CEE 2040 - Dynamics

The undergraduate dynamics course studies kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, mainly in one and two dimensions. Starting with particle kinematics, the course introduces different descriptions to particle motion (rectangular, normal/tangential, and polar coordinates).  In particle kinetics, principles of work/energy and impulse/momentum are introduced on top of Newton's second law.  Second half of the course delves into more advanced rigid body dynamics, including both kinetics and kinematics as well.


CEE 3055 - Structural Analysis I

This structural analysis course is fundamental to students majoring in structures and civil engineering.  The course covers basic topics in force and displacement analysis of structures. After learning to distinguish stable/unstable and determinate/indeterminate structures, the course first focuses on analysis of statically determinate structures. Topics in determinate structures include internal force/moment analysis, influence lines, beam/frame deflection analysis, and work-energy method for generalized displacement analysis.  The last part of the course studies analysis of indeterminate structures, focusing on flexibility method and slope deflection method.



CEE 4550 - Structural Analysis II

This course is intended to teach undergraduates and first year graduate students the fundamentals of structural analysis for indeterminate structures using classical and matrix/computer methods of solution.  The course builds on materials presented in CEE 3055 – Structural Analysis I.  Students will demonstrate an ability to solve two- and three-dimensional trusses and frames using a variety of solution methods including computer solution.


CEE 4803 - Introduction to Non-Destructive Testing and Forensic Evaluation in Engineering Materials and Structures

Co-developed with Dr. Kimberly Kurtis and Dr. David Scott, this course is designed to be a first-level introduction to the concepts, theoretical basis, and practical application of nondestructive testing (NDT) with complementary analytical and destructive testing for the forensic measurement and evaluation of engineering materials and structures.  The emphasis will be on applications to infrastructure materials, including concrete, reinforced concrete, steel, and masonry.  The students will explore the difference in scope and execution of instrumentation and measurement methodologies employed for forensic examination.  The differences between “destructive testing” and NDT techniques will be examined.  Physics and theoretical basis for the most common methods of nondestructive evaluation will be presented. Subsequently, common analytical methods and destructive test methods used in forensic studies will be reviewed.



CEE 6511 - Random Vibrations

This course introduces concepts of random processes for modeling dynamic structural behavior under time-dependent excitations. Numerical tools will be provided for assessing the reliability of structural systems subject to uncertain dynamic loads. Both single and multiple degree-of-freedom structures will be studied. The course also presents experimental modal analysis of structures with random vibration data.


CEE 6512 - Advanced Dynamics and Smart Structures

This course gives an overview of emerging technologies in advanced dynamics and smart structures.  Topics include frequency response of single and multiple DOF structures, applications of Fourier transform and Laplace transform in structural dynamics, numerical techniques for signal processing and modal analysis, smart wireless sensor technologies for structural monitoring, as well as structural control technologies.   The course can assist CEE graduate students in quickly grasping both theoretical fundamentals and numerical techniques needed for in-depth analysis in structural dynamics.  The course also helps to broaden students’ view with latest advancements in structural health monitoring and control technologies.