# Marcel Frehner: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016

Name | PD Dr. Marcel Frehner |

Field | Structural geology |

Address | Geologisches Institut ETH Zürich, NO E 3 Sonneggstrasse 5 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

marcel.frehner@erdw.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.marcelfrehner.ch |

Department | Earth Sciences |

Relationship | Privatdozent |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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651-1180-00L | Research Seminar Structural Geology and Tectonics | 0 credits | 1S | N. Mancktelow, J.‑P. Burg, M. Frehner | |

Abstract | A seminar series with both invited speakers from both inside and outside the ETH. | ||||

Objective | The seminar series provides an opportunity to convey the latest research results to students and staff. | ||||

Content | Informal seminars with both internal and external speakers on current topics in Structural Geology, Tectonics and Rock Physics. The current program is available at: http://www.geology.ethz.ch/sgt/seminar/sgt_seminar.htm | ||||

651-3321-00L | Interpretation of Geological Maps IOnly for Earth Sciences BSc (Programme Regulations 2010) and UZH Earth Sciences BSc, i.e. students in the third semester or higher. | 2 credits | 2P | M. Frehner | |

Abstract | Introduction to reading and construction of simple geologic maps. Construction of geological cross-sections. Introduction to Lambert projection and Schmidt net (i.e., stereoplots). This course is mainly a hands-on-training, where students solve exercises under supervision. | ||||

Objective | To improve the ability to understand geological structures in three dimensions and visualize them. Learn how to read and interpret geological maps, as well as drawing geological cross-sections. Learn the handling of the Schmidt net, so that students can later plot their own field data. | ||||

Content | strike lines, symbols true and apparent thickness of geological units true and apparent dip V-rule 3-Point-Problems unconformities faults introduction to the Lambert projection folds magmatic structures | ||||

Lecture notes | Exercises and instructions are handed out and are available online in Moodle. | ||||

Literature | Semester literature can be found in the ERDW-library. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is not a prerequisite, but nevertheless extremely helpful for the Terrainkurs II. | ||||

651-4003-00L | Numerical Modelling of Rock Deformation | 3 credits | 2G | M. Frehner | |

Abstract | Introduction to the programming software Matlab. Learning and understanding the continuum mechanics equations describing rock deformation. Mathematical equations describing rock rheology: elasticity + viscosity. Introduction to the finite-element method for modeling rock deformation in 2D. A small applied project-work at the end of the semester will be tailored to the student's interest. | ||||

Objective | At the end of this course, the students should be able to - Use Matlab for their future needs (e.g., for their MSc Thesis) - Understand the fundamental concept of the finite-element method - Apply the finite-element method to successfully work on a small project tailored to the student's interests. In addition, innovative methods will be applied to mark the performance in the course, which includes self-evaluation and peer-evaluation among the students. Therefore, some soft-skills will be required and trained as well, such as - honest self-evaluation and self-grading - providing honest feedback to a colleague in a tone that is acceptable - receiving feedback from a colleague without taking criticism personal - learning the procedure of scientific peer-evaluation | ||||

Content | Introduction to Matlab Continuum mechanics equations necessary to describe rock deformation Rheological equations: elasticity + viscous materials Introduction to the finite-element method (in 1D) Numerical integration + isoparametric elements Going to 2D finite elements Finite-element method for 2D elasticity Stress calculation + visualization Finite-element method for 2D viscous materials Heterogeneous media Final project-based work tailored to the student's interest. A substantial part of the lecture will take place in the computer-lab, where numerical finite element codes will be applied. The used software is Matlab. Students may bring their own laptop with a pre-installed copy of Matlab. | ||||

Lecture notes | The script is very diverse and ranges from PowerPoint-based pdf-files, to self-study tutorials. Also, the more theoretical and mathematical aspects will be explained on the black board without a proper script. All lecture-presentations, as well as the numerical codes, will be made available to the students online. | ||||

Literature | There is no mandatory literature. The following literature is recomended: Turcotte D.L. and Schubert G., 2002: Geodynamics, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-66624-4 Pollard D.D. and Fletcher R.C., 2005: Fundamentals of Structural Geology, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-83927-0 Ranalli G., 1995: Rheology of the Earth, Chapman & Hall, ISBN 0-412-54670-1 Smith I.M. and Griffiths D.V., 2004: Programming the Finite Element Method, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, ISBN 978-0-470-849-70-5 Zienkiewicz O.C. and Taylor R.L., 2000: The Finite Element Method - Volume 1: The Basis, Butterworth Heinemann, ISBN 0-7506-5049-4 | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | A good knowledge of linear algebra is expected. The used software is Matlab. So, knowledge of Matlab is advantageous. Students may bring their own laptop with a pre-installed copy of Matlab. |