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					            CIE500A Fall Semester 2009 (3)
 Special Topics on Graduate Research In Structural Engineering

        Theme: “Emerging Technologies in Bridge Engineering”

                       Instructor: George C. Lee



Objectives

Development graduate research capacity (technical skills) for beginning
graduate students in structural engineering by emphasizing and
practicing how to grasp ideas in listening and/or reading
technical materials; how to prepare technical abstracts, make ppt
presentations and development academic research proposals.


                                          SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                  Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
              CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                       Instructor: George C. Lee


Course Theme

The structural engineering theme involved in this class deals with the
introduction of emerging technologies in bridge engineering including
both software and hardware systems, which are intended to enhance
the analysis, design, construction and the performance of bridges and
highway structures. Emphasis will be given to those direct and related
technologies whose basic knowledge has been established but not yet
fully developed for bridge engineering practice. Examples include
nonlinear analysis method and design software, design of energy
dissipation and seismic isolation systems, accelerated construction of
precast segmental bridges, health monitoring of bridges, bridge
and seismic retrofit guidelines.

                                          SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                  Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
             CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                  Instructor: George C. Lee


Time:                     Monday, 5:00-7:45 pm

Location:                 340B Bell Hall

Contact Information:      Professor George C. Lee
                          Tel (716) 645-3397
                          Fax (716) 645-3940
Email:                    gclee@buffalo.edu

Office:                   429 Bell Hall

Make Appointment:         email or phone call
                          Use Re: CIE500A fall 09 for emails

                                    SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                            Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                  CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                         Instructor: George C. Lee

Format
Each class period will be broken up into two segments:
    5:00 – 6:15 pm Part I
    6:30 – 7:45 pm Part II
Usually Part I (sometimes Part II) will be lectures or seminars formally
presented. These will be available on the UB class site for review by
students.
Part II is usually (sometimes Part I) for recitation, discussion and
in-class homework. Recitation sessions are not taped.
Part I and Part II will also be for presentations by students (as part
of the course requirements) on their research proposals later in the
semester.

                                            SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                    Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                      Instructor: George C. Lee

Grading

Class attendance and participation                                 20%

Homework                                                           20%

Initial Research Proposal (equivalent to mid-term exam)            20%
     Abstract
     ppt presentation

Final Research Proposal (equivalent to final exam)                 40%
    Proposal
    Presentation


                                        SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                         CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                             Instructor: George C. Lee

Realizing Class Objectives
 Listen to lectures and prepare technical summary on what is learned.
 * Develop ideas of possible research proposals, stemmed from
    listening to the lectures and select one of them for further study.
 * Carry out literature search and select relevant references and
    review them in the selected area of study.
 Prepare an “abstract” on the proposed study (a research or
    engineering investigation).
 Prepare ppt and present to the class.
 * Continue to review the “selected” references and draft the proposal
    (only for a given number of references approved by the instructor).
 Prepare ppt and present your proposal to the class.
______________________

* Students are required to meet with the instructor individually for
  three meetings during the month of October.



                                                 SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                        Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                 CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                             Instructor: George C. Lee

                           List of Lectures and Topics
       Date                        Speaker                  Time                          Subject
Monday, August 31,   Professor George Lee                5 – 6:15      Class Outline, Objectives and Grading
2009                                                                   Policy

                     Ms. Nancy Schiller                  6:30–7:45     Technical Information Search I
Monday,              Professor Michael Constantinou      5 – 6:15      Seismic Protective Systems for Bridges
Sept. 14, 2009
                     Ms. Nancy Schiller                  6:30–7:45     Technical Information Search II
Monday,              Mr. Jerry O’Connor, PE              5 – 7:45      Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)
Sept. 21, 2009                                                         Composites for Bridge Applications
Monday,              Professor Michel Bruneau            5 – 6:15      Structural Fuses
Sept. 28, 2009
Monday,              Professor Amjad Aref                5 – 6:15      Composites for Infrastructure Renewal
Oct. 5, 2009
Monday,              Professor Andrei Filiatrault        5 – 6:15      Self-Centering Earthquake Resisting
Oct. 12, 2009                                                          Systems
Monday,              Professor Andrew Whittaker          5 – 6:15      Earthquake Ground Motion and its Impact
Oct. 19, 2009                                                          on Bridge Engineering

                     Mr. William Grunert                 6:30– 7:45    Technical Communications I
Monday,              Professor Stuart Chen               5 – 6:15      Bridge Information Modeling for the Life
Oct. 26, 2008                                                          Cycle

                     Mr. William Grunert                 6:30– 7:45    Technical Communications II
Monday               Professor George Lee                5 – 6:15      Development of Multiple Hazard Design
Nov. 3, 2008                                                           Principles for Highway Bridges

                                                                      SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                                      Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                                      CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                                            Instructor: George C. Lee

                                             Tentative Class Schedule
                                         Dates                      Speaker              Time
                                        Aug 31    Lee                          (L)    5:00 – 6:15
                                                  Schiller                      (L)   6:30 – 7:45
                                         Sept 7   Labor Day – no Class
                                        Sept 14   Constantinou                  (L)   5:00 – 6:15
                                                  Lee/Schiller                (D/L)   6:30 – 7:45
                                        Sept 21   O’Connor                     (L)    5:00 – 6:15
                                                  O’Connor                     (L)    6:30 – 7:45
                                        Sept 28   Bruneau                       (L)   5:00 – 6:15
                                                  Lee                           (D)   6:30 – 7:45
                                         Oct 5    Aref                          (L)   5:00 – 6:15
(L) – Lecture/ Seminar Presentation               Lee                           (D)   6:30 – 7:45
      (taped)
(D) – Discussion/in-class homework      Oct 12    Filiatrault                   (L)   5:00 – 6:15
      (no taping)
(S) – Student Presentation (TBD)                  Lee                           (D)   6:30 – 7:45
TBD – To be determined

                                                                          SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                                                Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
      Instructor: George C. Lee
  Tentative Class Schedule (contd)
    Dates                  Speaker              Time
   Oct 19   Whittaker                 (L)    5:00 – 6:15
            Lee /Grunert             (D/L)   6:30 – 7:45
   Oct 26   Chen                      (L)    5:00 – 6:15
            Lee /Grunert             (D/L)   6:30 – 7:45
    Nov 2   Lee                       (S)    5:00 – 6:15
            Lee                       (S)    6:30 – 7:45
    Nov 9   TBD                       (L)    5:00 – 6:15
            Lee                       (D)    6:30 – 7:45
   Nov 16   TBD                        (L)   5:00 – 6:15
            Lee                        (D)   6:30 – 7:45
   Nov 23   TBD                        (L)   5:00 – 6:15
            Lee                        (D)   6:30 – 7:45
   Nov 30   Lee                        (S)   5:00 – 6:15
            Lee                        (S)   6:30 – 7:45
    Dec 7   Lee                        (S)   5:00 – 6:15
            Lee                        (S)   6:30 – 7:45

                               SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                   Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                   CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                          Instructor: George C. Lee

In-Class Homework Assignment

This informal version will be submitted by the end of class. Formal version to
be submitted electronically to gclee@buffalo.edu (RE: CIE500A Fall 09) by
a date specified by the instructor.

Lecture Date:                                         Name of Student:
Lecture Topic:
Lecture Speaker:

1. Central theme and the major message of the lecture (use space provided
   below).

2. Questions or aspects I don’t understand about this seminar presentation
   (use back of page).

                                               SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                      Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
                         CIE500A Fall Semester 2009
                                  Instructor: George C. Lee

Lecture Date:         November 3, 2009                                       Student Name: XXXXXXX
Lecture Topic:        Development of Multiple Extreme Hazard Design
          Principles for Highway Bridges
Lecture Speaker:      George Lee

I.   Central Theme:
     This presentation is concerned about a research project on the development of design
principles for bridges to resist multiple extreme hazards. To understand the complexity in formulating
bridge design guidelines and to identify key issues that require in-depth probability- based study.
     Messages:
     In AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) LRFD
(Load and Resistant Factors Design) specifications, the extreme event limit state is a relatively weak
area that needs major improvement. This is because extreme hazards do not occur frequently and
 we have insufficient data to establish a sound design guideline. Therefore, it is necessary to first
understand the key issues. Afterwards, design guidelines and specifications can be established for
practical applications. Etc.
II. Questions:
     1. I have never taken a class on bridge design.
     2. I have never taken a class on probability.
     3. I am not familiar with AASHTO LRFD specifications.
     4. How are extreme hazards translated into design load for structures?

                                                             SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
                                                 Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering

				
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