David Kammer: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. David Kammer
Name variantsDavid S. Kammer
FieldComputational Mechanics of Building Materials
Institut für Baustoffe (IfB)
ETH Zürich, HIF E 89.1
Laura-Hezner-Weg 7
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 07 36
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipAssistant Professor (Tenure Track)

101-0617-00LMaterials IV Information 3 credits2GD. Kammer, I. Burgert, R. J. Flatt, F. Wittel
AbstractThis lecture is focused on current issues of materials research from various fields. It provides an overview on various directions of research on civil engineering materials and is intended to simplify the further choice of courses.
ObjectiveBased on the bachelor courses „Materials I-III“, current, fundamental, and important issues of specific building materials are addressed. Next to aspects of material production, usage and properties, their interaction with the environment e.g. by durability and environmental impact are addressed. This course is intended to simplify the further selection of courses.
ContentThe lecture is segmented into 12 important problems, namely:
1. Materials, Structures, and Sustainability
2. Wave propagation
3. Fracture mechanics
4. Plasticity
5. Cyclic failure (Fatigue)
6. Size effects in materials (concrete)
7. Granular matter: (DEM)
8. Wood: from the tree to the beam (multi scale approaches)
9. Rheology
10. Foam (e.g. polymers)
11. Gluing and coating (surfaces)
12. Biomimetics in Constructions
Lecture notesdownload from www.ifb.ethz.ch/education
Literaturedownload from www.ifb.ethz.ch/education
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture will be given in english.