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Current Courses

CE 302 Advanced Mechanics of Solids II

Course Description: Theories of plasticity, fracture mechanics, and introduction to nonlinear continuum mechanics.
Semesters Taught: Spring 2007-2015.

Other Courses Taught

CE 182 Mechanics of Materials

Course Description: Introduce students to the theory and application of the fundamentals of mechanics of materials. Normal and shear stresses, stress-strain relations, axially loaded members (statically determinant and indeterminant), torsion, beams deflections, stress transformations, buckling and stability of columns are taught. The course will help enhance the students’ problem-solving skills. After completing the course, students will be prepared for advanced courses in structural engineering and design.
Semesters Taught: Fall 2008-2010, Fall 2013

CE 299 Multiscale Modeling

Course Description: This course will introduce the students with the state-of-the-art and emerging multiscale computational methods in modeling of mechanics and transport phenomena. The students will be exposed to the principles of information transfer between multiple spatial and temporal scales, including atomistic-to-continuum coupling, continuum-to-continuum coupling, and temporal bridging. Enrichment methods such as generalized finite elements and multiscale enrichment based on partition of unity will be covered. At the end of the course, the students will be equipped with knowledge and tools needed to solve complex engineering problems exhibiting multiple temporal and spatial scales.
Semesters Taught: Fall 2013, Fall 2014

CE 240 Geotechnical Engineering

Course Description: The fundamental principles of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics are taught. The origin, formation and classification of soils, mechanical and physical properties of various soil types, stress analysis, shear strength and compressibility of soils. The effects of flow through soils, stability of slopes and lateral earth pressure concepts are examined. Common soil laboratory testing methods including sieve and hydrometer analysis, Atterberg limit tests, consolidation, permeability and direct shear experiments are conducted.
Semesters Taught: Fall 2006-2011.