Eugen Brühwiler

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Professor, Dr ès sc. techn., civil engineer ETH

eugen.bruehwiler@epfl.ch +41 21 69 32882

Citizenship : Swiss

EPFL ENAC IIC GIS-GE
GC A3 399 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Unit: SGC-ENS

Unit: EDCE-ENS

EPFL ENAC IIC MCS
GC A3 399 (Bâtiment GC)
Station 18
CH-1015 Lausanne

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

structural and material engineering; existing civil structures in particular bridges of high cultural value; fatigue, dynamics and structural behaviour of bridges; Ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete and composite UHPFRC-RC structures.

Publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

  • Civil Engineering,

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City

PhD Students

Courses

Aesthetics of civil structures

A dictionary for the reading and description of aesthetic and cultural values of engineering structures and notions of art of structural engineering are introduced by means of bridges, tunnel portals, retaining walls, galleries as well as large infrastruc... goto


Existing structures : basis

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Existing structures : selected topics

Advanced examination methods are introduced to verifiy structural and fatigue safety of existing structures; intervention methods including new technologies are introduced to improve and modify existing civil structure. goto


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 inf... goto


Safety and reliability

Notions of danger and safety as well as measures to master hazard situations relative to structures are introduced. Modelling of actions (loads) and verification principles of structural elements are introduced using deterministic and probabilistic approa... goto


UE F : Architecture and rehabilitation

This class aims to raise the students' awareness to the specificities of a renovation project. The Teaching Unit focuses on the relation between renovation demands and a broad architectural vision, with particular emphasis on sustainable development. goto