Term: Spring 2018
Subject: Civil & Environmental Engr
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.
Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering, sustainability, ethics, systems thinking, teamwork in engineering, laboratories, hands-on design projects, and computational exercises.
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.
Systems thinking and the systems approach as applied to environmental systems; sustainability, mass and energy balances, kinetics, ecosystem health and the public welfare, environmental risk, green engineering, water and wastewater treatment, air resources engineering, solid-waste management. Prerequisites: CHEM 031; MATH 019 or MATH 021.
Fundamentals and design of sustainable systems for water supply, domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, soil and groundwater remediation; semester-long design projects; energy and resource recovery. Prerequisite: CE 132.
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: MATH 271, CS 020. Co-requisites: MATH 122 or MATH 124; CE 100 or ME 014.
Analysis of stresses in plain and reinforced concrete members; design of reinforced concrete structures; and theory of prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CE 170.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Pre/Co-requisite: CE 160.
Principles of ground water hydraulics, well characteristics, aquifers, and use of numerical methods to solve ground water flow problems. Prerequisite: CE 160.
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.
Content is dictated by expanding professional interest in newly developing, or recently developed, technical areas in which there is particular need or opportunity. Prerequisite: Minimum Senior standing.
Independent project related to civil and environmental engineering under the supervision of a Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty member, concluding with a written technical report and an oral presentation to a committee of two Civil & Environmental Engineering faculty members. Prerequisite: Permission of Civil & Environmental Engineering Graduate Coordinator or Civil & Environmental Engineering Department Chair.
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.
Advanced topics in recently developed technical areas. Hours and credits as arranged.