10: School of Engineering and Applied Science

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Civil Engineering

CE 205 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Prerequisites: CHEM 141 or CHEM 151; APMA 101
A broad introduction to environmental engineering, focusing on society's interaction with water, air, and soil systems. Management of these major environmental components is examined, considering health and ecological needs and technical limitations. Course may stand alone as introduction to the current environmental challenges that we face, or as the foundation for further study in the field of environmental engineering.

CE 315 - (3) (Y)
Fluid Mechanics

Prerequisite: ENGR 205 or equivalent
A study of the statics and dynamics of incompressible fluids, primarily water. The basic principles of fluid flow, energy equation, and momentum equation, are presented and applied to closed conduit flow, open channel flow, and problems of flow measurement pertinent to civil engineering practices.

CE 316 - (4) (Y)
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

Prerequisite: ENGR 306
Introduction to the fundamental principles of particulate mechanics with an emphasis on soil strength, consolidation behavior, and fluid flow. Concepts of theoretical soil mechanics and soil physics combined with laboratory investigation of soil behavior. Three lecture hours, three laboratory hours.

CE 319 - (3) (Y)
Structural Mechanics

Prerequisite: ENGR 306
Fundamentals of structural mechanics: equilibrium compatibility, determinacy, stability; mathematical models of structural elements: stress resultants in bars, beams and framed structures; calculation of deflections; general analysis of structures: concepts of stiffness and flexibility, force and displacement methods of analysis.

CE 323 - (3) (Y)
Properties and Behavior of Materials

Prerequisite: ENGR 306
Study of the properties and behavior of engineering materials. Emphasis is placed on materials of construction including metals, concrete, wood and composites. Service conditions and underlying scientific principles related to applications and performance of materials are considered.

CE 326 - (3) (Y)
Design of Concrete Structures

Prerequisite: CE 319
Introduction to physical properties of concrete and reinforcing steel. Design and analysis of basic structural elements of reinforced concrete including beams, slabs, columns, and footings. Consideration of construction practices and building codes.

CE 336 - (3) (Y)
Water Resources Engineering

Prerequisite: CE 315
Principles of fluid mechanics and hydrology including open channel and groundwater flow, rainfall, evaporation and surface runoff applied to water resources development and management. Applications will include water supply, drainage, flood control, and water control with emphasis on computer simulation tools.

CE 341 - (3) (Y)
Civil Engineering Systems Analysis

Introduction to the tools of operations research and engineering economy as applied to civil engineering problems; problem formulation, linear programming, economic analysis, and decision analysis; optimization, minimum cost and utility methods; and application to structural optimization, traffic flow, resource allocation and environmental design.

CE 344 - (3) (Y)
Transportation Engineering I

Prerequisite: Third-year standing
Analysis of the characteristics of the driver, pedestrian, vehicle and road; highway surveys and locations; geometric design, horizontal and vertical alignment of highway cross sections, highway drainage and drainage structures; and highway pavement design.

CE 363 - (1) (Y)
Materials Laboratory

Corequisite: CE 323
A laboratory study of the macroscopic mechanical, thermal, and time-dependent properties and behaviors of typical civil engineering construction materials (metals, concrete, wood, plastics). Students will plan and conduct the experiments. Students are required to prepare written reports about the experiments.

CE 364 - (1) (Y)
Structural Engineering Laboratory

Prerequisite: CE 319; corequisite: CE 326 or CE 401
An introduction to the experimental behavior of common structural configurations such as beams, trusses, frames, etc. The objective of the course is to expose the student to actual structural behavior and to demonstrate experimentally the validity of assumptions made in analysis and design.

CE 365 - (1) (Y)
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Corequisite: CE 315
A laboratory study of the flow of fluids. Experiments are designed to help students have a better understanding of fluid flow principles. Six experiments are conducted: hydrostatics, jet impact, weir, orifice, Venturi meter, and pipe flow. Laboratory data are used to quantify hydrostatic pressure and force, force due momentum impact, and flow rates. In addition, friction losses in pipe networks are also determined.

CE 370 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Composite Mechanics

Prerequisite: ENGR 306
Introduction to engineering properties and advantages of advanced fibrous composites; anisotropic, thermo-mechanical constitutive theory for plane stress analysis; thermal-mechanical stress analysis of laminates subjected to inplane and bending loads; engineering properties of laminates; test methods and material response (in the laboratory); designing with composites; computer implementation. Cross-listed as AE 370 and ME 370.

CE 401 - (3) (Y)
Design of Metal Structures I

Analysis of the behavior and design of tension, compression, and flexural members in metal, and the behavior and design of bolted and welded connections. Applications of AISC Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) specification for use of structural steel in buildings.

CE 402 - (3) (Y)
Design of Metal Structures II

Analysis of the behavior and design of continuous beams, plate girders, composite steel-concrete members, members subjected to combined bending and compression, and eccentric connections using LRFD design approach; and torsion and torsional stability of structural members.

CE 403 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design

Prerequisite: CE 326
Design of building and bridge components including floor systems, rigid frames, retaining walls, and tanks. Introduction to pre-stressed concrete.

CE 411 - (3) (Y)
Foundation Engineering

Prerequisites: CE 316 and CE 326 or CE 401
Analysis of the methods and purposes of subsurface exploration; control of ground water; Excavations; sheeting and bracing design; shallow foundations; bearing capacity and settlement analysis; deep foundation--piles, piers, caissons and cofferdams; underpinning; and the legal aspects of foundation engineering.

CE 420 - (3) (Y)
Experimental Analyses in Environmental Engineering

Prerequisite: CHEM 151/151L, APMA 206, CE 315 or equivalent
Increases familiarity with the theory and implementation of laboratory, computational, and field procedures common to environmental engineering. Weekly in-class laboratories alternate between hands-on-laboratory, field, or computer experiments, and demonstrations of advanced analytical instrumentation or field sampling procedures. Weekly lectures provide the theoretical background that pertains directly to the laboratory for that week. Topics covered are relevant to water and wastewater treatment operations, ground- and surface-water hydrology, and the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment.

CE 430 - (3) (Y)
Environmental Engineering

Prerequisite: CE 315
Analysis of the design of unit processes used to control the quality of water and waste water associated with man and his environment. Process considerations include pump systems, mixing, sedimentation, filtration, precipitation, coagulation, disinfection, and biological oxidation. Principles of design and design practices used in physical, chemical and biological treatment are presented.

CE 440 - (3) (Y)
Groundwater Hydrology

Prerequisites: CS 182, CE 315, CE 336 or equivalent
An introduction to groundwater hydrology. Topics covered include Darcy's Law, fluid potential, hydraulic conductivity, heterogeneity and anisotropy, the unsaturated zone, compressibility, transmissivity and storativity, the 3-D equation of ground-water flow, steadystate and transient regional ground-water flow, and well hydraulics, including discussions involving Theis' Inverse Method, Jacob's Method, slug test analyses, and the principle of superposition. Additionally, special topics include the computer simulation of ground-water flow and pollutant transport in ground water.

CE 441 - (3) (Y)
Construction Engineering and Economics

Prerequisite: ENGR 306
Legal and commercial aspects of the relation between the owner, engineer, architect, and contractor. Salient features of labor law effecting the construction industry. Job planning and scheduling construction stages and operations. Depreciation, replacements, comparison of alternate proposals and calculation of prospective rate of return. Design of material handling facilities and theoretical analysis of construction equipment performance. SEAS students cannot receive degree credit for both CE 441 and either ARCH 534 or ARCH 404 .

CE 444 - (3) (Y)
Transportation Engineering II

Prerequisite: CE 344 or permission of instructor
Analysis of traffic characteristics: the road user, the vehicle and the roadway; traffic engineering studies: speed, volume and delay; and intersection control, capacity and level of service.

CE 445 - (3) (Y)
Transportation Engineering III

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or CE 344; or permission of instructor
Framework and principles of urban transportation planning; transportation decision making; transportation data and information systems; analysis and evaluation of alternatives; forecasts of population and socioeconomic activity, small area land use allocation; introduction to supply-demand equilibrium, trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice, traffic assignment; quick response model applications.

CE 451, 452 - (3) (SI)
Special Topics in Civil Engineering

Prerequisites: Fourth year standing and permission of instructor
Application of basic engineering principles, analytical procedures and design methodology to special problems of current interest in civil engineering. Topic(s) for each semester are announced at the time of course enrollment.

CE 461 - (3) (Y)
Computer Applications in Civil Engineering

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing
A study of civil engineering problems in a numerical context and their solutions utilizing the digital computer; the formulation of these problems using various computational procedures; the development of typical algorithms; utilization of microcomputers, including structured programming with FORTRAN 77, and graphics. Emphasizes construction of numerical models for applications, and the solution of representative multidimensional problems from all areas of civil engineering.

CE 462 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Structural Analysis

Prerequisite: CE 319
Study of the general methods of analysis of indeterminate structures; fundamentals of structural theory including virtual work and energy theorems; introduction to concepts of stiffness and flexibility; force and displacement methods of analysis, methods of consistent deformation, slope-deflection, moment distribution; and an introduction to matrix formulation.

CE 470, 472 - (2) (Y)
Civil Engineering Design I and II

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing
A design project extending through the fall and spring semesters. Students work in teams to solve problems in structural design, water resources and environmental design, and transportation and highway design. Problem formulation, solution generation, and evaluation of design alternatives. Use of commercial computer codes, report preparation and oral presentations.

CE 471 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Finite Element Methods

Prerequisite: CE 319
Review of matrix operations. Introduction to basic concepts of finite element analysis. Weighted residual (Galerkin) approach and variational (Rayleigh-Ritz) approach. One-dimensional and two-dimensional formulations; local vs. global coordinate systems; shape functions. Computational implementation and applications in the areas of structural analysis, steady-state fluid flow, and heat transfer.

CE 495, 496 - (1-3) (SI)
Civil Engineering Research

Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing
Study of a civil engineering problem in depth by each student using library, computer or laboratory facilities. The project is conducted in close consultation with departmental faculty. The individual investigation involves survey, analysis or project development. Progress reports and a comprehensive written report required. Registration may be repeated if necessary.

Note  Courses at the 600 level and above are listed in the Graduate Record.

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