Erich Pimentel: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Dr. Erich Pimentel
Address
Institut für Geotechnik
ETH Zürich, HIL D 13.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 27 39
E-mailerich.pimentel@igt.baug.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.tunnel.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0317-00LTunnelling I3 credits2GG. Anagnostou, E. Pimentel
AbstractBasic aspects of design and analysis of underground structures. Conventional tunnel construction methods. Auxiliary measures (ground improvement and drainage, forepoling, face reinforcement). Numerical analysis methods.
ObjectiveBasic aspects of design and analysis of underground structures. Conventional tunnel construction methods. Auxiliary measures (ground improvement and drainage, forepoling, face reinforcement). Numerical analysis methods.
ContentNumerical analysis methods in tunnelling.
Conventional excavation methods (full face, top heading and bench, side drift method, ...)
Auxiliary measures:
- Injections
- Jet grouting
- Ground freezing
- Drainage
- Forepoling
- Face reinforcement
Lecture notesAutographieblätter
LiteratureEmpfehlungen
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
101-0329-00LTunnelling III4 credits2GG. Anagnostou, E. Pimentel, M. Ramoni
AbstractDeepen the knowledge on selected topics of underground construction as well as learning working out conceptual solutions of complex problems.
ObjectiveLecture: Deepen the knowledge on selected topics of underground construction.
Exercises: Conceptual solutions of complex problems.
ContentCaverns: Geometry, construction methods, support.
Shafts: Construction methods, support.
Urban tunnelling: Boundary conditions, system choice, alignement, design.
Field measurements: Principles, monitoring layout, applications, interpretation.
Cut and cover tunnels: Modelling, design.
Exercising conceptual solution of complex tunnelling problems based upon discussion of current tunnel cases with particularly demanding problems in small groups.
Lecture notesAutographieblätter
LiteratureEmpfehlungen
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: BSc course "Tunnelling", MSc courses "Tunnelling I" and "Tunnelling II".
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Decision-makingassessed
Problem-solvingassessed