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Civil Engineering Bachelor Information
Bachelor Studies (Programme Regulations 2014)
First Year Compulsory Courses
First Year Examinations
In place of the German course 851-0703-03L Introduction to Law for Civil Engineering students can take the French course 851-0709-00L Droit civil.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0241-00LAnalysis I Information O7 credits5V + 2UM. Akka Ginosar
AbstractMathematical tools for the engineer
ObjectiveMathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems. Mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Basic mathematical knowledge for engineers.
ContentComplex numbers.
Calculus for functions of one variable with applications.
Simple Mathematical models in engineering.
Lecture notesDie Vorlesung folgt weitgehend

Klaus Dürrschnabel, "Mathematik für Ingenieure - Eine Einführung mit Anwendungs- und Alltagsbeispielen", Springer; online verfügbar unter:
http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-8348-2559-9/page/1
LiteratureNeben Klaus Dürrschnabel, "Mathematik für Ingenieure - Eine Einführung mit Anwendungs- und Alltagsbeispielen", Springer sind auch die folgenden Bücher/Skripte empfehlenswert und decken den zu behandelnden Stoff ab:

Tilo Arens et al., "Mathematik", Springer; online verfügbar unter:
http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-44919-2/page/1

Meike Akveld, "Analysis 1", vdf;
http://vdf.ch/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1706

Urs Stammbach, "Analysis I/II" (erhältlich im ETH Store);
https://people.math.ethz.ch/~stammb/analysisskript.html
401-0141-00LLinear AlgebraO5 credits3V + 1UM. Auer
AbstractIntroduction to Linear Algebra
ObjectiveTo acquire basic knowledge of Linear Algebra and Numerical Methods. Enhanced capability for abstract and algorithmic thinking based on mathematical concepts and models. Ability to select appropriate numerical linear algebra methods, to apply them properly and to implement them efficiently in MATLAB.
Content1 Introduction, calculations using MATLAB
2 Linear systems I
3 Linear systems II
4 Scalar- & vektorproduct
5 Basics of matrix algebra
6 Linear maps
7 Orthogonal maps
8 Trace & determinant
9 General vectorspaces
10 Metric & scalarproducts
11 Basis, basistransform & similar matrices
12 Eigenvalues & eigenvectors
13 Spectral theorem & diagonalisation
14 Repetition
Lecture notesMore information on: http://www.sam.math.ethz.ch/~grsam/HS17/LABAUG/index.html
LiteratureK. Nipp, D. Stoffer, Lineare Algebra, VdF Hochschulverlag ETH

G. Strang, Lineare Algebra, Springer
252-0845-00LComputer Science I Information O5 credits2V + 2UH. Lehner, F. O. Friedrich Wicker
AbstractThe course covers the basic concepts of computer programming.
ObjectiveBasic understanding of programming concepts. Students will be able to write and read simple programs and to modify existing programs.
ContentVariablen, Typen, Kontrollanweisungen, Prozeduren und Funktionen, Scoping, Rekursion, dynamische Programmierung, vektorisierte Programmierung, Effizienz.
Als Lernsprachen werden Java und Matlab verwendet.
LiteratureSprechen Sie Java?
Hanspeter Mössenböck
dpunkt.verlag
151-0501-00LMechanics 1: Kinematics and StaticsO5 credits3V + 2UE. Mazza
AbstractBasics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power
Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction
ObjectiveThe understanding of the fundamentals of statics for engineers and their application in simple settings.
ContentGrundlagen: Lage eines materiellen Punktes; Geschwindigkeit; Kinematik starrer Körper, Translation, Rotation, Kreiselung, ebene Bewegung; Kräfte, Reaktionsprinzip, innere und äussere Kräfte, verteilte Flächen- und Raumkräfte; Leistung

Statik: Aequivalenz und Reduktion von Kräftegruppen; Ruhe und Gleichgewicht, Hauptsatz der Statik; Lagerbindungen und Lagerkräfte, Lager bei Balkenträgern und Wellen, Vorgehen zur Ermittlung der Lagerkräfte; Parallele Kräfte und Schwerpunkt; Statik der Systeme, Behandlung mit Hauptsatz, mit Prinzip der virtuellen Leistungen, statisch unbestimmte Systeme; Statisch bestimmte Fachwerke, ideale Fachwerke, Pendelstützen, Knotengleichgewicht, räumliche Fachwerke; Reibung, Haftreibung, Gleitreibung, Gelenk und Lagerreibung, Rollreibung; Seilstatik; Beanspruchung in Stabträgern, Querkraft, Normalkraft, Biege- und Torsionsmoment
Lecture notesÜbungsblätter
LiteratureSayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Mazza E., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Springer
Prerequisites / NoticeWritten session examination in "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" for D-MAVT Students, Students in Human Movement Sciences and Sport and all other Students, who take "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2":

Part 1: 20 minutes: Neither notes nor calculators allowed
right afterwards:
Part 2: 50 minutes: 3 self-written A4 pages. No caluculator.

Prüfungsinformation für alle Studierende, die den Jahreskurs "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" belegen: Prüfung "Mechanics 1" in Deutsch: 1. Teil: 20 Min. Gleich anschliessend 2. Teil: 50 Min. Falls sich das Ergebnis der zwei Semester-Klausuren verbessernd auf die finale Note auswirkt, so zählen diese zu 30 % zum Schlussergebnis von "Mechanics 1". Die Jahreskursnote setzt sich zusammen aus 45 % "Mechanics 1" und 55 % "Mechanics 2".
651-0032-00LGeology and PetrographyO4 credits2V + 1UC. A. Heinrich, S. Löw, K. Rauchenstein
AbstractThis course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts. The course consists of weekly lectures and bi-weekly exercises in groups.
ObjectiveThis course gives an overview of the basic concepts of geology and petrography and shows some links to the application of these concepts.
ContentGeologie der Erde, Mineralien - Baustoffe der Gesteine, Gesteine und ihr Kreislauf, Magmatische Gesteine, Vulkane und ihre Gesteine, Verwitterung und Erosion, Sedimentgesteine, Metamorphe Gesteine, Historische Geologie, Strukturgeologie und Gesteinsverformung, Bergstürze und Rutschungen, Grundwasser, Flüsse, Wind und Gletscher, Prozesse im Erdinnern, Erdbeben und Rohstoffe. Kurze Einführung in die Geologie der Schweiz.

Übungen zum Gesteinsbestimmen und Lesen von geologischen, tektonischen und geotechnischen Karten, einfache Konstruktionen.
Lecture notesWeekly handouts of PPT slides via MyStudies
LiteratureThe course is based on Press & Siever book Dynamic Earth by Grotzinger et al., available to ETH students via https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-48342-8
851-0703-03LIntroduction to Law for Civil Engineering Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Civil Engineering BSc, Geomatic Engineering and Planning BSc, Environmental Engineering BSc and Spatial Development and Infrastructure Systems MSc

Students who have attended or will attend the lecture "Introduction to Law for Architecture " (851-0703-01L) cannot register for this course unit.
W2 credits2VG. Hertig, T. Ender, E. Rüegg
AbstractThis class introduces students to basic features of the legal system. Questions of constitutional and administrative law, contract law, tort law, corporate law, as well as litigation are covered.
ObjectiveIntroduction to fundamental questions of public and private law which serves as a foundation for more advanced law classes.
Content1. Public Law
Fundamental rights, administrative decisions, procedural law, basics of police, environmental and zoning law.

2. Private law
SIA (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects) Design Engineering Services Contract, SIA-Norm 118 (SIA General Terms and Conditions for Construction Services) including unforseen ground conditions, liability of designers/civil engineers, construction insurance, property law for civil engineers, sale of land, contaminated sites, public procurement.
Lecture notesThere are 'Lecture Notes' (in German) for this course.
851-0709-00LIntroduction to Civil LawW2 credits2VH. Peter
AbstractThe course Private Law focuses on the Swiss Code of Obligations (contracts, torts) and on Property Law (ownership, mortgage and easements). In addition, the course will provide a short overview of Civil Procedure and Enforcement.
ObjectiveEnseignement des principes du droit, en particulier du droit privé. Introduction au droit.
ContentLe cours de droit civil porte notamment sur le droit des obligations (droit des contrats et responsabilité civile) et sur les droits réels (propriété, gages et servitudes). De plus, il est donné un bref aperçu du droit de la procédure et de l'exécution forcée.
LiteratureEditions officielles récentes des lois fédérales, en langue française (Code civil et Code des obligations) ou italienne (Codice civile e Codice delle obbligazioni), disponibles auprès de la plupart des librairies.

Sont indispensables:
- le Code civil et le Code des obligations;
Sont conseillés:
- Nef, Urs Ch.: Le droit des obligations à l'usage des ingénieurs et des architectes, trad. Bovay, J., éd. Payot, Lausanne
- Scyboz, G. et. Gilliéron, P.-R, éd.: Edition annotée du Code civil et du Code des obligations, Payot, Lausanne, et Helbing & Lichtenhahn,
- Boillod, J.-P.: Manuel de droit, éd Slatkine, Genève
- Biasio, G./Foglia, A.: Introduzione ai codici di diritto privato svizzero, ed. Giappichelli, Torino
Prerequisites / NoticeRemarques
- Le cours de droit civil et le cours de droit public (2e sem.) sont l'équivalent des cours "Recht I" et "Recht II" en langue allemande et des exercices y relatifs.
- Les examens peuvent se faire en français ou en italien.
- Examen au 1er propédeutique; convient pour travail de semestre.
- Con riassunti in italiano. E possibile sostenere l'esame in italiano.
Optional Colloquia
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
151-0501-02LMechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics (Colloquium)Z0 credits1KE. Mazza
AbstractBasics: Position of a material point, velocity, kinematics of rigid bodies, forces, reaction principle, mechanical power
Statics: Groups of forces, moments, equilibrium of rigid bodies, reactions at supports, parallel forces, center of gravity, statics of systems, principle of virtual power, trusses, frames, forces in beams and cables, friction
ObjectiveThe understanding of the fundamentals of Statics for engineers and their application in simple settings.
ContentBasics: Position of a material point; velocity; kinematics of rigid bodies; translation, rotation, planar motion; forces, action-reaction principle, internal and external forces, distributed forces; mechanical power.
Statics: equivalence and reduction of groups of forces; rest and equilibrium; basic theorem of statics; kinematic and static boundary conditions, applications to supports and clamps of rods and beams; procedures for determination of forces at supports and clamps; parallel forces and centre of gravity; statics of systems, solution using basic theorem and using the principle of virtual power, statically indeterminate systems; statically determinate truss structures, ideal truss structures, nodal point equilibrium, methods for truss force determination; friction, static friction, sliding friction, friction at joints and supports, rolling resistance; forces in cables; beam loading, force and moment vector.
Lecture notesÜbungsblätter
LiteratureSayir, M.B., Dual J., Kaufmann S., Ingenieurmechanik 1: Grundlagen und Statik, Teubner
Compulsory Courses 3. Semester
Examination Block 1
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0243-00LAnalysis IIIO3 credits2V + 1UA. Sisto
AbstractWe will model and solve scientific problems with partial differential equations. Differential equations which are important in applications will be classified and solved. Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic differential equations will be treated. The following mathematical tools will be introduced: Laplace and Fourier transforms, Fourier series, separation of variables, methods of characteristics.
ObjectiveLearning to model scientific problems using partial differential equations and developing a good command of the mathematical methods that can be applied to them. Knowing the formulation of important problems in science and engineering with a view toward civil engineering (when possible). Understanding the properties of the different types of partial differential equations arising in science and in engineering.
ContentClassification of partial differential equations

Study of the Heat equation general diffusion/parabolic problems using the following tools:
* Separation of variables
* Fourier series
* Fourier transform
* Laplace transform

Study of the wave equation and general hyperbolic problems using similar tools and the method of characteristics.

Study of the Laplace equation and general elliptic problems using similar tools and generalizations of Fourier series.
LiteratureThe course material is taken from the following sources:

Stanley J. Farlow - Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers

G. Felder: Partielle Differenzialgleichungen.
https://people.math.ethz.ch/~felder/PDG/
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis I and II. In particular, knowing how to solve ordinary differential equations is an important prerequisite.
402-0023-01LPhysicsO7 credits5V + 2US. Johnson
AbstractThis course will cover the basic topics in Physics and will show/display/explain with a variety of experiments the most important physical effects. The course will address classical as well as modern physics, and the interplay between basic research and applications.
ObjectiveDer Physikunterricht will die Grundgesetze der Physik verständlich machen, den Zusammenhang zwischen Grundlagenforschung und Anwendungen aufzeigen, das selbständige Denken im naturwissenschaftlich-technischen Bereich fördern und darüber hinaus etwas von der Faszination der klassischen und modernen Physik vermitteln. Dieses Ziel soll durch Vorlesungen mit Demonstrationsexperimenten und Übungen erreicht werden.
ContentElektromagnetismus: Elektrostatik und Magnetostatik, Strom, Spannung und Widerstand, Maxwell-Gleichungen, elektromagnetische Wellen, elektromagnetische Induktion, elektromagnetische Eigenschaften der Materie.
Thermodynamik: Temperatur und Wärme, Zustandsgleichungen, erster und zweiter Hauptsatz der Wärmelehre, Entropie, Transportvorgänge.
Quantenphysik und Atomphysik.
Schwingungen und Wellen.
Grundlagen der speziellen Relativitätstheorie.
Lecture notesManuskript und Übungsblätter
LiteratureHans J. Paus, Physik in Experimenten und Beispielen, Carl Hanser Verlag München Wien (als unterrichtsbegleitendes und ergänzendes Lehrbuch)
101-0203-01LHydraulics IO5 credits3V + 1UR. Stocker
AbstractThe course teaches the basics of hydromechanics, relevant for civil and environemental engineers.
ObjectiveFamiliarization with the basics of hydromechanics of steady state flows
ContentProperties of water, hydrostatics, stability of floating bodies, continuity, Euler equation of motion, Navier-Stokes equations, similarity, Bernoulli principle, momentum equation for finite volumes, potential flows, ideal fluids vs. real fluids, boundary layer, pipe flow, open channel flow, flow measurements, demonstration experiments in the lecture hall
Lecture notesScript and collection of previous problems
LiteratureBollrich, Technische Hydromechanik 1, Verlag Bauwesen, Berlin
151-0503-00LDynamicsO6 credits4V + 2UG. Haller, P. Tiso
AbstractKinematics, dynamics and oscillations: Motion of a single particle - Motion of systems of particles - 2D and 3D motion of rigid bodies Vibrations
ObjectiveThis course provides Bachelor students of mechanical engineering with fundamental knowledge of kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems. By studying motion of a single particle, systems of particles and rigid bodies, we introduce essential concepts such as work and energy, equations of motion, and forces and torques. Further topics include stability of equilibria and vibrations. Examples presented in the lectures and weekly exercise lessons help students learn basic techniques that are necessary for advanced courses and work on engineering applications.
Content1. Motion of a single particle || Kinematics: trajectory, velocity, acceleration, inertial frame, moving frames - Forces and torques. Active- and reaction forces. - Linear momentum principle, angular momentum principle, work-energy principle - Equations of motion;
2. Motion of systems of particles || Internal and external forces - Linear momentum principle, angular momentum principle, work-energy principle - Rigid body systems of particles; conservative systems
3. 3D motion of rigid bodies || Kinematics: angular velocity, velocity transport formula, instantaneous center of rotation - Linear momentum principle, angular momentum principle, work-energy principle - Parallel axis theorem. Angular momentum transport formula
4. Vibrations || 1-DOF oscillations: natural frequencies, free-, damped-, and forced response - Multi-DOF oscillations: natural frequencies, normal modes, free-, damped-, and forced response - Estimating natural frequencies and mode shapes - Examples
Lecture notesTyped course material will be available. Students are responsible for preparing their own notes in class.
LiteratureTyped course material will be available
Prerequisites / NoticePlease log in to moodle ( https://moodle-app2.let.ethz.ch/auth/shibboleth/login.php ), search for "Dynamics", and join the course there. All exercises sheets and the typed lecture material will be uploaded there.
Examination Block 2
In place of the German course 851-0703-01 Grundzüge des Rechts für Bauwissenschaften students can take the French course 851-0709-00 Droit civil.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0113-00LStructural mechanics I Information O5 credits3V + 2UB. Sudret
AbstractIntroduction, statically determinate beams and frame structures, trusses, stresses and deformations, statically indeterminate beams and frame structures (force method)
ObjectiveUnderstanding the response of elastic beam and frame structures
Ability to correctly apply the equilibrium conditions
Ability to determine elastic deformations
Ability to apply the force (flexibility) method for statically indeterminate structures
ContentIntroduction
Equilibrium, reactions, static determinacy
Internal forces (normal and shear forces, moments)
Arches, cables, trusses
Basics of continuum mechanics
Stresses and deformations in Euler-Bernoulli and Timoshenko beams
Deflections of elastic structures
Statically indeterminate systems (Force method)
Influence lines
Lecture notesBruno Sudret, Structural mechanics I

Material will be available on the course web page:
http://www.sudret.ibk.ethz.ch/teaching/baustatik.html
LiteraturePeter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp.

Simon Zweidler, "Baustatik I", vdf Hochschulverlag AG, 2016.
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
Bachelor's Thesis
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0006-10LBachelor's Thesis Restricted registration - show details
Only for Civil Engineering BSc, Programme Regulations 2014.
O8 credits16DLecturers
AbstractThe Bachelor Programme concludes with the Bachelor Thesis. This project is supervised by a professor. Writing up the Bachelor Thesis encourages students to show independence and to produce structured work.
ObjectiveEncourages students to show independence, to produce scientifically structured work and to apply engineering working methods.
ContentThe contents base upon the fundamentals of the Bachelor Programme. Students can choose from different subjects and tasks. The thesis consists of both a written report and an oral presentation.
Recommended Courses
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0185-01LCAD for Civil Engineers Restricted registration - show details
For students of 5th semester.
Number of participants is limited to 30.
Point in time of enrolment of course is decisive.
W2 credits2GT. Vogel, K.‑H. Hamel
AbstractIntroduction to computer aided design and drafting in 2D and 3D with examples from structural engineering
ObjectiveHaving followed the course, students are able to a develop a 2D-structure (formwork drawing) and they know the principle of a reinforcement module. They have also got an introduction to a 3D program (reinforcement in 3D).
They are therefore better prepared for
- the bachelor thesis in the 6th semester,
- an eventual internship between bachelor and master course,
- the project works in the master course,
- the master thesis.
Above all they practice spatial sense and acquire contextual knowledge as future superiors of draftsmen and designers.
Lecture notesCAD für Bauingenieure
Prerequisites / NoticeSpezialbewilligung der Dozierenden notwendig.
Für Studierende im 5. Semester während 10 Wochen gemäss speziellem Programm; Arbeit ausschliesslich am eigenen Laptop. Die rechtzeitige Installation der Software ist Bedingung für die Teilnahme. Eine Anleitung zur Installation wird ausgegeben.