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Civil Engineering Bachelor Information
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2014)
Compulsory Courses 5. Semester
Examination Block 3
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0315-00LGeotechnical Engineering Information O5 credits4GA. Puzrin
AbstractThe course explores the fundamental principles of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, with the following objectives:
- Recognition of the basic consequences of the ground construction;
- Understanding of the important fundamental concepts of Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;
- Independent analysis of the basic geotechnical problems.
ObjectiveThe course explores the fundamental principles of Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, with the following objectives:
- Recognition of the basic consequences of the ground construction;
- Understanding of the important fundamental concepts of Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering;
- Independent analysis of the basic geotechnical problems.
ContentOverview of stability problems; Bearing capacity of shallow and deep foundations; Soil-foundation interaction; Analysis and design of shallow and deep fondations; Earth pressure on retaining structures; Analysis and design of retaining walls; Excavations: dewatering, analysis and design; Soil improvement; Safety considerations.
Lecture notesExamples
Exercises
LiteratureLang, H.-J.; Huder, J.; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch, 9. Auflage, 2010 ( für eingeschriebene Studierende Ermässigung in Poly Buchhandlung))
101-0135-01LSteel Structures IIO4 credits3GM. Fontana, R. Bärtschi
AbstractTheoretical basic knowledge and detailing of plate girders, trusses and composite beams and columns. Local load introduction, design structural analysis stability and detailing of buildings. A global approach including aspects of structural safety, architecture, use and durability is given. The course includes practical examples and exercises done by the students to enhance their knowledge.
ObjectiveStudents know the theoretical basis and the detailing of strutural steel elements. They understand how to cope with local load introduction and redirection. They know the basics of design, detailing and dimensioning of steel structures for buildings, respecting aspects of safety, architecture, use, durability and flexibility etc.

After having attended Steel structures I and II students are able to design, detail and dimension the structure of common steel buildings.
ContentBasics of dimensioning of plate girders, trusses and composite beams and columns (structural modeling, detailing and selection of material). Load introduction and redirection, detailing). Design, detailing and dimensioning of steel and steel concrete composite structures including roof and façades. Interaction of different building elements including bracing and global stability of steel structures)
Lecture notesAutography on plate girders, trusses, load introduction and redirection, steel concrete composite elements. Copies of presentations.
LiteratureDubas, P.; Gehri, E.: Stahlhochbau, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1988
- Hirt M., Crisinel M.: Charpantes Métalliques, Presses Poly-
techniques et Universitaires Romands, Lausanne, 2001
- Stahlbaukalender, Ernst & Sohn, Berlin
Prerequisites / NoticeThe content of steel structures I is a prerequisite
101-0415-01LRailway Infrastructures (Transportation II)O3 credits2GU. A. Weidmann
AbstractFundamentals of railroad technology and interactions between track and vehicles, network development and infrastructure planning, planning of rail infrastructure, planning and design of railway stations, construction and dimensioning of tracks, approval and beginning service on complex infrastructure facilities, special issues of maintenance.
ObjectiveTeaches the basic principles of public transport network and topology design, geometrical design, dimensioning and construction as well as the maintenance of rail infrastructures. Teaches students to recognize the interactions between the infrastructure design and the production processes. Provides the background for Masters degree study.
Content(1) Fundamentals: Infrastructures of public transport systems; interaction between track and vehicles; passengers and goods as infrastructure users; management and financing of networks; railway standards and normes. (2) Infrastructure planning: Planning processes and decision levels in network development and infrastructure planning, planning of railway tracks and rail topologies; planning of the passenger parts of stations. (3) Infrastructure design: Fundamentals of the layout of a line; track geometry; switchs and crossings; design of station platforms. (4) Construction of railway infrastructures: Assembly and evolution of the railway track; elements of the railway track; dimensioning of the track; track stability. (5) Approval and beginning service on complex infrastructure facilities: Definitions and limitations; fundamentals of the legal situation; test and approval processes; processes of putting railway systems into operation. (6) Maintenance of railway infrastructures: Fundamentals of infrastructure maintenance; kinds of depreviations; supervision methods; steps of infrastructure maintenance; estimation of maintenance need; methods to minimize maintenance costs.
Lecture notesCourse notes will be provided in German. Slides are made available some days before each lecture.
LiteratureReferences to technical literature will be included in the course script. An additional list of literature will be given during the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeNo remarks.
101-0031-01LSystems EngineeringO4 credits3GB. T. Adey, C. Richmond
AbstractAn introduction to system development, analysis and optimization, and decision making, with focus on linear programming, networks, formal decision methods and economic analysis.
Objective- to gain compentency in methods used to plan and analyse systems
- to gain the ability to formulate, analyse and solve complex problems
- to gain compentency in the methods used for the evaluation of multiple solutions
Content- Introduction
- System development
- System analysis
- Networks
- Decision theory
- Economic analysis
- Cost-benefit analysis
Lecture notesScript and transparencies as well as additional material via Moodle.
The transparencies will be provided via Moodle two days before the respective class.
102-0293-00LHydrology Information O3 credits2GP. Burlando
AbstractThe course introduces the students to engineering hydrology. It covers first physical hydrology, that is the description and the measurement of hydrological processes (precipitation, interception, evapotranspiration, runoff, erosion, snow), and it introduces then the basic mathematical models of the single processes and of the rainfall-runoff transformation, thereby including flood analysis.
ObjectiveKnow the main features of engineering hydrology. Apply methods to estimate hydrological variables for dimensioning hydraulic structures and managing water ressources.
ContentDer hydrologische Kreislauf: globale Wasserressourcen, Wasserbilanz, räumliche und zeitliche Dimension der hydrologischen Prozesse.

Niederschlag: Niederschlagsmechanismen, Regenmessung, räumliche/zeitliche Verteilung des Regens, Niederschlagsregime, Punktniederschlag/Gebietsniederschlag, Isohyeten, Thiessenpolygon, Extremniederschlag, Dimensionierungsniederschlag.

Interzeption: Messung und Schätzung.

Evaporation und Evapotranspiration: Prozesse, Messung und Schätzung, potentielle und effektive Evapotranspiration, Energiebilanzmethode, empirische Methode.

Infiltration: Messung, Horton-Gleichung, empirische und konzeptionelle Methoden, F-index und Prozentuale Methode, SCS-CN Methode.

Einzugsgebietscharakteristik: Morphologie der Einzugsgebiets, topografische und unterirdische Wasserscheide, hypsometrische Kurve, Gefälle, Dichte des Entwässerungsnetzes.

Oberflächlicher und oberflächennaher Abfluss: Hortonischer Oberflächenabfluss, gesättigter Oberflächenabfluss, Abflussmessung, hydrologische Regimes, Jahresganglinien, Abflussganglinie von Extremereignissen, Abtrennung des Basisabflusses, Direktabfluss, Schneeschmelze, Abflussregimes, Abflussdauerkurve.

Stoffabtrag und Stofftransport: Erosion im Einzugsgebiet, Bodenerosion durch Wasser, Berechnung der Bodenerosion, Grundlagen des Sedimenttransports.

Schnee und Eis: Scnheeeigenschaften und -messungen Schätzung des Scnheeschmelzprozesses durch die Energiebilanzmethode, Abfluss aus Schneeschmelze, Temperatur-Index- und Grad-Tag-Verfahren.

Niederschlag-Abfluss-Modelle (N-A): Grundlagen der N-A Modelle, Lineare Modelle und das Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph (IUH) Konzept, linearer Speicher, Nash Modell.

Hochwasserabschätzung: empirische Formeln, Hochwasserfrequenzanalyse, Regionalisierungtechniken,
indirekte Hochwasserabschätzung mit N-A Modellen, Rational Method.
Lecture notesEin internes Skript steht zur Verfügung (kostenpflichtig, nur Herstellungskosten)

Die Kopie der Folien zur Vorlesung können auf den Webseiten der Professur für Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft herunterladen werden
LiteratureChow, V.T., D.R. Maidment und L.W. Mays (1988) Applied Hydrology, New York u.a., McGraw-Hill.
Dingman, S.L., (1994) Physical Hydrology, 2nd ed., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall
Dyck, S. und G. Peschke (1995) Grundlagen der Hydrologie, 3. Aufl., Berlin, Verlag für Bauwesen.
Maniak, U. (1997) Hydrologie und Wasserwirtschaft, eine Einführung für Ingenieure, Springer, Berlin.
Manning, J.C. (1997) Applied Principles of Hydrology, 3. Aufl., Upper Saddle River, N.J., Prentice Hall.
Prerequisites / NoticeVorbereitende zu Hydrologie I sind die Vorlesungen in Statistik. Der Inhalt, der um ein Teil der Übungen zu behandeln und um ein Teil der Vorlesungen zu verstehen notwendig ist, kann zusammengefasst werden, wie hintereinander es bescrieben wird:
Elementare Datenverarbeitung: Hydrologische Messungen und Daten, Datenreduzierung (grafische Darstellungen und numerische Kenngrössen).
Frequenzanalyse: Hydrologische Daten als Zufallsvariabeln, Wiederkehrperiode, Frequenzfaktor, Wahrscheinlichkeitspapier, Anpassen von Wahrscheinlichkeitsverteilungen, parametrische und nicht-parametrische Tests, Parameterschätzung.
Examination Block 4
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0125-00LStructural Concrete I Information O5 credits4GW. Kaufmann
AbstractContents: Introduction, historical development of structural concrete, materials and material behaviour (cement, concrete, reinforcing steel, prestressing steel), linear members (axial force, flexure and axial force, compression members and columns, shear, bending and shear, torsion and combined actions), strut-and-tie models and simple stress fields, detailing, basic aspects of membrane elements.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the materials concrete and reinforcing steel and understanding their interaction;
Understanding the response of typical structural members;
Knowledge of elementary models and ability to apply them to practical problems;
Ability to correctly dimension and detail simple structures.
ContentIntroduction, historical development of structural concrete, materials and material behaviour (cement, concrete, reinforcing steel, prestressing steel), linear members (axial force, flexure and axial force, compression members and columns, shear, bending and shear, torsion and combined actions), strut-and-tie models and simple stress fields, detailing.
Lecture notesLecture notes see Link
Literature- SIA Codes 260 (Basis of structural design), 261 (Actions on structures) and 262 (Concrete structures).
- "Ingenieur-Betonbau", vdf Hochschulverlag, Zurich, 2005, 225 pp.
- Peter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisites: "Theory of Structures I" and "Theory of Structures II".
Additional Compulsory Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0007-01LProject Work Conceptual DesignO3 credits3ST. Vogel
AbstractA structure to be designed serves as a mean to practice the holistic approach of conceptual design by working in parallel and iteratively on different levels of detailing. Both, requirements and scope of action, are identified by the students and serve as basis for a solution. The task group organizes itself to solve complex tasks.
ObjectiveThe project work conceptual design conveys a first insight into the holistic approach to cope with typical tasks of civil engineering and introduces professional techniques of civil engineering to students.
A further aim is to consolidate the knowledge gained so far in bachelor courses, to link different domains and to fill gaps with respect to work techniques. The students analyse the inventory, formulate design requirements and boundary conditions, elaborate approaches and proposals for solutions, dimension some exemplary structural elements, practise detailing and document their work by different media.
ContentTopics:
Analysis of the inventory, layout of posters, basics of graphic representation, service criteria agreement and basis of design, structural design and modelling, preliminary dimensioning, technical drawing and model making, materialisation and detailing, literature research and scientific referencing.

Methodology:
Excursion with mission, lectures, autonomous work, poster session, role playing, workshop, exemplary plenary review.

Deliveries:
Poster, sketches, service criteria agreement and basis of design, static calculations, plans, models, technical report.
Lecture notesLecture notes, partially as download
http://www.vogel.ibk.ethz.ch/studium/downloads.html
LiteratureCodes SIA 260, 261, 400
101-0615-01LMaterials III Restricted registration - show details O4 credits4PR. J. Flatt, I. Burgert, P. Lura, H. Richner, F. Wittel
AbstractIntroduction into the basic and practical knowledge of important building materials and testing methods.
ObjectiveIntroduction into the basic and practical knowledge of important building materials and testing methods.
Contento Introduction of material testing equipment, with various examples of experiments on metals (tensile behaviour, hardness, bending and impact loading).
o Theoretical background and practical aspects of concrete technology: mixture design, casting and setting; determination of mechanical properties.
o Properties of bricks and mortar: individual materials and the composite brickwork. Parameters like strength, Young’s modulus, water absorption and thermal conductivity are determined.
o Understanding the characteristic properties of wood: anisotropy, hygroscopic behaviour, shrinkage and swelling, and effect of size on strength. Introduction to test-methods for wood and wood-products.
o Introduction into the basics of scanning electron microscopy: practical exercises with the Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM).
o Introduction to fundamentals of Finite Element Methods and their application in examples.
o Introduction to durability of building materials and building structures: assessment of potentials for detecting and locating corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete.
Lecture notesFor each topic a script will be provided, that can be downloaded under www.ifb.ethz.ch/education
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