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**CE 601 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Mechanics of Materials**

Prerequisites: Undergraduate mechanics and mathematics

Review of basic stress-strain concepts; constitutive relations. Study of unsymmetrical bending, shear center, and shear flow. Analysis of curved flexural members, beams on elastic foundation, torsion, bending, and twisting of thin walled sections. Theories of failure, other selected topics. Cross-listed as AM 601.

**CE 602 - (3) (Y)
Continuum Mechanics With Applications**

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Introduction to continuum mechanics and mechanics of deformable solids. Vectors and cartesian tensors, stress, strain, deformation, equations of motion, constitutive laws, introduction to elasticity, thermal elasticity, viscoelasticity, plasticity, and fluids. Cross-listed as APMA 602, AM 602, MAE 602.

**CE 603 - (3) (Y)
Computational Solid Mechanics**

Corequisite: CE 602

Analysis of the variational and computational mechanics of solids, potential energy, complementary energy, virtual work, Reissner’s principle, Ritz and Galerkin methods; displacement, force and mixed methods of analysis; finite element analysis, including shape functions, convergence and integration; and applications in solid mechanics. Cross-listed as AM 603, MAE 603.

**CE 604 - (3) (E)
Plates and Shells**

Prerequisites: APMA 541,
CE 601 or
CE 602

Topics include the classical analysis of plates and shells; plates of
various shapes (rectangular, skew) and shells of various shapes
(cylindrical, conical, spherical, hyperbolic, paraboloid); closed-form
numerical and approximate methods of solution of governing partial
differential equations; and advanced topics (large deflection theory,
thermal stresses, orthotropic plates). Cross-listed as
AM 604,
MAE 604.

**CE 613 - (3) (Y)
Infrastructure Management**

Prerequisite: CE 444 or permission of instructor

A study of the tools required to formulate a prioritization procedure that leads to a realistic and rational way of establishing candidate projects for priority programming at both the network and project level pavement management systems. Topics include: methods for obtaining distress measurements and pavement condition ratings for flexible and rigid pavements; prioritizing procedures for establishing priority listings for rehabilitation and maintenance activities.

**CE 614 - (3) (SI)
Pavement Engineering**

Prerequisite: CE 444 or permission of instructor

An in-depth study of the different techniques for designing rigid and
flexible pavements including the design techniques for overlaying
asphalt and strengthening of existing rigid pavements. Emphasis is
placed on the basic response of pavements to load and other input
variables, and the relation between pavement rating, materials, and
design.

**CE 615 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Soil Mechanics**

Prerequisite: CE 316

Analysis of the chemistry and physics of soils, strength and deformation characteristics of soils, time rate of consolidation, earth pressures, bearing capacity, seepage, and slope stability.

**CE 616 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Foundations**

Prerequisites: CE 316, CE 326

Topics include subsurface investigation, control of groundwater, analysis of sheeting and bracing systems, shallow foundations, pile foundations, retaining walls, bridge abutments, caissons and cofferdams.

**CE 620 - (3) (Y)
Energy Principles in Mechanics**

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Derivation, interpretation, and application to engineering problems of the principles of virtual work and complementary virtual work. Related theorems such as the principles of the stationary value of the total potential and complementary energy, Castigiliano’s Theorems, theorem of least work, and unit force and displacement theorems. Introduction to generalized, extended, mixed, and hybrid principles. Variational methods of approximation, Hamilton’s principle, and Lagrange’s equations of motion. Approximate solutions to problems in structural mechanics by use of variational theorems. Cross-listed as AM 620, MAE 620.

**CE 623 - (3) (Y)
Vibrations**

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Topics include free and forced vibration of undamped and damped single-degree-of-freedom systems and undamped multi-degree-of-freedom systems; use of Lagrange’s equations, Laplace transform, matrix formulation, and other solution methods; normal mode theory; introduction to vibration of continuous systems. Cross-listed as AM 623, MAE 623.

**CE 632 - (3) (SI)
Project Management**

Prerequisite: CE 441

Analysis of the contractual, legal and financial considerations in construction management of transportation projects; the planning and scheduling of projects with the aid of the Critical Path Methods networks including the arrow-on-line and precedence of diagramming, the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT); simulation methods to determine probable project duration time and cost distributions; cash flow analyses of early start schedules and resource leveling techniques; a method of resource leveling is given. A number of transportation case studies and a review of recent research papers.

**CE 633 - (3) (Y)
Transportation Systems Planning and Analysis I**

Prerequisite: CE 444 or equivalent

Introduction to the legal requirements, framework, and principles of urban and statewide planning. Focuses on describing and applying the methodology of the forecasting system of the transportation planning process, including inventory (data collection and information systems), forecasts of population and economic activity, network analysis, and travel demand analysis. Also introduces computerized models for transportation planning.

**CE 634 - (3) (Y)
Geographic Information Systems**

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) through reading, lecture, discussion, research, and hands-on experience gained through laboratory work using the ArcView GIS package. The primary objective of this course is to investigate the GIS application process.

**CE 635 - (3) (Y)
Intermodal Transportation**

Prerequisite: CE 633

Studies the structure of domestic freight and passenger transportation in the United States. Focuses on the integration of modes, economic impacts, national transportation policy and advanced technology. Case studies of comtemporary examples of intermodal integration are explored.

**CE 636 - (3) (Y)
Traffic Operations I**

Covers the methods for evaluating the impact on the quality of traffic operations due to the interaction of the three main components of the highway mode: the driver, the vehicles, and the road. Includes the collection and analysis of traffic operations data, fundamentals of traffic flow theory, analysis of capacity and level of service and accident analysis.

**CE 637 - (3) (IR)
Traffic Systems Management**

Prerequisites: CE 344,
CE 444 or permission of
instructor

A study of different transportation systems management strategies
including their long-range impact on efficient use of the systems and on
safety. Focuses on traffic signals, isolated intersections, arterials
and networks, geometrics, HOV lanes, and safety. A case study will also
be conducted of a system in operation.

**CE 638 - (3) (Y)
Public Transportation**

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Study of the application of transportation systems and technologies in an urban context. Focuses on the management and operation of public transit systems, and comparative costs and capabilities of transit modes.

**CE 640 - (3) (Y)
Wastewater Treatment**

Prerequisite: CE 430 or permission of instructor

Presents a concise summary of wastewater treatment processes, with emphasis on applications to municipal and industrial wastewaters. Physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes are discussed. Also covers practices of removing conventional and toxic pollutants in wastewaters.

**CE 641 - (3) (Y)
Water Quality Modeling**

Prerequisite: CE 430 or permission of instructor

A first course in surface water quality modeling. Emphasizes the basic understanding of the mechanisms and interactions to various types of water quality behavior. Designed to meet a very simple need—dissemination of the fundamentals and principles underlying the mathematical modeling techniques used to analyze the quality of surface waters. Students practice wasteload allocations using a variety of water quality models on microcomputer systems.

**CE 643 - (3) (Y)
Theory of Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport**

Prerequisite: CE 336 or permission of instructor

Provides a theoretical framework for understanding groundwater flow and contaminant transport. Topics include a review of basic groundwater hydrology principles, characteristics of a porous medium, derivation of flow and solute transport equations for multi-phase systems, and the fate and transport of organic contaminants in the subsurface.

**CE 644 - (3) (Y)
Water Chemistry for Environmental Engineering**

Prerequisites: CHEM 151, CHEM 151L, and graduate standing

Teaches the basic principles of inorganic and organic chemistry as applied to problems in environmental engineering, including water and wastewater treatment, contaminant hydrology, and hazardous-waste management. Specific topics include analytical instrumentation, acid-base chemistry, reaction kinetics, precipitation and dissolution, organic and surface chemistry, and chlorine chemistry for water disinfection.

**CE 653 - (3) (Y)
Hydrology**

Prerequisite: CE 336 or permission of instructor

Stresses the quantitative description and the physical basis of hydrology. Both deterministic and stochastic methodology are applied to the analysis of the hydrologic cycle, namely, precipitation, evaporation, overland flow and stream flow, infiltration, and groundwater flow. The use of computer simulation models, especially microcomputer based models, is emphasized.

**CE 656 - (3) (Y)
Environmental Systems Analysis**

Prerequisite: CE 341 or permission of instructor

Emphasizes the formulation of environmental management issues as optimization problems. Simulation models are presented and then combined with optimization algorithms. Environmental systems to be addressed include stream quality, air quality, water supply, waste management, groundwater remediation, and reservoir operations. Optimization techniques presented include linear, integer, and separable programming, dynamic programming and nonlinear programming.

**CE 665 - (3) (Y)
Mechanics of Composite Materials**

Prerequisite: Knowledge of strength of materials and a computer language

Analysis of the properties and mechanics of fibrous, laminated composites; stress, strain, equilibrium, and tensor notation; micromechanics, lamina, laminates, anisotropic materials, classical lamination theory, stiffness and strength, interlaminar stresses, fabrication, and test methods; thermal stresses, analysis, design and computerized implementation. Cross-listed as AM 665.

**CE 666 - (3) (Y)
Stress Analysis of Composites**

Prerequisite: CE 565/AM 565

Focuses on 3-D anisotropic constitutive theory, edge effects and interlaminar stresses, failure criteria, fracture, anisotropic elasticity, micromechanics, laminated plates, hygro-thermal effects, conduction and diffusion. Cross-listed as AM 666.

**CE 671 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Finite Element Methods**

Prerequisite: CE 471 or equivalent

Focuses on the fundamentals and basic concepts of the finite element method; modeling and discretization; application to one-dimensional problems; direct stiffness method; element characteristics; interpolation functions; extension to plane stress problems.

**CE 672 - (3) (Y)
Numerical Methods in Structural Mechanics**

Prerequisite: CE 471

Focuses on solutions to the static, dynamic, and buckling behavior of determinate and indeterminate structures by numerical procedures, including finite difference and numerical integration techniques.

**CE 675 - (3) (SI)
Theory of Structural Stability**

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

Introduction to the elastic stability of structural and mechanical
systems. Classical stability theory and buckling of beams, trusses,
frames, arches, rings and thin plates and shells are studied. Also
covers the derivation of design formulas, computational formulation and
implementation. Cross-listed as AM 675.

**CE 677 - (3) (SI)
Risk and Reliability in Structural Engineering**

Prerequisites: Background in probability and statistics

Study of the fundamental concepts of structural reliability; definitions
of performance and safety, uncertainty in loadings, materials and
modeling. Analysis of loadings and resistance. Evaluation of existing
design codes. Development of member design criteria, including
stability, fatigue and fracture criteria; and the reliability of
structural systems.

**CE 681 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Design of Metal Structures**

Prerequisite: CE 401 or equivalent

Analysis of the behavior and design of structural elements and systems, including continuous beams, plate girders, composite steel-concrete members, members in combined bending and compression. Structural frames, framing systems, eccentric connections, and torsion and torsional stability are also studied.

**CE 683 - (3) (O)
Prestressed Concrete Design**

Prerequisite: CE 326 or equivalent

Analysis of prestressing materials and concepts, working stress analysis
and design for flexure, strength analysis and design for flexure,
prestress losses, design for shear, composite prestressed beams,
continuous prestressed beams, prestressed concrete systems concepts,
load balancing, slab design.

**CE 684 - (3) (E)
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design**

Prerequisite: CE 326

Study of advanced topics in reinforced concrete design, including design
of slender columns, deflections, torsion in reinforced concrete, design
of continuous frames, and two-way floor systems. Introduction to design
of tall structures in reinforced concrete, and design of shear walls.

**CE 685 - (3) (SI)
Experimental Mechanics**

Prerequisite: CE 323

Analysis of the theories and techniques for the determination of static
and dynamic stresses, strains, and deformations. Studies include
photoelastic, electrical, mechanical, and optical methods and
instruments. Both models and full-scale specimens will be used in
experimental testing.

**CE 691 - (3) (IR)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering**

Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Master’s-level
graduate students.

**CE 693 - (Credit as arranged) (Y)
Independent Study**

Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Master’s-level graduate students.

**CE 695 - (Credit as arranged) (Y)
Supervised Project Research**

Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Master’s-level graduate students.

**CE 696 - (1) (Y)
Graduate Seminar**

Weekly meeting of master’s-level graduate students and faculty for presentation and discussion of contemporary research and practice in civil engineering. This seminar is offered for credit every spring semester.

**CE 700 - (0) (Y)
Graduate Seminar**

Prerequisite: For students who have established resident credit

Weekly meeting of graduate students and faculty for presentation and discussion of contemporary research and practice in civil engineering. This seminar is offered every spring semester.

**CE 724 - (3) (Y)
Dynamics of Structures**

Prerequisites: Concrete and metal structure design and CE 623

Study of the dynamic behavior of such structures as beams, rigid frames, floors, bridges, and multi-story buildings under the action of various disturbing forces such as wind, blasts, earthquakes, vehicles, machinery, etc.

**CE 725 - (3) (Y)
Random Vibrations**

Prerequisite: A background in probability theory and vibration analysis

Topics include a review of probability theory; stochastic processes, with an emphasis on continuous, continuously parametered processes; mean square calculus, Markov processes, diffusion equations, Gaussian processes, and Poisson processes; response of SDOF, MDOF, and continuous linear and nonlinear models to random excitation; upcrossings, first passage problems, fatigue and stability considerations; Monte Carlo simulation, analysis of digital time series data, and filtered excitation models. Cross-listed as AM 725.

**CE 731 - (3) (IR)
Project Planning**

Prerequisites: CE 632,
CE 633

Analysis of the planning of public facilities in contemporary society;
review of common social, economic, and environmental impact
considerations in the location and design of corridor or point
facilities; cost parameters; comprehensive methods of evaluating and
combining tangible and intangible factors including cost benefit, cost
effectiveness, goals, achievement, planning balance sheet, risk
profiles, preference theories, mapping, and factor analysis methods;
case studies.

**CE 732 - (3) (E)
Transportation Systems Planning and Analysis II**

Prerequisites: CE 633,
CE 634,
CE 636

Introduction to the non-travel impacts of transportation systems and the
methodologies used to capture them for project evaluation; to develop
and illustrate methodologies used for evaluating the effectiveness of
transportation systems/projects including benefit-cost analysis and
multi-objective decision models, and; to illustrate the analysis of
different alternatives.

**CE 733 - (3) (IR)
Transportation Systems Planning and Analysis III**

Prerequisites: CE 633,
CE 732

Advanced transportation systems analysis concepts; integrated model
systems and applications; NETSIM and MINUTP; TRAF model system: FREFLOW;
real time computer-aided tools; IVHS software; expert systems
applications; neural networks; applications: incident management; real
time network analysis.

**CE 734 - (3) (IR)
Traffic Flow Theory**

Prerequisites: CE 636, APMA 543 or equivalent

Analysis of theoretical and computer applications of mathematical models
of traffic flow; deterministic and stochastic traffic flow models;
queuing theory and its application including cases where arrival rates
exceed service rates; acceleration noise and traffic simulation.

**CE 736 - (3) (IR)
Financing Transportation Infrastructure**

Prerequisite: CE 635

The financing of transportation systems and services is an important
element in the process of developing new or renovated facilities. This
course develops familiarity with financing techniques that have been
proposed or used by localities and state agencies. Consideration is
given to advantages and disadvantages and the conditions appropriate to
their application.

**CE 737 - (3) (E)
Intelligent Transportation Systems**

Prerequisites: CE 633,
CE 636, and
CE 635 or
CE 638

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) can best be defined as the
application of information technology to the surface transportation
system. This technology, which includes communications, sensors, and
computer hardware and software, support both travelers and
transportation providers in making effective decisions. Provides an
introduction to the concepts of intelligent transportation systems (ITS)
through a systems engineering case study approach. Students work in
teams on ITS case studies through the course of the semester. The cases
are actual problems that have been faced, or are currently facing, state
and federal departments of transportation. Provides students with
experience applying systems engineering, exposure to ITS concepts, and
opportunities to examine advanced ITS technology.

**CE 738 - (3) (O)
Traffic Operations II**

Prerequisite: CE 636

An introduction to the current and advanced optimization and simulation
computer models used in traffic operations. Increases familiarity with
the concepts and methodologies associated with selecting an appropriate
model for a given situation. Covers the advantages and disadvantages of
the models considered and is project-oriented, with the students
spending a significant amount of time in selecting and using these
models to solve “real world” problems.

**CE 739 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Topics in Transportation**

Prerequisite: CE 635

Focuses on selected contemporary problems in transportation which are of
interest to the students and faculty. Seminars, guest lecturers,
projects.

**CE 742 - (3) (SI)
Modeling Environmental Fate and Effects of Contaminants**

Prerequisite: CE 641 or permission of instructor

Designed as a follow-up course for Water Quality Modeling, this course
covers a number of modeling applications. Designed to apply water
quality models to regulatory oriented water quality problems. Emphasis
on reading water quality data using models, the results of which serve
as a rational basis for making water quality control decisions. Each
student conducts an individual water quality modeling study using actual
data.

**CE 746 - (3) (Y)
Groundwater Modeling**

Prerequisite: CE 643 or permission of instructor

Introduces the fundamentals of modeling groundwater systems. Emphasizes the evaluation, development, and application of computer models. Modeling techniques include analytical solutions, finite difference and finite element methods, particle tracking, and inverse modeling. Models are applied to flow and transport in saturated and unsaturated groundwater systems.

**CE 754 - (3) (SI)
Stormwater Management and Nonpoint Source Pollution Control**

Prerequisite: CE 315 or permission of instructor

Discusses nonpoint source pollution in general, and stormwater-induced
pollution in particular. Emphasizes stormwater management planning and
design in an urban setting. An integrated watershed management approach
in nonpoint source pollution control is described. Topics include
sources and impact of nonpoint pollution; stormwater regulations;
combined sewer overflow problems; best management practices; such as
detention ponds and constructed wetlands; design methodologies; and
institutional considerations.

**CE 767 - (3) (SI)
Micromechanics of Heterogeneous Media**

Prerequisite: CE 602

Analysis of averaging principles, equivalent homogencity, effective
moduli, bounding principles, self-consistent schemes, composite spheres,
concentric cylinders, three phase model, repeating cell models,
inelastic and nonlinear effects, thermal effects, isotropic and
anisotropic media, strength and fracture. Cross-listed as
APMA 767,
AM 767.

**CE 773 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Finite Element Applications in Structural Engineering**

Prerequisites: CE 671 or equivalent

Development and application of two- and three-dimensional finite elements; plate bending; isoparametric formulation; solid elements; nonlinear element formulation with application to material and geometric nonlinearities; stability problems; formulation and solution of problems in structural dynamics; use of commercial computer codes.

**CE 776 - (3) (SI)
Non-Linear Structural Systems**

Prerequisites: CE 671 or
CE 672 or permission of
instructor

Discussion of deflection theory. Analysis of arches, suspension bridges,
cable supported roof systems, guyed towers, lattice domes and space
trusses. Focuses on wind-induced vibration, creep effects, and the
visco-elastic behavior of structures.

**CE 780 - (3) (SI)
Optimum Structural Design**

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

An introduction to the basic concepts, numerical methods and
applications of optimum design to civil engineering structures;
formulation of the optimum design problems; development of analysis
techniques including linear and nonlinear programming and optimality
criteria; examples illustrating application to steel and concrete
structures.

**CE 782 - (3) (E-O)
Design of Slab and Shell Structures**

Prerequisites: CE 683 or
CE 684

Using both exact and simplified methods of thin shell theory, such
structures as domes, cyclindrical roofs, tanks, hyperbolic paraboloids,
folder plate roofs, and suspension forms are analyzed and designed.
Effects of stiffening beams and edge stress are studied. Erection,
economy and aesthetics are considered.

**CE 791 - (3) (IR)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering**

Detailed study of special topics in civil engineering. Doctoral-level
graduate students.

**CE 793 - (Credit as arranged) (Y)
Independent Study**

Detailed study of graduate course material on an independent basis under the guidance of a faculty member. Doctoral-level graduate students.

**CE 795 - (Credit as arranged) (Y)
Supervised Project Research**

Formal record of student commitment to project research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary. Doctoral-level graduate student.

**CE 796 - (1) (Y)
Graduate Seminar**

Weekly meeting of doctoral-level graduate students and faculty for presentation and discussion of contemporary research and practice in civil engineering.

**CE 897 - (Credit as arranged) (S)
Graduate Teaching Instruction**

For master’s students.

**CE 898 - (Credit as arranged) (Y)
Thesis**

Formal record of student commitment to master’s thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.

**CE 997 - (Credit as arranged) (S)
Graduate Teaching Instruction**

For doctoral students.

**CE 999 - (Credit as arranged) (Y)
Dissertation**

Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.

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