GranularFlows 2016 - Winter School

Mechanics of sediment transport: theory and models

January 25-29, 2016
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Venue: Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, via Mesiano 77 - Trento (Italy)

GranularFlows 2016 is a Winter 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.


GranularFlows2016 proposes a revision of the rational principles of river hydraulics and sediment transport phenomena in the light of recent findings in the mechanics of two-phase granular flows. In this perspective, the mechanisms governing the suspended and bed load transport and hyper-concentrated flows and their most relevant application, will be reconsidered. An important aspect of the course will cover the derivation and characterization of different aspects of depth-averaged models with some hints on numerical aspects. Two general lectures are scheduled on Smooth Particles Hydrodynamics and on Large Eddy Simulation. Finally, a field trip in the Dolomites will give some tangible examples of the possible applications of the matter of the course.


The course 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.

At the end of the course, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance. The certificate will be issued upon verification of the signatures daily taken during the classes. Those interested in obtaining certified 3,5 ECTS will be requested to pass a short examination.


The fees for the Winter School are:

  • non-IAHR member euro 500,00
  • IAHR member euro 450,00

Please note that these fees are exempt from VAT (pursuant to art. 10 paragraph 20 of Italian DPR 633/72).


The application for the School requires filling out a specific form online, available at this website in the "Useful links" box.

The deadline for applying is January 15, 2016 at 12.00 (Italian time).

Please note that once the deadline has expired the the form online will be disabled.

Should any problem arise, please, contact the Summer School Secreteriat


The fee payment must be made via bank transfer, acceptance confirmation will be sent on January 18th, 2016, with the fee amount and the payment instructions.


During the lecture days students can have meals at the Department canteen.

The price varies from euro 3,95 (snack) to euro 5,11 (one-course meal) and euro 7,29 (complete meal).


The University of Trento has a special agreement with some hotels, bed & breakfast and garni for reduced fees.

You can find the list of hotels, bed & breakfast and garni in the download box.

The Winter School is 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.

Responsible of the course: prof. Aronne Armanini

Organized by:
Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering
CUDAM, University Centre for Advanced Studies on Hydrogeological Risk in Mountain Areas

In collaboration with:

International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)