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13 . 06 . 2012
Alberto Masera
Dry Stone Masonry Dams, Interpretative analysis of long term horizontal and vertical displacements
​Dry stone masonry dams are a heritage of the beginning of 19th century in Italy, where 15 dams of such typology have been built. These dams are no longer permitted by the Italian dam regulation since 1959 and rockfill dams have been their natural evolution.  The object of the analysis is the assessment of long-term […]
23 . 09 . 2010
Giulia Bergamo
Testing of elastomeric isolators for nuclear power plants
Nowadays, the design of nuclear power plants (NPP) is characterized by enhanced safety level. In particular, GEN III+ and GEN IV reactors have to be highly secure and designed to withstand extremely severe external events such as floods, tsunamis, tornadoes, plane crashes, fires and, in particular, earthquakes. Seismic isolation is considered the most promising technology […]
23 . 08 . 2010
Gabriele Carboni
Comparing atmospheric transport models for future regional inversions over Europe – Part 1: mapping the atmospheric CO2 signals
The CO2 source and sink distribution across Europe can be estimated in principle through inverse methods by combining CO2 observations and atmospheric transport models. Uncertainties of such estimates are mainly due to insufficient spatio-temporal coverage of CO2 observations and biases of the models. In order to assess the biases related to the use of different […]
02 . 07 . 2007
Giorgio Perboni
Effect of chlorination on the corrosion behavior of CuNi 70/30 condenser tubing
In recent years, the detection of many MIC failure events affecting copper alloys in heat exchange plant drove the setting-up of experimental monitoring systems regarding these phenomena. The formation of protective oxide layers growing on CuNi 70/30, commonly employed in seawater, and the positive role of chlorination treatments were particularly addressed. For this purpose measurements […]