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Civil Engineering Bachelor Information
First Year Compulsory Courses
First Year Examinations
In place of the German courses 851-0702-01L Public Construction Law students can take the French course 851-0712-00L Introduction to Public Law.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
401-0242-00LAnalysis II Restricted registration - show details O7 credits5V + 2UM. Akveld
AbstractMathematical tools of an engineer
ObjectiveMathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems, mathematical formulation of problems in science and engineering. Basic mathematical knowledge of an engineer
ContentMulti variable calculus: gradient, directional derivative, chain rule, Taylor expansion. Multiple integrals: coordinate transformations, path integrals, integrals over surfaces, theorems of Green, Gauss and Stokes, applications in physics.
Lecture notesThe lecturer's lecture notes will be available in Moodle.
Literature- Dürrschnabel, Mathematik für Ingenieure
- M. Akveld, R. Sperb. Analysis II. vdf, 2015
- James Stewart: Multivariable Calculus, Thomson Brooks/Cole
- Papula, L.: Mathematik für Ingenieure 2, Vieweg Verlag
- Arens et al., Mathematik.
Prerequisites / NoticeAnalysis I
401-0612-00LStatistics and Probability Theory Information O5 credits3V + 1UL. Meier
AbstractEinführung in die Grundlagen der Statistik, Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie und Modellierung von Unsicherheiten im Zusammenhang mit Entscheidungsfindungen im Ingenieurwesen. Die Schwerpunkte liegen im Erstellen wahrscheinlichkeitstheoretischer Modelle, im Testen von Hypothesen und in der Überprüfung der Modelle. Als Software wird MATLAB verwendet.
ObjectiveDas Ziel des Kurses besteht darin, den Studenten grundlegende Hilfsmittel der Statistik und Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie näherzubringen. Stets bezogen auf den Bereich der Risikobeurteilung und Entscheidungsfindung im Ingenieurwesen liegt der Schwerpunkt in der Anwendung der Hilfsmittel und in der Argumentation, die hinter der Anwendung dieser Disziplinen steht.
ContentGrundlagen der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie:

Grundlagen der Mengenlehre, Definitionen von Wahrscheinlichkeit, Axiome der Wahrscheinlichkeitstheorie, Wahrscheinlichkeiten von Vereinigungen und Schnittmengen, bedingte Wahrscheinlichkeiten, Satz von Bayes.

Modellierung von Unsicherheiten:

Zufallsvariablen, diskrete und kontinuierliche Verteilungen, Momente, Verteilungsparameter, Eigenschaften des Erwartungswertes, multivariate Verteilungen, Funktionen von Zufallsvariablen, der zentrale Grenzwertsatz, typische Verteilungen im Ingenieurswesen.

Beschreibende Statistik:

Grafische Darstellungen (Histogramme, Streudiagramme, Box-Plots), numerische Kennwerte.

Schätzungen und Modellbildung:

Auswahl der Verteilungsmodelle, QQ-Plots, Parameterschätzung, Momentenmethode, Maximum-Likelihood-Methode, Vertrauensintervalle, Hypothesentests.
LiteratureL. Meier, Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik: Eine Einführung für Verständnis, Intuition und Überblick, Springer, 2020
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-662-61488-4
151-0502-00LMechanics 2: Deformable Solids and Structures
Prerequisite: 151-0501-00L Mechanics 1: Kinematics and Statics

This course is only for students of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Human Movement Sciences.

Students in Human Movement Sciences and Sport must enrol in "Mechanics 1" and "Mechanics 2" as a two-semester course.
O6 credits4V + 2UD. Mohr
AbstractStress tensor, deformations, linear elastic solids, bending of prismatic beams, numerical methods, bending, torsion, plastic work and deformation energy, energy methods, buckling.
ObjectiveFor the mechanical design of systems, knowledge about basic concepts of continuum mechanics are indispensable. These include mechanical stress, deformations, etc. which are demonstrated on simple examples resulting in an understanding which is both mathematically correct and intuitive. In this course students learn the basic concepts of the mechanics of deformable media that they will later apply in other courses such as Dimensioning which are closer to real engineering applications.
ContentSpannungstensor, Verzerrungen, linearelastische Körper, spezielle Biegung prismatischer Balken, numerische Methoden, allgemeinere Biegeprobleme, Torsion, Arbeit und Deformationsenergie, Energiesätze und -verfahren, Knickung.
LiteratureMahir B. Sayir, Jürg Dual, Stephan Kaufmann
Ingenieurmechanik 2: Deformierbare Körper, Teubner Verlag
101-0603-01LChemistry for Civil EngineersO3 credits3GR. J. Flatt
AbstractChemistry is an important fundamental topic for civil engineers, e.g. in understanding the properties of building materials, the natural environment (atmosphere and solutions) and the reaction of building materials with the environment (corrosion of metals, durability). The course intends to teach the fundamentals of chemistry (see table of contents) with a focus on these applied topics.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the basic principles of chemistry with particular emphasis on applications in civil engineering.
ContentAtome und Moleküle: Aufbau der Atome, Protonen, Neutronen, Elektronen, Molmasse, das Periodensystem, Isotope, Radioaktivität, Halbwertszeiten, Beispiel Radon, Bindungstypen (kovalent, ionisch und metallisch), Lewis Formeln, Elektronegativität

Gase: Druck und Temperatur, Gasgesetze, Ideales Gasgesetz, Partialdruck, die Atmosphäre, Ozongleichgewicht

Zwischenmolekulare Kräfte (London Dispersions, Dipol, H-Brücken), Siedepunkte, Viskosität, Spezialfall Wasser. Metallische Bindung, Metalle, Gitterstrukuren, Ingenieurkenngrössen (E-Modul, thermische Ausdehnung)

Physikalische Gleichgewichte (Verdampfen/Kondensieren), Dampfdruck, Gleichgewichtszustand, Phasendiagramme,

Elektrolyte, Hydratation, Löslichkeit von Gasen und Salzen, Gitterenthalpie, Löslichkeitsprodukte, Kalk/CO2 Gleichgewichte

Das chemische Gleichgewicht, Reaktionsgleichungen, Massenwirkungsgesetz, Gleichgewichtskonstanten, Einfluss von Konzentration und Temperatur, thermodynamischer Ursprung des Gleichgwichts (Freie Enthalpie G als Kriterium für spontane Reaktionen, G und Gleichgewichtskonstante K)

Säuren und Basen, konjugierte Säure Base Paare, Hydrolyse, starke und schwache Säuren, pH Wert, Alkalinität des Betons, Pufferlösung, Pufferkapazität, Indikatoren, Löslichkeit und pH, Autoprotolyse

Kohlenwasserstoffe, Hybridisierung C-Atome, C-C Bindung, Einteilung der Kohlenwasserstoffe, Funktionelle Gruppen. Polymere, Polymerisation, Polykondensation, Makromoleküle, Einfluss auf Bindungskräfte zwischen Makromolekülen, wichtige Thermoplaste im Bauwesen

Chemische Kinetik, Gleichgewicht, Aktivierungdsenergie, Reaktionsgeschwindigkeit, Geschwindigkeitsgesetze, Reaktionsmechanismen, Einfluss der Temperatur

Redox Prozesse, Oxidationszahl, Halbreaktion, galvanische Zellen, Standardpotenziale, Spannungsreihe, Verknüpfung mit Thermodynamik, Nernst Gleichung

Galvanische Zellen, Konzentrationszellen, Ionensensitive Elektroden, Daniell Element, Batterien, Elektrolyse, Aluminiumgewinnung.

Korrosion als Systemeigenschaft Werkstoff/Umwelt, Korrosionsformen, elektrochemischer Mechanismus der Korrosion, anodische und kathodische Teilreaktionen, Potential-pH Diagramme
Lecture notesDer Kurs wird als TORQUE (Tiny, Open-with-Restrictions courses focused on QUa-lity and Effectiveness) angeboten. Die Studierenden sollen dabei jede Woche zur Vorbereitung des Kurses einige Videoeinheiten anschauen. Diese Videoeinheiten sowie zusätzlich auch Folien und Texteinheiten dazu sind auf Moodle abrufbar.
LiteraturePeter W. Atkins, Loretta Jones
Chemie - einfach alles
WILEY-VCH, zweite Auflage(2006)
101-0031-04LBusiness AdministrationO2 credits2VJ.‑P. Chardonnens
AbstractIntroduction to business administration
Principles of accounting and financial management
Financial planning and capital budgeting of projects
Costing systems by corporations
ObjectivePrepare and analyze the financial statements of organizations
Understand the major costing systems
Establish budget and determine profitability of investment
Perform some product calculations
ContentOverview in business administration

Financial Accounting
- Balance sheet, income statement
- Accounts, double-entry bookkeeping
- Year-end closing and financial statements

Financial Management
- Financial statement analysis
- Financial planning
- Investment decisions

Management Accounting
- Full costing and marginal costing
- Product costing
- Management decisions
851-0702-01LPublic Construction Law
Particularly suitable for students of D-BAUG
W2 credits2VO. Bucher
AbstractStudents will be introduced to the basic principles of planning and public construction legislation (development application procedures) as well as to the basics of public procurement law.
ObjectiveStudents shall have an understanding for the basic principles of planning and public construction legislation (incl. environmental law, development application procedures) as well as for the basics of public procurement law.
ContentTopics of this unit are: 1. Fundamentals of planning and public construction legislation (development, constitutional and legal foundation, basic principles and aims of spatial planning), 2. Federal, cantonal and communal planning legislation, 3. Public construction law (accessibility, zoning, construction and land use regulations [incl. environmental, water, heritage and energy use law], 4. Development application proceedings (obtaining development consent, appeal proceedings), 5. Basics of public procurement law
Lecture notesALAIN GRIFFEL, Raumplanungs- und Baurecht - in a nutshell, Dike Verlag, 3. A., Zürich 2017

CLAUDIA SCHNEIDER HEUSI, Vergaberecht - in a nutshell, Dike Verlag, 2. A., Zürich 2018

Die Vorlesung basiert auf diesen Lehrmitteln.
LiteraturePETER HÄNNI, Planungs-, Bau- und besonderes Umweltschutzrecht, 6. A., Bern 2016

WALTER HALLER/PETER KARLEN, Raumplanungs-, Bau- und Umweltrecht, Bd. I, 3. A., Zürich 1999
Prerequisites / NoticeVoraussetzungen: Vorlesung Rechtslehre GZ (851-0703-00/01)
851-0712-00LIntroduction to Public Law (French)W2 credits2VY. Nicole
AbstractThe course Public Law focuses on the fundamental concepts of constitutional law and constitutional and statutory principles of administrative law. The course also touches upon selected topics of administrative law, including the legal regulation of land use, zoning and planning, and construction law.
ObjectiveEnseignement des principes du droit, en particulier du droit privé et du droit public. 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. Le cours de droit public traite du droit constitutionnel et du droit administratif, avec un accent particulier sur le droit des constructions et de l’aménagement du territoire, ainsi que sur le droit de l’environnement.
LiteratureEditions officielles des lois fédérales, en langue française ou italienne, disponibles auprès de la plupart des librairies.

Sont indispensables:
- en hiver: le Code civil et le Code des obligations;
- en été: la Constitution fédérale et la loi fédérale sur l’aménagement du territoire ainsi que la loi fédérale sur la protection de l’environnement.

Sont conseillés:
- Nef, Urs Ch.: Le droit des obligations à l'usage des ingénieurs et des architectes, trad. Bovay, J., éd. Payot, Lausanne 1992
- Scyboz, G. et. Gilliéron, P.-R., éd.: Edition annotée du Code civil et du Code des obligations, Payot, Lausanne 1999
- Boillod, J.-P.: Manuel de droit, éd Slatkine, Genève 1999
- Biasio, G./Foglia, A.: Introduzione ai codici di diritto privato svizzero, ed. Giappichelli, Torino 1999
Prerequisites / NoticeLe cours de droit civil et le cours de droit public sont l'équivalent des cours "Rechtslehre" et "Baurecht" en langue allemande et des exercices y relatifs.

Les examens peuvent se faire en français ou en italien. Le candidat qui désire être interrogé en langue italienne le précisera lors de l'inscription et avertira les examina-teurs par écrit un mois au plus tard avant l'examen.
Compulsory Courses 4. Semester
Examination Block 2
In place of the German courses 851-0720-01 Public building Law students can take the French course 851-0712-00 Introduction to Public Law.
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0114-00LTheory of Structures II Information O5 credits4GE. Chatzi
AbstractStatically indeterminate Systems (displacement method), influence lines, elastic-plastic systems, limit analysis (static and kinematic method), elastic stability.
ObjectiveMastering the methods of analysis for statically indeterminate beam and frame structures
Extending the understanding of the response of beam and frame structures by accounting for nonlinear effects
Ability to reasonably interpret and check the results of numerical analyses
ContentLinear analysis of beam and frame structures
Force (flexibility) method
Displacement (stiffness) method
Matrix analysis

Nonlinear analysis of beam and frame structures
Elastic - plastic systems
Limit analysis
Elastic stability
LiteratureSimon Zweidler, "Baustatik II", 2017.
Peter Marti, "Theory of Structures", Wiley, 2013, 679 pp.
Prerequisites / NoticePrerequisite: "Theory of Structures I"
101-0314-00LSoil Mechanics Information Restricted registration - show details
Only for Civil Engineering BSc.
O5 credits4GI. Anastasopoulos, R. Herzog, A. Marin
AbstractFundamentals of soil mechanics including key processes: classification, site investigation, stresses and their distribution in soils, influence of groundwater in soils and on structures, piping, erosion and filters, stress-strain relationships, stress history, stiffness, strength, settlement calculations, consolidation, slope stability, mechanical compaction.
ObjectiveFundamentals in soil mechanics and geotechnics will be presented in order to:
* understand soil as a multi-phase hydro-mechanical system
* obtain parameters essential for classification and description of soil
* recognise key aspects of soil behaviour and the implications of this for obtaining and characterising the stress-strain response and deriving associated parameters (stiffness and strength).
ContentIntroduction, basic terms, classification, site investigation
Total and effective stresses, stress distribution in soils
Influence of groundwater in soil, water pressure on structures, hydraulic fracture (piping), erosion and filters
Stress-strain relationships, stress history, stiffness, strength, settlement calculations, time dependency, consolidation
Limit equilibrium, slope stability (infinite slope, slip circles, slip surfaces)
Mechanical compaction
Lecture notesNotes with Web support:
http://geotip.igt.ethz.ch (also available in English)
Examples
Exercises
Literaturehttp://geotip.igt.ethz.ch

Lang, H.-J.; Huder, J.; Amann, P.; Puzrin, A.M.: Bodenmechanik und Grundbau, Springer-Lehrbuch
8. Auflage, 2007
Prerequisites / NoticeLaboratory exercises in groups (classification, groundwater, shear strength) and offered virtually as computer aided learning (GEOTip)
101-0414-00LTransport Planning (Transportation I) Information O3 credits2GN. Garrick
AbstractThe lecture course discusses the basic concepts, approaches and methods of transport planning in both their theoretical and practical contexts.
ObjectiveThe course introduces the basic theories and methods of transport planning.
ContentBasic theoretical links between transport, space and economic development; basic terminology; measurement and observation of travel behaviour; methods of the four stage approach; cost-benefit analysis.
LiteratureOrtuzar, J. de D. and L. Willumsen (2011) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester.
101-0604-02LIntroduction to MaterialsO5 credits4GR. J. Flatt, U. Angst, I. Burgert, F. Wittel
AbstractIn this introductory lecture, students gain basic knowledge on building materials like cement, concrete, metals, glass, wood, polymers, and bitumen, their manufacturing and processing, important properties and their application. Fundamental mechanical, thermal and optical properties are discussed and experimental ways for measuring, as well as numerical methods for predicting them, are depicted.
ObjectiveStudents become acquainted with the spectrum of building materials and their characteristic properties. They will learn about the most important mechanical properties, as well as factors affecting durability. In particular, structures and properties of mineral binders, cement, concrete, bitumen and asphalt, wood, metals, glass, and polymers are presented. Students learn about the fundamental behavior of materials, experimental measurement of characteristic properties, as well as means for their numerical prediction and optimization.
Content-Fundamental behavior of building materials: mechanical, thermal and optical properties; strength and fracture; material testing and parameter identification; porosity and moisture transport;
-Mineral binders: production and hydration
-Concrete: Mechanics and rheology, durability, freezing, shrinkage, and carbonation.
-Metals: Introduction and physical properties, alloying and iron-carbon alloys, processing and applications in civil engineering.
-Corrosion: Atmospheric corrosion and durability of steel-reinforced concrete.
-Wood: Structure and chemism, mechanical properties, wood protection, and wood materials.
-Glass: Introduction on glass and physical properties, processing and applications in civil engineering.
-Polymers: Foundations, properties, and processing, applications in civil engineering.
-Asphalt and bitumen.
-Material modeling: Basics of material modeling, micro-mechanics and case studies for building materials.
Lecture notesAll lecture materials are distributed on the moodle page of the course.
LiteratureAshby/Jones: Engineering Materials I and II
Ashby: Materials Selection in Mechanical Design
102-0214-02LIntroduction to Urban Water Management Information
Civil Engineers and Environmental Scientist have to enrole for the course unit 102-0214-02L (without excursions).
O5 credits4GE. Morgenroth, M. Maurer
AbstractIntroduction to urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sluge treatment)
ObjectiveThis course provides an introduction and an overview over the topics of urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). It supports the understanding of the interactions of the relevant technical and natural systems. Simple models for the design are introduced.
ContentOverview over the field of urban water management.
Introduction into systems analysis.
Characterization of water and water quality.
Requirement of drinking water, production of wastewater and pollutants
Production and supply of drinking water.
Urban drainage, treatment of combined sewer overflow.
Wastewater treatment, nutrient elimination, sludge handling.
Planning of urban water infrastructure.
Lecture notesGujer, W.: Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, 3. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
Handouts
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is required for further in depth courses in urban water management.
103-0132-00LGeodetic Metrology Fundamentals Restricted registration - show details O6 credits4G + 3PA. Wieser, L. Schmid
AbstractIntroduction to the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ObjectiveGetting to know the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ContentOverview on the different domains of geodetic metrology
Geodetic instruments and sensors
Determination of 3D-coordinates with GNSS, total sttaion and levelling
Calculation methods of geodetic metrology
Assessment of precision, Introduction to variance propagation
Survey and staking-out methods
Lecture notesThe slides of the lectures will be provided as PDF (in German).
LiteratureWitte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag (in German) - or subsequent edition
Prerequisites / NoticeThe subjects taught during the semester are enhanced by practical application and discussion within the field course. The field course takes place in the first week after the end of the lecture period.
Examination Block 3
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0134-00LSteel Structures IO5 credits4GA. Taras
AbstractBasic knowledge of structural steel design including material behaviour, structural analysis and stability problems. Methods and background of structural steel design, including detailing. Influence of detailing on structural modeling. The course includes practical examples and optional exercises to be done by the students to enhance their knowledge of structural steel design.
ObjectiveStudents understand the basics of steel design, including Stability and stiffness aspects. Main focus is to make visible the background and basic requirements of structural steel design, as well as the interaction between the structural detailing and analytical modelling. Students understand the principals of structural engineering by analysing practical examples of steel structures.
ContentApplication area of steel structures (Properties and characteristics of steel and their effects on design); Steel as construction material (steelmaking, forms of delivery and mechanical properties, manufacturing of steel elements, erecting of steel structures, verification of design criteria); Connections, (bolts, welds); Stability problems (bending, lateral buckling, buckling). Practical examples and exercises enhance the knowledge of structural steel design.
Lecture notesAutography on steel design, Copies of presentations,
C4/06 "Bemessungstafeln" 2016 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
C5/05 "Konstruktionstabellen" 2016 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
C8 "Konstruktive Details im Stahlhochbau" 1996 SZS (Stahlbau-Zentrum Schweiz)
Norm SIA 263 "Stahlbau" 2013 SIA (Schweizerischer Ingenieur- und Architektenverein)
LiteratureRecommended and supplementary literature:
- Hirt, M.; Bez, R.; Nussbaumer, A.: Stahlbau Grundbegriffe und Bemessungsverfahren, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2012
- Dubas, P.; Gehri, E.: Stahlhochbau Grundlagen, Konstruktionsarten und Konstruktionselemente von Hallen- und Skelettbauten, Springer-Verlag Berlin, 1988
Prerequisites / NoticeKnowledge of structural analysis (course Structural Analysis I)
Compulsory Courses 6. Semester
Examination Block 4
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0126-01LStructural Concrete II Information O5 credits5GW. Kaufmann
AbstractContents:
Prestressed concrete (introduction, prestressing systems, load-deformation response, detailing, girders, slabs), plates (introduction, yield criteria, equilibrium solutions, yield-line analysis, shear and punching, serviceability).
ObjectiveUnderstanding the response of slabs;
Knowing the principle and the techniques of prestressing;
Ability to correctly dimension and detail typical building structures.
ContentContents: Prestressed concrete (introduction, prestressing systems, load-deformation response, detailing, girders, slabs), plates (introduction, yield criteria, equilibrium solutions, yield-line analysis, shear and punching, serviceability).
Lecture notesScript and handouts available at:
https://concrete.ethz.ch/sbe-ii/
Literature- SIA Codes 260 (Basis of structual 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", "Theory of Structures II", "Structural Concrete I".
101-0556-01LConstruction MethodsO5 credits4GS.  Moser
Abstract- Construction methods of Special Underground and Deep Foundation Construction as well as tunnelling methods
- Planning of construction processes, site equipment and site logistics
- Basic knowledge of scheduling and cost calculation and introduction in corresponding standards and guidelines
ObjectiveStudents gain practical knowledge in
- Organization of tender documents.
- Scheduling and cost calculation.
- Construction methods of Special Underground and Deep Foundation Construction as well as tunnelling methods.
- Planning of earthwork processes and conception of site logistics.
ContentBasics:
- SIA 103, SIA 112, SIA 118
- Cost calculation
- Scheduling
- Submission (detailed estimate, special provisions, acceptance standards)
- Methods of ground investigation and ground control

Special Underground / Deep Foundation Construction:
- Dewatering systems
- Pipe jacking/ Micro tunnelling
- Piles / Retaining walls
- Anchors
- Soil improvements
- Cut-and-cover method
- Caissons
- Supporting construction methods: soil injection/ jetting

Tunnel construction:
- Classification of tunnelling
- Conventional drive tunnelling
- Mechanical drive tunnelling
- Drainage and Sealing
- Lining/ finishing
- Supporting construction methods: pipe umbrellas

Execution of contruction work und logistics:
- Planning of production processes
- Logistics/ site equipment
- Transportation logistics
- Formwork and cranes
Lecture notesSlides, supplementary handouts about selected topics
The documents will be provided on Ilias - further information at the beginning of semester.
LiteratureReferences to additional technical literature will be provided in the course of semester.
Prerequisites / NoticeInterest
101-0326-03LRock Mechanics and TunnellingO6 credits4GE. Pimentel, F. Mezger, T. Pferdekämper
AbstractIntroduction to the principles of rock mechanics. Fundamentals of engineering of structures built on rock.
Introduction to planning, design and mechanics of underground structures in rock or soft ground.
ObjectiveIntroduction to the principles of rock mechanics. Fundamentals of engineering of structures built on rock.
Introduction to planning, design and mechanics of underground structures in rock or soft ground.
ContentGrundphänomene und Problemstellungen des Felsbaus über Tage und des Untertagbaus im Fels; Felsstruktur; Erfassung des Trennflächengefüges und der mechanischen Eigenschaften der Trennflächen; felshydraulische Grundlagen; Einfluss des Wassers auf das Kräftespiel; Verformungs- und Festigkeitseigenschaften von Gestein; Stabilität von Felsböschungen und Felsfundationen; Feldversuche und Feldmessungen.
Grundzüge Entwurf und Projektierung von Untertagbauten: Bauliche Anlagen des Verkehrstunnelbaus. Systemwahl. Linienführung. Betriebslüftung. Profilgestaltung. Übersicht Vortriebsarbeiten, typische Phänomene und Gefährdungen, Gegenmassnahmen.
Grundzüge Tunnelstatik: Aufzeigen zweckmässiger Berechnungsmodelle ausgehend von der Beschreibung und Diskussion verschiedener, im Untertagbau auftretender Phänomene. Spannungsanalyse von Untertagbauten. Die Gebirgskennlinie und die Interaktion des Gebirges mit dem Ausbau. Auflockerungsdruck im Fels und im Lockergestein. Stabilität der Ortsbrust im Lockergestein. Berechnungsmodelle zur Dimensionierung des Ausbaus.
Lecture notesAutographie
LiteratureEmpfehlungen
101-0416-10LRoad Transport SystemsO3 credits2GA. Kouvelas
AbstractThe course covers road transportation technologies, network design, traffic flow theory, operations of private and public transport, management and control of intelligent transportation systems.
ObjectiveThis course gives the students an overview of topics involved in road transport systems and provides the background for Masters degree study.
Lecture notesThe lecture notes and additional handouts will be provided during the lectures.
101-0206-00LHydraulic EngineeringO5 credits4GR. Boes
AbstractHydraulic systems, schemes and structures (e.g. dams, intakes, conduits, pipes, open channels, weirs, powerhouses, locks), fundamentals in river engineering and natural hazards
ObjectiveKnowledge of hydraulic systems and their main hydraulic components and structures; competence in planning and design of hydraulic structures with regard to serviceability and reliability
ContentHydraulic systems: High-head storage power plants and low-head run-of-river power plants.
Weirs: weir and gate types, hydraulic design.
Intakes: intake types, desilting facilities and sand traps.
Channels: design, open and closed channels.
Closed conduits: linings, hydraulic design of pressure tunnels and shafts.
Dams and reservoirs: dam types, appurtenant structures
River engineering: flow computation, sediment transport, engineering and environmental measures.
Natural hazards: types, basics of countermeasures
Inland navigation: channels and locks.
Exercises in written form, exercises in hydraulic and computer laboratory.
Field trip.
Lecture notesComprehensive script "Hydraulic structures" in German.
LiteratureLiterature references are given at the end of each chapter of the script. Recommended books: see course description in German
Prerequisites / Noticestrongly recommended: basic knowledge in hydraulics (fluid mechanics)
Bachelor's Thesis
NumberTitleTypeECTSHoursLecturers
101-0006-10LBachelor's Thesis Restricted registration - show details O8 credits17DLecturers
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.
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