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!

Venue: Messecongress Graz (Messeplatz 1, 8010 Graz)

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Please note that all times are shown in the time zone of the conference. The current conference time is: 27th May 2024, 08:24:09 CEST

 
 
FINAL PROGRAM
Date: Monday, 15/Apr/2024
18:00
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21:00
Get-together [optional]

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

Date: 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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9:15
Opening Session
Location: Hall Styria
 

Welcome and Opening

Peter Sturm1, Helmut Eichlseder2, Andrea Höglinger3

1: Graz University of Technology - Conference Director; 2: Graz University of Technology - Head of Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems (ITnA); 3: Graz University of Technology - Vice Rector for Research

9:15
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10:15
Keynote Speakers
Location: Hall Styria
 
9:15 - 9:35

The 33 KM Long Koralm Tunnel – Final Challenges in the Implementation of a Major Project

Klaus Schneider, Helmut Steiner

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, AT



9:35 - 9:55

Current Status of the Semmering Base Tunnel

Gerhard Gobiet, Thomas Thaller

ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, AT



9:55 - 10:15

Tunnel Renovation Program AUSTRIA - Next Level

Andreas Fromm

ASFINAG, AT

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: Rune Brandt, HBI Haerter, Switzerland
 
11:00 - 11:20

Sustainable Energy Consumption

Benjamin Riedl, Johannes Bösl, Ersin Gündogdu

ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH, AT



11:20 - 11:40

Energylabel & Ecodesign for Austrian Roadtunnel

Mario Patigler

ASFINAG, AT



11:40 - 12:00

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 (ITnA), AT; 2: ASFINAG, AT; 3: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Electric Devices and Machines, AT



12:00 - 12:20

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., JP; 2: Hanshin Expressway Research Institute for Advanced Technology, JP; 3: Sohatsu Systems Laboratory Inc., JP; 4: University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, GB

Session G1: Evacuation
Location: Hall Graz
Chair: Frédéric Waymel, Egis Group, France
 
11:00 - 11:20

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, AT; 2: ASFINAG, AT; 3: Joanneum Research, AT



11:20 - 11:40

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

Wenhao Li, Miho Seike, Akimasa Fujiwara, Makoto Chikaraishi

Hiroshima University, JP



11:40 - 12:00

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, FR



12:00 - 12:20

Fire Risks of Battery-Powered Trucks in Tunneling

Patrik Fößleitner1, Bastiaan Lottman2, Oliver Heger2, Bernhard Kohl2, Peter Sturm1, Arild Søvik3, Torstein Ingvaldsen2

1: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems, Austria; 2: ILF Consulting Engineers Austria GmbH, AT; 3: Sovik Consulting

12:20
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13:30
Lunch

🍽️ With friendly support from the Mayor of the City of Graz, Ms. Elke Kahr.

13:30
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14:50
Session S2: Railway Systems
Location: Hall Styria
Chair: Helmut Steiner, ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, Austria
 
13:30 - 13:50

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

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

Land Transport Authority, SG



13:50 - 14:10

Condensation in Below Ground Metro Stations

Paul Jolley, Mark Gilbey, Robert Jones

WSP UK Ltd, GB



14:10 - 14:30

Metro Ventilation System in Seismic Areas

Romano Borchiellini1, Davide Papurello2, Carlo Barbetta3

1: Energy Center, Via Borsellino 38/18, Politecnico di Torino, IT; 2: Dept. of Energy Galileo Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, IT; 3: Systemair GmbH, Germany/Systemair Srl, IT



14:30 - 14:50

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 (ITnA), AT; 2: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, AT

Session G2: Commissioning
Location: Hall Graz
Chair: René List, ASFINAG Baumanagement GmbH, Austria
 
13:30 - 13:50

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

Conrad Stacey1,2, Michael Beyer1

1: Stacey Agnew, AU; 2: Delve Stacey Agnew, US



13:50 - 14:10

Commisioning of Tunnels

Tor Tybring Aralt

Multiconsult Norge AS, NO



14:10 - 14:30

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, ES; 2: KRUGER ASIA Ventilation Group, TH; 3: SOLER & PALAU Ventilation Group, ES



14:30 - 14:50

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, AT; 2: recordIT GmbH, AT; 3: ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, AT

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
Chair: Conrad Stacey, Stacey Agnew, Australia
 
15:30 - 15:50

Safety Challenges in an Underground Hyperloop System: A Preliminary Investigation

Matteo Pachera1, Maarten Vanneste2, Thijs Verrecas2, Bartek Kulig3

1: Sweco, BE; 2: Denys, BE; 3: Hard-T, NL



15:50 - 16:10

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, JP; 2: Nippon Expressway Research Institute Company Limited, JP



16:10 - 16:30

Preliminary Tests of Mechanical Abuse - Nail Tests of LIBs

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

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

Session G3: Simulation
Location: Hall Graz
Chair: Antoine Mos, CETU - Centre d'études des tunnels, France
 
15:30 - 15:50

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, SE



15:50 - 16:10

Emission Management in Railway Tunnels With a 1D-3D Simulation Approach

Evangelos Antoniou1, Arnaud Colleoni2, Tom Linden3, Francesco Cuzzola1

1: Dassault Systèmes Deutschland GmbH, DE; 2: Dassault Systèmes SE, FR; 3: Dassault Systèmes AB, SE



16:10 - 16:30

Application of ARTU Software and Multizone Fire Modelling for Risk Analysis: A Road Tunnel Case Study

Rugiada Scozzari, Michele Fronterrè

Cantene, IT

16:30
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16:45
Informative presentation about the Technical Visit
Location: Hall Styria
17:30
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19:00
Guided city tour [optional]

🎭 If interested, you can take part in a guided tour of the Graz city center. The final destination is then in time for the Conference Dinner, directly at Alte Universität.

  • Meeting point Venue / Messecongress: 17:00
  • Meeting point Main square / City hall: 17:30
19:30
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21:00
Conference Dinner [optional]

🍽️ With friendly support from the Governor of Styria, Mag. Christopher Drexler.

Only for people registered for this event.

Location: Alte Universität, Hofgasse 14, 8010 Graz

Date: Wednesday, 17/Apr/2024
9:00
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10:20
Session S4: Mining & Artificial Intelligence
Location: Hall Styria
Chair: Ignacio Del Rey, TYPSA - Técnica y Proyectos S.A., Spain
 
9:00 - 9:20

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, DE; 2: RWTH Aachen University, Lehrstuhl und Institut für Straßenwesen (ISAC), DE



9:20 - 9:40

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, ES; 2: JVVA, ES; 3: Madrid Calle 30, ES



9:40 - 10:00

Estimating the Seasonal Performance of a Surface Refrigeration Cooling Plant for an Underground Mine

Jolyon Thompson1, Mark Gilbey1, Hugo Dello Sbarba2

1: WSP UK Ltd, GB; 2: Dello Ventilation, CA



10:00 - 10:20

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, PL

Session G4: Risk Analysis
Location: Hall Graz
Chair: Norris Harvey, Mott MacDonald, United States of America
 
9:00 - 9:20

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., GB; 2: National University of Malaysia, MY



9:20 - 9:40

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, FR; 2: CETU, FR



9:40 - 10:00

Integration of New Energy Carriers in French Specific Hazard Investigations: Overview of Principal Issues

Christophe Willmann, Pauline Charles

CETU, French tunnel study centre, FR



10:00 - 10:20

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
Chair: Alan E. Vardy, University of Dundee and Dundee Tunnel Research, United Kingdom
 
11:00 - 11:20

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, IT; 2: DISMI - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT; 3: DIEF - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, IT; 4: TMB-GEIE, Courmayeur (AO), Italy and Chamonix, FR



11:20 - 11:40

Jet Fan Installation Factor Correlations for Conventional Jet Fans and MoJets

Fathi Tarada1, Pier Bertacche1, Luca Stantero2

1: Mosen Ltd, GB; 2: Risk Design Engineering SRL, IT



11:40 - 12:00

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, FR; 2: Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides et d'Acoustique, Université de Lyon, FR



12:00 - 12:20

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, ES

Session G5: Tunnel Ventilation
Location: Hall Graz
Chair: Sonja Wiesholzer, Schiene OÖ GmbH, Austria
 
11:00 - 11:20

On the Optimum Interaction Between Ventilation and Emergency Exits

Marco Bettelini

Amberg Engineering AG, CH



11:20 - 11:40

Advanced Characterisation of a Fan Submitted to Piston Effect

Elisa Beraud1, Benoît Houseaux1, Sydney Tekam2

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



11:40 - 12:00

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., HR; 2: IN SILICO d.o.o, HR; 3: INVENTO VENTILACIJA d.o.o., HR



12:00 - 12:20

How Information Security Can Be Ensured in Tunnel Systems

Gerhard Hudecek

ASFINAG Mautservice GmbH, AT

12:20
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13:20
Lunch

🍽️

13:20
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14:20
Session S6: Tunnel Ventilation
Location: Hall Styria
Chair: Ingo Kaundinya, Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), Germany
 
13:20 - 13:40

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, US



13:40 - 14:00

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

Michael Beyer1, Conrad Stacey1,2

1: Stacey Agnew, AU; 2: Delve Stacey Agnew, US



14:00 - 14:20

Design, Refurbishment and Operation of the Ventilation in the Road Tunnel Complex in Prague

Ludvík Šajtar, Jan Pořízek, Jiří Zápařka

Satra spol. s r. o., CZ

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
Chair: Bernhard Kohl, ILF Group Holding GmbH, Austria
 
14:50 - 15:10

Hydrogen Powered Vehicles in a Tunnel Incident – Risks and Consequences

Martin Aggarwal1, Daniel Fruhwirt2, Patrik Fößleitner3, Oliver Heger4, Patrick Pertl1, Regina Schmidt4, Alexander Trattner1

1: HyCentA Research Ltd., AT; 2: Graz University of Technology, Institute of Thermodynamics and Sustainable Propulsion Systems (ITnA), AT; 3: FVT Ltd., AUT; 4: ILF Consulting Engineers, AUT



15:10 - 15:30

LeanTech in Road Tunnels

Simon Frey1, Rune Brandt1, Jean-Paul Schnetz2

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



15:30 - 15:50

Looking to the Future From PIARC's Perspective

Ingo Kaundinya

Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt), DE



15:50 - 16:00

Closing Remarks

Michael Bacher, Peter Sturm

Graz University of Technology - Conference Directors

Date: Thursday, 18/Apr/2024
8:30
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15:30
Technical Visit [optional]

Only for people registered for this event.

  • Traveling by bus: 08:30 - Departure Venue / Messecongress
  • Arrival by own car: 09:15 - Schönaich 108/1, 8521 Wettmannstättem

  • Bus stop at Airport Graz: 15:00
  • Arrival at Venue / Messecongress: 15:30

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