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Course Catalog

Undergraduate & Graduate Credit in a Minor Field

CE 522. Soil Mechanics I. (3) I, II. Identification, classification, and engineering properties of soils; theory and application of consolidation, compressibility, and strength of soils; ground water retention and movement; slope stability and lateral earth pressures; stress distribution in soil. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 533.

CE 528. Foundation Engineering. (3) I. Prediction of soil variation, soil investigations; stress distribution and bearing capacity; dewatering analysis and procedures; retaining structures and lateral earth pressures; shallow foundations, pile foundations; underpinning and grouting. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 522. Pr.: or conc.: CE 544.

CE 530. Statics and Dynamics. (4) I, II. A shortened combined course in (1) statics, including a study of force systems, free-body diagrams, and problems in equilibrium, friction, centroids, and moments of inertia; and (2) dynamics, including a study of the kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies using the methods of force-mass acceleration, work-energy, and impulse-momentum. Four hours rec. a week. Pr.: MATH 222 and PHYS 213.

CE 533. Mechanics of Materials. (3) I, II. Elementary theories of stress and strain, behavior of materials, and applications of these theories and their generalizations to the study of stress distribution, deformation, and instability in the simple structural forms which occur most frequently in engineering practice. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 333 or CE 530. Pr.: or conc.: MATH 222.

CE 534. Mechanics of Materials Laboratory. (1) I, II. Determination of selected mechanical properties of several engineering materials, including iron-carbon alloys, aluminum alloys, concrete, wood, and plastics; relationship between structure and mechanical properties of these materials; elementary problems in experimental stress analysis and structural behavior; test procedures, instrumentation, and interpretation of results. One hour lab instruction and two hours lab a week. Pr.: or conc.: CE 533.

CE 537. Introduction to Structural Analysis. (4) I, II. Elastic analysis of determinate and indeterminate beams, frames, and trusses; construction of shear and moment diagrams and influence lines; calculation of deflections using conjugate beam and virtual work; solution of indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, slope-deflection, moment distribution, and matrix stiffness method; with microcomputer applications. Four hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 533. Pr.: or conc.: CE 380.

CE 542. Structural Engineering in Steel. (3) II. Introduction to design of steel structures. Theoretical, experimental and practical bases for proportioning members and their connections. Two hours rec. and three hours lab. a week. Pr.: CE 537.

CE 544. Structural Engineering in Concrete. (3) I. A study of the theories of reinforced concrete and of its characteristics as a construction material; design of reinforced concrete structures. Two hours rec. and three hours lab. a week. Pr.: CE 537.

CE 551. Hydrology. (2) I, II. A study of the sources of supply and movement of underground and surface waters. Two hours rec. a week. Pr.: PHYS 113 or 213. Cross-listed with AE 551.

CE 552. Hydraulic Engineering. (3) II. Applications of the principles of fluid mechanics to control and use of water; reservoir, dam, and spillway design; enclosed conduit and open-channel design; hydraulic machinery and hydro-power development; principles of fluid measurement; laboratory-flow and velocity metering, hydraulic models, pipe losses, open-channel flow. Two hours rec. and three hours lab. a week. Pr.: ME 571. Pr.: or conc.: CE 551.

CE 553. Hydrologic Methods Laboratory. (1) I, II. Applications of hydrologic methods in design; precipitation data analysis; evapotranspiration; stream gauging; hydrograph generation and flood routing; rainfall and flood frequency analysis; design of multipurpose reservoirs; ground water flow analysis and water well design. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: or conc.: CE 551 and NE 385.

CE 563. Environmental Engineering Fundamentals. (3) I, II. Basic physical, chemical, and biological concepts and the applications to the protection of the environment with emphasis on techniques used in water and wastewater treatment. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CHEM 230 and MATH 222.

CE 565. Water and Wastewater Engineering. (3) II. Design of water supply and waste treatment control facilities, including collection, storage, treatment, and distribution systems. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 563, PHYS 214, and ME 571.

CE 570. Transportation Planning. (3) Intersession. Fundamentals of transportation planning. Historical development and current status of techniques used in travel demand forecasting; trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, and traffic assignment. Current microcomputer models and applications. Pr.: CE 380 or equivalent and junior standing.

CE 572. Highway Engineering and Management. (3) I. Applications of the principles of highway planning, design, and capacity analysis techniques to analyze, design and maintain street and highway systems. Assessment of the impact of activity center development or redevelopment on the surrounding surface transportation system. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 411 and 522.

CE 580. AI Applications in Civil Engineering. (2) Intersession. A review of the available techniques in artificial intelligence and a survey of applications in the different areas of civil engineering (structures, transportation/materials, geotechnical, hydraulics/water resources, and environmental engineering). Knowledge representation, inference mechanisms, system development and evaluation, object-oriented programming. Use of expert system shells, neural networks and fuzzy logic. Hands on applications on microcomputers in the MS-Windows environment. Three hours rec. for 10 days. Afternoon lab hours additional in computer lab. Pr.: CE 380.

CE 585. Civil Engineering Project. (1-3) I, II. A comprehensive civil engineering project. Requires integration of skills acquired in civil engineering elective courses. Students must prepare and present written and oral design reports. One hour rec. and two three-hour labs a week. Pr.: ENGL 415 and 6 hours of CE electives. Pr.: or conc.: 6 additional credit hours of CE electives.

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit

CE 641. Civil Engineering Materials I. (3) I. Properties and behavior of structural metals, timber, portland cement concrete, and bituminous concrete; standard specification and methods of test; inspection and control; long-term protection and durability. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 534 and ENGL 415. Pr.: or conc.: either CE 528 or 542 or 544.

CE 680. Economics of Design and Construction. (3) II. Selection of alternative engineering design and construction solutions through study of unit cost determination, cost estimating, and financing procedures. Introduction to construction scheduling. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Senior standing in engineering or graduate standing for non-engineering majors.

CE 686. Regional Planning Engineering. (3) I. Engineering problems involved in regional planning; the design and location of streets and highways, water supply and sanitary facilities, drainage and public utilities; rights-of-way and easement. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: Senior standing in engineering or graduate standing in regional and community planning.

CE 718. Engineering Photo Interpretation. (3) II. Photo interpretation techniques, types of aerial photographic film and their uses; application in land use studies, land surveying, site selection, rainfall runoff and stream flow, location of construction materials, and in the determination of soil properties; other applications. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: Senior standing and consent of instruction.

CE 723. Designing with Geosynthetics. (3) II, in alternate years. History of geosynthetics; overview of geosynthetic functions, applications and properties; relationship between testing and applications. Designing with geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geosynthetic clay liners and geocomposites. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 522.

CE 725. Seepage in Permeable Materials. (3) I, in alternate years. Analysis of seepage; groundwater movement in slopes, embankments, dams, and earth-supporting structures; construction of flow nets; dewatering systems; filter and drain design. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 522 and CE 552.

CE 728. Advanced Geotechnical Design. (3) II. Advanced studies of soil investigations; design of retaining structures and reinforced earth walls, sheet piles, anchored bulkheads, underground conduits and tunnels; analysis and repair of failed structures. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 528.

CE 732. Advanced Structural Analysis I. (3) I. Classical methods of analysis of statically indeterminate structures; deflections and influence lines for indeterminate structures; analysis of space frames and trusses. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 537.

CE 741. Civil Engineering Materials II. (3) II. Advanced study of civil engineering materialsincluding concrete, steel and bituminous concrete. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 641 or CHE 350.

CE 742. Advanced Steel Design. (3) II. Plastic design of steel structures; stability problems in plastic design; design of complex steel structures. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 542.

CE 743. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Theory. (3) II. Advanced theories and methods of design and analysis of reinforced concrete structures. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 544.

CE 751. Hydraulics of Open Channels. (3) I. Properties of open-channel flow; types of open channels; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; critical, uniform, and gradually varied flow; design of erodible channels; rapidly varied flow. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 552.

CE 752. Advanced Hydrology. (3) I. Review of basic principles; point and regional rainfall and flood frequency analyses; hydrologic and hydraulic flood routing; drainage and flood control facilities design; hydrologic modeling and simulation flood plain analysis and planning. Three hours rec. a week Pr.: CE 551.

CE 762. Water Treatment Processes. (3) II. Physical and chemical process principles and their application to water treatment plant design. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 565.

CE 766. Wastewater Engineering: Biological Processes. (3) I. Biological process principles and their application to the design of wastewater treatment plants. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 565.

CE 771. Urban Transportation Analysis. (3) II. Origin-destination surveys, land-use inventories, parking and transit studies; arterial street standards and operating characteristics, coordination of city planning. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 572 or consent of instructor.

CE 774. Pavement Design. (3) I. On sufficient demand. Methods of evaluating the load-carrying capacity of soil subgrade, subbase, and base courses; critical analysis of the methods of design for flexible and rigid pavements; methods of increasing the load-carrying capacity of highway and airport pavements. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 522.

CE 775. Traffic Engineering I. (3) I. Traffic operations of roads, streets, and highways; traffic engineering studies; use of signs, signals, and pavement markings as traffic control devices; highway and intersection capacity, design and operations of traffic signals; current microcomputer models and applications. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 572.

CE 776. Pavement Performance and Management Systems. (3) I, in alternate years. Pavement management systems including pavement condition and structural evaluation, analysis, and optimization. Economics analysis and rehabilitation planning including computer applications. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 572.

CE 790. Problems in Civil Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. Pr.: Approval of instructor.

Graduate Credit

CE 791. Research in Civil Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. Original investigation or advanced study in some field related to the practice of civil engineering. Pr.: Approval of department head.

CE 801. Computational Methods in Civil Engineering. (3) I, in alternate years. Theory and application of interpolation, differentiation, integration, iterative solution methods, finite differences, finite elements and other approximate techniques for numerical solutions to problems in civil engineering. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Graduate standing.

CE 802. Advanced Mechanics of Materials. (3) I. Two- and three-dimensional stress-strain transformations, finite deformation and theories of failure. Advanced topics in bending, shearing, torsion and combined loads, thick walled cylinders and rotating disks. Introduction to theory of elasticity, plasticity and plates and shells. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 533.

CE 822. Shear Strength and Slope Stability of Soils. (3) II, in alternate years. Advanced theories of soil strength and failure; soil improvement; theories of lateral earth pressure with applications; stability analysis by both classical and numerical methods. Selected soil mechanics laboratory project. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 728.

CE 823. Engineering Properties of Cohesive Soils. (3) I. Mineralogy and structures of clay minerals; fabric and bonding of the clay particles; compressibility and strength characteristics of clays; moisture effects, retention, and movement through clay. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 522 and CE 725.

CE 825. Environmental Geotechnology. (3) I, in alternate years. Soil/environment and soil/pollutant interactions; pollutant effect on soil strength and behavior; design and performance of waste containment structures; clay liners, surface seals, and slurry walls; slope stability problems for landfills. Three hours rec a week. Pr.: CE 725.

CE 828. Advanced Soil Mechanics. (3) I. Permeability and seepage analysis involving dams and sheet piles; stress distribution in earth masses, one- and three-dimensional consolidation theories; advanced study of compressibility of soil, numerical method applications in consolidation and seepage; analysis of settlement. Selected soil mechanics laboratory project. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 522 and CE 802.

CE 833. Advanced Structural Analysis II. (3) II. Application of matrix methods of analysis to complex structures; structural optimization, selected advanced topics in structural analysis. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 537.

CE 836. Energy Methods and Applied Variational Principles. (3) II, in alternate years. Theory and applications of virtual work, minimum potential, and variational principles using generalized coordinates, displacements, and forces to derive and solve advanced problems in structural, soil and hydrodynamic problems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 801.

CE 837. Structural Stability. (3) II. Analysis of flexible members. Linear and nonlinear buckling of beams, frames, plates and complicated structural systems; post buckling behavior of steel structures. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 802.

CE 844. Prestressed Concrete Design. (3) I. Study of prestressing methods including strength and load-balancing approaches and their application to the analysis and design of beams, slabs, and axially loaded members. Flexural, shear, torsion, and anchorage-zone analysis. Study of deflection and time-dependent losses. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 544.

CE 854. Analysis of Groundwater Flow. (3) II. Principles of flow through porous media; applications of flow theory to well analysis and design; groundwater resource evaluation and regional groundwater systems analysis. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 552.

CE 861. Environmental Engineering Chemistry. (3) I. Chemical kinetics and equilibria, acid-base chemistry, complex formation, precipitation and dissolution processes, and applications to the analysis of environmental engineering problems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 565, CE 762.

CE 863. Water Supply and Wastewater Collection Systems. (3) I, in alternate years. Analysis and design of water distribution networks, pump stations and storage reservoirs; wastewater collection and pump station system design; computer applications and systems optimization. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 565, CE 801.

CE 873. Airport Design. (3) II. On sufficient demand. Planning and design of a regional airport, including site selection in conformance with state and federal regulations; layout and design of runway system; size and layout of terminal buildings, landside facilities, parking lots, and circulation system. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 572.

CE 875. Traffic Engineering II. (3) II. Theory of traffic flow; design of traffic control devices and signal systems; application of statistical methods to traffic engineering problems. Two hours rec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: CE 675. Pr.: or conc.: STAT 510.

CE 890. Graduate Seminar in Civil Engineering. (0) I, II. Discussion of current advances and research in civil engineering. One hour seminar biweekly. Pr.: None.

CE 898. Master's Report. (Var.) I, II, S. Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head.

CE 899. Master's Thesis. (Var.) I, II, S. Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head.

CHE 906. Selected Topics in Semiconductor Processing. (Var.) I, II, S. Areas of current interest in semiconductor processing including solid state diffusion, plasma-assisted deposition and etching, thin film deposition processes, contamination control, and contact metallurgy. Pr.: CHE 661 and CHE 815.

CE 916. Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering. (Var.) I, II, S. On sufficient demand. A course reserved for study of current topics in civil engineering. Topics announced when offered. Pr.: Eighteen hours graduate credit in areas approved by instructor.

CE 930. Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering. (Var.) I, II. On sufficient demand. Advanced study of selected topics in geotechnical engineering. Topics announced when offered. Pr.: Eighteen hours graduate credit in areas approved by instructor.

CE 935. Structural Dynamics. (3) I, in alternate years. Analysis of structures subject to dynamic loadings. Optimization of structural systems to minimize earthquake hazards. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 802.

CE 938. Theory of Plates and Shells. (3) I, in alternate years. Equations and solutions of bending of thin plates of various edge conditions and shapes. Membrane and bending theory of shells of revolution. Nonlinear theory of plates and shells. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 802.

CE 950. Advanced Topics in Structural Engineering. (Var.) I, II. On sufficient demand. Advanced study of selected topics in structural engineering. Topics announced when offered. Pr.: Eighteen hours graduate credit in areas approved by the instructor.

CE 967. Physiocochemical Processes. (3) II, in alternate years. Advanced study of physical and chemical processes in the movement and removal of particulates and organics in natural and engineered systems. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: CE 861.

CE 970. Advanced Topics in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. (Var.) I, II. On sufficient demand. Advanced study of selected topics in environmental and water resources engineering. Topics announced when offered. Pr.: Eighteen hours graduate credit in areas approved by the instructor.

CE 980. Advanced Topics in Transportation and Materials Engineering. (Var.) I, II. On sufficient demand. Advanced study of selected topics in transportation engineering and civil engineering materials. Topics announced when offered. Pr.: Eighteen hours graduate credit in areas approved by the instructor.

CE 999. Dissertation Research. (Var.) I, II, S. Topics selected with approval of major professor and department head.