I have a B.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University, Northridge. I am also currently working on my M.S. Degree in Structural Engineering. The list provided below a list of courses that are provided in the majority of Civil Engineering programs. I tutored in the Engineering Department at California State University, Northridge for about 2 years, and tutored privately prior to that for 2 years. My Engineering G.P.A. was 3.95 based on a 4.0 scale, and I was on the Dean's List for 8 consecutive semesters.
1. Engineering Statics: Analyzing determinant structures. This includes beams, trusses, and 3D problems as well. I can help with equations involving Newton's Laws of Motion, Moment Equations, Shear and Moment Diagrams. I can also help with Truss Analysis methods that include the Method of Joints, as well as the Method of Sections. I was placed in charge of many workshops, and worked closely with the Professors to help increase the pass rate for this subject.
2. Dynamics: This is very similar to Mechanics in Physics. I can help with Projectile problems involving kinetics as well as kinematics. I can also help with Mechanics problems that involve Newton's Laws of Motion, DaLambert's reverse inertia, Energy equations, Momentum and Impulse problems, Collision problems, Relative Velocity problems, Instantaneous Center problems, and anything else that would be included in any typical Engineering Dynamics class.
4. Strength of Materials: This class is builds on the concepts learned in Engineering Statics. This focuses more on Shear and Moment Diagrams, Normal Stresses, Shear Stresses, Yield Points, Torsion and Torque, Deflections of determinant structures. It provides the foundation for Structural Analysis concepts as well as provides the reasoning for safety factors in Code Books.
6. Structural Analysis: This is similar to Engineering Statics, but deals much more difficult problems such as Statically Indeterminant Structures. I can help with concepts and problems involving the Moment Area Method, the Conjugate Beam Method, the Direct Integration Method, and the Virtual Work Method for analyzing beams, trusses, and frames that are statically indeterminant. This is one of my strongest subjects and my one of my favorites.
11. Hydraulics: This is a more advanced version of Fluid Mechanics. This subject goes more in depth on incompressible pipe flow, turbomachinery, pumps, and Hardy Cross Methods for solving a network of pipes and flowrates. I can also help with problems and concepts involving open channel flow, hydraulic jumps, normal flow, slopes, major losses in energy, minor losses in energy, and more.
13. Steel Design: I can cover any design or analysis that uses steel. This course is based on the Accepted Standard Design (ASD). I can help with problems involving beam analysis/design, column analysis/design, bolted connections concepts, welded connections concepts, plastic moment analysis, bracing, and more. Pretty much any design criteria listed in the American Institute of Steel Construction(AISC) Manual.
14. Reinforced Concrete Design: I can help with design/analysis problems involving beams, one way slabs, single reinforcement, double reinforcement, shear reinforcement, short columns, long columns, and footing using the Load Factor Resistant Design(LRFD) methods.
16. Timber Design: I can help with Timber Design concepts, and show how to design and analyze timber elements such as beams, and columns using the NDS 2005(National Timber Code). I can help with determining dead loads, live loads, wind loads, and seismic loads. I can also help show how to design and analyze horizontal diaphragms and shear walls, and choose the proper plywood and nailing requirements.
18. Pre-Stressed Concrete Design: I can help show how Pre-Stressed and Post-Tensioned concrete differs from Reinforced concrete. I can cover problems involving constant eccentricity, and variable eccentricity. I can also help with design and analysis of Composite beams, and Corbels.
19. Advanced Steel Design: This subject is similar to Steel Design, except that it involves LRFD Design Methods.
20. Vibrations: This subject is very similar to Dynamics, except that it differential equations are used to derive the equations of motion rather than using calculus and algebra to solve the problems. I can help with free vibrations, base excitation, logarithmic decrement, forced vibrations, spring equivalents, damping cases(under damped, critically damped, and over damped), applied impulses, natural frequencies, damped frequencies, forced frequencies, resonance, energy methods and more. I am really strong in this subject as well, and I can show more than one way to solve the majority of vibration problems. I can help with Single Degree of Freedom problems as well as Multiple Degree of Freedom problems.
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I am very Knowledgeable in Mechanics. I am able to work with Kinematics, Kinetics, Momentum, Collisions, Relative Velocities, Instantaneous Centers, Newton's Laws of Motion, etc.
I took the course as a part of my Engineering Program, therefore I can use Calculus to solve problems. However, many simple problems can be solved using pure algebra. Calculus can be used to derive the equations used in Mechanics, but once the equations and their components are understood, the solutions can be found without a full understanding of Calculus.