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Walter Kaufmann: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Walter Kaufmann
FieldStructural Engineering
Address
Inst. f. Baustatik u. Konstruktion
ETH Zürich, HIL E 42.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Award: The Golden Owl
Telephone+41 44 633 75 29
E-mailkaufmann@ibk.baug.ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.kaufmann.ibk.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-0125-00LStructural Concrete I Information 5 credits4GW. Kaufmann
AbstractContents: 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.
ObjectiveKnowing the materials concrete and reinforcing steel and understanding their interaction;
Understanding the response of typical structual members;
Knowing elementary models and ability to apply them to practical problems;
Ability to correctly dimension and detail simple structures.
ContentIntroduction, 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 notesLecture notes see http://www.kaufmann.ibk.ethz.ch/en/education/bachelor/structural-concrete-i-ii.html
Literature- SIA Codes 260 (Basis of structual 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 / NoticePrerequisites: "Theory of Structures I" and "Theory of Structures II".
101-0127-00LStructural Concrete III Information 3 credits2GW. Kaufmann
AbstractThis course supplements the courses Structural Concrete I and II regarding the analysis and dimensioning of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. It focuses on lower bound and upper bound limit analysis methods for girders, discs and shells, particularly regarding their applicability to the safety assessment of existing structures.
ObjectiveEnhancement of the understanding of the load-deformation reponse of reinforced and prestressed concrete; refined knowledge of models and ability to apply them to general problems, particularly regarding the structural safety assessment of existing structures; awareness of the limits of applicability of limit analysis methods and ability to check their applicability.
ContentFundamentals (structural analysis, theorems of limit analysis, applicability of limit analysis methods); shear walls and girders (stress fields and truss models, failure mechanisms, deformation capacity, membrane elements with yield conditions and load-deformation behaviour); slabs (equilibrium solutions, yield conditions, failure mechanisms, shear in slabs); prestressed concrete for plate and shell structures; long term effects; complements (fire, watertight concrete structures).
Lecture notesLecture notes see http://www.kaufmann.ibk.ethz.ch/en/education/master/structural-concrete-iii.html
LiteratureMarti, P., Alvarez, M., Kaufmann, W. und Sigrist, V., "Tragverhalten von Stahlbeton", IBK Publikation SP-008, Sept. 1999, 301 pp.
Muttoni, A., Schwartz, J. und Thürlimann, B.,: "Bemessung von Betontragwerken mit Spannungsfeldern", Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel, 1997, 145 pp.
101-1187-00LColloquium in Structural Engineering0 credits2KB. Stojadinovic, E. Chatzi, M. Fontana, A. Frangi, W. Kaufmann, B. Sudret, T. Vogel
AbstractProfessors from national and international universities, technical experts from the industry as well as research associates of the institute of structural engineering (IBK) are invited to present recent research results and specific projects from the practice. This colloquium is adressed to members of universities, practicing engineers and interested persons in general.
ObjectiveLearn about recent research results in structural engineering.