Dr. techn. Gertraud Medicus 

University of Innsbruck, Institute of Infrastructure, Gertraud
Unit of Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineering, Room 626b

Tel.: +43 (0)512 / 507-62374

Fax: +43 (0)512 / 507-62399

Email: gertraud.medicus@uibk.ac.at

Consultation-hour: Thursday 10.00 -11.30 a.m.

Main area of research: Barodesy, Hypoplasticity

Project leader of the research grant of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) P 28934-N32 : Reloading in Barodesy (abstract)

Teaching activities

  • Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Exercises
  • Computer Applications in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Gender Aspects in Technology

  • Supervision of bachelor/project theses




Monograph, Scientific
  • Medicus, Gertraud (2015): Barodesy and its Application for Clay. Berlin: Logos (= Advances in Geotechnical Engineering and Tunnelling, 20). ISBN 978-3-8325-4055-5. (Web link)

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Medicus, Gertraud; Fellin, Wolfgang (2018): Strength reduction method in Barodesy.
    In: Computers and Geotechnics Volume 95, pp. 57 - 67. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Medicus, Gertraud; Fellin, Wolfgang (2017): An improved version of barodesy for clay.
    In: Acta Geotechnica 12/2, pp. 365 - 376. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Kolymbas, Dimitrios; Fellin, Wolfgang; Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Medicus, Gertraud; Schranz, Fabian (2016): Zur Rolle der Materialmodelle beim Standsicherheitsnachweis.
    In: geotechnik. Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geotechnik 39/2, pp. 89 - 97. (URN) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Kolymbas, Dimitrios; Medicus, Gertraud (2016): Genealogy of hypoplasticity and barodesy.
    In: International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 40/18, pp. 3532 - 2550. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Medicus, G.; Kolymbas, D.; Fellin, W. (2016): Proportional stress and strain paths in barodesy.
    In: International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 40/4, pp. 509 - 522. (URN) (DOI)

  • Fellin, W.; Medicus, G. (2015): Multiple Choice Tests: More than a Time Saver for Teachers.
    In: International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy 5/3, pp. 15 - 24. (DOI)

  • Medicus, G.; Fellin, W.; Kolymbas, D. (2012): Barodesy for clay.
    In: Géotechnique Letters 2, pp. 173 - 180. (URN) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Steinacher, R.; Medicus, G.; Fellin, W.; Zangerl, C. (2009): The Influence of Deforestation on Slope (In-)Stability.
    In: Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences (Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geologischen Gesellschaft) 102/2, pp. 90 - 99. (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Fellin, Wolfgang; Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Medicus, Gertraud (2015): Portable Hands-On Experiments in Geotechnical Education.
    In: Improving University Teaching: 2015 Proccedings. published online / Internetpublikation, online. (Web link)

  • Marx, Jana; Reich, Anna; Medicus, Gertraud; Schneider-Muntau, Barbara (2013): Bäume binden Böden besser.
    In: Dürrstein, H.: Forschung für nachhaltige Entwicklung: Wissenschaftler/innen und Jugendliche ziehen Bilanz. Eine Initiative des BMWF anlässlich des Jubiläumsjahres Rio+20. Innsbruck u.a.: Studienverlag, ISBN 978-3-7065-5257-8, pp. 160 - 167. (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Medicus, Gertraud; Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Fellin, Wolfgang (2017): Applications of Barodesy.
    In: Benahmed, Nadia: 28th ALERT Workshop Poster Session. Booklet of Abstracts. Grenoble: Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), ISBN 978-2-9561359-0-6, pp. 16 - 17.

  • Medicus, Gertraud (2016): Barodesy and its application for clay.
    In: Hofstetter, G.; Gajo, A.; Kolymbas, D.: EUROMECH Colloquium 572 - Constitutive Modelling of Soil and Rock - Book of Abstracts. Innsbruck: Studia Universitätsverlag.

  • Fellin, Wolfgang; Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Medicus, Gertraud (2015): Portable Hands-on Experiments in Geotechnical Education.
    In: Wilkinson, James; Flander, Alenka: The 40. International Conference on Improving University Teaching. Ljublajna: University of Ljubljana, p. 15.

Other Publications

Electronic Publication, Scientific
  • Medicus, Gertraud; Fellin, Wolfgang; Schranz, Fabian (2018): Konzepte der Barodesie - Ergänzungen. (URN) (Web link)

  • Medicus, Gertraud (2014): Fördert ein Multiple-Choice-Selbsttest das Verständnis für geotechnische Problemstellungen? (Web link)

Database, Scientific
  • Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Bode, Manuel; Fellin, Wolfgang; Medicus, Gertraud (2018): UMAT Implementation of Clay Barodesy. (Web link)

Other Publication, Transfer-Oriented
  • Medicus, Gertraud; Fellin, Wolfgang (2017): Konzepte der Barodesie. SUMMERSCHOOL HYPOPLASTIZITAT & BARODESIE Innsbruck, 19.09. - 21.09.2017. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck.


Presentations at Conferences, Symposia, etc.

Conference Lecture (Invited Lecture)
  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, Gertraud: Barodesy and its application for clay.
    Euromech Colloquium 572: Constitutive Modelling of Rocks and Soils, Innsbruck, 2016-02-23. (Web link)

Conference Lecture (Upon Registration)
  • Lecturer(s): Fellin, W. Co-author(s): Schneider–Muntau, B.; Medicus, G.: Portable hand-on experiments for geotechnical education.
    26th ALERT Workshop and School, Aussois, 2015-09-29. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G.: Barodesie für Ton - neue Erkenntnisse.
    15. Geo-DACH Treffen, Zürich, 2013-05-03.

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G.: Barodesie für Ton.
    14. Geo-DACH Treffen, Eisenstadt, 2012-05-11.

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G.: Barodesie für Ton.
    GeoLink 2012: Symposium zu Entwicklungen in der Geotechnik, Innsbruck, 2012-03-23.

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G.: Grundideen und Kalibrierung der Barodesie.
    GeoLink 2011: Symposium zu Entwicklungen in der Geotechnik, Dresden, 2011-05-13. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G.: Gegenüberstellung des Severn-Trent-Sand Materialmodells mit der Hypoplastizität nach Wu bzw. Bauer.
    12. Geo-DACH Treffen, Graz, 2010-06-18.

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, Gertraud: Massenbewegungen und Vegetationsbedeckung.
    11. Geo-DACH Treffen, Innsbruck, 2009-05-15.

Lecture at Expert Conference
  • Lecturer(s): Fellin, W.; Chen, Chien-Hsun Co-author(s): Medicus, Gertraud: Lehr-Software für Geotechnik - Geotechnik-Quiz und virtuelle Baugrunderkundung.
    11. Tiroler Geotechnik- und Tunnelbautag, Innsbruck, 2013-11-15. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, Gertraud: Der Einfluss von Vegetation auf Massenbewegungen im alpinen Raum.
    11. GeoForum Umhausen, Umhausen, 2009-10-16.

Lecture at Summer-/Winterschool
  • Lecturer(s): Fellin, Wolfgang; Medicus, Gertraud: Hypoplastizität und Barodesie.
    Summer School Hypoplastizität und Barodesie, Innsbruck, 2017-09-19.

Poster Presentation
  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, Gertraud Co-author(s): Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Fellin, Wolfgang: Applications of barodesy.
    28th ALERT Workshop, Aussois, 2017-10-02.

  • Lecturer(s): Schneider-Muntau, B. Co-author(s): Fellin, Wolfgang; Medicus, Gertraud: Portable Hands-on Experiments in Geotechnical Education.
    40. International Conference on Improving University Teaching, Ljubljana, 2015-07-15. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Schneider-Muntau, B. Co-author(s): Medicus, G.: Barodesy.
    BrennerCongress 2014, Innsbruck, 2014-02-20. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Fellin, W. Co-author(s): Medicus, G.: Online Geotechnical Quiz.
    37th International Conference "Fostering Knowledge Transfer - Improving University Teaching", Innsbruck, 2012-07-27. (Web link)

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G. Co-author(s): Kolymbas, D.: Barodesy - A Constitutive Model based on two Rules by Goldscheider.
    8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC 2012), Graz, 2012-07-11. (Web link)

Guest Lectures

Guest Lecture
  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G. Co-author(s): Schneider-Muntau, B.: Nachrechnen von Elementversuchen mit der Barodesie für Ton.
    Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck - AB Geotechnik und Tunnelbau, Innsbruck, 2014-03-03 - 2014-03-04.

  • Lecturer(s): Medicus, G.: Barodesie für Sand und Ton.
    Technische Universität Graz (TU Graz), Graz, 2012-07-11.

Projects, scholarships and other third-party funds

Research Projects

  • Medicus, Gertraud: Barodesy. Reloading in Barodesy (Wiederbelastung in der Barodesie).
    Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF), Einzelprojekt
    2017-04-01 - 2020-03-31

  • Medicus, Gertraud: Bodenverhalten. Bodenverhalten unter zyklischer Belastung - Untersuchungen mit Ödometer und Simple-Shear-Versuchen.
    Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck - Vizerektorat für Forschung, Hypo Tirol Bank Forschungsförderungspreis an der Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck
    2012-01-01 - 2012-12-31

  • Medicus, Gertraud: Sonderlaborversuche BBT Ahrntal, Velper Bach.
    Galleria di Base del Brennero - Brenner Basistunnel BBT SE
    2010-09-29 - 2011-03-31


  • Medicus, Gertraud: Untersuchungen zur Barodesie.
    Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck - Vizerektorat für Forschung, Doktoratsstipendien aus der Nachwuchsförderung der LFU
    2014-07-01 - 2014-09-30

Academic Activities and Achievements

Awards and Honours

  • Medicus, G.: ÖGG Förderpreis - Österreichische Gesellschaft für Geomechanik für "Barodesy and its Application for Clay" (2016).

  • Fellin, Wolfgang; Schneider-Muntau, Barbara; Medicus, Gertraud: IUT Best Poster Prize 2015 (2015). (Web link)

  • Fellin, W; Medicus, G.: Second Price for Outstanding Poster Presentation Award in recognition of the most effective poster presentation: Geotechnical Quiz in OLAT (2012).

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