Looks at finite element methodology for geometric and material nonlinearities. Involves incremental formulations and iterative solution strategies for truly finite increments and quasistatic and dynamic applications to large deformation and inelastic problems. Prereqs., CVEN 5511 or 6525.
Studies fundamental propositions for the design of skeletal structures, automatic design of optimal structures, life-cycle cost design of deteriorating structures, problem-oriented computer languages, and linear and nonlinear programming methods for structural design. Prereq., CVEN 4525 or equivalent.
Examines inelastic behavior of materials, including calculation of ultimate capacity of perfectly plastic structures by use of upper- and lower-bound theorems. Looks at theories of inelastic action as applied to structural design in steel and concrete and elements of theory of plasticity with applications in ultimate analysis of plates, shells, and continuous bodies. Prereq., CVEN 3505.
Analysis and design of structures for earthquake loadings. Earthquake ground motions, attenuation laws, and seismic hazard analysis. Numerical methods for time-domain and frequency-domain analysis response of linear and nonlinear structures. Elastic and inelastic response spectra, and construction of design spectra. Soil-structure interaction analysis. Seismic design methods and building code requirements. Prereq., CVEN 5111 or equivalent.
Studies topics such as distributed databases, database interfaces, data models, database theory, and performance measurement in depth. Prereq., CSCI 5817 or instructor consent. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.
Considers constitutive behavior of cohesive and cohesionless soils including stress-strain, strength, pore water pressure, and volume change behavior under drained and undrained loading conditions. Also includes linear and nonlinear analysis techniquesand determination of constitutive properties in the laboratory. Prereq., CVEN 5708 or instructor consent.
Interdisciplinary reading of innovative theories and methodologies of cognitive science. Participants share interdisciplinary perspectives through in-class and online discussion and analysis of controversial texts and of their own research in cognitive science. Required for joint Ph.D in cognitive science. Prereq., graduate standing. Same as EDUC 6505, LING 7762, and PSYC 7765. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.
Reading of interdisciplinary innovative theories and methodologies of cognitive science. Students participate in the ICS Distinguished Speakers series that hosts internationally recognized cognitive scientists who share and discuss their current research. Session discussions include analysis of leading edge and controversial new approaches in cognitive science. Restricted to students enrolled in ICS Cognitive Science Academic Programs. Same as LING 7775, PSYC 7775, EDUC 7775, SLHS 7775, and PHIL 7810. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.
Addresses a different set of one to three topics each year. For each topic, one or two faculty members of the Institute of Cognitive Science present background material and current research. Prereq., graduate standing or instructor consent. Prerequisites: Restricted to Graduate Students only.
Topics include soil mineralogy, formation of soils through sedimentary processes and weathering, determination of soil composition, soil water, colloidal phenomena in soils, fabric property relationships, analysis of mechanical behavior including compressibility, strength and deformation, and conduction phenomena in terms of physicochemical principles. Involves applications for stabilization and improvement of soils, and disposal of waste materials. Prereq., CVEN 3718 or instructor consent.