SE-270: Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 4 units
In this course we will cover: introduction to fracture mechanics; energy balance in cracked bodies; general solutions to the biharmonic equations; displacement fields; Westergaard's method, stress intensity factors and strain energy release rate; mixed-mode fracture; William's asymptotic analysis; Irwin's and Dugdale models; J-integral, and dynamic crack growth.
SE-101B/MAE-130B: Dynamics, 4 units
In this course we will cover the following topics: Kinematics and kinetics of particles in 2-D and 3-D motion. Newton’s equations of motion. Energy and momentum methods. Impulsive motion and impact. Systems of particles. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in 2D. Introduction to 3D dynamics of rigid bodies.
Fall 2017, 2018
UCSD SE-253A, Mechanics of Composites A: 4 units.
Graduate-level introductory course on mechanics of composites and anisotropic materials. Overview of composite materials and processes; 3-D properties and stress-strain relationships; micromechanics; classical laminated plate theory; basic failure criteria; thermal/moisture/CTE.
Previous courses
USC AME 309, Dynamics of Fluids: 4 units. Fluids statics; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy in integral and differential form; applications. Laminar and turbulent pipe flow; compressible flow; potential flow over bodies. Used a new course book, and introduced a hands on project with water bottle rockets containing both simulations and experiments. Taught fall 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
Fall 2012 —
73 Students
Fall 2013 —
92 Students
Fall 2014 —
86 Students
Fall 2015 —
90 Students
USC AME 511, Compressible Gas Dynamics: 3 units. Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, compressible flow equations, shock and expansion waves, similarity, shock-expansion techniques and linearized flow applied to bodies, characteristics, theory of boundary layers. Introduced a Lab Tour to Caltech to see experimental facilities. Taught spring 2010-2016
Spring 2010 —
57 Students
Spring 2011 —
53 Students
Spring 2012 —
57 Students
Spring 2013 —
51 Students
Spring 2014 —
65 Students
Spring 2015 —
48 Students
Spring 2016 —
43 Students
USC AME 525, Engineering Analysis: 3 units. Typical engineering problems discussed on a physical basis. Linear algebra, vector analysis, functions of complex variables, infinite series, residues. Taught fall 2010, and fall 2011
Fall 2010 —
100 Students
Fall 2011 —
109 Students
USC AME 441, Senior Projects Laboratory. Individual engineering projects designed and constructed to model and test a physical principle or system. Contributed several research projects and supervised 2 – 4 groups each fall. Participated fall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015