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Sand Mitigation around Railway Tracks

Deliverables

Flyer and detailed programme of the second Client Colloquium

The flyer and detailed programme of the Client Colloquium on Receiver Sand Mitigation Measure(s) will be published. The Client Colloquium is devoted to increase the level of consciousness of the end-user clients to the challenges posed by sand hazards, to promote the industrial exploitation of the results, and to nurture the trained ERSs. The colloquium will be organized with potential end-user clients and policy-makers (e.g. Railway National Authorities in MENA region, European National Railway Engineering Companies).

Collection of minutes of Network Meetings

The outcome of the network meetings will be summarized in minutes disseminated throughout the network.

Career Development Plans

The Career Development Plans (CDPs) will be established jointly by the ESR and by the two supervisors within the first two months. The CDP will comprise the ESR's training and career needs, including planning for publications and participation in international conferences in agreement with the rules by the doctorate schools involved. The CDP will be clearly formulated and signed by the PhD candidate and their supervisors; afterward it will be approved by the Scientific Board.

Flyer and detailed programme of the first Client Colloquium

The flyer and detailed programme of the Client Colloquium on Path Sand Mitigation Measure(s) will be published. The Client Colloquium is devoted to increase the level of consciousness of the end-user clients to the challenges posed by sand hazards, to promote the industrial exploitation of the results, and to nurture the trained ERSs. The colloquium will be organized with potential end-user clients and policy-makers (e.g. Railway National Authorities in MENA region, European National Railway Engineering Companies).

Mid-Term Report

The Mid-term report will be submitted before the Mid-Term Network Meeting (NM3 in the Gantt Chart, see Annex 1B) takes place.

Consortium Agreement

The Consortium Agreement is signed by all the consortium components.

Awarding of doctoral degrees

The doctoral degrees is awarded to all ESRs.

Supervisory Board of the network

The Supervisory Board of the network is established

Report on the dissemination events

The report will list dissemination events participated by the ESRs during the programme.

Report on secondments and training on industrial aspects and transferable skills

The report will list the secondments of the ESRs during the second part of the programme devoted to Receiver Sand Mitigation Measures, focusing in particular on the training on industrial aspects and transferable skills.

Progress Report

The report describes the progress and current status of the project

Interim secondments and training report

The report will list the secondments of the ESRs during the first part of the programme devoted to Path Sand Mitigation Measures, focusing in particular on the training on industrial aspects and transferable skills.

Final report on conference communications and published papers

The report will list the conference communications and published scientific papers authored by the ERSs during the whole programme.

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Publications

Windblown sand along railway infrastructures: A review of challenges and mitigation measures

Author(s): Luca Bruno, Marko Horvat, Lorenzo Raffaele
Published in: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Issue 177, 2018, Page(s) 340-365, ISSN 0167-6105
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2018.04.021

Windblown sand action on civil structures: Definition and probabilistic modelling

Author(s): Lorenzo Raffaele, Luca Bruno
Published in: Engineering Structures, Issue 178, 2019, Page(s) 88-101, ISSN 0141-0296
DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.10.017

Wind-blown particulate transport: A review of computational fluid dynamics models

Author(s): Andrea Lo Giudice, Roberto Nuca, Luigi Preziosi, Nicolas Coste
Published in: Mathematics in Engineering, Issue 1/3, 2019, Page(s) 508-547, ISSN 2640-3501
DOI: 10.3934/mine.2019.3.508

Incoming windblown sand drift to civil infrastructures: A probabilistic evaluation

Author(s): Lorenzo Raffaele, Luca Bruno, Davide Fransos, Franco Pellerey
Published in: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Issue 166, 2017, Page(s) 37-47, ISSN 0167-6105
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2017.04.004

Modeling sand slides by a mechanics-based degenerate parabolic equation

Author(s): A. Lo Giudice, G. Giammanco, D. Fransos, L. Preziosi
Published in: Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, Issue 24/8, 2018, Page(s) 2558-2575, ISSN 1081-2865
DOI: 10.1177/1081286518755230

Uncertainty propagation in aeolian processes: From threshold shear velocity to sand transport rate

Author(s): Lorenzo Raffaele, Luca Bruno, Giles F.S. Wiggs
Published in: Geomorphology, Issue 301, 2018, Page(s) 28-38, ISSN 0169-555X
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.10.028

Aerodynamic shape optimization of barriers for windblown sand mitigation using CFD analysis

Author(s): Marko Horvat, Luca Bruno, Sami Khris, Lorenzo Raffaele
Published in: Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Issue 197, 2020, Page(s) 104058, ISSN 0167-6105
DOI: 10.1016/j.jweia.2019.104058

Statistical characterization of sedimentation velocity of natural particles

Author(s): Lorenzo Raffaele, Luca Bruno, Douglas J. Sherman
Published in: Aeolian Research, Issue 44, 2020, Page(s) 100593, ISSN 1875-9637
DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2020.100593

Interdisciplinary challenges in design of windblown sand barriers around desert railways

Author(s): Bruno, Luca; Nicolas, Coste; Horvat, Marko; Preziosi, Luigi; Raffaele, Lorenzo; Giles, Wiggs
Published in: Presentation at the 6th International Workshop on Design in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017