Walter Kaufmann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020

Award: The Golden Owl
Name Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann
Name variantsWalter Kaufmann
Walter Hans Jakob Kaufmann
FieldStructural Engineering
Address
Inst. f. Baustatik u. Konstruktion
ETH Zürich, HIL E 42.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 75 29
E-mailkaufmann@ibk.baug.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.kaufmann.ibk.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0126-01LStructural Concrete II Information 5 credits5GW. Kaufmann
AbstractContents:
Prestressed concrete (introduction, prestressing systems, load-deformation response, detailing, girders, slabs), plates (introduction, yield criteria, equilibrium solutions, yield-line analysis, shear and punching, serviceability).
ObjectiveUnderstanding the response of slabs;
Knowing the principle and the techniques of prestressing;
Ability to correctly dimension and detail typical building structures.
ContentContents: Prestressed concrete (introduction, prestressing systems, load-deformation response, detailing, girders, slabs), plates (introduction, yield criteria, equilibrium solutions, yield-line analysis, shear and punching, serviceability).
Lecture notesScript and handouts available at:
https://concrete.ethz.ch/sbe-ii/
Literature- SIA Codes 260 (Basis of structual design), 261 (Actions on structures) and 262 (concrete structures).
- "Ingenieur-Betonbau", vdf Hochschulverlag, Zurich, 2005, 225 pp.
- Peter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: "Theory of Structures I", "Theory of Structures II", "Structural Concrete I".
101-0138-00LBridge Design6 credits4GW. Kaufmann
AbstractThis course presents the fundamentals of bridge design. It covers the entire range from conceptual design to construction, encompassing all relevant building materials. The focus lies on the structural behaviour today’s most important bridge typologies and their suitability for certain boundary conditions, the dimensioning of the main structural elements as well as construction methods.
ObjectiveAfter successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Define the main bridge design parameters and identify constraints and boundary conditions
- Explain the structural behaviour and peculiarities of today’s most important bridge typologies
- Explain the main elements of bridges and their structural behaviour
- Define the relevant actions on bridges
- Dimension a standard bridge (pre-dimensioning by hand; dimensioning using computer-aided tools)
- Explain the most relevant bridge construction and erection methods
- Select an appropriate typology and conceive a convincing bridge for a site with its specific boundary conditions
ContentThe course is built up as follows:
Introduction
Conceptual design
Girder and slab bridges (including common aspects of all typologies)
Frame and strut-frame bridges
Arch bridges
Cable-stayed bridges
Suspension and stress-ribbon bridges
Control and monitoring
Summary
Lecture notesLecture notes
LiteratureMenn C. Prestressed Concrete Bridges. Basel: Birkhäuser Basel; 1990. doi:10.1007/978-3-0348-9131-8.
101-1187-00LColloquium "Structural Engineering"0 credits2KB. Stojadinovic, E. Chatzi, A. Frangi, W. Kaufmann, B. Sudret, A. Taras, T. Vogel
AbstractProfessors from national and international universities, technical experts from private industry as well as research associates of the Institute of Structural Engineering (IBK) are invited to present recent research results and specific projects. The colloquium is addressed to students, academics as well as practicing engineers.
ObjectiveBecome acquainted with recent research results in structural engineering.