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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CES6230
Tracking Number - 5413

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-07-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Elective for Civil Eng (MS/PhD) To GC. Approved 5/11/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16. Apprved eff 7/1/16

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2016-03-09
  2. Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210400
  5. Contact Person: Daniel Simkins
  6. Phone: 8139744174
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CES
  9. Number: 6230
  10. Full Title: Advanced Structural Mechanics
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Advanced Structural Mechanics
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EGN 3331
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: This course develops linear elasticity from kinematics, equilibrium through linear constitutive theory.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Students for the structure concentration in degree of MS and PhD in Civil Engineering need to take this to satisfy electives for their degrees.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD required to teach the class
  29. Objectives: Student will learn about advanced mechanics of materials including elasticity and apply these concepts to typical structural elements, e.g. beams and plates.
  30. Learning Outcomes: • Students will demonstrate the ability to perform algebraic manipulations of Cartesian tensors

    • Students will demonstrate the ability to derive basic relations in linear elasticity

    • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve analytic problems in elasticity, such as thin and thick-walled pressure vessels

    • Students will demonstrate the ability to derive the fundamental equation of beam theory

    • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems involving basic structural elements

    • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems of elastic stability

  31. Major Topics: Mathematical preliminaries; Rigorous definitions of stress and strain in three dimensions; Elasticity; Analytic solutions to selected problems; Elasto-plastic analysis; Shear-deformable beams; Plates and shells; and Stability & buckling
  32. Textbooks: “Elastic and Inelastic Stress Analysis,” Shames and Cozzarelli
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: • “Mechanics of Materials,” Gere

    • “Advanced Strength of Materials” Den Hartog

    • “Advanced Strand Applied Elasticity,” Ugural and Fensterength

  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: iHomework 30%, Mid Term Exam-1 30%, Mid Term Exam-2 40%
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1. Assignments& Quizzes: All homework and quiz solutions will be presented neatly on engineering computation paper.

    2. Exam: Two exams will be given and will cover all material covered in the course.

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Requires instructor approval. Adherence to all University Polices regarding academic misconduct, cheating, and plagiarism is required (see USF Regulation-3.02).
  38. Program This Course Supports: MS Civil Engineering and PhD Civil Engineering
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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