# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Civil Engineering Bachelor | ||||||

First Year Compulsory Courses | ||||||

First Year Examinations In place of the German course 851-0703-03L Introduction to Law for Civil Engineering students can take the French course 851-0709-00L Droit civil. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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401-0241-00L | Analysis I | O | 7 credits | 5V + 2U | M. Akveld | |

Abstract | Mathematical tools for the engineer | |||||

Objective | Mathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems. Mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Basic mathematical knowledge for engineers. | |||||

Content | Complex numbers. Calculus for functions of one variable with applications. Simple Mathematical models in engineering. | |||||

Literature | Klaus Dürrschnabel, "Mathematik für Ingenieure - Eine Einführung mit Anwendungs- und Alltagsbeispielen", Springer; online verfügbar unter: Link Tilo Arens et al., "Mathematik", Springer; online verfügbar unter: Link Meike Akveld, "Analysis 1", vdf; Link Urs Stammbach, "Analysis I/II" (erhältlich im ETH Store); Link | |||||

401-0141-00L | Linear Algebra | O | 5 credits | 3V + 1U | M. Akka Ginosar | |

Abstract | Introduction to Linear Algebra | |||||

Objective | Basic knowledge of linear algebra as a tool for solving engineering problems. Understanding of abstract mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Together with Analysis we develop the basic mathematical knowledge for an engineer. | |||||

Content | Introduction and repetition of vector geometry, linear systems of equations, general vector spaces and linear mappings, bases, change of basis, matrices, determinants and traces, diagonalization, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonal transformations, scalar-product, Gram-Schmidt. Calculation with MATLAB will be introduced in the first exercise class. | |||||

Literature | K. Nipp, D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, VdF Hochschulverlag ETH G. Strang, Lineare Algebra, Springer | |||||

252-0845-00L | Computer Science I | O | 5 credits | 2V + 2U | H. Lehner, F. Friedrich Wicker | |

Abstract | The course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. | |||||

Objective | Basic understanding of programming concepts. Students will be able to write and read simple programs and to modify existing programs. | |||||

Content | Variablen, Typen, Kontrollanweisungen, Prozeduren und Funktionen, Scoping, Rekursion, dynamische Programmierung, vektorisierte Programmierung, Effizienz. Als Lernsprache wird Java eingesetzt. | |||||

Literature | Sprechen Sie Java? Hanspeter Mössenböck dpunkt.verlag | |||||

151-0501-00L | Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics | O | 5 credits | 3V + 2U | E. Mazza | |

Abstract | Basics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction | |||||

Objective | The understanding of the fundamentals of statics for engineers and their application in simple settings. | |||||

Content | Grundlagen: Lage eines materiellen Punktes; Geschwindigkeit; Kinematik starrer Körper, Translation, Rotation, Kreiselung, ebene Bewegung; Kräfte, Reaktionsprinzip, innere und äussere Kräfte, verteilte Flächen- und Raumkräfte; Leistung Statik: Aequivalenz und Reduktion von Kräftegruppen; Ruhe und Gleichgewicht, Hauptsatz der Statik; Lagerbindungen und Lagerkräfte, Lager bei Balkenträgern und Wellen, Vorgehen zur Ermittlung der Lagerkräfte; Parallele Kräfte und Schwerpunkt; Statik der Systeme, Behandlung mit Hauptsatz, mit Prinzip der virtuellen Leistungen, statisch unbestimmte Systeme; Statisch bestimmte Fachwerke, ideale Fachwerke, Pendelstützen, Knotengleichgewicht, räumliche Fachwerke; Reibung, Haftreibung, Gleitreibung, Gelenk und Lagerreibung, Rollreibung; Seilstatik; Beanspruchung in Stabträgern, Querkraft, Normalkraft, Biege- und Torsionsmoment | |||||

Lecture notes | Übungsblätter | |||||

Literature | Sayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Mazza E., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Springer | |||||

651-0032-00L | Geology and Petrography | O | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | K. Rauchenstein, M. O. Saar | |

Abstract | This course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts. The course consists of weekly lectures and bi-weekly exercises in groups. | |||||

Objective | This course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts. | |||||

Content | Geologie der Erde, Mineralien - Baustoffe der Gesteine, Gesteine und ihr Kreislauf, Magmatische Gesteine, Vulkane und ihre Gesteine, Verwitterung und Erosion, Sedimentgesteine, Metamorphe Gesteine, Historische Geologie, Strukturgeologie und Gesteinsverformung, Bergstürze und Rutschungen, Grundwasser, Flüsse, Wind und Gletscher, Prozesse im Erdinnern, Erdbeben und Rohstoffe. Kurze Einführung in die Geologie der Schweiz. Übungen zum Gesteinsbestimmen und Lesen von geologischen, tektonischen und geotechnischen Karten, einfache Konstruktionen. | |||||

Lecture notes | Weekly handouts of PPT slides via MyStudies | |||||

Literature | The course is based on Press & Siever book Dynamic Earth by Grotzinger et al., available to ETH students via Link | |||||

851-0703-03L | Private Construction Law Only for Civil Engineering BSc, Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MSc and UZH MNF Geographie/Erdsystemswissenschaften. | W | 2 credits | 2V | T. Ender, E. Rüegg | |

Abstract | This class introduces students to basic features of construction and real estate law. | |||||

Objective | Introduction to fundamental questions of construction and real estate law. | |||||

Content | Introduction (most important sources of construction and real estate law), SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) Design Engineering Services Contract, SIA-Norm 118 (SIA General Terms and Conditions for Construction Services), liability of designers/civil engineers, construction insurance, property law for civil engineers, sale of land, contaminated sites, statutory mortgage for contractors, public procurement, litigation in construction and real estate, the civil engineer as expert. | |||||

Lecture notes | There are 'Lecture Notes' (in German) for this course. | |||||

851-0709-00L | Introduction to Civil Law | W | 2 credits | 2V | H. Peter | |

Abstract | The course Private Law focuses on the Swiss Code of Obligations (contracts, torts) and on Property Law (ownership, mortgage and easements). In addition, the course will provide a short overview of Civil Procedure and Enforcement. | |||||

Objective | Enseignement des principes du droit, en particulier du droit privé. Introduction au droit. | |||||

Content | Le cours de droit civil porte notamment sur le droit des obligations (droit des contrats et responsabilité civile) et sur les droits réels (propriété, gages et servitudes). De plus, il est donné un bref aperçu du droit de la procédure et de l'exécution forcée. | |||||

Literature | Editions officielles récentes des lois fédérales, en langue française (Code civil et Code des obligations) ou italienne (Codice civile e Codice delle obbligazioni), disponibles auprès de la plupart des librairies. Sont indispensables: - le Code civil et le Code des obligations; Sont conseillés: - Nef, Urs Ch.: Le droit des obligations à l'usage des ingénieurs et des architectes, trad. Bovay, J., éd. Payot, Lausanne - Scyboz, G. et. Gilliéron, P.-R, éd.: Edition annotée du Code civil et du Code des obligations, Payot, Lausanne, et Helbing & Lichtenhahn, - Boillod, J.-P.: Manuel de droit, éd Slatkine, Genève - Biasio, G./Foglia, A.: Introduzione ai codici di diritto privato svizzero, ed. Giappichelli, Torino | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Remarques - Le cours de droit civil et le cours de droit public (2e sem.) sont l'équivalent des cours "Recht I" et "Recht II" en langue allemande et des exercices y relatifs. - Les examens peuvent se faire en français ou en italien. - Examen au 1er propédeutique; convient pour travail de semestre. - Con riassunti in italiano. E possibile sostenere l'esame in italiano. | |||||

Optional Colloquia | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

151-0501-02L | Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics (Colloquium) | Z | 0 credits | 1K | R. Hopf | |

Abstract | Basics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction | |||||

Objective | The understanding of the fundamentals of Statics for engineers and their application in simple settings. | |||||

Content | Basics: Position of a material point; velocity; kinematics of rigid bodies; translation, rotation, planar motion; forces, action-reaction principle, internal and external forces, distributed forces; mechanical power. Statics: equivalence and reduction of groups of forces; rest and equilibrium; basic theorem of statics; kinematic and static boundary conditions, applications to supports and clamps of rods and beams; procedures for determination of forces at supports and clamps; parallel forces and centre of gravity; statics of systems, solution using basic theorem and using the principle of virtual power, statically indeterminate systems; statically determinate truss structures, ideal truss structures, nodal point equilibrium, methods for truss force determination; friction, static friction, sliding friction, friction at joints and supports, rolling resistance; forces in cables; beam loading, force and moment vector. | |||||

Lecture notes | Übungsblätter | |||||

Literature | Sayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Teubner | |||||

Compulsory Courses 3. Semester | ||||||

Examination Block 1 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

401-0243-00L | Analysis III | O | 3 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Akka Ginosar | |

Abstract | We will model and solve scientific problems with partial differential equations. Differential equations which are important in applications will be classified and solved. Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic differential equations will be treated. The following mathematical tools will be introduced: Laplace and Fourier transforms, Fourier series, separation of variables, methods of characteristics. | |||||

Objective | Learning to model scientific problems using partial differential equations and developing a good command of the mathematical methods that can be applied to them. Knowing the formulation of important problems in science and engineering with a view toward civil engineering (when possible). Understanding the properties of the different types of partial differential equations arising in science and in engineering. | |||||

Content | Classification of partial differential equations Study of the Heat equation general diffusion/parabolic problems using the following tools: * Separation of variables * Fourier series * Fourier transform * Laplace transform Study of the wave equation and general hyperbolic problems using similar tools and the method of characteristics. Study of the Laplace equation and general elliptic problems using similar tools and generalizations of Fourier series. Application of Laplace transform for beam theory will be discussed. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes will be provided. | |||||

Literature | The course material is taken from the following sources: Stanley J. Farlow - Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers G. Felder: Partielle Differenzialgleichungen. Link | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Analysis I and II. In particular, knowing how to solve ordinary differential equations is an important prerequisite. | |||||

402-0023-01L | Physics | O | 7 credits | 5V + 2U | S. Johnson | |

Abstract | This course gives an overview of important concepts in classical dynamics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, quantum physics, atomic physics, and special relativity. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating key phenomena using experiments, and in making connections between basic research and applications. | |||||

Objective | The goal of this course is to make students able to explain and apply the basic principles and methodology of physics to problems of interest in modern science and engineering. An important component of this is learning how to solve new, complex problems by breaking them down into parts and applying simplifications. A secondary goal is to provide to students an overview of important subjects in both classical and modern physics. | |||||

Content | Oscillations and waves in matter Thermodynamics (temperature, heat, equations of state, laws of thermodynamics, entropy, transport) Electromagnetism (electrostatics, magnetostatics, circuits, Maxwell's Equations, electromagnetic waves, induction, electromagnetic properties of materials) Overview of quantum and atomic physics Introduction to special relativity | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes and exercise sheets will be distributed via Moodle | |||||

Literature | P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York | |||||

101-0203-01L | Hydraulics I | O | 5 credits | 3V + 1U | R. Stocker | |

Abstract | The course teaches the basics of hydromechanics, relevant for civil and environemental engineers. | |||||

Objective | Familiarization with the basics of hydromechanics of steady state flows | |||||

Content | Properties of water, hydrostatics, stability of floating bodies, continuity, Euler equation of motion, Navier-Stokes equations, similarity, Bernoulli principle, momentum equation for finite volumes, potential flows, ideal fluids vs. real fluids, boundary layer, pipe flow, open channel flow, flow measurements, demonstration experiments in the lecture hall | |||||

Lecture notes | Script and collection of previous problems | |||||

Literature | Bollrich, Technische Hydromechanik 1, Verlag Bauwesen, Berlin | |||||

151-0503-00L | Dynamics | O | 6 credits | 4V + 2U | D. Kochmann, P. Tiso | |

Abstract | Dynamics of particles and rigid bodies: Motion of a single particle, motion of systems of particles, 2D and 3D motion of rigid bodies, vibrations | |||||

Objective | This course provides Bachelor students of mechanical and civil engineering with fundamental knowledge of kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems. By studying the motion of a single particle, of systems of particles and of rigid bodies, we introduce essential concepts such as work and energy, equations of motion, and forces and torques. Further topics include stability of equilibria and vibrations. Examples presented in the lectures and weekly exercise lessons help students learn basic techniques that are necessary for advanced courses and work on engineering applications. | |||||

Content | 1. Motion of a single particle: kinematics (trajectory, velocity, acceleration), forces and torques, active and reaction forces, balance of linear and angular momentum, work-energy balance, conservative systems, equations of motion. 2. Motion of systems of particles: internal and external forces, balance of linear and angular momentum, work-energy balance, rigid systems of particles, particle collisions. 3. Motion of rigid bodies in 2D and 3D: kinematics (angular velocity, velocity and acceleration transfer, instantaneous center and axis of rotation), balance of linear and angular momentum, work-energy balance, angular momentum transport, inertial vs. moving reference frames, apparent forces, Euler's equations. 4. Vibrations: Lagrange equations, single-DOF oscillations (natural frequency, free-, damped-, and forced response), multi-DOF oscillations (natural frequencies, eigenmodes, free-, damped-, and forced response), examples of vibrations in deformable bodies. | |||||

Lecture notes | Typed course material will be available. Students are responsible for preparing their own notes in class. | |||||

Literature | Typed course material will be available | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Please log in to moodle ( Link ), search for "Dynamics", and join the course there. All exercises sheets and the typed lecture material will be uploaded there. | |||||

Examination Block 2 In place of the German course 851-0703-01 Grundzüge des Rechts für Bauwissenschaften students can take the French course 851-0709-00 Droit civil. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

101-0113-00L | Theory of Structures I Only for Civil Engineering BSc. | O | 5 credits | 3V + 2U | B. Sudret | |

Abstract | Introduction to structural mechanics, statically determinate beams and frame structures, trusses, stresses and deformations, statically indeterminate beams and frame structures (force method) | |||||

Objective | - Understanding the response of elastic beam and frame structures - Ability to correctly apply the equilibrium conditions - Understanding the basics of continuum mechanics - Computation of stresses and deformations of elastic structures - Ability to apply the force (flexibility) method for statically indeterminate structures | |||||

Content | - Equilibrium, reactions, static determinacy - Internal forces (normal and shear forces, moments) - Arches and cables - Elastic trusses - Influence lines - Basics of continuum mechanics - Stresses in elastic beams - Deformations in Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beams - Energy theorems - Statically indeterminate systems (Force method) | |||||

Lecture notes | Bruno Sudret, "Einführung in die Baustatik" (2018) Additional course material will be available on the web page: Link | |||||

Literature | Peter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp. | |||||

Compulsory Courses 5. Semester | ||||||

Examination Block 3 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

101-0315-00L | Geotechnical Engineering | O | 5 credits | 4G | A. Puzrin | |

Abstract | The course explores the fundamental principles of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, with the following objectives: - Recognition of the basic consequences of the ground construction; - Understanding of the important fundamental concepts of Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering; - Independent analysis of the basic geotechnical problems. | |||||

Objective | The course explores the fundamental principles of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, with the following objectives: - Recognition of the basic consequences of the ground construction; - Understanding of the important fundamental concepts of Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering; - Independent analysis of the basic geotechnical problems. | |||||

Content | Overview of stability problems; Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations; Soil-foundation interaction; Analysis and design of shallow and deep fondations; Earth pressure on retaining structures; Analysis and design of retaining walls; Excavations: dewatering, analysis and design; Soil improvement; Safety considerations. | |||||

Lecture notes | Examples Exercises | |||||

Literature | Lang, H.-J.; Huder, J.; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch, 9. Auflage, 2010 ( für eingeschriebene Studierende Ermässigung in Poly Buchhandlung)) | |||||

101-0135-01L | Steel Structures II | O | 4 credits | 4G | R. Bärtschi | |

Abstract | Theoretical basic knowledge and detailing of plate girders, trusses and composite beams and columns. Local load introduction, design structural analysis stability and detailing of buildings. A global approach including aspects of structural safety, architecture, use and durability is given. The course includes practical examples and exercises done by the students to enhance their knowledge. | |||||

Objective | Students know the theoretical basis and the detailing of strutural steel elements. They understand how to cope with local load introduction and redirection. They know the basics of design, detailing and dimensioning of steel structures for buildings, respecting aspects of safety, architecture, use, durability and flexibility etc. After having attended Steel structures I and II students are able to design, detail and dimension the structure of common steel buildings. | |||||

Content | Basics of dimensioning of plate girders, trusses and composite beams and columns (structural modeling, detailing and selection of material). Load introduction and redirection, detailing). Design, detailing and dimensioning of steel and steel concrete composite structures including roof and façades. Interaction of different building elements including bracing and global stability of steel structures) | |||||

Lecture notes | Autography on plate girders, trusses, load introduction and redirection, steel concrete composite elements. Copies of presentations. | |||||

Literature | Dubas, P.; Gehri, E.: Stahlhochbau, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1988 - Hirt M., Crisinel M.: Charpantes Métalliques, Presses Poly- techniques et Universitaires Romands, Lausanne, 2001 - Stahlbaukalender, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The content of steel structures I is a prerequisite | |||||

101-0415-01L | Public Transport and Railways | O | 3 credits | 2G | A. Nash, H. Orth, S. Schranil | |

Abstract | Fundamentals of public and collective transport, in its different forms. Categorization of performance dimensions of public transport systems, and their implications to their design and operations. | |||||

Objective | Teaches the basic principles of public transport network and topology design, to understand the main characteristics and differences of public transport networks, based on buses, railways, or other technologies. Teaches students to recognize the interactions between the infrastructure design and the production processes, and various performance criteria based on various perspective and stakeholders. At the end of this course, students can critically analyze existing networks of public transport, their design and use; consider and substantiate different choices of technologies to suitable cases; optimize the use of resources in public transport. | |||||

Content | Fundamentals: Infrastructures and vehicle technologies of public transport systems; interaction between track and vehicles; passengers and goods as infrastructure users; management and financing of networks. Infrastructure: Planning processes and decision levels in network development and infrastructure planning, planning of topologies; tracks and roadways, station infrastructures; Fundamentals of the infrastructure design for lines; track geometries; switches and crossings Vehicles: Classification, design and suitability for different goals Network design: design dilemmas, conceptual models for passenger transport on long distance, urban regional transport. Operations: Passenger/Supply requirements for line operations; timetabling, measures of realized operations, capacity | |||||

Lecture notes | Slides, in English, are made available some days before each lecture. | |||||

Literature | Reference material books are provided in German and English (list disseminated at lecture), plus Skript Bahninfrastruktur; System- und Netzplanung | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | No remarks. | |||||

101-0031-01L | Systems Engineering | O | 4 credits | 4G | B. T. Adey, C. Kielhauser | |

Abstract | An introduction to system development, analysis and optimization, and decision making, with focus on linear programming, networks, formal decision methods and economic analysis. | |||||

Objective | - to gain compentency in methods used to plan and analyse systems - to gain the ability to formulate, analyse and solve complex problems - to gain compentency in the methods used for the evaluation of multiple solutions | |||||

Content | - Introduction - System development - System analysis - Networks - Decision theory - Economic analysis - Cost-benefit analysis | |||||

Lecture notes | Script and transparencies as well as additional material via Moodle. The transparencies will be provided via Moodle two days before the respective class. | |||||

102-0293-00L | Hydrology | O | 3 credits | 2G | P. Burlando | |

Abstract | The course introduces the students to engineering hydrology. It covers first physical hydrology, that is the description and the measurement of hydrological processes (precipitation, interception, evapotranspiration, runoff, erosion, and snow), and it introduces then the basic mathematical models of the single processes and of the rainfall-runoff transformation, thereby including flood analysis. | |||||

Objective | Know the main features of engineering hydrology. Apply methods to estimate hydrological variables for dimensioning hydraulic structures and managing water ressources. | |||||

Content | The hydrological cycle: global water resources, water balance, space and time scales of hydrological processes. Precipitation: mechanisms of precipitation formation, precipitation measurements, variability of precipitation in space and time, precipitation regimes, point/basin precipitation, isohyetal method, Thiessen polygons, storm rainfall, design hyetograph. Interception: measurement and estimation. Evaporation and evapotranspiration: processes, measurement and estimation, potential and actual evapotranspiration, energy balance method, empirical methods. Infiltration: measurement, Horton’s equation, empirical and conceptual models, phi-index and percentage method, SCS-CN method. Surface runoff and subsurface flow: Hortonian and Dunnian surface runoff, streamflow measurement, streamflow regimes, annual hydrograph, flood hydrograph analysis – baseflow separation, flow duration curve. Basin characteristics: morphology, topographic and phreatic divide, hypsometric curve, slope, drainage density. Rainfall-runoff models (R-R): rationale, linear model of rainfall-runoff transformation, concept of the instantaneous unit hydrograph (IUH), linear reservoir, Nash model. Flood estimation methods: flood frequency analysis, deterministic methods, probabilistic methods (e.g. statistical regionalisation, indirect R-R methods for flood estimation, rational method). Erosion and sediment transport: watershed scale erosion, soil erosion by water, estimation of surface erosion, sediment transport. Snow (and ice) hydrology: snow characteristic variables and measurements, estimation of snowmelt processes by the energy budget equation and conceptual melt models (temperature index method and degree-day method), snowmelt runoff. | |||||

Lecture notes | The lecture notes as well as the lecture presentations and handouts may be downloaded from the website of the Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management. | |||||

Literature | Chow, V.T., Maidment, D.R. and Mays, L.W. (1988). Applied Hydrology, New York, McGraw-Hill. Dingman, S.L. (2002). Physical Hydrology, 2nd ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall. Dyck, S. und Peschke, G. (1995). Grundlagen der Hydrologie, 3. Aufl., Berlin, Verlag für Bauwesen. Maidment, D.R. (1993). Handbook of Hydrology, New York, McGraw-Hill. Maniak, U. (1997). Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft, eine Einführung für Ingenieure, Springer, Berlin. Manning, J.C. (1997). Applied Principles of Hydrology, 3rd ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of statistics is a prerequisite. The required theoretical background, which is needed for understanding part of the lectures and performing part of the assignments, may be summarised as follows: Elementary data processing: hydrological measurements and data, data visualisation (graphical representation and numerical parameters). Frequency analysis: hydrological data as random variables, return period, frequency factor, probability paper, probability distribution fitting, parametric and non-parametric tests, parameter estimation. | |||||

Examination Block 4 | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

101-0125-00L | Structural Concrete I | O | 5 credits | 4G | W. Kaufmann | |

Abstract | Contents: Introduction, historical development of structural concrete, materials and material behaviour (cement, concrete, reinforcing steel, prestressing steel), linear members (axial force, flexure and axial force, compression members and columns, shear, bending and shear, torsion and combined actions), strut-and-tie models and simple stress fields, detailing, basic aspects of membrane elements. | |||||

Objective | Knowledge of the materials concrete and reinforcing steel and understanding their interaction; Understanding the response of typical structural members; Knowledge of elementary models and ability to apply them to practical problems; Ability to correctly dimension and detail simple structures. | |||||

Content | Introduction, historical development of structural concrete, materials and material behaviour (cement, concrete, reinforcing steel, prestressing steel), linear members (axial force, flexure and axial force, compression members and columns, shear, bending and shear, torsion and combined actions), strut-and-tie models and simple stress fields, detailing. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes see Link | |||||

Literature | - SIA Codes 260 (Basis of structural 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 / Notice | Prerequisites: "Theory of Structures I" and "Theory of Structures II". | |||||

Additional Compulsory Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |

101-0007-01L | Project Work Conceptual Design | O | 3 credits | 3S | T. Vogel | |

Abstract | A structure to be designed serves as a mean to practice the holistic approach of conceptual design by working in parallel and iteratively on different levels of detailing. Both, requirements and scope of action, are identified by the students and serve as basis for a solution. The task group organizes itself to solve complex tasks. | |||||

Objective | The project work conceptual design conveys a first insight into the holistic approach to cope with typical tasks of civil engineering and introduces professional techniques of civil engineering to students. A further aim is to consolidate the knowledge gained so far in bachelor courses, to link different domains and to fill gaps with respect to work techniques. The students analyse the inventory, formulate design requirements and boundary conditions, elaborate approaches and proposals for solutions, dimension some exemplary structural elements, practise detailing and document their work by different media. | |||||

Content | Topics: Analysis of the inventory, layout of posters, basics of graphic representation, service criteria agreement and basis of design, structural design and modelling, preliminary dimensioning, technical drawing and model making, materialisation and detailing, literature research and scientific referencing. Methodology: Excursion with mission, lectures, autonomous work, poster session, role playing, workshop, exemplary plenary review. Deliveries: Poster, sketches, service criteria agreement and basis of design, static calculations, plans, models. | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes. | |||||

Literature | Codes SIA 260, 261, 400 |

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