CE - Civil Engineering Course Descriptions

CE G0000 Selected Topics in Civil Engineering

Advanced topics chosen for their current interest to graduate students. 

CE G0200: High-Rise Building Design and Analysis 

CE G0300: FRP Composites in Structural Engineering 

CE G0800: Graphical Information Systems for Water Resources 

CE G1300: Wind Effects on Structures 

CE G2400: Advanced Geomechanics 

CE G2500: Construction Engineering 

CE G3100: For-Hire Transportation: Regulation and Policy 

CE G3500: Transportation Safety 

CE G4200: GIS Transportation Data Modeling 

CE G4500: Advanced Transportation Analysis 

CE G4600: Sustainable Transportation 

CE G4900: Transportation Network Analysis 

CE G5600: Advanced Traffic Engineering 

CE G7100: Water and Wastewater Treatment 

CE G7300: Surface Water Quality Modeling 

CE G7400: Remediation Technologies for Hazardous Wastes and Sites 

CE G7800: Solid Waste Reuse and Recycling 

CE G8100: Macro-Scale Hydrology 

CE G8400: Air Quality Modeling 

CE G8600: Air Pollution Measurement 

CE G9100: Water Resources Systems Analysis 

CE G9500: Remote Sensing in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 

CE G9700: Numerical Methods and Simulation of Fluid Flow 

CE G9800: Sustainability in Engineering

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE G0800 Geogrph Info Sys Ce

GEOGRPH INFO SYS CE

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE G0801 GIS Water Resources

Gis Water Resources

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE G1101 Advanced Data Analysis

Exploratory data analysis including locating hot spots, quantiles and proportions. Analysis and modeling of engineering data that includes detecting trends, seasonality and distributional properties, Spatio-temporal variability in data, Dependence measures, Building generalized linear and non-linear cross-validated predictive, Introductory hierarchical Bayesian modeling.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE G1300 Wind Effects on Structures

Credits

3

CE G2500 Construction Engineering

Credits

3

CE G3500 Transportation Safety

Credits

3

CE G4200 GIS Transportation Data Modeling

Credits

3

CE G4500 Advanced Transportation Analysis

Credits

3

CE G4900 Transportation Network Analysis

Credits

3

CE G7100 Water and Wastewater Treatment

Credits

3

CE G7300 Surface Water Quality Modeling

Credits

3

CE G7400 Remediation Technologies for Hazardous Wastes and Sites

Credits

3

CE G8100 Macro-Scale Hydrology

Macro-Scale Hydrology

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE G9100 Water Resources Systems Analysis

Credits

3

CE H0200 Transportation Economics

The basic economics of transportation and the tools of economic analysis used to analyze transportation activities, firms and government policies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Undergraduate courses in economics and calculus.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H0700 Advanced Hydraulics

Open channel hydraulics of artificial and natural water-courses, including roughness and shape characteristics; surface curve calculation by step methods and by integration methods. Delivery of canals. Hydraulics of spillways and stilling basins, including chute spillways, drop structures, gate and side channel spillways.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 36500.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H0800 Applied Hydraulics in Engineering

Hydraulic principles utilized in design of structures, such as spillways, dams, drop structures, gate and side channel spillways, and water transport systems. Studies of erosion, sediments, their transport and deposition. Similarity, dimensional analysis, and modeling techniques as applied to hydraulic systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 36500.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H1000 Analytical Methods in Civil Engineering

Survey of analytical methods encountered in Civil Engineering: ordinary differential equations (first and second order), linear algebra (inverse matrices, eigenvectors), differential equations systems, partial differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier Analysis, vector analysis (line and surface integrals, Green, Stokes and Gauss theorems), probability and statistics (probability distributions, sampling distributions of mean and standard deviation), and optimization (gradient search, simplex method). Applications in Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, Water Resources, and Transportation Engineering.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H2000 Traffic Engineering

Traffic flow theory, including fundamental diagram, microscopic models, and macroscopic models. Analysis of traffic data, including capacity and performance assessment. Network models and simulation. Advanced technology applications for data collection, traffic control, and real-time system management. This course is crosslisted with CE 52000 Highway Engineering, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 52000.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32700

Corequisites

CE 32600, CE 31600

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H2100 Flex & Rigid Pvmnts

Flex & Rigid Pvmnts

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H2400 Airport Design and Planning

Planning of individual airports and statewide airport systems. Functional design of air and landscape facilities. Orientation, number, and length of runways. Concepts of airport capacity. Passenger and freight terminal facility requirements. Airport access systems. FAA operating requirements. Financial, safety, and security issues. Design and planning for maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H2600 Rail System Design

Design of light and heavy rail facilities for passenger and freight operations. Track structure. Alternative technologies for construction, guidance and communications. Maintenance of way. This course is cross listed with CE 52600 Rail System Design, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 52600.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32700

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H3000 Advanced Strength of Materials

Introduction to elasticity including basic ideas of stress, strain, and constitutive relations. Theories of failure and fracture. Analysis of unsymmetrical bending. Shear center and shear flow. Torsion. Twisting of thin-walled sections. Buckling criteria. This course is crosslisted with CE 53000 Advanced Strength of Materials, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 53000.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 33200, CE 33500, MATH 39200

Corequisites

CE 32600

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H4000 Highway Engineering

The design of highway alignment and route location. Basic elements of highway design, including pavement type, earth¬work and drainage. Importance and consequences of maintenance and engineering economics; life-cycle cost analysis. This course is cross listed with CE 54000 Highway Engineering, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 54000.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32700

Corequisites

CE 32600

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H4100 Highway and Airport Construction

Overview of highway and airport engineering and construction; highways vs. airports; urban vs. rural highways. Construction planning, organization and cost estimating; construction scheduling using computer packages, e.g., Primavera; construction tracking. Construction operations: mobilization, removal, disposal, placement; management of equipment, material, labor, money; cash flow accounting. Construction specifications: quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC); investigation of environmental impacts and mitigation measures. Site investigation and project preparation. This course is crosslisted with CE 54100 Highway and Airport Construction, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 54100.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32700.

Corequisites

CE 32600.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H4500 Urban Transportation

Historical development of urban surface transportation systems. Stakeholders, user and operating characteristics, and infrastructure elements for passenger motor vehicle, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and freight modes. Safety, environmental, and financial considerations. Regulations and technology applications. This course is crosslisted with CE 54500 Urban Transportation, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 54500.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32600

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H4600 Environmental Issues in Transportation

Survey of transportation-related environmental issues. The pollutants and their impacts on human health and welfare. Environmental law and regulations. Air pollution, water pollution, noise. Environmental impact statement.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H4700 Urban Freight and City Logistics

Core concepts, challenges and methods of urban freight and city logistics. Fundamentals of urban spatial structure, drivers of urban changes. Freight distribution methods and stakeholders. Externalities of freight operations. Urban freight data sources and data collection strategies. Policies and mitigation strategies, and analytical methodologies supporting decision-making. Illustrative case studies. This course is cross listed with CE 54700 Urban Freight and City Logistics, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 54700.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32600

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H4800 Transit Systems: Planning and Operations

Basic techniques of service area analysis, route development, scheduling, revenue estimation, and service improvements for fixed route bus and rail transit. Integration of fixed route transit with paratransit, matching mode with service area, relationship of transportation department with other departments, budgeting, and policy setting also will be discussed. This course is crosslisted with CE 54800 Transit Systems: Planning and Operation, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 54800.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 32600

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H5000 Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Mechanical properties of reinforced concrete materials including shrinkage, and creep. Ultimate load theory and ultimate strength design. Moment-curvature and load-deflection relationships. Columns subjected to biaxial bending. Combined shear and torsion. Design of flat plates and two-way slabs. Yield line theory. This course is crosslisted with CE 55000 Advanced Reinforced Concrete, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 55000.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 33500, CE 44100.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H5100 Prestressed Concrete

Properties of prestressed concrete materials. Simple, composite and continuous prestressed beams. Prestressed rigid frames, buildings and bridges.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 33500, CE 44100.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H5200 Bridge Engineering

General considerations for design and load capacity evaluation of highway bridges. Introduction to Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) philosophy. Bridge loads. Influence lines. Grillage analysis of bridges. Reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges. Composite steel bridges. Bridge substructures. Load rating. Introduction to seismic analysis and design.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 44000, CE 44100, CE 44200.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H5300 Advanced Structural Design

Structural loads. Behavior of structural steel members. Simple shear and moment connections. Plate girders. Composite construction. Fatigue and fracture of structural materials. Braced and unbraced frames. Plastic analysis and design.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 44200, CE 33500.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H5500 Concrete Sustainability

Concepts, knowledge and methods for producing environmentally-friendly concrete. Concept of sustainable development. Properties of concrete. Environmental impact of cement production. Types of aggregates and their effect on durability and performance of concrete. Use of waste materials and industrial byproducts in concrete. Enhancement of short-term and long-term properties of concrete. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of concretes with alternative compositions. This course is crosslisted with CE 55500 Concrete Sustainability, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 55500.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 44100

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H5700 Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation of Structures

Mechanics of damage and deterioration of structural materials. Nondestructive techniques. Condition assessment of structures. Service life prediction, rating and load capacity evaluation of structural systems. Structural repair and strengthening methods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 34000, CE 44100, CE 44200.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H6300 Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination

Course provides introduction to governing equations of flow and transport in groundwater. Topics include Darcy's Law, the flow equation, piezometric contours, confined and unconfined flow in aquifers, radial flow towards wells, flow through leaky layers and transient flow due to compressibility effects. Flow and retention in the unsaturated zone, soil-water characteristic curves and the Richards equation are examined. Course also covers material on contaminant transport in groundwater including the advection-dispersion equation, transport through heterogeneous media and the transformation and retardation of solutes.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 35000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H6400 Environmental Engineering Analysis

Study of microorganisms and biochemical reactions involved in the purification of wastewaters by both aerobic and anaerobic treatment systems. Metabolic reactions, growth patterns and population dynamics. Review of chemical reactions as they relate to the analysis and purification of water. Data collection and interpretation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 47400 or departmental approval.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H6500 Statistical Methods in Water Resources

Application of statistics to water resources and environmental pollution studies/monitoring. Sampling environmental population, sampling design, simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, systematic sampling, locating hot spots, quantiles, proportions, means. Topics include analysis of trends, seasonality, outlier detection, normal and log normal distribution, and time series.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Graduate standing.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H6600 Engineering Hydrology

Elements of hydrometeorology. Analyzing precipitation and using statistical methods. Design storm determination. Basin characteristics, runoffs and losses. Stream flow data, extension of data, overland flow, and design floods. Unit hydrograph method. Sediments, their transport and deposition. Application of hydrologic design.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 36500.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H7100 Water Quality Analysis

Acid-base titration curves and acid-base indicators, alkalinity and the carbonate system, buffer intensity and design, optical methods of analysis, the spectrophotometer and Beer’s law, colorimetric analysis of phosphate, colorimetric analysis of ammonia, chelation analysis of iron, calcium carbonate equilibria, solubility product determination, Chemical Oxygen Demand, determination of forms of aqueous chlorine, reactions of aqueous chlorine with ammonia, adsorption on activated carbon, kinetics of ferrous iron oxidation. This course is crosslisted with CE 57100 Water Quality Analysis, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 57100.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 47400

Contact Hours

5

CE H7200 Principles of Water and Waste Water Quality

Credits

3

CE H7400 Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Sources, volumes, and characteristics of industrial wastewaters. Federal and local pretreatment regulations, including categorical standards. Uses of applicable biological, absorption, stripping, precipitation, chemical oxidation, reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration processes. Recovery methods and sludge handling and disposal.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 57100.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H7500 Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering

Physical-chemical unit operations in drinking water and wastewater purification. Process kinetics, ideal/nonideal reactor design, mixing, coagulation/flocculation, discrete/flocculant settling, filtration, air stripping, disinfection, adsorption, ion exchange and membrane technologies.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 57100.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H7600 Unit Processes in Environmental Engineering

Biological processes used to treat municipal wastewaters for BOD and nutrient removal: Activated sludge, trickling filters, rotating biological contactors, secondary settling and sludge thickening. Sludge stabilization processes, chemical and biological both aerobic and anaerobic.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 57100

Corequisites

CE H7700.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H7700 Biological Systems in Environmental Engineering

Procaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure, origin and evolution of modern eukaryotes, microbial diversity and classification. Energy sources, chemolithotrophs, photolithotrophs, chemoorganotrophs, fermentation, respiration. Culture of microorganisms, types of culture media, enumeration of microbes in natural populations. Effects of environmental factors on growth. Virus structure, quantification, replication lysogeny, microbial genetics, mutations, recombinations, transformations, eukaryotic microbial genetics. Biogeochemical mineral cycling, detritus, wastewater microbiology, eutrophication.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H8300 Air Pollution and Control

Effects of air pollution on humans and on the environment. Clean Air Act and its Amendments. Mobile and industrial sources of air pollution and emission inventories of pollutants across the US and in NY. Pollution prevention vs. pollution control. Air pollution control from industrial, mobile and area sources, to meet needed removal efficiency, with an emphasis on control of gaseous and particulate air pollution from industrial sources. This course is cross listed with CE 58300 Air Pollution and Control, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 58300.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Math 39100 (C min)

Corequisites

CE 47400

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H8400 Solid Waste Management

Physical, chemical and biological characterization of municipal solid waste streams. Generation, transport (collection and distribution), handling and disposal of municipal solid waste streams. Technologies used in source and field separation of solid wastes. Disposal of source separated and commingled solid wastes. Terminal disposal of solid wastes – planning, design and operation of landfills and thermal conversion facilities. Generation and treatment of landfill leachates. Recycling of municipal solid wastes. Characterization and disposal of hazardous wastes. Required field trip. This course is crosslisted with CE 58400 Solid Waste Management, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 58400.

Credits

3

Corequisites

CE 47400

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE H9000 Foundation Engineering

Soil exploration and sampling. Engineering properties of soils. Bearing capacity and settlement of foundations. Beams on elastic foundation. Design of footings and mats. Bearing capacity and settlement of piles and pile groups. Analysis of pile-raft foundations. Design of retaining structures. Slope stability. This course is crosslisted with CE 59000 Foundation Engineering, and therefore is not available to students who have already completed CE 59000.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 33500, CE 34500.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I0000 Seminars

Recent developments in civil engineering; students report on assigned subjects. Topics to be announced.

Credits

Variable cr.

CE I1700 Finite Element Methods in Engineering

Equilibrium and variational formulations of finite element methods. Plane, axisymmetric, and shell elements. Isoparametric elements. Static and transient response of structures. Applications in potential flow, electrostatic thermal conduction field problems, and diffusion equations.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 44000 and CE 53000; Pre/coreq: CE H1000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I1900 Advanced Finite Elements

Finite Element formulation and discretization for transient problems. Explicit and implicit time integration methods. Stability and convergence. Computational techniques for fracture mechanics. Singularity elements. Numerical evaluation of J-integral. Material nonlinear analysis. Plasticity models. Iterative methods.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE I1700.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2000 Travel Demand Forecasting

Consumer demand theory. Travel demand functions. Transportation cost and supply functions. Disaggregate and aggregate travel destination, route and modal choice models. Illustrations in practical situations for various modes.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE I2400 or approval of the instructor.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2200 Transportation Asset Management

Definition of asset and asset management systems: definition, attributes, components, goals and objectives, benefits; consequences of poor asset management. Transportation assets: physical plant, equipment, real estate, employees, customer goodwill, investments, funding sources. Valuation and preservation of value: replacement asset value vs. depreciated asset value; minimizing real depreciation, maintaining asset value. Direct vs. indirect revenues; balance sheets: assets and liabilities, revenues and expenditures, return on investment; cash flow and income statements; depreciation schedules. Life-cycle cost analysis. Application to road, rail, airport, port, bridges, buses, trains, utilities, human resources, etc., with student projects and presentations.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2300 Pavement Management Systems

Planning, budgeting, funding, designing, constructing, monitoring, maintaining and rehabilitating a paved road network. Project vs. network Pavement Management Systems. Life cycle investment analysis and asset valuation. Pavement evaluation and performance. Structural capacity and safety. Design of alternatives and selection of optimal strategies. Pavement monitoring techniques. Implementation of PMS in highway agencies.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2400 Analytical Techniques in Transportation

A survey of quantitative methods useful in transportation and traffic engineering. Network analysis. Decision theory. Data analysis and statistical inference. Computer simulation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Basic probability and statistics (e.g. CE 26400).

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2600 Urban Transportation Planning

Transportation planning in context of federal policy, and legislative planning mandates. The structure of the transportation planning process. Travel behavior, accessibility, mobility and land use. Role of demand and supply models. Evaluation of alternatives. Air quality and congestion and their impacts. Role of revenue and funding. Regional examples.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2700 Transportation Policy

Role of policy and policy makers. Legislation and its impact on transportation systems, system performance, and land use. Transportation institutions and their responsibilities. Models of policy formulation and policy analysis. Regional examples.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2800 Transit Systems: Planning and Operations

Basic techniques of service area analysis, route development, scheduling, revenue estimation, and service improvements for fixed route bus and rail transit. Integration of fixed route transit with paratransit, matching mode with service area, relationship of transportation department with other departments, budgeting, and policy setting also will be discussed.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I2900 Transportation Project Evaluation

Methods of evaluating proposed projects including cost benefit analysis and alternative methods. How to value non-monetary impacts, e.g., time, life, clean air. Role of project evaluation within the planning process; evaluation criteria. Monitoring and evaluation of existing projects.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I3000 Structural Dynamics

Vibrations of elastic structures: Single degree and multi-degree-of-freedom systems; free and forced vibration; harmonic, impulsive and arbitrary loading; lumped parameter models. Analysis of dynamic response: Modal superposition; Numerical integration: introduction to inelastic behavior. Structural response to earthquake and wind loads. Damping characteristics of structures: Viscous, Viscoelastic and Friction Damping. Tuned mass dampers, passive energy dissipation systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 43500 and CE 44000; Pre/coreq: CE H1000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I3500 Applied Elasticity and Plasticity

States of stress at a point. Constituitive equations. Formulation of equilibrium problems. Two-dimensional problems in rectangular and polar coordinates. Axisymmetrically loaded members. Plastic behavior of materials. True stress and true strain. Yielding criteria. Plastic stress-strain relations. Plastic analysis of structures. Elastic-plastic stresses in thick-walled cylinders and rotating disks.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 53000; Pre/coreq: CE H1000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I3600 Fracture Mechanics

Review of fracture patterns in solids. Griffith-Irwin crack theory; stress analysis and crack tip stress-intensity factors; fracture toughness; crack extension force. Surface flows; plate thickness, and temperature effects; fatigue-crack propagation and stress-corrosion cracking. Application to structural analysis and design to avoid failures; fracture control plans.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE I3500.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I3800 Plates and Shells

Exact and approximate methods of solution for various types of supports and various shapes of plates in polar and rectangular coordinates. Effect of large deflections. Cylindrical and spherical shells; elastic and inelastic buckling of shells. Thermal stresses in plates and shells.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Or corequisite(s): CE H1000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I4000 Traffic Control

Traffic laws and ordinances; regulatory measures; traffic control devices; markings, signs and signals; timing of isolated signals; timing and coordination of arterial signal systems; operational controls; flow, speed, parking; principles of Transportation System Management/Administration; highway lighting. State-of-the-art surveillance and detection devices and techniques.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 52000 or CE H2000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I4100 Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS): Fundamentals and Applications

Historical background of ITS, ITS functional areas and interrelationships: Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS), Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO), etc. ITS system architecture requirements. ITS technology and operational and implementation issues. Due to the cutting edge nature of the course, it is taught in a collaborative manner with outside speakers giving presentations on ITS implementation and technology and students presenting papers.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I4500 Advanced Transportation Planning

Current techniques of planning will be applied to a regional case study. Survey techniques, travel behavior, travel demand management strategies, project evaluation and ISTEA/CAAA constraints will be reviewed for the study.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I4700 Planning and Design of Passenger Terminals

Passenger terminal as modal interface. Concepts of passenger levels of service. Simulation and queuing theory. Issues of security, access, location, and role in community.

Credits

3

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I5400 Linear and Nonlinear Analysis of Structures

Overview of the theory of structures including energy methods. Review of stiffness matrix and finite element analysis of structures. Structural modeling of large and complex systems. Computer implementation. Static condensation and substructuring. Semi-Rigid connections. Material non-linearity. Plastic Hinge Method. Geometric nonlinearity. Flexible members and theory of large deformations.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 44000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I5500 Stability of Structures

Fundamentals of structural stability theory. Classical buckling of columns, trusses, frames, rings, arches, thin plates and shells. Energy methods and approximate methods of analysis. Torsional and lateral buckling. Design formulas. Dynamic instability.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 53000, CE 44000; Pre/coreq: CE H1000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I5600 Earthquake Engineering

Seismological background. Characteristics and measurement of strong earthquake motions. Elastic response of simple oscillators to earthquakes. Response spectra. Inelastic response of SDOF systems. Ductility capacity and demand. Response of multi-degree-of-freedom systems. Seismic wave propagation. Soil amplification. Soil liquefaction. Seismic hazard and risk analysis. Seismic regulations.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE I3000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I5800 Structural Reliability

Sources and treatment of uncertainties in structural engineering. Probabilistic modeling of structural loads and resistance variables. Structural reliability methods. Safety assessment of structural members and systems. Introduction to stochastic processes. Application to load modeling. Load combinations. Seismic risk analysis. Introduction to random vibration. Calibration of structural design codes.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 26400, CE 44000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I6300 Water Resources Modeling

Finite-difference modeling and its application to groundwater flow problems. Topics include classification of second order partial differential equations, boundary and initial conditions, method of characteristics, Taylor series and control volume approaches to discretization, truncation and roundoff errors, and numerical stability, convergence and consistency. Numerical schemes are principally applied to the groundwater flow and advection-dispersion equations. Methods of integrating physical and hydrogeologic data into groundwater flow models are examined. Course also provides introduction to commercial groundwater flow software.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 45100, CE H1000; knowledge of a programming language.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I7000 Wastewater Treatment Plant Design

Codes, regulations, and current practices used in design of municipal wastewater treatment facilities. Total facility planning and component design layout on typical site. Hydraulic profile, site grading, outline specifications, and preliminary report preparation. Field trips required.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE H6400.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I9100 Soil Dynamics

Behavior of soils under dynamic loading. Measurement of dynamic soil properties. Soil liquefaction. Two and three-dimensional wave propagation. Analysis of foundations under dynamic loads. Impedance functions. Vibration of piles and pile groups. Seismic soil-structure interaction. Applications to geotechnical earthquake engineering.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE I3000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I9200 Advanced Soil Mechanics

Elasticity, plasticity, and yielding of soils. Conduction phenomena in soils. Electrokinetic, electro-osmosis, and electrochemical effects. Elastoplastic constituitive models. Critical-state theories. Cam clay model. Peak and residual soil strength. Stress paths. Application to finite-element analysis. Geotechnical centrifuge modeling.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CE 34500, CE 44000, CE 53000; Pre/coreq: CE H1000.

Contact Hours

3 hr./wk.

CE I9700 Report

Examinations, exploration, analysis, and chronicle of an engineering design, project, or system, from its inception through its development, consummation and consequent impacts. Written final report.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Completion of nine CE credits applicable to master's degree.

CE I9800 Project

Analytical or experimental project, preferably of student's own choice. Under direction of a faculty advisor, student submits written proposal, performs the required task, and submits a written final report.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Completion of nine CE credits applicable to master's degree.

CE I9900 Research for the Master's Thesis

Credits

6

CE J9900 Research for the Doctoral Dissertation

Credits

Variable cr.

CE K9000 Doctoral Dissertation Supervision

1 credit repeatable up to 6 credits.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Approval of the departmental Ph.D. advisor.