©2019 by Apostolos Psaros

COURSES SERVED AS TEACHING ASSISTANT

Columbia University, Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

MECHANICS

Elements of statics; dynamics of a particle and systems of particles; dynamics of rigid bodies.

RANDOM PROCESSES IN MECHANICS

Review of random variables. Random process theory: stationary and ergodic processes, correlations functions, power spectra. Non-stationary and non-Gaussian processes. Linear random vibration theory. Crossing rates, peak distributions, and response analysis of non-linear structures to random loading. Major emphasis on simulation of various types of random processes. Monte Carlo simulation.

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Methods of structural analysis. Trusses, arches, cables, frames; influence lines; deflections; force method; displacement method; computer applications.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Design criteria for varied structural applications, including buildings and bridges; design of elements using steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and other materials.

DESIGN PROJECTS

Design projects with various structural systems and materials.

FORENSIC STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

Review of significant failures, civil/structural engineering design and construction practices, ethical standards and the legal positions as necessary background to forensic engineering. Discussion of standard-of-care. Study of the process of engineering evaluation of structural defects and failures in construction and in service.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN GLOBAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Core concepts of strategic planning, management and analysis within the construction industry. Industry analysis, strategic planning models and industry trends. Strategies for information technology, emerging markets and globalization. Case studies to demonstrate key concepts in real-world environments.