Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Haupt

Honorary Professor at TUM since 1994


Soil Dynamics

Contact Details

Business Card at TUMonline


Professor Haupt completed his studies in civil engineering between 1964 and 1970 at TH Karlsruhe. He interrupted his studies for a year when he received a scholarship from the French government to study at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. After a period spent working as a research fellow at the University of Michigan (1970/71), he obtained a PhD in 1977 for his thesis on “the spreading and shielding of vibrations in the subsoil” from the Department of Soil and Rock Mechanics at the University of Karlsruhe. Having received his doctorate Professor Haupt worked as a scientific advisor in the Foundation Engineering Department of the Bavarian State Trade Agency from 1978 to 2003. The main emphasis of his work is in the fields of soil dynamics, vibrations in civil engineering, structural damage caused by vibrations, and vibrations from church towers. Since 2003 he has acted as a special scientific advisor in these areas, principally in court processes. Professor Haupt has been certified by the Nuremberg Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) as a public appraiser for soil dynamics, vibrations in civil engineering and structural damage caused by vibrations.


    • Scientific advisor, Foundation Engineering Department of the Bavarian State Trade Agency (1978-2003)
    • Special scientific advisor (since 2003)
    • Chairman of standards committee DIN 4178 “Church Towers” (since 1998)
    • Member of standards committee DIN 4150-1 “Vibrations in civil engineering; predetermining vibration levels” (since 1978)
    • Member and current chairman of standards committee DIN 4150-3 “Vibrations in civil engineering; impact on structural works” (since 1978)