Reliability & Risk Assessment Laboratory


UDE304 - Structural Analysis II (Undergraduate)

This course provides the fundamental concepts in the methods of matrix structural analysis used in current practice. The first part of the course covers the formation of the local stiffness matrix for 2D/3D truss and frame elements, the assembly of the global stiffness matrix, the inclusion of distributed load and off-node forces and moments in the SOE, and the most common methods used to solve a linear SOE. The second part covers virtual work principles, the geometric non-linearity, and the material non-linearity. Successful students will acquire a strong background in structural analysis, which will be essential to study advanced courses such as Finite Element Method and to understand the way nowadays structural analysis software work.

Prerequisite: UDE303 - Structural Analysis I
Suggested courses: -
Textbook: Matrix Structural Analysis, McGuire, 2nd Edition

structural analysis

"Global Stiffness Matrix"

UDE401 - Steel Structures (Undergraduate)

The aims of this course is to teach students how to design steel structures. The students will learn how to decompose the structure in individual elements and joints. How to design each element to withstand the design forces. How to design each joint to perform in accordance to the design criteria. How to identify possible sources of instability both local and global. Everything will be in compliance with the limit states theory. Korean building code, American building code, and Eurocode will be compared.

Prerequisite: UDE303 - Structural Analysis I
Suggested courses: UDE304 - Structural Analysis II, UDE205 - Construction materials
Textbook: Structural Steel Design, Jack C. McCormac

Steel Structures image

"Steel box-girder with concrete deck"

DPE604 - Reliability of Infrastructure Systems (Graduate)

This course will present the different methods used to estimate: the vulnerability of individual components and the reliability of entire civil infrastructures systems including distributed systems and complex systems. Examples of distributed systems are highway networks, power grids, water distribution systems. Examples of complex systems are nuclear power plants, dams, chemical plants. Special consideration will be given to event tree analysis and fault tree analysis for complex systems, and Monte Carlo simulation for distributed systems.

Prerequisite: -
Suggested: DRE502 - Structural Reliability
Textbook: Professor's note

Reliability image

"Shin-Kori NPP"

DPE602 - Earthquake Engineering (Graduate)

The first part of this course will focus on hazard analysis with emphasis on earthquake. The concepts necessary to understand, classify, and analyze an earthquake. The following concepts will be presented: the nature, power, and source of an earthquake, the wave propagation theory from the source to the site of interest, the characterization of a ground motion through different intensity measures, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis (PSHA).
The second part of this course will involve earthquake design. The calculation of the demand and capacity of a structure subject to earthquake load will be studied. The common foundations at the base of each seismic design code will be explained. The different analyses available to assess the structural response of a structure will be explained: response spectrum method, pushover analysis, non-linear time history analysis.

Prerequisite: USE502 - Structural Dynamics
Suggested courses:-
Textbook: Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Kramer

Earthquake engineering

"Painting - 1755 Lisbon Earthquake"

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