Eugen Brühwiler

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Full Professor

eugen.bruehwiler@epfl.ch +41 21 693 28 82

Citizenship : Swiss

Birth date : 19.11.1958

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

Web site: Web site: https://mcs.epfl.ch/

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

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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

Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Civil Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City

Courses

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.

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 approaches.

Existing structures : basis

Engineering methods inherent to existing structures (buildings, bridges, etc.) are introduced.

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.

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 infrastructure such as dams, roads and railways.

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

Fatigue and fracture of structures

All the necessary bases for the determination of stress intensity factors and application of fracture mechanics to structures. Use of fracture mechanics for fatigue and fatigue life curves to design safely structural elements against fatigue. Application to different construction materials.