Civil Engineering (4300)

Civil Engineering (4300)

101 TOOLS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING 3 credits
Corequisites: 3450:149. Introduction to Civil Engineering. Basic concepts of engineering practice including communication skills, problem solving skills, professional ethics/goals, and teamwork. Introduction to professional level software including CAD, graphics presentation, spreadsheets, database, and mathematical computation.
120 INTRO: CIVIL ENGR DESIGN 2 credits
Introduction of basic design concepts in different civil engineering disciplines. Students learn to gain experience through hands-on mini projects by working in a team under supervision.
201 STATICS 3 credits
Corequisites: 3450:222 and 3650:291. Forces, resultants, couples; equilibrium of force systems; distributed forces; centers of gravity, analysis of simple structures; moments of inertia; kinematics.
202 INTRO: MECHANICS OF SOLIDS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 201. Axial force, bending moment diagrams, axial stress and deformation; stress-strain diagrams; torsion; flexural stress; flexural shearing stress; compound stresses; indeterminate beams; columns.
230 SURVEYING 3 credits
Basic tools and computations for surveying: measurement of distance elevation and angles; traverse surveys. Laboratory field practice.
306 THEORY OF STRUCTURES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202. Stability and determinacy; statically determinate trusses and frames; approximate frame analysis influence lines; moving loads; virtual work analysis; moment area theorem; theorem of three moments; moment distribution for continuous beams and frames.
313 SOIL MECHANICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202 or permission. Physical properties of soils. Soil water and groundwater flow. Stresses, displacements, volume changes, consolidation within a soil mass. Soil strength. Compaction.
314 GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 313. Limiting equilibrium within a soil mass. Design of retaining walls, bulkheads, shallow, deep foundation systems. Slope stability. Laboratory study of soil properties and behavior.
321 INTRO: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER 3 credits
Prerequisites: 3150:153, 3450:222. Basic principles of ecosystems, microbiology, chemical reactions, and material flow that environmental engineers use to protect our water, air and soil.
323 WATER SUPPLY & POLLUT CNTRL 3 credits
Prerequisite: 321. Water and wastewater characteristics, criteria, quantities and distribution. Water and wastewater treatment process flowsheets, design and operation. Wastewater and residue disposal.
341 HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING 4 credits
Prerequisite: 4600:310. This course will focus on presentation and application of fundamental hydraulic principles in both the classroom and laboratory. Examination of flow in pipelines and pipe networks, pumps and pumping stations, hydrology, flow in open channels, groundwater hydraulics, and design of hydraulic structures will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on proper application of principles, data interpretation and analysis, problem solving, and report writing.
361 TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisite: junior standing. Introductory survey of transportation topics including transportation planning requirements and techniques, introduction to design of highways, airports and railroads and introduction to traffic engineering.
380 ENGINEERING MATERIALS LAB 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202. Fundamentals and applications of materials science, mechanics of solids and study of laboratory instrumentation and standard techniques in testing of engineering materials.
390 CIVIL ENGINEERING SEMINAR 1 credits
A civil engineering seminar discussing contemporary issues in civil engineering, our professional and ethical responsibilities, and our impact and interaction with society.
401 STEEL DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 306. Tension, compression members; open web joists; beams; bearing plates; beam-columns; bolted, welded connections.
403 REINFORCED CONCRETE DESGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 306. Ultimate strength analysis and design; compression steel; diagonal tension; stirrups; development length; one-way slab; T-beams; two-way slabs; columns; isolated and combined footings.
404 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 401, 403. Composite design; plate girders; plastic design; cantilever retaining walls; torsion in R/C members; deflection of R/C members; continuous girder bridge design.
407 ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 306. Energy methods for beams and frames. Stiffness and flexibility formulations for framed structures using classical and matrix methods. Introduction to stability and plastic analysis. Warping-Torsion behavior of beams. Analysis of axisymmetric circular plates and membrane shells.
414 DESIGN OF EARTH STRUCTURES 3 credits
Prerequisite: 314 or permission. Design of earth structures: dams, highway fills, cofferdams, etc. Embankment construction techniques, quality control, embankment analysis, instrumentation, foundation soil stabilization, seepage analysis and control. Design problem. Graduate students will perform more advanced analysis and design.
418 SOIL & ROCK EXPLORATION 3 credits
Prerequisite: 314 or permission. Site exploration criteria and planning. Conventional boring, sampling and in situ testing methods. Theory and application of geophysics and geophysical methods including seismic, electrical resistivity, gravity, magnetic and radioactive measurements. Air photo interpretation.
423 CHEMISTRY FOR ENVIRNMNTL ENGRS 3 credits
Prerequisite: One year of college chemistry. General, physical, organic biochemistry, equilibrium, and colloid chemistry concepts applied to Environmental Engineering. Concepts are used in water and wastewater laboratory.
424 WATER-WASTEWATER LABORATORY 1 credits
Corequisite: 323 or permission. Analysis of water and wastewater.
426 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DSGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 323. An introduction to the physical, chemical and biological processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater, with design parameters emphasized.
427 WATER QUALITY MODELING & MGMT 3 credits
Prerequisite: 323. Analysis and simulation of the physical, chemical and biochemical processes affecting stream quality. Development of management strategies based upon the application of water quality modeling techniques to environmental systems.
428 HAZARDOUS & SOLID WASTES 3 credits
Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor. Hazardous and solid waste quantities, properties and sources are presented. Handling, processing, storage and disposal methods are discussed with non-technical constraints outlined.
441 HYDRAULIC DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 341. Collection and critical evaluation of hydraulic data related to actual design problem selected by instructor. Development and analysis of design alternatives. Preparation of reports.
443 APPLIED HYDRAULICS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 341. Review of design principles: urban hydraulics, stream channel mechanics, sedimentation, coastal engineering.
445 HYDROLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 341. Surface water hydrology, water cycle, precipitation, evaporation, stream flow. Principles of hydrologic systems and their analysis. Hydrologic simulation, reservoir planning and water supply studies. Analysis of rainfall and floods.
448 HYDRAULICS LABORATORY 1 credits
Prerequisite: 341. Introduction to laboratory and field devices for hydraulic measurements. Reduction and presentation of hydraulic data. Individual assignments of model studies of hydraulic structures.
450 URBAN PLANNING 2 credits
Historical developments in urban planning; urban planning techniques and patterns; comprehensive master planning studies; planning regulations; design problems; class projects; class project presentation.
451 COMPUT MTHDS OF STRCTRL ANALYS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 306. Computer methods of structural analysis. Finite element software and interactive graphics. Stiffness concepts and matrix formulation of beams; modeling of simple and complex structural systems; vibration analysis using microcomputers.
452 STRUCTURAL VIBRATNS & EARTHQKS 3 credits
Prerequisite: 306. Vibration and dynamic analysis of structural systems with one, two, or more degrees of freedom; beams, frames, buildings and bridges. Numerical methods of analysis. Elastic-plastic systems. Earthquake analysis of design. Earthquake codes.
453 OPTIMUM STRUCTURAL DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 306. Basic concepts in structural optimization. Mathematical programming methods including unconstrained minimization, multidimensional minimization and constrained minimization.
454 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIAL 3 credits
Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent. Three-dimensional state of stress and strain analysis. Unsymmetric bending of straight and curved members with shear deformation. Beams on elastic foundations. Saint Venant's torsional problems. Inelastic analysis of bending and torsional members. Introduction to energy method. Instability behavior of prismatic members.
463 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 361. Theory and techniques for development, analysis and evaluation of transportation system plans. Emphasis on understanding and using tools and professional methods available to solve transportation planning problems, especially in urban areas.
464 HIGHWAY DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 361. Study of modern design of geometrical and pavement features of highways. Design problem and computer use. Graduate students will produce a more complete design.
465 PAVEMENT ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 361. Theories of elasticity, of viscoelasticity and of layered systems as applied to pavements. Pavement materials characterization; pavement design, pavement restoration for rigid and flexible pavements.
466 TRAFFIC ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisite: 361. Vehicle and urban travel characteristics, traffic flow theory, traffic studies, accidents and safety, traffic signs and marking, traffic signal planning, traffic control and transportation administration.
467 ADVANCED HIGHWAY DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisites: 464, autoCAD capability, or permission. Computer-aided geometrical design of highways including survey data input, digital terrain modeling, cross-section templates, horizontal and vertical roadway design, earthwork computations, and advanced topics.
468 HIGHWAY MATERIALS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 361, 380 or permission. Properties of aggregates, manufacture and properties of portland cement concrete, properties of asphaltic materials, design and testing of hot mix asphalt pavement mixes and of surface treatments. Laboratory preparation of specimens and determination of properties. Graduate student requirement: Graduate students will be required to perform an additional eight-hour asphalt laboratory (Abson recovery of asphalt from solution) and to prepare a paper on a highway materials topic.
471 CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION 3 credits
Prerequisite: senior standing or permission. Organization for construction, construction contracts, estimating, bidding, bonds and insurance. Construction financial management and supervision of construction, scheduling using critical path method.
472 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING 3 credits
Prerequisite: senior standing or permission. Construction equipment selection and management. Techniques of various engineering construction operations including blasting, tunneling, concrete framework and dewatering.
473 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 2 credits
Prerequisites: 380, 4200:305. Composition, structure and mechanical behavior of structural materials such as concrete, wood, masonry, plastics and composite materials. Discussion of applications and principles of evaluating material properties.
474 UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION 2 credits
Prerequisite: 314. Description of practices and techniques of underground construction. Selection of proper method for individual job. Design of underground openings, support systems and linings.
480 RELIABILITY-BASED DESIGN 4 credits
Prerequisite: 3470:261 and senior standing. Probability concepts in civil engineering. Risk analysis and reliability based design.
482 SPEC PRO: CIVIL ENGINEERING 1-3 credits
Prerequisites: senior standing and permission. Directed individual or group research or study in student's field of interest. Topic subject to approval by adviser.
490 SENIOR DESIGN IN CIVIL ENGINEE 3 credits
Prerequisites: senior standing. A civil engineering design project that emphasizes interdisciplinary teamwork to solve a substantial, currently relevant problem.
497 HONORS PROJECT 1-3 credits
(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisite: senior standing in Honors Program. Individual creative project or design relevant to civil engineering, supervised by faculty member of the department.

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