a landslide destroied street
© TU Graz / IAG

Institute of Applied Geosciences

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Min. Dr.rer.nat.habil. Martin Dietzel
Rechbauerstraße 12, ground floor | www.egam.tugraz.at

  • Engineering geology (mass movements and slope stability, characterisation of rock, geostatistics, scour processes, properties of soils and rocks, 3D simulations of underground models, geology in tunnelling, applications of the terrestrial LiDAR and InSAR technologies)
  • Applied mineralogy (hydrogeochemistry, experimental mineral regeneration, mechanisms of the weathering of minerals, alteration of rock, fractionation of trace components and stabile isotopes, inorganic binders, investigation of paleoenvironments, archaeometry)
  • Properties of construction materials
  • Hydrogeochemistry and sediment petrography
  • Chemistry, rock and mineral labs
  • Hydrothermal lab
  • InSAR and LiDAR equipment
building under construction
© TU Graz / BBW

Institute of Construction Management and Economics

Assoc. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christian Hofstadler
Lessingstraße 25, 2nd floor | www.bbw.tugraz.at
  • Construction management (construction management theory, construction and operations planning and logistics, shuttering and scaffolding technologies, safety technology and BauKG – Austrian Construction Coordination Act)
  • Construction economics (construction economics theory, seminars on tenders, IT in construction management and economics, construction and real estate financing, AVA and configuration management)
  • Construction management and planning (project development, project management, budgeting and scheduling, integrated planning, construction project controlling)
  • Technical legal courses available (building contracts, construction work abroad, political science, economics, business English for civil engineers, business mediation, rhetoric and presentation)

numerical simulation
© TU Graz / AM:BM

Institute of Applied Mechanics

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schanz
Technikerstraße 4, 2nd floor | www.mech.tugraz.at
  • Numerical simulation of wave propogation processes
    • Poroelastic boundary element methods (BEM)
    • Iterative/mortar coupling (FEM/BEM)
    • Infinite poroelastic (FEM)
  • Material modelling
    • Granular materials, geosynthetics
    • Auxetic material behaviour
    • Homogenisation
  • Dynamics and optimisation
    • Minimisation of friction losses
    • Multibody dynamics
cable-stayed bridge
© TU Graz / IFB

Institute of Structural Analysis

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas-Peter Fries
Lessingstraße 25, 2nd floor | www.ifb.tugraz.at

  • Modelling and simulation in structural mechanics:
    • Fracture mechanics
    • Bio-mechanics
    • Non-linear material models
  • Modelling and simulation in fluid mechanics:
    • Two-phase flows
    • Free-surface flows
    • Fluid-structure interaction
  • Modelling and simulation in geosciences:
    • Reservoir simulations
    • Hydraulic fracturing (fracking)
    • Tunnelling
  • Numerical methods:
    • Extended finite element method (XFEM)
    • Boundary element methods (BEM)
    • Isogeometric analysis
    • Meshfree methods
    • Modern finite element methods
bending test of concrete beam
© TU Graz / IBB

Institute of Structural Concrete

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Viet Tue Nguyen
Lessingstraße 25, 1st floor | www.ibb.tugraz.at

  • Basic research (design models, safety theory, punching shear and shear force,...)
  • High-performance materials (new concrete constructions, e.g. UHPC, SCC, FRC)
  • Innovative constructions (modular constructions, thin HPC supports, thin-walled structural components,...)
  • Structural behaviour (integral bridges, orthotropic plates, Quickway,...)
  • Force in solid structural components (minimum reinforcement in jointless constructions, crack monitoring,...)
  • FEM in solid construction (microplane theory, analysis of structural behaviour,...)
  • Structural engineering lab
© TU Graz / IBG

Institute of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Roman Marte
Rechbauerstraße 12, ground floor | www.soil.tugraz.at
  • Soil mechanics and foundation engineering (investigation of unstable slopes, structural and strain behaviour of spin anchors, in situ tests, determination of input parameters for material laws)
  • Numerical geotechnics (benchmarking in geotechnics, ULS calculations with FEM, multilaminate models for soils, numerical evaluations of deep foundations)
  • Geotechnical lab
concrete sleepers of a railway
© TU Graz / EBW

Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Peter Veit
Rechbauerstraße 12, 2nd floor | www.ebw.tugraz.at

  • Construction, design and line route:
    • Progress of track geometry quality and analysis of track geometry measurement data
    • Sleep sole pads, ballasted track
    • Line route studies and transition constructions
    • Lab for gravel tests
  • Operation, transport, vehicles:
    • Symposium of modern rail vehicles
    • Investigation of wheel-rail contact
    • Regular interval timetables, operating concepts, operating simulations
  • Economy, law, organisation:
    • Life cycle cost analysis of the extended route
    • Planning and evaluation of maintenance measures
    • Public transport contracts and profitability calculations
[Translate to Englisch:] Institut für Eisenbahn-Infrastrukturdesign
[Translate to Englisch:] © TU Graz / RID

Institut of Rail Infrastructure Design

Univ.-Prof. Dr.techn. Ferdinand Pospischil M.Sc.
Inffeldgasse 25e, 2nd floor | www.rid.tugraz.at

  • Whole system approach of the railway system
  • Theoretical findings and measurements in the railway superstructure:
    • of forces, movements and accelerations
    • elastic elements
    • ballasted track & slabtrack
    • turnouts
    • construction of superstructure elements
    • measurements in track
    • laboratory for component and system tests
lining of a tunnel with ductile elemets
© TU Graz / FMT

Institute of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling

O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Wulf Schubert
Rechbauerstraße 12, ground floor | www.tunnel.tugraz.at
  • Rock mechanics (investigation of rock and rock mass properties, stability testing of constructions above and below ground, design of support and safety measures, laboratory tests and monitoring)
  • Tunnelling (planning methodology, investigation of rock and system behaviour, tunnel construction methods and their areas of application, design of tunnelling and support, monitoring, evaluation and interpretation of measurement data)
  • Geotechnical lab
concept model of a grandstand
© TU Graz / IHB

Institute for Building Physics, Services and Construction

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Christina Johanna Hopfe
Lessingstraße 25/III  | www.ibpsc.tugraz.at

  • Building construction and building physics
  • Construction design
  • Lightweight engineering and glass structures
  • Advanced geometries
  • Building shells and façade technology
  • Thermal and hygric behaviour of components and space
  • Soundproofing, acoustics
  • Life cycle engineering
  • Analysis of structural damage
  • Fire safety planning
  • Building physics lab
Hochbau in Holzbauweise
© TU Graz / LIGNUM

Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Gerhard Schickhofer
Inffeldgasse 24, 1st floor | www.lignum.tugraz.at
  • Hardwoods in the building sector (development of more resistant timber construction products in the construction sector, determination of characteristics for strength grading)
  • Connection technologies (shearing of dowel type fasteners, tensile strength test of screws, self-drilling wood screws)
  • Plane structures in timber construction (bearing capacity of discs and plates, load and creep, development of new supporting structures)
  • Quality assurance in KVH structural timber using the "proof loading" process
  • Structural engineering lab (central research institute for the Institutes of Structural Concrete, Steel Structures, Timber Engineering and Structural Analysis)
  • Institute's own lab (universal testing machine, hydraulic traction testing machine, double climatic chamber)
Center auf Civil Engineering Inffeldgasse 24

Institute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Markus Krüger
Bautechnikzentrum Inffeldgasse 24 | www.tvfa.tugraz.at

  • Research:
    • Construction product development and structural maintenance
    • Concrete engineering, materials in highway engineering and bridge building
    • Sustainable building
  • Institute for Testing and Research in Materials Technology (TVFA):
    • Fields (non-metallic and metallic building materials, building chemistry, calibrations)
    • Accreditation (testing laboratory in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17025, inspection body in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17020, certification body in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17065 in preparation)
    • Notification in accordance with the EU Construction Products' Regulation
  • Equipment:
    • Construction chemistry
    • Reinforcement analysis, strength testing machinery, climate and frost equipment
sewage plant
© TU Graz / SWW

Institute of Urban Water Management and Landscape Water Engineering

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Muschalla
Stremayrgasse 10, 1st floor | www.sww.tugraz.at

  • Modelling and integrated inspection of the urban water cycle:
    • Wastewater and water quality modelling in sewage systems, wastewater treatment plants and watercourses
    • Hydraulic modelling of water supply networks
    • Methods for uncertainty analysis, sensitivity analysis, calibration, error analysis and optimisation
  • Asset management for water supply networks and sewage systems
  • Measurements and data management:
    • Measurement of sewage and water quality including micropollutants
    • Operation of a hydrological testing ground
areal steel structure
© TU Graz / ISB

Institute of Steel Structures

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Harald Unterweger
Lessingstraße 25, 3rd floor | www.stahlbau.tugraz.at
  • Stability of beams in steel structures
    (further development for Eurocode 3)
  • Stability of thin-walled, lean components
    (plate buckling, interaction of local and global stability)
  • Material fatigue and residual life of steel and composite bridges
  • Tank and pipeline construction
    (tanks and silos under wind and earthquakes, pipelines in power stations)
  • Non-linear structural mechanics
  • Structural engineering lab (central research institute for the Institutes of Structural Concrete, Steel Structures, Timber Engineering and Structural Analysis)
highway with traffic
© TU Graz / ISV

Institute of Highway Engineering and Transport Planning

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Fellendorf
Rechbauerstraße 12, 2nd floor | www.isv.tugraz.at

  • Transport planning: intermodal transport demand and routing based on surveys, mobile phone data and simulation models; mobility concepts for "smart cities"
  • Transport management: road traffic control using VLSA and VBA, traffic measurement using GPS and FCD, traffic conditions and traffic information, simulation of the traffic flow
  • Transport and the environment: traffic noise from roads and rails, road traffic emissions (CO NOx, particles), environmentally friendly road design
  • Lab equipment: transport-related software (ptv Visum + Vissim, akg Vestra), measuring trailer with video and radar measurement, psychoacoustics lab with dummy head recording technology
Die Murinsel
© TU Graz / IWB

Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Gerald Zenz
Stremayrgasse 10, 2nd floor | www.hydro.tugraz.at

  • Transient numerical simulations of:
    • Run-off processes with free surfaces, with and without debris and air intake
    • Siphonic drainage in tunnels and pipelines
    • Flow-induced component loads with shut-off mechanisms
    • Dams under earthquake stress
  • Basic research into flood risk and flood management
  • Passability with damming, sedimentation and erosion, fish migration
  • Safety assessment of weirs, dams
  • Optimised use of hydro power, hydraulic increase in efficiency
  • Project-related research:
    • Weirs and hydraulic power stations, reservoir facilities and flood defences
  • Hydraulic engineering lab (physical model tests for high pressure systems, river works and protection structures, hydraulic basic research)
Blick auf eine hydraulische Presse in der Laborhalle
© TU Graz / LKI

Laboratory for Structural Engineering

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Univ.-Doz. Bernhard Freytag
Inffeldgasse 24 | www.lki.tugraz.at

  • Structural Engineering
    • Static and dynamic large-scale experiments on structural part structures and structures
    • development of innovative construction methods, methods for structural reinforcement
    • New measurement and test methods
    • teaching: experimental methods and evaluation methods, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC), theses and dissertations
  • Robot Design Lab (in collaboration with the Institute of Structural Design)
    • development of innovative production processes in architecture and structural engineering
    • precision wet grinding of free-form components of steel fiber ultra high performance concrete (UHPC)
  • Laboratory for Building Science
    • Accredited Testing Laboratory & European Notified Body
    • Experimentation, simulation and research in building Science:
    • Acoustics: Sound insulation, architectural acoustics
    • Hygrothermics: heat, moisture, convection, solar radiation
    • Mech. Impacts: wind, air permeability, driving rain, burglary, ..
    • Construction: Impact & design of building physical loads
    • teaching in cooperation with the Institutes of Building Construction, Urban Water Management and Landscape Engineering, Signal Processing and Speech

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Dean's Office of the Faculty of Civil Engineering

Rechbauerstraße 12
A-8010 Graz