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Fritz Leonhardt

Biographical Information

Name: Fritz Leonhardt
Born on 11 July 1909 in , Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Deceased on 30 December 1999 in , Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Europe
Place(s) of activity:
1927 - 1931

Studies civil engineering at the Technical School (TH) in Stuttgart

1932 - 1933

Travels to the United States and Mexico

1934

Works under Karl Schaechterle in the bridge construction division of the main office of the Reichsautobahn in Stuttgart, then in the Reichstransportation Ministry in Berlin;
Develops a light deck system, later called orthotropic deck

1936

Doctorate

1938 - 1941

Design and construction supervision of the Cologne-Rodenkirchen Bridge.

1939

Opens own consulting engineering office in Munich.

1948 - 1951

Technical direction for the Cologne-Mulheim Bridge, first use of an orthotropic deck.

1950 - 1957

Cooperation with Schaechterle, Wintergerst, Grassl and Tamms on the design of the Düsseldorf cable-stayed bridges.

1953

Patents mono-cable suspension bridge.

1957

Professor at the TH Stuttgart.

1974

Emeritus;
Freyssinet-Medal by the Fédération Internationale de la Précontrainte (FIP)

Structures and Projects

Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:

checking engineer
consultant
consulting engineer
designer
engineer
expert
structural engineer

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Bibliography

  1. Leonhardt, F. (1990): Cable stayed bridges. In: Engineering Structures, v. 12, n. 1 (January 1990), pp. 68.

    https://doi.org/10.1016/0141-0296(90)90043-r

  2. Leonhardt, F. (1965): Reducing the shear reinforcement in reinforced concrete beams and slabs. In: Magazine of Concrete Research, v. 17, n. 53 (December 1965), pp. 187-198.

    https://doi.org/10.1680/macr.1965.17.53.187

  3. Leonhardt, F. (1965): Long Span Prestressed Concrete Bridges in Europe. In: PCI Journal, v. 10, n. 1 (1 February 1965), pp. 62-75.

    https://doi.org/10.15554/pcij.02011965.62.75

  4. Leonhardt, Fritz (1974): To New Frontiers For Prestressed Concrete Design And Construction. In: PCI Journal, v. 19, n. 5 (1 September 1974), pp. 54-69.

    https://doi.org/10.15554/pcij.09011974.54.69

  5. Leonhardt, Fritz (1972): Improving The Seismic Safety of Prestressed Concrete Bridges. In: PCI Journal, v. 17, n. 6 (1 November 1972), pp. 37-40.

    https://doi.org/10.15554/pcij.11011972.37.40

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  • Date created
    02/01/1999
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014