swiss Committee on Dams it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams - at EPFL, Lausanne, in Switzerland, from 9th to the 11th September 2015. The Benchmark is jointly organized with the ICOLD - Committee on Computational Aspects of Analysis and Design of Dams. It sets a framework for Engineers, Owners and Scientists, to perform and share their experiences for predefined themes and on an Open theme dedicated to Dam Safety. 

With 1500 hydropower plants and over 150 large dams (of which 25 over 100 m high),  Switzerland is a hub for Dam Engineering and the Energy Sector. Hydropower account for 59 percent of the domestic electricity supply. The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) requires that Owners verify their schemes including “dams” for seismic loading. By 2015, a vast majority of seismic verifications shall have been performed in accordance with the most recent Guidelines published by the SFOE thus representing a milestone in Swiss Dam Engineering.

It would be a pleasure to meet you at EPFL in September 2015!


You may download the Final Program here.


Your Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Anton Schleiss (Chair), Laurent Mouvet, Russell Gunn, Pedro Manso, Marc Balissat and Gesualdo Casciana












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