Hans Rudolf Heinimann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Prof. em. Dr. Hans Rudolf Heinimann
FieldForstliches Ingenieurwesen
Inst. f. Terrestrische Oekosysteme
ETH Zürich, CHN F 73.2
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 32 35
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipProfessor emeritus

364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 50.
0 credits2SA. Bommier, D. Basin, D. N. Bresch, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, H. Gersbach, H. R. Heinimann, M. Larsson, G. Sansavini, F. Schweitzer, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen
AbstractThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling and governing complex socio-economic systems, and managing risks and crises. Students and other guests are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants should learn to get an overview of the state of the art in the field, to present it in a well understandable way to an interdisciplinary scientific audience, to develop novel mathematical models and approaches for open problems, to analyze them with computers or other means, and to defend their results in response to critical questions. In essence, participants should improve their scientific skills and learn to work scientifically on an internationally competitive level.
ContentThis course is a mixture between a seminar primarily for PhD and postdoc students and a colloquium involving invited speakers. It consists of presentations and subsequent discussions in the area of modeling complex socio-economic systems and crises. For details of the program see the webpage of the seminar. Students and other guests are welcome.
Lecture notesThere is no script, but the sessions will be recorded and be made available. Transparencies of the presentations may be put on the course webpage.
LiteratureLiterature will be provided by the speakers in their respective presentations.
Prerequisites / NoticeParticipants should have relatively good scientific, in particular mathematical skills and some experience of how scientific work is performed.
701-1542-00LTransportation and Harvesting Systems of Land-Use4 credits2GH. R. Heinimann
AbstractThe learning unit (LU) enables (1) to physically delineate ground-, air- and cable-borne harvesting systems, (2) to analyze the effectiveness of road networks, (3) to compare config. of harvesting systems, and (4) to assess environmental impacts. Assignments: (1) GIS-based analysis of road network effectiveness, (2) feasibility limits of Equipment.
Objective- identify, quantify and assess transportation requirements of agricultural and forest production,
- review the state-of-the-art of ground-based, cable-based, and air-borne harvesting and transportation systems, and assess their physical feasibility, economical efficiency, and ecological soundness,
- understand the adaptation of road network models to specific terrain conditions and management regimes,
- use road network and harvest layout planning as a model to analyse the trade-offs between fulfilling transportation requirements, maximizing economical efficiency, and minimizing environmental impacts.
Content1. Interactions between land-use activities and transportation systems.
2. Transportation systems in a world-wide perspective: [1] on-road systems, [2] off-road systems: (a) ground-based, (b) cable-based, (3) air-borne.
3. Harvesting systems in a world-wide perspective: Essence of forest operations engineering. Functions and structure of production systems. Principles for the design of harvesting systems. Process capabilities and limitations (trafficability, processing, handling, identification, control)
4. Transportation models for trafficable and non-trafficable terrain conditions. Optimization of transportation models (optimal road spacing, or optimal road density, respectively). Design and layout of road networks.
5. Analysis of ecological risks related with transportation and harvesting. Risk concept and decisive risks.
Lecture notesLecture notes will be handed out
LiteratureUnfortunately, there are no up-to-date textbooks available
Prerequisites / NoticeThe learning unit consists of two homework-assignments, which students have to solve, to document, and to hand in: GIS-based analysis of a given transportation network, and derivation of network performance metrics.
701-1808-00LSoil Bioengineering2 credits2GH. R. Heinimann, F. Graf, M. Oplatka
AbstractThe learning unit introduces erosion and instability phenomena on hill-slopes and slopes, evaluating options and constraints of protective effects of organisms against those phenomena. Next, the LU explores the translation of protection requirements into soilbioengineering solutions, and analyses their effectiveness, and their effects on the natural and social environment.
ObjectiveUnderstand erosion and mass movement processes on slopes and embankments. Understand possibilities and limitations of the soil retaining and stabilization effects of organisms. Transform erosion and instability control re-quirements into geotechnical/biological concepts (Solution definition process). Analyses of the solution with regard to functional requirements, biological effects, and impacts on the physical and social environment (System Analysis process).
ContentErosion and instability phenomena on slopes and embankments. Approaches to influence erosion and instability processes. Effect of vegetation cover. Methods of soil bioengineering. Selection and procurement of plant materials. Engineering methodology (Problem definition, hazard, scenarios, safety plan, solution concept, analysis and evalua-tion. Basics of construction techniques, maintenance and rehabilitation. Case studies.
Lecture notesMaterial will be handed out.
Literature- Kuonen, V., 1983: Wald- und Güterstrassen, Planung - Projektierung - Bau. Eigenverlag, Lindenweg 9, 8122 Pfaffhausen. 743 S.
- Schiechtl, H., 1973: Sicherungsarbeiten im Landschaftsbau. Grundlagen, lebende Baustoffe, Methoden. Call-wey. München. 244 S.
- Gray, D.H., Sotir, R.B., 1996: Biotechnical and soil bioengineering slope stabilization: a practical guide for erosion control. New York (etc.): Wiley, cop., 378 S. "A Wiley-Interscience publication"