THE
Department of STRUCTURAL Engineering
SE104
Structural materials
Instructor: Professor Yu Qiao
Office: SME 442G  Phone:
8585343388  Email: yqiao@ucsd.edu
Course Website http://mmrl.ucsd.edu/Courses/SE104/
Lectures: TuTh
11am12:20pm, Mande B210
TA:
Paul Tominna
TA
Email: SE104TA.UCSD.2017@gmail.com
Office
Hours: Thur 3:305pm and Mon
23:30pm, SME 145
Textbook (required): Michael Ashby, Hugh Shercliff,
and David Cebon. Materials
Engineering, Science, Processing and Design, 3^{rd} North American
Edition, Elsvier (2014)
Reference
Books (suggested):
1. Thomas G. Beckwith, Roy
D. Marangoni, John H. Lienhard V, Mechanical
Measurements, 6^{th} Edition, Pearson (2006)
2. Sidney Mindess, J. Francis Young, David Darwin,
Concrete, 2^{nd} Edition,
Pearson (2002)
3. D. R. H. Jones, Michael F. Ashby, Engineering Materials 2: An Introduction
to Microstructures and Processing, 4^{th} Edition,
ButterworthHeinemann (2012)
Prereq or coreq:
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 24 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 closedbook and closednotes. For the midterm,
one lettersized, onesided cheat sheet can be used; for the final, two
lettersized, onesided 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 preapproval 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) 
Due on next Tuesday 

2 

Materials Selection (Chapt
3) 

3 

Density and Stiffness (Chapt
4) Strain measurement (Ref. 1) 
Due
on next Tuesday 

4 


5 

Due
on next Tuesday 

6 


7 

Stiffness Limited Design (Chapt
5) 
Due
on next Tuesday 

8 


9 

Strength and Ductility (Chapt 6) 
Due on next Tuesday 

10 


11 

Midterm Exam (Sample midterm and solution) 
No
Homework 
Due
on next Tuesday 
12 

Strength Limited Design (Chapt
7) 

13 

Fracture (Chapt 8) 
Due on next Tuesday 

14 


15 

Fatigue and Creep (Chapt
9) 
Due
on next Tuesday 

16 


17 

Phase Diagram (Chapt GL2) 
Homework 16 
Due on next Tuesday 
18 

Concrete (Ref. 2) 
Homework 17 

19 

Wood & Metals and Alloys
(Ref. 3) 
Homework 18 
Selfpractice: Solutions 
20 

Polymers and Elastomers (Ref. 3) 
Homework 19 

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Final Exam (Sample exam
and solution) 

*
Graded HW 16 and 17 are available from 10am4pm on Friday in the same week.
Structural Engineering
Department’s Academic Integrity Policy can be downloaded [here].