Academic Catalog

Civil Engineering (4300)

4300:500. Introduction to Nuclear Power Generation and Simulation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Graduate Nuclear Engineering Certificate Program and permission of advisor. Nuclear power history, fundamental reactions, thermodynamic heat cycles, 1-fluid homogeneous simulator thermodynamics, steam, numerical simulation of commercial nuclear power plants, controls.

4300:501. Nuclear Reactor Engineering and Balance of Plant Systems. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Nuclear Engineering Certificate program and permission of advisor. Nuclear reactor time-dependent theory, heat removal, thermodynamics, systems and safety. Balance of Plant heat cycles, component function and design and thermodynamics. Simulation emphasized.

4300:502. Nuclear Process and Radioactive Waste Management, Safeguards. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Nuclear Engineering Certificate program and permission of advisor. Nuclear industry chemistry, processing and waste disposal. Nuclear material safeguards, security and response systems. Radiation process and shielding, reactor licensing and safety, and the environment.

4300:503. Nuclear Thermodynamics, Simulation, and Advanced Reactor. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: Admission to Nuclear Engineering Certificate program and permission of advisor. Reactor power distribution, thermal and exposure limits, critical heat flux and pressure design, neutronic/thermal hydraulic relationships. Full-plant simulation with advanced BOP components.

4300:514. Design of Earth Structures. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:314 or permission. Design of earth structures; dams, highway fills, cofferdams, etc. Embankment construction techniques, quality control, embankment analysis, instrumentation, foundation soil stabilization, seepage analysis and control. Design problem. Graduate students will perform more advanced analysis and design.

4300:518. Soil & Rock Exploration. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:314 or permission. Site exploration criteria and planning. Conventional boring, sampling and in situ testing methods. Theory and application of geophysics and geophysical methods including seismic, electrical resistivity, gravity, magnetic and radioactive measurements. Air photo interpretation.

4300:523. Chemistry for Environmental Engineers. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: One year of college chemistry. General, physical, organic, biochemistry, equilibrium, and colloid chemistry concepts applied to environmental engineering. Concepts are used in water and wastewater laboratory.

4300:526. Environmental Engineering Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:323. An introduction to the physical, chemical and biological processes utilized in the treatment of water and wastewater, with design parameters emphasized.

4300:527. Water Quality Modeling & Management. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:323. Analysis and simulation of the physical, chemical and biochemical processes affecting stream quality. Development of management strategies based upon the application of water quality modeling techniques to environmental systems.

4300:528. Hazardous & Solid Wastes. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor. Hazardous and solid waste quantities, properties and sources are presented. Handling, processing, storage and disposal methods are discussed with non-technical constraints outlined.

4300:543. Applied Hydraulics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:341. Review of design principles; urban hydraulics, steam channel mechanics, sedimentation, coastal engineering.

4300:551. Computer Methods of Structural Analysis. (3 Credits)

Structural analysis using microcomputers; finite element software, interactive graphics; beam stiffness concepts and matrix formulation; simple and complex structural systems modeling; vibration analysis.

4300:553. Optimum Structural Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 306. Basic concepts in structural optimization. Mathematical programming methods including unconstrained minimization, multidimensional minimization and constrained minimization.

4300:554. Advanced Mechanics of Materials. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:202 or equivalent. Three-dimensional state of stress and strain analysis. Unsymmetric bending of straight and curved members with shear deformation. Beams on elastic foundations. Saint Venant's torsional problems. Inelastic analysis of bending and torsional members. Introduction to energy method. Instability behavior of prismatic members.

4300:563. Transportation Planning. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:361. Theory and techniques for development, analysis and evaluation of transportation system plans, Emphasis on understanding and using tools and professional methods available to solve transportation planning problems, especially in urban areas.

4300:564. Highway Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:361. Study of modern design of geometrical and pavement features of highways. Design problem and computer use. Graduate students will produce a more complete design.

4300:565. Pavement Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:361. Theories of elasticity, of viscoelasticity and of layered systems as applied to pavements. Pavement materials characterization; pavement design, pavement restoration for rigid and flexible pavements.

4300:566. Traffic Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:361. Vehicle and urban travel characteristics, traffic flow theory, traffic studies, accidents and safety, traffic signs and marking, traffic signal planning, traffic control and transportation administration.

4300:567. Advanced Highway Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:564, Autocad, or permission. Computer-aided geometric design of highways including survey data input, digital terrain modeling, cross-section templates, horizontal and vertical roadway design, earthwork computations, and advanced topics.

4300:568. Highway Materials. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:361, 4300:380 or permission. Properties of aggregates, manufacture and properties of portland cement concrete, properties of asphaltic materials, design and testing of hot mix asphalt pavement mixes and of surface treatments. Laboratory preparation of specimens and determination of properties. Graduate student requirement: Graduate students will be required to perform an additional eight-hour asphalt laboratory (Abson recovery of asphalt from solution) and to prepare a paper on a highway materials topic.

4300:574. Underground Construction. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:314. Description of practices and techniques of underground construction. Selection of proper method for individual job. Design of underground openings, support systems and linings.

4300:604. Dynamics of Structures. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:306. Approximate, rigorous dynamic analysis of one, two, multiple and infinite degrees of freedom structural systems. Elastoplastic, plastic analysis. Equivalent systems, dynamic hinge concept. Modal analysis. Transfer matrices. Fourier, Laplace transforms.

4300:605. Structural Stability. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:554 or equivalent. Buckling of bars, beam-columns and frames. Lateral buckling of beams. Double and tangent modulus theories. Energy methods. Compressed rings and curved bars. Torsional buckling. Buckling of plates and shells. Inelastic buckling.

4300:606. Energy Methods & Elasticity. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:202. Work and complementary work. Strain energy and complementary strain energy. Virtual work and Castigliano's theorems. Variational methods. Applications. Formulation of boundary value problems in elasticity. Selected topics in energy methods and elasticity.

4300:607. Prestressed Concrete. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:404. Basic concepts. Design of double-tee roof girder; shear; development length; column; piles; design of highway bridge girder; pretensioned, post-tensioned; continuous girders; corbels; volume-change forces; connections.

4300:608. Multistory Building Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:401. Floor systems; staggered truss system; braced frame design; unbraced frame design; drift indices; monocoque (tube and partial tube) systems; earthquake design; fire protection. Analysis by STRUDL.

4300:609. Finite Element Analysis I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:554 or equivalent. Introductory development of finite element method as applied to various topics from continuum mechanics. Such areas as plane, axisymmetric and 3-D stress analysis; conduction, fluid mechanics; transient problems and geometric and material non-linearity.

4300:610. Composite Materials in Civil Infrastructure. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:554 or equivalent. Constituent materials; manufacturing processes; panel properties by micro/macromechanics; simplified analysis of composite beams, columns, and applications to highway bridges; composites in concrete and wood structures.

4300:611. Fundamentals of Soil Behavior. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:314. In-depth examination of structure and fundamental physico-chemical and mechanical properties of engineering soils viewed as particulate matter.

4300:612. Advanced Soil Mechanics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:314. Study of mechanics of behavior of soil as continuum. Principles of stress, strain, deformation, shear strength and pore water pressure as applied to mechanical behavior of soil masses.

4300:613. Advanced Geotechnical Testing. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:518 and 4300:612. Theory and practice of static and dynamic in situ and laboratory soil testing. Testing procedures, applicability, limitations. General evaluation of geotechnical parameters for routine and special site conditions. One lecture, two laboratories per week.

4300:614. Foundation Engineering I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:313 or permission. Foundation bearing capacity and settlement analysis. Design of shallow and deep foundation systems. Pile driving and load test procedures and analysis. Theory and design of earth-retaining structures including retaining walls, tiebacks and bulkheads.

4300:615. Foundation Engineering II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:614 or permission. Soil-structure interaction theory and applications to underground structures including conduits, tunnels and shafts. Advanced foundation construction methods and problems including dewatering, soil stabilization, underpinning and cofferdams. Slope stability analysis.

4300:616. Soil Improvement. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:313 and 4300:314. Admixture stabilization, precompression with vertical drains, blasting, vibrocompaction, injection and grouting, thermal methods, electro-osmosis, soil reinforcement, case studies.

4300:617. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:313 and 4300:314. Steady-state and transient flow through soils, consolidation, soil-structure interaction, piling, stress-deformation analysis of earth structures.

4300:618. Rock Mechanics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:554 or permission. Mechanical nature of rocks; linear elasticity and application to rock problems; inelastic behavior of rocks, time dependence and effects of pore pressure, experimental characterization of rock properties; failure theory and crack propagation.

4300:620. Sanitary Engineering Problems. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:323. Application of both laboratory methods and theory to solution of sanitary engineering problems involving water pollution, stream regeneration, special industrial wastes, detergents and others.

4300:621. Environmental Engineering Principles. (4 Credits)

Corequisite: 4300:523. Provide the basic principles of chemical reaction engineering, microbiology, environmental regulations, and contaminant migration required for the understanding and solving environmental problems.

4300:622. Aquatic Chemistry. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:151 and 3150:153 or permission. Quantitative treatment of variables that govern the chemistry of aquatic systems. Emphasis on carbonate in open-closed systems, metal complexation and solubility, and oxidation-reduction reactions.

4300:623. Physical/Chemical Treatment Processes. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite or corequisite: 4300:621. Theory, current research associated with physical/chemical processes, the impact on design-coagulation/flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, absorption processes emphasized.

4300:624. Biological Treatment Processes. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite or corequisite: 4300:621. Theory, current research associated with biological processes, related physical/chemical processes, the impact on design-activated sludge, fixed film processes, gas transfer, sludge stabilization, sludge dewatering processes emphasized.

4300:625. Water Treatment Plant Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:623. Design of water treatment plants for potable, industrial and commercial uses. Development of water sources, treatment methods and financing used to design best practical methods in terms of cost-benefits.

4300:626. Wastewater Treatment Plant Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:624. Application of theory and fundamentals to design of wastewater treatment plants. System design methods used for biological and chemical stabilization of wastewater to meet water quality criteria. Economic analyses made to determine best practical designs to be utilized.

4300:627. Environmental Operations Laboratory. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:426 or permission of instructor. Conduction of laboratory experiments related to the design and operation of water and wastewater treatment processes. Experimental design, data collection, analysis and report preparation.

4300:628. Advanced Chemical Oxidation Process. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 3150:151 and 3150:153 or permission. Qualitative and quantitative treatment of variables that govern process chemistry and kinetics in water. Emphasis on ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and ultra-violet light (UV).

4300:631. Soil Remediation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:621 or permission. Provide a thorough understanding of site characterization, traditional soil remediation technologies, as well as present new and emerging remediation technologies.

4300:635. Air Pollution Control. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:621 or permission. Introduction to air pollution control philosophies, approaches, regulations, and modeling. Also contains an in-depth evaluation/design approach for the control of particular matter, SOx, and NOx.

4300:640. Advanced Fluid Mechanics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4500:310 or permission. Basic equations, Navier-Stokes equations. Analysis of potential flow, turbulence, hydraulic transients. Solution of typical fluid mechanics problems. Analysis of water hammer in pipe networks by method of characteristics.

4300:644. Open Channel Hydraulics. (3 Credits)

Application of basic principles of fluid mechanics to flow in open channels. Criteria for analysis of uniform, gradually varied and rapidly varied flows. Study of movement and transportation of sediments. Design problems utilizing numerical techniques.

4300:645. Applied Hydrology. (3 Credits)

Discussion of water cycle such as precipitation, evaporation, stream flows, floods, infiltration. Methods of analysis and their application to studies of water demand, storage, transportation including mathematical modeling of urban runoff and statistical hydrology.

4300:646. Coastal Engineering. (3 Credits)

Characteristics of linear and nonlinear wave theories. Interaction of structures, waves; design analysis of shore, offshore structures. Movement, transportation of sediments in lake shore areas.

4300:663. Advanced Transportation Engineering I. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:361 and 4300:466, or permission. Highway and parking facility design, transportation planning, highway capacity estimates, signal systems and optimization, incident detection and management, freeway ramp metering, and highway traffic safety.

4300:664. Advanced Transportation Engineering II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:361 and 4300:466 or permission. Highway and parking facility design, transportation planning, highway capacity estimates, signal systems and optimization, incident detection and management, freeway ramp metering, and highway traffic safety.

4300:665. Traffic Detection and Data Analysis. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:361 or consent of instructor. Theory and application of pressure tubes, loop detectors, and imaging sensing, microwave, infrared, ultrasonic, laser detectors. Parameter estimation, reliability, and data mining and fusion.

4300:681. Advanced Engineering Materials. (3 Credits)

Selected topics on principles governing mechanical behavior of materials with respect to elastic, plastic and creep responses, stress rupture, low and high cycle and thermal fatigue. Failure theories and fracture phenomena in brittle and ductile materials. Crack propagation and life prediction of engineering materials.

4300:682. Elasticity. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:202. Plane stress, plane strain. Two-dimensional problems in rectangular, polar coordinates. Strain-energy methods. Stress, strain in three dimensions. Torsion. Bending. Thermal stresses.

4300:683. Plasticity. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:682, 4600:622 or equivalent. Mathematical formulation of constitutive equations with focus on their use in structural analysis. Internal variables. Isotropic, kinematic hardening. Nonisothermal plasticity. Finite deformations. Anisotropy.

4300:684. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:403. Slab systems. Equivalent frame properties. Limit analysis. Yield line theory. Lateral load systems. Shear walls. Footings. Biaxial column action.

4300:685. Advanced Steel Design. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:401. Properties of steel, fasteners, bearing, friction joints, Gusset plates, bolts in tension, end plates, weld joints, cyclic loads, fatigue analysis, types of detail, torsion, stability design.

4300:686. Experimental Methods in Structural Mechanics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:682. Electrohydraulic closed-loop test systems. Methods for specimen heating. Strain measurement techniques for room and elevated temperatures. Design of computer controlled experiments investigating deformation and failure under complex stress states.

4300:687. Limit Analysis in Structural Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:454, 4300:554, 4300:682. Fundamental theorems of limit analysis. The lower-bound and upper-bound solutions. Applications to frames, plates and plane stress and plane strain problems. Design considerations. Mathematical programming and computer implementation.

4300:694. Advanced Seminar in Civil Engineering. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Advanced projects, reading, studies, or experimental in various areas of civil engineering.

4300:697. Engineering Report. (2 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. A relevant problem in civil engineering for students electing the non-thesis option. The final engineering report must be approved by the advisor and the advisory committee.

4300:698. Master's Research. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor. (May be repeated.) Research on a suitable topic in civil engineering culminating in a master's thesis.

4300:699. Master's Thesis. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission. Research and thesis on some suitable topic in civil engineering as approved by department. Defense of thesis is by final examination.

4300:701. Earthquake Engineering. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:604. Earthquake fundamentals. Earthquake response of single-story and multi-story buildings, as well as structural components. Modal analysis for earthquake response. Inelastic response of multistory structures. Earthquake codes. Stochastic approach.

4300:702. Plates & Shells. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 4300:682 and 3450:531. Navier and Levy solutions for rectangular plates. Approximate methods, including finite difference. Forces in middle plant. Large deflections. Differential geometry of a surface. Shells of revolution.

4300:703. Viscoelasticity & Viscoplasticity. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:683. Formulation of constitutive relations for time dependent materials. Classical linear viscoelasticity. Internal variable representation of nonlinear, hereditary behavior. Creep and rate dependent plasticity. Continuum thermodynamics. Anisotropy.

4300:704. Finite Element Analysis II. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:609 and 4300:702 or permission. Curved, plate, shell brick elements. Quasi-analytical elements. Quadrature formulas. Substructuring for static and dynamic analyses. Solution algorithms for linear and nonlinear static and dynamic analysis. Computer program formulation. Review of large-scale production programs.

4300:710. Advanced Composite Mechanics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:610. Analysis of short-fiber composites and statistical behavior, bending, buckling and vibration of laminated plates and shells. Advanced topics involving stress concentration, residue stress, fatigue, fracture toughness, nonlinear and viscoelastic stress-strain formulations, solutions of nonlinear problems.

4300:712. Dynamic Plasticity. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:683 or 4300:703. Impulsive and transient loading of structural elements (beams, plates, shells, etc.) in which inelastic deformation occurs. Topics include: longitudinal and transverse plastic wave propagation in thin rods, propagation of plastic hinges, rate-dependent viscoplastic waves, transverse impact on beams and plates, high-rate forming, blast loading, plate perforation, shock waves in solids.

4300:717. Soil Dynamics. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:614 or permission. Vibration and wave propagation theory relating to soils, soil structures and foundations. Dynamic behavior of soils. Design of foundations for dynamic loading impact, pulsating and blast loads.

4300:731. Bioremediation. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 4300:621 or permission. Provide the fundamentals required for understanding and successfully implementing the biodegradation of hazardous compounds coupled with the design and operational techniques of bioremediation systems.

4300:745. Seepage. (2 Credits)

Discussion of parameters determining permeability of various soils. Analytical, numerical and experimental methods to determine two- or three-dimensional movement of groundwater. Unsteady flows.

4300:898. Preliminary Research. (1-15 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of 15 credits.) Prerequisite: approval of dissertation director. Preliminary investigations prior to the submission of a dissertation proposal to the interdisciplinary Doctoral Committee.

4300:899. Doctoral Dissertation. (1-15 Credits)

(May be taken more than once.) Prerequisite: acceptance of research proposal by the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Committee and approval of the dissertation director. Original research by the doctoral student.