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410-3 Hazardous Waste Engineering.

Analysis of hazardous waste generation, storage, shipping, treatment, and disposal. Source reduction methods. Government regulations. Remedial action. Prerequisite: 310.

412-3 Contaminant Fate, Transport and Remediation in Groundwater.

Mathematics of flow and mass transport in the saturated and vadose zones; retardation and attenuation of dissolved solutes; flow of nonaqueous phase liquids; review of groundwater remediation technologies; review of flow and transport models. Prerequisite: CE 310 and 320.

413-3 Collection Systems Design.

Design of wastewater and storm water collection systems including installation of buried pipes. Determination of design loads and flows, system layout and pipe size. Prerequisite: 310 and 370a.

416-3 Surface Water Quality Modeling.

Quantification of physical, biological, and chemical processes occurring in natural freshwater ecosystems. Mathematical analysis of the effects due to conservative and non-conservative pollutant loadings to lakes and rivers. Detailed study of dissolved oxygen mass balance modeling and eutrophication. Prerequisite: 310; concurrent enrollment allowed in CE 418 or GEOL 416 or GEOL 418.

418-3 Water and Wastewater Treatment.

A study of the theory and design of water and wastewater treatment systems, including physical, chemical, and biological processes. Topics include sedimentation, biological treatment, hardness removal, filtration, chlorination and residuals management. Prerequisite: CE 310, ENGR 370A and ENGR 351.

419-3 Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment.

Advanced concepts in the analysis and design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Topics include advanced physical, chemical and biological processes. Emphasis is on the treatment and disposal of sludges, design of facilities, advanced treatment principles, and toxics removal. Prerequisite: CE 418.

421-3 Foundation Design.

Application of soil mechanics to the design of the foundations of structures; subsurface exploration; bearing capacity and settlement analysis of shallow foundations; lateral earth pressures and design of retaining walls; capacity and settlement of pile foundations for vertical axial loads. Prerequisite:CE 320.

422-3 Environmental Geotechnology.

Geotechnical aspects of land disposal of solid waste and remediation, solute transport in saturated soils, waste characterization and soil-waste interaction, engineering properties of municipal wastes, construction quality control of liners, slope stability and settlement considerations, use of geosynthetics and geotextiles, cap design, gas generation, migration and management. Prerequisite: CE 310 and CE 320.

423-3 Geotechnical Engineering in Professional Practice.

Application of principles of geotechnical engineering in a real-world setting; planning, managing and executing geotechnical projects; developing proposals and geotechnical project reports; interpreting and using recommendations developed by geotechnical engineers; total quality management, professional liability and risk management. Prerequisite: CE 320, 421 or concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

426-3 Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis.

Seepage through soils; numerical and physical modeling of two dimensional flow; basic mechanism of slope stability analysis; analytical methods in analyzing slopes; slope stabilization. Additional project and presentation required for students taking this course instead of CE 426. Prerequisites: CE 320 or consent of instructor.

431-3 Pavement Design.

Design of highway and airport systems: subgrades, subbases, and bases; soil stabilization; stresses in pavements; design of flexible and rigid pavements; cost analysis and pavement selection; and pavement evaluation and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: 320 and 330.

432-3 Computer Aided Design and Drawing (CADD) for Civil Engineers.

A study of civil engineering drawings and their relationship to engineering design in the CADD environment. Emphasis is on the skills associated with developing and understanding technical drawings, including construction plans and related documents, for engineering design. Computer based design and drawing techniques and related software. Includes 3 hours lab per week. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CE 263.

440-3 Statically Indeterminate Structures.

Analysis of trusses, beams, and frames. Approximate methods. Method of consistent deformations. Three-moment theorem. Slope deflection. Moment distribution. Column analogy. Plastic analysis. Matrix methods. Prerequisite: 340.

441-3 Matrix Methods of Structural Analysis.

Flexibility method and stiffness method applied to framed structures. Introduction to finite elements. Prerequisite: 340.

442-3 Structural Steel Design.

An introduction to structural steel design with emphasis on buildings. Design of structural members and typical welded and bolted connections in accordance with the specifications of the Steel Construction Manual of Steel Construction (AISC). Design project and report required. Prerequisite: 340.

444-3 Reinforced Concrete Design.

Behavior and strength design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, compression members and footings. Prerequisite: 340.

445-3 Fundamental Theory of Earthquake Engineering.

The nature and mechanics of earthquakes. Plate tectonics, types of faulting, recording and measuring ground motion. Analysis of free and forced vibration of a single degree of freedom system. Steady state and transient response. Impulse response function. Dynamic amplification and resonance. Response to ground motion. Response spectrum analysis. Prerequisite: CE 340, 320 or consent of instructor.

446-3 Prestressed Concrete Design.

Fundamental concepts of analysis and design. Materials. Flexure, shear, and torsions. Deflections. Prestress losses. Composite beams. Indeterminate structures. Slabs. Bridges. Prerequisite: 444.

447-3 Seismic Design of Structures.

Basic seismology, earthquake characteristics and effects of earthquakes on structures, vibration and diaphragm theories, seismic provisions of the International Building Code, general structural design and seismic resistant concrete and steel structures. Prerequisite: 442 or 444, concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

448-3 Structural Design of Highway Bridges.

Structural design of highway bridges in accordance with the specifications of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO); superstructure includes concrete decks, steel grinders, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete grinders; substructure includes abutments, wingwalls, piers, and footings. Prerequisite: 442 or 444, concurrent enrollment or consent of instructor.

451-3 Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering Applications.

An introduction to finite element techniques and computer methods in finite element applications. Theory and structure of algorithms for one-dimensional and multi-dimensional problems. Applications in solid mechanics, structural analysis, groundwater and fluid flow, and heat transfer. Prerequisite: ENGR 351.

471-3 Groundwater Hydrology.

Analysis of groundwater flow and the transport of pollution by subsurface flow; applications to the design of production wells and remediation of polluted areas; finite difference methods for subsurface analyses. Prerequisite: 370 or consent of instructor.

472-3 Open Channel Hydraulics.

Open channel flow, energy and momentum, design of channels, gradually varied flow computations, practical problems, spatially varied flow, rapidly varied flow, unsteady flow, flood routing, method of characteristics. Prerequisite: 474 or consent of instructor.

473-3 Hydrologic Analysis and Design.

Hydrological cycle, stream-flow analysis, hydrographs generations, frequency analysis, flood routing, watershed analysis, urban hydrology, flood plain analysis. Application of hydrology to the design of small dams, spillways, drainage systems. Prerequisite: ENGR 370A.

474-3 Water Resources Engineering.

Hydrological Cycle, Flow Estimation, Study of pipe flow, network systems, pump selection, open channel flow, uniform flow, critical flow, gradually varied flow, rapidly varied flow, Introduction to HEC-RAS, design of transitions, water surface profiles. Prerequisite: ENGR 370A.

486-3 Nondestructive Evaluation of Engineering Materials.

Overview of common nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, such as visual inspection, eddy current, X-ray, and ultrasonics, to measure physical characteristics of and to detect defects in enginering materials.  Laboratory experiments include contact ultrasonic, magnetic particle, liquid penetrant, and infrared thermography methods of testing. Prerequisite: 320 and 330.

500-1 to 4 Seminar.

Collective and/or individual study of selected issues and problems relating to various areas of civil engineering. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

510-3 Hazardous Waste Engineering.

Analysis of hazardous waste generation, storage, shipping, treatment, and disposal. Source reduction methods. Government regulations. Remedial action. Design projects and presentation required. (cross listed with CE410) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the program or consent of instructor.

511-3 Nanotechnology and Subsurface Remediation.

Conventional and emerging nanotechnology-based remediation technologies for subsurface environment; review of current soil and groundwater remediation technologies; sediment remediation, nano-synthesis, characterization and nanotechnology-driven remediation technologies and materials. Prerequisite: Special approval needed from the instructor.

512-3 Contaminant Fate, Transport and Remediation in Groundwater.

Mathematics of flow and mass transport in the saturated and vadose zones; retardation and attenuation of dissolved solutes; flow of nonaqueous phase liquids; review of groundwater remediation technologies; review of flow and transport models; modeling project. (cross listed with CE412) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

514-3 Environmental Engineering Chemistry.

Fundamentals as well as frontiers in aquatic chemistry, environmental organic chemistry, and environmental biochemistry. Topics include thermodynamics and kinetics of redox reactions, linear free energy relations, abiotic organic compound transformations, stoichiometry, energetics and kinetics of microbial reactions, biochemical basis of the transformation of key organic and inorganic pollutants in the environment. Prerequisite: CE 418 or consent of instructor.

516-3 Surface Water Quality Modeling.

Quantification of physical, biological, and chemical processes occurring in natural freshwater ecosystems. Mathematical analysis of the effects due to conservative and non-conservative pollutant loadings to lakes and rivers. Detailed study of dissolved oxygen mass balance modeling and eutrophication. Design projects and presentation required. (cross listed with CE416) Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the program or consent of instructor.

517-3 Industrial Waste Treatment.

Theories and methods of treating industrial wastes. Case studies of major industrial waste problems and their solutions. Prerequisite: 418.

518-3 Advanced Biological Treatment Processes.

The biochemical and microbial aspects of converting substrate to bacterial cell mass or products and its use in various phases of industry (both fermentation and wastewater treatment). Design of activated sludge and trickling filter plants from lab data obtained on explicit wastes from both industry and municipalities. Prerequisite: 418.

519-3 Triple E Sustainability - Environment Energy and Economy.

Principles, goals, and practical applications of sustainable development; major theories and issues related to sustainability in the areas of environmental resource use, energy production, and process life cycle analysis; identify and design sustainable approaches on common areas of interest to the society, such as buildings, transportation, food, industry processes, and ecology. Special approval needed from the instructor.

520-3 Advanced Soil Mechanics.

Advanced theories in soil mechanics, stress distribution in soils, seepage, consolidation, shear strength, settlement analysis and stability of slopes. Prerequisite: 320, 350, 421 or concurrent enrollment.

521-3 Soil Improvement.

Methods of soil stabilization, compaction, dynamic compaction, chemical treatment, compaction piling, stone columns, dewatering, soil reinforcement with stirrups, geomembranes and geogrids, ground freezing, stabilization of industrial wastes. Prerequisite: 320, 421.

522-3 Advanced Foundation Engineering.

Case histories of foundation failure, bearing capacity theories, shallow foundations, deep foundations, piles under vertical and horizontal loads, pier foundations, foundations for difficult soil conditions, soil improvement. Prerequisite: 421.

523-3 Soil Dynamics.

Problems in dynamic loading of soils, dynamic soil properties, liquefaction, dynamic earth pressure, foundations for earthquake and other dynamic loads. Prerequisite: 320 and 421.

524-3 Advanced Soil Testing.

Review of basic laboratory tests on soils, hands-on training for performing advanced laboratory tests on soils such as: triaxial compression, flexible wall permeability, one-dimensional consolidation, and California bearing ratio, understanding ASTM standards, sample preparation, data reduction and interpretation, and development of detailed laboratory test reports. Prerequisites: CE 421, or consent of instructor.

525-3 Foundations for Dynamic Loads.

Dynamic loads due to natural and man-made phenomena, damage to humans and the environment, property loss, analytical models for response analysis of foundation-soil systems for steady state, seismic and impact loads, design criteria, determination of soil properties, stiffness and damping of foundation-soil systems, design of shallow and deep foundations for various types of dynamic loads, computer applications, case histories of damage. Prerequisites: CE 421 and CE 445 or consent of instructor.

526-3 Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis. (Same as CE 426) Seepage through soils; numerical and physical modeling of two dimensional flow; basic mechanism of slope stability analysis; analytical methods in analyzing slopes; slope stabilization. Additional project and presentation required for students taking this course instead of CE 426. Prerequisites: CE 320 or consent of instructor.

530-3 Advances in Materials and Testing.

An introduction to advances in concrete technology; High strength concrete; Light-weight concrete; Cement and polymer composites; and Non-destructive testing. Fundamental concepts, manufacture, performance, testing, design methodology and applications. Prerequisites: CE 330 or consent of instructor.

540-3 Structural Dynamics.

Analysis of the dynamic response of multidegree-of-freedom framed structures. Structural idealizations. Matrix formulation. Lagrange’s equations. Response calculation by mode-superposition and direct integration methods. Analysis for earthquakes. Prerequisite: 340 or consent of instructor.

542-3 Nonlinear Structural Analysis.

Analysis of the nonlinear response of framed structures subjected to static and dynamic loads. Structural idealizations. Response calculation by incremental and iterative techniques. Instability phenomena of snap-through and bifurcation. Post-buckling behavior. Approximate formulations. Detection of instability under dynamic loads. Prerequisite: 441 or 551 or consent of instructor.

544-3 Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete.

Deep beams, shear friction. Slab, beam, girder systems. Monolithic joints. Retaining walls. Deflections. Length effects on columns. Two-way floor systems. Yield line theory. Torsion. Seismic design. Prerequisite: 444.

545-3 Advanced Steel Design.

Economical use of high strength steel; behavior and design bolted and welded building connections, plate girders and composite steel-concrete beams; brittle fracture and fatigue; and low-rise and industrial-type buildings. Prerequisite: 442.

551-3 Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering Applications. (Same as Mechanical Engineering 565).

An introduction to finite element techniques and computer methods in finite element applications. Theory and structure of algorithms for one-dimensional and multi-dimensional problems. Applications in solid mechanics, structural analysis, groundwater and fluid flow, and heat transfer, projects and presentations. Prerequisite: ENGR 351 or consent of instructor.

552-3 Theory of Elasticity.

Stress and strain equations of elasticity; equilibrium equations; compatibility equations; stress functions; applications of elasticity in solving engineering problems in two and three dimensions. Prerequisite: ENGR 350A,B and Mathematics 305.

553-3 Theory of Plasticity. (Same as Mechanical Engineering 513) Criteria for onset of yielding, isotropic and kinematic strain hardening; flow rules for plastic strains; elastic plastic bending and torsion, slip line field theory; plane stress problems; limit analysis. Prerequisite: ENGR 350A,B and Mathematics 305 or consent of instructor.

554-3 Experimental Mechanics.

An introduction of various experimental techniques that are commonly used to determine properties such as deformation, straining, surface contour, etc. The topics to be covered include the principles of strain gage technology, theory of photoelasticity, piezoelectric accelerometer, laser based interferometry, image processing and analysis, and reverse mechanics. The specific areas of practical application for each type of experimentation will be discussed. Prerequisite: 350.

556-3 Theory of Laminate Composite Structures.

Orthotropic and Anisotropic Materials, Laminated Plate Theory, Ritz Method, Galerkin’s Method, bending, buckling and vibration of laminated structures. Prerequisite: 350 and Mathematics 215.

557-3 Advanced Mechanics of Materials. (Same as Mechanical Engineering 566).

Advanced topics in mechanics of materials including: elasticity equations; torsion of non-circular sections; generalized bending including curved beams and elastic foundations; shear centers; failure criteria including yielding, fracture and fatigue; axisymmetric problems including both thick and thin walled bodies; contact stresses; and stress concentration. Prerequisite: 350 and Engineering 222.

558-3 Reliability in Engineering Applications. 

An overview of principles and methods for quantifying the uncertainty in planning, design, testing and operation of engineering systems. Topics include probability theory, random variables, multivariate distributions, regression and correlation analyses, Monte Carlo simulations, and Bayesian approaches. Concepts are illustrated with examples from various areas of engineering, with particular emphasis on civil engineering applications. Prerequisite: ENGR 351 or consent of instructor.

570-3 Sedimentation Engineering.

Introduction to the transport of granular sediment by moving fluids; analysis of regional degradation, aggradation and local scour in alluvial channels; investigation of sediment sources, yield and control. Prerequisite: 474 or consent of instructor.

571-3 Water Resources Systems Engineering and Management.

Philosophy of water resources planning; economic, social and engineering interactions related to water quantity; quantitative optimal planning methodologies for the design and operation of hydrosystems; guest lecturers; projects/case studies. Prerequisite: 474 or consent of instructor.

572-3 Advanced Hydraulic Design.

Design and analysis of stormwater control and conveyance systems, dams, spillways, outlet works, stilling basins, culverts and other complex hydraulic systems. Prerequisite: 474 or consent of instructor.

573-3 Modeling of Hydrosystems.

Hydraulic and hydrologic modeling; theory and application of common surface and subsurface flow models such as HEC–RAS, HEC–6, FLDWAV, DAMBRK, MODFLOW and MODPATH. Prerequisite: 474 or consent of instructor.

592-1 to 5 Special Investigations in Civil Engineering.

Advanced Civil Engineering Topics and/or problems in (a) Structural Engineering, (b) Hydraulic Engineering, (c) Environmental Engineering, (d)Geotechnical Engineering, (e) Fluid Flow Analysis, (f) Computational Mechanics, (g) Composite Materials, and (h) Stress Analysis. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor.

593-3 Civil Engineering Project.

Advanced project on topics such as case studies, engineering design, testing and analysis methods, computer modeling, or any other topic focusing on engineering practice.  Detailed project report is required.  Prerequisite:  graduate standing and consent of instructor. 

599-1 to 6 Thesis.

601-1 per semester Continuing Enrollment. 

For those graduate students who have not finished their degree programs and who are in the process of working on their dissertation, thesis, or research paper. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 hours of dissertation research, or the minimum thesis, or research hours before being eligible to register for this course. Concurrent enrollment in any other course is not permitted. Graded S/U or DEF only.