Civil Engineering

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Civil Engineering - CE

In the Department of Civil Engineering, the second digit of the course number denotes the subject area of the course, as follows: 0 (construction, excluding 8000, 9000); 1 (environmental); 2 (water resources); 3 (geotechnical); 4 (structures); 5 (surveying); 6 (transportation); 7 (general).

2200 Fluid Mechanics (3) Prereq.: CE 2450. Statics and dynamics of continuous liquids and gases; control volume laws; conservation of mass, momentum, and energy; dimensional analysis and similitude; applications to pipe flows.

2250 Hydraulic Laboratory (1) Prereq.: CE 2200, 2720, and credit or registration in CE 3200. 3 hrs. lab. Measurement and calibration of hydraulic machinery; pump and turbine efficiency; flow in pipelines; viscosity; discharge coefficients.

2450 Statics (3) Prereq.: grade of "C" or better in MATH 1550, 1552 and PHYS 2101. Vectorial treatment of resultants and equilibrium of force systems, centroids and centers of gravity, fluid statics, friction.

2460 Dynamics and Vibrations (3) Prereq.: CE 2450 and MATH 2065. Credit will not be given for this course and ME 3133. Treatment of kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies; force, movement, velocity, acceleration; impulse and momentum; work and energy; dynamics and vibration; concepts applied to structural and machine components.

2500 Elementary Surveying (2) Prereq.: MATH 1015, 1022, or 1023. Primarily for those desiring a terminal course in elementary surveying. Theory, use, and application of tape, level, and transit.

2510 Elementary Surveying Laboratory (1) Prereq.: credit or registration in CE 2500. 3 hrs. lab. Laboratory to accompany CE 2500.

2710 Introduction to Civil Engineering (1) Designed for civil engineering majors; open to nonmajors by consent of department. Basic technical and professional aspects of civil engineering education and practice.

2720 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering I (3) Prereq.: MATH 1550. Fundamental computational numerical and statistical techniques for solving civil engineering problems; descriptive statistics; correlation and regression analysis; numerical interpolation; root finding; and numerical integration and differentiation in civil engineering systems.

2730 Computational Methods in Civil Engineering II (3) Prereq.: CE 2720. Advanced numerical, probabilistic, and statistical techniques for solving civil engineering problems; linear algebraic equations; numerical solution of differential equations; probability distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; and multivariate regression analysis in civil engineering systems.

3082 Structural Technology II (3) Prereq.: CE 2081. Not open to civil engineering majors. Design of steel and timber structural components and connections.

3083 Reinforced Concrete Design (3) Prereq.: CM 3504. Not open to civil engineering majors. Principles and practices of concrete construction; flexure and shear in beams; reinforcement, one-way and two-way slabs; columns and footings.

3200 Hydraulics (3) Prereq.: CE 2200 and 2720. Fundamentals of fluid mechanics applied to problems in the field of water; steady and unsteady flow in closed conduits, flow in open channels, measurement of flowing water, and turbo machinery; emphasis on computer methods.

3300 Geotechnical Engineering I (3) Prereq.: GEOL 1001, CE 2200, CHEM 1202, and credit or registration in CE 3350. Introduction to properties and engineering behavior of soil as a native earth material, an engineering material, and an environmental medium subject to flux and transport of liquids, gases, and contaminants; understanding of elementary physical, chemical, and biological phenomena as such phenomena influence the engineering behavior of soils.

3350 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory I (1) Prereq.: CE 2720 and credit or registration in CE 3300. 3 hrs. lab. Laboratory measurement of properties, indices, and behavior of soil as an engineering material and environmental medium; testing methods to determine gradation, specific gravity, Atterberg limits, moisture-density relationships, shear strength testing, unconfined compression, one-dimensional consolidation, hydraulic conductivity, specific surface area, surface change, x-ray diffraction, pH-redox, and conductivity measurements.

3400 Mechanics of Materials (3) Prereq.: CE 2450 and credit or registration in CE 2720 or equivalent. Stress and strain, torsion, bending, deflections of beams, columns, statically indeterminate problems, combined stress.

3410 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (1) Prereq.: CE 3400. 3 hrs. lab. Mechanical properties and strengths of engineering materials and structural and machine elements.

3415 Structural Analysis I (3) Prereq.: CE 3400. Analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, frames, trusses, and arches for the effects of dead, live, moving, and windloads.

3500 Plane Surveying and Measurements (3) Prereq.: Eligibility for MATH 2057 and CE 2720. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Plane surveying theory of measurements; use of surveying equipment; field and office work for boundary surveys and topographic mapping.

3600 Principles of Highway and Traffic Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 3500 or equivalent. Basic traffic characteristics; highway capacity analysis; geometric design of highways; route location, traffic operations, and signalized intersection design.

3700 Engineering Materials Laboratory (1) Prereq.: credit or registration in CE 3082 or 3400 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lab. Design and properties of concrete and bituminous mixes.

3740 Independent Studies in Civil Engineering (3) Prereq.: senior standing, English proficiency, and ENGL 3002 (unless ROTC is elected); gpa of at least 2. 30 (overall and major area); and consent of department chair. Project chosen in consultation with department chair. Formal proposal and final presentation required. Comprehensive design and/or development of a component, system, process, or software package.

4200 Hydrology (3) Prereq.: CE 2200 or MATH 1552. Water movement from arrival on land surface until it reaches the sea overland; concept of frequency, maximum probable runoff of rainfall, mass curves, and other statistical methods of hydrologic engineering.

4250 Ground Water (3) Prereq.: CE 2200 or MATH 1552. Occurrence of ground water; properties and classification of water-bearing formulations; origin, discharge, and methods of evaluating direction and rate of ground water movement; Darcy's Law, Theis Equation, analysis of aquifer tests, and "safe yield;" legal doctrines, side effects of aquifer development, and the economics of ground water.

4260 Design of Hydrologic Systems (3) Prereq.: CE 3200 and 4200 or equivalent. Hydrologic design of water resources projects; maximization of benefits; analysis techniques, and design parameters.

4300 Geotechnical Engineering II: Shallow Foundations (3) Prereq.: CE 3300 and 3350. Fundamentals of geotechnics applied to design and analysis of shallow foundations, excavations, retaining structures, and slopes; selected topics on soil improvement and vibration; emphasis on computer utilization.

4310 Geotechnical Engineering III: Deep Foundations (3) Prereq.: CE 3300, 3350, and 4300. Fundamentals of geotechnics applied to design and analysis of deep soil-structure systems; single piles and pile groups under axial load; caissons and piers; effects of lateral loads; computer utilization.

4320 Coastal Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 3300 or equivalent. Engineering problems of the coastal zone; coastal processes, wave action, currents, sediment movement; environmental forces due to waves, currents, and winds; offshore soil geotechnical properties, vertical and lateral pile capacity; design principles for submarine pipelines and offshore platforms; engineering case studies.

4400 Principles of Steel Design (3) Prereq.: CE 3415. Analysis and design of elements of steel structures, elastic and plastic design, critical comparison of specifications with theory.

4410 Principles of Reinforced Concrete (3) Prereq.: CE 3415. Working stress and ultimate strength theories as applied to concrete beams (reinforced and prestressed), columns, slabs, and footings; experimental data and current design specifications.

4420 Principles of Prestressed Concrete (3) Prereq.: CE 4410. Analysis and design of prestressed concrete structural elements; full and partial prestressing; service ability and strength requirements; code criteria for bridges, buildings, and other structures.

4425 Principles of Wood Mechanics and Timber Design (3) Prereq.: CE 3415 or equivalent. Basic principles of mechanics, elasticity, rheology, and failure as applied to wood; design methods and specifications governing the design of sawn lumber, plywood, and glulam timber structures and structural components.

4430 Structural Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 4400 and credit or registration in CE 4435 and 4410. Fundamental principles applied to planning, analysis, and design of structures in steel, concrete, and wood; introduction to computer-aided design approach to solving structural engineering problems using mainframe and microcomputer software.

4435 Indeterminate Structural Analysis (3) Prereq.: CE 3415. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures; methods of consistent deformations, elastic energy, virtual work, slope deflection, moment distribution, and matrix formulations.

4440 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3) Prereq.: CE 3400 and MATH 2065. Mechanics of materials; emphasis on needs of students interested in structural and machine design.

4445 Hurricane Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 3415 and credit or registration in CE 3200 or equivalent. Analysis and design of structures to resist hurricanes and other natural hazards; wind engineering, flood engineering; hazard phenomena and probabilities of occurrence; estimation of loads, loading provisions of major building codes and standards; damage mechanisms; design strategies for life safety and damage mitigation.

4450 Finite Element Methods (3) Prereq.: CE 3400; and either MATH 2065 or 2090 or 2070. Basic theory of finite element methods with applications to a wide class of physical problems; matrix representation of stress, strain, and material relations; principle of virtual work, discrete finite

element models of continuous systems, construction of basic finite element algorithms, and solutions of physical problems by using existing finite element computer programs.

4500 Geodetic and Photogrammetric Surveying (3) Prereq.: CE 3500 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Geodetic surveying for control surveys; photogrammetry and photointerpretation; calculation and field procedures used in ground control surveys and photogrammetry.

4520 Advanced Surveying (3) Prereq.: CE 3500 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Electronic surveying, simultaneous conveyances, subdivision surveys, flood plain management, state plane coordinates, solar azimuths, horizontal and vertical curves, and earthwork.

4530 Control Surveying with GPS (3) Prereq.: CE 3500 or equivalent surveying course. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Understanding of spatial positioning capabilities available using satellite positioning system (GPS) receivers to calculate positions and to evaluate results; topics include classical geodetic methods, geometric geodesy, GPS receivers, static and kinematic GPS surveys, GPS computations, GPS mapping, vertical GPS, and gravimetric geodesy; lab includes demonstration and hands-on use of GPS equipment and software.

4550 Boundary Surveying (3) Prereq.: CE 3500 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Designed to prepare engineers to complete Land Surveyor Registration requirements in Louisiana. Procedures and laws governing surveying of boundaries; emphasis on U. S. Land Survey System and Louisiana surveying laws and grids.

4560 Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing (3) Prereq.: consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Photographic and digital image processes related to interpretation, principles, methods, and techniques; engineering applications in materials, land use, energy, hydrology, transportation, geology, geomorphology, and water resources.

4600 Geometric Design of Highways and Airports (3) Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles of design and practice for rural and urban highway facilities and airport installations; design criteria and controls, capacity analysis, cross-section selection, design of horizontal and vertical alignment, intersections, interchanges and computer applications to design problems.

4620 Transportation Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. History, economics, and traffic characteristics of transportation systems; planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, pipeline, rail, and water transportation facilities-vehicles, guideways, and terminals.

4651 Concrete Materials and Mixtures (3) F,E Prereq.: CE 3700 or equivalent. Composition and properties of concrete, including types and basic constituents of cements; structure and hydration reactions of cement pastes; selection and grading of aggregates; admixtures; properties of fresh concrete; proportioning, manufacturing, placing and curing of concrete mixes; strength; durability; and quality control.

4670 Fundamentals of Pavement Design (3) F Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. Flexible and rigid pavement design procedures; subgrade, base, and surfacing characteristics; loads; stresses in pavement systems; material characterization; pavement response models; pavement performance models; structural design systems; effects of natural forces; and construction practices.

4760 Civil Engineering Design (3) Prereq.: credit in IE 3710, CE 3100, 3300, 3600, 4410, and credit in at least one of the following courses: CE 4200, 4300, 4400, 4600, or 4670. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Design of civil engineering facilities; feasibility studies for subdivisions, airports, shopping centers, interchanges.

4770 Professionalism and Ethical Practice of Civil Engineering (1) Prereq.: senior standing in civil engineering. Role of professionalism in engineering education and practice; the civil engineer's responsibility in preserving the environment and protecting the safety, health, and welfare of the public.

4780 Special Topics in Civil Engineering Science (3) Prereq.: senior standing and departmental approval. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. More than one section may be taken concurrently for credit if topics differ. Topics in specialized civil engineering technical or analysis areas.

4781 Special Topics in Civil Engineering Design (3) Prereq.: senior standing and departmental approval. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. More than one section of this course may be taken for credit concurrently when topics differ. Selected topics in civil engineering design.

7100 Operations and Processes in Sanitary Engineering I (3) Prereq.: CE 3100 and 3110; or equivalent undergraduate preparation. Theory and design of water and wastewater treatment processes.

7110 Operations and Processes in Sanitary Engineering II (3) Prereq.: CE 3100 and 3110; or equivalent undergraduate preparation. Theory and design of water and wastewater treatment processes.

7115 Water Quality Management (3) Current environmental engineering topics, with emphasis on water quality; governmental agencies, regulations, and technological limits affecting water and wastewater treatment, solid wastes, hazardous wastes, and air pollution.

7120 Sanitary Engineering Operations and Processes Lab (3) Prereq.: CE 4130, 7100, and credit or registration in CE 7110. 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Laboratory and pilot plant studies of water and wastewater treatment processes.

7145 Biological Treatment of Recirculating Systems in Aquaculture (3) Theory, design, and management of fixed film biofiltration processes used to recondition water in recirculating aquaculture systems and to provide tertiary treatment of domestic and industrial wastes characterized by low substrate regimes.

7180 Water Quality Simulations (3) Prereq.: CE 4130. Water quality modeling from a perspective of practicality and reliability; emphasis on model calibration and verification procedures and methodologies for quantifying uncertainties associated with model predictions.

7200 Free Surface Flow (3) Prereq.: CE 2200. Natural and artificial open channels; steady and unsteady flow, water surface profiles, channel transitions, hydraulic jump, secondary flow, and application of energy and momentum principles.

7255 Advanced Hydraulics (3) Prereq.: CE 2200. Transportation of sediment, mixing current, and other phenomena.

7260 Advanced Hydrology (3) Prereq.: CE 4200 or 4250 or equivalent. Hydrologic cycle, including interrelationships between classical and statistical methods of hydrology and new problems caused by waste-resource development; factual and conceptual hydrological evaluation of present practices in public and local development of water resources.

7265 Advanced Subsurface Hydrology and Hydraulics (3) Prereq.: CE 4250. Properties of porous media and fluid mixtures; dynamics of flow in single phase and multiphase flow systems; miscible and immiscible flow; basic concepts in saturated and unsaturated flow; solution procedures and applications in engineering design; physics and mathematics of transport processes in ground water; governing equations, solution procedures, and applications; waste management and pollution control in subsurface environments.

7270 Hydrologic Systems (3) Prereq.: CE 4200. Techniques of systems analysis and synthesis; application to hydrologic processes including runoff, stream flow routing, infiltration, evapotranspiration, and watershed yield; development of watershed models using these techniques and their application to engineering design.

7275 Modeling for Management of Groundwater (3) Prereq.: CE 4250. Identification of management problems; applications of systems theory to develop modeling techniques; analytical and numerical techniques of groundwater modeling; development and application of models and computer codes for simulation and optimization management of surface and groundwater systems.

7280 Modeling in Physical Hydrology (3) Prereq.: CE 4200. Principles of mathematical physics applied to hydrologic processes; methods of solution and model building; application to water resource problems.

7300 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering I: Stress Distribution, Seepage, Compressibility (3) Prereq.: CE 3300 and 3350. Advanced theories of soil mechanics including stress distribution, seepage through soils, consolidation, and settlement analysis; their applications in foundation engineering.

7305 Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 4450. Numerical analysis of problems of seepage, consolidation, stress-deformation, slope stability, and wave equation for piles.

7310 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering II: Shear Strength, Bearing Capacity, Slope Stability (3) Prereq.: CE 7300. Shear strength of cohesive and cohesionless soils; stability problems including bearing capacity, slope stability, and earth pressure distribution.

7315 Principles of Soil Behavior (3) Prereq.: CE 3300, 3350. Analysis of the effect of compositional and environmental factors on conduction phenomena, volume change behavior, deformation, strength stress-strain-time behavior in soils; soil composition, mineralogy, soil-water electrolyte systems in identification of influencing variables.

7320 Advanced Design and Analysis of Foundations (3) Soils as an engineering material; geotechnics applied to advanced foundation design; design and analysis of various types of foundations, retaining walls, bridge abutments, cofferdams, earth dams, and other pertinent soil structures.

7325 Marine Geotechnics (3) Prereq.: CE 7310 or equivalent. Sea floor soil geotechnical properties; in situ stress environment; analysis of foundations.

7335 Soil Improvement and Stabilization (3) Prereq.: CE 4300. Methodology and analysis of soil placement and improvement techniques; properties of mineral and organic salts, principles of soil compaction; methods of soil placement and improvement, chemical stabilization of soils, lime columns, stone columns, ultimate strength and bearing capacity of columns, compression by surcharging and drains, dynamic consolidation, vibro stabilization, thermal properties of soils, thermal stabilization.

7340 Theory and Practice of Geotechnical Laboratory Experiments (3) Prereq.: CE 3300, 3350, and 4300; or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Theory and practice of laboratory experimental techniques used in geotechnical design and analyses.

7345 In-Situ Soil Testing and Evaluation (3) Prereq.: CE 7340. Theory and practice of new and advanced geotechnical in-situ testing methods (i. e. piezo-cone penetrometer, self-boring pressure meter, dilatometer, etc.)

7350 Soil Dynamics and Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 7310. Theory and practice related to soil-structure systems subject to time dependent loadings; wave propagation in various media, steady state and transient vibration of foundations, measurement of dynamic soil parameters, analysis and design procedures; influence of soils on ground motion characteristics; causes of soil failure during earthquakes; liquefaction.

7355 Environmental Geotechnics (3) Prereq.: CE 3300, 3350. Geotechnical aspects of waste management; solute transport in saturated media, flow in partially saturated media, diffusion in soil, sorption, hydraulic conductivity, soil-pore fluid interactions, compaction, clay and flexible membrane liners, slope stability/settlement considerations, remediation techniques.

7360 Soil Reinforcement (3) Prereq.: CE 7310. Selection, design, and construction aspects of soil reinforcement systems for retaining structures, highway embankments, excavations, slope stabilization, bearing capacity, and settlement control.

7405 Statically Indeterminate Structures (3) Prereq.: CE 4435. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by modern methods.

7409 Advanced Concrete Theory (3) Analysis and design of reinforced concrete structural elements according to ultimate strength and limit design theories; prestressed indeterminate structures, shrinkage, and creep.

7420 Limit Analysis and Design (3) Prereq.: credit or registration in CE 4435. Analysis of steel structural behavior beyond elastic limit; design for ultimate load and use of load factors; application of linear programming and other computational techniques to optimization of structures designed by aid of concepts of limit analysis.

7430 Structural Design for Dynamic Loads (3) Sources, intensities, and methods of transmission of dynamic loads; response of structural systems to dynamic loading; modern computation techniques.

7440 Applied Elasticity (3) Prereq.: MATH 4016 or ME 4563; and CE 3400. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Plane stress and plane strain; two-dimensional problems in rectangular and polar coordinates; strain energy methods; stress, strain, and general theorems in three dimensions.

7450 Energy Principles in Engineering Mechanics (3) Prereq.: CE 4400 and credit or registration in MATH 4016 or ME 4563. Principle of virtual work; principle of complementary energy; Castigliano's theorems, Lagrange's equations, and Hamilton's principle; applications to stress and deflection analysis of beams, trusses, frames, plates, and rings; problems in elastic stability and vibrations.

7455 Finite Element Method in Engineering (3) Prereq.: CE 4450. Finite element method as an extended Ritz technique based on variational concepts for continua with applications to heat transfer, flow through porous media, fluid dynamics, elasticity, plasticity, and stability and vibrations of elastic systems.

7460 Theory of Plates (3) Prereq.: credit or registration in CE 4440. Laterally loaded plates with various boundary conditions; approximate methods of plate analysis; large deflections of plates; elastic stability of plates.

7465 Design of Plate and Shell Structures (3) Theory of folded plate and thin shell behavior; structural design of plate and shell elements.

7470 Theory of Elastic and Plastic Stability (3) Prereq.: credit or registration in 4435. Beam columns, elastic and plastic buckling of bars and frames, torsional buckling, lateral buckling of beams, elastic and plastic stability of frames, plate and shell buckling, approximate and special methods, and high speed computation.

7475 Solid Mechanics (3) Prereq.: CE 4440 and credit or registration in MATH 4016 or ME 4563. Mathematical approach to statics and dynamics of deformable solids;tensors in curvilinear coordinates and variational calculus used to formulate elasticity and viscoelasticity theory; energy theorems and conservation laws.

7480 Plasticity and Viscoelasticity: Theory and Applications (3) Prereq.: CE 4440. Elements of the theory of plasticity; yield criteria and stress-strain relations for perfectly plastic and strain hardening materials; boundary value problems of plasticity; the slip-line theory and applications; constitutive equations of viscoelastic bodies and methods of solution of the boundary value problems of viscoelasticity.

7485 Mechanics of Composite Materials (3) Prereq.: CE 3400. Emphasis on structural applications.

7500 Remote Sensing in Engineering Research (3) Prereq.: CE 4560. Physical measurements, characteristics of present and future sensors, and laboratory and field instrumentation; computer analysis of spectra data to include classification algorithms, enhancement, calibration, georeferencing, overlay, and data base development; image processing; environmental applications.

7580 Expert Systems in Civil Engineering (3) Prereq.: IE 4470 or equivalent. Artificial intelligence and knowledge- based expert systems; their applications to geotechnical, structural, water resources, environmental, and transportation engineering.

7600 Transportation Engineering Data Collection Methods (3) Prereq.: EXST 7003, or CE 3600, or equivalent. Applications of sampling theory to data collections for transportation studies; determination of sample sizes; calculation of sampling error; expansion of sample survey data; survey methodologies, including interviews, counting programs, moving observer surveys, self-administered surveys. Simple panel surveys, etc.; design of survey instruments; conduct of data collection activities; data reduction techniques.

7605 Transportation and Environment (3) Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. The laws relating to environmental impact of transportation actions and preparation of environmental documents on energy consumption and traffic impacts; public participation; methods of estimating impacts of transportation projects.

7610 Traffic Engineering Operations and Control (3) F-O Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. Traffic regulations, operational problems, and engineering organization; theory and practice of application, design, operation, and maintenance of traffic control devices; methods and devices studied include signing, markings, delineation and illumination, signals and signal systems, one-way street and unbalanced-flow street operations, speed zoning, and freeway monitoring and control.

7621 Mass Transit Systems (3) Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. Historical development, role in society, federal participation, and institutional and legislative development of transit; description of conventional and innovative forms, and characteristics of users; planning, vehicle scheduling, environmental impact and energy consumption; system costs, pricing and financing; future systems and policies.

7635 Transportation Demand Analysis (3) S-O Prereq.: ECON 5600, EXST 7003, CE 7700, or equivalent. Theoretical basis and methodological construct of transportation demand analysis; explanation of travel or shipping behavior within the paradigm of microeconomic demand and supply theory; geographical context divided into urban and interurban settings; emphasis on interurban analysis.

7638 Systems Analysis in Transportation (3) S-E Prereq.: EXST 7003 and CE 7700, or equivalent. Systems approach to transportation problem solving, econometric modeling, large-scale mathematical programming and simulation; decision analysis and multiobjective evaluation.

7639 Air Transportation Economics (3) F-O Prereq.: ECON 4710, EXST 7003, CE 4620 or equivalent. The role of air transportation in the economy; comprehensive economic analysis of airline systems, basic operation models, and neoclassical models; market system and models; pricing theory; regulated and unregulated domestic and international markets.

7640 Urban Transportation Policy and Planning (3) Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. Introduction to and definition of transportation planning; transportation planning context; characteristics of travel; politics, decision making and models of decision makers; systems analytic approaches to transportation planning; inventory, data management, and spatial representation of data; land use and transportation; inputs to travel forecasting.

7641 Urban Transportation Planning Models (4) S-E Prereq.: CE 7640, ECON 5600, EXST 7003, or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab. Theories of travel demand modeling; conventional four-step modeling procedures; network development for highways, transit, high-occupancy vehicles; development of trip generation, distribution, and mode-choice models; highway and transit assignment procedures; use of current software for microcomputers.

7650 Bituminous Materials and Mixtures (3) S-O Prereq.: CE 3700 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Properties of asphalts and tars used in bituminous materials; historical developments; properties and design of bituminous mixtures; theory and practice of asphalt concrete mix design for pavements and bases including specification and construction methods for hot-mixes and surface treatments.

7652 Transportation Engineering - Materials (3) Prereq.: CE 4670 or equivalent. Earthen materials—fills and subgrades; aggregates—types, properties, and performance; introduction to asphalt and asphaltic concrete; introduction to cement and cement concrete; variability, OC Curves; stabilization principles and practices; unsealed roads.

7655 Pavement Materials Characterization (4) F-O Prereq.: CE 3700 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Laboratory and field test methods for determining engineering properties of pavement materials; interpretation of test data for selecting property values; use of fundamental engineering properties in design and analysis of pavement response to environmental and vehicular loads.

7672 Pavement Management Systems (3) S-O Prereq.: CE 3600 or equivalent. Concepts of pavement, evaluation of pavement performance, serviceability concepts, structural evaluation, safety, maintenance and rehabilitation, economic considerations, selection of alternatives, and life cycle cost analysis.

7673 Pavement Maintenance and Rehabilitation (3) S-E Prereq.: CE 3700 or equivalent. Concepts of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation; pavement evaluation techniques; maintenance versus rehabilitation versus replacement alternatives.

7700, 7701 Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3,3) Prereq.: permission of department. Each course may be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit. Specialized civil engineering areas.

7720 Numerical and Matrix Methods in Civil Engineering (3) Application of numerical and matrix methods to structures, soil mechanics, transportation, water resources, and other civil engineering areas; matrix analysis of differential equations; eigen values, eigenvectors, and canonical forms; use of finite differences; high-speed computational techniques.

7740 Master's Report (3) Comprehensive report with oral defense on subject approved by the major professor.

7750 Seminar (1) All graduate students are expected to enroll every semester. Only one semester hour of credit will be allowed toward degree. Pass-fail grading.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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