Selected Publications

Cooperation and International News

The large number of project partners in the Department of Civil Engineering makes it possible to present only a small selection of its collaborative work.

A long tradition of collaboration exists between the Geotechnical Engineering group and the University of Massachusetts/Lowell, USA, in the application of probabilistic methods in geo-technical engineering, e.g. for dimensioning bridge foundations on highways. Cooperation also exists with the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, on dimensioning offshore wind-farms. The Institute of Construction Operations and Construction Industry also works with the same university and is involved there and in cooperation with Stanford University, California, in the construction management simulation.

Urban Water and Waste Management has extensive ties with regional companies, for example through joint projects with Emschergenossenschaft und Lippeverband, Ruhrverband, AGR, a series of industry partners such as Bayer AG, Currenta and Lambda, and many other long-standing partners. A major collaboration resulted from the BioGaSS project, in which also the Steel ­Construction Institute LBG in Ascot, Great Britain, and other partners from Belgium, Spain and Finland are taking part. In Water, international collaboration exists with the University of Hong Kong (Urban Water and Waste Management), the University of Portland (City Planning and Urban Design) and Portland State University (Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management) in the USA. The Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management also collaborates as part of a research exchange with PWRI, the research institute of the Japanese Federal Ministry of Building, with Wuhan University, and with the Chinese Academy of Science for Aquatic Ecology.
Development cooperation took place with the University of Malaysia (Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering) in Kuala Lumpur and with Fayoum University, Egypt, along with several institutions in Iran and Indonesia. This work was funded by the DAAD.