Simon Löw

Prof. Simon Löw
Chair in Engineering Geology
Ingenieurgeologie
Geologisches Institut
ETH Zürich
ETH Zentrum NO G 69.2
Sonneggstrasse 5
CH-8092 Zürich
Switzerland


Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 32 31
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 632 36 65
Fax: +41 (0) 44 632 11 08
E-mail: simon.loew(at)erdw.ethz.ch
URL Institution: www.engineering-geology.ethz.ch


Additional functions:
Expert Commission for Nuclear Waste Disposal EGT (President); Swiss Geotechnical Commission (Member); Swiss Society of Engineering Geology (Member)


Key Publications of Simon Löw (up to ten) :
Zangerl, C., Eberhardt, E., Evans, K. & Loew, S. (2008a) Consolidation settlements above deep tunnels in fractured crystalline rock: Part 1—Investigations above the Gotthard highway tunnel. International journal of rock mechanics 45, 1195-1210

Zangerl, C., Evans, K., Eberhardt, E. & Loew, S. (2008b) Consolidation settlements above deep tunnels in fractured crystalline rock: Part 2 –Numerical analysis of the Gotthard highway tunnel case study, International journal of rock mechanics 45, 1211-1225

Willenberg H, Loew S, Eberhardt E, Evans K, Spillmann T, Heincke B, Maurer HR, Green A (2008) Internal structure and deformation of an unstable crystalline rock mass above Randa (Switzerland): Part I - Internal structure from integrated geological and geophysical investigations. Engineering Geology 101, 1-14, DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2008.01.015

Masset, Olivier; Loew, Simon (2010) Hydraulic conductivity distribution in crystalline rocks, derived from inflows to tunnels and galleries in the Central Alps, Switzerland. HYDROGEOLOGY JOURNAL, Volume: 18, Issue: 4, Pages: 863-891

Willenberg H, Evans K, Eberhardt E, Spillmann T, Loew S (2008) Internal structure and deformation of an unstable crystalline rock mass above Randa (Switzerland): Part II - Three-dimensional deformation pattern. Engineering Geology 101, 15-32, DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2008.01.016

Dammeier, Franziska; Moore, Jeffrey R.; Haslinger, Florian; Loew, Simon (2011) Characterization of alpine rockslides using statistical analysis of seismic signals.
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, Volume: 116, Article Number: F04024

Gischig, Valentin S.; Moore, Jeffrey R.; Evans, Keith F.; Loew, Simon (2011) Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 1. Conceptual study of a simplified slope. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, Volume: 116, Article Number: F04010

Gischig, Valentin S.; Moore, Jeffrey R.; Evans, Keith F.; Loew, Simon (2011) Thermomechanical forcing of deep rock slope deformation: 2. The Randa rock slope instability. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-EARTH SURFACE, Volume: 116, Article Number: F04011

Loew, Simon; Luetzenkirchen, Volker; Hansmann, Juergen; et al.(2015) Transient surface deformations caused by the Gotthard Base Tunnel. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES, Volume: 75, Pages: 82-101






Expertise of Simon Löw:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
ScopeProcess Studies
Topic HydrosphereHydrogeology (Groundwater Protection)
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEnergy
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementPrevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Modeling
Applied Research / Technology
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building

Specialties of Simon Löw:
Field experiments related to hydromechanical properties and processes of fractured rocks. Landslide formation, mechanics and hazards. Glacier-rock slope interactions. Nuclear waste disposal and deep tunneling. Groundwater recharge and flow in alpine catchments. Deep geothermal energy.

Last update: 12/4/17
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