Georg Kocur: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2021

Name Dr. Georg Kocur
Inst. f. Baustatik u. Konstruktion
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
ETH Zürich, HIL E 33.2
8093 Zürich
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

101-0129-00LNon Destructive Evaluation & Rehabilitation of Existing Structures3 credits2GE. Chatzi, B. Herraiz Gómez, G. Kocur
AbstractIntroduction to non destructive evaluation tools and quantitative structural analyses and verifications for condition assessment of existing structures and subsequent decisions on their rehabilitation.
ObjectiveThe goal is for students to familiarize themselves with the handling of assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures from the perspective of a consulting engineer, following a systematic approach as described in current codes and to further learn how to use new non destructive evaluation technologies.
ContentThis course is organized in two main pillars. The first pillar describes the technologies that are available for non destructive evaluation of structures and delves into description of the principle of operation of such methods (e.g. wave propagation, acoustic emission analysis, tomography). The second pillar, overviews the current implementation of condition assessment processes in codes and standards. Complementary to the topic of structural evaluation, the topic of interventions, rehabilitation and retrofitting of existing structures for different construction materials is next addressed.
Lecture notesLecture notes
LiteratureJ. D. Achenbach, Wave propagation in elastic solids, North-Holland Publishing Company, 425p, 1973
J. L. Rose, Ultrasonic Guided Waves in Solid Media, Cambridge University Press, 506p, 2014
N. Ida and N. Meyendorf, Handbook of Advanced Nondestructive Evaluation, Springer, 1617p, 2019
Swiss Standards SIA 269, 269/1 to 269/7
SIA-Document D 0239 « Existing Structures – Introduction » (in German/French)
SIA-Document D 0239 « Existing Structures – Consolidation and Practice » (in German/French)
A. Costa, A. Arêde, H. Varum, Strengthening and Retrofitting of Existing Structures, Springer, 339p, 2018
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Media and Digital Technologiesassessed
Project Managementfostered
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Customer Orientationassessed
Leadership and Responsibilityassessed
Self-presentation and Social Influence assessed
Sensitivity to Diversityfostered
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityassessed
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed
Integrity and Work Ethicsassessed
Self-awareness and Self-reflection fostered
Self-direction and Self-management fostered