Ulrich Alois Weidmann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2022

Name Prof. Dr. Ulrich Alois Weidmann
VP Infrastruktur
ETH Zürich, OCT F 11.1
Binzmühlestrasse 130
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 05 91
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

101-0419-01LRailway Infrastructures 12 credits2GU. A. Weidmann
AbstractIntroduction in rail infrastructures, interoperability and technical standards, network development, infrastructure planning, design of rail infrastructures, planning and design of railway stations, introduction to rail technology, innovation of the rail system, beginning commissioning of rail infrastructures, strategies for cost optimization, operational aspects of maintenance.
ObjectiveTeaches the basic principles of railway infrastructures, of network and infrastructure design, of the railway technology and aspects of infrastructure operation. Fundamentals for railway infrastructures 2.
Content(1) Fundamentals: Infrastructures of public transport systems; interaction between track and vehicles; passengers and goods as infrastructure users; management and financing of networks; railway standards and normes. (2) Infrastructure planning: Planning processes and decision levels; planning processes of governmental bodies and railway companies; layout of a line. (3) Infrastructure design: Topologies of passenger stations; rail freight facilities; workshops. (4) Infrastructure design: Geometric design, switches, clearance profile; Planning and design of the passenger parts of stations. (5) Rail technology: Track, power supply, safety systems, telecommunication systems. (6) Innovation: Fundamentals of innovation in rail systems; technological perspectives. (7) Commission of rail infrastructure: Definitions; processes; test methods; responsibilities. (8) Maintenance: Fundamentals of infrastructure maintenance; kinds of depreviations; supervision methods; steps of infrastructure maintenance; maintenance need; methods to minimize maintenance costs; operational aspects.
Lecture notesTextbook: Ulrich Weidmann: Bahninfrastrukturen - Planen, Entwerfen, Realisieren, Erhalten. vdf Hochschulverlag 2020. German.
Slides are made available.
LiteratureReferences to technical literature to be found in the textbook.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo remarks.
364-1058-00LRisk Center Seminar Series0 credits2SH. Schernberg, D. Basin, A. Bommier, D. N. Bresch, S. Brusoni, L.‑E. Cederman, P. Cheridito, F. Corman, H. Gersbach, C. Hölscher, K. Paterson, G. Sansavini, D. Sornette, B. Stojadinovic, B. Sudret, J. Teichmann, R. Wattenhofer, U. A. Weidmann, S. Wiemer, M. Zeilinger, R. Zenklusen
AbstractIn this series of seminars, invited speakers discuss various topics in the area of risk modelling, governance of complex socio-economic systems, managing risks and crises, and building resilience. Students, PhD students, post-docs, faculty and individuals outside ETH are welcome.
ObjectiveParticipants gain insights in a broad range of risk- and resilience-related topics. They expand their knowledge of the field and deepen their understanding of the complexity of our social, economic and engineered systems. For young researchers in particular, the seminars offer an opportunity to learn academic presentation skills and to network with an interdisciplinary scientific audience.
ContentAcademic presentations from ETH faculty as well as external researchers.
Each seminar is followed by a Q&A session and (when permitted) a networking Apéro.
Lecture notesThe sessions are recorded whenever possible and posted on the ETH Risk Center webpage. If available, presentation slides are shared as well.
LiteratureEach speaker will provide a literature review.
Prerequisites / NoticeIn most cases, a quantitative background is required. Depending on the topic, field-specific knowledge may be required.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesfostered
Techniques and Technologiesfostered
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesfostered
Media and Digital Technologiesfostered
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationfostered
Cooperation and Teamworkfostered
Customer Orientationfostered
Leadership and Responsibilityfostered
Self-presentation and Social Influence fostered
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingfostered
Critical Thinkingfostered
Integrity and Work Ethicsfostered
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered