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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. Egger, H. / Haug, E. / Leonhardt, Fritz (2018): deutsche Pavillon auf der Expo '67 Montreal - eine vorgespannte Seilnetzkonstruktion. In: Stahlbau, v. 87, n. 8 (August 2018), pp. 820-830.

    https://doi.org/10.1002/stab.201870804

  2. Leonhardt, Fritz (1957): Torre Hermes, Exposición de Hannóver. In: Informes de la Construcción, v. 10, n. 95 (November 1957), pp. 75-78.

    https://doi.org/10.3989/ic.1957.v10.i095.5655

  3. Leonhardt, F. (1957): Torre de televisión, Stuttgart. In: Informes de la Construcción, v. 10, n. 95 (November 1957), pp. 61-74.

    https://doi.org/10.3989/ic.1957.v10.i095.5648

  4. Leonhardt, F. / Walther, R. (1972): Ensayos a torsión y a esfuerzo cortante de vigas cajón pretensadas. Informe resumido. In: Hormigón y acero, v. 23, n. 102 (1st Quarter 1972), pp. 45-56.
  5. Leonhardt, Fritz (1956): Der Stuttgarter Fernsehturm [Teil 2]. In: Beton- und Stahlbetonbau, v. 51, n. 5 (May 1956), pp. 104-111.
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  • Date created
    02/01/1999
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014