Civil and Environ Engineering (CEE)
Allows freshmen to explore topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering through a project-based learning format. The course also develops competencies in critical skills such as technical writing in CEE, data management and computation, and design thinking in a collaborative team environment. Credit is not given for both CEE 190 and CEE 195.
Civil engineering orientation including historical developments, education requirements, relation to science, professional practice, and specialties within the profession.
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to 6 hours in the same semester and to a maximum of 9 hours in separate semesters, if topics vary. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites.
May be repeated.
Introduction to the formulation and solution of civil engineering problems. Major topics: engineering economy, mathematical modeling, and optimization. Application of techniques, including classical optimization, linear and nonlinear programming, network theory, critical path methods, simulation, decision theory, and dynamic programming to a variety of civil engineering problems. Credit is not given for both CEE 201 and IE 310. Prerequisite: MATH 231; credit or concurrent registration in MATH 225.
Identification and modeling of non-deterministic problems in civil engineering design and decision making. Development of stochastic concepts and simulation models, and their relevance to real design and decision problems in various areas of civil engineering. Credit is not given for both CEE 202 and IE 300. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in MATH 241.
Macroscopic mechanical behavior in terms of phenomena at the nanometer and micrometer levels for the three types of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, and polymers) with emphasis on specific materials used in civil engineering -- steel, rocks, clay, portland cement concrete, asphaltic concrete, and wood. Same as TAM 324. Credit is not given for both CEE 300 and either ME 330 or MSE 280. Prerequisite: Completion of Composition I general education requirement; CHEM 104; TAM 251.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Design, planning, operation, management, and maintenance of transportation systems; integrated multi-modal transportation systems (highways, air, rail, etc.); layout of highways, airports, and railroads with traffic flow models, capacity analysis, and safety. Design of facilities and systems with life cycle costing procedures and criteria for optimization. Prerequisite: TAM 251; credit or concurrent registration in CEE 202.
Construction engineering processes: contracting and bonding, planning and scheduling, estimating and project control, productivity models, and construction econometrics. Prerequisite: CEE 201; credit or concurrent registration in CS 101 and CEE 202.
Sources, characteristics, transport, and effects of air and water contaminants; biological, chemical, and physical processes in water; atmospheric structure and composition; unit operations for air and water quality control; solid waste management; environmental quality standards. Prerequisite: CHEM 104.
Introduction to evaluating multiple impacts of engineering decisions. Topics include mass and chemical balances; effects of engineered systems on local and global environment, health, and risk; economic, consumer, and social considerations; provision of conventional and renewable energy; and future projections. Design projects emphasize making appropriate decisions by quantifying total impact and evaluating social environment. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. Prerequisite: PHYS 211; PHYS 213; CEE 201 or IE 310; CEE 202, IE 300, or STAT 200; or permission of instructor. CEE students only.
Quantitative aspects of water in the earth's environment and its engineering implications, including design and analysis of systems directly concerned with use and control of water; quantitative introduction to hydrology, hydraulic engineering, and water resources planning. Prerequisite: CEE 202; credit or concurrent registration in CEE 201.
Analysis, behavior, and design of trusses and framed structures under static loads; member forces in trusses, shear and moment diagrams, deflections, simple applications of the force method and slope-deflection; computer applications. Prerequisite: TAM 251.
Classification of soils, compaction in the laboratory and in the field, soil exploration, boring and sampling, permeability of soils, one-dimensional settlement analyses, strength of soil, and foundations. Prerequisite: TAM 251.
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
Examination of the influence of constituent materials (cements, water, aggregates and admixtures) on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete, concrete mix design, handling and placement of concrete, and behavior of concrete under various types of loading and environment. Laboratory exercises utilize standard concrete test methods. Field trips are held during some scheduled laboratory sessions. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 300.
Properties and control testing of bituminous materials, aggregates for bituminous mixtures, and analysis and design of asphalt concrete and liquid asphalt cold mixtures; structural properties of bituminous mixes; surface treatment design; recycling of mixtures. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Analysis, behavior, performance, and structural design of highway flexible and rigid pavements; climate factors, drainage, traffic loading analysis, and life cycle cost analysis. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Basic principles of airport facilities design to include aircraft operational characteristics, noise, site selection, land use compatibility, operational area, ground access and egress, terminals, ground service areas, airport capacity, and special types of airports. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.
Principles and analysis of railroad transportation efficiency, economics, energy, and engineering; effect on production and markets. Railroad infrastructure; locomotive and rolling stock design, function, and operation. Computation of train speed, power, and acceleration requirements; railway traffic control and signaling. Quantitative analytical tools for rail-transportation decision-making and optimization. Field trip to observe railroad infrastructure, equipment and operations. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Railroad track engineering concepts including track component and system design, construction, evaluation, maintenance, load distribution, and wheel-rail interaction. Design and analysis tools for railroad track engineering and maintenance. Field trip to observe railroad track system and components. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Railway traffic control and signaling systems; train performance and scheduling tools; analysis of temporal and spatial separation of trains for safety and efficiency; train movement authority and operating rules, track circuit and wireless train position monitoring technology; interlocking design; railroad capacity modeling tools; economic analysis of traffic control system design, optimization, and selection. Field trip to observe signal system infrastructure and railway traffic operations control center. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Critical elements in the development and planning of railroad construction projects; project economic justification; route alternative analysis procedures; cost estimation; site civil design; computer-aided track design; surveying; construction management; construction procedures for typical railroad projects. Design project covering a typical railroad capital construction projects. Field trip to observe the construction of a railroad capital project. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Development, engineering, design and construction of high-speed rail (HSR) passenger transport systems with particular emphasis on the unique engineering elements of HSR technology. Key elements of HSR systems and subsystems including: core systems (trains, power, signal, communication and control), track system and civil infrastructure (earthwork, bridges, viaducts and tunnels). Also covered are basic design and construction of HSR stations and rolling stock maintenance facilities. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
Highway classification; analysis of factors in developing a transportation facility; highway geometrics design and safety standards; roadway design element; human factors in roadway design; roadway location principles; intersection, interchange, and ramp design; drainage factors. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Fundamentals of traffic engineering; analysis of traffic stream characteristics; capacity of urban and rural highways; design and analysis of traffic signals and intersections; traffic control; traffic impact studies; traffic accidents. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310.
Transit systems basics, demand issues, design standards, economic and sustainability implications. Transit service planning for shuttle, corridor, and network systems, hybrid hierarchical systems, paratransit and demand-responsive services. Management of transit systems, fleet operations, and crew scheduling. Operational issues, vehicle movement, headway and schedule control. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 310 or equivalent.
Application of scientific principles to the measurement and forecasting of productivity in construction engineering. Conceptual and mathematical formulation of labor, equipment, and material factors affecting productivity. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 320.
Project definition; scheduling and control models; material, labor, and equipment allocation; optimal schedules; project organization; documentation and reporting systems; management and control. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 320.
Application of scientific principles to costs and estimates of costs in construction engineering; concepts and statistical measurements of the factors involved in direct costs, general overhead costs, cost markups, and profits; the fundamentals of cost recording for construction cost accounts and cost controls. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 320.
Identification of cutting edge sustainable construction materials, technologies, and project management strategies for use in the construction industry and evaluation of their potential to reduce the negative environmental impacts of construction activity. Examination of the current LEED for New Construction rating system, and case study analysis of highly successful recent "green construction projects" through student team assignments and presentations. Preparation for the LEED Green Associate professional licensing exam. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 320; two of CEE 420, CEE 421, or CEE 422.
Characteristics of rivers and lakes which affect the management of domestic and industrial wastewaters; chemical hazards assessment, surveillance and biomonitoring, and review of regulations governing effluents. 2 undergraduate hours. 2 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 330.
Description of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics in streams and rivers including an integrated treatment of the environmental factors affecting the composition and distribution of biota; emphasizes the application of ecological principles in aquatic ecosystem protection and management. Same as IB 450. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.
This course will cover technical and social concepts of water and wastewater treatment; water resources; water law, policy, and economics; and water in integrated systems. Emphasis will be on the intersection between engineering and policy. Communication is an important element of this course: engineers will learn to "speak" policy via writing assignments, multimedia presentation, and briefings. Course activities include lecture, discussion, presentations, and field trips. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 340 or CEE 350.
Introduction to the concepts and applications of environmental systems analysis. Application of mathematical programming and modeling to the design, planning, and management of engineered environmental systems, regional environmental systems, and environmental policy. Economic analysis, including benefit-cost analysis and management strategies. Concepts of tradeoff, non-inferior sets, single- and multi-objective optimization. Practical application to case studies to convey an understanding of the complexity and data collection challenges of actual design practice. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 201 and CEE 330.
Fundamental theory underlying the unit processes utilized in the treatment of water for domestic and industrial usage, and in the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewaters. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 330; credit or concurrent registration in TAM 335.
Environmental treaties, the role of science and scientists in managing the national and global environment, effective science communication, scientific assessments, and the use of quantitative tools to inform policy decisions. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 202 or IE 300, STAT 400, or equivalent introductory probability and statistics course. Senior and Graduate students.
Investigation of the regulatory and technical issues affecting solid and hazardous waste management, with an emphasis on the principles governing the transport, fate, and remediation of solid and hazardous waste in the subsurface, including advection, dispersion, sorption, interphase mass transfer, and transformation reactions. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 330.
Analysis of the physical principles which form the basis of many water and air quality-control operations; sedimentation, filtration, inertial separations, flocculation, mixing, and principles of reactor design; energy flows, thermal pollution, earth's energy balance. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 437.
Application of principles of chemical equilibrium and chemical kinetics to air and water quality. Thermodynamics, kinetics, acid-base chemistry, complexation, precipitation, dissolution, and oxidation-reduction. Applications. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 437.
Application of principles of biochemistry and microbiology to air and water quality, wastes, and their engineering management; biological mediated changes in water and in domestic and industrial wastewater. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 443.
Practical and advanced approaches to pollutant transport and fate in the environment with emphasis on air pollution modeling, including aspects of pollutant dispersion, chemical transformation, and loss. Gaussian plume, chemical mass balance, chemical reaction, grid and trajectory models. Evaluation of models and the development of efficient air quality management strategies. Applications with use of regulatory USEPA air quality models. Same as ATMS 425. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 330 and credit or concurrent registration in TAM 335; or ATMS 302.
Description and application of chemical and physical principles related to air pollutants, aerosol mechanics, attenuation of light in the atmosphere, air quality regulation, generation of air pollutants, methods to remove gaseous and particulate pollutants from gas streams, and atmospheric dispersion. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 330; credit or concurrent registration in TAM 335.
Traditional analysis tools and techniques in analysis, control, and design of natural and engineered environmental systems including air, water, wastewater, solid and hazardous waste, and ecological systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 437 or CEE 446.
Descriptive and quantitative hydrology dealing with the distribution, circulation, and storage of water on the earth's surface; principles of hydrologic processes; methods of analysis and their applications to engineering and environmental problems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 350.
Incompressible fluid mechanics with particular emphasis on topics in analysis and applications in civil engineering areas; principles of continuity, momentum and energy, kinematics of flow and stream functions, potential flow, laminar motion, turbulence, and boundary-layer theory. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TAM 335.
Hydraulic analysis and design of engineering systems: closed conduits and pipe networks; hydraulic structures, including spillways, stilling basins, and embankment seepage; selection and installation of hydraulic machinery. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TAM 335.
Hydraulic analysis and design of urban, highway, airport, and small rural watershed drainage problems; discussion of overland and drainage channel flows; hydraulics of storm-drain systems and culverts; determination of design flow; runoff for highways, airports, and urban areas; design of drainage gutters, channels, sewer networks, and culverts. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 350.
Physical properties of groundwater and aquifers, principles and fundamental equations of porous media flow and mass transport, well hydraulics and pumping test analysis, role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle, groundwater quality and contamination. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 350 and TAM 335.
Scientific principles of measurement technologies and protocols used for water-resources measurements and experimental design of field-scale water-resources and environmental studies. Planning field studies; instruments and protocols for surface-water, and water-quality sampling; description of data quality. One-half-day laboratory field trips to streamflow monitoring stations and groundwater monitoring wells nearby. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 350.
Introduction to the design of metal structures; behavior of members and their connections; theoretical, experimental, and practical bases for proportioning members and their connections. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: CEE 360.
Strength, behavior, and design of reinforced concrete members subjected to moments, shear, and axial forces; emphasis on the influence of the material properties on behavior. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: CEE 360.
Metal members under combined loads; connections, welded and bolted; moment-resistant connections; plate girders, conventional behavior, and tension field action. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 460.
Strength, behavior, and design of indeterminate reinforced concrete structures, with primary emphasis on slab systems; emphasis on the strength of slabs and on the available methods of design of slabs spanning in two directions, with or without supporting beams. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 461.
Examination of the whole structural design process including definition of functional requirements, selection of structural scheme, formulation of design criteria, preliminary and computer-aided proportioning, and analysis of response, cost, and value. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Credit in either CEE 460 or CEE 461 with concurrent registration in the other.
Analysis, design, and construction of masonry structures. Mechanical properties of clay and concrete masonry units, mortar, and grout. Compressive, tensile, flexural, and shear behavior of masonry structural components. Strength and behavior of unreinforced bearing walls. Detailed design of reinforced masonry beams, columns, structural walls with and without openings, and complete lateral-force resisting building systems. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 461.
Strength, behavior, and design of prestressed reinforced concrete members and structures, with primary emphasis on pretensioned, precast construction; emphasis on the necessary coordination between design and construction techniques in prestressing. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 461.
Mechanical properties of wood, stress grades, and working stresses; effects of strength-reducing characteristics, moisture content, and duration of loading and causes of wood deterioration; glued-laminated timber and plywood; behavior and design of connections, beams, and beam-columns; design of buildings and bridges; other structural applications: trusses, rigid frames, arches, and pole-type buildings; prismatic plates and hyperbolic paraboloids. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 460 or CEE 461.
Direct stiffness method of structural analysis; fundamentals and algorithms; numerical analysis of plane trusses, grids and frames; virtual work and energy principles; finite element method for plane stress and plane strain. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both CEE 470 and ME 471. Prerequisite: CEE 360.
Beams under lateral load and thrust; beams on elastic foundations; virtual work and energy principles; principles of solid mechanics, stress and strain in three dimensions; static stability theory; torsion; computational methods. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: MATH 285 and TAM 251.
Analysis of the dynamic response of structures and structural components to transient loads and foundation excitation; single-degree-of-freedom and multi-degree-of-freedom systems; response spectrum concepts; simple inelastic structural systems; systems with distributed mass and flexibility. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 360, MATH 285, and TAM 212.
Analysis and design of foundations, bearing capacity and settlement of foundations; stability of excavations and slopes; ground movements due to construction; analysis and design of excavations, retaining walls, slopes, and underground structures in soil and rock. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: CEE 380.
Composition and structure of soil; water flow and hydraulic properties; stress in soil; compressibility behavior and properties of soils; consolidation and settlement analysis; shear strength of soils; compaction and unsaturated soils; experimental measurements. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 380.
Application of soil mechanics to earth pressures and retaining walls, stability of slopes, foundations for structures, excavations; construction considerations; instrumentation. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Credit or Concurrent registration in CEE 483.
Development of modern statistical decision theory and risk analysis, and application of these concepts in civil engineering design and decision making; Bayesian statistical decision theory, decision tree, utility concepts, and multi-objective decision problems; modeling and analysis of uncertainties, practical risk evaluation, and formulation of risk-based design criteria, risk benefit trade-offs, and optimal decisions. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 202.
Quantitative sustainable design (QSD) and how to navigate engineering decision-making. Economic (life cycle costing, techno-economic assessment) and environmental (life cycle assessment, LCA) sustainability assessments, and how to link these tools to design decisions under uncertainty. Design of engineered technologies individually and in teams, with special attention to water infrastructure and bioenergy production. Semester-long design project that includes components from two of the following three CEE sub-disciplines: environmental, hydraulic, geotechnical. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CEE 340 or Graduate Standing.
Series of lectures by outstanding authorities on the practice of civil engineering and its relations to economics, sociology, and other fields of human endeavor. 0 undergraduate hours. 0 graduate hours. Approved for S/U grading only.
Individual investigations or studies of any phase of civil engineering selected by the student and approved by the department. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 16 graduate hours. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
Laboratory methods such as thermal analysis, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and x-ray diffraction used to characterize civil engineering materials. Theoretical background, calculation methods, models, underlying assumptions, and operation of the instrument are examined for each method. Prerequisite: CEE 300; one of CEE 401, CEE 405, CEE 483.
Advanced topics in chemistry of portland cement, chemistry and microstructure of cements, chemical reactions that lead to hardening, chemistry and microstructure of hydrated cements, effects of chemical and mineral admixtures, and chemical issues involved in the engineering behavior of the cements. Prerequisite: CEE 401.
Fundamental processes for deterioration mechanisms of infrastructure materials: corrosion of metals including thermodynamics, kinetics, passivity and rate measurements; degradation of cement-based materials including freezing and thawing, ASR, sulfate attack, fire attack and steel reinforcement corrosion; degradation of organic materials including photo-oxidation and ageing. A research literature review exercise related to material degradation. Prerequisite: CEE 401 or CEE 405.
Fundamental bases and methodologies of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques for infrastructure materials: methods for steel including ultrasound, radiography, eddy-current and magnetic-particles; methods for concrete including sounding, semi-destructive, ultrasound, seismic, impact-echo, impulse-response, ground-penetrating radar, infrared-thermography, and nuclear; planning and carrying out NDE structural investigations. Weekly laboratory sessions, a research paper, and an associated presentation related to NDE required. Prerequisite: CEE 401 or CEE 405.
Development of layered elastic and plate theory models for area analysis of pavement systems; performance prediction of flexible and rigid pavements; characterization of aircraft traffic; design of airfield pavement systems; construction material fatigue and failure criteria (strength theory and fracture mechanics); industrial floor and reinforced concrete slab design; climatic factors. Prerequisite: CEE 406.
Science related to material decay and testing methodology of high quality civil infrastructure including transportation systems, structures, and underground sewers and pipelines. Methods for condition assessment and approaches for selecting compatible materials to be used in repair. Specific emphasis on material interfaces which impact the quality of adhesion, structural load transfer, sealing performance and durability relative to surface preparation. Case studies illustrating the application of sound engineering practice. Includes a field trip to Allerton Park and course project based on local infrastructure problems. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 401.
Concepts and procedures for condition survey assessment; pavement evaluation by nondestructive testing and data analysis (roughness, friction, structural capacity, internal flaws, and thickness measurements): destructive testing, maintenance strategies, rehabilitation techniques of pavement systems for highways and airfields, cost analysis, preservation techniques. Prerequisite: CEE 406.
Occurrence and properties of surficial soils, soil classification systems, soil variability; subgrade evaluation procedures, repeated loading behavior of soils; soil compaction and field control; soil moisture, soil temperature, and frost action; soil trafficability and subgrade stability for transportation facility engineering. Prerequisite: CEE 483.
Planning, design and operations of complex logistics systems: logistics costs; production, transportation and distribution systems; lot-sizing; traveling salesman problem (TSP) and vehicle routing problem (VRP); transshipments; facility location problem; supply chain management and inventory control; order instability; analytical methods and practical solution techniques. Prerequisite: CEE 310 and IE 310.
Fundamentals of traffic flow, traffic flow characteristics, statistical distributions of traffic flow parameter, traffic stream models, car following models, continuum follow models, shock wave analysis, queuing analysis, traffic flow models for intersections, network flow models and control, traffic simulation. Prerequisite: CEE 416 and knowledge of probability and statistics.
Theory and application of concepts in traffic signal systems control, signal timing design, signal cabinet components, signal controllers, traffic signal theory and control, vehicle detection technologies, communication methods, interconnected rail-highway crossing signals, signal coordination, and signal systems network. Field trips to observe or utilize equipment in the Traffic Operations Lab (TOL) in ATREL or similar facilities. Prerequisite: CEE 416.
Legal aspects of the construction process and the potential liability that engineers can incur through the design, and post-construction processes. Organization and operation of the American court system, contact formation, defenses, remedies, and typical areas of dispute, and design services contracts, torts, product liability, agency, business organizations, intellectual property, and risk managements. Mock trial of a recent construction-related case with the class serving as plaintiffs and defendants. Prerequisite: CEE 420, CEE 421, and CEE 422.
Case studies of bridges, tunnels, buildings, transportation systems, heavy industrial construction, waterways, and marine structures in the context of construction engineering and management. Research, a team-oriented term project, presentations, and discussions in studio-style format. Prerequisite: Two of CEE 420, CEE 421, and CEE 422.
Optimizing construction project decisions during the planning and construction phases including the optimization of bid decisions; contractor and material supplier selection; site layout planning; tradeoffs among construction time, cost and quality; repetitive construction scheduling; resource allocation and leveling; and building sustainability. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: One of CEE 420, CEE 421 or CEE 422.
Basic theories and applications of dispute avoidance and resolution techniques in the construction industry. Mechanisms to promote collaborative environments and resolve disputes in construction projects; the different steps in the Dispute Resolution Ladder and the main features of a conflict management plan; case studies of practical applications of disputes avoidance and resolution techniques in the construction industry throughout the world. Prerequisite: One of CEE 420, CEE 421, CEE 422.
State-of-the-art research and literature in the construction data modeling domain. Fundamental techniques of construction data modeling; existing construction data representation approaches and specifications for the architecture, engineering, and construction domain; building information models; capabilities and limitation of data process models and representation approaches and techniques. Prerequisite: Two of CEE 420, CEE 421, CEE 422.
Mathematical modeling of the movement and fate of pollutants and other substances in streams, lakes, and other natural water bodies. Development of one-, two-, and three-dimensional differential conservation equations, one-, two-, and three-dimensional steady-state and transient solutions. Finite difference, finite element, and finite particle methods. Lagrangian and Eulerian formulations, diffusion and dispersion tensors, numerical dispersion, and solution stability. Kinetic relationships describing important physical, chemical, and biochemical water constituent transformation phenomena. Field or laboratory experiment in model calibration and verification. Prerequisite: MATH 285, CEE 442, and CEE 451.
Fundamental concepts of uncertainty, risk, and reliability applied to environmental and water resources decision making. Chance constraints, Markov and Monte Carlo modeling, geostatistics, unconditional and conditional simulation, genetic algorithms, neural networks, simulated annealing, and a review of relevant portions of basic probability and statistical theory. Many techniques are applied to a real-world environmental decision making problem initially developed in CEE 434. Prerequisite: CEE 202 and CEE 434.
Theory and basic design of processes used in water and wastewater treatment, including adsorption, ion exchange, chemical oxidation and reduction, disinfection, sedimentation, filtration, coagulation, flocculation, and chemical precipitation. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in CEE 442 and CEE 443.
Theory and its application for design and operation of processes used in water and wastewater treatment; emphasis is on biological treatment processes and related processes for gas transfer, sludge dewatering, sludge disposal, and solids separations. Prerequisite: CEE 442 and CEE 443; credit or concurrent registration in CEE 444.
Evaluation and design of alternative treatment processes for hazardous waste sites contaminated with organic or metal wastes. Group design project due at the end of the term. Prerequisite: CEE 440.
Molecular-scale processes that control the fate of organic contaminants in natural environments and engineered treatment systems, including partitioning between environmental phases (water, air, organic, and biological phases), sorption onto solids (soils, sediments, aerosol particles), and transformation reactions (chemical, photochemical, and biochemical). Emphasis on quantitative approaches for predicting contaminant fate using thermodynamic principles and molecular property descriptors. Prerequisite: CEE 443 or NRES 490.
The overall goal of this course is to provide an in-depth knowledge of surface science principles. The specific goals are to elaborate the classical theories, to identify their limitations from a fundamental level, and to provide the state-of-the-art extensions of classical theories, and alternative approaches based on recent literature. The course also seeks to provide students with state-of-the-art experimental approaches, and to provide a link between surface science and the student's research project or other interests, which is pursued through literature discussion in presentations and term paper. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 442.
Principles of sampling for particles and gases in the field of air pollution; instrumental techniques relevant to the design of sampling systems used in process control, ambient air monitoring, and laboratory experiments; methods of sample analysis and their limitations. Same as ATMS 535. Prerequisite: CEE 446 and MATH 285.
Application of principles describing the generation, separation, and removal of air contaminants from gas streams generated by stationary sources. Typically includes local field trips to observe applications of the air quality control devices. Prerequisite: CEE 442 and CEE 446.
Application of deterministic and probabilistic concepts to simulate and analyze hydrologic systems; discussion of the theory and application of linear and nonlinear, lumped, and distributed systems techniques in modeling the various phases of the hydrologic cycle. Prerequisite: CEE 450.
Advanced hydraulics of free surface flow in rivers and open channels; discussion of theory, analytical and numerical solution techniques, and their applications to gradually and rapidly varied nonuniform flows, unsteady flow, and flow in open-channel networks. Prerequisite: CEE 451.
Multidisciplinary knowledge (hydrology, economics, systems engineering, etc.) and methodological skills (optimization, simulation, etc.) for river basic management. River basin characterization-natural and social features; water availability assessment based on hydrology, infrastructure, and policy; environmental flow requirements; water demand management and microeconomics theory; integrated river basic management modeling. Prerequisite: CEE 350 and CEE 434.
River morphology and characteristics of river sediment. Response of alluvial and bedrock rivers to changes in sediment supply, hydrology, and tectonics. Numerical modeling of river morphodynamics in gravel and sand bed rivers and deltas. Same as GEOL 573. Prerequisite: TAM 335.
Advanced quantitative treatment of catchment hydrology, focusing on analysis of observed hydrologic and hydroclimatic variability, and their interpretation in terms of the underlying processes. Concepts of heterogeneity and variability, scale and scaling, process change and process interactions will be emphasized. Theoretical foundations of hydrologic applications, such as flood estimation, water balance analyses, hydrologic modeling and associated scale problems will be discussed in sufficient detail to prepare students to undertake advanced research and professional practice. Prerequisite: CEE 450.
Physical processes involved in transport of pollutants by water; turbulent diffusion and longitudinal dispersion in rivers, pipes, lakes, and the ocean; diffusion in turbulent jets, buoyant jets, and plumes. Prerequisite: MATH 285 and TAM 335.
Theory and application of numerical methods, finite differences and finite element, for solving the equations of groundwater flow and solute transport; transport of chemically reacting solutes; model calibration and verification. Prerequisite: CEE 457 and MATH 285.
Physical processes of transportation and deposition of sediment particles in liquid bodies with particular emphasis on fluvial sediment problems; sediment in desilting basins; reservoirs and delta formation; erosion; stable channel design; river morphology. Prerequisite: CEE 551.
Theories of ultimate behavior of metal structural members with emphasis on buckling and stability of members and frames; theory of torsion applied to beam torsion, lateral-torsional buckling, curved beams with emphasis on design criteria; post-buckling strength of plates and post-buckling versus column behavior. Prerequisite: CEE 462.
Behavior of reinforced concrete members, including the relationships between behavior and building code requirements. Prerequisite: CEE 463.
This course introduces current practices in highway bridge design. It provides students with the background to understand the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) code. The course covers topics related the behavior, analysis, and design of bridge superstructure and substructure systems under various bridge loads. The course specifically addresses highway bridge types constructed using reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel. In addition, the course gets the students familiar with state-of-art methodologies adopted for bridge seismic retrofitting. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. This class will meet twice a week for 80 minutes per class. Prerequisite: CEE 460, CEE 461, CEE 472.
Theory and application of the finite element method; stiffness matrices for triangular, quadrilateral, and isoparametric elements; two- and three-dimensional elements; algorithms necessary for the assembly and solution; direct stress and plate bending problems for static, nonlinear buckling and dynamic load conditions; displacement, hybrid, and mixed models together with their origin in variational methods. Same as CSE 551. Prerequisite: CEE 471 or TAM 551.
Classical and first-order shear deformable plate and shell models: assumptions, applicability, valid boundary conditions, analytical solutions; finite element methods for plates and shells: convergence, instabilities, shear and membrane locking, mixed methods for plates and shells; implementation and verification of finite elements for plates and shells; buckling of plates and shells; boundary layer effects; introduction to high order hierarchical plates and shell models and to isogeometric analysis of shells. Same as CSE 554. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 471 or TAM 551. Credit or current registration in CEE 570 Finite Element Methods or ME 471 Finite Element Analysis.
Source mechanisms, stress waves, and site response of earthquake shaking; effect on the built environment; nature of earthquake actions on structures; fundamental structural response characteristics of stiffness, strength, and ductility; representation of the earthquake input in static and dynamic structural analysis; modeling of steel and concrete structures under earthquake effects; outputs for safety assessment; comprehensive source-to-design actions project. Prerequisite: CEE 472.
Advanced concepts in structural dynamics and fundamentals of experimental structural dynamics. Modern system theory; data acquisition and analysis; digital signal processing; experimental model analysis theory and implementation; random vibration concepts; system identification; structural health monitoring and damage detection; pseudo-dynamic testing and model-based simulation; smart structures technology (e.g., smart sensors; passive, active, and semi-active control). Prerequisite: CEE 472.
Application of probabilistic methods in describing and defining loads on structures with emphasis on the random fluctuation in time and space. Random vibration methods and applications to dynamic response of structures under wind and earthquake loads. Computer simulation of structural loads and responses. Probability-based safety criteria and review of current methods of selection of design loads and load combinations. Prerequisite: CEE 202 and CEE 472.
Fatigue and fracture behavior of metallic structures and connections; fatigue and fracture mechanics theory; generation and use of laboratory data; background and application of international testing and assessment standards. Same as AE 521. Prerequisite: One of CEE 471, TAM 451, TAM 551.
Nonlinear formulations in solid mechanics and nonlinear equation solving strategies; finite deformation (hyperelasticity) elastostatics and elastodynamics, semi-discrete weighted residual formulations, implicit and explicit time-stepping algorithms and stability analysis; theory of mixed finite element methods, strain-projection methods, and stabilized methods; mixed methods for nonlinear coupled-field problems. Same as CSE 552. Prerequisite: CEE 471 or TAM 445; CEE 470 or ME 471.
Theoretical foundations of inelasticity and advanced nonlinear material modeling techniques; constitutive models for inelastic response of metals, polymers, granular materials, biomaterials. Phenomenological models of viscoelasticity, viscoplasticity, elastoplasticity, porous plasticity and cyclic plasticity. Small-strain and finite-strain numerical implementation and code development. Same as CSE 553. Prerequisite: CEE 471 or TAM 551; CEE 570 or ME 471.
Classical and modern earth pressure theories and their experimental justification; pressures and bases for design of retaining walls, bracing of open cuts, anchored bulkheads, cofferdams, tunnels, and culverts. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in CEE 484.
Fundamentals of static and seismic slope stability and shear strength; seepage in composite sections and anisotropic materials; methods of stability analyses; mechanism of failure of natural and man-made slopes; compaction; field observations. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 483 - Applied Soil Mechanics.
Elastic solutions relevant to soil mechanics; permeability; general application of Terzaghi's theory of one-dimensional consolidation; advances in consolidation theories; mechanism of volume change; delayed and secondary compressibility and creep; theory of three-dimensional consolidation and solutions; radial flow and design of sand drains; analysis and control of settlement. Prerequisite: CEE 483.
Physico-chemical properties of soils; fabric and structure of soil; mechanism of shearing resistance; residual shear strength of overconsolidated clays and clay shales; long-term shear strength of overconsolidated clays; Hvorslev shear strength parameters; undrained shear strength of clays. Prerequisite: CEE 483.
Ultimate capacities and load-deflection of piles and drilled shafts subjected to compressive loads, tensile loads, and lateral loads; effects of duration of load, soil-structure interaction; two- and three-dimensional analysis of pile groups with closely-spaced piles; effects of installation; inspection of deep foundations and full-scale field tests. Prerequisite: CEE 484.
Rock classification, stress and strain, elastic and inelastic deformation, failure criteria, rock-fluid interaction, poroelasticity, fluid flow in rock, thermal effect on rock deformation, geo-energy applications. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 483 and TAM 451.
Application of rock mechanics to engineering problems; shear strength of rock masses; dynamic and static stability of rock slopes; deformability of rock masses; design of pressure tunnel linings and dam foundations; controlled blasting and blasting vibrations; tunnel support; machine tunneling; design and construction of large underground openings; field instrumentation. Prerequisite: CEE 586.
Seismic hazard analysis, cyclic response of soils and rock; wave propagation through soil and local site effects; liquefaction and post liquefaction behavior, seismic soil-structure of foundations and underground structures, seismic design of retaining walls, underground structures and tunnels. Construction and machine vibrations. Blasting. Prerequisite: CEE 472 and CEE 483.
Numerical modeling, multi-phase domain equations, constitutive modeling of soils and rock, continuum and discrete element modeling. Upper and lower bound limit analysis methods. Simulation of soil-structure interaction problems and construction activities. Prerequisite: CEE 483. Recommended: one of AE 420, CEE 470, CSE 451, or ME 471.
Discussion of observational method in geotechnical engineering. Historical, theoretical, experimental, and empirical development of in-situ tests and instrumentation in geotechnical engineering. Practical applications and limitation of field testing devices and instruments. Interpretation of test results and measurements for geotechnical site characterization. Discussion of data acquisition systems and data management. Introduction of emerging technologies in field testing and instrumentation. Prerequisite: CEE 483 and CEE 484.
Introduction to applied probability theory and random processes, Bayesian analysis of model uncertainties. Formulation of reliability for components and systems. Exact solutions for special cases. Approximate solutions by second-moments, first- and second-order reliability methods (FORM and SORM), the response surface method, simulation methods including importance sampling techniques. Reliability-based optimal design and probabilistic design codes. Time- and space-variant reliability formulations. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: CEE 491.
Fundamental concepts of sustainability and resilience in urban systems, including the complex interactions among human, engineered, and natural systems. Project-based format, focusing on real-world problems solicited from government agencies, industry, and non-governmental organizations in one or more partnering cities. Students work in multidisciplinary teams with faculty advisors from multiple departments and colleges. Same as NRES 592 and UP 576. Prerequisite: One of ATMS 421, CEE 491, NRES 439, UP 456, UP 480, or equivalent course related to sustainable urban systems; and one of NRES 454, UP 418, GEOG 480, or equivalent course related to geographic information systems (GIS).
History of development of tunneling design and methods. Relationship of geology on anticipated ground response to tunneling. Study of tunneling methods unique to tunnels in soil, tunnels in rock, caverns in soils and caverns in rock. Analysis approaches for tunnels in soils and rock. Geotechnical Baselines report and other risk allocation tools for tunnel construction. Case histories of tunneling projects. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. The course lectures will be scheduled for twice a week for 80 minutes each class during a 16 week semester. Prerequisite: CEE 483 required. Credit or concurrent enrollment in CEE 484 is required.
Discussion of current topics in civil and environmental engineering and related fields by staff, students, and visiting lecturers. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.
Individual investigations or studies of any phase of civil engineering selected by the student and approved by the adviser and the staff member who will supervise the investigation. May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.
Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.