CIEN E1201y The art of structural design 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: First-semester calculus and physics. 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 E3004y Urban infrastructure systems 3 pts. 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 E3111x Uncertainty and Risk in Civil Infrastructure Systems 3.5 pts. 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.
CIEN E3121y Structural analysis 3 pts. Lect: 3. Methods of structural analysis. Trusses, arches, cables, frames; influence lines; deflections; force method; displacement method; computer applications.
CIEN E3125y Structural design 3 pts. 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 E3126y Computer-aided structural design 1 pt. 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. Lab Required.
CIEN E3127x Structural design projects 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 and CIEN E3126 or the instructor's permission. Design projects with various structural systems and materials. Course Outline: 1. Basic Concepts Review of design philosophies; fundamentals of mechanics of solids and structural analysis 2. Design of Structural Members Review of design of flexural members, columns, connections; role of structural materials 3. Design of Structures Integration of element design, using several design problems, such as - Highway sign support structure - Precast concrete parking garage - Glulam frames for ski chalet - Crane girder for industrial mill building - Reinforced masonry retaining wall - Reinforced concrete box girder highway overpass
CIEN E3128y Design projects 4 pts. 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 E3129x Project management for construction 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or permission by Instructor. 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.
CIEN E3141y Soil mechanics 4 pts. 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.
CIEE E3250y Hydrosystems engineering 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CHEN E3110 or ENME E3161 or equivalent, SIEO W3600 or equivalent, or the instructor's permission. A quantitative introduction to hydrologic and hydraulic systems, with a focus on integrated modeling and analysis of the water cycle and associated mass transport for water resources and environmental engineering. Coverage of unit hydrologic processes such as precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff generation, open channel and pipe flow, subsurface flow and well hydraulics in the context of example watersheds and specific integrative problems such as risk-based design for flood control, provision of water, and assessment of environmental impact or potential for non-point source pollution. Spatial hydrologic analysis using GIS and watershed models. Note: this course is to be joint listed with CIEN, and replaces the previous CIEN 3250.
CIEE E3255y Environmental control and pollution reduction systems 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: ENME E3161 or MECE3100 Review of engineered systems for prevention and control of pollution. Fundamentals of material and energy balances and reaction kinetics. Analysis of engineered systems to address environmental problems, including solid and hazardous waste, and air, water, soil and noise pollution. Life cycle assessments and emerging technologies.
CIEE E3260y Engineering for developing communities 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4010y Transportation engineering 3 pts. 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 E4021y Elastic and plastic analysis of structures 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4022y Bridge design and management 3 pts. 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 E4100y Earthquake and wind engineering 3 pts. 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 E4111x Uncertainty and risk in infrastructure systems 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4128y Civil engineering management 3 pts. 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 E4129x or y Managing engineering and construction processes 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering, or instructor's permission. 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.
CIEN E4130y Design of construction systems 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN E3125 or the equivalent, or the instructor's permission. 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.
CIEN E4131x or y Principles of construction techniques 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN 4129 or equivalent. Current methods of construction, cost-effective designs, maintenance, safe work environment. Design functions, constructability, site and environmental issues.
CIEN E4132x or y Prevention and resolution of construction disputes 3 pts. 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 E4133x or y Capital facility planning and financing 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN E4129 or equivalent. Instructor's approval required. Priority given to Construction Management Graduate Students. Contact Julius Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
CIEN E4134y Construction industry law 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: Graduate standing or the instructor's permission; preference given to MS students in Construction Management. 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.
CIEN E4135y Strategic management global design and construction 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4136y Global entrepreneurship in civil engineering 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4137y Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems 3 pts. Lect: 3. Examination of the fundamentals of infrastructure planning & management with a focus upon the application of rational methods that support infrastructure decision-making. Institutional environment & issues. Decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Capital budgeting & financing. Group decision processes. Elements of decision and finance theory. This course takes the perspective that infrastructure managers are primarily decisionmakers. For instance, infrastructure managers routinely: (a) choose between various technologies, (b) allocate resources, (c) program capital investments and (d) make repair or replace decisions, just to name a few. Over roughly the last quarter century, the fields of decision and management science have developed a variety of useful tools that promulgate rational decision processes. These approaches provide a means for structuring and resolving decision problems systematically. Thus, we will spend the majority of our time covering these methods and techniques and discussing how they might improve infrastructure planning & management. We will also discuss: (a) the unique institutional environment of infrastructure management, (b) the role infrastructure plays in contemporary socioeconomic systems and (c) pertinent special topics such as financing, performance assessment and management systems. Students enrolling in the course should be comfortable with the fundamentals of probability and engineering economics.
CIEN E4138x Real-Estate Finance for Construction Management 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN E3129 Project Management for Construction, or receive the instructor's permission to enroll. This class introduces students to the financial mechanics of public and private real-estate development and management. Working from the perspectives of developers, investors and taxpayers, the course covers the financing of several types of real-estate and infrastructure projects. The class is based on a rigorous, bottom-up approach to real-estate finance, beginning with the basics of real-estate accounting and finance, and followed by in-depth studies of private, public, and public/private-partnership projects and their financial structures. The primary focus in on US-based financing, but some international practices are introduced and explored in case-studies. For each type of project studied, financial risks and rewards are discussed, and the pertinent capital markets and their financing roles are explored. The impacts and incentives of various government programs, such as LEED certification and solar power tax credits, are covered as they arise in case studies. Some case studies provide students the opportunity to compare US practices to several international methods. Specific topics include: Overview of real-estate markets and cycles; important public and private, real-estate and infrastructure entities. Accounting for public, private, and partnership projects. Cash flows and valuations of basic real-estate and infrastructure projects. Measures of financial return, volatility and risk; mitigating risk in public and private projects. Financing mechanisms for public and private development, and for income-producing properties. Impacts on financing of construction task times and crash costs. The financial impacts of LEED certification, and other "Green" construction and management methods. Evaluation of real-estate entities' financial performance and financial strength. Introduction to Asian and Middle-Eastern real estate finance. Using basic game theory to anticipate industry participants' reactions to new regulations, taxes, and environmental and market incentives. Real-world-scale project-finance case study, featuring US and/or foreign subjects.
CIEN E4139x The Theory and Practice of virtual design and contruction 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN E4129 or Instructor's Permission. Virtual Design and Construction describes a methodology that encompasses the authoring, analysis and management of multidisciplinary as well as multi-dimensional, data-based models, commonly referred to as Building Information Models (BIM). Very broadly, a BIM is a 3D representation of the physical and functional aspects of a building, in essence a virtual geometric database. Although other industries such as manufacturing or gaming have long since adopted the use of 3D models, the building industry has only recently begun to recognize the value of this innovation and its implications. This course will review the history and development of Building Information Modeling, its uses in Design and Construction, and introduce the importance of planning in BIM Implementation. This course focuses on the role of visual design and construction concepts and methodologies including integrated project delivery forms in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry from project design, cost estimating, project scheduling, coordination, fabrication, installation, and financing. The global building industry is experiencing a unique period of disruptive change fomented by a challenging economic environment and enabled by the use of new concepts and processes for the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Virtual design and construction is a revolutionary leap forward in technology that is characterized by its information-centric approach to 3-dimensional modeling. However, the benefits of virtual design and construction are ultimately limited by the quality of the underlying processes and workflows upon which its overlaid, which is where Lean for process improvement delivers its value. Enhancing the whole are new forms of contractual agreements, such as integrated project delivery, that enmesh designers, construction managers, and trade contractors in a more collaborative atmosphere. In this course students will be introduced to the historical convergence of building information modeling, integrated project delivery forms; the applications and limitations of their use; and the implications for the future of the industry and its practitioners.
CIEN E4140x Environmental, Health, and Safety Concepts in Construction Processes 3 pts. 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.
CIEE E4163x Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4210x Forensic Structural Engineering 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: Working knowledge of structural analysis and design; graduate student standing or instructor's approval. 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.
CIEN E4212y Structural assessment and failure 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E4213x Elastic and inelastic buckling of structures 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4226y Advanced design of steel structures 3 pts. 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 E4232y Advanced design of concrete structures 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4233x Design of large scale bridges 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4234y Design of large-scale building structures 3 pts. 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 E4241x Geotechnical engineering fundamentals 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4242y Geotechnical earthquake engineering 3 pts. 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 E4243x Foundation engineering 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4245x Tunnel design and construction 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E4246y Earth retaining structures 3 pts. 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 E4250y Waste containment design and practice 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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.
CIEE E4252x Environmental engineering 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CHEM C1403 or the equivalent; ENME E3161 or the equivalent. Engineering aspects of problems involving human interaction with the natural environment. Review of fundamentals principles that underlie the discipline of environmental engineering, i.e., constituent transport and transformation processes in environmental media such as water, air and ecosystems. Engineering applications for addressing environmental problems such as water quality and treatment, air pollutant emissions, and hazardous waster remediation. Presented in the context of current issues facing practicing engineers and government agencies, including legal and regulatory framework, environmental impact assessments, and natural resource management.
CIEN E4253x Finite elements in geotechnical engineering 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 and CIEN 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.
CIEE E4257y Contaminant transport in subsurface systems 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEE E3250 or the equivalent. Single and multiple phase transport in porous media; contaminant transport in variably saturated heterogeneous geologic media; physically based numerical models of such processes.
CIEE E4260x Urban ecology studio 4 pts. Lect: 3. Lab: 3. Prerequisites: Graduate 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.
ENME E4363y Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering 3 pts. Prerequisites: ENME 4332, Elementary computer programming, linear algebra Introduction to multiscale analysis. Information-passing 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.
CIEN E6131y Quantitative infrastructure risk management 3 pts. Lect: 3. 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 E6132y Advanced systems and technologies for global project collaboration 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E6133y Advanced construction and infrastructure risk mangement using real options Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E6232x Advanced topics in concrete engineering 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E6246y Advanced soil mechanics 3 pts. 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 E6248x Experimental soil mechanics 3 pts. Lect: 2.5. Prerequisites: CIEN E3141 and instructor's permission. Advanced soil testing, including triaxial and plane strain compression tests; small-strain measurement. Model testing; application (of test results) to design.
The course is aimed at exposing graduate students and practitioners from
Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical Engineering, Applied
Mathematics, Physics and Materials with computational methods for
nonlinear PDEs with emphasis on continuum mechanics. Civil
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and
Materials Science students will benefit from the course by being able to analyze variety of nonlinear mechanics problems including deformation, fracture, stability, corrosion, fatigue, lifing, aging and crashworthiness of structures and materials; applied mathematics and physics students will be exposed to systematic approach aimed at formulation and numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations for various engineering and applied science problems.
ENME E6364 Nonlinear Computational Mechanics 3 pts. 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.
CIEN E9101x and y-S9101 Civil engineering research 1-4 pts. By conference. 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 E9120x and y-S9120 Independent studies in flight sciences 3 pts. 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 E9130x and y-S9130 Independent studies in construction 3 pts. 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 E9165x and y-S9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering 4 pts. 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 E9201x and y-S9201 Civil engineering reports 1-4 pts. By conference. A project on some civil engineering subject approved by the Department Chairman.
CIEN E9800x and y-S9800 Doctoral research instruction 3-12 pts. 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 E9900x and y-S9900 Doctoral dissertation 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 E3106x Dynamics and vibrations 3 pts. Lect: 2. Prerequisites: Math E1201. 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.
ENME E3113x Mechanics of solids 3 pts. 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.
ENME E3114y Experimental mechanics of materials 4 pts. 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 E3161x Fluid mechanics 4 pts. 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.
ENME E3332x A First Course in Finite Elements 3 pts.
Lect: 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing or by instructor
(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.
ENME E4113x Advanced mechanics of solids 3 pts. Lect: 3. Stress and deformation formulation in two-and three-dimensional solids; viscoelastic and plastic material in one and two dimensions energy methods.
ENME E4114y Mechanics of fracture and fatigue 3 pts. Lect: 3. 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 E4115y Micromechanics of Composite Materials 3 pts. Lect: 3 Prerequisites: ENME E4113 or equivalent, 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 E4202y Advanced mechanics 3 pts. 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 E4214y Theory of plates and shells 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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.
ENME E4215x Theory of vibrations 3 pts. 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.
ENME E4332x Finite element analysis, I 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Mechanics of solids, structural analysis, elementary computer programming, linear algebra. Matrix methods of structural analysis: displacement method and flexibility methods. Principle of stationary potential energy. Rayleigh-Ritz approximation. Finite element approximation. Displacement-based elements for structural mechanics. Isoparametric formulation.
ENME E6215y Principles and Applications of Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring 3 pts. 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 E6216y Structural Health Monitoring 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E6220y Random processes in mechanics 3 pts. Lect: 3. Prerequisites: CIEN E4111 or equivalent courses. Corequisites: ENME E4215 or equivalent courses. 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 E6315x Theory of elasticity 3 pts. Lect: 2.5.Not offered in 2014-2015. Foundations of continuum mechanics. General theorems of elasticity. Application to stress analysis and wave propagation.
ENME E6320x Computational Poromechanics 3 pts. 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. In particular, the diffusion, advection, capillarity, heating, cooling and freezing of pore fluid, the build-up of pore pressure, and the mass exchanges among the solid and fluid constituents may 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 but not limited to geophysics, biomechanics, and material sciences. The objective of this course is to present the fundamental principles of poromechanics, including 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.
ENME E6333y Finite element analysis II 3 pts. Lect: 2.5. Prerequisites: CIEN E4332 or the instructor's permission. Galerkin finite element formulation. Convergence requirements. Element and mesh instabilities. Stress calculation. Finite elements in heat flow and dynamics. Nonlinear problems. Introduction to boundary element method.
ENME E6364x Nonlinear Computational Mechanics 3 pts.
Lect: 3. Prerequisites: ENME 4332 or equivalent, elementary computer
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 computational procedures for large systems of nonlinear algebraic equations. Rationale: The course is aimed at exposing graduate students and practitioners from Civil, Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics and Materials with computational methods for nonlinear PDEs with emphasis on continuum mechanics. Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science students will benefit from the course by being able to analyze variety of nonlinear mechanics problems including deformation, fracture, stability, corrosion, fatigue, lifing, aging and crashworthiness of structures and materials; applied mathematics and physics students will be exposed to systematic approach aimed at formulation and numerical solution of nonlinear partial differential equations for various engineering and applied science problems.
ENME E8320y Viscoelasticity and plasticity 4 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E8323y Nonlinear vibrations 3 pts. Lect: 2.5.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E1115x and y Engineering graphics 3 pts. 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.
GRAP E2005y Computer-aided engineering graphics 3 pts. Lect: 1.5. Lab: 2.5.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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 E3115y Advanced computer modeling and animation 3 pts. 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.
GRAP E4005y Computer graphics in engineering 3 pts. Lect: 3.Not offered in 2014-2015. 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.