Courses

ENGR 0131: Statics for Civil and Environmental Engineers

Basic Engineering Mechanics Statics course that is concerned with the response at rest of
rigid body elements subjected to forces. Topics: 1) Force Systems and Resultants; 2) Equilibrium; 3 ) Structures; 4 ) Centroids; 5 ) Distributed Forces; 6 ) Friction; 7 ) Moment of Inertia.

ENGR 0141: Mechanics of Materials for Civil and Environmental Engineers

A basic Engineering Mechanics course that is concerned with the relationships between external forces applied to a deformable body and the intensity of internal forces acting within the body.

CEE 1370/2370: Intr. to NDE and Structural Health Monitoring

The course serves as the first introduction that most students will have to a number of important and widely used techniques adopted in the civil, industrial, and aerospace engineering to assess the integrity (healthy/faulty status) of the structures. The course includes laboratory demonstrations.
An introduction to ultrasonic digital signal processing and to statistical pattern recognition will also be given.
Anyone who works on or who is willing to work on one or more of the following topics nondestructive testing and structural health monitoring, damage detection, ultrasonic digital signal processing, material characterization, crack propagation, and/or structural rehabilitation is encouraged to enroll.
No prerequisites are required.

CEE 2360: Dynamics

The course introduces the analysis techniques devoted to study the dynamics of structural systems. The following main topics are covered: 1) Response of linear systems to harmonic, periodic and transient excitations; 2) approximate methods; 3) Principles of dynamics, Hamilton’s principle and Lagrange’s equations; 4) Free and forced vibration of single- and multi-degree of freedom systems; 5) Vibration of continuous systems.

CEE 3330: Stability

The course introduces the analysis techniques devoted to study the elastic stability of structural systems. The following main topics are covered: 1) fundamental concepts of stability analysis; 2) exact buckling solutions for long-slender (Euler/Bernoulli) and shear-deformable (Timoshenko) beam columns; 3) energy based linear and nonlinear finite element solutions to study the buckling of complex frame structures; 4) stability of in-plane loaded shear deformable plates.

 

 

 

Any questions about courses should be directed to the instructor, Dr. Rizzo (pir3@pitt.edu) or to the Academic Coordinator, Dr. Amir Koubba (akoubaa@pitt.edu).