Dieter Rickenmann: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2017

Name Dr. Dieter Rickenmann
Address
Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf ZH
SWITZERLAND
Telephone044 739 24 29
E-maildrickenmann@ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipLecturer

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
101-1250-00LManagement of Hillslope and Channel Processes
Remark: Until FS16 701-1806-00 Management of Hillslope and Channel Processes. No re-enrolment allowed for students having already enroled to former course.
3 credits2VD. Rickenmann
AbstractHydromechanics, soil mechanics and dynamics of torrent and hillslope processes. Interactions between torrents and adjacent slopes. Technical and bioengineering stabilisation methods. Hazard analysis and general aspects of torrent catchments. Limits of protective measures. Inspection and maintenance of protection systems.
ObjectiveZiel
To recognise and understand channel and hillslope processes and their interactions. To learn about methods of hazard analysis and of technical and bioengineering protection measures and their assessment. Determination of critical loads and design of protective structures. Assessment of spatial and future developments with and without protective measures.
ContentInhalt
Hydromechanics, soil mechanics and dynamics of torrents and hillslopes. Interactions between torrents and adjacent slopes. Technical and bioengineering stabilisation methods. Hazard analysis and general aspects of torrent catchments. Safety analysis and design of protective structures. Limits of protective measures. Inspection and maintenance of technical and bioengineering systems.
Lecture notessee "Literatur"
LiteratureLiteratur
- Böll, A. (1997): Wildbach- und Hangverbau, Berichte der Eidgenössischen Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft, Nr. 343, 123p.
- Rickenmann, D. (2014): Methoden zur quantitativen Beurteilung von Gerinneprozessen in Wildbächen. WSL Berichte, Nr. 9, 105p. (www.wsl.ch/publikationen/pdf/13549.pdf)
- Rickenmann, D. (2016): Methods for the quantitative assessment of channel processes in torrents (steep streams). IAHR monograph, CRC Press, ISBN: 978-1-4987-7662-2. (NEBIS: Online-Ressource)
Prerequisites / NoticeBesonderes
Requirements:
- Essentials of Construction Analysis
- Hydraulics
- Geology and Petrography
- Soil Physics
- Soil Mechanics and Geotechnics