Structural Engineering

Number of Credits
Description/Course Objective
CE72.11 Computer Methods of Structural Analysis
The objective of this course is to provide fundamental principles for structural analysis of one-dimensional structural members (truss and frame) along with the implementation of the theories in computer platform. Nonlinear geometry and materials along with nonlinear solution strategies are also introduced.
CE72.12 Finite Element Methods in Engineering
The objective of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts and background of finite element methods along with the implementation on computer platform. Finite element methods (FEM) of standard structural elements, e.g. rod, beam, plane element (two-dimensional problem), plate and shell element, and three-dimensional solid element, will be presented. Major factors that affect the accuracy of finite element solution and error estimation will be discussed.
CE72.21 Structural Dynamics
As modern structures are becoming more slender and light, they are also becoming more susceptible to dynamic loadings. Thus, a basic understanding of the dynamic behavior of structures as well as the underlying principles is essential for structural engineers. The objective of this course is to provide students basic knowledge of structural dynamics. Free and forced vibration of single-, and multi-degree of freedom and continuous structures will be studied. The theoretical framework for analysis of structural response to random excitations will be explained. Various options for suppressing structural dynamic response will be provided.  
CE72.22 Wind and Earthquake Engineering
Wind and earthquake excitations are two major dynamic loadings for many modern civil engineering structures. Therefore, civil engineers need to learn more about these loadings and their complex nature.  The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of these loadings and their effects on buildings and structures. This will enable engineers to ensure the safety and serviceability of structures under such loadings.
CE72.33 Structural Design of Tall Buildings
CE72.41 Advanced Concrete Technology
The objective of this course is to provide students with advanced knowledge of concrete technology which covers properties of fresh concrete, hardened concrete including strength, dimensional stability such as thermal shrinkage, drying shrinkage and creep, durability of concrete including permeability, classification of concrete deterioration such as physical deterioration, chemical deterioration and mechanical deterioration, and guide to durable concrete, and the concept of designs of mix proportion for normal concrete and special concretes. Durability of concrete structures will be discussed more in details. New concrete-making materials including conventional and recent admixtures and recent advancements in concrete technology, namely lightweight concrete, high-strength concrete, high performance concrete, shrinkage-compensating concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, self-compacting concrete, concrete for repairing, pervious concrete, preplaced aggregate concrete, underwater concrete and mass concrete  will also be included as well as special topics on premixed dry mortars and special mortars. 
CE72.51 Advanced Steel Structures
The objective of this course is to provide comprehensive knowledge of steel structures, failure limit states, stability theory and design of steel structures. The development of steel design codes will also be covered. Topics relating to design of steel structures under earthquake loading will also be instructed.
CE72.52 Advanced Concrete Structures
The objective of this course is to provide students with advanced knowledge of behavior and design of reinforced concrete sections and members
CE72.62 Forensic Engineering Structural Evaluation and Retrofitting of Structures
The objective of this course is to acquaint students with various aspects of forensic engineering especially in the structural engineering. This course would provide them with basics for the investigation of failures in order to diagnose the causes of failures and to understand some legal aspects. Furthermore, it would provide lessons learned from failures to prevent the same mistakes, and to prepare them for the practice of forensic structural engineering. The various testing methods for concrete and structural evaluation as well as strengthening techniques are also included. Many failure case studies will be introduced and discussed. Use of available computer software tools to analyze problems is preferred.
CE72.9008 Selected Topic: Prestressed and Post-tensioned Concrete
Prestressed concrete and post-tensioned concrete structures have became popular in the modern construction industry due to its outstanding advantages. The theory of prestressed concrete is established by employing advantages from notable compressive strength of concrete and the use of high-strength steel reinforcement. The prestressing can be wisely applied so that the structure becomes smaller or thinner while less deflection, longer span, and better crack prevention can be achieved. The content of this course is composed of the principle of prestressed concrete, materials and equipments required for the construction of prestressed concrete member, the design againt internal forces (bending, shear, torsion and anchorage) as well as employment of the concept to the design of post-tensioned slab, prestressed pile, and prestressed tank.