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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Civil Engineering (CE)

CE 1104. INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING (1-0) Introduction to basic engineering concepts. Students will become familiar with engineering and its many sub-fields, ethical responsibilities, creativity and design.

CE 1105. INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING (0-3) Introduction to basic civil engineering practice. There are several writing assignments and an oral presentation. Use of spreadsheet and word processor software in solving civil engineering problems and presenting solutions. Professional engineering licensure and the various specializations within civil engineering are covered. Prerequisite: CE 1104 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 1350. COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (2-3) Manual and computer aided drafting including coverage of AutoCAD applications commonly used in civil and architectural drafting. Typical computer-aided drafting tasks such as creating entities and creating and modifying objects and drawings will be covered. Prerequisite: MATH 1323 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2191. PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore classification in civil engineering.

CE 2210. DYNAMICS (2-0) Planar and spatial kinematics and kinetics of individual particles and systems of particles utilizing Newton's Laws of Motion, the Principle of Work and Energy, and the Principle of Impulse and Momentum; steady and variable mass flow; introduction to planar kinematics and planar kinetics of rigid bodies; frictional forces; vibration. Prerequisite: CE 2311; MATH 2425.

CE 2291. PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (2-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore classification in civil engineering.

CE 2311. STATICS (2-2) Composition and resolution of forces; equivalent force systems including couples and distributed forces; equilibrium of force systems acting on particles, rigid bodies, and systems of rigid bodies; internal forces in rigid bodies; centroids and moments of inertia; virtual work. Prerequisite: PHYS 1443; MATH 2425 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2312. STATICS AND DYNAMICS FOR NON-CE MAJORS (2-2) The lecture covers principles of forces and force systems, resultants and components of force systems, forces due to friction, condition of equilibrium, forces acting on members of trusses and frame structures, centroids and moments of inertia, review of kinematics and kinetics of particle motion, and two-dimensional motion of rigid bodies. The lab period is used for reinforcement of the course principles through problem solving as well as computer simulation demonstrations. CE 2312 cannot be substituted for CE 2210 and CE 2311. Prerequisite: PHYS 1443 and MATH 2425 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2313. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS I (3-0) Relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory. Prerequisite: CE 2311; MATH 2425.

CE 2331. ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT & COMPUTER MODELING (2-3) Principles and theories of physical measurements of spatial quantities; the use of surveying instruments; introduction to engineering using computer modeling programs; and organization and programming for computer solutions. Prerequisite: CE 1350; and MATH 2425 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 2391. PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore classification in civil engineering.

CE 3110. CIVIL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS (1-0) Technical writing, oral communication, professional presentations, and other related topics. Prerequisite: COMS 3302.

CE 3131. ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS (0-3) Laboratory examinations of water, wastewater, and air. Water and air quality parameters and their significance. Sources and types of pollutants and their effects. Prerequisite: CE 3334 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3142. APPLIED FLUID MECHANICS LAB (0-3) Fluid flow measurements studied by means of performed laboratory experiments and/or digital computer programming of relevant equations. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CE 3309.

CE 3143. PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF SOILS (0-3) An introduction to determination of civil engineering properties of soil and their behavior, identification, grain size analysis, Atterberg limits, compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Also an introduction to sampling of soil materials. Prerequisite: CE 3343 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3161. ENGINEERING MATERIALS LABORATORY (0-3) Various properties and behavior of engineering materials are investigated by laboratory experimentation. Prerequisites: CE 3261 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3261. PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS (2-0) The nature and properties of materials used in civil engineering such as structural metals, concrete, timber, and bituminous materials. The engineering application and performance of materials are emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 1465 or 1442; CE 2313 or concurrent enrollment; concurrent enrollment in CE 3161.

CE 3301. STOCHASTIC MODELS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Basic theory of probability and statistics with practical applications to civil and environmental engineering problems. Emphasis on sampling, distribution functions, tests of significance, and regression modeling. Prerequisite: MATH 2326 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3302. TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (3-0) Planning, design, and operation of transportation facilities. Characteristics of vehicle movement; basic geometric design of highways; traffic flow relations in traffic streams; highway capacity; traffic engineering; and procedures for transportation planning. Prerequisite: CE 2331; and CE 3301 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3305. BASIC FLUID MECHANICS (3-0) Fundamentals of fluid statics, kinematics of fluid flow, fluid energy, fluid forces, similitude, and dimensional analysis. Related to steady flow of incompressible fluids in confined and free surface systems. Prerequisite: CE 2210; CE 2313 or concurrent enrollment; MATH 3319 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3309. INTRODUCTION TO HYDROLOGY (3-0) Engineering topics pertaining to the hydrological cycle. Computational techniques and use of application software for analysis of rainfall and runoff. Design skills for stormwater mitigation will be applied to course project. Prerequisite: CE 3305; and concurrent enrollment in CE 3142.

CE 3310. CONSTRUCTION AND VALUE ENGINEERING (3-0) Principles of construction engineering and engineering decision making process, including U.S. construction industry, quantity takeoff, cost estimating, scheduling and project control, simple and compound interest calculations, equivalence, present worth, uniform annual cost, rate of return, depreciation, equipment replacement, and competing projects. Prerequisite: CE 2313; CE 3301 or concurrent enrollment.

CE 3334. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3-0) Physical, chemical, and biological unit operations and processes in an air, water, and land environment. Prerequisite: CHEM 1465 or 1442; CE 3305 or consent of instructor; concurrent enrollment in CE 3131.

CE 3341. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS (3-0) Analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, frames, and three-hinged arches. Influence lines, moving loads and Maxwell's law of reciprocal displacement. Methods to compute deflections including double integration, moment area, virtual work, and conjugate beam. Methods of analysis for statically indeterminate structures including consistent deformation, slope deflection and moment distribution. Prerequisite: CE 2313.

CE 3343. SOIL MECHANICS (3-0) An introduction to the significant geophysical and soil science properties and behavior of materials making up the earth's crust as they apply to civil engineering, sources of materials, classification, plasticity, permeability, stress distribution, consolidation, shear strength, and settlement. Also an introduction to basic foundation engineering concepts. Prerequisite: CE 2313; concurrent enrollment in CE 3143.

CE 4191. PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (1-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore standing in civil engineering.

CE 4291. PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (2-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson and sophomore standing in civil engineering.

CE 4300. ADVANCED TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Advanced topics of current interest in any one of the various fields of civil engineering. The subject title to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: changes with topic; consent of instructor required.

CE 4311. URBAN TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (3-0) Urban transportation system design, planning, transportation modeling, economic theory, travel demand and travel estimation techniques. Prerequisite: CE 3302.

CE 4312. STREET AND HIGHWAY DESIGN (3-0) The geometric design concepts for urban and rural roadways. Consideration of vehicle and road user characteristics in roadway design, including horizontal and vertical alignments, intersections, interchanges, and roadway cross-section and right-of-way considerations. Prerequisite: CE 3302.

CE 4313. TRAFFIC ENGINEERING (3-0) Design and control of fixed-time, actuated, and computer-controlled traffic signals; optimization of traffic flow at intersections; capacity analysis of intersections, legal requirements and traffic studies for installation of traffic control devices; characteristics of signs, signals, and markings; traffic laws. Prerequisite: CE 3302.

CE 4321. FOUNDATION ENGINEERING (3-0) Aspects of design and construction considerations for all types of foundation systems in most soil/rock support conditions, interactions between soils and structures, bearing capacity theories, consolidation, shrink-swell, and settlement. Numerical analyses of design are applied to most of the situations. Prerequisite: CE 3341 and 3343.

CE 4322. APPLICATIONS WITH GEOSYNTHETICS (3-0) Definitions and properties of geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geocomposites and geomembranes; reinforcement design applications in rigid and flexible pavements, foundations, embankments, slopes and retaining walls; drainage and filtration application designs, AASHTO design criteria; construction methods. Prerequisite: CE 3343.

CE 4324. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS II (3-0) A continuation of CE 2313. Analysis of stresses due to various loading conditions, stresses, and strains at a point, stress-strain relationships, theories of failure, energy methods, shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, torsion, and buckling problems. Prerequisite: CE 2313.

CE 4325. INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT METHOD (3-0) Concepts of indeterminate structural analysis using stiffness and flexibility methods. System equations are obtained from element equations for variety of structural systems. Prerequisite: CE 3341.

CE 4328. WATER SYSTEM DESIGN (3-0) Hydraulic/hydrologic analysis and design of municipal water distribution, stormwater collection, and wastewater collection systems. Prerequisite: CE 3309.

CE 4330. HYDRAULIC DESIGN (3-0) Design methods for appurtenances of water conveyance systems under open channel and pressure flow conditions. Prerequisite: CE 3309.

CE 4332. CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, METHODS, & MANAGEMENT (3-0) Introduction to the construction industry and the methods, equipment, and management techniques used. Topics include equipment operating characteristics, underground construction, job site safety, and field management. Prerequisite: CE 3343.

CE 4333. INFRASTRUCTURE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING (3-0) Overview of law and environmental regulations and permit development critical to design and construction issues; includes Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessment, Nationwide Permits, Corps of Engineers (COE) Permits, Stormwater Pollution Prevention and planning for Construction and Screening Models. Prerequisite: CE 3334 or consent of instructor.

CE 4334. CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS AND SPECIFICATIONS (3-0) Introduction to legal and contractual aspects of construction, types of construction contracts, contractual relationships among different parties, construction administration, insurance, and concepts in value engineering. Topics include different types of specifications and Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Master Format. Prerequisite: CE 3310 or IE 3312.

CE 4336. HOT MIX ASPHALT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION (2-3) An in-depth study of the properties of constituent materials for asphalt concrete mixtures. Design methods for Hot-Mixes Asphalt (HMA) and Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA). Theory and practice of asphalt concrete mix for pavements, including specifications and construction methods for hot-mix asphalt and surface treatments. Maintenance and rehabilitation of flexible pavements. Relationships of material engineering properties to pavement design and performance. Prerequisites: CE 3261.

CE 4337. PORTLAND CEMENT CONCRETE PAVEMENTS (3-0) Portland cement concrete mix design and production. Paving operations. Saw and seal operations. Subgrade preparation. Base selection. Drainage selection, design and construction. Bonded and unbonded concrete overlays. Whitetopping and Ultra-Thin Whitetopping. Concrete pavement restoration; Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Concrete Pavement Construction. Prerequisite: CE 3261.

CE 4347. REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN (3-0) An analysis, design-synthesis course for concrete structures, emphasizing elastic analysis and ultimate strength design. Topics include strength and serviceability requirements, design of slabs, beams, columns, and foundations for strength for flexure, shear, and bearing. Prerequisite: CE 3341.

CE 4348. STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN METALS (3-0) A design synthesis course for metal structures emphasizing elastic methods. Topics include tension members, compression members, flexural members and connections. The concept of plastic behavior is introduced. Building codes and related documents. Prerequisite: CE 3341.

CE 4350. AIR POLLUTION (3-0) An introduction to the air pollution field which encompasses a wide range of topics, including: atmosphere and ideal gas law; pollutant types, sources, effects; Clean Air Act; gas flow measurement; air pollutant measurement; air pollution meteorology and dispersion modeling; air pollution control. Prerequisite: CE 3334.

CE 4352. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (2-3) Professional practice issues in the private and public sector are addressed by visiting practitioners. Topics include project management, teamwork, obtaining work, regulatory requirements, specifications, issues in design/build, design alternatives, cost estimation, design and construction drawings, contract and construction law, legal issues, ethics and professionalism, design reports, licensure, lifelong learning, ethical and engineering practice organizations. Learning principles of engineering practice by working as a team is emphasized. Oral and written presentations are required. Prerequisite: CE 3110; CE 3310 or IE 3312; COMS 3302.

CE 4356. DESIGN OF MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY SYSTEMS (3-0) Sources of water supply, water demand, treatment processes, and combinations. Design of intake, raw water pumps, design of treatment facilities, and distribution system. Prerequisite: CE 3334.

CE 4357. DESIGN OF MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS (3-0) Characteristics of municipal wastewater, design of sanitary and storm sewers, pumping stations, and wastewater treatment processes. Process train and treatment plant layout, hydraulic profile, instrumentation and controls, and upgrading of secondary treatment plants. Prerequisite: CE 3334.

CE 4358. OPEN CONDUIT SYSTEM (3-0) Non-pressure conduit and channel flow, surface profiles, steady and gradually varied flow, hydraulic jumps, and specific energy. Prerequisite: CE 3305.

CE 4383. SENIOR PROJECT (2-3) Planning, analysis of alternatives, and designs of selected projects that cross various civil engineering disciplines. Application of computer-aided engineering in analysis and design. A final oral presentation and written report that present pros and cons of alternative solutions are required. A team approach is emphasized. Prerequisite: CE 4352, completion of all required CE courses and a minimum of one CE technical elective; one required CE course may be taken concurrently.

CE 4391. PROBLEMS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING (3-0) Selected problems in civil engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: permission of the chair of the department and sophomore standing in civil engineering.