CIVE - CIVIL ENGINEERING

Department of Civil Engineering (ENG)


CIVE - 1000 FRESHMAN CIVIL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
[1 hour] Computer literacy, report writing, word processing, table creation, equation, equation writing, data manipulation, data graphical plotting. Introduction to various disciplines in Civil Engineering, Structural, Geotechnical, Transportation, Environmental. Practice in engineering problem solving process.


CIVE - 1100 MEASUREMENTS AND COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
[4 hours] Study of graphical representations of engineering structures and systems, and application by hand drawing and computer aided techniques. Instruments and methods for linear and angular measurements. Error theory and propogation. Familiarization with geographical information systems and laboratory practice.


CIVE - 1150 ENGINEERING MECHANICS: STATICS
[3 hours] Study of coplanar statics of particles, vector addition, resultant components, equilibrium, free body diagrams, equivalent force systems, vector products, scalar products, 2 & 3 dimensional equilibrium of rigid bodies, analysis of machines, pulleys, trusses. Centroids, moments of inertia, shear and bending moment diagrams. Prerequisite: MATH 1850; PHYS 2130


CIVE - 1160 ENGINEERING MECHANICS: STRENGTH OF MATERIALS
[3 hours] Material properties. Axially loaded members, including eccentric loads and thin wall pressure vessels. Axial load applications: Stress-Strain relationships, Stress & Strain transformations. Torsion: solid sections, circular sections sections. Torsional load applications: Combined axial and torsion stress. Beams: shear and bending moment diagrams, bending stress, deflection. Beam load applications: Combined shear, torsion, and bending stress. Buckling of long columns. Prerequisite: CIVE 1150


CIVE - 1170 FLUID MECHANICS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERS
[3 hours] Prerequisites: Physics I, Elementary Linear Algebra. Fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics required for the solutions of air pollution problems, water resource problems and transportation problem. Use of continuity, momentum and energy equations and dimensional analysis. Application to pipe flow, open channel flow and boundary layer flow. Introduction to turbo machinery. Measurements of fluid flow and discussion on fluid flow devices. Prerequisite: PHYS 2130; MATH 1890 or 2890


CIVE - 2000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
[1 hour] Basic concepts of career planning, co-op performance expectations, necessary skills for maximizing learning from experiences and realities of the professional community. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing


CIVE - 2110 CIVIL ENGINEERING MATERIALS WITH LABORATORY
[3 hours] Introduction to properties of aggregates, Portland cement, concrete, steel, glass, and bituminous mixtures. Mix designs of cement and asphalt concrete and standard test procedures for strength, workability, serviceability, and durability. Prerequisite: CIVE 1160


CIVE - 2120 CIVIL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Systems Approach, optimization by differential calculus techniques, linear programming, transportation and assignment problems, management of construction projects, critical path method, PERT, and decision analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 3860


CIVE - 2990 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
[1 - 3 hours] An opportunity for qualified underclassmen to pursue a relevant area of Civil Engineering of particular personal interest under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


CIVE - 3210 SOIL MECHANICS
[3 hours] A study of soil as an engineering material. Geologic origins, physical properties, movement of water through soil, soil stresses, consolidation, shear strength. Engineering properties testing of soils in laboratory. Prerequisite: CIVE 1160, 1170


CIVE - 3220 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Application of soil mechanics principles to design for problems encountered in excavations, embankments, foundations, retaining structures, abutments, slope stability. Evaluation of the ability of soil to function in various capacities. Prerequisite: CIVE 3210


CIVE - 3310 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Analysis of statically determinate structures; analysis of simple and compound trusses, beams and frames; introduction to indeterminate structures; slope deflection and moment distribution. Introduction to computer applications. Prerequisite: CIVE 1160; EECS 1050, MATH 1890 or 2890


CIVE - 3320 BASIC FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
[3 hours] Introduction to modern computer oriented structural analysis technique. It covers the beam-column element, triangular element and rectangular element. State-of-the-art computer software will be used to analyze bridge trusses, high-rise building frames, foundations, pavements and/or soil masses. Prerequisite: CIVE 3310; EECS 1050


CIVE - 3410 STEEL DESIGN I
[3 hours] An introduction to the principles underlying design of axial tension members, axial compression members, beams, columns, and base plates. Also includes welded and bolted connections. Prerequisite: CIVE 3310


CIVE - 3420 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN I
[3 hours] Introduction to principles and underlying design of basic structural beams, columns, one-way slabs in reinforced concrete. Shear reinforcement. Prerequisite: CIVE 3310


CIVE - 3510 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING I
[3 hours] To provide an overview of transportation systems and operating characteristics of various highway modes. Concept of land use/transportation interaction. Considerations of vehicle and human characteristics in design of highway elements. Introduction to highway capacity and traffic control devices. Transportation planning process leading to local area traffic management with introduction to transportation system management and intelligent transportation systems. Prerequisite: CIVE 1100; MIME 2300


CIVE - 3520 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING II
[3 hours] Survey of various modes of transport with emphasis on service provided by each and facilities required. Introduction to physical and practical aspects of design of transport facilities including drainage, pavements, railroads, ports and harbors, pipelines, and transportation terminals. Prerequisite: CIVE 3510, 3210, 2110


CIVE - 3610 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING I
[3 hours] Pump design. Pipe network design. Reservoir problems. Hydrologic cycle. Hydrograph analysis. Drinking water supply demands and treatment processes (coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration and disinfection). Laboratory experiments of essential chemical parameters. Prerequisite: CIVE 1170


CIVE - 3620 AIR POLLUTION ENGINEERING I
[3 hours] Introduction to sources of air pollution, basic meteorological processes, air quality modeling, technology for air pollution control, odor control and noise pollution. Introduction to health effects of air pollutants, risk assessment and global atmospheric change. The students are required to use the USEPA programs for stack design and computations for ground level concentrations. Prerequisite: CIVE 1170


CIVE - 3630 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING II
[3 hours] Introductory study of systems for waste and storm water collection and treatment. Open channel flow hydraulics, sanitary and storm sewer design. Physical, chemical, and biological process design for wastewater and sludge treatment. Mo deling of rivers, streams and lakes. Prerequisite: CIVE 3610


CIVE - 3940 CO-OP EXPERIENCE
[0 hours] Course is crosslisted as CHE 3940, EECS 3940, MIME 3940. Approved co-op work experience. Course may be repeated.


CIVE - 4210 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
[3 hours] A study of soil behavior including stress distributions, deformation, consolidation, and shear strength. The course focuses upon the development and use of well accepted solutions and practical applications. Prerequisite: CIVE 3210


CIVE - 4220 ADVANCED FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Discussion of advanced topics concerned with the application of soil mechanics to subsurface investigation and characterization, soil compaction and site improvement, shallow foundations, deep foundations, slope stability, lateral earth pressures, design of retaining structures, and loads on buried structures. Prerequisite: CIVE 3210, 3220


CIVE - 4240 DESIGN WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
[3 hours] Use of geosynthetic materials in engineering design for reinforcement, barrier, separation and/or drainage functions. Design applications for geotechnical, transportation and environmental uses. Prerequisite: CIVE 3210, 3220


CIVE - 4260 EXPERIMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS
[3 hours] Measurement of and research on the engineering properties of soils, with special emphasis on tests not covered in an introductory soil mechanics laboratory. Design of a testing program to include single and three dimensional consolidation, triaxial and direct shear and hydraulic conductivity testing for fine grained soils. SHANSEP soil properties. Two hours lecture and two hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CIVE 3210


CIVE - 4300 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as MIME 4300/5300/7300. Introduction to theory of elasticity, plane-stress and plane-strain problems, yield criteria and failure theories, bending of beams, energy methods, curved flexural members, unsymmetrical bending, torsion, shear center, and axisymmetrically loaded members. Prerequisite: CIVE 1160; MATH 3860


CIVE - 4320 MATRIX ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Matrix analysis of continuous beams, trusses and frames by force method and displacement method. Methods of consistent deformation and slope deflection will be discussed to complement the matrix analysis. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CIVE 3310


CIVE - 4340 EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as MIME 4340/5340/7340. Application of experimental techniques to stress analysis. Comparison of experimental and analytical methods. Theory of electrical resistance strain gages. Methods of photoelasticity including photostress. Data acquisition systems and their use. Prerequisite: CIVE 2110 or permission of instructor


CIVE - 4350 INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS
[3 hours] Study of undamped and damped response to free and forced vibrations of single and multi-degree of freedom systems subjected to dynamic loading. Introduction to estimation of seismic loading on structures. Prerequisite: MIME 2300; CIVE 3310, 3410 or 3420


CIVE - 4410 TIMBER DESIGN
[3 hours] Properties of wood and the design of beams, columns, horizontal diaphragms, shearwalls, and connections. Basic behavior of structures and how this behavior is reflected in the design of wood structures. Prerequisite: CIVE 3310


CIVE - 4430 STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN II
[3 hours] Study of local failure in beams, biaxial bending, plate girders, composite beams, semi-rigid composite connections, and beam columns. Prerequisite: CIVE 3410


CIVE - 4440 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN II
[3 hours] Analysis and design of columns under axial compression and biaxial bending. Consideration of bar cut-off, development lengths. Design of two-way slabs and building frames in reinforced concrete. Deflection of beams. Shear design provisions for deep beams. Prerequisite: CIVE 3420


CIVE - 4480 REINFORCED MASONRY DESIGN
[3 hours] Study of the design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry design, beams and walls and columns. Working stress design, strength design and empirical design are studied. Prerequisite: CIVE 3420


CIVE - 4510 MATERIALS ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Mechanical properties of various civil engineering materials including metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials; microstructures; fracture mechanics; fatigue and other failure modes; environmental effects; fiber reinforced concrete; quality control and nondestructive evaluation. Prerequisite: CIVE 2110


CIVE - 4550 TRAFFIC CONTROL
[3 hours] To provide a detailed understanding of the basic concepts of traffic engineering together with driver-roadway-vehicle system characteristics. Capacity analysis of freeways, rural highways, multilane and two lane highways. Traffic control devices and traffic signal design and capacity. Traffic studies and data collections; volume, speed and travel time, accident and parking studies. Introduction to other tools to mitigate traffic congestion. Prerequisite: CIVE 3510


CIVE - 4610 HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
[3 hours] Aspects of Hydrology. Stream gauging. Common and rare event analysis. Hydraulic and hydrologic routing. Irrigation, navigation, flood control and urban drainage. Resource demand conflicts and multiple use planning. Prerequisite: CIVE 3610; MIME 4000


CIVE - 4620 OPEN CHANNEL FLOW HYDRAULICS
[3 hours] Energy and momentum in open channel flow. Channel controls and transitions. Open channel flow with backwater curves. Unsteady flow. Prerequisite: CIVE 3630


CIVE - 4630 INDOOR AIR QUALITY
[3 hours] Characterization of indoor air pollutants, predictions of indoor air quality levels and indoor air quality control. Four to five design problems involving indoor air quality will be discussed/solved in the class. Special emphasis on the indoor radon and asbestos problems in the United States. Use of USEPA program. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CIVE - 4640 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
[3 hours] Basic concepts of industrial hygiene and occupational health hazards, physical and chemical stresses of the industrial environment; sources; effects; measurements; evaluation; control of exposure; and control methods other than ventilation for conservation of industrial health, such as substitution and personal protection, with reference to special operation and industries. Prerequisite: CIVE 3620


CIVE - 4650 INDUSTRIAL VENTILATION
[3 hours] Industrial ventilation as related to need of industrial hygiene engineer, including principles of air flow, natural and power ventilation, supply and exhaust, characteristics and design of systems, fans, collectors, testing instruments. Construction guidelines for local exhaust systems. Prerequisite: CIVE 1170; MATH 3860; PHYS 2140


CIVE - 4660 POLLUTION LABORATORY
[1 hour] Use of different flow devices, calibration of pitot tubes, stack sampling, use of high volume sampler, use of weather station, calibration of primary and secondary flow devices and pollution control equipment. One hour laboratory. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CIVE - 4670 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL
[3 hours] A basic study of solid waste management concepts including origin, quantities, qualities, collection , and disposal of solid waste materials. The course focuses upon municipal wastes and introduces the student to hazardous waste technologies. The primary course objective is to develop environmentally sound landfill design technologies and other ultimate disposal techniques. Prerequisite: CIVE 3630


CIVE - 4680 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
[3 hours] An overview of the major federal environmental statutes: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, CERCLA, etc., and legal perspective of why they were developed. Exposure to some basic legal principles which will be integrated into the overall study of environmental law. Provides a practical perspective on how the law can be applied to situations encountered by environmental engineers and scientists in the real world. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CIVE - 4710 ADVANCED ENGINEERING SYSTEMS MODELING
[3 hours] A systematic approach to the analysis of complicated engineering systems involving uncertain and probabilistic phenomena. Reliability analysis, systems simulation, Markov process, game theory, expert systems, and probabilistic decision analysis. Prerequisite: CIVE 2120; MIME 4000


CIVE - 4750 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS
[3 hours] To provide real world civil engineering design experience through a design problem as would be developed in an actual civil engineering consultant's office. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Prerequisite: All required CIVE courses and senior standing


CIVE - 4810 CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
[3 hours] To provide an in-depth understanding of contract writing procedures and development of comprehensive specifications for bid documents. Expose students to real world documents and to critically evaluate them in relations to ethics, professionalism and the end product. Pros, cons and necessary elements of a valid contract. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CIVE - 4820 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Concept of project management in the engineering and construction industry. Development and organization of projects with emphasis on application, preconstruction site investigation, planning, scheduling estimating and design. The bidding and award process. Construction and control methods for specifications. Selection of a professional construction manager. Methods of project management and methods of managing construction. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CIVE - 4830 ENGINEERING ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
[2 hours] To provide a philosophical base upon which engineering students may anchor the professional practice and growth of their technical skills, as well as the development of business and professional relationship throughout their lives. Discussion of the entire range of the engineer's professional endeavors, obligation to society and commitment to professional ethics. Prerequisite: Senior standing


CIVE - 4840 GIS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Introduction to the basic concepts to geographic information systems. The use of commercial software to integrate CAD and database to answer questions using both spatial (maps) and attribute (database) data. Topics studies include CAD/GIS conversion, database design, computer mapping. Prerequisite: consent of instructor


CIVE - 4900 SEMINARS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
[1 - 3 hours] An opportunity for qualified upperclassmen to pursue a relevant area of Civil Engineering of particular personal interest under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


CIVE - 4960 HONORS THESIS RESEARCH
[1 - 3 hours] Independent research under the supervision of a faculty member to fulfill the thesis requirement of the University Honors Program. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


CIVE - 5210 ADVANCED SOIL MECHANICS
[3 hours] A study of soil behavior including stress distributions, deformation, consolidation, and shear strength. The course focuses upon the development and use of well accepted solutions and practical applications. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 5220 ADVANCED FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Discussion of advanced topics concerned with the application of soil mechanics to subsurface investigation and characterization, soil compaction and site improvement, shallow foundations, deep foundations, slope stability, lateral earth pressures, design of retaining structures, and loads on buried structures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 5240 DESIGN WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
[3 hours] Use of geosynthetic materials in engineering design for reinforcement, barrier, separation and/or drainage functions. Design applications for geotechnical, transportation and environmental uses.


CIVE - 5260 EXPERIMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS
[3 hours] Measurement of and research on the engineering properties of soils, with special emphasis on tests not covered in an introductory soil mechanics laboratory. Design of a testing program to include single and three dimensional consolidation, triaxial and direct shear and hydraulic conductivity testing for fine grained soils. SHANSEP soil properties. Two hours lecture and two hour laboratory.


CIVE - 5300 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as MIME 4300/5300/7300. Introduction to theory of elasticity, plane-stress and plane-strain problems, yield criteria and failure theories, bending of beams, energy methods, curved flexural members, unsymmetrical bending, torsion, shear center, and axisymmetrically loaded members.


CIVE - 5320 MATRIX ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Matrix analysis of continuous beams, trusses and frames by force method and displacement method. Methods of consistent deformation and slope deflection will be discussed to complement the matrix analysis. Computer applications.


CIVE - 5340 EXPERIMENTAL MECHANICS
[3 hours] Course is crosslisted as MIME 4340/5340/7340. Application of experimental techniques to stress analysis. Comparison of experimental and analytical methods. Theory of electrical resistance strain gages. Methods of photoelasticity including photostress. Data acquisition systems and their use.


CIVE - 5410 TIMBER DESIGN
[3 hours] Properties of wood and the design of beams, columns, horizontal diaphragms, shearwalls, and connections. Basic behavior of structures and how this behavior is reflected in the design of wood structures.


CIVE - 5430 STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN II
[3 hours] Study of local failure in beams, biaxial bending, plate girders, composite beams, semi-rigid composite connections, and beam columns.


CIVE - 5440 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN II
[3 hours] Analysis and design of columns under axial compression and biaxial bending. Consideration of bar cutoff, development lengths. Design of two-way slabs and building frames in reinforced concrete. Deflection of beams. Shear design provisions for deep beams.


CIVE - 5450/7450 BRIDGE DESIGN I
[3 hours] Design of the three most common types of short span bridges: concrete slabs, steel stringers, and prestressed concrete. Additional topics are bearings, rehabilitation and retrofit, and design to minimize maintenance.


CIVE - 5480 REINFORCED MASONRY DESIGN
[3 hours] Study of the design of reinforced and unreinforced masonry design, beams and walls and columns. Working stress design, strength design and empirical design are studied.


CIVE - 5510 MATERIALS ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Mechanical properties of various civil engineering materials including metallic, ceramic, polymeric, and composite materials; microstructures; fracture mechanics; fatigue and other failure modes; environmental effects; fiber reinforced concrete; quality control and nondestructive evaluation.


CIVE - 5550 TRAFFIC CONTROL
[3 hours] To provide a detailed understanding of the basic concepts of traffic engineering together with driver-roadway-vehicle system characteristics. Capacity analysis of freeways, rural highways, multilane and two lane highways. Traffic control devices and traffic signal design and capacity. Traffic studies and data collections; volume, speed and travel time, accident and parking studies. Introduction to other tools to mitigate traffic congestion. Two hours lecture and two hours of laboratory.


CIVE - 5610 WATER RESOURCES AND HYDROLOGY
[3 hours] Aspects of Hydrology. Stream gauging. Common and rare event analysis. Hydraulic and hydrologic routing. Irrigation, navigation, flood control and urban drainage. Resource demand conflicts and multiple use planning.


CIVE - 5620 OPEN CHANNEL FLOW HYDRAULICS
[3 hours] Energy and momentum in open channel flow. Channel controls and transitions. Open channel flow with backwater curves. Unsteady flow.


CIVE - 5630 INDOOR AIR QUALITY
[3 hours] Characterization of the indoor air pollutants, predictions of indoor air quality levels and indoor air quality control. Four to five design problems involving indoor air quality will be discussed/solved in the class. Special emphasis on indoor radon and asbestos problems in the United States. Use of USEPA program.


CIVE - 5640 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
[3 hours] Basic concepts of industrial hygiene and occupational health hazards, physical and chemical stresses of the industrial environment; sources; effects; measurements; evaluation; control of exposure; and control methods other than ventilation for conservation of industrial health, such as substitution and personal protection, with reference to special operation and industries.


CIVE - 5650 INDUSTRIAL VENTILATION
[3 hours] Industrial ventilation as related to need of industrial hygiene engineer, including principles of air flow, natural and power ventilation, supply and exhaust, characteristics and design of systems, fans, collectors, testing instruments. Construction guidelines for local exhaust systems.


CIVE - 5660 POLLUTION LABORATORY
[1 hour] Use of different flow devices, calibration of pitot tubes, stack sampling, use of high volume sampler, use of weather station, calibration of primary and secondary flow devices and pollution control equipment. One hour laboratory.


CIVE - 5670 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL
[3 hours] A basic study of solid waste management concepts including origin, quantities, qualities, collection , and disposal of solid waste materials. The course focuses upon municipal wastes and introduces the student to hazardous waste technologies. The primary course objective is to develop environmentally sound landfill design technologies and other ultimate disposal techniques. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 5680 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
[3 hours] An overview of the major federal environmental statutes: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, CERCLA, etc., and legal perspective of why they were developed. Exposure to some basic legal principles which will be integrated into the overall study of environmental law. Provides a practical perspective on how the law can be applied to situations encountered by environmental engineers and scientists in the real world.


CIVE - 5710 ADVANCED ENGINEERING SYSTEMS MODELING
[3 hours] A systematic approach to the analysis of complicated engineering systems involving uncertain and probabilistic phenomena. Reliability analysis, systems simulation, Markov process, game theory, expert systems, and probabilistic decision analysis.


CIVE - 5810 CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS
[3 hours] To provide an in-depth understanding of contract writing procedures and development of comprehensive specifications for bid documents. Expose students to real world documents and to critically evaluate them in relations to ethics, professionalism and the end product. Pros, cons and necessary elements of a valid contract.


CIVE - 5820 PROJECT MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] Concept of project management in the engineering and construction industry. Development and organization of projects with emphasis on engineering application, preconstruction site investigation, planning, scheduling, estimating and design. The bidding and award process. Construction and control methods for specifications. Selection of a professional construction manager. Methods in project management and methods in managing construction.


CIVE - 5830 ENGINEERING ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
[2 hours] To provide a philosophical base upon which engineering students may anchor the professional practice and growth of their technical skills, as well as the development of business and professional relationships throughout their lives. Discussion of the entire range of the engineer's professional endeavors, obligation to society and commitment to professional ethics.


CIVE - 5930 GRADUATE SEMINAR IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
[1 - 3 hours] An opportunity for qualified graduate students to pursue a relevant area of Civil Engineering of particular personal interest under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor


CIVE - 6230/8230 GROUND WATER MODELING
[3 hours] Introduction to topics concerning groundwater and its existence, Darcy's law, derivation of flow equation for saturated and unsaturated soil, flow nets, discussion of numerical methods and use of computer programs for groundwater modeling. Includes a term project. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6240/8240 SITE INVESTIGATION
[3 hours] A study of the availability and proper use of geotechnical and environmental investigative tools and techniques to include GIS, GPS, RS, non-destructive tests utilizing GPR, XRF and IR, destructive tests utilizing GC and MS, geotechnical testing to include SPT, vane shear, cone penetrometer, and geophysical methods. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6250/8250 MECHANICS OF UNSATURATED SOIL
[3 hours] Application of Soil Mechanics to unsaturated soils, physics of unsaturated soils, characterization of unsaturated soils. Relationships for flow, shear strength and volume change. Measurements for flow, shear strength and volume change. Predictions for flow, shear strength and volume change. Includes journal reviews. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6260/8260 NUMERICAL ANALYSIS FOR GEOMECHANICS
[3 hours] A study of numerical methods used in geotechnical engineering and their applications. Emphasis on finite element and finite difference methods for stress, displacement, consolidation, stability and seepage analysis. Prerequisite: CIVE 6310/8310; CIVE 6370/8370 or consent of instructor


CIVE - 6270/8270 CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT MODELING
[3 hours] Continuum models of groundwater flow and pollution. Strategies to select domains, boundary and initial conditions to approximate reality. Inherent errors in solution schemes. Use of multidimensional analytic and numerical models to solve groundwater quality problems. Prerequisite: CIVE 6230/8230 or equivalent.


CIVE - 6300/8300 CONTINUUM MECHANICS
[3 hours] A unified approach to the study of the mechanics of continuous media; analysis of tensors; kinematics of material media; analysis of deformation and stress; the mathematical statements of the laws of conservation of mass, momentum and energy, and the formulation of the mechanical constitutive equations for various classes of solids and fluids. Prerequisite: Differential Equations


CIVE - 6310/8310 FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
[3 hours] Study of direct stiffness method, introduction to the minimum potential energy method and the Galerkin method, formulation of truss, beam, triangular and rectangular elements, applications to the analyses of space trusses, building frames, folded plates, fluid flow and seepage problems. Applications of modern computer software.


CIVE - 6320/8320 ADVANCED FINITE ELEMENT METHODS
[3 hours] Formulation of isoparametric elements, coordinate transformation, solids of revolution, bending of flat plates, general shell elements, dynamics, vibrations, and time dependent problems, geometric and material nonlinearity. Prerequisite: CIVE 6310/8310


CIVE - 6330/8330 OPTIMUM STRUCTURAL DESIGN
[3 hours] Optimum design methods for structural systems. Techniques considered include unconstrained minimization methods, penalty function methods, constrained search techniques, genetic algorithm and computer application.


CIVE - 6340/8340 MECHANICS OF STABILITY
[3 hours] Differential equations. Buckling of centrally and eccentrically loaded compression members; variational methods of determining critical loads; lateral and torsional buckling of beams; introduction to dynamic stability; parametric excitations; nonconservative stability problems; buckling of plates. Prerequisite: Differential Equations


CIVE - 6360/8360 DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Evaluation of dynamic response of structures to arbitrary time-varying loadings; single degree-of-freedom, multi-degree-of-freedom and distributed-parameter systems; partial differential equation formulations of simple systems; mode superposition and wave propagation solutions; time history analysis and estimation of maximum response by spectral analysis; effects of nonlinearities on the structural response.


CIVE - 6370/8370 NUMERICAL METHODS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
[3 hours] The solutions of linear and nonlinear equations, characteristic value equations. Applications of Monte Carlo, random walk and finite difference techniques to the solution of civil engineering problems such as seepage, temperature distribution, beam-column, footing on elastic foundation, torsion, and plates with various boundary conditions. Computer applications.


CIVE - 6380/8380 MODAL ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Theory and application of modal analysis. Experiments in modal analysis. Basic measurement techniques. Fourier transform theory and techniques. Transient and steady state excitation techniques. Windowing and modal parameter estimation. Prerequisite: CIVE 6360/8360


CIVE - 6390/8390 WIND LOAD ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
[3 hours] Study of wind, its cause effect and damage mechanisms. Analysis of wind forces on structures and associated structural dynamics. Examination of wind load provisions of building codes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6430/8430 BEHAVIOR OF STEEL STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Study of the behavior of structural steel members and systems, and their significance in terms of design and the development of specifications. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor


CIVE - 6440/8440 BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Studies of the behavior and strength of reinforced concrete members by means of reviews of the more significant experimental and analytical investigations. Emphasis is placed on the empirical nature of current design specification and their relation to the results of research.


CIVE - 6450/8450 SEISMIC-RESISTANT DESIGN
[3 hours] Characterization of strong ground motions for design; development of design criteria for elastic and inelastic structural systems; development of linear and nonlinear design spectra; basis for code design procedures; conceptual basis for seismic isolation and energy dissipation techniques; mechanics of isolation bearings.


CIVE - 6470/8470 PLASTIC ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Study of the basis of plastic theory and analysis. Study of the basis of inelastic theory and analysis. Application of these theories to the design of structures. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6480/8480 PRESTRESSED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
[3 hours] Structural behavior and failure modes of prestressed concrete structures; design in prestressed concrete, including long-span structures, bridges and precast systems. Prerequisite: CIVE 5440/7440


CIVE - 6510/8510 PAVEMENT DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
[3 hours] Understanding of fundamental concepts of various stresses in flexible and rigid pavements; traffic loading and volume considerations; climatic effects; materials characterization and variability; design procedures; performance evaluation and rehabilitation methods.


CIVE - 6520/8520 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
[3 hours] An integrated, systemic approach to the management of infrastructure. Analysis methods are introduced and developed recognizing the multidimensional nature of performance of facilities, resource constraints, technological innovations, and institutional factors.


CIVE - 6550/8550 URBAN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
[3 hours] To provide a detailed understanding of the basic factors affecting location and design of fixed facilities for urban highways and mass transit systems. Design of Origin and Destination studies. Discussion of changing concerns regarding metropolitan transportation planning, the process of urban transportation planning; trip generation, distribution, modal split models and traffic assignments, new transportation technology and its effect on design of fixed facilities, and considerations of urban goods movement in urban street design. Social, environmental and esthetic constraints on location and design.


CIVE - 6560/8560 TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS
[3 hours] To provide a detailed understanding of the economic principles that are applicable to public infrastructures. Critical analysis of conventional procedure in transportation studies; user and nonuser costs and benefits, the value of travel time, evaluations of transport investments and financing. Discussion on principles of Transportation System Management to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of existing transportation systems. Funding sources and innovative funding of projects.


CIVE - 6570/8570 TRAFFIC FLOW THEORY AND SIMULATION MODELS
[3 hours] To develop a theoretical understanding of macroscopic and microscopic traffic flow characteristics. Analytic techniques to analysis demand-supply, shock waves, car following theory and application of queuing theory. Traffic simulation techniques that have potential for use in Intelligent Transportation Systems and Architecture. Exposure to freeway operations and management. Steps in the development of a simulation model. Exposure to computer simulation models.


CIVE - 6580/8580 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
[3 hours] Intelligent Transportation Systems consist of advanced technologies and ideas which, in combination, can improve transportation mobility and productivity, enhance safety maximize use of existing transportation facilities, conserve energy resources, and reduce environmental effects. The intent of the course is to study these technologies, their components and functions, and assess their impacts on solving transportation problems.


CIVE - 6590/8590 TRAFFIC SIGNAL DESIGN AND OPERATIONS
[3 hours] To provide in-depth understanding of traffic control devices in particular to signal design. Role of signalized and unsignalized intersections in traffic operations, measure of performance. Time space correlation, actuated signals and detection, signal coordination. Signal control hardware and maintenance. Arterial performance, operations, and management. Computer traffic-signal control systems.


CIVE - 6610/8610 PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES
[4 hours] Theory and model development for physical, chemical, and biological process design of wastewater treatment systems. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6620/8620 ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING
[3 hours] Translation of the physics of environmental problems into mathematical models for engineering analysis. Topics include mathematics of equilibrium and kinetic chemical reaction systems; reactor modeling; mathematics of mass transfer. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6630/8630 DISPERSION AND RISK MODELING
[3 hours] Treatment of atmospheric dispersion problems, development of air quality models, components of a physical model, selection and evaluation of air pollution software, evaluation of models, risk modeling, EPA models and recent topics.


CIVE - 6640/8640 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY
[3 hours] Study of the chemical progression of inorganic and organic materials that significantly contribute to water pollution. The engineering significance of these materials upon treatment systems and the environment. Selected written and/or oral presentations required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6650/8650 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING MICROBIOLOGY
[3 hours] Study of the microbiology, biochemistry and microorganisms of importance to biological waste treatment operations and environmental management systems. The optimization of biological waste treatment facilities and other purification bioremediation processes. Selected written and/or oral presentations required. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6660/8660 ADVANCED TREATMENT PROCESSES
[3 hours] Theory, development and design of advanced processes for the treatment of water, wastewater, and sludge. Processes such as reverse osmosis, electrodialysis, centrifugation, belt filtration, dissolved air flotation, and foam fractionation are studied. Selected written and/or oral presentations required. Prerequisite: CIVE 6610/8610 or consent of instructor


CIVE - 6680/8680 SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
[3 hours] Sediment movement in streams and rivers. Topics include sediment properties, threshold of movement, suspended sediment, stable channel design, sediment waves and bed features. Erosion of channels and the near bank region. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6690/8690 DISPERSION MODELING LABORATORY
[1 hour] Use of USEPA network, use of ten computer programs from the USEPA network, use of Internet and environmental BBS, search for environmental data bases using search engines. Prerequisite: CIVE 6630/8630


CIVE - 6840 APPLIED GIS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING
[3 hours] Advanced topics in Geographic Information Systems applied to civil engineering. Topics include generating transportation planning maps, environmental mapping, infrastructure mapping. Special techniques used in generating maps. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6900 CIVIL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS
[3 hours] Special assignment of civil engineering problems of various types at the graduate level. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6960 GRADUATE RESEARCH AND THESIS - MASTERS
[1 - 9 hours] MS student should register their adviser's section number. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 6980 GRADUATE RESEARCH AND PROJECT - MASTERS
[1 - 6 hours] MS student should register their adviser's section number. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 8900 INDEPENDENT PROBLEMS
[1 - 6 hours] Ph.D. student should register their adviser's section number. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor


CIVE - 8960 DOCTORAL GRADUATE RESEARCH & DISSERTATION
[1 - 16 hours] Graduate research towards the completion of a Doctoral degree. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

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