CEE 80N: Engineering the Built Environment - An Introduction to Structural Engineering

Offered: 
Fall 2019

In this seminar, students are introduced to the history of modern bridges, buildings and other large-scale structures. Classes include presentations on structural design inspired by the development of new materials, increased understanding of hazardous overloads and awareness of environmental impacts. Basic principles of structural engineering and how to calculate material efficiency and structural safety of structural forms are taught using case studies. The course includes a field trip to a Bay Area large-scale structure, hands-on experience building a tower and modeling and analyzing bridges computationally. Students conduct an independent study including a written paper and delivery of a presentation on a structure or structural form of interest to the student. The goal of this course is for students to develop an understanding and appreciation of modern structures, influences that have led to new forms, and the impact of structural design on society and the environment. Students from all backgrounds are welcome.

Terms: 
Aut | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CEE 285A: Advanced Behavior & Design of Structural Concrete

Offered: 
Fall 2019 (Instructor: Dr. Kyle Douglas)

A first-year graduate course in which students learn advanced topics related to the behavior and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete. Topics include flexural behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete, behavior and design of beam-column joints, design of prestressed concrete, and the behavior, analysis and design of two-way slab systems.

Terms: 
Aut | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

CEE 223: Materials for Sustainable Built Environments

Offered: 
Spring 2020

In this course, students will learn about new and traditional construction materials for use in sustainable building and infrastructure projects.  Materials will include cement-based materials and fiber-reinforced polymer composites for structural and non-structural applications, as well as novel materials for e.g., façades, insulation, and paving.  By the end of the quarter, students should be able to: (1) Assess new materials in terms of mechanical properties and performance relative to traditional materials, (2) Model and predict the behavior of various materials in service under mechanical and thermal loads, (3) Evaluate the potential impact of materials in the built environment on the natural environment and human health, and (4) Review technical literature on innovative materials for building and construction applications, identifying strengths and weaknesses of performance claims as well as feasibility of application to practice. Pre-requisite:  CEE 101A and CEE 182 or equivalents.

Terms: 
Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ENGR 14: Introduction to Solid Mechanics

Offered: 
Winter 2020

Introduction to engineering analysis using the principles of engineering solid mechanics. Builds on the math and physical reasoning concepts in Physics 41 to develop skills in evaluation of engineered systems across a variety of fields. Foundational ideas for more advanced solid mechanics courses such as ME80 or CEE101A. Interactive lecture sessions focused on mathematical application of statics principles. In addition to learning the mechanics of static analysis students will learn its broader application in engineering professions. By the end of the course, students in E14 should be able to: (1) apply analytical skills to evaluate structural response of systems in static equilibrium, (2) explain and demonstrate the role that equilibrium analysis and modeling play in engineering design and engineering applications more generally, and, (3) communicate about structural systems using mathematical, verbal and visual means.

Terms: 
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)