Detailing of structural steel and reinforced concrete elements. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SE 276A or MAE 232A and MAE 231A or SE 271. SE 242. Prerequisites: SE 103 and SE 130A. Topics include soil-air-water interactions, measurement of hydraulic properties, water flow analysis, effective stress theory, and elasto-plastic constitutive modeling. Program or materials fees may apply. Probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Prerequisites: SE 201A or SE 203, graduate standing. Capacity design. SE 207. Recommended preparation: vibrations, finite element analysis, and knowledge of MATLAB.
Theory behind popular machine learning algorithms will be discussed, including supervised learning, unsupervised learning, and deep learning. Application of advanced analytical concepts to structural engineering problems. Finite Elements for Fluid Mechanics (4). Use of computer resources. Application of principles of solid mechanics to structural components and systems, description of stresses, strains, and deformation. Aerospace Structural Mechanics II (4). 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). Prerequisites: SE 253B; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Program or materials fees may apply. Emphasis on primary load-bearing airframe structures and analysis/design of substantiate repairs. Multicriteria decision making.
Probability theory. General introduction to physical and engineering properties of soils. Development and application of advanced computational techniques for fluid flow. Prerequisites: SE 140A, SE 151A, and SE 181.
SE 252. A modern paradigm of structural health monitoring as it applies to structural and mechanical systems is presented. SE 132. SE 290. SE 151B. May be repeated for credit. Extrusion; injection molding; blow molding; compression molding; thermoforming; casting; foaming. Introduction to wing divergence and flutter, fastener analysis. Theories: thin-plate (classical lamination theory), first-and third- order shear-deformable (Reissner-Mindlin and Reddy) thick plates, and refined layer-wise theories. May be coscheduled with SE 163. Prerequisites: MATH 18 and SE 101B (or MAE 130B). Nonlinear Structural Analysis (4). 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. Review of probability theory and random processes. Strengthening of existing reinforced concrete structures with fiber reinforced composites.
Concepts, advantages, and limitations of seismic isolation techniques; fundamentals of dynamic response under seismic excitation; spectral analysis; damping; energy approach; application to buildings and structures.
Cross-listed with MATS 261B. SE 140B. Prerequisites: open to first-year students only. Prerequisites: consent of instructor or department stamp.
Compaction and construction control. Use of computer resources. 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. Mechanics of Laminated Composite Structures II (4). Students may not receive credit for SE 233 and MAE 235. Use of computer resources. Systems of linear algebraic equations. Bearing capacities of shallow foundations and effects on structural design. Aerospace Structural Mechanics I (4). This project-based, systems engineering course explores robotics in the context of next-generation layered manufacturing techniques (3D printing). Use of computer resources required. Design Optimization for Additive Manufacturing (4). Topics include sensors and sensing mechanisms; measurement uncertainty; signal conditioning and interface circuits; data acquisition; analog/digital circuits; and emerging sensors. Structural idealization. Role and responsibility of structural engineers. 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. Introduction to wing divergence and flutter, fastener analysis. Prerequisites:graduate standing. May be coscheduled with SE 164. Prerequisites: SE 105 (or MAE 21 or SE 104L) and SE 101B (or MAE 130B or MAE 30B) and SE 110A (or MAE 131A). Analysis of axial and lateral capacity of deep foundations, including drilled piers and driven piles. Propagation of elastic waves in thin structural elements such as strings, rods, beams, membranes, plates, and shells. Verification and Validation of Computational Models (4). Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Concept and application of prestressed concrete. 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. SE 3. Rocking walls. Applications to materials characterization, defect detection, and health monitoring of structural components. 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. SE 164. Shear center. Students are advised that they may be dropped at any time from course rosters if prerequisites and/or performance standards have not been met. SE 260A. Static vibration and buckling analysis of simple and built-up aircraft structures. SE 168. Recommended Preparation: SE 181 or equivalent background in the physics and engineering properties of soil. Prerequisites: graduate standing. SE 212.
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. 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. Service and ultimate limit state analysis and design. Prerequisites: SE 101C (or MAE 130C) and SE 110A.
Corequisite: SE 203. The department expects that students will adhere to these policies on their own volition and enroll in courses accordingly.
Bending of metallic and laminated composite plates and shells. Arbitrary Lagrange-Eulerian (ALE) and space-time approaches to fluid-structure interaction are covered. SE 250. Newtons equations of motion. Prerequisites: graduate standing and SE 271/MAE 231A or consent of instructor.
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. Design for seismic loads. Elements of seismicity and seismology. Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction (4). Use of computer resources. Concrete and reinforcement properties. Hand and computer methods of analysis. Independent study or research under direction of a faculty member. Prerequisites: SE 3, MAE 8 or SE 9, SE 101A, and SE 105. Advanced topics in the design of weight-critical aerospace structures. Multidisciplinary design optimization.
Prerequisites: SE 151A. Fundamentals of structural reliability theory. Structural steel properties and selection.
Emphasis on primary load-bearing airframe structures and analysis/design of substantiate repairs. System identification using strong motion downhole-array data. Statically determinate and indeterminate problems. Signal processing is widely used in engineering and physical sciences. Program or materials fees may apply. Dynamic analysis of linear structural systems subjected to stationary and nonstationary random excitations. Nonlinear Mechanical Vibrations (4). 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. Design of axially loaded members.
Application in nonlinear structural resonance. SE 150B. Engineering Graphics and Computer Aided Structural Design (4). Soil classification and identification methods. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4).
Shear strength of sand and clay. Project/system management software, i.e., building information modeling (BIM), will be introduced. Detailed structural design of aircraft and space vehicles. In this course, students will perform exercises that increase their spatial visualization skills. When possible, SE does offer selected large-enrollment courses more than once each year. Hookes law. It deals with the theory, computer implementation, and applications of methods of material and geometric nonlinear analysis. Prerequisites: department approval and graduate standing. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Process induced defects and environmental considerations.
Analysis of axial and lateral capacity of deep foundations, including drilled piers and driven piles. Use of computer resources. Free- and forced-vibration of continuous systems such as axial and torsional vibrations of bars and transverse vibrations of various beams, membranes, and plates. Applications to foundation engineering, slope stability, earth dams, and geoenvironmental engineering are presented. 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. Knowledge of MATLAB strongly encouraged. Topics: shear strength, effective/total stress analysis, infinite/finite slopes, reinforced soil slopes, lateral earth pressure, retaining wall design and reinforced soil retaining walls. Processing of Polymers and Composites (4). Fracture mechanics. Elastic and inelastic response spectra. Lecturing one hour per week in either a problem-solving section or regular lecture. Statistics, Probability and Reliability (4). SE 1. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Signal processing is widely used in engineering and physical sciences. SE 125.
Recommended preparation: SE 151A-B, SE 201A, SE 211, SE 223, or equivalent courses. Nonlinear time history analyses. Applications in fiber reinforced composites, coated textile structures, geotextiles. Stress and strain. Analysis of discrete MDOF systems using matrix representation; normal mode of frequencies and modal matrix formulation. Stress distribution and settlement of structures. Kinematics and kinetics of particles in two- and three-dimensional motion. Prerequisites:SE 203, graduate standing. Conceptual/preliminary bridge design project.
Fourier signal processing, liquid penetrant, elastic wave propagation, ultrasonic testing, impact-echo, acoustic emission testing, vibrational testing, infrared thermography. May be coscheduled with SE 168. Modal analysis. Stress distribution and settlement of structures. Prerequisites: SE 110A (or MAE 131A) and SE 110B. Prerequisites: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Prerequisites: graduate standing required. Prerequisites: MATH 20D and MATH 18. Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures (4). SE 200. SE 233. Review methods used to repair aerospace structures. SE 222. Advanced topics, with prerequisite being SE 253A, or equivalent. SE 9. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in SE 110A (or MAE 131A). 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). Engineering topics include excavations, foundations, stresses around the circular hole in rock, principles of hydraulic fracturing. Recommended preparation: SE 181 or equivalent background. Written reports. Elastic deformation, plastic deformation, fracture, fatigue, creep. Introduction to four structural engineering focus sequences. Solution methods: exact, approximate (Ritz, Galerkin) and finite element method. Recommended preparation: grade of B+ or higher in SE 211 and SE 201B. Aerospace Structural Design I (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. Prerequisites: MATH 20E, SE 3, and SE 110B (or MAE 131B). Total and effective stress. Deflections and slopes of beams from integration methods. Dynamic analysis of structures underground motion. Ritz, Galerkin, and finite element approaches for frames and reinforced shells. Use of computer resources. Design of Steel Structures II (4). Processing techniques; facilities and equipment; material-processing-microstructure interaction; materials selection; form and quality control. Experimental/constitutive modeling perspectives on mechanical, hydraulic, thermal behavior of dry and saturated soils. Experimental Mechanics and NDE (4). 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. Prerequisites: department approval or consent of instructor.
Materials testing for cement and concrete, metals and alloys, polymers and composites, and wood. Structural materials. Use of computer resources. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Prerequisites: SE 110A and SE 110B or consent of instructor. Application of finite element method to static and dynamic analysis of geotechnical structures. Prerequisites: SE 181.
Statistics, data analysis and inferential statistics, distributions, confidence intervals. Prerequisites: SE 260A, graduate standing. Unsymmetric bending of beams. Turbulence modeling will also be covered. Special problems in analysisconcrete box girders, curved and skewed bridges, environmental and seismic loads. Methods of analysis. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Design of Civil Structures II (4). The course emphasizes the principles behind modern nonlinear structural analysis software. Topics include linear algebra; systems of ordinary differential equations; diffusion and wave propagation problems; integral transforms; and calculus of variations. SE 268. Prerequisites: none.
Prerequisites: SE 143A. Nonlinear Finite Element Methods for Solid Mechanics (4). SE 201A. Mechanisms of nonlinear deformation. Prerequisites: graduate standing. SE 102. Models from physics (mechanics and thermodynamics) are used in exercises and projects. 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. A course to be given at the discretion of the faculty in which topics of current interest in structural engineering will be presented.
Prerequisites: graduate standing. Techniques of computation with the finite element method. Concepts in data acquisition, feature extraction, data normalization, and statistical modeling will be introduced in an integrated context. Prerequisites: SE 253A, graduate standing. Unsymmetrical bending of symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections. Algorithm development.
SE 142. Use of computer resources. Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Minimum-weight design of primary structures based upon mission requirements and configuration constraints.
SE 236. This course provides an introduction to diagnostic imaging with a focus on forensic engineering. Includes visualization, sketching, 2D and 3D graphics standards, dimensioning, tolerance, assemblies, and prototyping/testing with light manufacturing methods. Theory and behavior of steel structures leading to the development of design requirements in current specifications. Applications involve advection-diffusion equations and systems, and incompressible and compressible Navier-Stokes equations. Cross-listed with MATS 261A. Prerequisites: consent of instructor or department stamp. Additional topics: sandwich construction, elastic couplings, thermal response, shear factor determination, fiber/interlaminar stress recovery, strength/safety. Prerequisites:SE 101C (or MAE 130C). Finite Element Computations in Solid Mechanics (4). [ undergraduate program | graduate program | faculty ]. Bending of metallic and laminated composite plates and shells. Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics III (4). Methods of updating finite element structural models to correlate with dynamic test results. Program or materials fees may apply.
Topics include static, dynamic, and environmental load definitions; metallics and polymeric composite material selection; semimonocoque analysis techniques; and bolted/bonded connections. Mechanics and Design of Composite Structures (4). Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Wave Propagation in Elastic Media (4). Geotechnical Groundwater Engineering (4). Design of Reinforced Concrete (4). Recommended preparation: basic knowledge of probability theory (SE 125 or equivalent).
Background of seismic codes. Restricted to major codes SE75, SE77, SE80, and SE81.
Construction of structural design as an optimization problem; mathematical programming for sizing, shape, and topology; linear and nonlinear programming; continuous and discrete optimization methods; Lagrangian function and KKT optimality condition; MATLAB. UC San Diego 9500 Gilman Dr. La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-2230 Lectures and labs on structural properties of engineering materials. Structural Reliability and Risk Analysis (4). SE 143A. Prerequisites: graduate standing. Prerequisites: department approval and graduate standing. Materials measurement techniques.
Use of computer resources.
Students may not receive credit for SE 131A and SE 131. Models of plasticity, viscoplasticity, viscoelasticity. Mechanical Behaviors of Polymers and Composites (4). Application to static and dynamic heat conduction and stress analysis. 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. Prerequisites:graduate standing. SE 253A. Advanced analytical techniques to understand nonlinearity in mechanical vibration. Soil exploration, sampling, and in situ testing techniques. Signal Processing and Spectral Analysis for Structural Engineering (4). Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics (4). Enrollment restricted to SE27 majors only. Numerical Methods in Geomechanics (4). Prerequisites: SE 181. (S/U grades only.) Analysis and design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry structure using advanced analytical techniques and design philosophies. Enrollment is limited to twenty students with preference given to seniors. Kinematic and inertial interaction. Prerequisites: SE 200 and SE 203, graduate standing. Torsion of thin-walled members.
Prerequisites: graduate standing. Euler-Lagrange formulation using variational calculus. Structural construction and testing. Consent of instructor or department stamp. Stability analysis of columns, lateral buckling. SE 251A. SE 244. Introduction to structural design approaches for civil structures. Fiber and matrix properties, micromechanics, stiffness, ply-by-ply stress, hygrothermal behavior, and failure prediction. Lateral force resisting systems. Seismic Design and Performance of Nonstructural Components and Systems (4). Development of computer programs for structural analysis.
The total LaGrangian and the updated LaGrangian formulations are introduced. Preprocessing (geometry, mesh generation, boundary conditions), solution methods (statics including contact, dynamics, buckling), and postprocessing (visualization, error estimation, interpretation of results). Continuous systems. Finite element methods for problems with both material and geometrical (large deformations) nonlinearities. Model/test correlation assessment in industrial practice. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and the department. Prerequisites: SE 201 and SE 150, or equivalent course, or consent of instructor. Ductility requirements and capability design concept. PDE models of deformations in solids and structures. Stain measurement. Teaching experience in an appropriate SE undergraduate course under direction of the faculty member in charge of the course. Pure bending of beams. Processes and models of the failure of materials. Department stamp required. Phase plane analysis instability, and bifurcations. Recommended preparation: SE 101A, SE 110A or MAE 131A, and SE 110B or MAE 131B. Modal superposition for analysis of continuous vibrating systems. Formulation and numerical solution of the equations of motion for structural dynamics are introduced and the effect of different mass matrix formulations on the solution accuracy is explored. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in SE 110A (or MAE 131A). Classical methods of analysis for statically indeterminate structures. 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. Department stamp required. Reliability sensitivity measures. Professionalism, technical communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics in engineering practice. SE 224. This course is designed to give beginning students the basic preparation in mathematical methods required for graduate Structural Engineering courses. Stability of Earth Slopes and Retaining Walls (4). Machine Learning for Structural Engineering (4). Applications in earthquake engineering, offshore engineering, wind engineering, and aerospace engineering. Free and forced vibrations of damped 1-DOF systems; vibrations isolation, impact and packaging problems. SE 280. 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 266.
Topics in Structural Engineering (4). Prerequisites: SE 9 (or MAE 8) and SE 101A (or MAE 130A).
Composite material design considerations. Lab activity will involve composite fabrication methods and design, analysis, build, and testing of composite structure. MATLAB-based exercises.
Stabilized and variational multiscale methods for finite element and related discretizations are stressed. Recommended preparation: basic knowledge of probability theory (e.g., SE 125). Design and detailing of structural components.
SE 274. Lagranges equations. SE 269. Construction methods. An enrichment program, available to a limited number of undergraduate students, which provides work experience with industry, government offices, etc., under the supervision of a faculty member and industrial supervisor. 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: MATH 20C and PHYS 2A. Application of the theory of elasticity in rectangular coordinates. SE 279. Additional details are given under the various program outlines, course descriptions, and admission procedures for the School of Engineering in this catalog.
This course examines the properties, physics, mechanisms, and design of smart and multifunctional materials; data acquisition and operating principles of sensor technologies; smart materials (piezoresistive, piezoelectric, magnetorheological, and shape memory materials); nanotechnology-enabled multifunctional materials; and applications for structural health monitoring. Analysis of aerospace structures via work-energy principles and finite element analysis. Structural Engineering Seminar (2). SE 248. Prerequisites: PHYS 2A and MATH 20D, or consent of instructor. Ductility concepts.
Written reports. Professionalism, technical communication, project management, teamwork, and ethics in engineering practice. Finite element methods for linear problems in structural dynamics. Term project. Graduate-level introduction to advanced composite materials and their applications.
Service and ultimate limit state analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures and components. Structural System Testing and Model Correlation (4). Base isolation. Prerequisites: SE 151A, B, or equivalent basic reinforced concrete course, or consent of instructor, graduate standing. Use of computer resources. All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Prerequisites: MATH 18 (or MATH 31AH) and SE 130A. We will cover flow through porous media, generalized Darcys law, groundwater modeling, confined and unconfined systems, well hydraulics, land subsidence, and construction dewatering. Professional ethics. Students will design, model, simulate, optimize, 3D print, test, and refine a remotely controllable robotic system as member of a multidisciplinary team.