Instructions & Data

Download instructions for the themes

The full description including instructions and all data for all themes can be downloaded from the following links:

Theme A: Cracking of a concrete arch dam due to seasonal temperature variationsdownload (updated 2017-02-21)*

Theme B: Static and seismic analysis of an arch-gravity damdownload (updated 2017-03-15)**

Theme C: Embankment dam behaviour – prediction of arching and cracking potentialdownload (updated 2017-04-04)***

Theme D: Risk Analysis – assessment of reliability for concrete damsdownload (updated 2017-02-21)****


* updated geometry files (.sat & .stp)

** update includes acceleration signals, geometry files (.step file format), updated mesh and corrected some minor typos

*** updated with information regarding the construction

**** updated appendix 1 and included CAD geometry file

Announce participation

Participants intending to present a contribution to any of the topics are invited to send their expression of interest prior to March 15th 2017 by sending an e-mail to

The information should include

  • Theme of choice (A, B, C or D or Open Theme)
  • Authors name, affiliation and mailing adresses
  • Phone number to the contact person

Abstract submission (open theme only)

The deadline for abstract submission to the open theme is March 15th. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to

The abstracts should include the title of the paper, author’s names and e-mail address for correspondence and communication. The length of the abstracts should not be more than 300 words in plain text.

Authors whose contribution is accepted, will be notified with detailed instructions for preparation of paper and presentation.

Submission of paper (all themes)

Participants in theme A to D and those accepted for publication in the open theme should present their work in a paper. The deadline for submission of papers is June 30th. Papers should be submitted by e-mail to

A template for paper submission can be downloaded from the following link.

In addition, spreadsheet for submission of requested output data will be available later this spring.