Marcel Frehner: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2016
|Name||PD Dr. Marcel Frehner|
ETH Zürich, NO E 3
|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 I|
Only 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
introduction to the Lambert projection
|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
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.