CIEE E3260 Engineering for developing communities. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to engineering problems faced by developing communities and exploration of design solutions in the context of real project with a community client.  Emphasis is on the design of sustainable suolutions that take account of social, economical, and governance issues, and that can be implemented now or in the near futre.  The course is open to all undergraduate engineering students.  Multidisciplinary teamwork and approaches are stressed.  Outside lecturers are used to address issues specific to developing communities and the particular project under consideration.

CIEE E4163 Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Introductory chemistry (with laboratory) and fluid mechanics.

Fundamentals of water pollution and wastewater characteristics. Chemistry, microbiology, and reaction kinetics. Design of primary, secondary, and advanced treatment systems. Small community and residential systems.

Fall 2016: CIEE E4163
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 4163 001/27843 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
603 Hamilton Hall
William Becker 3 37

CIEE E4242 Geotechnical earthquake engineering. 3 points.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 or the equivalent.
Seismicity, earthquake intensity, propagation of seismic waves, design of earthquake motion, seismic site response analysis, in situ and laboratory evaluation of dynamic soil properties, seismic performance of underground structures, seismic performance of port and harbor facilities, evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction and its consequences. Seismic earth pressures, slope stability, safety of dams and embankments, seismic code provisions and practise.  To alternate with E4244

CIEN E3000 The art of structural design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

An introduction to basic scientific and engineering principles used for the design of buildings, bridges, and other parts of the built infrastructure.  Application of these principles to the analysis and design of a number of actual large-scale structures.  Experimental verification of these principles through laboratory experiments.  Coverage of the history of major structural design innovations and of the engineers who introduced them.  Critical examination of the unique aesthetic/artistic perspectives inherent in structural design.  Consideration of management, socioeconomic, and ethical issues involved in the design and construction of large-scale structures.  Introduction to some recent developments in sustainable engineering, including green building design and adaptable structural systems.

CIEN E3004 Urban infrastructure systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to: (a) the infrastructure systems that support urban socioeconomic activities, and (b) fundamental system design and analysis methods. Coverage of water resources, vertical, transportation, communications and energy infrastructure. Emphasis upon the purposes that these systems serve, the factors that influence their performance, the basic mechanisms that govern their design and operation, and the impacts that they have regionally and globally. Student teams complete a semester-long design/analysis project with equal emphasis given to water resources / environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering and construction engineering and management topics.

CIEN E3111 Uncertainty and Risk in Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3.5 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of calculus.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; statistical inference methods; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management.

Fall 2016: CIEN E3111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3111 001/69419 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
703 Hamilton Hall
George Deodatis 3.5 32/50

CIEN E3121 Structural analysis. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Methods of structural analysis. Trusses, arches, cables, frames; influence lines; deflections; force method; displacement method; computer applications.

CIEN E3125 Structural design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3113.

Design criteria for varied structural applications, including buildings and bridges; design of elements using steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and other materials.

CIEN E3126 Computer-aided structural design. 1 point.

Lab Required
Lect: 1. Lab: 1.

Corequisites: CIEN E3125.

Introduction to software for structural analysis and design with lab. Applications to the design of structural elements and connections.

CIEN E3127 Structural design projects. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 and E3126 or instructor's permission

Design projects with various structural systems and materials.

Fall 2016: CIEN E3127
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3127 001/15512 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
325 Pupin Laboratories
Tom Panayotidi 3 18/35

CIEN E3128 Design projects. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 and CIEN E3126.

Capstone design project in civil engineering. This project integrates structural, geotechnical and environmental/water resources design problems with construction management tasks and sustainability, legal and other social issues. Project is completed in teams, and communication skills are stressed. Outside lecturers will address important current issues in engineering practice. Every student in the course will be exposed with equal emphasis to issues related to geotechnical engineering, water resources / environmental engineering, structural engineering, and construction engineering and management.

CIEN E3129 Project management for construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or instructor's permission.

Introduction to Project Management for design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, and contractual relationships. Computer scheduling and cost control. Critical path method. Design and construction activities. Field supervision.

Fall 2016: CIEN E3129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3129 001/60692 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
903 School Of Social Work
Julius Chang 3 33/35

CIEN E3141 Soil mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3113.

Index properties and classification; compaction; permeability and seepage; effective stress and stress distribution; shear strength of soil; consolidation; slope stability.

CIEN E3303 Independent Studies in Civil Engineering for Juniors. 1-3 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department. Lab fee: $200.

CIEN E3304 Independent Studies in Civil Engineering for Seniors. 1-3 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department. Lab fee: $200.

CIEN E4010 Transportation engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

An overview of the planning, design, operation, and construction of urban highways and mass transportation systems. Transportation planning and traffic studies; traffic and highway engineering; rapid transit and railroad engineering.

CIEN E4021 Elastic and plastic analysis of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3121 or the equivalent.

Overview of classical indeterminate structural analysis methods (force and displacement methods), approximate methods of analysis, plastic analysis methods, collapse analysis, shakedown theorem, structural optimization.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4021
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4021 001/68355 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Shiho Kawashima 3 33/45

CIEN E4022 Bridge design and management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 or the equivalent.

Bridge design history, methods of analysis, loads: static, live, dynamic. Design: allowable stress, ultimate strength, load resistance factor, supply/demand. Steel and concrete superstructures: suspension, cable stayed, prestressed, arches. Management of the assets, life-cycle cost, expected useful life, inspection, maintenence, repair, reconstruction. Bridge inventories, condition assessments, data acquisition and analysis, forecasts. Selected case histories and field visits.

CIEN E4100 Earthquake and wind engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3106 or the equivalent.

Basic concepts of seismology. Earthquake characteristics, magnitude, response spectrum, dynamic response of structures to ground motion. Base isolation and earthquake-resistant design. Wind loads and aeroelastic instabilities. Extreme winds. Wind effects on structures and gust factors.

CIEN E4111 Uncertainty and risk in infrastructure systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of calculus.

Introduction to basic probability; hazard function; reliability function; stochastic models of natural and technological hazards; extreme value distributions; Monte Carlo simulation techniques; fundamentals of integrated risk assessment and risk management; topics in risk-based insurance; case studies involving civil infrastructure systems, environmental systems, mechanical and aerospace systems, construction management. Not open to undergraduate students.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4111
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4111 001/68580 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Andrew Smyth 3 34/50

CIEN E4128 Civil engineering management. 3 points.

Available only on CVN.

Principles of engineering management with a strong emphasis on planning of infrastructure systems. The course stresses leadership, creativity, and management analysis. Program planning with optimization under financial and environmental constraints; project planning and scheduling using deterministic and stochastic network theories; production rate development and control using statistical, heuristic, simulation, and queuing theory approaches. Students prepare and formally present term projects.

CIEN E4129 Managing engineering and construction processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to the principles, methods and tools necessary to manage design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding and contractual relationships. Valuation of project cash flows. Critical path method. Survey of construction procedures. Cost control and effectiveness. Field supervision. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4129 001/65365 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Ibrahim Odeh 3 40/40

CIEN E4130 Design of construction systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Introduction to the design of systems that support construction activities and operations. Determination of design loads during construction. Design of excavation support systems, earth retaining systems, temporary supports and underpinning, concrete formwork and shoring systems. Cranes and erection systems. Tunneling systems. Instrumentation and monitoring. Students prepare and present term projects.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4130
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4130 001/12079 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Vincent Tirolo 3 36/40

CIEN E4131 Principles of construction techniques. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4129 or equivalent.

Current methods of construction, cost-effective designs, maintenance, safe work environment. Design functions, constructability, site and environmental issues.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/68105 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
410 International Affairs Bldg
William Hart 3 64/60

CIEN E4132 Prevention and resolution of construction disputes. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E 4129 or equivalent.

Contractual relationships in the engineering and construction industry and the actions that result in disputes. Emphasis on procedures required to prevent disputes and resolve them quickly and cost-effectively. Case studies requiring oral and written presentations.

CIEN E4133 Capital facility planning and financing. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Planning and financing of capital facilities with a strong emphasis upon civil infrastructure systems. Project feasibility and evaluation. Design of project delivery systems to encourage best value, innovation and private sector participation. Fundamentals of engineering economy and project finance. Elements of life cycle cost estimation and decision analysis. Environmental, institutional, social and political factors. Case studies from transportation, water supply and wastewater treatment. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/74876 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
503 Hamilton Hall
Julius Chang 3 49/50

CIEN E4134 Construction industry law. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Practical focus upon legal concepts applicable to the construction industry. Provides sufficient understanding to manage legal aspects, instead of being managed by them. Topics include contractual relationships, contract performance, contract flexibility and change orders, liability and negligence, dispute avoidance/resolution, surety bonds, insurance and site safety. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

CIEN E4135 Strategic management global design and construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Core concepts of strategic planning, management and analysis within the construction industry. Industry analysis, strategic planning models and industry trends. Strategies for information technology, emerging markets and globalization. Case studies to demonstrate key concepts in real-world environments. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

CIEN E4136 Global entrepreneurship in civil engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Capstone practicum where teams develop strategies and business plans for a new enterprise in the engineering and construction industry. Identification of attractive market segments and locations; development of an entry strategy; acquisition of financing, bonding and insurance; organizational design; plans for recruiting and retaining personnel; personnel compensation/incentives. Invited industry speakers. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

CIEN E4137 Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: IEOR E4003, CIEN E4133, or equivalent.

Examination of the fundamentals of infrastructure planning and management, with a focus on the application of rational methods that support infrastructure decision-making. Institutional environment and issues. Decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Capital budgeting and financing. Group decision processes. Elements of decision and finance theory. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

CIEN E4138 Real-Estate Finance for Construction Management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: IEOR E2261, CIEN E3129, or instructor's permission.

Introduction to financial mechanics of public and private real-estate development and management. Working from perspectives of developers, investors and taxpayers, financing of several types of realestate and infrastructure projects are covered. Basics of real-estate accounting and finance, followed by in-depth studies of private, public, and public/private-partnership projects and their financial structures. Focused on U.S.-based financing, with some international practices introduced and explored. Financial risks and rewards, and pertinent capital markets and their financing roles. Impacts and incentives of various government programs, such as LEED certification and solar power tax credits. Case studies provide opportunity to compare U.S. practices to several international methods. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

CIEN E4139 The Theory and Practice of Virtual Design and Construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4129 or Instructor’s Permission.

History and development of Building Information Modeling (BIM), its uses in design and construction, and introduction to the importance of planning in BIM implementation. Role of visual design and construction concepts and methodologies, including integrated project delivery form in architecture, engineering, and construction industries from project design, cost estimating, scheduling, coordination, fabrication, installation, and financing. Priority given to graduate students in Construction Engineering and Management.

CIEN E4140 Environmental, Health, and Safety Concepts in Construction Processes. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate student standing in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics required; preference given to students in Construction Management.

A definitive review and comprehensive introduction of the construction industry best practices and fundamental concepts of environmental health and safety management systems for the Construction Management field. How modern EH&S management system techniques and theories not only result in improved safe work environments but ultimately enhance operational processes and performance in construction projects.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4140
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4140 001/16958 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
403 International Affairs Bldg
Paul Haining 3 44/65

CIEN E4210 Forensic Structural Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of structural analysis and design; graduate student standing or instructor's permission.

Review of significant failures, civil/structural engineering design and construction practices, ethical standards and the legal positions as necessary background to forensic engineering. Discussion of standard-of-care. Study of the process of engineering evaluation of structural defects and failures in construction and in service. Examination of the roles, activities, conduct and ethics of the forensic consultant and expert witness. Students are assigned projects of actual cases of non-performance or failure of steel, concrete, masonry, geotechnical and temporary structures, in order to perform, discuss and report their own investigations under the guidance of the instructor.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4210
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4210 001/17566 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Robert Ratay 3 11/25

CIEN E4212 Structural assessment and failure. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3113 and CIEN E3121.

Laboratory and field test methods in assessment of structures for rehabilitation and to determine causes of failure; ASTM and other applicable standards; case histories of failures and rehabilitation in wood, steel, masonry, and concrete structures.

CIEN E4213 Elastic and inelastic buckling of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Stability of framed structures in the elastic and inelastic ranges. Lateral buckling of beams. Torsional buckling of compression members. Buckling of plates of plate-stiffener combinations. Linear stability analysis of cylindrical shells and discussion of its limitations. Discussion of the semi-empirical nature of the elastoplastic relations used in the case of plates and shells.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4213
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4213 001/22033 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
3 5/40

CIEN E4226 Advanced design of steel structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 or the equivalent.

Review of loads and structural design approaches. Material considerations in structural steel design. Behavior and design of rolled steel, welded, cold-formed light-gauge, and composite concrete/steel members. Design of multi-story buildings and space structures.

CIEN E4232 Advanced design of concrete structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 or the equivalent.

Design of concrete slabs, deep beams, walls, and other plane structures; introduction to design of prestressed concrete structures.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4232
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4232 001/10049 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
407 International Affairs Bldg
Tom Panayotidi 3 26/55

CIEN E4233 Design of large scale bridges. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3121 or the equivalent, and CIEN E3127 or the equivalent.

Design of large scale and complex bridges with emphasis on cable-supported structures.  Static and dynamic loads, componet design of towers, superstructures & cables; conceptual design of major bridge types including arches, cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4233
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4233 001/27427 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Theodore Zoli 3 31/50

CIEN E4234 Design of large-scale building structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3121 and CIEN E3127.

Modern challenges in the design of large-scale building structures will be studied. Tall buildings, large convention centers and major sports stadiums present major opportunities for creative solutions and leadership on the part of engineers. This course is designed to expose the students to this environment by having them undertake the complete design of a large structure from initial design concepts on through all the major design decisions. The students work as members of a design team to overcome the challenges inherent in major projects. Topics include: overview of major projects, project criteria and interface with architecture, design of foundations and structural systems, design challenges in the post 9/11 environment and roles, responsibilities and legal issues. This is a graduate-level course requiring the stated prerequisites, self-study capability, and attendance at all classes, as well as after-class work with student teams.

CIEN E4235 Multi-hazard design of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 or CIEN E4232, or instructor's permission.

Fundamental considerations of wave mechanics; design philosophies; reliability and risk concepts; basics of fluid mechanics; design of structures subjected to blast; elements of seismic design; elements of fire design; flood considerations; advanced analysis in support of structural design.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4235
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4235 001/63365 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Raymond Daddazio, Pawel Woelke 3 39/50

CIEN E4236 Design of prestressed concrete structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4232 or instructor's permission.

Properties of materials used in prestressed concrete; pre-tensioning versus post-tensioning; loss of prestress due to elastic shortening, friction, anchorage slip, shrinkage, creep and relaxation; full versus partial prestressing; design of beams for flexure, shear and torsion; method of load balancing; anchorage zone design; calculation of deflection by the lump-sum and incremental time-step methods; continuous beams; composite construction; prestressed slabs and columns.

CIEN E4241 Geotechnical engineering fundamentals. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 or the instructor's permission.

Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations; earth pressure theories; retaining walls and reinforced soil retaining walls; sheet pile walls; braced excavation; slope stability.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4241
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4241 001/67583 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
201d Philosophy Hall
Hoe Ling 3 19/35

CIEN E4242 Geotechnical earthquake engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 or the equivalent

Seismicity, earthquake intensity, propagation of seismic waves, design of earthquake motion, seismic site response analysis, in situ and laboratory evaluation of dynamic soil properties, seismic performance of underground structures, seismic performance of port and harbor facilities, evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction and its consequences.  Seismic earth pressures, slopes stability, safety of dams and embankments, seismic code provisions and practice.  To alternate with E4244.

CIEN E4243 Foundation engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 or the equivalent.

Conventional types of foundations and foundation problems: subsurface exploration and testing. Performance of shallow and deep foundations and evaluation by field measurements. Case histories to illustrate typical design and construction problems. To alternate with CIEN E4246.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4243
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4243 001/19685 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
602 Northwest Corner
Lixun Sun 3 20/30

CIEN E4244 Geosynthetics and waste containment. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4241 or the equivalent.

Properties of geosynthetics. Geosynthetic design for soil reinforcement. Geosynthetic applications in solid waste containment system. To alternate with CIEN E4242.

CIEN E4245 Tunnel design and construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

This course covers the engineering  design and construction of different types of tunnel, including cut and cover tunnel, rock tunnel, soft ground tunnel, immersed tub tunnel, and jacked tunnel.  The design for the liner, excavation, and instrumentation are also covered.  A field trip will be arranged to visit the tunneling site.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4245
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4245 001/13060 F 1:10pm - 3:40pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Nasri Munfakh 3 8/25

CIEN E4246 Earth retaining structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141.

Retaining structures, bulkheads, cellular cofferdams, and braced excavations. Construction dewatering and underpinning. Instrumentation to monitor actual performances. Ground improvement techniques, including earth reinforcement, geotextiles, and grouting. To alternate with CIEN E4243.

CIEN E4247 Design of Large-Scale Deep Foundation Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141.

This course builds upon the teachings of soil mechanics and introduction to foundation courses by focusing on deep foundations in difficult conditions. The course introduces practical considerations and constraints of designing foundations. The course will cover the design process from the start of field investigations through construction and the application of deep foundations by analyzing two real world class projects.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4247
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4247 001/67071 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
301m Fayerweather
George Leventis, Rudolph Frizzi 3 10/35

CIEN E4250 Waste containment design and practice. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: ENME E3161 and CIEN E3141, or the equivalents.

Strategies for the containment of buried wastes. Municipal and hazardous waste landfill design; bioreactor landfills; vertical barriers, evapo-transpiration barriers and capillary barriers; hydraulic containment; in situ stabilization and solidification techniques; site investigation; monitoring and stewardship of buried wastes; options for land reuse/redevelopment.

CIEN E4253 Finite elements in geotechnical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 and ENME E4332.

State-of-the-art computer solutions in geotechnical engineering; 3-D consolidation, seepage flows, and soil-structure interaction; element and mesh instabilities. To be offered in alternate years with CIEN E4254.

CIEN E4260 Urban ecology studio. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior undergraduate or graduate student standing and the instructor's permission.

Conjoint studio run with the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation  (GSAPP) that explores solutions to problems of urban density. Engineering and GSAPP students will engage in a joint project that address habitability and sustainability issues in an urban environment, and also provides community service. Emphasis will be on the integration of science, engineering and design within a social context. Interdisciplinary approaches and communication will be stressed.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4260 001/14239 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Patricia Culligan 4 5/20
CIEN 4260 001/14239 W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Patricia Culligan 4 5/20
CIEN 4260 002/70952 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Patricia Culligan 4 3/8
CIEN 4260 002/70952 W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Patricia Culligan 4 3/8

CIEN E4999 Fieldwork. 1 point.

Instructor's written approval required. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed study program. Final reports required. This course may not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited. International students must also consult with the International Students and Scholars Office.

CIEN E6131 Quantitative infrastructure risk management. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: IEOR E4003, CIEN E4133 or the equivalent.

Core concepts of risk analysis, risk mitigation, and quantitative risk management applied to civil infrastructure systems.  State of art of simulation applied to infrastructure risk management during construction and operation.  Public Private Partnership (PPP) risk management: identification, quantification, mitigation of risks in transportation and energy PPP systems.  Risk management during construction using the envelop method.

CIEN E6132 Advanced systems and technologies for global project collaboration. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4129 or the equivalent.

Systems and technologies that support collaborative work in global projects.  Information technologies for design, visualization, project management, and collaboration in globally distributed networks of design, fabrication, and construction organizations, including Web-based, parametric computer-aided modeling, project organizational simulation, and other emerging applications.  Global team project with students at collaborating universities abroad.

CIEN E6133 Advanced construction and infrastructure risk mangement using real options. 0 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: CIEN E6131

Advanced concepts of risk analysis and management applied to civil engineering systems.  Identifying and valuing flexibility in construction and operation.  Tools to perform risk analysis in flexible civil infrastructure systems.  Valuation methods for real options.  Risk flexibility analyis; integrating real options analysis with quantitiatve risk analysis.  Applications to case studies on construction management, life-cycle cost analysis for infrastructure assets, public-private partnerships projects, real estate developments, and renewable energy infrastructure projects.

CIEN E6232 Advanced topics in concrete engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 or the equivalent.

Behavior of concrete under general states of stress, numerical modeling of steel and concrete, finite element analysis of reinforced concrete, design of slabs and their shell concrete structures.

CIEN E6246 Advanced soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141.

Stress-dilatancy of sand; failure criteria; critical state soil mechanics; limit analysis; finite element method and case histories of consolidation analysis.

CIEN E6248 Experimental soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: CIEN E3141.

Advanced soil testing, including triaxial and plane strain compression tests; small-strain measurement. Model testing; application (of test results) to design.

CIEN E9101 Civil engineering research. 1-4 points.

Advanced study in a specialized field under the supervision of a member of the department staff. Before registering, the student must submit an outline of the proposed work for approval of the supervisor and the Department Chairman.

CIEN E9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

This course is geared toward students interested in flight sciences and flight structures. Topics related to aerodynamics, propulsion, noise, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, and structures may be selected for supervised study. A term paper will be required.

CIEN E9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Permission by Department Chairman and Instructor.

Independent study of engineering and construction industry problems. Topics related to capital planning and financing, project management, contracting strategies and risk allocation, dispute mitigation and resolution, and infrastructure assessment and management may be selected for supervised study. A term paper is required.

CIEN E9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4252 or the equivalent.

Emphasizes a one-on-one study approach to specific environmental engineering problems. Students develop papers or work on design problems pertaining to the treatment of solid and liquid waste, contaminant migration, and monitoring and sampling programs for remediation design.

CIEN E9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

A project on some civil engineering subject approved by the Department Chairman.

CIEN E9800 Doctoral research instruction. 3-12 points.

May be taken for 3, 6, 9 or 12 points, dependent on instructor permission.

A candidate for the Eng.Sc.D. degree in civil engineering must register for 12 points of doctoral research instruction. Registration in CIEN E9800 may not be used to satisfy the minimum residence requirement for the degree.

CIEN E9900 Doctoral dissertation. 0 points.

A candidate for the doctorate may be required to register for this course every term after the student's coursework has been completed and until the dissertation has been accepted.

ENME E3105 Mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: PHYS C1401 and MATH V1101-V1102 and V1201.

Elements of statics; dynamics of a particle and systems of particles; dynamics of rigid bodies.

Fall 2016: ENME E3105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3105 001/20330 W 11:40am - 12:55pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 4 35/100
ENME 3105 001/20330 F 11:40am - 2:10pm
413 Kent Hall
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 4 35/100

ENME E3106 Dynamics and vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: MATH V1201.
Corequisites: ENME E3105.

Kinematics of rigid bodies; momentum and energy methods; vibrations of discrete and continuous systems; eigen-value problems, natural frequencies and modes. Basics of computer simulation of dynamics problems using MATLAB or Mathematica.

Fall 2016: ENME E3106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3106 001/75078 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Andrew Smyth 3 36/50

ENME E3113 Mechanics of solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3105 or equivalent (can be taken as corequisite).

Stress and strain.  Mechanical properties of materials. Axial load, bending, shear and torsion.  Stress transformation.  Deflection of beams.  Buckling of columns. Combined loadings.  Thermal stresses.

Fall 2016: ENME E3113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3113 001/10665 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Raimondo Betti 3 95/125

ENME E3114 Experimental mechanics of materials. 4 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3113.

Material behavior and constitutive relations. Mechanical properties of metals and cement composites. Structural materials. Modern construction materials. Experimental investigation of material properties and behavior of structural elements including fracture, fatigue, bending, torsion, buckling.

ENME E3161 Fluid mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3105 and ordinary differential equations.

Fluid statics. Fundamental principles and concepts of flow analysis. Differential and finite control volume approach to flow analysis. Dimensional analysis. Application of flow analysis: flow in pipes, external flow, flow in open channels.

Fall 2016: ENME E3161
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3161 001/25413 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Haim Waisman 4 26/50
ENME 3161 001/25413 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Haim Waisman 4 26/50

ENME E3332 A First Course in Finite Elements. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or by instructor permission \n(Students taking ENME E3332 cannot take ENME E4332)
Corequisites: (Recommended): differential equations

Focus on formulation and application of the finite element method to engineering problems such as stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics. Topics include: finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, such as trusses, electrical and hydraulic systems, scalar field problems in two dimensions, such as heat transfer, and vector field problems such as elasticity and finally usage of the commercial finite element program.  Detailed course description: Focus on formulation and application of the finite element method to engineering problems such as stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow and electromagnetics. The course material is organized in three chronological units one month each:  (1) the finite element formulation for one-dimensional problems, such as trusses, electrical and hydraulic systems, (2) the finite element formulation for scalar field problems in two dimensions, such as heat transfer and (3) the finite element formulation for vector field problems such as elasticity, and (4) finite element programming and usage of commercial finite element program.

Fall 2016: ENME E3332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3332 001/11382 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jacob Fish 3 19/35

ENME E4113 Advanced mechanics of solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Stress and deformation formulation in two-and three-dimensional solids; viscoelastic and plastic material in one and two dimensions energy methods.

Fall 2016: ENME E4113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4113 001/63822 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Huiming Yin 3 8/25

ENME E4114 Mechanics of fracture and fatigue. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: Undergraduate mechanics of solids course.

Elastic stresses at a crack; energy and stress intensity criteria for crack growth; effect of plastic zone at the crack; fracture testing applications. Fatigue characterization by stress-life and strain-life; damage index; crack propagation; fail safe and safe life analysis.

ENME E4115 Micromechanics of Composite Materials. 3 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: ENME E4113 or instructor's approval.

An introduction to the constitutive modeling of composite materials: Green’s functions in heterogeneous media, Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion methods, eigenstrains, spherical and ellipsoidal inclusions, dislocations, homogenization of elastic fields, elastic, viscoelastic and elasto-plastic constitutive modeling, micromechanics-based models.

ENME E4202 Advanced mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3105 or the equivalent.

Differentiation of vector functions. Review of kinematics. Generalized coordinates and constraint equations. Generalized forces. Lagrange's equations. Impulsive forces. Collisions. Hamiltonian. Hamilton's principle.

ENME E4214 Theory of plates and shells. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3113.

Static flexural response of thin, elastic, rectangular, and circular plates. Exact (series) and approximate (Ritz) solutions. Circular cylindrical shells. Axisymmetric and non-axisymmetric membrane theory. Shells of arbitrary shape.

Fall 2016: ENME E4214
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4214 001/11385 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
252 Engineering Terrace
Gautam Dasgupta 3 2/20

ENME E4215 Theory of vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Frequencies and modes of discrete and continuous elastic systems. Forced vibrations-steady-state and transient motion. Effect of damping. Exact and approximate methods. Applications.

Fall 2016: ENME E4215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4215 001/19875 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Raimondo Betti 3 20/50

ENME E4332 Finite element analysis, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Mechanics of solids, structural analysis, elementary computer programming (MATLAB) is recommended, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations.

Direct stiffness approach for trusses. Strong and weak forms for one-dimensional problems. Galerkin finite element formulation, shape functions, Gauss quadrature, convergence. Multidimensional scalar field problems (heat conduction), triangular and rectangular elements, Isoparametric formulation. Multidimensional vector field problems (linear elasticity). Practical FE modeling with commercial software (ABAQUS). Computer implementation of the finite element method. Advanced topics. Not open to undergraduate students.

Fall 2016: ENME E4332
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4332 001/20130 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Haim Waisman 3 54/60

ENME E4363 Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: ENME E4332, elementary computer programming, linear algebra.

Introduction to multiscale analysis. Informationpassing bridging techniques: among them, generalized mathematical homogenization theory, the heterogeneous multiscale method, variational multiscale method, the discontinuous Galerkin method and the kinetic Monte Carlo–based methods. Concurrent multiscale techniques: domain bridging, local enrichment, and multigrid-based concurrent multiscale methods. Analysis of multiscale systems.

ENME E6215 Principles and Applications of Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.

Prerequisites: ENME E4215

Concepts, principles, and applications of various sensors for sensing structural parameters and nondestructive evaluation techniques for sub-surface inspection, data acquisition, and signal processing techniques. Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory experiments.

ENME E6216 Structural Health Monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E4215 and ENME E4332

Principles of traditional and emerging sensors, data acquisition and signal processing techniques, experimental modal analysis (input-output), operational modal analysis (output-only), model-based diagnostics of structural integrity, data-based diagnostics of structural integrity, long-term monitoring and intelligent maintenance. Lectures and demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments.

ENME E6218 Uncertainty Quantification for Engineering Applications. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4111 or equivalent; elementary computer programming (MATLAB) is recommended; ordinary and partial differential equations.

Introduction to predictive science; large-scale applications and prototypical models; review of fundamentals of probability and statistics. Representation of random inputs; parameter selection techniques; frequentist and Bayesian techniques for parameter estimation. Uncertainty propagation; stochastic spectral methods; model discrepancy; surrogate models; sensitivity analysis.

ENME E6220 Random processes in mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEN E4111 and ENME E4215 or equivalent.

Review of random variables.  Random process theory: stationary and ergodic processes, correlations functions, power spectra.  Non-stationary and non-Gaussian processes.  Linear random vibration theory.  Crossing rates, peak distributions, and response analysis of non-linear structures to random loading.  Major emphasis on simulation of various types of random processes.  Monte Carlo simulation.

ENME E6315 Theory of elasticity. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Foundations of continuum mechanics. General theorems of elasticity. Application to stress analysis and wave propagation.

ENME E6320 Computational Poromechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: ENME E3332 or instructor's permission

A fluid infiltrating porous solid is a multiphase material whose mechanical behavior is significantly influenced by the pore fluid. Diffusion, advection, capillarity, heating, cooling, and freezing of pore fluid, buildup of pore pressure, and mass exhanges among solid and fluid constituents all influence the stability and integrity of the solid skeleton, causing shrinkage, swelling, fracture, or liquefaction. These coupling phenomena are important for numerous disciplines, including geophysics, biomechanics, and material sciences. Fundamental principles of poromechanics essential for engineering practice and advanced study on porous media. Topics include balance principles, Biot’s poroelasticity, mixture theory, constitutive modeling of path independent and dependent multiphase materials, numerical methods for parabolic and hyperbolic systems, inf-sup conditions, and common stabilization procedures for mixed finite element models, explicit and implicit time integrators, and operator splitting techniques for poromechanics problems.

Fall 2016: ENME E6320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6320 001/64697 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
WaiChing Sun 3 5/30

ENME E6333 Finite element analysis II. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: ENME E4332

FE formulation for beams and plates. Generalized eigenvalue problems (vibrations and buckling). FE formulation for time-dependent parabolic and hyperbolic problems. Nonlinear problems, linearization, and solution algorithms. Geometric and material nonlinearities. Introduction to continuum mechanics. Total and updated Lagrangian formulations. Hyperelasticity and plasticity. Special topics: fracture and damage mechanics, extended finite element method.

ENME E6364 Nonlinear Computational Mechanics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: ENME E4332 or equivalent, elementary computer programming, linear algebra.

The formulations and solution strategies for finite element analysis of nonlinear problems are developed. Topics include the sources of nonlinear behavior (geometric, constitutive, boundary condition),  derivation of the governing discrete equations for nonlinear systems such as large displacement, nonlinear elasticity, rate independent and dependent plasticity and other nonlinear constitutive laws, solution strategies for nonlinear problems (e.g., incrementation, iteration), and 54 computational procedures for large systems of nonlinear algebraic equations.

Fall 2016: ENME E6364
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6364 001/22575 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Jacob Fish 3 6/20

ENME E8310 Advance Continuum Mechanics. 3 points.

Lect.: 3Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: MECE E6422 and E6423.

This course is open to Ph.D. students and to M.S. students with instructor’s permission. Review of continuum mechanics in Cartesian coordinates; tensor calculus and the calculus of variation; large deformations in curvilinear coordinates; electricity problems and applications,

ENME E8320 Viscoelasticity and plasticity. 4 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: ENME E6315 or the equivalent, or the instructor's permission.

Constitutive equations of viscoelastic and plastic bodies. Formulation and methods of solution of the boundary value, problems of viscoelasticity and plasticity.

ENME E8323 Nonlinear vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: ENME E4215 or the equivalent.

Free and forced motion of simple oscillators with nonlinear damping and stiffness. Exact, perturbation, iteration, and graphical methods of solution. Stability of motion. Chaotic vibrations.

GRAP E1115 Engineering graphics. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Engineering Graphics focuses on 3D software design for applications in engineering design, manufacturing, and graphics presentations. Students taking Engineering Graphics will be introduced to 3D design using advanced 3D modeling and visualization technologies using Maya and SolidWorks. The design process will include idea conception and 3D model development, as well as 3D printing and CNC Milling manufacturing specifications derived directly from the 3D models the students will produce in class. Aligned with the modeling and visualization content in this class, students will be introduced to the idea of creating 3D models that are suitable for 3D printing, CNC Milling, Injection Molding, and Laser Cutting for buildings. Students will also learn about the different models and drawing specifications that are required by the different manufacturing technologies available today. Lab fee: $300.

Fall 2016: GRAP E1115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 1115 001/64603 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1220b Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xose Bierd 3 32/45

GRAP E2005 Computer-aided engineering graphics. 3 points.

Lect: 1.5. Lab: 2.5.Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Prerequisites: MATH V1105

Basic concepts needed to prepare and understand engineering drawings and computer-aided representations: preparation of sketches and drawings, preparation and transmission of graphic information. Lectures and demonstrations, hands-on computer-aided graphics laboratory work. Term project.

GRAP E3115 Advanced computer modeling and animation. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Advanced Modeling and Animation focuses on the use of 3D modeling, animation and simulation technologies for 3D design, 3D analysis, design presentations and manufacturing. Students will learn modeling, animation and simulation for mechanical models, structural models, kinematics models, design visualization, and other applications of 3D software technologies. This course will introduce students to advanced 3D modeling and visualization tools such as SolidWorks, Maya, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro. During the course of the semester, students will be guided through the different uses and applications of these software packages in the context of Engineering Design, Industrial Design, Process Visualization, Assembly Visualization and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Lab fee:$300.

Fall 2016: GRAP E3115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 3115 001/11628 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
1220b Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xose Bierd 3 38/35

GRAP E4005 Computer graphics in engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Any programming language and linear algebra.

Numerical and symbolic (algebraic) problem solving with Mathematica. Formulation for graphics application in civil, mechanical, and bioengineering. Example of two-and three-dimensional curve and surface objects in C++ and Mathematica; special projects of interest to electrical and computer science.

Fall 2016: GRAP E4005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 4005 001/68491 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
558 Ext Schermerhorn Hall
Gautam Dasgupta 3 5/20