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CE 597 Finite Elements Method Farid

Algorithm and code development to numerically solve any problem governed by partial differential equations using finite-element method. Examples problems range from flow, heat transfer, stress analysis, wave propagation, and more, prerequisite: CE 402/502 or permission of instructor.

CE 497/597 Advanced Soil MechanicsChittoori.

This course focusses on providing students with an advanced level of understanding in soil behavior. It considers the following topics: Soil mineralogy, Soil composition (test Methods and its effects on engineering properties), Soil fabric and its relation soil properties, Advanced discussion on shear strength, Advanced discussion on consolidation, Basics of constitutive modeling as applied to soil mechanics, Soil constitutive models with strong focus on Critical State Soil Mechanics, Introduction to unsaturated soil mechanics Prerequisite: CE 360 or permission of instructor.

CE 497/597 Ground Improvement Design Chittoori

This course introduces the various principles of soil stabilization along with their design methodologies. Specific topics include, mechanical compaction of difficult soils; pre-loading and vertical drains; dynamic deep compaction; vibro compaction and replacement; grouting; shallow and deep soil mixing; earth reinforcement; tiebacks; soil nailing, etc.
Prerequisite: CE 360 and CE 361 or permission of instructor.

CE 497/597 Advanced Transportation Materials Mishra

This course will primarily focus on the engineering properties of different materials used for transportation applications. Focus will be on Subgrade Soils, Unbound Aggregates (both for pavement and railroad applications), Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA), and Portland Cement Concrete (PCC). Material properties, characterization methods, and corresponding effects on transportation infrastructure (highway pavements, airfield runway, and railroad tracks) will be discussed through extensive review of published literature and case-study examples. Beside providing in-depth understanding of transportation material behavior, this course will expose the students to different approaches for independent learning of a particular topic in Civil Engineering. Prerequisite: CE 370 or permission of instructor.

CE 497/597 Introduction to Railroad Engineering Mishra

This course provides an introduction to railroad engineering, and is designed for upper division undergraduate students and/or students pursuing a graduate degree in civil engineering. Students will be exposed to basic components of railroad engineering, and challenges facing railroad engineers in the modern transportation environment. Topics covered include: Track layout and geometry; ballast and subgrade; ties; rail and fastenings; track analysis and design; special track work; grade crossings; track standards, inspection, condition assessment, asset management, railroad traffic control and signaling systems, etc. Emphasis will also be given to examining the theory of track design; the practical application of track engineering principles; and technology advances in track evaluation, modeling and maintenance. Pre-Req: CE 370 or Instr. PERM.

CE 497/597 Microstructure, Properties, and Performance of Concrete Lu

This course will primarily focus on the basic properties of cements and mineral aggregates and their interactions in concrete from microstructural scope. Special emphasis will be placed on Properties of hydrated products and hardened concrete; Modifications through admixtures; Production, handling, and placement problems; Specifications; quality control & acceptance testing; lightweight, heavyweight, and other special concrete. The objective is to provide students a comprehensive treatment of the principals which result in quality concrete construction as it applies to its constituent materials, service environment, structural requirements and the various treatments it may be exposed to in the construction process. PREREQ: CE 340 or ENGR 245 or permission of instructor.

CE 597 Introduction to Nano and Micro Mechanics Lu

This course will focus on the theoretical basis to understand the behavior of nanoscale multiparticle atomistic systems; fundamentals for quantitative, rigorous analysis of the overall response and failure modes of microstructurally heterogeneous solids. Special emphasis will be placed on basic concepts quantitatively characterizing the microstructure of heterogeneous materials. Theory of elasticity and general homogenization techniques, to obtain parameters describing the overall mechanical properties of heterogeneous solids and composites, in terms of corresponding microstructure. The objective is to provide students a general overview of the principals about mechanical properties of engineering materials at the nano to micro-scale which result in quality materials design and precise prediction of performance during the service life. PREREQ: CE 350.

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