Civil Engineering

Courses

CE 501. Mechanics of Materials II. 3 Credits.

Analysis of stress and strain, theories of failure, inelastic material behavior, energy methods, torsion of noncircular and thin-walled sections, unsymmetrical bending, shear center, curved beams. Prerequisite: ENGR 203.

CE 502. Structural Stability. 3 Credits.

Stability of columns, beam-columns and frames, inelastic buckling, critical loads by the energy method, torsional buckling. Prerequisite: ENGR 203.

CE 503. Structural Dynamics. 3 Credits.

Single-degree and multi-degree of freedom structures, continuous systems, earthquake response of linear elastic buildings, structural dynamics in building codes, base isolation. Prerequisites: ENGR 202 and ENGR 203.

CE 517. Transportation Asset Management. 3 Credits.

Course focused on principles of transportation asset management with an emphasis on pavement management system (PMS). Network and project level pavement management processes will be discussed, but the emphasis will be on network-level. Bridge management system will also be covered. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and a statistics course (MATH 321, ECON 210, PSYC 241 or approved substitute). F.

CE 518. Pavement Engineering. 3 Credits.

Structural pavement design concepts for flexible and rigid pavements; traffic and environmental loading factors; material characterization; hot mix asphalt design and analysis concepts, SuperPave mix design method, stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavements, joints and load transfer of rigid pavements, fast track concrete, and construction issues. Prerequisite: CE 412; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.

CE 519. Sustainable Pavements. 3 Credits.

Sustainability concepts; overview of mix design, structural design, and construction methods of pavements; warm mix asphalts; recycling of asphalt and concrete pavements, perpetual pavement concepts, specialty pavements, environmental, economic, and social impacts of highway pavements. Prerequisite: CE 412; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. S.

CE 523. Applied Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Study of advanced topics in hydraulics. Computer applications. Content will vary. Repeatable to 9 credits when topics vary. Prerequisite: CE 423. Repeatable to 9 credits.

CE 524. Open Channel Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

Study of advanced topics in open channel hydraulics. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 423.

CE 525. Surface Hydrology. 3 Credits.

Extreme rainfalls and flood frequency analysis, regionalization; runoff generations, routings, and basin modeling; urban storm water design; GIS and remote sensing applications in hydrology; recent techniques and development in surface hydrology. Prerequisite: CE 421.

CE 531. Environmental Engineering III. 3 Credits.

Unit Operation and process design for water and wastewater treatment; physical, chemical, and biological systems; plant design project, computer-assigned design analysis. Content emphasis will vary. Prerequisite: CE 431.

CE 532. Environmental Engineering IV. 3 Credits.

Advanced theory and special methods in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment including treatment plant control, equipment studies, nutrient removal, tertiary treatment and toxic pollutants control. Content emphasis will vary. Prerequisite: CE 431.

CE 533. Industrial Wastes. 3 Credits.

Industrial processes and waste characterization, regulatory law, specialized treatment systems, hazardous wastes, economic analysis; plant tours of potato, sugar, meat, dairy, paper and pulp products and metal plating industries. Prerequisite: CE 431.

CE 535. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.

Regulations, generation, storage, transportation, disposal, classification, fate and transport of contaminants, environmental audits, pollution prevention and management facilities, remediation alternatives, physical-chemical treatment, bioremediation, stabilization/solidification, thermal processes. Prerequisites: CE 306 and CHEM 121.

CE 551. Plate and Slab Structures. 3 Credits.

Classical plate bending theory, rectangular and circular plates, slab analysis by energy and numerical methods, anisotropic plates, large deflection theory, buckling of thin plates. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and CE 351.

CE 552. Thin Shell Structures. 3 Credits.

Differential geometry of shell theory, membrane and bending theories of shells, shells of revolution, stress analysis of domes, pressure vessels, and storage tanks, numerical methods, buckling of shells. Prerequisites: ENGR 203 and CE 351.

CE 555. Prestressed Concrete-Analysis and Design. 3 Credits.

Materials and methods of prestressing, loss of prestress, flexural design by serviceload and ultimate-strength methods, anchorage zone stresses, shear and torsion design. Prerequisite: CE 453.

CE 556. Numerical and Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis. 3 Credits.

Methods of successive approximations and numerical procedures for solution of complex structural problems, matrix formulation of structural problems, flexibility and stiffness methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CE 351.

CE 557. Advanced Steel Design. 3 Credits.

Design and analysis of simple structural connections including both moment and shear connections; design and analysis of eccentric structural connections, plate girders, and composite structures; design and analysis for seismic loads; ASD and LRFD design. Prerequisite: CE 451; consent of instructor for undergraduate students. F.

CE 558. Theory of Plasticity. 3 Credits.

Rigorous study of classical theory of plasticity. Classical continuum mechanics concepts of stress and strain and elastic behavior discussed. Progressing into plastic behavior in materials, mathematical formulation of elasto-plastic constitutive relationship, practical engineering limit analysis, and application of plasticity theories in analysis using computer programs. Prerequisite: CE 451 or instructor approval; consent of instructor for undergraduates. S.

CE 562. Graduate Seminar in Civil Engineering. 1 Credit.

Conference and reports on current developments in Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: Admission to Civil Engineering Program; consent of instructor and School of Graduate Studies required for undergraduate students. Repeatable to 3 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.

CE 590. Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

Investigation of special topics dictated by student and faculty interests. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Department approval. Repeatable to 6 credits.

CE 591. Civil Engineering Research. 1-12 Credits.

May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits. Repeatable to 12 credits.

CE 595. Design Project. 3-6 Credits.

A three to six credit course of engineering design experience involving individual effort and formal written report. Repeatable to 6 credits. Prerequisites: Restricted to the Master of Engineering student candidate and subject to approval by the student's advisor. Repeatable to 6 credits.

CE 599. Doctoral Research. 1-15 Credits.

Research contributing to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and/or technology in Civil Engineering and contributing to the student's doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. Repeatable. F,S,SS.

CE 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-12 Credits.

Repeatable. S/U grading.

CE 997. Independent Study. 2 Credits.

CE 998. Thesis. 1-9 Credits.

Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Civil Engineering at the master's level. Repeatable to 9 credits. Repeatable to 9 credits.

CE 999. Dissertation. 1-18 Credits.

PhD student doctoral dissertation. Prerequisite: Admission to the PhD in Civil Engineering Program. Repeatable to 18 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.


Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit

CE 412. Soil Mechanics. 3 Credits.

Course topics include principles of soil mechanics including weight-volume relationships, classification, compaction, effective stress, permeability and seepage, consolidation, shear strength, site exploration, introduction to lateral earth pressure, and slope stability. Prerequisite: ENGR 203. F.

CE 414. Foundation Engineering. 3 Credits.

Soil improvements and ground modifications, soil exploration and sampling, bearing capacity, spread footings, mat foundations, settlement analysis, drilled shaft and pile foundations, foundations on difficult soil. Prerequisite: CE 412. S.

CE 434. Environmental Engineering Laboratory. 4 Credits.

Physical, chemical and biological methods used in environmental engineering, water chemistry, instrumental methods, lab tours. On demand.

CE 444. Contracts and Specifications. 3 Credits.

Engineering contracts and specification essentials, legal aspects of engineering practice and employment; professional practice issues; procurement of work; governmental regulation. S.

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