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Civil Engineering Master Information
3. Semester
Major Courses
Major in Structural Engineering
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0119-00LStructural Masonry Information W3 credits2GN. Mojsilovic
AbstractKnowledge of the engineering properties of materials for masonry construction.
Technical understanding of the structural behaviour of load-bearing masonry structures subjected to in-plane forces and combined actions.
Develop a technical competence for design procedures for load-bearing masonry structures by means of exercises.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the engineering properties of materials for masonry construction.
Technical understanding of the structural behaviour of load-bearing masonry structures subjected to in-plane forces and combined actions.
Develop a technical competence for design procedures for load-bearing masonry structures by means of exercises.
ContentHistorical Development of Masonry Construction
Detailing and Execution
Construction Materials
Structural Behaviour and Modelling
Structural Analysis and Dimensioning
Reinforced Masonry
Seismic Behaviour
Lecture notesLecture notes
Literature"Mauerwerk", Zimmerli Bruno, Schwartz Joseph und Schwegler Gregor, Birkhäuser Verlag Basel, 1999
"Mauerwerk, Bemessungsbeispiele zur Norm SIA 266", SIA Dokumentation D0257, 2015
"Mauerwerk", Norm SIA 266, 2015
"Mauerwerk - Ergänzende Festlegungen", Norm SIA 266/1, 2015
Prerequisites / NoticeStructural Concrete III
101-0129-00LExisting StructuresW3 credits2GT. Vogel
AbstractTreatment of the topic primarily from the perspective of a consulting engineer dealing with a single object.
Elaboration of a systematic procedure for respective projects. Consolidation for concrete structures and extension to other construction methods.
Uncovering of interfaces between owners, architects, contractors and specialists.
ObjectiveTreatment of the topic primarily from the perspective of a consulting engineer dealing with a single object.
Elaboration of a systematic procedure for respective projects. Consolidation for concrete structures and extension to other construction methods.
Uncovering of interfaces between owners, architects, contractors and specialists.
ContentSystematics of existing structures, examination (condition survey, condition examination, recommendation of remedial measures), non-destructive testing methods, natural stone masonry, strengthening methods (esp. plate bonding)
Lecture notesLecture notes
LiteratureNormen SIA 269, 269/1 bis 269/6,
SIA-Dokumentationen D 0239 und D 0240 der Einführungskurse
101-0149-00LPlate and Shell StructuresW3 credits2GT. Vogel, S. Fricker
AbstractBasic load bearing behaviour of plate and shell structures
ObjectiveComprehension of basic load bearing behaviour of plate and shell structures; knowledge of typical applications of different materials, ability to reasonably interpret and check results of numerical calculations; establish access to technical literature.
ContentIn-plane loaded plates (cartesian and polar coordinates)
Kinematics of in-plane loaded plates
Folded plate structures
Thin plates with small deflections
Circular plates
Thin plates with large deflections
Geometry of curved surfaces
Shells (basics, membrane theory, bending theory, form finding)
Lecture notesAutographie "Flächentragwerke"
LiteratureEmpfohlen:
- Girkmann, K.: "Flächentragwerke", Springer-Verlag, Wien, 1963, 632 pp.
- Flügge, S.: "Stresses in Shells", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1967, 499 pp.
- Hake, E. ; Meskouris,K. : "Statik der Flächentragwerke", Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001
- Timoshenko, S.P.; Woinowsky-Krieger, S.: "Theory of Plates and Shells", McGraw-Hill, New-York, 1959, 580 pp.
101-0159-00LMethod of Finite Elements IIW3 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:
http://www.chatzi.ibk.ethz.ch/education/method-of-finite-elements-ii.html
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.
101-0169-00LTimber Structures II Restricted registration - show details
Prerequisite: Timber Structures I (101-0168-00L)
W3 credits2GA. Frangi, R. Jockwer, M. Klippel, R. Steiger
AbstractBasic knowledge of structural timber design including material behaviour especially anisotropy, moisture and long duration effects and their consideration in structural analysis and detailing. Design, detailing and structural analysis of timber roof structures, buildings and bridges.
ObjectiveComprehension and application of basic knowledge of structural timber design including material behaviour especially anisotropy, moisture and long duration effects and their consideration in structural analysis and detailing. Design, detailing and structural analysis of timber roof structures, buildings and bridges.
ContentField of application of timber structures; Timber as building material (wood structure, physical and mechanical properties of wood and wood-based products); Durability; Principles of design and dimensioning; Connections (dowels, nails, screws, glued connections); Timber components and assemblies (mechanically jointed beams, trusses); Design and detaling of timber roof structures, buildings and bridges.
Lecture notesAutography Timber Structures
Copies of lecture slides
LiteratureTimber design tables HBT 1, Lignum (2012)
Swiss Standard SIA 265 (2012)
Swiss Standard SIA 265/1 (2009)
Prerequisites / NoticeTimber Structures I
101-0189-00LSeismic Design of Structures IIW3 credits2GB. Stojadinovic
AbstractThe following advanced topics are covered: 1) behavior and non-linear response of structural systems under earthquake excitation; 2) seismic behavior and design of moment frame, braced frame, shear wall and masonry structures; 3) fundamentals of seismic isolation; and 4) assessment and retrofit of existing buildings. These topics are discussed in terms of performance-based seismic design.
ObjectiveAfter successfully completing this course the students will be able to:
1. Use the knowledge of nonlinear dynamic response of structures to interpret the design code provisions and apply them in seismic design structural systems.
2. Explain the seismic behavior of moment frame, braced frame and shear wall structural systems and successfully design such systems to achieve the performance objectives stipulated by the design codes.
3. Determine the performance of structures under earthquake loading using modern performance assessment methods and analysis tools.
ContentThis course completes the series of two courses on seismic design of structures at ETHZ. Building on the material covered in Seismic Design of Structures I, the following advanced topics will be covered in this course: 1) behavior and non-linear response of structural systems under earthquake excitation; 2) seismic behavior and design of moment frame, braced frame and shear wall structures; 3) fundamentals of seismic isolation; and 4) assessment and retrofit of existing buildings. These topics will be discussed from the standpoint of performance-based design.
Lecture notesThe electronic copies of the learning material will be uploaded to ILIAS and available through myStudies. The learning material includes the lecture presentations, additional reading, and exercise problems and solutions.
LiteratureEarthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-Based Engineering, Yousef Borzorgnia and Vitelmo Bertero, Eds., CRC Press, 2004

Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 4th edition, Anil Chopra, Prentice Hall, 2014

Erdbebensicherung von Bauwerken, 2nd edition, Hugo Bachmann, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2002
Prerequisites / NoticeETH Seismic Design of Structures I course, or equivalent. Students are expected to understand the seismological nature of earthquakes, to characterize the ground motion excitation, to analyze the response of elastic single- and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems to earthquake excitation, to use the concept of response and design spectrum, to compute the equivalent seismic loads on simple structures, and to perform code-based seismic design of simple structures. Familiarity with structural analysis software, such as SAP2000, and general-purpose numerical analysis software, such as Matlab, is expected.
101-0179-00LProbabilistic Seismic Risk Analysis and Management for Civil Systems
Does not take place this semester.
W3 credits2GB. Stojadinovic, to be announced
AbstractAdvanced topics covered in this course are: 1) probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; 2) probabilistic seismic risk analysis; 3) seismic risk management using structural and financial engineering means; and, time permitting, 4) advanced topics in systemic probabilistic risk evaluation.
ObjectiveAfter successfully completing this course the students will be able to:

1. Gather the necessary data and conduct a probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for a site.
2. Gather the necessary data and conduct a probabilistic vulnerability analysis of a building or an element of a civil infrastructure system at a site.
3. Design structural and/or financial engineering solutions to mitigate the seismic risk at a site.
ContentThis course extends the series of two courses on seismic design of structures at ETHZ and introduces the topic of probabilistic seismic risk analysis and seismic risk management for the build environment and civil infrastructure systems. The following advanced topics will be covered in this course: 1) probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; 2) probabilistic seismic risk analysis; 3) seismic risk management using structural and financial engineering means; and, time permitting, 4) advanced topics in systemic probabilistic risk evaluation.
Lecture notesThe electronic copies of the learning material will be uploaded to ILIAS and available through myStudies. This will include the lecture notes, additional reading, and exercise problems and solutions. There is no textbook for this course.
LiteratureReading material:
- Jack R Benjamin, C. Allin Cornell (2014) Probability, Statistics, and Decision for Civil Engineers
- A. H-S. Ang (Author), W. H. Tang Probability Concepts in Engineering: Emphasis on Applications to Civil and Environmental Engineering
- P.E. Pinto, R. Giannini and P. Franchin (2004) Seismic reliability analysis of structures, IUSSPress. Pavia;
- McGuire, R.K. 2004. Seismic hazard and risk analysis: EERI Monograph MNO-10, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
- A Mc. Neil, R. Frey and P. Embrechts, Quantitative Risk Management, Concepts, Techniques and Tools, Princeton University Press, 2015
- R. Rees, A. Wambach, The Microeconomics of Insurance, Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics, Vol. 4, Mps. 1-2 (2008), pp. 1- 163, DOI: 10.1561/0700000023
- Earthquake Engineering: From Engineering Seismology to Performance-Based Engineering, Yousef Borzorgnia and Vitelmo Bertero, Eds., CRC Press, 2004
- Dynamics of Structures: Theory and Applications to Earthquake Engineering, 4th edition, Anil Chopra, Prentice Hall, 2012
- Erdbebensicherung von Bauwerken, 2nd edition, Hugo Bachmann, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2002

References:
-Norm SIA 261: Einwirkungen auf Tragwerke (Actions on Structures). Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architekten-Verein, Zürich, 2003

Software:
- Bispec: software for unidirectional and bidirectional dynamic time-history and spectral seismic analysis of a simple dynamic system. http://eqsols.com/Bispec.aspx
- SAP2000 v15.1: general-purpose 3D nonlinear structural analysis software. http://www.csiberkeley.com/sap2000
- OpenSees: Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, is an object-oriented, open- source software framework. http://opensees.berkeley.edu/
Prerequisites / NoticeETH Seismic Design of Structures I course (101-0188-00), or equivalent. Students are expected to understand the seismological nature of earthquakes, to characterize the ground motion excitation, to analyze the response of elastic single- and multiple-degree-of-freedom systems to earthquake excitation, to use the concept of response and design spectrum, to compute the equivalent seismic loads on simple structures, and to perform code-based seismic design of simple structures.
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