Conference Agenda

Highly interesting, high-quality presentations on many different topics will be presented in parallel sessions, providing the basis for lively discussions among the experts in attendance. Below you will find an overview and details of the sessions of our International Conference.

As usual, all presentations will be simultaneously translated into English and German!

Please note that all times are shown in the time zone of the conference. The current conference time is: 23rd Feb 2024, 17:15:45 CET

 
 
PROVISIONAL PROGRAM (status: 05/Feb/2024)
[PROVISIONAL PROGRAM]: Monday, 15/Apr/2024
18:00
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21:00
Get-together [optional]

Location: Messecongress Graz, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz, Austria

[PROVISIONAL PROGRAM]: Tuesday, 16/Apr/2024
8:00
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9:00
Registration

Location: Messecongress Graz, Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz, Austria

9:00
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10:15
Opening Session
Location: Hall Styria
 

Welcome and Opening

Helmut Eichlseder

Graz University of Technology



The 33 km Long Koralm Tunnel - Final Challenges in the Realization of a Large Project

Klaus Schneider, Helmut Steiner

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, Austria



Current Status of the Semmering Base Tunnel

Gerhard Gobiet, Thomas Thaller

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, Austria



ASFINAG Tunnel Renovation Program - Next Level

Andreas Fromm

ASFINAG, Austria

10:15
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11:00
Coffee Break

☕ With friendly support from Zitron Nederland

11:00
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12:20
Session S1: Energy & Sustainability
Location: Hall Styria
Chair: Peter Sturm, Graz University of Technology, Austria
 

Examples for the optimized use of renewable energy sources for tunnel projects

Benjamin Riedl, Johannes Bösl, Ersin Gündogdu

ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH, Austria



Energylabel & Ecodesign for Austrian Roadtunnel

Mario Patigler

ASFINAG, Austria



Sustainable Tunnel Operation Generation of Electricity Through Thermal and Pressure-Driven Airflows

Peter Sturm1, Dietmar Harbauer2, Roland Seebacher3, Daniel Fruhwirt1, Klaus Krischan3

1: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems, Austria; 2: ASFINAG, Austria; 3: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Electric Devices and Machines, Austria



Validation of simplified variable-speed control for road tunnel jet fans

Kaito Onoda1, Ryoichi Ishizawa1, Keigo Hatamoto2, Hibiki Sako3, Toshiaki Sakaguchi3, Alan Vardy4

1: Hanshin Expressway Company Ltd., Osaka, Japan; 2: Hanshin Expressway Research Institute for Advanced Technology, Osaka, Japan; 3: Sohatsu Systems Laboratory Inc., Kobe, Japan; 4: University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Session G1: Evacuation
Location: Hall Graz
Chair: Michael Bacher, Graz University of Technology, Austria
 

Research Study “Influence of Acoustic Tunnel Monitoring AKUT on Tunnel Safety”

Katharina Hoyer1, Mark Dobrounig2, Franz Graf3, Harald Kammerer1, Regina Schmidt1, Thomas Kalina2

1: ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH; 2: Asfinag; 3: Joanneum Research



Evacuation Safety and Human Emotional Responses in Smoke-Filled Tunnels for Machine Learning Insights

Wenhao Li, Miho Seike, Akimasa Fujiwara, Makoto Chikaraishi

Hiroshima University, Japan



A 3D parametric study to assess the impact of a Fixed Fire Fighting System on the evacuation conditions in Paris La Défense road tunnels

Nicolas BOURLET, Adrien HOST, Florent GUIRAL, Frederic WAYMEL

EGIS, France



A Practical Real-time Cognitive Assessment Approach to Evaluate Emergency Strategies (during the self-evacuation phase), Considering the Influence of Tunnel Operator Actions and Perceptions of Fire Safety Provisions on Human Behavior

Christian Perez Jimenez1,2, Aslan Singh1, Martyn Cole3, Richard Smith3

1: AtkinsRealis, UK; 2: Hot Smoke Machines and Demonstrations (HSM) Ltd, UK; 3: Heathrow Airport Limited, UK

12:20
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13:30
Lunch
13:30
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14:50
Session S2: Railway Systems
Location: Hall Styria
 

Evaluation of Trackway Ventilation System for the New Metro Line in Singapore

Jessleen Chua, Gerald Louis, Linfan Cai, Ernest Poon, Hadi Wijaya, Melvyn Thong

LTA, Singapore



Condensation in below ground metro stations

Paul Jolley, Mark Gilbey, Robert Jones

WSP UK Ltd, United Kingdom



Metro Ventilation System in Seismic Areas

Romano Borchiellini1, Davide Papurello2, Carlo Barbetta3

1: Polytechnic of Turin; 2: Polytechnic of Turin; 3: Systemair IT



Experiences From Five Years of PM Monitoring in Railway Tunnels of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

Daniel Fruhwirt1, Michael Bacher1, Helmut Steiner2

1: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems, Austria; 2: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, Austria

Session G2: Commissioning
Location: Hall Graz
 

Rehabilitation of Boston Harbour Tunnel – The “Quarter Duct” Solution

Conrad Stacey1,2, Michael Beyer1

1: Stacey Agnew, Australia; 2: Delve Stacey Agnew, USA



Comminsioneing of tunnels - often noted deviations from intended use

Tor Tybring Aralt

Multiconsult Norge AS, Norway



Enhancing tunnel fan reliability through Advanced Factory Acceptance Test (AFAT) to prevent failures

Justo Suarez1, Jye Teoh2, Albert Bach-Esteve3

1: S&P-KRUGER Underground Ventilation Division, Spain; 2: KRUGER ASIA Ventilation Group, Thailand; 3: SOLER & PALAU Ventilation Group, Spain



Advances in the digital documentation of railway tunnel inspection

Matthias J. Rebhan1, Stefan S. Grubinger2, Andreas Schüppel2, Simona Deutinger3, Gernot Schwarzenberger3

1: Graz University of Technology, Austria; 2: recordIT GmbH; 3: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG

14:50
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15:30
Coffee Break

☕ With friendly support from FVT mbH

15:30
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16:30
Session S3: Alternative Propulsion Systems
Location: Hall Styria
 

Safety challenges in an underground hyperloop system: a preliminary investigation

Matteo Pachera1, Maarten Vanneste2, Thijs Verrecas2, Bartek Kulig3

1: Sweco Belgium; 2: Denys; 3: Hard-T



Widespread of Electric Vehicles and the Provision of Knowledge about Fire Accidents for Expressway Maintenance Workers in Japan

Masahiro YOKOTA1, Ken-ichiro YAMAZAKI1, Tetsuya YAMAZAKI2, Chihiro SUGAWARA2, Toshio SUZUKI2

1: Central Nippon Highway Engineering Tokyo Company Limited, Japan; 2: Nippon Expressway Research Institute Company Limited, Japan



Preliminary tests of mechanical abuse - nail tests

Davide Papurello1,3, Beatrice Braghiroli1, Silvia Bodoardo2,3, Julia Amici2,3, Romano Borchiellini1,3

1: Deparment of Energy (DENERG), Politecnico di Torino, Italy; 2: Deparment of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT), Politecnico di Torino, Italy; 3: Energy Center, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Session G3: Simulation
Location: Hall Graz
 

Particle concentration levels in a subway station - The effects of various locations and diameters of relief shafts in tunnels

Omid Abouali, Erik Östblom, Per Sahlin

EQUA Simulation AB, Sweden



Emission management in railway tunnels with 1D-3D simulation approach

Evangelos Antoniou1, Arnaud Colleoni2, Tom Linden3, Francesco Cuzzola1

1: Dassault Systèmes Deutschland GmbH, 81541 Munich, Germany; 2: Dassault Systèmes SE, 31770 Colomiers, France; 3: Dassault Systèmes AB, 41756 Goteborg Lindholmen, Sweden



APPLICATION OF ARTU SOFTWARE AND MULTIZONE FLUID-DYNAMIC IN THE RISK ANALYSIS OF ROAD TUNNELS: A CASE STUDY

Rugiada Scozzari, Michele Fronterrè

Cantene, Italy

16:30
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16:45
Informative presentation about the Technical Visit
Location: Hall Styria
19:00 Conference Dinner [optional]

Only for people registered for this event.

[PROVISIONAL PROGRAM]: Wednesday, 17/Apr/2024
9:00
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10:20
Session S4: Mining & Artificial Intelligence
Location: Hall Styria
 

AI in roadtunnel – Supporting the Man-in-the-loop in Roadtunnel (SMaRt)

Philipp Böhnke1, Tom Schumann2, Dirk Kemper2, Alvaro García-Hernandez2

1: ave Verkehrs- und Informationstechnik GmbH, Germany; 2: RWTH Aachen University, Lehrstuhl und Institut für Straßenwesen (ISAC), Germany



Application of AI to the 1D Ventilation Analysis of a 43km Complex Road Tunnel Network: Madrid Calle30

Juan Manuel Sanz Sacristán1, Fabián de Kluijver2, Alberto López de Arriba2, Javier Berges3, Mar Martínez Yebra3, Guillem Peris1

1: Sener; 2: JVVA; 3: Madrid Calle 30



Estimating the seasonal performance of a surface refrigeration cooling plant for an underground mine

Jolyon Thompson1, Mark Gilbey1, Hugo Dello Sbarba2

1: WSP, United Kingdom; 2: Dello Ventilation, USA



Design of a ventilation system in a tunnel bored with a TBM machine in the case of methane emission from a rock mass

Marek Borowski, Klaudia Zwolińska-Glądys, Andrzej Szmuk, Kamil Piech, Zbigniew Kuczera

AGH University of Krakow, Poland

Session G4: Risk Analysis
Location: Hall Graz
 

Risk Analysis of Road Tunnels: A Quantitative Risk Analysis Model for Assessing the Effects of Fire

Razieh Khaksari Haddad1, Zambri Harun2

1: LONDON BRIDGE ASSOCIATES LTD., United Kingdom; 2: National University of Malaysia, UKM



Some questions related to CFD modeling of pressurized tank burst in road tunnels

Guillaume Lecocq1, Heudier Laure1, Truchot Benjamin1, Mos Antoine2, Willmann Christophe2

1: INERIS, France; 2: CETU, France



Integration of new energy carrier vehicles in the French specific hazard investigation: overcome of principal issues.

Christophe Willmann, Pauline Charles

CETU, France



Innovative approach to improve the safety of tunnels and tunnel control centres

Harald Kammerer1, Anne Lehan2, Bernhard Klampfer1

1: ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH, AT; 2: Federal Highway Research Institute, DE

10:20
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11:00
Coffee Break

☕ With friendly support from FVT mbH

11:00
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12:20
Session S5: CFD Simulation
Location: Hall Styria
 

CFD-assisted flow rate measurements in ventilation ducts of long road tunnels

Paolo Levoni1, Diego Angeli2, Elisabetta Salerno2, Giovanni Sebastiano Barozzi3, Paolo Verraz4, Cedric Petitcolin4

1: Mimesis s.r.l., Modena, Italy; 2: DISMI - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy; 3: DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy; 4: TMB - Traforo del Monte Bianco



New Jet Fan Installation Factor Correlations based on CFD

Fathi Tarada1, Pier Bertacche1, Luca Stantero2

1: Mosen Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: Risk Design Engineering SRL, Italy



CFD investigation of the improvement of smoke control in a tunnel equipped with a longitudinal and a transverse ventilation system

Gabriel Remion1, Antoine Mos1, Pietro Salizzoni2, Massimo Marro2, Stefano Lanzini2

1: Centre d'étude des tunnels, France; 2: Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d'Acoustique, Université de Lyon, France



An analysis of the 3D critical region length in longitudinally ventilated tunnels during fire events

Pablo Ayala, Luis Amo, Alexis Cantizano

Institute for Research in Technology, ICAI, Comillas Pontifical University, Spain

Session G5: Tunnel Ventilation
Location: Hall Graz
 

Longitudinal Ventilation System for a Long Road Tunnel: Optimal Design with Batteries of Jet Fans and Challenges to Overcome Extreme Foggy Weather Condition.

SUNIT KANTI DHAR

Freelance Consulting Engineer – Tunnel Ventilation & Fire Safety and E&M Services (INDIA)



Advanced Characterisation of a Fan submitted to Piston Effect

Elisa BERAUD1, Benoît HOUSEAUX1, Sydney TEKAM2

1: Eiffage, Ventilation des Espaces Souterrains, France; 2: Tech'Am Ingenierie, France



Optimizing Safety in Short High-Slope Road Tunnels: Smoke Propagation and Ventilation System Response

Robert Keser2, Miodrag Drakulić1, Krešimir Ivanek1, Željko Špiljar3

1: CTP PROJEKT d.o.o., Croatia; 2: IN SILICO d.o.o, Croatia; 3: INVENTO VENTILACIJA d.o.o., Croatia



How information security can be ensured in tunnel systems

Gerhard Hudecek

ASFINAG Mautservice GmbH, Austria

12:20
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13:20
Lunch
13:20
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14:20
Session S6: Tunnel Ventilation
Location: Hall Styria
 

ONE-DIMENSIONAL CRITICAL VELOCITY FORMULATION – AN ASSESSMENT OF THE DEFICIENCY OF THE CURRENT MODELS, AND THE INTRODUCTION OF A NEW CONCEPT

J. Greg Sanchez

TYLin, United States of America



Confinement Velocity for Smoke in Tunnels – How to Poke a Stick at it

Michael Beyer1, Conrad Stacey1,2

1: Stacey Agnew, Australia; 2: Delve Stacey Agnew, USA



Design, upgrade and operation of the ventilation in the road tunnel complex in Prague

Ludvík Šajtar, Jan Pořízek, Jiří Zápařka

Satra spol. s r. o., Czech Republic

14:20
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14:50
Coffee Break
14:50
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16:00
Session S7: Closing Session
Location: Hall Styria
 

Hydrogen Powered Vehicles in a Tunnel Incident – Risks and Consequences

Martin Aggarwal1, Daniel Fruhwirt2, Patrik Fößleitner2, Oliver Heger3, Patrick Pertl1, Regina Schmidt3, Alexander Trattner1

1: HyCentA Research Ltd., Austria; 2: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems, Austria; 3: ILF Consulting Engineers



LeanTech in Road Tunnels

Simon Frey1, Rune Brandt1, Jean-Paul Schnetz2

1: HBI Haerter AG, Switzerland; 2: JPS-Conseils, Switzerland



[TBD] - Looking to the future from PIARC's perspective

Ingo Kaundinya

Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)

[PROVISIONAL PROGRAM]: Thursday, 18/Apr/2024
7:30
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15:00
Technical Visit [optional]

Only for people registered for this event.

Further details can be found on our website: https://www.tunnel-graz.at/program/technical-visit.html


 
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