Structural idealization. Experimental Mechanics and NDE (4). Lagrangian mechanics. SE 249. One-, 2-, and 3-D static and seismic response of earth structures/slopes/Foundation systems.
SE 233. SE 286. Part I of multidisciplinary team experience to design, analyze, build, and test civil/geotechnical engineering components and systems considering codes, regulations, alternative design solutions, economics, sustainability, constructability, reliability, and aesthetics. Prerequisites: graduate standing. SE 142. Corequisite: SE 110A or MAE 131A. When possible, SE does offer selected large-enrollment courses more than once each year. Concrete and reinforcement properties. Bearing capacities of shallow foundations and effects on structural design. Structural component and system reliability.
Recommended preparation: basic knowledge of probability theory (SE 125 or equivalent). Students may not receive credit for SE 273 and MAE 231C. Prerequisites: SE 130A. Signal Processing and Spectral Analysis for Structural Engineering (4). Seismic hazards. Statistics, Probability and Reliability (4). Meshfree Methods for Linear and Nonlinear Mechanics (4). Wave propagation in elastic media with emphasis on waves in unbound media and on uniform and layered half-spaces. Concepts in data acquisition, feature extraction, data normalization, and statistical modeling will be introduced in an integrated context. Performance based seismic design. Includes visualization, sketching, 2D and 3D graphics standards, dimensioning, tolerance, assemblies, and prototyping/testing with light manufacturing methods. Ductility requirements and capability design concept.
May be repeated for credit. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Material science-oriented course on polymers and composites. Seismic Isolation and Energy Dissipation (4). Prerequisites: MATH 20D and SE 101A (or MAE 130A). SE 253B. Design of Composite Structures (4). May be coscheduled with SE 263. Experimental techniques and methodologies presented; students will be able to perform key tests. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Students may not receive credit for SE 7 and MAE 7. Algorithms and Programming for Structural Engineering (4). Fourier signal processing, liquid penetrant, elastic wave propagation, ultrasonic testing, impact-echo, acoustic emission testing, vibrational testing, infrared thermography. SE 1. Use of computer resources. Error Control in Finite Element Analysis (4).
Prerequisites: graduate standing. SE 220.
Design of prestressed concrete bridges. Soil classification and identification methods. Stiffness, strength, toughness, fatigue resistance, and creep. Prerequisites: SE 201A or equivalent, or consent of instructor. The course deals with cable structures from a structural mechanics point of view. Static vibration and buckling analysis of simple and built-up aircraft structures. While some courses may be offered more than once each year, most SE courses are taught only once per year, and courses are scheduled to be consistent with the curricula as shown in the tables. Methods of analysis. SE 271.
SE 125. Prerequisites: SE 102 and SE 103. Rock Mechanics and Engineering (4). Introduction to structural design approaches for civil structures. Elements of seismicity and seismology. Shear center and torsional analysis of open and closed sections. Recommended preparation: students should have experience with computer aided design (CAD). Elastic and inelastic response spectra. Concepts of stress and strain. Bending of curved beams. Bending of metallic and laminated composite plates and shells. Code design fundamentals. Cross-listed with MAE 235. Team projects include the analysis, fabrication, and testing of a flight vehicle component. Department stamp required. Materials measurement techniques. Modal analysis, nonlinear time-history analysis. Use of computer resources. Fundamentals of structural reliability theory. Strategies for eliminating shear locking problems are introduced. Introduction to advanced composite materials and their applications. The department expects that students will adhere to these policies on their own volition and enroll in courses accordingly. SE 160A. Prerequisites: SE 131A (or SE 131), SE 101C (or MAE 130C), and SE 130B. This course will cover the following topics: fundamental mathematical concepts of optimization, constrained optimization, sensitivity analysis, topology optimization methods (SIMP and Level Set Topology Optimization), state of the art topology optimization applications and additive manufacturing methods, and future perspectives. SE 278B. Elastic deformation, plastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep. SE 212. Consent of instructor or department stamp. Topics include soil-air-water interactions, measurement of hydraulic properties, water flow analysis, effective stress theory, and elasto-plastic constitutive modeling. Wave Propagation in Continuous Structural Elements (4). Application of principles of solid mechanics to structural components and systems, description of stresses, strains, and deformation. Prerequisites: graduate student, undergraduate vibrations or structural dynamics course. Written reports.
Introduction to structural reliability and random phenomena. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Use of computer resources. Principles of statics using vectors. Renumbered from SE 131. Prerequisites: SE 103 and SE 130A. Dynamic analysis of structures underground motion. Development, formulation, and application of field equations of elasticity and variational principles for structural applications in civil and aerospace area. 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). General introduction to physical and engineering properties of soils. Free and forced vibrations of damped 1-DOF systems; vibrations isolation, impact and packaging problems. Finite element methods for linear problems in structural dynamics. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. SE 9. Representation of data in the computer. Introduction to processing and fabrication methods of polymers and composite materials. Review of probability theory and random processes. Oral presentations. Seismic design of steel moment frames and braced frames. Calculation of deflection and prestress losses.
Finite Elements for Fluid Mechanics (4). Analysis and design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structure using advanced analytical techniques and design philosophies. Fundamental and advanced concepts of stability analysis for earth slopes and retaining walls with soil backfill. This course discusses theory, design, and applications of sensor technologies in the context of structural engineering and structural health monitoring. Statistics, data analysis and inferential statistics, distributions, confidence intervals. May be coscheduled with SE 142. Recommended preparation: SE 101A, SE 110A or MAE 131A, and SE 110B or MAE 131B. Identification of structural/corrosion distress, fatigue cracking, damage tolerance, integrity and durability of built-up members, patching, health monitoring. SE 140A. Hookes law. 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. Prerequisites: department approval required, graduate standing. UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230.
Multistory building design project. Mechanics of Laminated Anisotropy Plates and Shells (4). Prerequisites: graduate standing, SE 276A or MAE 232A, and SE 276B or MAE 232B. Variables and types, statements, functions, blocks, loops, and branches. Application to strong-motion seismology, earthquake engineering, dynamics of foundations, computational wave propagation, and nondestructive evaluations. Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Application of soil mechanics to the analysis, design, and construction of foundations for structures. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Application in nonlinear structural resonance. Computing Projects in Structural Engineering (4). Term project. 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. Rupture mechanism, measures of magnitude and intensity, earthquake occurrence and relation to geologic, tectonic processes. Prerequisites: SE 151A, B, or equivalent basic reinforced concrete course, or consent of instructor, graduate standing. Deflections and slopes of beams from integration methods. Prerequisites: MATH 18 (or MATH 31AH) and MATH 20D. Analysis of frame structures using matrix methods and introduction tothe finite element method. Nonlinear Finite Element Methods for Solid Mechanics (4). Linear and nonlinear analysis of classical and shear deformable beams and plates. Newtons equations of motion. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Materials testing for cement and concrete, metals and alloys, polymers and composites, and wood. Development of finite element models based upon the Galerkin method. Prerequisites: SE 9 (or MAE 8), SE 110A (or MAE 131A), and SE 125 (or MAE 108). Aerospace Structural Mechanics I (4). SE 276A. 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. Overview of structural behavior and structural design process through hands-on projects. Application of advanced analytical concepts to structural engineering problems. Arbitrary Lagrange-Eulerian (ALE) and space-time approaches to fluid-structure interaction are covered. All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Strengthening of existing reinforced concrete structures with fiber reinforced composites. Part II of multidisciplinary team experience to design, analyze, build, and test civil/geotechnical engineering components and systems considering codes, regulations, alternative design solutions, economics, sustainability, constructability, reliability, and aesthetics. Signal processing is widely used in engineering and physical sciences. Reliability sensitivity measures. Design of beam-column.
Turbulence modeling will also be covered. Techniques of computation with the finite element method. Dynamic response of shallow and embedded foundations. Cement and concrete, wood, aluminum alloys, steel, engineering plastics, and composite materials. Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures (4). Prerequisites: graduate standing. Analysis of axial and lateral capacity of deep foundations, including drilled piers and driven piles.
SE 132. Stress distribution and settlement of structures. Fiber and matrix properties, 3D properties, stress-strain relationships, micromechanics, stiffness, ply-by-ply stress, classical laminated plate theory, hygrothermal/CTE behavior, and failure prediction. Structural steel properties and selection. Stress distribution and settlement of structures. Data encapsulation and object-oriented programming. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Behavior of saturated sands and clays described based on key studies. Shear center. Prerequisites: graduate standing. SE 201A. General computational and approximate analytical methods of analysis. SE 224. Measurement techniques. Teaching and tutorial assistance in a SE course under supervision of instructor. Flexural strength, shear strength, stiffness, and ductility of reinforced masonry elements. An approximate strength-of-materials approach is used to consider propagation of elastic waves in these elements and obtain the dynamic response to transient loads. Structural System Testing and Model Correlation (4). Background of seismic codes. Use of computer resources. Mechanics of Laminated Composite Structures II (4). Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4). Introduction to Structures and Design (4). Professionalism, technical communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics in engineering practice. Elements of theory are presented as needed. Applications involve advection-diffusion equations and systems, and incompressible and compressible Navier-Stokes equations. Applications to materials characterization, defect detection, and health monitoring of structural components. Cross-listed with MATS 261A. Applied Mathematics in Structural Engineering (4). Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Structural Design (4). Geotechnical Groundwater Engineering (4). Soil exploration, sampling, and in-situ testing techniques. Design of axially loaded members. Recommended preparation: students should have experience with computer aided design (CAD). Behavior and design of steel elements for global and local buckling.
Base isolation. Modeling of mechanical deformation processes in solids and structures by the finite element method. Mechanics of textiles and fabric-based composites. It deals with the theory, computer implementation, and applications of methods of material and geometric nonlinear analysis.
(P/NP grades only.)
Basic solution methods for the nonlinear equations are developed and applied to problems in plasticity and hyperelasticity. Concepts underpinning mechanical, hydraulic, chemical and inclusion-based methods of ground improvement will be discussed. Use of computer resources. Finite element methods for linear problems in solid mechanics. Weighted residual method. Concept and application of prestressed concrete. Structural materials. Enrollment is limited to twenty students with preference given to seniors. Emphasis is on 2D and 3D frame structures modeled using 1D (beam-column) elements. Service, strength, and extreme event limit states and other load and resistance factor design (LRFD) principles. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in SE 110A (or MAE 131A). Analysis of aerospace structures via work-energy principles and finite element analysis. Bearing capacities of shallow foundations and effects on structural design. SE 280. Use of computer resources. Lab activity will involve design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of composite structure. Prerequisites: SE 201A or SE 203, graduate standing. Engineering topics include excavations, foundations, stresses around the circular hole in rock, principles of hydraulic fracturing. Development of computer programs for structural analysis. Project-based exploration of structural engineering computations. Prerequisites: MATH 20C and PHYS 2A. Sensors and Data Acquisition for Structural Engineering (4). Prerequisites: SE 110A (or MAE 131A) and SE 110B (or MAE 131B).
Prerequisites: graduate standing. Students may not receive credit for SE 233 and MAE 235. Linearization of the equations of motion. First- and second-order, and simulation methods of reliability analysis. Prerequisites: SE 260A, graduate standing. Fluid Mechanics for Structural Engineering (4). Prerequisites: background in structural dynamics, or consent of instructor.
SE 223. Fourier signal processing, liquid penetrant, elastic wave propagation, ultrasonic testing, impact-echo, acoustic emission testing, vibrational testing, infrared thermography. Two- and three-dimensional equilibrium of statically determinate structures under discrete and distributed loading including hydrostatics; internal forces and concept of stress; free body diagrams; moment, product of inertia; analysis of trusses and beams. Prerequisites: SE 253B; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Introduction to engineering computing. Prerequisites: consent of instructor or department stamp. Static, dynamic, and energy-based techniques and predicting elastic stability. Finite element methods for problems with both material and geometrical (large deformations) nonlinearities. Capacity design. Lateral force resisting systems. SE 131B. SE 235. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SE 271/MAE 231A or consent of instructor. Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics III (4). Processing techniques; facilities and equipment; material-processing-microstructure interaction; materials selection; form and quality control. Prerequisites: open to first-year students only. Solution methods: exact, approximate (Ritz, Galerkin) and finite element method. SE 250. Prerequisites: SE 1 and SE 101A or MAE 130A. SE 269. Mechanical properties of polymers; micromechanisms of elastic and plastic deformations, fracture, and fatigue of polymers and composites. Prerequisites:SE 101C (or MAE 130C). Advanced analytical techniques to understand nonlinearity in mechanical vibration. Materials measurement techniques.
Selection of engineering materials based on performance and cost requirements.
Concepts underpinning mechanical, hydraulic, chemical and inclusion-based methods of ground improvement will be discussed. Prerequisites: MATH 18 and SE 101B (or MAE 130B). Prerequisites: SE 101A (or MAE 130A). Use of computer resources. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Use of computer resources. Lab activity will involve composite fabrication methods and design, analysis, build, and testing of composite structure. Prerequisites: graduate standing or approval of instructor. SE 248. Gravity and lateral load elements and systems. Properties of wood and lumber grades. The First-year Student Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Coupled walls. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Department stamp required. Copyright 2022 Regents of the University of California. Sensors and Data Acquisition for Structural Engineering (4). Load paths and distribution of dead and live loads. SE 151B. Kinematic and inertial interaction. Loads and load paths. System identification using strong motion downhole-array data. May be coscheduled with SE 264. Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction (4). Corequisite: SE 103. Recommended preparation: basic knowledge of probability theory (e.g., SE 125). Prerequisites:SE 203, graduate standing. Teaching experience in an appropriate SE undergraduate course under direction of the faculty member in charge of the course. Concepts in data acquisition, feature extraction, data normalization, and statistical modeling will be introduced in an integrated context. Knowledge of MATLAB strongly encouraged. Prerequisites: SE 101C. This course covers methods to verify and validate numerical simulations, including the analysis of verification tests, asymptotic convergence of solutions, validation metrics for test-analysis correlation, global sensitivity analysis, propagation of uncertainty through numerical models, and model calibration. Axial loading of bars. Prerequisites: SE 1 and SE 101A. This course covers the hydraulic and mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils. Design of shear walls. Analysis of civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures from the matrix formulation of the classical structural theory, through the direct stiffness formulation, to production-type structural analysis programs. Engineering graphics, solid modeling, CAD applications including 2-D and 3-D transformations, 3-D viewing, wire frame and solid models, Hidden surface elimination.
Reliability studies related to first excursion and fatigue failures. Independent reading or research on a problem by special arrangement with a faculty member. Kinetics and kinematics of rigid bodies in 2-D. Introduction to 3-D dynamics of rigid bodies. Multidisciplinary design optimization. Weekly seminar and discussion by faculty, visitors, postdoctoral research fellows and graduate students concerning research topics in earthquake engineering and related subjects. Prerequisites: B average in major, upper-division standing, and consent of department chair. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Aerospace Structural Mechanics II (4). Introduction to the MATLAB environment. Enrollment restricted to MC25, MC27, and SE27 majors only. SE 168. Prerequisites:SE 241 or consent of instructor, graduate standing. Recommended Preparation: undergraduate degree in structural, civil, mechanical, or aerospace engineering. Recommended Preparation: SE 181 or equivalent background in the physics and engineering properties of soil. Aerospace Structural Design I (4). Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Properties and structures of engineering materials, including metals and alloys, ceramics, cements and concretes, wood, polymers, and composites. Spatial visualization is the ability to manipulate 2D and 3D shapes in ones mind. Prerequisites: SE 130B, SE 150, and SE 151A. Students will not receive credit for both SE 125 and MAE 108. Development of computer codes for the analysis of civil, mechanical, and aerospace structures from the matrix formulation of the classical structural theory, through the direct stiffness formulation, to production-type structural analysis programs. Design of Steel Structures II (4). Theory behind popular machine learning algorithms will be discussed, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and deep learning. Service and ultimate limit state analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures and components. SE 267A. Aerospace Structural Mechanics II (4). Recommended preparation: SE 181 or equivalent. SE 236. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing (4). Use of plane stress and plane strain formulation, solution of typical boundary value problems. Application of finite element method to static and dynamic analysis of geotechnical structures. Program or materials fees may apply. In this course, students will perform exercises that increase their spatial visualization skills. Functions, function handles, input and output arguments. All undergraduate students enrolled in structural engineering courses or admitted into the structural engineering program are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards. Prerequisites: SE 101C (or MAE 130C) and SE 131A (or SE 131). Materials selection and structural design to meet functional and cost requirements. Program or materials fees may apply. SE 253C. This course provides students with an understanding of the design and performance of nonstructural components and systems (NCSs) when subjected to earthquake loads. UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230 Structural Engineering Seminar (2). Engineering Properties of Soils (4). Bayesian reliability analysis methods. Experimental methods applied through team-based projects. Torsion of circular shafts. Modification of these models to consider thermal effects.
Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: SE 101C (or MAE 130C) and SE 110A.
Prerequisites: graduate standing. Classical methods of analysis for statically indeterminate structures. Cross-listed with MATS 261B. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. 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 279. Prerequisites: graduate standing.
Detailed structural design of aircraft and space vehicles. This course discusses theory, design, and applications of sensor technologies in the context of structural engineering and structural health monitoring. MATLAB-based exercises.
Structural System Testing and Model Correlation (4). MATLAB-based exercise. This course discusses techniques to analyze signals (or data), particularly related to structural dynamic response focusing on time/frequency domain data analyses (Fourier transform, digital filtering, and feature extraction). Applications in vibration suppression/isolation. Beam, plate, and doubly curved shell elements are derived. SE 277. Seismic design philosophy. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Recommended preparation:SE 151A and SE 151B or equivalent background in basic RC/PC design. Directed group study, on a topic or in a field not included in the regular department curriculum, by special arrangement with a faculty member. Interpolation, integration, differentiation. Static/dynamic/elastic stability of laminated anisotropic plates and cylindrical shells. Prerequisites: department approval or consent of instructor. Project/system management software, i.e., building information modeling (BIM), will be introduced. Corequisite: SE 130B. Properties of reinforcing steels; concrete technology; creep, shrinkage and relaxation; Mohr-Coulomb failure criteria for concrete; confinement, moment curvature and force-displacement responses; plastic design; code compliant seismic design philosophy; code compliant seismic design of structural walls. Ordinary differential equations. Design and analysis of bridge structures, construction methods, load conditions. Emphasis on primary load-bearing airframe structures and analysis/design of substantiate repairs. The total LaGrangian and the updated LaGrangian formulations are introduced. Use of conservation equations and principle of minimum potential energy. Stress and strain. Prerequisites: department approval and graduate standing. Nonlinear Mechanical Vibrations (4).
Applications in earthquake engineering, offshore engineering, wind engineering, and aerospace engineering. Energy and momentum methods. Prerequisites: SE 278A. Prerequisites: SE 201 and SE 150, or equivalent course, or consent of instructor. Propagation of elastic waves in thin structural elements such as strings, rods, beams, membranes, plates, and shells. Additional topics: sandwich construction, elastic couplings, thermal response, shear factor determination, fiber/interlaminar stress recovery, strength/safety. Prerequisites: completion of ninety units with a 2.5 GPA and consent of department chair.