Structural Analysis (CE-UY 3133)

This course offers in-depth coverage of structural analysis techniques. The class will start with a review of statically determinate structures, including principles of equilibrium and energy, the internal force assessment, and influence line calculation. The class then will cover the analysis of statically indeterminate structures using the Force Method and the Displacement Method. The course will then largely focus on the Stiffness Method, a Displacement Method used in most modern structural analysis practice and included in most professional software packages. The course will include programming exercises to solve for indeterminate structures that can be implemented in Excel spreadsheets or using programming languages such as Python or Matlab. (Syllabus)

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Disaster Risk Analysis and Resilience of Urban Systems (CUSP-GX 8006)

This course offers ample coverage of urban risks to different natural hazards such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. The class will discuss fundamental concepts in understanding hazards, infrastructure vulnerability, risk, and disaster recovery. Additionally, the course will cover introductory topics on disaster risk modeling with rigorous statistical methods and large datasets. The class will review critical elements that can exacerbate risks such as climate change, rapid urban growth, and deteriorating and precarious infrastructure. The course will include guest speakers who inform policymaking on large-scale risk mitigation and build novel technologies for disaster risk reduction. The class is designed for graduate students interested in risk and resilience for practice and research. An open project in the field of disaster risk and resilience is a crucial component of the class (Syllabus).

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San Francisco City Hall after 1906 Earthquake