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CIVE 540 Forensic Structural Engineering 3.0 Credits

Investigation of structural failures which includes partial or total collapse or the inability of structures to function as intended. Using structural failure case studies and hypothetical failure scenarios, the course will cover the forensic engineering process, types and causes of structural failures, mechanisms and modes of structural failures, structural condition assessment, load testing, structural retrofitting, structural failure investigation and analysis. The technical, ethical and legal ramifications of structural failures and the role of the expert witness are also discussed, and students will be expected to prepare failure investigation reports.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

Civil Engineering BSCIV / Civil Engineering MSCE

http://catalog.drexel.edu/undergraduate/collegeofengineering/civilengineeringbsms/

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