# University of Vermont

## 2011-12 Online Catalogue

### Courses in Civil & Environmental Engr (CE)

- CE 001 - Statics
- Fundamentals of statics; composition and resolution of forces; the analysis of force systems in two and three dimensions; and centroids and moments of inertia. Prerequisites: MATH 022, PHYS 031.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 002 - CE Graphic Design
- Computer-aided and hand generation of: geometric shapes; dimensioning; pipe drafting; foundations and structures; survey plots; graphs and charts; topography; and highway geometry.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 003 - Intro to Civil & Envir Engr
- Introduces Civil and Environmental Engineering through hands-on-design, group projects, inquiry-based learning, systems thinking, critical thinking, and computational exercises.
- Credits: 0.00 or 2.00
- CE 010 - Geomatics
- An introduction to surveying including distance and angle measurements, leveling, traverse surveys, error propagation, topographical mapping, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). Prerequisites: MATH 010, MATH 019, or MATH 021; Sophomore standing.
- Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
- CE 095 - Special Topics
- See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
- Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
- CE 100 - Mechanics of Materials
- Stress, strain, temperature relationships, torsion, bending stresses, and deflections. Columns, joints, thin-walled cylinders. Combined stresses and Mohr's circle. Prerequisite: CE 001. Co-requisite: MATH 121. Cross-listed with: ME 014.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 101 - Materials and Structures Lab
- Experimental stress analysis methods; experimental verification of static force-displacement relationship for beams, frames and trusses; fundamental mechanical properties of metals, plastics, and wood; effects of size, shape, method, speed of loading and strain history on these properties. Co-requisites: CE 100 or ME 014, and CE 170.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 132 - Environmental Systems
- Systems thinking and the systems approach as applied to environmental systems with linkages to transportation; feedback and emergent properties; systems modeling; economics; environmental engineering introduction (mass balance, hydrology, air pollution). Prerequisites: CHEM 031, PHYS 031, MATH 021, MATH 022, CS 020.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 133 - Transportation Systems
- Transportation systems planning, analysis, and design with foci on safety, modeling, decision support, and environmental impacts. Prerequisites: CE 132. Co-requisite: CE 010.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 134 - Sustainable Eng. Economics
- A framework for applying systems analysis tools to engineering economic decision analysis to address the environmental impacts, energy efficiency and cost effectiveness with applications to climate change needed for sustainable engineering solutions. Prerequisite: CE 132. Co-requisite: CS 020.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 140 - Transportation
- Analysis of transportation systems; technological characteristics; the transportation planning process and techniques of travel modeling and forecasting for both urban and rural areas. Prerequisite: CE 010.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 150 - Environmental Engineering
- Basic phenomena and theoretical principles underlying water supply, air and water pollution control, and industrial hygiene. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, MATH 022.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 151 - Water & Wastewater Engineering
- Design of treatment systems for water supply, groundwater remediation, domestic and hazardous wastewater, sewer design; semester-long design projects; ethics; environmental health impacts; governmental regulations. Co-requisite: CE 132.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 160 - Hydraulics
- Mechanics of incompressible fluids; flow meters; flow in closed conduits and open channels; elements of hydraulic machinery. Prerequisites: CE 001, MATH 121. Co-requisites: MATH 271, CS 020.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 162 - Hydraulics Lab
- Performing various laboratory studies of flow and hydraulic machinery determine index; computer modeling of hydraulic systems; associated laboratory and project report writing and presentations. Co-requisites: CE 160.
- Credits: 0.00 to 2.00
- CE 170 - Structural Analysis
- Analysis of statically determinate beams, frames, and trusses; expected loads, reactions; influence lines; moving loads; geometric methods for displacement calculations; introduction to matrix analysis for trusses. Prerequisites: CE 100 or ME 014, MATH 271, CS 020.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 172 - Structural Steel Design
- Theory and design of steel structures including flexural members, axially loaded members and combined stress members; design of composite members; and plastic analysis and design. Prerequisite: CE 170.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 173 - Reinforced Concrete
- Analysis of stresses in plain and reinforced concrete members; design of reinforced concrete structures; and theory of prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CE 170.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 175 - Senior Design Project
- Student teams will integrate the multiple areas of specialization in Civil/Environmental Engineering in comprehensive design experience; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 180 - Geotechnical Principles
- Characteristics and classification of soils; physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soils; seepage; the effective stress principle; stress distribution, consolidation, settlement; shear strength. Prerequisite: CE 100 or ME 014.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 182 - Geotechnical Principles Lab
- Performing various laboratory tests to determine index, hydraulic, and mechanical properties of soils; computer modeling of geotechnical systems; associated laboratory and project report writing and presentations. Prerequisite: CE 100 or ME 014. Co-requisite: CE 180.
- Credits: 0.00 to 2.00
- CE 185 - Capstone Design I
- Student teams will integrate the knowledge from multiple subdisciplines of Civil/Environmental Engineering in a contemporary design project involving realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, regulatory and sustainability; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 186 - Capstone Design II
- Student teams will integrate the knowledge from multiple subdisciplines of Civil/Environmental Engineering in a contemporary design project involving realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, regulatory and sustainability; professional practice; ethics; written and oral presentations to professional review panels. Prerequisite: CE 185.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 191 - Special Projects
- Investigation of special topic under guidance of faculty member. Library investigations, unique design problems, laboratory and field studies. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Department permission.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 192 - Special Projects
- Investigation of special topic under guidance of faculty member. Library investigations, unique design problems, laboratory and field studies. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Department permission.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 193 - College Honors
- Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
- CE 194 - College Honors
- Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
- CE 195 - Special Topics
- See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
- Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
- CE 218 - Numerical Methods for Engineer
- Foundational concepts of numerical integration, numerical differentiation, and numerical approximation and solution of differential and partial differential equations of the type encountered in the analysis of engineering problems and data processing. Prerequisites: MATH 271, CS 020; MATH 122 or MATH 124. Cross-listed with: ME 218.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 220 - Intro to Finite Element Anyl
- Introduction to finite element analysis: applications in solid mechanics, hydrodynamics, and transport: analysis of model behavior: Fourier analysis. Computer project required. Prerequisites: CS 020; MATH 122 or MATH 124.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 226 - Civil Engineering Systems Anyl
- Linear programming, dynamic programming, network analysis, simulation; applications to scheduling, resource allocation, routing, and a variety of civil engineering problems. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Cross-listed with: CSYS 226.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 238 - Design/Planning for Bikes/Peds
- Interdisciplinary introduction to design/planning concepts for bikes/pedestrians from a systems view. Examines current best practices on how effectively they address social, environmental, economic, and health related transportation issues. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate standing.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 241 - Traffic Operations & Design
- Advanced concepts of traffic engineering and capacity analysis; highway and intersection capacity; traffic analysis and simulation software; design and application of controls. Prerequisite: CE 133.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 245 - Intelligent Transportation Sys
- Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), ITS user services, ITS applications, the National ITS architecture, ITS evaluation, and ITS standards. Pre/co-requisites: CE 133. Cross-listed with: CSYS 245.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 247 - Alt Sustainable Waste Treatmnt
- Consideration of cultural paradigms that encourage waste generation. Design of alternative treatment systems including composting, constructed wetlands, anaerobic digestion. Research and hands-on design project. Prerequisite: CE 151.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 248 - Hazardous Waste Mgmt Engr
- Management of hazardous and industrial waste from generation to disposal; emphasis on pollution prevention within industry; waste minimization, recovery, reuse, treatment technologies; environmental regulations, risk assessment, costs and public policy; group projects. Prerequisite: Senior standing in engineering or sciences.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 249 - Solid Wastes
- Significance of solid wastes from municipal, industrial, agricultural, mining; optimization and design of collection, disposal, recycle systems; sanitary landfills, incineration, composting, material recovery. Prerequisite: CHEM 031.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 250 - Fate/Transport Organic Chem
- Chemical transfers between environmental media; molecular structure-reactivity models; chemical, photochemical and biochemical transformation rates; emphasis on predicting environmental concentrations and risk. Graduate student independent modeling project. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, CHEM 032, CE 132.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 251 - Envr Facility Dsgn/Wastewater
- Design of wastewater conveyance and treatment facilities; sewage treatment plant design; equipment selection. Prerequisite: CE 151.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 253 - Transportation & Air Quality
- Air pollution sources, measurement methods, legislation, vehicle emissions formation, control and transport processes. Emphasis on emission factor and dispersion multi-scale modeling using latest modeling tools. Prerequisite: CE 133.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 254 - Environmental Quantitive Anyl
- Course focuses on chemical, biochemical and physical processes; diffusion, equilibria, reaction kinetics, acids/bases, colloids, air/water exchange; laboratories demonstrate standard environmental engineering techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 032, CE 132, STAT 143.
- Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
- CE 255 - Phys/Chem Proc Water/Wstwater
- Theory of physical/chemical processes for treating waters and wastewaters; reactor dynamics, mass transfer, adsorption, ion exchange, precipitation. Prerequisite: CE 151.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 256 - Biol Proc Water/Wastewater Tr
- Theory and application of biological processes for treating industrial and domestic wastewaters and contaminated ground water; microbiological considerations; aerobic and anaerobic processes; reactor design, in-situ bioremediation; bench-scale and pilot-scale experimentation. Prerequisite: CE 151.
- Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
- CE 259 - Msmt of Airborne Contaminants
- Quantifying airborne contaminants from processes and ambient levels. Laboratories demonstrate calibration and measurement, stack sampling and ambient air monitoring, and specific contaminant generation and measurement. Prerequisite: CE 132
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 260 - Hydrology
- Theory of precipitation, run-off, infiltration, and ground water; precipitation and run-off data; and application of data for use in development of water resources. Prerequisite: CE 160.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 261 - Open Channel Flow
- Application of the laws of fluid mechanics to flow in open channels; design of channels and transition structures; modeling; uniform and gradually-varied flows. Prerequisite: CE 160.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 262 - Advanced Hydrology
- Introduces computer modeling of hydrological systems and involves a semester-long design project. Simple overland flow, flood routing, water quality, and groundwater models are developed using finite difference techniques. Stochastic hydrology and hydrologic time series analysis are also introduced. Prerequisite: CE 260.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 265 - Ground Water Hydrology
- Principles of ground water hydraulics, well characteristics, aquifers, and use of numerical methods to solve ground water flow problems. Prerequisite: CE 160.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 271 - Advanced Structural Analysis
- Virtual work, energy theorems, analysis of structures by the displacement method, finite element analysis of structural systems, non-linear structural analysis, structural optimization, probalistic structural analysis. Prerequisite: CE 170.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 272 - Structural Dynamics
- Vibrations, matrices, earthquake engineering, stability and wave propagation. Prerequisites: Senior/Graduate standing in engineering or physical sciences, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: ME 270.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 273 - Structural Design - Wood
- Analysis and design of solid and glue laminated timber members and structural systems including tension members, beams, columns, beam-columns, diaphragms, shear walls and connections; LRFD and ASD design methods; application of IBC for timber systems; current developments in wood design/construction. Prerequisite: CE 170.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 281 - Geotechnical Design
- Subsurface explorations; bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability; analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, and slopes. Prerequisite: CE 180.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 283 - Designing with Geosynthetics
- Geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geocomposites, geopipes. Design for separation, reinforcement, filtration, drainage, erosion, control, liners. Applications in transportation, drainage, solid waste containment. Material testing, behavior. Prerequisite: CE 180.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 284 - Site Characterization
- A comprehensive approach to subsurface site characterization for geotechnical and environmental designs and a systems approach for integrating the two. Prerequisites: CE 160, CE 180.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 285 - Geo-energy Systems
- An introduction to Geoenergy technologies for subsurface energy extraction (shallow and deep geothermal systems, enhanced oil recovery, shale gas extraction) and secure storage of byproducts of energy production (carbon dioxide and nuclear wastes). Prerequisite: CE 180.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 290 - Engineering Investigation
- Independent investigation of a special topic under the guidance of a staff member. Preparation of an engineering report is required.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 295 - Special Topics
- Content is dictated by expanding professional interest in newly developing, or recently developed, technical areas in which there is particular need or opportunity. Prerequisite: Senior/Graduate standing.
- Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
- CE 304 - Adv Engineering Analysis I
- Analytical methods for the solution of partial differential equations in engineering mechanics and physics, including: eigenfunction expansions; Fourier series; Sturm-Liouville theory and special functions. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering, mathematics, or physical sciences. Cross-listed with: ME 304.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 305 - Adv Engineering Analysis II
- Advanced analytical techniques for problems in engineering mechanics and physics, including: integral transform methods, Green's functions, perturbation methods, and variational calculus. Prerequisites: ME 304; Graduate standing in engineering, mathematics, or physical science. Cross-listed with: ME 305.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 312 - Sustainability & Transportatn
- Introduction to the complex interconnection of engineering, policy, science and social science that characterize transportation systems, mobilty problems and solutions. Interdisciplinary teams conduct case studies. Prerequisite: Instructor permission required. Cross-listed with: PA 342, TRC 312.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 314 - Risk/Behavior in Transportatn
- In-depth examination of human, environmental and vehicle factors in transportation crashes. Students develop safety research proposals and statistical measurements of risk and rates. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 321 - Engr Computations on Adv Arch
- Engineering computations using multiprocessing computers, concurrent processing, algorithms for numerical approximation of differential equations, linear systems. Programming projects required. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in engineering, mathematics or physical science.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 359 - Appld Artificial Neural Ntwrks
- Introduction to artificial neural networks. A broad range of example algorithms are implemented in MATLAB. Research applications to real data are emphasized. Prerequisites: CS 020, STAT 223 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: CSYS 359.
- Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
- CE 360 - Advanced Hydrology
- Application of statistics to engineering hydrology; concept, use of instantaneous unit hydrograph; study of runoff models; flow through porous media; design techniques for water resources projects. Prerequisites: CE 260, MATH 271. Offered as occasion warrants.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 361 - Fluvial Forms & Processes
- Advanced topics in fluvial forms and processes; focus on river and stream restoration and design; includes journal readings, discussion, field trips and group design project. Prerequisite: CE 160.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 365 - Contaminant Hydrogeol&Remediat
- Practical, theoretical aspects of contaminant hydrogeology, advances in technologies, mass transport and transformation in saturated and vadose zones; movement, distribution, and remediation of nonaqueous-phase liquids. Prerequisite: CE 265.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 366 - Numerical Method/Surface Water
- Development of the governing equations for geophysical hydrodynamics/transport, shallow water equations, analysis and implementation of finite element/finite difference computational algorithms. Prerequisite: CE 218 or CE 220.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 367 - Phys Flow&Trs thru Porous Mdia
- The fundamental equations describing fluid flow and mass transport in subsurface systems are developed from first principles. Prerequisite: CE 265.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 368 - Groundwater Modeling
- The fundamental theory of groundwater hydrology is combined with concepts in numerical methods to provide the technology needed to study a real-world groundwater problem. Prerequisites: CE 265, and CE 218 or CE 220.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 369 - Applied Geostatistics
- Introduction to the theory of regionalized variables, geostatistics (kriging techniques): special topics in multivariate analysis; Applications to real data subject to spatial variation are emphasized. Prerequisites: CS 020, STAT 223 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: CSYS 369.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 370 - Reliability of Eng. Systems
- Modeling and simulation of functions of random variables and random processes, propagation of uncertainties in engineering systems, analytical and computational methods for reliability analysis of engineering systems and components, Bayesian methods to update reliability estimates based on operational data. Prerequisite: STAT 151 or equivalent.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 380 - Advanced Soil Mechanics
- Stress-strain-strength of soils, introduction to constitutive modeling, critical state concepts, applications of limit analysis and limit equilibrium methods in analyzing stability problems in geotechnical engineering, such as foundations, slopes and embankments and retaining structures. Prerequisite: CE 180.
- Credits: 3.00
- CE 390 - Adv Topics in Civil & Envr Eng
- Special topics to intensify the programs of graduate students in civil and environmental engineering. Hours and credits to be arranged.
- Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
- CE 391 - Master Thesis Rsch
- Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
- CE 393 - CEE Graduate Seminar
- Presentation and discussion of advanced problems, research, and current topics in Civil & Environmental Engineering by faculty, graduate students, and outside guest speakers. Prerequisite: Graduate student in Civil & Environmental Engineering.
- Credits: 0.00
- CE 395 - Advanced Special Topics
- Advanced topics in recently developed technical areas. Hours and credits as arranged.
- Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
- CE 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
- Credits: 1.00 to 18.00