Prerequisites: MATH 221.
Description: Systems analysis approach to civil engineering problems. Systems model elements and principles of systems theory with applications to civil engineering.
Description: Introduction to pollution prevention (P2) and waste minimization methods. Practical applications to small businesses and industries. Legislative and historical development of P2 systems analysis, waste estimation, P2 methods, P2 economics, and sources of P2 information.
Prerequisites: CIVE 425 or permission.
Description: Analysis of water supplies and design of treatment and distribution systems.
Prerequisites: CIVE 425 or permission.
Description: Analysis of systems for wastewater treatment and disposal.
Prerequisites: CIVE 326
Description: Basic concepts from general chemistry. Thermodynamic and kinetic basis for the composition of aquatic systems. Equilibrium chemistry, including acid-base reactions, reduction-oxidation reactions, metal speciation and precipitation, and gas/liquid partitioning.
Prerequisites: CIVE 326
Description: Principles of biological processes and their application in the design of waste treatment systems.
Prerequisites: CIVE 326.
Description: Comprehensive study of water quality and the effects of various water pollutants on the aquatic environment; modeling of water quality variables.
Description: Application of the effective stress principle to shear strength of cohesive soil; analysis of stability of slopes. Development of continuum relationships for soil; solutions for stresses and displacements for an elastic continuum. Solution of the consolidation equation for various initial and boundary conditions.
Optional lab CIVE 436L/CIVE 836L.
Description: Subsoil exploration and interpretation; selection of foundation systems; determination of allowable bearing capacity and settlement; design of deep foundations; pile driving analysis; control of groundwater.
Description: Introduction to the design concepts of reinforced concrete building components. The design of flexural and compression members, simple walls, foundations, and floor systems using the latest American Concrete Institute (ACI) design requirements.
Prerequisites: CIVE 341
Description: Dynamic behavior of civil engineering structures. Free and forced vibrations of multi degree-of-freedom systems. Response of continuous beam and frames. Elasto-plastic behavior. Dynamic loads on bridges. Analysis and design considerations for buildings and bridges subjected to seismic loadings. Application of computer-aided numerical procedures.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 945
Description: Matrix analysis methods and computer solutions for indeterminate structures. Additional topics: static condensation, shear deformations, and non-prismatic members in matrix-based analyses, moment distribution method, load cases and load combinations for buildings and bridges, and influence lines and analysis for moving loads.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 849
CIVE 844 is not available for graduate credit for civil engineering students.
Description: Principles of design of steel and reinforced concrete structural building systems, planning of building vertical and horizontal load resisting systems, and bridge systems. Several design projects involve indeterminate analysis and design concepts for both steel and reinforced concrete.
Prerequisites: CIVE 441.
Description: The principles and procedures used in design of steel buildings, design of plate girders, design and analysis of building systems, design and analysis of composite steel-concrete building systems, innovative building systems, introduction to seismic design of steel buildings. Plate buckling, beam, column and beam-column design, and frame stability. Introduction to connection design.
Prerequisites: CIVE 440/840.
Description: Shear friction theory, strut-and-tie modeling, anchorage, deflection, slender and bi-axially loaded members, torsion, two-way action and punching shear, and footing design. Excel spreadsheets are developed and used for various design tasks.
Prerequisites: CIVE 443/843
Description: Matrix methods of analysis. The finite element stiffness method with a focus on solid mechanics. Isoparametric elements formulation based on energy principles. Perform finite element analyses using commercial software.
Prerequisites: CIVE 352.
Description: Theory and application of systems engineering with emphasis on optimization and simulation techniques for evaluating alternatives in water resources developments related to water supply, flood control, hydroelectric power, drainage, water quality, water distribution, irrigation, and water measurement.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing in Engineering or a related discipline in Natural Resources or Earth Science
Description: Familiarization with a wide range of spatial information and used in hydrologic and water resources analysis. Development of expertise in GIS systems, especially ArcGIS. Digital mapping and analysis of water resources information. Hydrologic terrain analysis using digital elevation models. Integration of time series and geospatial data. Hydrologic Information Systems. River and watershed networks. Evapotranspiration, Precipitation (PRISM), Soil, and Landuse maps, and databases. Use of Remote Sensing tools.
Prerequisites: CIVE 352.
Description: Fundamentals of hydraulics with applications of mechanics of solids, mechanics of fluids, and engineering economics to the design of hydraulic structures. Continuity, momentum, and energy principles are applied to special problems from various branches of hydraulic engineering.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 954
Prerequisites: CIVE 352
Description: Stochastic analysis of hydrological data and processes including rainfall, runoff, infiltration, temperature, solar radiation, wind, and non-point pollution. Space-time hydrologic modeling with emphasis on the application of techniques in the design of engineering projects.
Prerequisites: CIVE 851
Description: Review of basic concepts. Mesh generation using a preprocessor. 2D and 3D Model generation. Boundary conditions. Implicit and explicit solution algorithms. Interpretation of analysis results using a post-processor. Solution of problems using existing FE software.
Description: Fundamental concepts related to structural reliability, safety measures, load models, resistance models, system reliability, optimum safety levels, and optimization of design codes.
Description: Development of urban transportation planning objectives and goals. Data collection procedures, land use and travel forecasting techniques, trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice analyses, and traffic assignment. Site development and traffic impact analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: CIVE 864
Prerequisites: CIVE 461/861
Description: Introduction to conceptual, methodological, and mathematical foundations of analysis and design of transportation services. Review of probabilistic modeling. Application of discrete choice models to demand analysis.
Prerequisites: CIVE 462/862
Description: Principles of highway geometrics. Sight distance, design vehicles, vehicle characteristics, horizontal and vertical alignment, cross section elements, and at-grade intersections and interchanges.
Description: Safety criteria in the planning, design, and operation phases of highway, rail, airport, mass transit, pipeline, and waterway transportation systems. Background of safety legislation and funding requirements. Identification of high accident locations and methods to determine cost/effectiveness of improvements.
Description: Planning and design of general aviation and air carrier airports. Land-side components include vehicle ground-access systems, vehicle circulation parking, and terminal buildings. Air-side components include aircraft apron-gate area, taxi-way systems, runway system, and air traffic control facilities and airspace. Emphasis on design projects.
Prerequisites: CIVE 462/862 or equivalent.
CIVE 469 requires the development of an interchange design project using graphical and civil engineering software.
Description: Principles of high-speed traffic operations, safety, and decision making related to critical design parameters used for optimal interchange geometric designs.
Prerequisites: CIVE 378 or equivalent.
Description: Understanding of the physical, chemical, geometrical, and mechanical characteristics and practical applications of bituminous materials and mixtures. Fundamental mechanics for elastic and inelastic materials and basic theories associated with mechanical data analyses and designs. Recent advances and significant research outcomes for further discussions. Applications of theories to laboratory and field testing.
Description: Thickness design of flexible and rigid pavement systems for highways and airports; design of paving materials; evaluation and strengthening of existing pavements.
Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission.
Description: Holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. Introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystems; for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.
Description: Economic comparison of engineering alternatives. Equipment selection and replacement, depreciation, break-even points, and minimum-cost points.
Description: Introduction of numerical methods to solve problems in civil engineering, including finding roots of equations, solving linear algebra equations, optimization, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, and finite difference method. Computational methods in numerical integration, matrix operations and ordinary differential equations as they apply to civil engineering problems.
Description: Special problems, topics, or research in civil engineering.
Prerequisites: Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
Description: An interdisciplinary seminar with the Department of Civil Engineering. Contemporary environmental issues and water resource management.
Prerequisites: CIVE 446/846
Description: Behavior and/or design of structural steel members and their connections. Torsion effects on open and closed thin walled members. Frame buckling and stability considerations in structural steel frames. Dynamic analysis and seismic design considerations.
Prerequisites: CIVE 842
Description: Introduction to explosion effects. Air-blast. Fragmentation. Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) analysis. Equivalent SDOF systems. Pressure-impulse diagrams. Energy solutions. Steel design. Reinforced concrete design. Masonry design. Progressive collapse. Windows and doors.
Prerequisites: CIVE 854 and permission
Description: Advanced studies involving pipe and culvert hydraulics, rapidly-varied flow in open channels, sediment transport, river mechanics, control, and design.
Description: Examination of the theory and experimental evidence available to characterize the movement of chemicals in soil. Both saturated and unsaturated flow conditions examined. Initial presentation of basic theoretical concepts. Remainder of class a discussion of the literature.
Typically offered spring semester in even years.
Description: Principles and modeling of fluid flow and solute transport in the vadose zone. Topics include hydraulic properties of variably saturated media, application of Darcy's Law in variably saturated media, hydrologic and transport processes in the vadose zone, and solution of steady and unsteady flow problems using numerical techniques including finite element methods. Contemporary vadose zone models will be applied to engineering flow and transport problems. Review and synthesis of classic and contemporary research literature on vadose zone hydrology will be embedded in the course.
Description: Theory of flow and contaminant transport in porous media including groundwater flow, multiphase flow, equilibrium contaminant distribution, reactive transport of contaminants, and colloid transport in porous media.
Description: The place of mass transit in solving urban transportation problems: transit system and terminal characteristics and planning criteria. Speed, capacity, accessibility, and operation of mass transit systems. Future prospects in transit technology and case studies of existing systems.
Description: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) structure, functions, and concepts such as spatial data models, relational databases, and spatial analyses. GIS project planning, management, and applications to transportation-related issues.
Prerequisites: STAT 801A and permission
Description: Highway safety issues and appropriate accident data analyses. Quantify changes in safety when modifications are made to highways in an effort to enhance safety. Judge reported safety improvements and carry out appropriate analyses for assessing the effectiveness of safety improvements.
Description: Analysis of traffic characteristics as applied to traffic engineering facility design and flow optimization. Capacity of expressways, ramps, weaving sections, and intersections. Analytical approaches to flow analysis, queueing theory, flow density relationships, and traffic simulation.
Description: Principles of traffic control. Design an analysis of intersection, arterial street, network, and freeway control systems. Traffic surveillance and driver information systems.
Description: Community growth and development based on planning decisions regarding land use whereby transportation facilities are fitted to land use. Economic studies that consider the consequences to transportation agencies, users, and nonusers. Agency expenditures, capital outlay and annual expenses for maintenance and operations. User consequences such as vehicle operating costs; commercial time costs; accident costs; discomfort and inconvenience costs; and assignment of money valuations to pleasure, recreation, and culture. Nonusers consequences such as cost reductions or increases in public services; increases in value of crops and natural resources where areas become more readily accessible; changes in business and industrial activities; and increase or decrease of residential property values.
Description: Operations research techniques for modeling system performance and design of transportation services. Routing and scheduling problems. Network equilibration and partially distributed queuing systems.
Description: Current topics, research projects, and review of current literature in the various areas of civil engineering.
Description: Reading and evaluation of technical publications concerned with theory and/or experimental data. Subsequent assignments are coordinated with the student's particular interests in his/her field of specialization.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair