Student Bachelor and Master thesis projects

 

Guide to the preparation of scientific papers

Guidelines for writing scientific papers at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of RWTH Aachen University

 
 

Topics for Bachelor Theses at the Chair of Geotechnical Engineering in Civil Engineering

If you are interested, please contact the respective employee.

Supervisor

Topic

Type

As of

Fuentes, Raul

Hydrophobic barriers in geotechnical engineering – dream or reality?

theoretical / analytical

immediately

Fuentes, Raul

Frozen soils laboratory tests

experimental / analytical

immediately

Fuentes, Raul

When soils behave like fluids.

experimental / analytical

immediately

Förderer, Aaron

Comparison of analytical models for near-surface geothermal systems with a focus on groundwater

analytical.

immediately

Förderer, Aaron

Machine Learning for designing geothermal systems

Meister, Hannes Maria

Helical Intrusions in Geotechnics: An Overview of Soil Dynamics, Mechanisms, and Relevant Standards.

theoretical. / literature review

flexible

Meister, Hannes Maria

Interface Behavior of 3D Printed Materials and Granular Material: Experimental Investigations and Methods.

experimental / analytical

flexible

If you are interested, please contact the respective employee.

 
 

Topics for Master Theses at the Chair of Geotechnical Engineering in Civil Engineering

If you are interested, please contact the respective employee directly.

Supervisor

Topic

Type

As of

Fuentes, Raul / RWE power AG

Influence of the rate of changes in the water level on the stability of slopes on multi layered cut slopes

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes, Raul / Vergara

Seismic performance of tunnels: Shaking Tunnel Vision

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes, Raul

Deep excavations in overconsolidated clays. Suction: the elephant in the room

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes, Raul

Design of Einstein Telescope tunnel infrastructure: extreme rock mechanics

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes / Förderer / Saraç

Physics-informed neural networks applied to groundwater flow problems (English)

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes, Raul

Application of the Resistive Force Theory to geotechnical engineering: Black magic in action

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes, Raul / Molls

Effects of salts concentration on permafrost / frozen soils (English)

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes / Lei

Interaction between debris flows and obstacles for risk management

theoretical / numerical

flexible

Fuentes, Raul

Multi-body dynamics and discrete element modelling of horizontal penetration in granular materials (English)

theoretical / numerical

flexible

Fuentes / Lei

Discrete element modelling of interaction between debris flows and obstacles

theoretical / numerical

October 2021

Fuentes, Raul

A new revolutionary granular foundation system

exp./ theor./ numer..

flexible

Fuentes / Cardozo

Modelling of earth-pressures on buried structures using discrete element modelling

theoretical / numerical

October 2021

Fuentes / Li

Granular column collapse modelling using Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics

theoretical / numerical

flexible

Adak, Ömer Kemal

First steps of a pre-designed bio-inspired robot leg on real soil (English)

experimental

flexible

Förderer, Aaron

Machine-Learning for the design of geothermal systems

analytical /ML

flexible

Förderer, Aaron

Implementation of a finite-line source model for geothermal heat collectors

analytical.

flexible

Fuentes / Cardozo

3D-DEM Modeling of the triaxial test

numerical

flexible

Cardozo, Lina

Comparative study on the performance of bio-based and petro-based geotextiles

experimental

flexible

Meister, Hannes Maria

Conceptualization and Design of a Geotechnical Drilling Test Stand.

theoretical

flexible

Meister, Hannes Maria

Resistive Force Theory: A Case Study on the application of Semi-Empirical Models for Soil Resistance to geotechnical engineering and tunnelling (Python)

theoretical / analytical

flexible

Fuentes / Villegas-Negrette, Luis

Heating sand – thermal response

experimental

flexible

Sarac, Alper Tuna

Physics informed neural networks to capture the freezing/thawing front of soil. (Stefan problem) (English, Python)

Theoretical / numerical / ML

flexible

If you are interested, please contact the respective employee directly.