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Civil Engineering (CIV)

Courses

CIV 502  Wind Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Effects of wind loading on civil infrastructure (e.g. buildings, bridges, and towers) including characterization of wind fields using probabilistic methods, resulting pressures on building envelopes, development of structural models for main wind force resisting systems, components and cladding, dynamic response of structures due to wind loading for fatigue and vibration analysis, and main wind force resisting system design using structural steel and reinforced concrete. A series of demonstration labs will be performed by students using the wind tunnel at ERAU.

CIV 504  Bridge Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

General considerations for design and load capacity evaluation of highway bridges. Introduction to load and resistance factor design (LRFD) philosophy. Bridge loads. Influence lines. Grillage analysis of bridges. Reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges. Composite steel bridges. Bridge substructures. Load rating. Health monitoring concepts and applications on different type of bridges.

CIV 506  Transportation Systems Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Overview of different transportation systems with focus on planning, design, maintenance and operational issues for traffic engineering. Linkage of highway system to aviation and other transportation modes. Human factors in transportation, transportation modes and characteristics, traffic flow theory, capacity analysis, traffic safety and transportation planning.

CIV 508  Environmental Engineering  3 Credits (3,0)

Physico-chemical processes in sustainable engineered and natural systems, natural water quality management and drinking water treatment, waste treatment, air pollution, and solid and hazardous waste management in the context of governing laws and regulations. System dynamics and life-cycle approaches will treat mass and energy balance, mass transport and reaction kinetics, dilute aqueous chemistry, microbial processes, and groundwater remediation modeling topics.

CIV 510  Design and Analysis of Airfield and Highway Pavement  3 Credits (3,0)

Theories, principles, and procedures in the structural design of highway and airfield pavements. Design of rigid and flexible highway pavements and airfield. Construction and maintenance procedures for pavements and stabilized bases. Mechanistic pavement design concepts.

CIV 512  Intelligent Transportation Systems  3 Credits (3,0)

Fundamentals of traffic engineering. Concepts, architectures, and infrastructure of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Application of ITS in transportation operation and management in routing, network control, communication, and surveillance. Emphasis is on the advanced technologies to automate transportation systems to improve safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of the network. Integrate multidisciplinary methods with modern technologies.