CEES 3414 – Structural Analysis I

Course description: Linear elastic static analysis (i.e., computation of joint displacements, member deformations, support joint reactions, member end forces, and internal member forces) of statically determinate and indeterminate framed structures.

Prerequisites: Statics; Structural Mechanics; MATH (Differential Equations)

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CEES 4253 – Probability and Statistics

(Application in Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Course description: This course provides the fundamental tools for engineering decision under uncertainty for civil and environmental systems, consistent with ASCE’s Body of Knowledge for professional practice in the 21st century (See ASCE Magazine, September, 2007, where Technical Outcome 15 identifies “Risk and Uncertainty” as one of the fundamental technical outcomes desired). Modern decision tools are developed and applied for use in the analysis of uncertainty in civil engineering structures, foundations, environmental systems, water resources and transportation systems. Topics include an introduction to probability theory; common probability laws; point and interval estimation methods; confidence intervals; statistical model development and hypothesis testing; regression analysis; and analysis of variance.

Prerequisites: MATH; PHYS

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CEES 5020 – Structural Reliability

Course description: To present concepts and applications of probability and statistics for the analysis of reliability and risk of structures subjected to natural and man-made hazards; to provide insights and perspectives on the use of these tools in engineering decision-making; and to establish a starting point for research in the field of structural reliability. Topics include stochastic modeling of structural strength and stiffness, loads and load combinations, reliability of structural elements and systems, time-dependent reliability, and probability-based codified design.

Prerequisites: MATH; PHYS

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