Simon Löw: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2021

NameHerr Prof. em. Dr. Simon Löw
NamensvariantenSimon Loew
LehrgebietIngenieurgeologie
Adresse
Geologisches Institut
ETH Zürich, NO G 69.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telefon+41 44 633 32 31
E-Mailsimon.loew@erdw.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.engineeringgeology.ethz.ch/
DepartementErdwissenschaften
BeziehungProfessor emeritus

NummerTitelECTSUmfangDozierende
651-3525-AALIntroduction to Engineering Geology
Belegung ist NUR erlaubt für MSc Studierende, die diese Lerneinheit als Auflagenfach verfügt haben.

Alle andere Studierenden (u.a. auch Mobilitätsstudierende, Doktorierende) können diese Lerneinheit NICHT belegen.
3 KP6RS. Löw
KurzbeschreibungDiese Lehrveranstaltung behandelt in einem ersten Block die geologisch-geotechnische Charakterisierung und das Verhalten der Locker- und Festgesteine, sowie die Ermittlung der entsprechenden Eigenschaften in Feld- und Laborversuchen. Anschliessend werden diese Grundlagen auf Problemstellungen im Grundbau, Untertagebau und geologische Naturgefahren angewendet.
LernzielKennenlernen und Anwenden der Grundlagen der Ingenieurgeologie in Lockergesteinen und Fels.
InhaltKlassifikation von Lockergesteinen, bodenmechanische Gesteinskennwerte und ihre Ermittlung. Spannungen, Setzungen und Grundbrüche in Lockergesteinen. Geotechnische Kennwerte von Diskontinuitäten und Störzonen und ihre Ermittlung. Massstabseffekte, Verhalten und Klassifikation von Festgesteinen. Natürliche Spannungen, Spannungsumlagerungen und Spannungsmessungen in Festgesteinen. Stabilität von Böschungen und in Locker- und Festgesteinen. Eigenschaften und mechanische Prozesse von Locker- und Festgesteinen im Untertagebau. Geologische Massenbewegungen.
SkriptKursunterlagen der Lerneinheit 651-3525-00 Ingenieurgeologie.
LiteraturEnglischsprachige Studierende erarbeiten die Kapitel 1-3 von Teil I des Buches “Geological Engineering” (Gonzalez de Vallejo & Ferrer 2011, CRC Press), ohne groundwater flow, consolidation time, geophysical methods, details of triaxial tests in soils and rocks, details of clay mineralogy.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesTeilnahme an allen Übungen von 651-3525-00L Ingenieurgeologie, Donnerstag 13-14 Uhr
Teilnahme an schriftlicher Prüfung von 651-3525-00L Ingenieurgeologie
651-4068-00LEngineering Geology Seminar Information 2 KP2SS. Löw, Q. Lei
KurzbeschreibungThe seminar includes external and internal lectures on ongoing research topics and the presentation and defence of own MSc thesis research results. In addition students have the opportunity to make new contacts with researchers and practitioners, and get an understanding of the international engineering geology community.
LernzielThe students get an insight into selected research & development topics in engineering geology, hydrogeology and geothermics. The students present and discuss their MSc thesis research results topic with a larger scientific audience.
InhaltThis seminar includes internal and guest lectures related to engineering geology and hydrogeology research topics and presentations of the MSc thesis project results. Students have to attend 8 guest lectures in total during semester 2 and/or 4 and present and defend their own research results in semester 4. They keep a record of the attended guest lectures (using a prepared confirmation sheet).
SkriptThe course offers guidelines how to orally present scientific results.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesCompleted and accepted research plan. Significant results of own MSc thesis work.
651-4070-00LLandslide Analysis Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 18.
5 KP3GS. Löw, J. Aaron
KurzbeschreibungThis course is about the analysis of landslide phenomena, mechanisms, stability and hazard mitigation. The course is focussed on case studies covering major landslide types in the Alps (rock fall, shallow soil slides, rock slides and topples, and deep seated landslides). The course makes use of a new blended e-learning environment and includes compulsory field trips to the study sites.
LernzielThe overall aim of the course is to prepare students for dealing with real-world landslide and slope stability problems. Students will gain knowledge and application experience in the field recognition, mapping and monitoring of landslides, the appropriate use of slope stability analysis methods, and the writing of landslide investigation reports. With this experience students may enter the professional workplace or research environment with modern skills and the confidence to tackle similar problems alone.
InhaltThe major types of landslides are introduced in face-to-face lectures. For every landslide type a case study is introduced which illustrates typical tasks and approaches of professionals working in the field of landslide hazard analysis and mitigation. All case studies include field visits focussing on geological conditions, morphological features, geotechnical properties and field measurements. In the lab we discuss appropriate geological and kinematic models, triggers, stability, failure processes and mitigation mechanisms. The results of the case studies are documented in reports which are the basis for the course evaluation.
SkriptThe course includes self study of landslide fundamentals supported by web-based e-learning materials, and audio-supported power-point-lectures. The case study analyses are supported by field handbooks, field data and analysis programs.
LiteraturSidle, R.C. & Ochiai H. 2006: Landslides, Processes, Prediction and Land use. AGU Books, Water Resources Monograph 18
Transportation Research Board 1996: Landslides, Investigation and Mitigation. Special Report 247. Turner A.K. & Schuster R.L. eds. National Academic Press Washington D.C.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesExcursions are an integral part of this course. The dates of the excursions are published on https://www.erdw.ethz.ch/studium/exkursionen-feldkurse.html
651-4072-00LEngineering Geology of Underground Excavations Information Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Number of participants limited to 18.
5 KP3GS. Löw, O. Moradian
KurzbeschreibungThis course deals with the geological activities related to underground excavations (field investigations, route selection, geological models and hazards, geotechnical properties, rock mass behavior, groundwater & environmental impacts). The course focuses on problem solving skills (trained in a Lötschberg Base Tunnel case study, including report writing).
LernzielIn this course the student shall become familiar with the most important tasks an engineering geologist has to carry out in the context of planning and building an underground excavation or tunnel. The student will learn how to integrate the knowledge gained during the fundamental and methods courses for the design of underground constructions in various project phases (including report writing).
InhaltMajor Tasks of Engineering Geologist in Underground Constructions, Project Phases and Logistic Constraints of Various Types Underground Constructions, Ground Behaviour in Underground Constructions (Rock and Soil), Groundwater and Environmental Impacts of Underground Constructions; Exploration Methods. Case Study Lötschberg Base Tunnel.
SkriptA script is available in the form of a few review publications.
LiteraturRichard Goodman 1993: Engineering Geology, Rock in Engineering Construction, John Whiley and Sons.
Evert Hoek 2007: Practical Rock Engineering, Course Notes, wwwhttp://www.rocscience.com/hoek/PracticalRockEngineering.asp
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe Lötschberg Case Study forms a key component of this integration course. Students will learn (1) how to carry out preliminary investigations related to tunnel design, (2) how to select the tunnel route, (3) how the describe the geotechnical and hydrogeological conditions, (4) how to qualitatively and quantitatively assess geological hazards, rock mass behavior and environmental impacts, and (5) how write geological, geotechnical and hydrogeological reports. A day field trip to the study area (March 15) and a tunneling site (May 19) is included in the course.
651-4276-00LAlpine Engineering Geological Excursions Information
Priority is given to D-ERDW students (Major in Engineering Geology). If space is available UZH Geography and Earth System Sciences students may attend this field course at full cost.

No registration through myStudies. The registration for excursions and field courses goes through Link only.
1 KP2PS. Löw, J. Aaron
KurzbeschreibungThis course includes 4 days of specialized engineering geologic excursions that are offered by the chair of engineering geology. Topics include visits to landslides and to ongoing construction and research sites (landslides, tunnels, hydropower systems, foundations, roads, waste disposal sites) in the Swiss and Italian Alps.
LernzielIncrease the amount of field exposure and field experience in alpine engineering geology.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesOnly new excursions can be selected, that have not been taken in previous study years, or that are not included as compulsory excursions in other selected courses.

Students registering for the course confirm having read and accepted the terms and conditions for excursions and field courses of D-ERDW
https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/erdw/department/dokumente/studium/exkursionen/AGB_ERDW_Exkursionen_en.pdf
669-0200-00LFrühjahrskurs: Charakterisierung und Baugrundverhalten von Fels und Lockergestein Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Nur für CAS in Angewandten Erdwissenschaften.
2 KP2GS. Löw, I. Anastasopoulos
Kurzbeschreibung
Lernziel
669-0201-00LProjektmodul: Baugeologie Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
Nur für CAS in Angewandten Erdwissenschaften.
2 KP1SS. Löw
Kurzbeschreibung
Lernziel
669-0301-00LProjektmodul: Geo-Risiken Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Nur für CAS in Angewandten Erdwissenschaften.
2 KP1SS. Wiemer, S. Löw, H. Willenberg
KurzbeschreibungIm Projektmodul zur Modulgruppe Geo-Risiken erstellen die Teilnehmenden in online-Kooperation ein gemeinsames Kursskript zu Frühjahrs- und Herbstkurs.
Lernziel