Eleni Chatzi: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Eleni Chatzi
FieldStructural Mechanics and Monitoring
Inst. f. Baustatik u. Konstruktion
ETH Zürich, HIL E 33.3
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 633 67 55
Fax+41 44 633 10 64
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipAssociate Professor

101-0008-00LIdentification Methods for Structural Systems3 credits2GE. Chatzi, V. Ntertimanis
AbstractThis course will present methodologies for defining a structural system, and assessing its condition based on structural response data. This data is made available via measurements, which are nowadays available from low-cost and easily deployed sensor technologies. The course will explain how engineers may exploit technology for designing and maintaining a safe and resilient infrastructure.
ObjectiveThis course aims at providing a graduate level introduction into the modeling and identification of structural systems. The goal is to establish relationships governing the system behavior and to identify the characteristics (mechanical, geometrical properties) of the system itself, based on noisy or incomplete measurements of the structural response.

The course will include theory, as well as laboratory and actual-scale structural testing, thereby offering a well-rounded overview of the ways in which we may extract response data from structures.
ContentThe topics to be covered are :

- Fundamentals of vibrational analysis, signal processing and structural system representation

- Modal Testing, Operational Modal Analysis

- Parametric & Nonparametric Identification: Frequency Domain decomposition, Least Squares methods, ARMA models, Bayesian approaches.

- Heuristic methods: Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks.

The differences between linear and nonlinear system identification will also be addressed.

A comprehensive series of computer/lab exercises and in-class demonstrations will take place, providing a "hands-on" feel for the course topics.

The final grade will be obtained, either
- by 30% from the graded exercises and 70% from the written session examination, or
- by the written session examination exclusively.
The highest ranking of the above two options will be used, so that assignments are only used to strengthen the grade.
Lecture notesThe course script is composed by the lecture slides, which are available online and will be continuously updated throughout the duration of the course: http://www.chatzi.ibk.ethz.ch/education/identification-methods-for-structural-systems.html
LiteratureSuggested Reading:
T. Söderström and P. Stoica: System Identification, Prentice Hall International: http://user.it.uu.se/~ts/sysidbook.pdf
101-0159-00LMethod of Finite Elements II3 credits2GE. Chatzi, G. Abbiati, K. Agathos
AbstractBasic theoretical and procedural concepts of the method of finite elements (FE) for the analysis of
- Plasticity
- Large Displacement Problems
- Fracture Mechanics
- Nonlinear Dynamics
- Thermomechanics
ObjectiveThe class overviews advanced topics of the Method of Finite Elements, beyond linear elasticity. The concepts are introduced via theory, numerical examples, demonstrators and computer labs.

See the class webpage for more information:
Lecture notesHandouts, Course Script available on http://www.chatzi.ibk.ethz.ch/education/method-of-finite-elements-ii.html
LiteratureCourse Script available on http://www.chatzi.ibk.ethz.ch/education/method-of-finite-elements-ii.html

Useful (optional) Reading:
- Nonlinear Finite Elements of Continua and Structures, T. Belytschko, W.K. Liu, and B. Moran.
- Bathe, K.J., Finite Element Procedures, Prentice Hall, 1996.
- Crisfield, M.A., Remmers, J.J. and Verhoosel, C.V., 2012. Nonlinear finite element analysis of solids and structures. John Wiley & Sons.
- De Souza Neto, E.A., Peric, D. and Owen, D.R., 2011. Computational methods for plasticity: theory and applications. John Wiley & Sons.
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.