Civil Engineering (CIVE)

CIVE 819  FLOW SYSTEMS DESIGN (3 credits)

Application of hydraulic principles to the design of water distribution systems, wastewater and stormwater collection systems, channelized flow systems and treatment facilities. (Cross-listed with CIVE 419).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326 or CIVE 327; Corequisite: CIVE 352

CIVE 821  HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT (3 credits)

Survey of the hazardous waste management system in the USA. State and federal hazardous waste regulations. Chemical characteristics of hazardous waste and unit operations and precesses used for treatment of soil, water, and air. (Cross-listed with CIVE 421).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326.

CIVE 822  POLLUTION PREVENTION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (3 credits)

Introduction to pollution prevention (P2) and waste minimization methods. Practical applications to small businesses and industries. Legislative and historical development of P2 systems analysis, waste estimation, P2 methods, P2 economics, and sources of P2 information. (Cross-listed with CIVE 422).

CIVE 823  PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL TREATMENT PROCESSES IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENG (3 credits)

Evaluation and analysis of physical and chemical unit operations and processes applied to the treatment of water, wastewater, and hazardous wastes.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE326 and CIVE425

CIVE 824  SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Planning design and operation of solid and waste collection processing, treatment, and disposal systems including materials, resources and energy recovery systems. (Cross-listed with CIVE 424).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326 and CIVE 334

CIVE 826  DESIGN OF WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES (3 credits)

Analyses of water supplies and design of water treatment and distribution systems. (Cross-listed with CIVE 426).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE425

CIVE 827  DESIGN OF WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND DISPOSAL FACILITIES (3 credits)

Analysis of systems for wastewater treatment and disposal. (Cross-listed with CIVE 427).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 425

CIVE 828  ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY (3 credits)

Basic concepts from general chemistry. Thermodynamic and kinetic basis for the composition of aquatic systems. Equilibrium chemistry, including acid-base reactions, reduction-oxidation reactions, metal speciation and precipitation, and gas/liquid partitioning.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 829  BIOLOGICAL WASTE TREATMENT (3 credits)

Principles of biological processes and their application in the design of waste treatment systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326 or equivalent.

CIVE 830  FUNDAMENTALS OF WATER QUALITY MODELING (3 credits)

Comprehensive study of water quality and the effects of various water pollutants on the aquatic environment; modeling of water quality variables. (Cross-listed with CIVE 430).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326

CIVE 831  SMALL TREATMENT SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Design of small and decentralized waste water management systems. (Cross-listed with CIVE 431.)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326 or permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 834  SOIL MECHANICS II (3 credits)

(Lecture 3, option Lab 3) Application of the effective stress principle to shear strength of cohesive soils; analysis of stability of slopes. Development of continuum relationships for soils; solutions for stresses and displacements for an elastic continuum, solution of the consolidation equation for various initial and boundary conditions.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE334

CIVE 836  FOUNDATION ENGINEER (3-4 credits)

(Lecture 3, Optional Lab 3) Subsoil exploration and interpretation; selection of foundation systems; determination of allowable bearing capacity and settlement; design of deep foundations; pile driving analysis; control of groundwater.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE334

CIVE 839  INTRODUCTION TO BRIDGE ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Structural types, bridge loads, design of bridge slabs, steel girder bridges, and prestressed concrete girder bridges. Evaluation of existing bridges. Problems related to fatigue and corrosion. Field testing of bridges.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE440 or CIVE441 or CIVE840

CIVE 840  REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN I (3 credits)

Introduction to the design of reinforced concrete building components. Emphasis is placed on the design of flexural and compression members, simple walls, foundations, and floor systems using the latest ACI design requirements.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE341

CIVE 842  STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (3 credits)

Dynamic behavior of civil engineering structures. Free and forced vibrations of multi degree-of-freedom systems. Response of continuous beam and frames. Elasto-plastic behavior. Dynamic loads on bridges. Analysis and design considerations for buildings and bridges subjected to seismic loadings. Emphasis is on application of computer-aided numerical procedures.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE341

CIVE 843  ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3 credits)

Matrix analysis methods and computer solutions for indeterminate structures. Additional topics: static condensation, shear deformations, and non-prismatic members in matrix-based analyses, moment distribution method, load cases and load combinations for buildings and bridges, and influence lines and analysis for moving loads. (Cross-listed with CIVE 443)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 341. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 844  STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND PLANNING (3 credits)

Principles of design of steel and reinforced concrete structural building systems, planning of building vertical and horizontal load resisting systems, and bridge systems. Several design projects involve indeterminate analysis and design concepts for both steel and reinforced concrete. (Cross-listed with CIVE 444).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 440 and CIVE 441

CIVE 846  STEEL DESIGN II (3 credits)

A continuation of CIVE 441. The principles and procedures used in design of steel buildings, design of plate girders, design and analysis of building systems, design and analysis of composite steel-concrete building systems, innovative building systems, and introduction to seismic design of steel buildings. Plate buckling, beam, column, and beam-column design. Frame stability. Introduction to connection design.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE441

CIVE 847  REINFORCED CONCRETE II (3 credits)

Shear friction theory, strut-and-tie modeling, anchorage, deflection, slender and bi-axially loaded members, torsion, two-way action and punching shear, and footing design. Excel spreadsheets are developed and used for various design tasks. (Continuation of topics covered in CIVE 440/CIVE 840.) (Cross-listed with CIVE 447).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 440 or CIVE 840

CIVE 849  INTRODUCTORY FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS IN SOLID MECHANICS (3 credits)

Matrix methods of analysis. The finite element stiffness method with a focus on solid mechanics. Isoparametric elements formulation based on energy principles. Perform finite element analyses using commercial software.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 443 or 843

CIVE 850  PRESTRESSED CONCRETE (3 credits)

Analysis and design of prestressed concrete members. Axial force, bending, shear, torsion, prestress losses, initial and long-term deflection, partial prestressing, statically indeterminate structures.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE341 and CIVE440

CIVE 851  INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (3 credits)

Matrix methods of analysis. The finite element stiffness method. Computer programs. Applications to structures and soils. Introduction to finite element analysis of fluid flow. (Cross-listed with CIVE 451).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): MENG 3250 or EMEC 3250; and MENG 4800 or EMEC 4800.

CIVE 852  WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT (3 credits)

Theory and application of systems engineering with emphasis on optimization and simulation techniques for evaluating alternatives in water resources developments related to water supply, flood control, hydroelectric power, drainage, water quality, water distribution, irrigation and water measurement. (Cross-listed with CIVE 452).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 352

CIVE 853  GIS IN WATER RESOURCES (3 credits)

Familiarization with a wide range of spatial information and used in hydrologic and water resources analysis. Development of expertise in GIS systems, especially ArcGIS, Digital mapping and analysis of water resources information. Hydrologic terrain analysis using digital elevation models. Integration of time series and geospatial data. Hydrologic Information Systems. River and watershed networks. Evapotranspiration, Precipitation (PRISM), Soil, and Landuse maps, and databases. Use of Remote Sensing tools.

CIVE 854  HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Fundamentals of hydraulics with applications of mechanics of solids, mechanics of fluids, and engineering economics to the design of hydraulic structures. Continuity, momentum, and energy principles are applied to special problems from various branches of hydraulic engineering. (Cross-listed with CIVE 454).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 352

CIVE 855  NONPOINT SOURCE POLLUTION CONTROL ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Identification, characterization, and assessment of nonpoint source pollutants; transport mechanisms and remediation technologies; design methodologies and case studies. (Cross-listed with CIVE 455).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 326 and CIVE 352

CIVE 856  SURFACE WATER HYDROLOGY (3 credits)

Stochastic analysis of hydrological data and processes including rainfall, runoff, infiltration, temperature, solar radiation, wind, and non-point pollution. Space-time hydrologic modeling with emphasis on the application of techniques in the design of engineering projects. (Cross-listed with CIVE 456).

CIVE 857  APPLIED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3 credits)

Review of basic concepts. Mesh generation using a preprocessor. 2D and 3D Model generation. Boundary conditions. Implicit and explicit solution algorithms. Interpretation of analysis results using a post-processor. Solution of problems using existing FE software.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE851

CIVE 858  GROUNDWATER ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Application of engineering principles to the movement of groundwater. Analysis and design of wells, well fields, and artificial recharge. Analysis of pollutant movement. (Cross-listed with CIVE 458).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 352.

CIVE 859  RELIABILITY OF STRUCTURES (3 credits)

Fundamental concepts related to structural reliability, safety measures, load models, resistance models, system reliability, optimum safety levels, and optimization of design codes.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE341, not open to nondegree students

CIVE 861  URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING (3 credits)

Development of urban transportation planning objectives and goals. Data collection procedures, land use and travel forecasting techniques, trip generation, trip distribution, modal choice analysis, and traffic assignment. Site development and traffic impact analysis. (Cross-listed with CIVE 461).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 361

CIVE 862  HIGHWAY DESIGN (3 credits)

Design of roadways, intersections, interchanges, parking facilities, and land development site access and circulation. Emphasis on design projects. (Cross-listed with CIVE462)

CIVE 863  TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Design of signalized intersections, arterial street and network signal systems, and freeway control systems. Emphasis on design projects. (Cross-listed with CIVE463)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE361

CIVE 864  ANALYSIS AND ESTIMATION OF TRANSPORTATION DEMAND (3 credits)

Introduction to conceptual, methodological and mathematical foundations of analysis and design of transportation services; review of probabilistic modeling; application of discrete choice models to demand analysis.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE461 or CIVE861 or equivalent

CIVE 865  HIGHWAY GEOMETRICS (3 credits)

Principles of highway geometrics. Sight distances, design vehicles, vehicle characteristics, horizontal and vertical alignment, cross section elements, and at-grade intersections and interchanges.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (CIVE462 or CIVE862), not open to nondegree students

CIVE 866  TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTICS (3 credits)

Use of the concepts of volume, speed, density, and capacity to describe the characteristics and performance of surface, air, and water transportation systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (CIVE463 or CIVE863) and (STAT3800 or MATH3800)

CIVE 867  TRANSPORTATION SAFETY ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Safety criteria in the planning, design and operation phases of highway, rail, airport, mass transit, pipeline, and waterway transportation systems. Background of safety legislation and funding requirements. Identification of high accident locations and methods to determine cost/effectiveness of improvements.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission.

CIVE 868  AIRPORT PLANNING AND DESIGN (3 credits)

Planning and design of general aviation and air-carrier airports. Land-side components include vehicle ground access systems, vehicle circulation parking and terminal buildings. Air-side componenents include aircraft apron-gate area, taxiway system, runway system and air traffic control facilities and airspace. Emphasis on design projects. (Cross-listed with CIVE468)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE361

CIVE 869  COMPUTER-AIDED INTERCHANGE DESIGN (3 credits)

Principles of high-speed traffic operations, safety, and decision making related to critical design parameters used for optimal interchange geometric design through development of an interchange design project using graphical and civil engineering software.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 862. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 871  BITUMINOUS MATERIALS AND MIXTURES (3 credits)

Understanding of the physical, chemical, geometrical, and mechanical characteristics and practical applications of bituminous materials and mixtures. Fundamental mechanics for elastic and inelastic materials and basic theories associated with mechanical data analyses and designs. Recent advances and significant research outcomes for further discussions. Applications of theories to laboratory and field testing. (Cross-listed with CIVE 471)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 378. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 872  PAVEMENT DESIGN AND EVALUATION (3 credits)

Thickness design of flexible and rigid pavement systems for highways and airports; design of paving materials; evaluation and strengthening of existing pavements. (Cross-listed with CIVE 472).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 334

CIVE 875  WATER QUALITY STRATEGY (3 credits)

A holistic approach to the selection and analysis of planning strategies for protecting water quality from nonpoint sources of contamination. An introduction to the use of methods of analyzing the impact of strategies on whole systems and subsystem for selecting strategies; and for evaluating present strategies.

CIVE 881  COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3 credits)

Introduction of numerical methods to solve problems in civil engineering, including finding roots of equations, solving linear algebra equations, optimization, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, and finite difference method. Computational methods in numerical integration, matrix operations and ordinary differential equations as they apply to civil engineering problems. (Cross-listed with CIVE 481)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 898  SPECIAL TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-6 credits)

Special problems, topics, or research in civil engineering. (Cross-listed with CIVE 498).

CIVE 899  MASTERS THESIS (1-10 credits)

Master's Thesis

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser, Not open to nondegree students.

CIVE 916  ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (3 credits)

An interdisciplinary seminar with the Department of Civil Engineering. Contemporary environmental issues and water resource Management.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 940  BEHAVIOR OF STEEL MEMBERS (3 credits)

Behavior and/or design of structural steel members and their connections. Torsion effects on open and closed thin walled members. Frame buckling and stability considerations in structural steel frames. Dynamic analysis and seismic design considerations.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 446/CIVE 846. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 945  STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR DYNAMIC LOADS (3 credits)

Behavior of structural materials and systems under dynamic loads. Analysis and design for dynamic loads. Computational techniques. Selected laboratory demonstrations of the dynamic behavior of structural systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 443 or CIVE 843, and CIVE 842; or permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 948  BLAST-RESISTANT STRUCTURAL DESIGN (3 credits)

Introduction to explosion effects. Air-blast. Fragmentation. Single-Degree-of-Freedom (SDOF) analysis. Equivalent SDOF systems. Pressure-impulse diagrams. Energy solutions. Steel design. Reinforced concrete design. Masonry design. Progressive collapse. Windows and doors.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE842

CIVE 949  STEEL BRIDGE DESIGN (3-6 credits)

Analysis and design of steel bridges for short, medium-, and long-span road and water crossings. Stringer bridges. Truss, arch, cable-stayed, and suspension bridges. High performance steel and accelerated construction.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (CIVE436 or CIVE836) and (CIVE446 or CIVE846). Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 954  ADVANCED HYDRAULICS (3 credits)

Advanced studies involving pipe and culvert hydraulics, rapidly-varied flow in open channels, sediment transport, river mechanics, control, and design.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 854. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 958  CONTAMINANT TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIA (3 credits)

Theory of flow and contaminant transport in porous media including groundwater flow, multiphase flow, equilibrium contaminant distribution, reactive transport of contaminants, and colloid transport in porous media.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 961  MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS (3 credits)

The place of mass transit in solving urban transportation problems: transit system and terminal characteristics and planning criteria. Speed, capacity, accessibility, and operation of mass transit systems. Future prospects in transit technology and case studies of existing systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to nondegree students

CIVE 962  APPLICATION OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) TO TRANSPORTATION (3 credits)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) structure, function, and concepts such as spatial data models, relational databases, and spatial analyses. GIS project planning, management, and applications to transportation-related issues.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to nondegree students

CIVE 963  HIGHWAY SAFETY DATA ANALYSIS (3 credits)

Highway safety issues and appropriate accident data analysis. Quantify changes in safety when modifications are made to highways in an effort to enhance safety. Judge reported safety improvements and carry out appropriate analysis for assessing the effectiveness of safety improvements.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): STAT8805, not open to nondegree students

CIVE 964  THEORY TRAFFIC FLOW (3 credits)

Analysis of traffic characteristics as applied to traffic engineering facility design and flow optimization. Capacity of expressways, ramps, weaving sections, and intersections. Analytical approaches to flow analysis, queueing theory, flow density relationships, and traffic simulation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 866 and (STAT 3800 or STAT 8805). Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 965  TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Principles of traffic control. Design and analysis of intersection, arterial street, network, and freeway control systems. Traffic surveillance and driver information systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): CIVE 966 and permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 966  TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND ECONOMICS (3 credits)

Community growth and development based on planning decisions regarding land use whereby transportation facilities are fitted to land use. Economic studies that consider the consequences to transportation agencies, users, and nonusers. Agency expenditures, capital outlay and annual expenses for maintenance and operations. User consequences such as vehicle operating costs; commercial time costs; accident costs; discomfort and inconvenience costs; and assignment of money valuations to pleasure, recreation, and culture. Nonusers consequences items such as cost reductions or increases in public services; increases in value of crops and natural resources where areas become more readily accessible; changes in business and industrial activities; and increase or decrease of residential property values.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission.

CIVE 967  ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF TRANSPORTATION SAFETY SYSTEMS (3 credits)

Operations research techniques for modeling system performance and design of transportation services. Routing and scheduling problems. Network equilibration and partially distributed queuing systems.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Not open to nondegree students

CIVE 989  SEMINAR IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-6 credits)

Current topics, research projects, and review of current literature in the various areas of civil engineering.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 998  SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-6 credits)

Reading and evaluation of technical publications concerned with theory and/or experimental data. Subsequent assignments are coordinated with the student's particular interests in his/her field of specialization.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

CIVE 999  DOCTORAL DISSERTATION (1-24 credits)

Doctoral Dissertation.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair. Not open to nondegree students.