COURSES SERVED AS TEACHING ASSISTANT
Columbia University, Department of Civil Engineering & Engineering 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.
Methods of structural analysis. Trusses, arches, cables, frames; influence lines; deflections; force method; displacement method; computer applications.
Design criteria for varied structural applications, including buildings and bridges; design of elements using steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and other materials.
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.