Department of Civil Engineering

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Nitschke Hall
Dr. Serhan Guner 
Phone: (419)530.8133
1610 N. Westwood Ave.
Nitschke Hall, Room: 3021
Toledo, Ohio 43607, USA
Fax (419)530.8006
serhan.guner@utoledo.edu

Teaching

CVL312

CIVE4900 & 5930: Computer-Aided Structural Analysis
Offered: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 (Toledo)
This course provides a basic understanding on the matrix stiffness method, a commonly used method for the finite element analysis of frame structures. The topics covered include: hand calculation methods using the force and displacement formulations, the direct matrix stiffness method as applied to trusses, beams, and frames, modeling of hinges, temperature changes and fabrication errors, special modeling techniques for inclined supports, offset, and semi-rigid connections, and shear deformations.


CIVE3310

CIVE3310: Structural Analysis
Offered: Fall 2017 (Toledo)
This course first examines the analysis of statically determinate structures. Shear and moment diagrams for beams and frames are considered, along with influence lines, three-pin arches, and cables. Deflection calculations using the double integration, moment area, and virtual work principles are covered. Analysis of indeterminate structures is examined with the use of the force, slope-deflection, and moment distribution methods as applied to beams, and sway and non-sway frames. Portal and cantilever methods are also studied.


CVL410

CIVL410: Structural Concrete Design
Offered: Winter 2014 (Ryerson)
The course provides fundamental knowledge in designing reinforced concrete members for axial, flexural and shear effects. The topics covered include limit states of design, engineering properties of concrete and reinforcement, design of reinforced concrete beams for shear and flexure, design of continuous beams and T-beams, development, anchorage, and splicing of reinforcement, design of one-way slabs, design of columns, and design of concrete members for serviceability.


CVL407

CIVL407:  Structures III
Offered: Winter 2014 and 2015 (Ryerson)
This course provides an overview of structural design. Limit states design principles, including service and ultimate loads, are discussed. Structural analysis fundamentals and approximate chart-based methods are studied. Reinforced concrete, steel, and timber structural elements, including beams and columns, are designed for axial, flexural, and shear actions. Basic deflections calculations are introduced. The course concludes with a discussion of the interaction of structural elements in building structures and the load transfer mechanisms.


CIV100

CIV100F:  Mechanics
Offered: Fall 2011, 2012 and 2014 (Toronto)
The principles of statics are applied to composition and resolution of forces, moments and couples. The equilibrium states of structures are examined. The free body diagram concept is emphasized throughout. Vector algebra is used where it is most useful, and stress blocks are introduced. Shear force diagrams, bending moment diagrams and stress-strain relationships for materials are discussed. Stress and deformation in axially loaded members and flexural members (i.e., beams) are also covered.

 

CV8309: Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete

CIVE6900 & 8900: Nonlinear Modeling of Reinforced Concrete
Offered: Spring 2016 and 2017 (Toledo)
This course presents the fundamental concepts for the finite element modeling of reinforced concrete elements using nonlinear analysis techniques. The topics covered include: introduction to nonlinear behaviour, linear-elastic models for plain concrete, nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete elements, compression field modeling of reinforced concrete, finite element implementation, advanced behaviour modeling, and performance assessment of frame structures.


CV8300: Solid Mechanics

CIV8300: Solid Mechanics
Offered: Winter 2012 and Fall 2013 (Ryerson)
This course provides a continuing study of the mechanics of deformable solids. Stress and equilibrium conditions, strain and compatibility conditions, stress-strain relations and failure criteria are considered in the context of civil engineering materials. Two-and-three-dimensional elasticity theory is developed, with an introduction to the use of tensor notation. Advanced topics in shear and torsion of beams are also covered.


CV8300: Solid Mechanics

CIV8301: Application of Finite Element Method
Offered: Fall 2014 (Ryerson)
This course provides a continuing study of linear structural analysis with the use of finite element methods. Application of stiffness method for trusses, potential energy formulation of constant strain triangle and axisymmetric elements, and higher-order isoparametric elements are covered. Finite element modeling fundamentals including meshing, support conditions, and loading approximation are discussed through the use of finite element software. Two dimensional scalar field problems are introduced. The course concludes with the examination of three-dimensional problems.


CIV510S: Solid Mechanics II

CIV510S: Solid Mechanics II
Offered: Winter 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 (Toronto)
This course provides a continuing study of the mechanics of deformable solids. Stress and equilibrium conditions, strain and compatibility conditions, stress-strain relations and failure criteria are considered in the context of civil engineering materials. Application of energy methods including virtual work, potential energy, strain energy, and related approaches are covered. Two-and-three-dimensional elasticity theory is developed, with an introduction to the use of tensor notation. The course concludes with advanced topics in bending, shear and torsion of beams.

 

Last Updated: 4/30/18