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 solutions that take account of social, economical, and governance issues, and that can be implemented now or in the near future. 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.

Spring 2017: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/61056 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Matthew Sisul 3 34/35

CIEE E4163 Sustainable Water Treatment and Reuse. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 39

CIEN E3000 The art of structural design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Application of principles to analysis and design 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 design and construction of large-scale structures. Introduction to some recent developments in sustainable engineering, including green building design and adaptable structural systems.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3000 001/16216 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
517 Hamilton Hall
George Deodatis 3 66/70

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3004
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3004 001/15028 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Julius Chang, Ibrahim Odeh 3 32/40

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

Lect: 3.

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 31/50

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3121 001/67717 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Maria Feng 3 29/40

CIEN E3125 Structural design. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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

Spring 2017: CIEN E3125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3125 001/26580 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3 34/40

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. Lab required. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E3126
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3126 001/28760 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
639 Seeley W. Mudd Building
George Deodatis 1 32/40

CIEN E3127 Structural design projects. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 17/35

CIEN E3128 Design projects. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E3128
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3128 001/74924 W 10:00am - 11:25am
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 4 23/40
CIEN 3128 001/74924 M 10:00am - 12:25pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 4 23/40

CIEN E3129 Project management for construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 32/35

CIEN E3141 Soil mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab 3.

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

Spring 2017: CIEN E3141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3141 001/60850 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
WaiChing Sun 4 27/40
CIEN 3141 001/60850 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
161 Engineering Terrace
WaiChing Sun 4 27/40

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.

Fall 2016: CIEN E3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3303 001/15045  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 002/15976  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 003/76293  
George Deodatis 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 004/10040  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 005/77116  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 006/63222  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 007/60545  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 008/11852  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 009/14131  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 010/18327  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 011/68502  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 012/60664  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 013/69015  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 014/67093  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 015/26728  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 016/91447  
Julius Chang 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 017/91749  
Xose Bierd 1-3 2
Spring 2017: CIEN E3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3303 001/26321  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 002/77329  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 003/28713  
George Deodatis 1-3 1
CIEN 3303 004/22551  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 005/73054  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 006/29213  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 007/64911  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 008/11022  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 009/70920  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 010/70138  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 011/67351  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 012/68149  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 013/70428  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 014/65489  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 015/71342  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 016/77081  
Julius Chang 1-3 0
CIEN 3303 017/92648  
Xose Bierd 1-3 0

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.

Fall 2016: CIEN E3304
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3304 001/22793  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 002/14367  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 003/69066  
George Deodatis 1-3 1
CIEN 3304 004/20387  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 1
CIEN 3304 005/10924  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 006/67747  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 007/15843  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 008/72903  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 009/77052  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 010/61945  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 011/65569  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 012/18792  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 1
CIEN 3304 013/62105  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 014/64945  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 015/25837  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 016/92500  
Julius Chang 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 017/93448  
Xose Bierd 1-3 0
Spring 2017: CIEN E3304
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3304 001/60725  
Raimondo Betti 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 002/29555  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 003/10448  
George Deodatis 1-3 2
CIEN 3304 004/63735  
Patricia Culligan 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 005/19586  
Maria Feng 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 006/71372  
Hoe Ling 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 007/70013  
Andrew Smyth 1-3 4
CIEN 3304 008/74058  
Upmanu Lall 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 009/71345  
Huiming Yin 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 010/60750  
Haim Waisman 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 011/66335  
Jacob Fish 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 012/22491  
Shiho Kawashima 1-3 2
CIEN 3304 013/60844  
WaiChing Sun 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 014/14380  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 015/21457  
Xuan Di 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 016/11064  
Julius Chang 1-3 0
CIEN 3304 017/92998  
Xose Bierd 1-3 0

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4010
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4010 001/16374 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Daniel Peterson 3 23/50

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

Lect: 3.

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.

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, maintenance, repair, reconstruction. Bridge inventories, condition assessments, data acquisition and analysis, forecasts. Selected case histories and field visits.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4022
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4022 001/63791 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Bojidar Yanev 3 20/40

CIEN E4100 Earthquake and wind engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4100 001/73265 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Seyed Ali Hashemi Nezhad Ashrafi 3 32/60

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

Lect: 3.

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 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. 

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 35/40

CIEN E4131 Principles of construction techniques. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 63/60
Spring 2017: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/72343 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Ibrahim Odeh 3 24/40

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

Lect: 3.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4132
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4132 001/20402 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
3 39/40

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. 

Fall 2016: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/74876 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
702 Hamilton Hall
Julius Chang 3 50/50
Spring 2017: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/87100 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
3 13/40

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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4134
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4134 001/27067 T 6:50pm - 9:35pm
423 Kent Hall
Bettina Carbajal, Robert Rubin 3 14/15

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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4135
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4135 001/27699 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
602 Northwest Corner
Christopher Latuso 3 30/30

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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4136 001/69171 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh, Gregory Sauter 3 36/30

CIEN E4137 Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4137 001/64829 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Julius Chang 3 38/40

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

Lect: 3.

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 real estate 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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4138 001/11285 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
627 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Arkar Latt 3 47/50

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

Lect: 3.

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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4139
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4139 001/18197 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
222 Pupin Laboratories
3 24/25

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

Lect: 3

A definitive review and comprehensive introduction to the construction industry best practices and fundamental concepts of environmental health and safety management systems (EH&S) 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 45/65

CIEN E4210 Forensic Structural Engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4212
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4212 001/18001 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
424 Pupin Laboratories
Robert Ratay 3 5/30

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
Mario Valenti 3 5/40

CIEN E4226 Advanced design of steel structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4226
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4226 001/10806 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Pawel Woelke, Amr Ibrahim Aly 3 39/55

CIEN E4232 Advanced design of concrete structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Design of concrete beams for combined torsion, shear and flexure; moment-curvature relation; design of two-way slabs; strut-and-tie method for the design of deep beams and corbels; gravity and shear wall design. Design project of a multistory reinforced concrete building.  

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.

Design of large-scale and complex bridges with emphasis on cable-supported structures.  Static and dynamic loads, component 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.

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. 

Spring 2017: CIEN E4234
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4234 001/28094 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
503 Hamilton Hall
Elisabeth Malsch, Richard Tomasetti 3 36/50

CIEN E4235 Multihazard design of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4236
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4236 001/27040 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
303 Hamilton Hall
Tom Panayotidi 3 20/40

CIEN E4241 Geotechnical engineering fundamentals. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

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.

Spring 2017: CIEN E4242
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4242 001/74265 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
103 Knox Hall
Hoe Ling 3 17/35

CIEN E4243 Foundation engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Focus on deep foundations in difficult conditions and constraints of designing foundations. Design process from the start of field investigations through construction and the application of deep foundations.

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, Marc Gallagher 3 10/35

CIEN E4253 Finite elements in geotechnical engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

State-of-the-art computer solutions in geotechnical engineering; 3D consolidation, seepage flows, and soil-structure interaction; element and mesh instabilities. 

CIEN E4260 Urban ecology studio. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

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 4/20
CIEN 4260 001/14239 W 2:00pm - 4:00pm
253 Engineering Terrace
Patricia Culligan 4 4/20
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.

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.

Fall 2016: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/73389  
George Deodatis 1 16
Spring 2017: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/24483  
George Deodatis 1 0/25

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

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

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 E6246 Advanced soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

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

Spring 2017: CIEN E6246
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 6246 001/24845 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
414 Pupin Laboratories
Hoe Ling 3 0/30

CIEN E6248 Experimental soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

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 chair.

Fall 2016: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/76947  
Raimondo Betti 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 002/75464  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 003/66978  
George Deodatis 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 004/68880  
Patricia Culligan 1-4 3
CIEN 9101 005/71715  
Maria Feng 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 006/23602  
Hoe Ling 1-4 3
CIEN 9101 007/62253  
Andrew Smyth 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 008/68711  
Upmanu Lall 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 009/18367  
Huiming Yin 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 010/77471  
Haim Waisman 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 011/11196  
Jacob Fish 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 012/65819  
Shiho Kawashima 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 013/19178  
WaiChing Sun 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 014/25705  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 015/65869  
Feniosky Pena-Mora 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 016/15741  
Ibrahim Odeh 1-4 4
CIEN 9101 017/11742  
Julius Chang 1-4 4
CIEN 9101 018/24781  
Xose Bierd 1-4 13
CIEN 9101 019/24705  
Theodore Zoli 1-4 1
Spring 2017: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/61596  
Raimondo Betti 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 002/72139  
Gautam Dasgupta 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 003/73817  
George Deodatis 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 004/64466  
Patricia Culligan 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 005/64491  
Maria Feng 1-4 2
CIEN 9101 006/24697  
Hoe Ling 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 007/27802  
Andrew Smyth 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 008/71475  
Upmanu Lall 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 009/29043  
Huiming Yin 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 010/63110  
Haim Waisman 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 011/19041  
Jacob Fish 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 012/18344  
Shiho Kawashima 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 013/76795  
WaiChing Sun 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 014/20275  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1-4 0
CIEN 9101 015/76249  
Xuan Di 1-4 1
CIEN 9101 017/74687  
Ibrahim Odeh 1-4 6
CIEN 9101 018/16235  
Julius Chang 1-4 0

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.

Fall 2016: CIEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9800 001/74355  
Raimondo Betti 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 002/21049  
Gautam Dasgupta 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 003/17453  
George Deodatis 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 004/76368  
Patricia Culligan 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 005/77189  
Maria Feng 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 006/72376  
Hoe Ling 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 007/12222  
Andrew Smyth 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 008/10671  
Upmanu Lall 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 009/62734  
Huiming Yin 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 010/24287  
Haim Waisman 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 012/13460  
Shiho Kawashima 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 013/67439  
WaiChing Sun 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 014/27807  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 015/24463  
Ibrahim Odeh 3-12 0
Spring 2017: CIEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9800 001/27160  
Raimondo Betti 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 002/66328  
Gautam Dasgupta 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 003/10893  
George Deodatis 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 004/75736  
Patricia Culligan 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 005/22455  
Maria Feng 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 006/63855  
Hoe Ling 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 007/74422  
Andrew Smyth 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 008/73247  
Upmanu Lall 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 009/28545  
Huiming Yin 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 010/67612  
Haim Waisman 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 011/11523  
Jacob Fish 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 012/76200  
Shiho Kawashima 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 013/16230  
WaiChing Sun 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 014/27043  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 015/19598  
Xuan Di 3-12 0
CIEN 9800 016/29759  
Ibrahim Odeh 3-12 0

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.

Fall 2016: CIEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9900 001/76125  
Raimondo Betti 0 0
CIEN 9900 002/12312  
Gautam Dasgupta 0 0
CIEN 9900 003/73902  
George Deodatis 0 1
CIEN 9900 004/69142  
Patricia Culligan 0 0
CIEN 9900 005/73191  
Maria Feng 0 0
CIEN 9900 006/67214  
Hoe Ling 0 0
CIEN 9900 007/71679  
Andrew Smyth 0 0
CIEN 9900 008/68745  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
CIEN 9900 009/65125  
Huiming Yin 0 0
CIEN 9900 010/28116  
Haim Waisman 0 0
CIEN 9900 011/63675  
Jacob Fish 0 0
CIEN 9900 012/16652  
Shiho Kawashima 0 0
CIEN 9900 013/12010  
WaiChing Sun 0 0
CIEN 9900 014/23543  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0 0
CIEN 9900 015/69641  
Ibrahim Odeh 0 1
Spring 2017: CIEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9900 001/62315  
Raimondo Betti 0 0
CIEN 9900 002/70242  
Gautam Dasgupta 0 0
CIEN 9900 003/27078  
George Deodatis 0 0
CIEN 9900 004/13700  
Patricia Culligan 0 0
CIEN 9900 005/77120  
Maria Feng 0 0
CIEN 9900 006/13703  
Hoe Ling 0 0
CIEN 9900 007/24228  
Andrew Smyth 0 0
CIEN 9900 008/75416  
Upmanu Lall 0 0
CIEN 9900 009/22652  
Huiming Yin 0 0
CIEN 9900 010/64255  
Haim Waisman 0 0
CIEN 9900 011/21177  
Jacob Fish 0 0
CIEN 9900 012/23901  
Shiho Kawashima 0 0
CIEN 9900 013/17719  
WaiChing Sun 0 0
CIEN 9900 014/15413  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 0 0
CIEN 9900 015/11805  
Xuan Di 0 0
CIEN 9900 016/29558  
Ibrahim Odeh 0 0

ENME E3105 Mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 4.

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

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 34/100
ENME 3105 001/20330 F 11:40am - 2:10pm
413 Kent Hall
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 4 34/100
Spring 2017: ENME E3105
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3105 001/68246 M W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
James Hone 4 30/80

ENME E3106 Dynamics and vibrations. 3 points.

Lect: 2.

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.

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 33/50
Spring 2017: ENME E3106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3106 001/25722 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Andrew Smyth 3 57/60

ENME E3113 Mechanics of solids. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Corequisites: ENME E3105

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 93/125

ENME E3114 Experimental mechanics of materials. 4 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.

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.

Spring 2017: ENME E3114
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3114 001/14039 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Shiho Kawashima 4 25/40
ENME 3114 001/14039 Th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Shiho Kawashima 4 25/40

ENME E3161 Fluid mechanics. 4 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

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.

Corequisites: (Recommended): differential equations

Focus on formulation and application of the finite element 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.  

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 18/35

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 7/25

ENME E4114 Mechanics of fracture and fatigue. 3 points.

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

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

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 elastoplastic constitutive modeling, micromechanics-based models.

Spring 2017: ENME E4115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4115 001/10369 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Huiming Yin 3 1/25

ENME E4202 Advanced mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

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 19/50

ENME E4332 Finite element analysis, I. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 50/60

ENME E4363 Multiscale Computational Science and Engineering. 3 points.

Lect.: 3

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.

Spring 2017: ENME E4363
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4363 001/23314 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Jacob Fish 3 6/20

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

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.

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.

Spring 2017: ENME E6215
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6215 001/68227 T 10:10am - 12:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Maria Feng 3 10/20

ENME E6216 Structural Health Monitoring. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 intelligence maintenance. Lectures and demonstrations, hands-on laboratory experiments.

ENME E6220 Random processes in mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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.

Spring 2017: ENME E6220
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6220 001/77440 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3 6/20

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.

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 exchanges 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spring 2017: ENME E8310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 8310 001/61503 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Gautam Dasgupta 3 3/20

ENME E8320 Viscoelasticity and plasticity. 4 points.

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

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.

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.

Focus on 3D software design for applications in engineering design, manufacturing, and graphics presentations. Introduction to 3D design using advanced 3D modeling and visualization technologies using Maya and SolidWorks. The design process includes idea conception, 3D model development as well as 3D printing and CNC milling manufacturing specifications derived directly from the 3D models produced in class. Introduction to the process of creating 3D models that are suitable for 3D printing, CNC milling, Injection Molding, and Laser Cutting for buildings. Different models and drawing specifications taught that are required by different manufacturing technologies. 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 31/45
Spring 2017: GRAP E1115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 1115 001/13769 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
227 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xose Bierd 3 45/45

GRAP E3115 Advanced computer modeling and animation. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

Focus on the use of 3D modeling, animation and simulation technologies for 3D design, 3D analysis, design presentations and manufacturing. Modeling, animation and simulation for mechanical models, structural models, kinematics models, design visualization, and other applications of 3D software technologies. Introduction to advanced 3D modeling and visualization tools such as SolidWorks, Maya, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and Final Cut Pro. Different uses and applications taught 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 36/35
Spring 2017: GRAP E3115
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 3115 001/15181 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xose Bierd 3 35/35

GRAP E4005 Computer graphics in engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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 6/20

CEOR E4011 Infrastructure systems optimization. 3 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Fall 2016: CEOR E4011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CEOR 4011 001/62205 F 10:10am - 12:40pm
834 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xuan Di 3 16/30

CIEN E4141 Public-Private Partnershp. 3 points.

Not offered during 2016-17 academic year.

Delivery of infrastructure assets through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Value for Money analysis. Project organization. Infrastructure sector characterization. Risk analysis, allocation and mitigation. Monte Carlo methods and Real Options. Project finance and financing instruments. Case studies from transportation, water supply and energy sectors.

CIEN E9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

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 is required. 

CIEN E9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

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.

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 department chair.

CIEN 9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

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 9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

A project on some civil engineering subject approved by department chair.