CIEE E3111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 points.

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

CIEE E3260 ENGINEERING FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Introduction to the challenges and realities of implementing design solutions with high-risk, low-resource communities in urban and rural settings in both developed and developing countries. History and theory of international development towards preparing globally responsible and informed professionals. Real-world examples of development work across technical sectors including water, sanitation, energy, health, communication technology, shelter, food systems, and environment. Role of engineering in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Course projects follow a Design for Impact process resulting in an engineering design, an action plan, and the identification of indicators for impact evaluation

Spring 2024: CIEE E3260
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEE 3260 001/13101 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Charles Newman, Hannah Matthews 3.00 23/30

CIEE E4111 UNCERTAIN/RISK-CIVIL INF SYST. 3.00 points.

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

CIEE E4116 Energy Harvesting. 3.00 points.

Pre-requisites: ENME E3114 - Experimental Mechanics of Materials or equivalent; or instructor’s permission

Criterion of energy harvesting, identification of energy sources. Theory of vibrations of discrete and continuous system, measurement and analysis. Selection of materials for energy conversion, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, thermoelectric, photovoltaic, etc. Design and characterization, modeling and fabrication of vibration, motion, wind, wave, thermal gradient, and light energy harvesters; resonance phenomenon, power electronics and energy storage and management. Applications to buildings, geothermal systems, and transportation. To alternate with ENME E4115

CIEE E4245 Tunnel design and construction. 3.00 points.

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

CIEE E4257 GROUND CONT TRANSP&REMED. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: CIEE E3250 and ENME E3161 or instructor's permission.
Sources and types of groundwater contamination. Groundwater hydrology. Groundwater contaminant fate and transport. Flow and transport in the unsaturated zone. Nonaqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow. Physical and numerical models for contaminant transport. Characterization and assessments of contaminated sites. Groundwater remediation alternatives. Regulations

CIEE E4260 URBAN ECOLOGY STUDIO. 4.00 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 2.5.

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

CIEN 9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

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

CIEN 9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Permission by department chair 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 9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) or 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 9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

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

CIEN C3004 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

CIEN E Fieldwork. 0 points.

CIEN E0001 GEOTECHNICAL/STRUCTURAL TRACK. 0.00 points.

Spring 2024: CIEN E0001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 0001 001/15417  
0.00 6/50

CIEN E0002 CONSTRUCTION TRACK. 0.00 points.

Spring 2024: CIEN E0002
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 0002 001/15418  
0.00 5/50

CIEN E0003 WATER RES/ENVIRONMENTAL TRACK. 0.00 points.

Spring 2024: CIEN E0003
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 0003 001/15419  
0.00 4/50

CIEN E1201 THE ART OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

CIEN E2000 The Roman Art of Engineering: Traditions of Planning, Construction, and Innovation. 3.00 points.

Interdisciplinary study of ancient Roman engineering and architecture in a course co-created between Arts & Sciences and Engineering. Construction principles, techniques, and materials: walls, columns, arches, vaults, domes. Iconic Roman buildings (Colosseum, Pantheon, Trajan’s Column) and infrastructure (roads, bridges, aqueducts, baths, harbors, city walls). Project organization. Roman engineering and society: machines and human labor; engineers, architects, and the army; environmental impact. Comparisons with current practice as well as cross-cultural comparisons with other pre-modern societies across the globe

CIEN E3000 THE ART OF STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Basic scientific and engineering principles used for the design of buildings, bridges, and other parts of the built infrastructure. Application of principles to analysis and design of actual large-scale structures. 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 recent developments in sustainable engineering, including green building design and adaptable structural systems

Spring 2024: CIEN E3000
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3000 001/12379 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
313 Fayerweather
George Deodatis 3.00 54/78

CIEN E3004 URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

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 process 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 E3121 STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

Spring 2024: CIEN E3121
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3121 001/13090 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
616 Hamilton Hall
Maria Feng 3.00 12/23

CIEN E3122 STEEL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

CIEN E3125 STRUCTURAL DESIGN. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113)
Design criteria for varied structural applications, including buildings and bridges; design of elements using steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and other materials

Spring 2024: CIEN E3125
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3125 001/13089 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Tom Panayotidi 3.00 15/35

CIEN E3126 COMPUTER-AIDED STRUCTRL DESIGN. 1.00 point.

Lect: 1. Lab: 1.

Corequisites: CIEN E3125.
Corequisites: CIEN E3125. Introduction to software for structural analysis and design with lab. Applications to the design of structural elements and connections

Spring 2024: CIEN E3126
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3126 001/13094 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
252 Engineering Terrace
Tom Panayotidi 1.00 13/20

CIEN E3127 STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROJECTS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3126) or CIEN E3125 and E3126 or instructor's permission
Design of steel members in accordance with AISC 360: moment redistribution in beams; plastic analysis; bearing plates; beam-columns: exact and approximate second-order analysis; design by the Effective Length method and the Direct Analysis method. Design of concrete members in accordance with ACI 318: bar anchorage and development length, bar splices, design for shear, short columns, slender columns. AISC/ASCE NSSBC design project: design of a steel bridge in accordance with National Student Steel Bridge Competition rules; computer simulation and design by using SAP2000

CIEN E3128 DESIGN PROJECTS. 4.00 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3126) 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

Spring 2024: CIEN E3128
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3128 001/13096 Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
252 Engineering Terrace
Tom Panayotidi 4.00 19/22
CIEN 3128 001/13096 T 1:10pm - 3:25pm
252 Engineering Terrace
Tom Panayotidi 4.00 19/22

CIEN E3129 PROJECT MGMT FOR CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing in Civil Engineering or instructor's permission.
Introduction to Project Management for design and construction processes. Elements of planning, estimating, scheduling, bidding, and contractual relationships. Computer scheduling and cost control. Critical path method. Design and construction activities. Field supervision

CIEN E3141 SOIL MECHANICS. 4.00 points.

Lect: 3. Lab 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113)
Index properties and classification; compaction; permeability and seepage; effective stress and stress distribution; shear strength of soil; consolidation; slope stability

CIEN E3260 ENGI FOR DEVLP COMMUNITIES. 3.00 points.

Introduction to engineering problems faced by developing communities and exploration of design solutions in the context of a real project with a community client. Emphasis is on the design of sustainable solutions that take account of social, economic, 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

CIEN E3303 IND STUDIES-CIVIL ENGIN-JUNIOR. 1.00-3.00 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department

Spring 2024: CIEN E3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3303 001/20607  
Raimondo Betti 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 002/20608  
Adrian Brugger 1.00-3.00 1/20
CIEN 3303 003/20611  
Gautam Dasgupta 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 004/20612  
George Deodatis 1.00-3.00 3/20
CIEN 3303 005/20613  
Xuan Di 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 006/20614  
Maria Feng 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 008/20616  
Marco Giometto 1.00-3.00 2/20
CIEN 3303 009/20617  
Shiho Kawashima 1.00-3.00 3/20
CIEN 3303 010/20618  
Addis Kidane 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 011/20619  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 012/20620  
Hoe Ling 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 013/20621  
Ibrahim Odeh 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 014/20622  
Markus Schlaepfer 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 015/20623  
Andrew Smyth 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 016/20624  
Waiching Sun 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 017/20625  
Haim Waisman 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3303 018/20626  
Huiming Yin 1.00-3.00 0/20

CIEN E3304 IND STUDIES-CIVIL ENGIN-SENIOR. 1.00-3.00 points.

By conference.

A project on civil engineering subjects approved by the chairman of the department

Spring 2024: CIEN E3304
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3304 001/20416  
Raimondo Betti 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3304 002/20417  
Adrian Brugger 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3304 003/20418  
Gautam Dasgupta 1.00-3.00 0/20
CIEN 3304 004/20419  
George Deodatis 1.00-3.00 4/20

CIEN E3999 FIELDWORK. 1.00-1.50 points.

CEEM undergraduate students only. Written application must be made prior to registration outlining proposed internship/study program. Final reports required. May not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited. International students must also consult with the International Students and Scholars Office

Spring 2024: CIEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3999 001/15447  
Scott Kelly 1.00-1.50 1/30
Summer 2024: CIEN E3999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 3999 001/11899  
1.00-1.50 1/30

CIEN E4010 Transportation engineering. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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

CIEN E4011 BIG DATA IN TRANSPORTATION. 3.00 points.

Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

Prerequisites: ENME E3105 Or Instructor's permission

Major elements of transportation analytics. Develop basic skills in applying fundamentals of data analytics to transportation data analysis. Apply coding languages (e.g., MATLAB, Python) and visualization tools (e.g., Excel, Carto, R, Processing) to analyze transportation data. Infer policy implications from analytics results.

Spring 2024: CIEN E4011
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4011 001/13129 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Xuan Di 3.00 24/30

CIEN E4012 Sustainable Urban Systems Engineering. 3.00 points.

Introduction to urban data analytics (analysis and visualization of new types of ‘big’ urban data, statistical tools for urban data analysis, machine learning methods, data privacy). Conceptualization of cities as complex adaptive systems (coarse-graining of urban dynamics, network models for infrastructure interdependencies, agent-based urban simulation). Integrated urban infrastructure systems design (basic design solutions for coupled, people-centric, and climate-resilient civil infrastructure systems, Monte Carlo simulations for infrastructure scenario generation)

Spring 2024: CIEN E4012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4012 001/13275 M 1:10pm - 3:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Markus Schlaepfer 3.00 27/30

CIEN E4021 ELAS/PLAS ANALYSIS-STRUCTURES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) or equivalent.
Overview of classical indeterminate structural analysis methods (force and displacement methods), approximate methods of analysis, plastic analysis methods, collapse analysis, shakedown theorem, structural optimization

CIEN E4022 BRIDGE DESIGN & MANAGEMENT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or 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, maintenance, repair, reconstruction. Bridge inventories, condition assessments, data acquisition and analysis, forecasts. Selected case histories and field visits

Spring 2024: CIEN E4022
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4022 001/13283 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
328 Uris Hall
Bojidar Yanev 3.00 13/20

CIEN E4100 EARTHQUAKE & WIND ENGINEERING. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3106) or 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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4100 001/13286 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
333 Uris Hall
Luciana Balsamo, Athina Spyridaki 3.00 30/50

CIEN E4129 MANAGING ENG & CONST PROCESSES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Graduate 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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4129
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4129 001/13289 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
1024 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Timothy McManus, John Robbins 3.00 28/44

CIEN E4130 DESIGN OF CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) 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 E4131 PRIN OF CONSTRUCTN TECHNIQUES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.
Current methods of construction, cost-effective designs, maintenance, safe work environment. Design functions, constructability, site and environmental issues

Spring 2024: CIEN E4131
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4131 001/13421 W 7:00pm - 9:30pm
524 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh 3.00 34/40

CIEN E4132 PREV&RESOL OF CONSTR DISPUTES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or CIEN E 4129 or equivalent.
Contractual relationships in the engineering and construction industry and the actions that result in disputes. Emphasis on procedures required to prevent disputes and resolve them quickly and cost-effectively. Case studies requiring oral and written presentations

CIEN E4133 CAPITAL FACILITY PLANNING/FIN. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent.
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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4133
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4133 001/13292 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
644 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Mohammad Sadegh Asgari Kachousangi 3.00 24/50

CIEN E4134 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LAW. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or the instructor's permission.
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 2024: CIEN E4134
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4134 001/13295 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Steven Charney 3.00 14/25

CIEN E4135 STRATEGIC MGT - ENG & CONSTR. 3.00 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 2024: CIEN E4135
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4135 001/13299 M 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Fredric Bell 3.00 25/44

CIEN E4136 Entrepreneurship in Engineering and Construction. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4136
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4136 001/13422 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Ibrahim Odeh 3 30/30

CIEN E4137 Managing Civil Infrastructure Systems. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (IEOR E4003) and (CIEN E4133) or IEOR E4003, CIEN E4133, or equivalent.

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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4137
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4137 001/13321 W 1:10pm - 3:40pm
420 Pupin Laboratories
Julius Chang 3 27/50

CIEN E4138 REAL ESTATE FIN/CONST MANAG. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (IEOR E2261) and (CIEN E3129) or instructor's permission.
Introduction to financial mechanics of public and private real-estate development and management. Working from perspectives of developers, investors and taxpayers, financing of several types of 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 2024: CIEN E4138
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4138 001/13327 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
633 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kevin Riordan 3.00 49/65

CIEN E4139 THRY/PRACT OF VIRTAL DSGN CONS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or instructor's permission.
History and development of Building Information Modeling (BIM), its uses in design and construction, and introduction to the importance of planning in BIM implementation. Role of visual design and construction concepts and methodologies, including integrated project delivery form in architecture, engineering, and construction industries from project design, cost estimating, scheduling, coordination, fabrication, installation, and financing

CIEN E4140 ENVIR,HLTH,SAFETY CONC CONSTR. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: Graduate student standing in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics required; preference given to students in Construction Management.
A definitive review of and comprehensive introduction to 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

CIEN E4141 PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN GLOBAL INF. 3.00 points.

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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4141
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4141 001/16452 T 7:00pm - 9:30pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Julius Chang 3.00 14/32

CIEN E4142 INTL CONSTRUCTION MGMT. 3.00 points.

Complex global construction industry environment. Social, cultural, technological, and political risks; technical, financial, and contractual risk. Understanding of successful global project delivery principals and skills for construction professionals. Industry efforts and trends to support global operational mechanism. Global Case Studies. Engage with industry expert professionals. Student group projects with active ongoing global initiatives

CIEN E4144 Real Estate Land Development Engineering. 3.00 points.

Comprehensive review of various engineering disciplines in the process of real estate land development. Engineering disciplines covered include civil, infrastructure, transportation planning, environmental planning, permitting, environmental remediation, geotechnical, and waterfront/marine. Overview of land use and environmental law, architecture and urban planning, as related to land development. Discussion of how these subjects affect decisions—cost, schedule, programming—involved in real estate development

CIEN E4145 APPLIED USE OF AEC DATA. 3.00 points.

Digital transformation optimizes day-to-day operations to provide maximum performance in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) workflows. Focuses on broadening knowledge of AEC data leading to building data management. Use of open data sets from the design, construction, and operations of buildings to learn and practice data management and its applied use. Major technical topics include Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Facility Management (FM), leading to Digital Twin data management, data processing, and data visualization

CIEN E4146 Advanced AEC Data Management. 3.00 points.

Focused on broadening knowledge of AEC data management. Use of industry data sets from the design, construction, and operations of buildings to learn and practice data management and solve problems by aggregating industry data and creating data-driven reports in dashboard format. Exploration of industry data through ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) Services. Hands-on learning experiences through a series of workshops and case studies. Guides where predictive analysis is performed and how it is used for Project Management Information System (PMIS) and Facility Management (FM), leading to Digital Twin data management, data processing, and data visualization

Spring 2024: CIEN E4146
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4146 001/13332 T 4:10pm - 6:40pm
233 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Kiseok Jeon, Marcos Diaz Gonzalez 3.00 5/30

CIEN E4148 Construction Engineering and Management Industry Field Studies. 1.00-3.00 points.

Expose students to various aspects of project management in the construction industry, enhance learning experience with real-world challenges and prepare for internships and future employment. Run for two semesters. First semester focuses on Traditional Project Management, and second semester focuses on Agile Project Management. For class project, development of a Project Management Plan (PMP) and an Operations Dashboard based on real-life examples of contracts (traditional project management) and operational excellence initiatives (agile project management)

Spring 2024: CIEN E4148
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4148 001/17738 F 11:00am - 1:30pm
328 Uris Hall
Marilisa Stigliano, Fredric Bell 1.00-3.00 5/25
CIEN 4148 002/17739 F 3:00pm - 5:30pm
328 Uris Hall
Dimitra Karachaliou, Fredric Bell 1.00-3.00 17/25

CIEN E4150 LEADERSHIP IN DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 points.

Introduces and employs various tools, concepts, and analytical frameworks to enhance students’ ability to define and analyze leadership issues. In-depth analysis of the leadership literature and practical situational immersion using industry case studies. Multiple guest lecturers from the private and public sectors throughout the semester. Term project exploring leadership challenges in the design and construction industry

CIEN E4163 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGIN:WASTEWATER. 3.00 points.

CIEN E4210 FORENSIC STRUCTURL ENGINEERING. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

CIEN E4212 STRUCTURAL FAILURES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3125) and (CIEN E3141) or equivalent; graduate student standing.
The nature and causes of structural failures and the lessons learned from them; insight into failure investigation in the practice of forensic structural engineering. Case histories of actual failures of real-life structures during construction and in service are introduced, examined, analyzed, and discussed. Students are assigned documented cases of failures of structures of various types and materials to review, discuss, and, in some cases, to conduct investigations of the causes and responsibilities. Students are required to prepare written reports and make oral presentations of selected cases

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.

CIEN E4226 ADV DESIGN OF STEEL STRUCTURES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or 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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4226
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4226 001/13329 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
1127 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Virginia Mosquera, Amr Ibrahim Aly 3.00 29/50

CIEN E4232 ADVNCD DSGN-CONCRETE STRUCTURS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3125) or CIEN E3125 or the equivalent.
Design of concrete beams for combined torsion, shear and flexure; moment-curvature relation; bar cut-off locations; design of two-way slabs; strut-and-tie method for the design of deep beams and corbels; gravity and shear wall design; retaining wall design

CIEN E4233 DESIGN OF LARGE SCALE BRIDGES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3127) or equivalent.
Design of large-scale and complex bridges with emphasis on cable-supported structures. Static and dynamic loads, component design of towers, superstructures and cables; conceptual design of major bridge types including arches, cable stayed bridges and suspension bridges

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

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3127)

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

Spring 2024: CIEN E4234
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4234 001/13342 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Elisabeth Malsch, Richard Tomasetti, Pierre Ghisbain 3 13/42

CIEN E4235 Multihazard design of structures. 3 points.

Lect: 3.

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

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

CIEN E4236 DESIGN-PRESTRESS CONCRET STRUC. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4232) or instructor's permission.
Properties of materials used in prestressed concrete; pre-tensioning versus post-tensioning; loss of prestress due to elastic shortening, friction, anchorage slip, shrinkage, creep and relaxation; full versus partial prestressing; design of beams for flexure, shear and torsion; method of load balancing; anchorage zone design; calculation of deflection by the lump-sum and incremental time-step methods; continuous beams; composite construction; prestressed slabs and columns

CIEN E4237 ARCH DESIGN, COMPUT&METHOD. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3121) and (CIEN E3125) or
Integrated methods of design and structural analysis between engineering and architecture. Lectures on historical precedents on material use, structural inventiveness and social importance. Labs on drafting and modeling software; physical modeling techniques and virtual reality visualization

CIEN E4241 GEOTECHNCL ENGNEERNG FUNDMNTLS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) or 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 E4242 GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGIN. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

CIEN E4243 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) or 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 E4244 Geosynthetics and Applications. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4241) or equivalent.
Properties of geosynthetics. Geosynthetic design for soil reinforcement. Geosynthetic applications in solid waste containment system. To alternate with CIEN E4242

CIEN E4245 TUNNEL DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 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

CIEN E4246 EARTH RETAINING STRUCTURES. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)
Retaining structures, bulkheads, cellular cofferdams, and braced excavations. Construction dewatering and underpinning. Instrumentation to monitor actual performances. Ground improvement techniques, including earth reinforcement, geotextiles, and grouting. To alternate with CIEN E4243

CIEN E4247 DES OF LARGE-SCALE FOUND SYST. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)
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

CIEN E4253 COMP SOLID MECHANICS WITH AI. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141) and (ENME E4332)
Theoretical, computational, and data-driven/machine learning techniques to derive, test, and validate computer models for solid mechanics (e.g., soil, rubber, and metals). Machine learning and data-driven simulations enabled by deep learning

CIEN E4257 CONTAM TRANSP-SUBSURFACE SYSTM. 3.00 points.

Sources and types of groundwater contamination. Groundwater hydrology. Groundwater contaminant fate and transport. Flow and transport in the unsaturated zone. Nonaqueous phase liquids and multiphase flow. Physical and numerical models for contaminant transport. Characterization and assessments of contaminated sites. Groundwater remediation alternatives. Regulations

CIEN E4300 INFRASTRUCTURAL MATERIALS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: E3113, E3114, or Instructor's Permission
Basic concepts of materials science for civil infrastructure materials. Relate composition, structure, processing to engineering properties (e.g. strength, modulus, ductility-malleability, durability). Materials covered include stone, brick, terra cotta, concrete, cast stone, metals and wood. Overview of sourcing and production, identification, fabrication, chemical, physical and mechanical properties

CIEN E4995 Topics In Civil Engineering. 3.00 points.

Special topics sections arranged as the need and availability arises. Topics are usually offered on a one-time basis. Since the content of this course changes each time it is offered, it may be repeated for credit

CIEN E4999 FIELDWORK. 1.00-1.50 points.

1-2 pts.

May be repeated for credit, but no more than 3 total points may be used for degree credit. Only for Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics graduate students who include relevant off-campus work experience as part of their approved program of study. Final report and letter of evaluation required. May not be taken for pass/fail credit or audited

Spring 2024: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/20656  
Scott Kelly 1.00-1.50 2/25
Summer 2024: CIEN E4999
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 4999 001/11900  
1.00-1.50 3/50

CIEN E6132 LEADERSHIP IN ENGINEERING&CONSTRUCTION. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4129) or equivalent. Introduces and employs various tools, concepts, and analytical frameworks to enhance students’ ability to define and analyze leadership problems. In depth analysis of the leadership literature and practical situational immersion using industry case studies. Term project exploring leadership in the engineering and construction industry, working closely with industry leaders

CIEN E6133 Advanced construction and infrastructure risk management using real options. 3 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E6131)

Advanced concepts of risk analysis and management applied to civil engineering systems. Identifying and valuing flexibility in construction and operation. Tools to perform risk analysis in flexible civil infrastructure systems. Valuation methods for real options. Risk flexibility analysis; integrating real options analysis with quantitative 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 E6246 Advanced soil mechanics. 3 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)

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

CIEN E6248 EXPERIMENTAL SOIL MECHANICS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5.Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E3141)
Advanced soil testing, including triaxial and plane strain compression tests; small-strain measurement. Model testing; application (of test results) to design

CIEN E6333 FINITE ELEM ANALYSIS II. 3.00 points.

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

CIEN E9101 CIVIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH. 1.00-6.00 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

Spring 2024: CIEN E9101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9101 001/20397  
Raimondo Betti 1.00-6.00 1/20
CIEN 9101 002/20398  
Adrian Brugger 1.00-6.00 1/20
CIEN 9101 003/20399  
Gautam Dasgupta 1.00-6.00 0/20
CIEN 9101 004/20400  
George Deodatis 1.00-6.00 3/20
CIEN 9101 005/20401  
Xuan Di 1.00-6.00 42/100
CIEN 9101 006/20402  
Maria Feng 1.00-6.00 1/20
CIEN 9101 007/20403  
Jacob Fish 1.00-6.00 0/20
CIEN 9101 008/20404  
Marco Giometto 1.00-6.00 0/20
CIEN 9101 009/20405  
Shiho Kawashima 1.00-6.00 2/20
CIEN 9101 010/20406  
Addis Kidane 1.00-6.00 2/20
CIEN 9101 011/20407  
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 1.00-6.00 1/20
CIEN 9101 012/20408  
Hoe Ling 1.00-6.00 1/20
CIEN 9101 013/20409  
Ibrahim Odeh 1.00-6.00 9/20
CIEN 9101 014/20410  
Markus Schlaepfer 1.00-6.00 0/20
CIEN 9101 015/20411  
Andrew Smyth 1.00-6.00 2/20
CIEN 9101 016/20412  
Waiching Sun 1.00-6.00 1/20
CIEN 9101 017/20413  
Haim Waisman 1.00-6.00 2/20
CIEN 9101 018/20414  
Huiming Yin 1.00-6.00 2/20
CIEN 9101 019/20415  
Fredric Bell 1.00-6.00 7/30

CIEN E9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: 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 is required. 

CIEN E9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Permission by department chair and instructor.

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

CIEN E9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: (CIEE E4252) or equivalent.

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

CIEN E9201 Civil engineering reports. 1-4 points.

By conference.

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

CIEN E9500 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR. 0.00 points.

All doctoral students are required to attend the department seminar as long as they are in residence. No degree credit is granted

Spring 2024: CIEN E9500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9500 001/13364 T 1:30pm - 3:00pm
829 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Scott Kelly 0.00 16/40

CIEN E9800 DOCTORAL RESEARCH INSTRUCTION. 3.00-12.00 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

Spring 2024: CIEN E9800
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9800 001/20610  
Raimondo Betti 3.00-12.00 1/20

CIEN E9900 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. 0.00 points.

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

Spring 2024: CIEN E9900
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CIEN 9900 001/20609  
Ibrahim Odeh 0.00 0/20

CIEN S9120 Independent studies in flight sciences. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.

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

CIEN S9130 Independent studies in construction. 3 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: Permission by Department Chairman and Instructor.

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

CIEN S9165 Independent studies in environmental engineering. 4 points.

By conference.

Prerequisites: (CIEE 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.

ENME E3105 MECHANICS. 4.00 points.

Lect: 4.

Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1401) and (MATH UN1101) and (MATH UN1102) and (APMA E2000) PHYS C1401 and MATH V1101-V1102 and V1201.
Elements of statics; dynamics of a particle and systems of particles

ENME E3106 DYNAMICS AND VIBRATIONS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.

Prerequisites: (MATH UN1201) MATH V1201.
Corequisites: ENME E3105.
Kinematics of rigid bodies; momentum and energy methods; vibrations of discrete and continuous systems; eigen-value problems, natural frequencies and modes. Basics of computer simulation of dynamics problems using MATLAB or Mathematica

Spring 2024: ENME E3106
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3106 001/13366 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
833 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Addis Kidane 3.00 89/100

ENME E3113 MECHANICS OF SOLIDS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or 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 E3114 EXPERIMENTAL MECH OF MATERIALS. 4.00 points.

Lect: 2. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113) 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

Spring 2024: ENME E3114
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 3114 001/13370 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Shiho Kawashima 4.00 9/25
ENME 3114 001/13370 F 1:00pm - 4:00pm
161 Engineering Terrace
Shiho Kawashima 4.00 9/25

ENME E3161 FLUID MECHANICS. 4.00 points.

Lect: 3. Lab: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) and 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 E3162 FLUID MECHANICS II. 3.00 points.

ENME E3332 A FIRST CRSE/FINITE ELEMENTS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Senior standing or by instructor permission,\n(Students taking ENME E3332 cannot take ENME E4332)
Corequisites: (Recommended): differential equations
Focus on formulation and application of the finite element to engineering problems such as stress analysis, heat transfer, fluid flow, and electromagnetics. Topics include finite ele?ment 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. Students taking ENME E3332 cannot take ENME E4332

ENME E4113 ADVANCED MECHANICS OF SOLIDS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

Spring 2024: ENME E4113
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4113 001/13375 T 1:10pm - 3:40pm
825 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Huiming Yin 3.00 5/25

ENME E4114 MECHANCS OF FRACTURE & FATIGUE. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

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

ENME E4115 MICROMECH OF COMPOSITE MAT. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E4113) or ENME E4113 or instructor's approval.
An introduction to the constitutive modeling of composite materials: Green’s functions in heterogeneous media, Eshelby’s equivalent inclusion methods, eigenstrains, spherical and ellipsoidal inclusions, dislocations, homogenization of elastic fields, elastic, viscoelastic and elasto-plastic constitutive modeling, micromechanics-based models

ENME E4202 ADVANCED MECHANICS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3105) or equivalent.
Differentiation of vector functions. Review of kinematics. Generalized coordinates and constraint equations. Generalized forces. Lagranges equations. Impulsive forces. Collisions. Hamiltonian. Hamiltons principle

ENME E4212 EXPERIMENTL SOLID MECHANCS. 3.00 points.

Experimental techniques, including photoelasticity, strain measurements, digital image correlation, and other optics in stress analysis, emphasizing engineering applications. Fundamental concepts in solid mechanics and measurement science. Performance of high-quality experimental studies

ENME E4214 THEORY OF PLATES AND SHELLS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3113) 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

Spring 2024: ENME E4214
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 4214 001/13389 Th 4:10pm - 6:40pm
522a Kent Hall
Gautam Dasgupta 3.00 1/10

ENME E4215 THEORY OF VIBRATIONS. 3.00 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

ENME E4332 FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS I. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: Mechanics of solids, structural analysis, elementary computer programming (MATLAB) is recommended, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations.
Direct stiffness approach for trusses. Strong and weak forms for one-dimensional problems. Galerkin finite element formulation, shape functions, Gauss quadrature, convergence. Multidimensional scalar field problems (heat conduction), triangular and rectangular elements, Isoparametric formulation. Multidimensional vector field problems (linear elasticity). Practical FE modeling with commercial software (ABAQUS). Computer implementation of the finite element method. Advanced topics. Not open to undergraduate students

ENME E4363 MULTISCALE COMP SCI & ENGIN. 3.00 points.

Lect.: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E4332) and 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

ENME E6215 PRIN/APP SENSORS STRC HLTH MON. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5. Lab: 0.5.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215) ENME E4215
Concepts, principles, and applications of various sensors for sensing structural parameters and nondestructive evaluation techniques for subsurface inspection, data acquisition, and signal processing techniques. Lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratory experiments

ENME E6216 STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4215) and (ENME E4332) 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 E6220 STOCHASTIC ENGINEERING MECHANICS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (CIEN E4111) and (ENME E4215) or CIEN E4111 and ENME E4215 or equivalent.
Review of random variables. Random process theory: stationary and ergodic processes, correlation functions and power spectra, non-stationary, non-white and non-Gaussian processes. Uncertainty quantification and simulation of environmental excitations and material/media properties, even when subject to limited/incomplete data: joint time-frequency analysis, sparse representations and compressive sampling concepts and tools. Stochastic dynamics and reliability assessment of diverse engineering systems: complex nonlinear/hysteretic behaviors and/or fractional derivative modeling. Emphasis on solution methodologies based on Monte Carlo simulation, statistical linearization, and Wiener path integral. Examples from civil, marine, mechanical and aerospace engineering

Spring 2024: ENME E6220
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6220 001/13378 M 7:00pm - 9:30pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
Ioannis Kougioumtzoglou 3.00 9/25

ENME E6320 COMPUTATIONAL POROMECHANICS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E3332) or ENME E3332 or instructor's permission
A fluid infiltrating porous solid is a multiphase material whose mechanical behavior is significantly influenced by the pore fluid. Diffusion, advection, capillarity, heating, cooling, and freezing of pore fluid, buildup of pore pressure, and mass exhanges among solid and fluid constituents all influence the stability and integrity of the solid skeleton, causing shrinkage, swelling, fracture, or liquefaction. These coupling phenomena are important for numerous disciplines, including geophysics, biomechanics, and material sciences. Fundamental principles of poromechanics essential for engineering practice and advanced study on porous media. Topics include balance principles, Biot’s poroelasticity, mixture theory, constitutive modeling of path independent and dependent multiphase materials, numerical methods for parabolic and hyperbolic systems, inf-sup conditions, and common stabilization procedures for mixed finite element models, explicit and implicit time integrators, and operator splitting techniques for poromechanics problems

Spring 2024: ENME E6320
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6320 001/13401 M 10:10am - 12:40pm
327 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Waiching Sun 3.00 7/10

ENME E6333 FINITE ELEM ANALYSIS II. 3.00 points.

Lect: 2.5.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4332)
FE formulation for beams and plates. Generalized eigenvalue problems (vibrations and buckling). FE formulation for time-dependent parabolic and hyperbolic problems. Nonlinear problems, linearization, and solution algorithms. Geometric and material nonlinearities. Introduction to continuum mechanics. Total and updated Lagrangian formulations. Hyperelasticity and plasticity. Special topics: fracture and damage mechanics, extended finite element method

Spring 2024: ENME E6333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6333 001/13380 Th 7:00pm - 9:30pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Haim Waisman 3.00 4/18

ENME E6364 NONLINEAR COMPUTATIONAL MECH. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (ENME E4332) or equivalent, elementary computer programming, linear algebra.
The formulations and solution strategies for finite element analysis of nonlinear problems are developed. Topics include the sources of nonlinear behavior (geometric, constitutive, boundary condition), derivation of the governing discrete equations for nonlinear systems such as large displacement, nonlinear elasticity, rate independent and dependent plasticity and other nonlinear constitutive laws, solution strategies for nonlinear problems (e.g. incrementation, iteration), and computational procedures for large systems of nonlinear algebraic equations

Spring 2024: ENME E6364
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6364 001/13382 Th 1:10pm - 3:40pm
516 Hamilton Hall
Jacob Fish 3.00 5/25

ENME E6370 TURBULENCE THEORY & MODELING. 3.00 points.

Lec.: 3

Prerequisites: (ENME E3161) or equivalent; Ordinary and partial differential equations.
Ordinary and partial differential equations. Turbulence phenomenology; spatial and temporal scales in turbulent flows; statistical description, filtering and Reynolds decomposition, equations governing the resolved flow, fluctuations and their energetics; turbulence closure problem for RANS and LES; two equation turbulence models and second moment closures

Spring 2024: ENME E6370
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
ENME 6370 001/13353 W 4:10pm - 6:40pm
337 Seeley W. Mudd Building
Marco Giometto 3.00 9/25

ENME E8310 ADV CONTINUUM MECHANICS. 4.00 points.

Lect.: 3Not offered during 2023-2024 academic year.

Prerequisites: (MECE E6422) and (MECE E6423)
Review of continuum mechanics in Cartesian coordinates; tensor calculus and the calculus of variation; large deformations in curvilinear coordinates; electricity problems and applications

ENME E8320 VISCOELASTICITY AND PLASTICITY. 4.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Prerequisites: (ENME E6315) or 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

GRAP E1115 Engineering graphics. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

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

GRAP E3115 Advanced computer modeling and animation. 3 points.

Lect: 1. Lab: 3.

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

GRAP E4005 COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN ENGIN. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

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

Spring 2024: GRAP E4005
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
GRAP 4005 001/13386 F 4:10pm - 6:40pm
415 Schapiro Cepser
3.00 3/25

ECIA W4100 MGMT & DEVPT OF WATER SYSTEMS. 3.00 points.

Lect: 3.

Decision analytic framework for operating, managing, and planning water systems, considering changing climate, values and needs. Public and private sector models explored through US-international case studies on topics ranging from integrated watershed management to the analysis of specific projects for flood mitigation, water and wastewater treatment, or distribution system evaluation and improvement

CEOR E4011 INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION. 3.00 points.

Lect.: 3.

Prerequisites: Basic linear algebra. Basic probability and statistics. Engineering economics concepts. Basic spreadsheet analysis and programming skills. Subject to instructor's permission.
Engineering economic concepts. Basic spreadsheet analysis and programming skills. Subject to instructor's permission. Infrastructure design and systems concepts, analysis, and design under competing/conflicting objectives, transportation network models, traffic assignments, optimization, and the simplex algorithm