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Internationaler Workshop über Frozen Soil Engineering


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roberto Cudmani

Chair and Testing Institute of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Rock Mechanics and Tunneling, Center for Geotechnics

Technical University of Munich


Prof. Dr. Francesca Casini

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica,

University of Rome Tor Vergata (DICII-TOR)



Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 25, 80333 München



Tuesday, 23 January 2024

8:45 to 18:00

Die Tagung wird von der Bayerischen Ingenieurekammer-Bau unter der Nummer F240246 geführt und wie folgt gewertet:
Punkte: ingenieurtechnisch 7.00 allgemein berufsbezogen 0.00


We are pleased to welcome you to our International Workshop on Frozen Soil Engineering. The aim of the workshop is to present and discuss the latest research results and practical experiences with experts from different fields of frozen soil engineering in order to share knowledge and create common value. We also aim to identify research gaps related to frozen soils, permafrost and ground freezing by sharing the latest scientific and practical experiences through presentations and discussions.

The first morning session will focus on new results from the international collaboration between the geotechnical departments of the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Technical University of Munich, additional national research projects as well as recent developments and trends in permafrost research. Furthermore, a first case study will report on the implementation of an AGF measure at the railway station in Bern.

The first afternoon session will be dedicated to the planning and implementation of AGF measures, including a report from the international HS2 project in London.

The event will conclude with three more exciting examples of AGF implementation, including the status of AGF design standardization.

This international workshop is organised with the group of Prof. Francesca Casini of the Department of Civil Engineering and Computer Science Engineering of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The initiation and international collaboration between the groups of Prof. Cudmani and Prof. Casini is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).



08:00 – 08:45

Set-up and registration


08:45 – 09:00

Welcome speech
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Roberto Cudmani; TU München

Prof. Dr.. Francesca Casini; TOR-DICII Rome


Current research trends

09:00 – 09:25

Frost heave of pile foundations in a centrifuge model: preliminary results

Dr. Giulia Guida and Andrea Viglianti; TOR-DICII Rome

09:25 – 09:50

Frozen soil research at TUM-ZG and joint collaboration

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Roberto Cudmani, Ulrich Schindler; Zentrum Geotechnik (TUM-ZG), TU München; Zentrum Geotechnik TU München

09:50 – 10:15

Recent and ongoing research at RWTH (GUT): from ice lenses in AGF to industrial waste effects in permafrost in the Artic.

Univ.- Prof. Dr. Raul Fuentes; RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. habil. Jean-Michel Pereira; Ecole des Ponts


10:15 – 10:40

Practical Insights from laboratory tests on frozen soils

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans Henning Stutz, Jochen Zürn
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie KIT

10:40 – 11:15

Coffee break

Permafrost and Artificial Ground Freezing (I)

11:15 – 11:40

A rock ice mechanical model for permafrost rocks

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Krautblatter; TU München

11:40 – 12:05

Industrial contaminants in permafrost environments:
geotechnical challenges and solutions

Dr. Michael Angelopoulos; Alfred-Wegener-Institut Potsdam

12:05 – 12:30

Bern railway station - experience with the implementation of an AGF measure

Dr. Erich Pimentel; ETH Zürich

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch break

Artificial Ground Freezing (II)

14:00 – 14:25

Physics of ice lens formation

Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Orth, Dr.-Ing. Oksana Solf, Dr.-Ing. Jens Döbbelin
Dr.-Ing. Orth GmbH

14:25 – 14:50

Artificial ground freezing for soil improvement on HS2 London: From feasibility study to application

Michael Löffler, Sven Keßler; CDM Smith GmbH

14:50 – 15:15

Lessons learned when artificial ground freezing was not according to plan

Dr.-Ing. Benno Ring; Ring - Consultancy in Tunnelling

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee break

Artificial Ground Freezing (III)

15:45 – 16:10

Execution of Artificial Ground Freezing –
Status of Standardization

Benno Müller; Max Bögl Bauservice GmbH & Co. KG

16:10 – 16:35

Modeling of the heat transfer at the freezing pipe:

Comparison of simulations with real in-situ measurements and conclusions/recommendations for further investigations                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Christian Perl, Dr.-Ing. Christoph Niklasch; Ed Züblin AG

16:35 – 17:00

Holistic thermal assessment and control of ground freezing for a new underground station

Joachim Meier; Implenia Bau GmbH

17:00 – 18:00

Closing of the event in the foyer


Costs / participation fee:

Standard / full-payer                                                                                                   120 €

After completing the online registration, an electronic invoice will be sent with details of the payment arrangements.

The amount is due upon registration. If payment is not received on time, participation may not be possible due to the limited number of participants.


TU München, Zentrum Geotechnik
Attn. Herrn Ulrich Schindler
Franz-Langinger-Str. 10, 81245 München
Telefon: 089/289-27144
Email: ulrich.schindler@tum.de

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