CV Ch. Bucher

Christian Bucher

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Structural Mechanics


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Engineering Mechanics

University of Innsbruck




Civil Engineering

University of Innsbruck



Research interests


International Experience

Journal papers



Research Interests

  • Stochastic mechanics
  • Structural dynamics and Probabilistic deterioration models
  • Structural reliability analysis
  • Numerical modelling
  • Structural stochasticity
  • Inverse parameter identification
  • Stochastic finite element analysis


  • Mechanics
  • Basics of stochastic mechanics
  • Structural Optimization

International Experience

  • Appointments as a research associate in Kyoto (1984)
  • Visiting fellow in New York (1986)
  • Boca Raton, Florida (1987-1988).
  • Visiting professor with the Polish Academy of Science of Warsaw, Poland (2003)
  • University of Tokyo, Japan (2004)
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, (2004)
  • University of Waterloo, Ontario (2005) 
  1. Bucher, C. and D. M. Frangopol (2007) Optimization of combined lifetime maintenance strategies. In P. D. Spanos and G. Deodatis, editors, Computational Stochastic Mechanics 5.  
  2. Bucher, C. M. Macke, and T. Most (2006) Application of approximate response functions in structural reliability analysis. In 3rd International ASRANet Colloquium, 10–12 July 2006, Glasgow, UK. on CD.
  3. Bucher, C. (2006) Applications of random field models in stochastic structural mechanics. In M. Pandey, W.-C. Xie, and L. Xu, editors, Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics and Construction, pp. 471–484. Springer.
  4. Bucher, C. and D. M. Frangopol (2006) On optimal lifetime maintenance strategies taking into account probabilities of violating performance and cost thresholds. In J. D. Sorensen and D. M. Frangopol, editors, Advances in Reliability and Optimization of Structural Systems, pp. 73–80. Taylor & Francis/Balkema.
  5. Bucher, C. and D. M. Frangopol (2006) Optimization of lifetime maintenance strategies for deteriorating structures considering probabilities of violating safety, condition, and cost thresholds. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 21:1–8.
  6. Bucher, C. and V. Zabel (2005) Experiences with detection of damage in bridge structures using dynamics tests. In N. Gebbeken, M. Keuser, and I. Mangerig, editors, Proceedings, First Munich Bridge Assessment Conference MBAC 2005, on CD-ROM.
  7. Bucher, C. and H.-A. Pham (2005) On model updating of existing structures utilizing measured dynamic responses. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 1(2):135–143.
  8. Bucher, C. and M. Macke (2005) Response surface methodology. In E. Nikolaidis, D. M. Ghiocel, and S. Singhal, editors, Structural Reliability Handbook, pp. 19–1 to 19–23. CRC Press, Boca Raton.
  9. Higuchi, S. and C. Bucher (2004) Performance-based optimal design of structures. In Proceedings, 9th ASCE Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability. ASCE.
  10. Bucher, C., O. Huth, and M. Macke (2003) Accuracy of system identification in the presence of random fields. In A. DerKiureghian, S. Madanat, and J. Pestana, editors, Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, pp. 427–433. Millpress.
  11. Macke, M. and C. Bucher (2002) Reliability-based condition assessment of existing structures utilizing dynamic measurements. In H. Grundmann and G. Schuëller, editors, Structural Dynamics - EURODYN 2002. Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse.
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