Nonlinear algebraic equations. Hands-on exercises with commercial and open-source software. Recommended preparation: basic knowledge of probability theory (SE 125 or equivalent). Loads and load paths. Capacity design. Team projects include layout, material selection, component sizing, fabrication, and cost. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Introduction to fundamentals of structures and how structures work. Prerequisites: MATH 18 (or MATH 31AH) and MATH 20D. The theoretical and practical aspects of the application of cables to moorings, guyed structures, suspension bridges, cable-stayed bridges, and suspended membranes are discussed. Prerequisites: SE major. Fluid Mechanics for Structural Engineering (4). Macro- and micro-material modeling, classical and shear deformable laminate beam and plate theories developed via energy principles, Ritz, Galerkin, and Finite element based solutions, advanced failure theories, fracture, holes/notches and hole-size effect, interlaminar stresses, free-edge problems, impact, damage tolerance, fatigue, elastic tailoring, thermally stabile/zero CTE structures, etc. Mechanical properties of polymers; micromechanisms of elastic and plastic deformations, fracture, and fatigue of polymers and composites. Introduction to probability theory and random processes. Aerospace Structural Mechanics II (4). Prerequisites: graduate student, undergraduate vibrations or structural dynamics course. Nonlinear Structural Analysis (4). Performance based seismic design. Time-dependent and independent properties of concrete and reinforcing material. Students will be able to understand the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the various methods; and develop a conceptual design for the most appropriate improvement strategy. Oral presentations. Introduction to textile structure and behavior, mechanics of yarns and fabrics as relevant to structural composites and geotechnical applications. Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I (4). Specifically, this course will cover 1) classification and sources of damage, 2) case histories, 3) experimental advancements, 4) methods in practice (force- and displacement-based), 5) methods of analysis, 6) anchorage design, and 7) protection of NCSs. Ritz, Galerkin, and finite element approaches for frames and reinforced shells. Recommended preparation: students should have experience with computer aided design (CAD). Prerequisites: SE 1 and SE 101A or MAE 130A. Department stamp and/or consent of instructor. Design of Steel Structures II (4). Cross-listed with MAE 235. Prerequisites: open to first-year students only.
PDE models of deformations in solids and structures. Analysis and design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structure using advanced analytical techniques and design philosophies. Review of probability theory and random processes. Calibration of constitutive models for stress-strain behavior of soils, including hyperbolic, Mohr-Coulomb/Cam-Clay models. Introduction to structural reliability and random phenomena. Advanced topics in the design of weight-critical aerospace structures. Prerequisites: B average in major, upper-division standing, and consent of department chair. SE 168. Concepts of stress and strain. Strategies for eliminating shear locking problems are introduced. Beam, plate, and doubly curved shell elements are derived. Design of nailed and bolted connections. Toolboxes and libraries. Techniques of computation with the finite element method. SE 207. Service and ultimate limit state analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures and components. Use of computer resources. Prerequisites: MATH 20E, SE 3, and SE 110B (or MAE 131B). SE 143B. Pore-pressure generation/effects during cycle loading. Static, dynamic, and energy-based techniques and predicting elastic stability. Prerequisites:graduate standing. Functions, function handles, input and output arguments. Students may not receive credit for SE 273 and MAE 231C. Renumbered from SE 131. Use of computer resources. May be coscheduled with SE 167. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SE 271/MAE 231A or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: SE 271 or consent of instructor. Fiber and matrix properties, micromechanics, stiffness, ply-by-ply stress, hygrothermal behavior, and failure prediction. SE 274. Conservation laws on general moving domains. Program or materials fees may apply. Machine Learning for Structural Engineering (4). Stain measurement. Mechanics and Design of Composite Structures (4). Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Students may not receive credit for SE 233 and MAE 235. Advanced concepts in the mechanics of deformable bodies. Prerequisites: SE 130A. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Structural System Testing and Model Correlation (4). The course deals with cable structures from a structural mechanics point of view. Not more than four units may be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Use of computer resources.
Torsion of thin-walled members. Total and effective stress. The Senior Seminar is designed to allow senior undergraduates to meet with faculty members to explore an intellectual topic in structural engineering. Introduction to processing and fabrication methods of polymers and composite materials. Prerequisites: SE 3, MAE 8 or SE 9, SE 101A, and SE 105. Prerequisites: MATH 20D and MATH 18. Prerequisites: SE 232B or MAE 232B. Prerequisites: SE 102 and SE 103. Program or materials fees may apply. Structural steel properties and selection. SE 277. SE 271. Structural component and system reliability. Prerequisites: SE 105 (or MAE 21 or SE 104L) and SE 101B (or MAE 130B or MAE 30B) and SE 110A (or MAE 131A). Prerequisites: SE 201A or SE 203, graduate standing. Introduction to aerospace computer-aided design and analysis tools.
Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only.
Recommended preparation: vibrations, finite element analysis, and knowledge of MATLAB. First-year student seminars are offered in all campus departments and undergraduate colleges, and topics vary from quarter to quarter. Prerequisites:graduate standing. Mechanics of Laminated Composite Structures II (4). Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Application of advanced analytical concepts to structural engineering problems. SE 222. Restricted to major codes SE75, SE77, SE80, and SE81. Modeling of mechanical deformation processes in solids and structures by the finite element method. Development of computer programs for structural analysis. Design of Civil Structures II (4). SE 227. SE 160A. Applications to materials characterization, defect detection, and health monitoring of structural components. Development of finite element models based upon the Galerkin method. May be coscheduled with SE 263. Measurement techniques. Kinematics and kinetics of particles in two- and three-dimensional motion. Advanced treatment of topics in soil mechanics, including state of stress, pore pressure, consolidation and settlement analysis, shear strength of cohesionless and cohesive soils, mechanisms of ground improvement, and slope stability analysis. Fluid statics, hydrostatic forces; integral and differential forms of conservation equations for mass, momentum, and energy; Bernoulli equation; dimensional analysis; viscous pipe flow; external flow, boundary layers; open channel flow.
Free and forced vibrations of multi degree-of-freedom structures. Materials testing for cement and concrete, metals and alloys, polymers and composites, and wood. Additional topics: sandwich construction, elastic couplings, thermal response, shear factor determination, fiber/interlaminar stress recovery, strength/safety. Prerequisites: MATH 20C and PHYS 2A. Prerequisites:SE 203, graduate standing. Experimental Mechanics and NDE (4). Stress transformation. Processing techniques; facilities and equipment; material-processing-microstructure interaction; materials selection; form and quality control. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in SE 110A or MAE 131A. Advanced Structural Steel Design (4). Use of conservation equations and principle of minimum potential energy. Propagation of elastic waves in thin structural elements such as strings, rods, beams, membranes, plates, and shells. Professional ethics. Basic solution methods for the nonlinear equations are developed and applied to problems in plasticity and hyperelasticity. Students may not receive credit for SE 7 and MAE 7. Prerequisites: graduate standing required. Solution methods: exact, approximate (Ritz, Galerkin) and finite element method. Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics (4). Rocking walls. Modal analysis. Prerequisites: MAE 232A or SE 276A or consent of instructor, graduate standing. Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Bases for probabilistic design codes. Restricted to SE and MAE graduate students (major codes SE75, SE76, SE77, SE78, SE79, SE80, SE81, SE82, MC75, MC76, MC78, MC80, MC81, MC82, MC83, MC84, MC85, MC86, MC87, MC88). Professionalism, technical communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics in engineering practice. Topics will include design of simple and rigid connections, composite construction, advanced topics in compression and flexural members including torsion, design of plate girders, the direct analysis method, and plastic analysis. Principles of statics using vectors. Introduction to Structures and Design (4). Emphasis is on 2D and 3D frame structures modeled using 1D (beam-column) elements. SE 142. Design of tension members, compression members, beams, beam-columns, simple bolted, and welded connections. Properties of plywood and structural-use panels. Structural idealization. Prerequisites: department approval and graduate standing. Unsymmetric bending of beams. Structural construction and testing. Experimental/constitutive modeling perspectives on mechanical, hydraulic, thermal behavior of dry and saturated soils. Review methods used to repair aerospace structures. May be coscheduled with SE 264. General introduction to physical and engineering properties of soils.
Pure bending of beams. All rights reserved. Design for seismic loads. Hookes law. This course covers topics in fracture mechanics, including theoretical strength; stress concentration; strain energy release rate; linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics: stress singularity, fracture modes, crack tip plastic zone, Dugdale model, R-curve, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, the J-integral; experimental techniques; and special topics. Lectures and labs on structural properties of engineering materials. SE 9. Prerequisites: PHYS 2A and MATH 20D, or consent of instructor.
Prerequisites: consent of instructor or department stamp. This course covers the hydraulic and mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils. Use of computer resources. Behavior of saturated sands and clays described based on key studies.
Prerequisites: graduate standing. Design of prestressed concrete bridges. Design of horizontal diaphragms. Origins of rock, intact rock stress-strain behavior and testing, theory of poroelasticity, fracture behavior and permeability, elastic description of orthotropic and transversely isotropic rock mass. SE 1. Suitable discretizations, mesh motion, and discrete solution strategies are discussed. Nonlinear Finite Element Methods for Solid Mechanics (4). Wave Propagation in Continuous Structural Elements (4). Response of discrete linear structural systems to harmonic, periodic and transient excitations. Emphasis on primary load-bearing airframe structures and analysis/design of substantiate repairs. We will cover flow through porous media, generalized Darcys law, groundwater modeling, confined and unconfined systems, well hydraulics, land subsidence, and construction dewatering. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Algorithm development. Ordinary differential equations. Classical methods of analysis for statically indeterminate structures. Aerospace Structural Mechanics I (4). SE 250. Deflections and slopes of beams from integration methods. Aerospace Structural Mechanics I (4). Influence of soil conditions on ground motion characteristics; dynamic behavior of soils, computation of ground response using wave propagation analysis and finite element analysis; evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction; soil-structure interaction; lateral pressures on earth retaining structures; analysis of slope stability. SE 290. Prerequisites: student must be of first year standing and a Regents Scholar. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Prerequisites: graduate standing. This course provides students with an understanding of the design and performance of nonstructural components and systems (NCSs) when subjected to earthquake loads. Prerequisites: SE 101C. Analysis of frame structures using matrix methods and introduction tothe finite element method. Prerequisites: SE 130B and SE 150A (or SE 150). Concepts underpinning mechanical, hydraulic, chemical and inclusion-based methods of ground improvement will be discussed.
SE 278A. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SE 276A or MAE 232A and MAE 231A or SE 271. Corequisite: SE 103. SE 3. Project-based exploration of structural engineering computations. Background of seismic codes.
MATLAB-based exercises. Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction (4). (S/U grades permitted.). Elements of seismicity and seismology. May be coscheduled with SE 163. Structural Engineering Seminar (2). Static vibration and buckling analysis of simple and built-up aircraft structures. Composite material design considerations. SE 253A. Rayleigh-Ritz method for approximation. Fundamental aspects of elastodynamics. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. P/NP grades only. Behavior and design of steel elements for global and local buckling. Students will design, model, simulate, optimize, 3D print, test, and refine a remotely controllable robotic system as member of a multidisciplinary team. Applications to components and systems.
Use of computer resources. Aircraft and spacecraft flight loads and operational envelopes, three-dimensional stress/strain relations, metallic and composite materials, failure theories, three-dimensional space trusses and stiffened shear panels, combined extension-bend-twist behavior of thin-walled multicell aircraft and space vehicle structures, modulus-weighted section properties, shear center. SE 132. Applications in fiber reinforced composites, coated textile structures, geotextiles. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Ductility concepts. Lateral force resisting systems. Lab activity will involve composite fabrication methods and design, analysis, build, and testing of composite structure. Prerequisites:SE 101C (or MAE 130C). Concepts in data acquisition, feature extraction, data normalization, and statistical modeling will be introduced in an integrated context. Calculation of deflection and prestress losses. Finite Element Computations in Solid Mechanics (4). Topics include analysis of shell structures, design optimization, computational vibration analysis. UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230. Prerequisites: SE 276A or MAE 232A, graduate standing. Explores strategies for the augmentation, advancement, and restoration of human abilities, covering the design and systems engineering cycle; from initial user study, ideation, and conceptual design to subject imaging, modeling, and simulation; all the way to layered manufacturing and testing. In this course, students will perform exercises that increase their spatial visualization skills. Displacement-based and force-based beam element formulations. Emphasis will be placed on fundamental concepts. This course will provide an overview of the latest technology for evaluating and improving the accuracy and validity of linear and nonlinear finite element models, solution verification, finite element model validation, sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis, and test-analysis correlation. Prerequisites: SE 110A (or MAE 131A) and SE 110B. Students will be able to understand the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the various methods; and develop a conceptual design for the most appropriate improvement strategy. This course discusses theory, design, and applications of sensor technologies in the context of structural engineering and structural health monitoring. Students may not receive credit for SE 131A and SE 131. Stress distribution and settlement of structures. Overview of inelastic behavior of materials. Bending of metallic and laminated composite plates and shells. Experimental techniques and methodologies presented; students will be able to perform key tests. Conceptual and preliminary structural design of aircraft and space vehicles. Weak form. Strong earthquake ground motion; site effects on ground motion; structural response; soil-structure interaction; design criteria; code requirements. Lab activity will involve design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of composite structure. One-, 2-, and 3-D static and seismic response of earth structures/slopes/Foundation systems. Arbitrary Lagrange-Eulerian (ALE) and space-time approaches to fluid-structure interaction are covered. Prerequisites: MATH 18 (or MATH 31AH) and SE 130A. Program or materials fees may apply. Enrollment restricted to MC25, MC27, and SE27 majors only. Review methods used to repair aerospace structures. Use of computer resources. Written reports. Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics III (4). Engineering graphics, solid modeling, CAD applications including 2-D and 3-D transformations, 3-D viewing, wire frame and solid models, Hidden surface elimination. Prerequisites: SE 253A or equivalent, graduate standing. Load paths and distribution of dead and live loads. SE 242. Aerospace Structural Mechanics II (4). Theory and behavior of steel structures leading to the development of design requirements in current specifications. This course discusses techniques to analyze signals (or data), particularly related to structural dynamic response focusing on time/frequency domain data analysis (Fourier transform, digital filtering, and feature extraction). Recommended preparation: students should have experience with computer aided design (CAD). Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4). (S/U grades only.) Design of Prestressed Concrete (4). Signal processing is widely used in engineering and physical sciences. Prerequisites: MATH 20D and SE 101A (or MAE 130A). Prerequisites: SE 203 or consent of instructor, graduate standing. Concept and application of prestressed concrete. Requirements for strain measurements, electrical resistance strain gages, fiberoptic strain gages, wave propagation, ultrasonic testing, impact-echo, acoustic emission, infrared thermography, vibrational testing. This project-based, systems engineering course explores robotics in the context of next-generation layered manufacturing techniques (3D printing). Recommended Preparation: SE 181 or equivalent background in the physics and engineering properties of soil. All undergraduate students enrolled in structural engineering courses or admitted into the structural engineering program are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards. SE 270. SE 167. SE 140A. Application of soil mechanics to the analysis, design, and construction of foundations for structures. Properties and structures of engineering materials, including metals and alloys, ceramics, cements and concretes, wood, polymers, and composites.