Extending Fatigue Life of Metallic Structures Beyond 100 Years

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Dr Eugen Brühwiler, Switzerland
Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne

Eugen Brühwiler’s activities as a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, are motivated by the following principle: Methods for the examination of existing structures (“Examineering”) must be developed with the ultimate goal to limit construction intervention (and thus the client’s expenditure) to a strict minimum. If interventions are necessary then their objective is to improve the structure. His activities as researcher, teacher and consultant include existing civil structures, in particular bridges of high cultural value, fatigue, dynamic and structural behaviour of bridges, as well as Ultra-High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete and composite UHPFRC-RC structures for rehabilitation of structures.

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