Term: Spring 2016
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.
Introduces Civil and Environmental Engineering through hands-on-design, group projects, inquiry-based learning, systems thinking, critical thinking, 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 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.
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.
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.
Analysis of stresses in plain and reinforced concrete members; design of reinforced concrete structures; and theory of prestressed concrete. Prerequisite: CE 170.
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.
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.
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.
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.
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.
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.
Theory of physical/chemical processes for treating waters and wastewaters; reactor dynamics, mass transfer, adsorption, ion exchange, precipitation. Prerequisite: CE 151.
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.
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: Senior/Graduate standing.
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.
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.