THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

Department of STRUCTURAL Engineering

 

SE104 Structural materials

 

 

Instructor:      Professor Yu Qiao

Office: SME 442G | Phone: 858-534-3388 | Email: yqiao@ucsd.edu

 

Course Website http://mmrl.ucsd.edu/Courses/SE104/  

 

Lectures: TuTh 11am-12:20pm, Mande B-210

 

TA: Paul Tominna                 

TA Email: SE104TA.UCSD.2017@gmail.com

 

Office Hours: Thur 3:30-5pm and Mon 2-3:30pm, SME 145

 

Textbook (required): Michael Ashby, Hugh Shercliff, and David Cebon. Materials Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, 3rd North American Edition, Elsvier (2014)

 

Reference Books (suggested):

1.     Thomas G. Beckwith, Roy D. Marangoni, John H. Lienhard V, Mechanical Measurements, 6th Edition, Pearson (2006)

2.     Sidney Mindess, J. Francis Young, David Darwin, Concrete, 2nd Edition, Pearson (2002)

3.     D. R. H. Jones, Michael F. Ashby, Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction to Microstructures and Processing, 4th Edition, Butterworth-Heinemann (2012)

 

Prereq or co-req:

SE1 (Introduction to Structures and Design)

SE101A (Statics)

SE110A (Mechanics of Solids)

 

Overall Grading: Homework (10%) + Popup questions (10%) + Midterm (35%) + Final (45%) = Total (100%). Class average = B. The interval between adjacent levels will be 2-4 points, depending on the standard deviation.

 

Exams: The midterm exam will cover the lectures in the first half of the quarter. The final exam will be comprehensive. Both exams are closed-book and closed-notes. For the mid-term, one letter-sized, one-sided cheat sheet can be used; for the final, two letter-sized, one-sided cheat sheets can be used.

  

Homework: Except for the last week, each week’s homework assignments (usually there are two homework assignments per week) must be turned in during the class on the following Tuesday. Late homework or email submission without pre-approval will not be accepted. Graded homework is available during SE104L lab sessions in the following week. Homework solution will be posted in SME 145.

 

Popup questions will be given “randomly”, as a part of classroom discussion. Students are required to use iClicker to send their answers. Full participation in all the popup questions = 10 points. More than 70% correct answers = 2 bonus points; 100% correct answers = 3 bonus points.

 

Tentative Class Schedule and Handouts

 

Lecture

Date

Lecture Slides and Reading

Homework & Remarks

1

 

Introduction (Chapt 1); Types of Materials (Chapt 2)

Homework 1

 

Due on next Tuesday

2

 

Materials Selection (Chapt 3)

Homework 2

3

 

Density and Stiffness (Chapt 4)

Strain measurement (Ref. 1)

Homework 3

Due on next Tuesday

4

 

Homework 4

5

 

Homework 5

Due on next Tuesday

6

 

Homework 6

7

 

Stiffness Limited Design (Chapt 5)

Homework 7

Due on next Tuesday

8

 

Homework 8

9

 

Strength and Ductility (Chapt 6)

Homework 9

Due on next Tuesday

10

 

Homework 10

11

 

Midterm Exam (Sample midterm and solution)

No Homework

Due on next Tuesday

12

 

Strength Limited Design (Chapt 7)

Homework 11

13

 

 

Fracture (Chapt 8)

Homework 12

Due on next Tuesday

14

 

Homework 13

15

 

Fatigue and Creep (Chapt 9)

Homework 14

Due on next Tuesday

16

 

Homework 15

17

 

Phase Diagram (Chapt GL2)

Homework 16

Due on next Tuesday

18

 

 

Concrete (Ref. 2)

Homework 17

19

 

Homework 18

 

Self-practice: Solutions
for HW 18 and HW 19

20

 

Wood; Metals and alloys (Ref. 3)

Homework 19

 

Final Exam (Sample exam and solution)

 

* Graded HW 16 and 17 are available from 10am-4pm on Friday in the same week.

 

Structural Engineering Department’s Academic Integrity Policy can be downloaded [here].