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Geotechnical engineer

Walter Karl Wittke, German Geotechnical engineer. Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (rock mech.award 1977), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Geotechnik (president), Deutscher Ausschuss fuer Unterirdisches Bauen, Deutsches Talsperren Komitee.

Background

Wittke, Walter Karl was born on March 28, 1934 in Hamburg, Germany. Son of Walter and Ella (Juergenson) Wittke.

Education

Master of Science, Technology University Hanover, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Karlsruhe, 1962. Doctor in Engineering, University Hannover, 1998.

Career

From research assistant to associate professor, Technology U. Karlsruhe, Germany, 1959-1974; head institute for geotechnology engineering, U. Aachen, Germany, since 1974. Visiting professor rock Mechanics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1971, PurdueU., West Lafayette, Indiana, 1983.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Rock Mechanics: Basics for Economic Construction in Rock, 1984, Stability Analysis for Tunnels, Fundamentals, 2000, Verlag Glückauf, Essen. Editor: Geotechnik in Forschung und Praxis-WBI-Print, Verlag, Glückauf, Essen.

Membership

Member American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (rock mech.award 1977), Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Geotechnik (president), Deutscher Ausschuss fuer Unterirdisches Bauen, Deutsches Talsperren Komitee.

Connections

Married Lilian Siquet, May 18, 1968. Children: Bettina, Patricia, Cornelia, Martin.

father:
Walter Wittke

mother:
Ella (Juergenson) Wittke

spouse:
Lilian Siquet

child:
Martin Wittke

child:
Bettina Wittke

child:
Cornelia Wittke

child:
Patricia Wittke