Alain Nussbaumer

EPFL ENAC IIC RESSLAB
GC B3 495 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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EPFL ENAC SGC-GE
GC A2 425 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

EPFL ENAC IIC GIS-GE
GC B3 495 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

EPFL AVP-PGE EDCE-ENS
GC A2 454 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Fields of expertise

Metallic structures 
Structural glass 
Fatigue and fracture mechanics 
Assessment of existing structures 
Ultra low cycle

Publications

Infoscience publications

Research

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Civil Engineering

Design Together ENAC

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD co-supervision until 2005:

Andrea Bassetti (n° 2440, 2001), Ann Schumacher (n° 2727, 2003), Senta Christine Haldimann-Sturm (n° 3274, 2005), Scott Walbridge (n° 3330, 2005)

Courses

Bridge design

Introduction to the design of road bridges focused on steel-concrete composite, reinforced and prestressed concrete road bridges. This course deals with the bridge design criteria, construction technique, the material and applications of the design principles to different situations.

Steel structures

Conceptual and structural design of steel structures, with emphasis on different analysis and design methods concerning connections, fatigue and fire protection.

Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Structures

Determination of stress intensity factors and application of fracture mechanics to structures made of different materials.Ability to apply fracture mechanics to predict brittle fracture compute fatigue life of structural elements.Understanding of the influencing parameters methods to determine them

Living in Mars

This course proposes to students of the 3 ENAC sections (AR,GC,SIE) to design in groups a space habitat on planet Mars. In an interdisciplinary way, they will approach problematics which they will have to analyze, interpret, integrate and represent.