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Seminar in Structures and Applied Mechanics

CE 5010 - Seminar in Structures and Applied Mechanics

Presentations and discussions contributed by staff, students and outside speakers. Required every semester for all full-time students in the Structures and Applied Mechanics Area of Concentration in the Civil Engineering Field of Study.

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CE 5020 - Independent Graduate Study in Civil Engineering

Special problems in civil engineering as arranged by the student with a supervisory instructor of his or her choice.

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CE 5030 - Seminar in Transportation and Urban Engineering

Extended discussions on presentations contributed by staff, students and outside speakers. Required every semester for all full-time students in the Transportation and Urban Engineering Area of Concentration in the Civil Engineering Field of Study.

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CE 5090 - Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering

Classroom or laboratory courses as announced for each semester. For independent, study see Civil Engineering 300.

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CE 5122 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Stress and strain, combined stress, and theories of failure. Torsion of non-circular sections. Shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved flexural members, and beams on elastic foundations. Energy methods. Plane theory of elasticity, plate bending, and pressurized cylinders.

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CE 5124 - Applied Elasticity

Theory of elasticity; two-dimensional solutions of beams, wedges, disks, and rings under load; stress concentrations; strain-energy methods; torsion of bars; stresses in bodies of revolution.

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CE 5126 - Plates and Shells

Stresses and deformations in flat plates and curved shells; bending of circular and rectangular plates; energy methods; buckling; shells of revolution.

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CE 5128 - Elastic Stability

Buckling of elastic and inelastic columns; lateral buckling of beams; buckling of plates, rings and tubes; stability of frames.

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CE 5130 - Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering

Solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations and algebraic eigenvalue problems. Interpolation, numerical integration, and regression. Ordinary and partial differential equations by finite difference method. Computer programming.

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CE 5140 - Classical Structural Analysis

Classical indeterminate analysis, displacement analysis, consistent deformations, energy methods, elastic center and column analogy, slope-deflection, moment and shear distribution, second order effects.

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CE 5150 - Structural Vibrations

Vibrating systems; application to design; discrete and continuous systems, free and forced vibrations; response to periodic and non-periodic loads; analytical and numerical techniques; earthquake loading; response spectra.

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CE 5151 - Experimental Structural Dynamics

Characteristics of random data; vibration test hardware; data acquisition and analysis; and experimental modal analysis and system identification. Laboratory experiments will be used to enhance understanding of taught concepts.

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CE 5160 - Matrix Analysis of Structures

Matrix methods; force and displacement methods; energy principles; analysis of indeterminate structures, rigid frames, trusses and grids; settlement of supports, lack of fit, and temperature stresses; computer programming.

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CE 5161 - Structural health monitoring and sensors

Concepts and applications of structural health monitoring using sensors. Data acquisition, digital signal processing, random vibration, basic control theory, modal analysis, damage detection algorithms, and decision support system. Experimental methods for structural health monitoring of civil structures.

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CE 5162 - Applied Finite Element Analysis

Structural engineering applications using plane stress, plane strain, plate and solid finite elements. Applications using available programs. This course and CE 5164 may not both be taken for credit.

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CE 5162 - Applied Finite Element Analysis

Structural engineering applications using plane stress, plane strain, plate and solid finite elements. Applications using available programs. This course and CE 5164 may not both be taken for credit.

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CE 5163 - Fracture Mechanics

This course focuses on fundamental concepts and applications of fracture mechanics. Topics include linear elastic fracture mechanics, elastic plastic fracture mechanics, computational fracture mechanics, fracture mechanisms in metals and non-metals, fracture testing, dynamic and time-dependent fracture, fatigue crack growth, interfacial fracture, fracture in advanced materials, and engineering applications.

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CE 5164 - Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics I

This course and CE 363 may not both be taken for credit. Formulation of finite elements methods for linear static analysis. Development of two and three dimensional continuum elements, axisymmetric elements, plate and shell elements, and heat transfer elements. Evaluation of basic modeling principles including convergence and element distortion. Applications using commercial finite element programs. Also offered as ME 380.

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CE 5166 - Finite Element Methods in Applied Mechanics II

Formulation of finite elements methods for modal and transient analysis. Development of implicit and explicit transient algorithms. Stability and accuracy analysis. Formulation of finite element methods for material and geometric nonlinearities. Development of nonlinear solution algorithms. Applications using commercial finite element code.

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CE 5210 - Environmental Engineering Chemistry – I

Quantitative variables governing chemical behavior in environmental systems. Thermodynamics and kinetics of acid/base coordination, precipitation/dissolution, and redox reactions. Also offered as ENVE 5210.

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CE 5211 - Environmental Engineering Chemistry – II

Environmental organic chemistry: ideal and regular solution thermodynamics; linear free energy relations; estimation of vapor pressure, solubility, and partitioning behavior, abiotic organic compound transformations; chemical fate modeling. Also offered as ENVE 301.

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CE 5220 - Transportation& Air Quality

Mobile source emissions models in theory and practice. Regulatory framework. Emissions control technology. Field and laboratory measurement techniques. Roadway dispersion modeling. Current topics in mobile source emissions. Also offered as ENVE 5220.

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CE 5221 - Transport and Transformation of Air Pollutants

Transport and deposition of gaseous and aerosol pollutants; chemical formation and reactions of oxidants and acidic compounds. Also offered as ENVE 343.

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CE 5240 - Biodegradation and Bioremediation

Biochemical basis of the transformation of key organic and inorganic pollutants; quantitative description of kinetics and thermodynamics of pollutant transformation; impact of physiochemical and ecological factors on biotransformation. Also offered as ENVE 306.

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CE 5250 - Environmental Physicochemical Processes

Reactor dynamics, applications of interfacial phenomena and surface chemistry, processes for separation and destruction of dissolved and particulate contaminants. Scholarly reviews. Also offered as ENVE 5251.

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CE 5251 - Environmental Biochemical Processes

Major biochemical reactions; stoichiometric and kinetic description; suspended and attached growth modeling; engineered biotreatment systems for contaminant removal from aqueous, gaseous, and solid streams; process design. Also offered as ENVE 5311.

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CE 5252 - Contaminant Source Remediation

Regulatory framework. Soil clean-up criteria. Treatment technologies: soil vapor extraction, solidification – stabilization, soil washing – chemical extraction, hydrolosis – dehalogenation, thermal processes, bioremediation. Risk analysis. Also offered as ENVE 5252.

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CE 5253 - Ground Water Assessment and Remediation

Quantitative evaluation of field data in assessing nature and extent of groundwater contamination. Subsurface control and remediation. Case studies. Also offered as ENVE 5250.

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CE 5310 - Environmental Transport Phenomena

Movement and fate of chemicals: interfacial processes and exchange rates in environmental matrices. Also offered as ENVE 5310.

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CE 5320 - Environmental Quantitative Methods

Also offered as ENVE 5320. This course and NRME 5605 may not both be taken for credit. Topics on natural resources and environmental data analysis: random variables and probability distributions, parameter estimation and Monte Carlo simulation, hypothesis testing, simple regression and curve fitting, wavelet analysis, factor analysis; formulation and classification of optimization problems with/without constraints, linear programming; models for time series; solution of ordinary differential equations with Laplace transforms and Euler integration; solution of partial differential equations with finite differences; basics of modeling.

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CE 5330 - Probabilistic Methods in Engineering Systems

Common probabilistic models used in engineering and physical science design, prediction, and operation problems; derived distributions, multivariate stochastic models, and estimation of model parameters; analysis of data, model building and hypothesis testing; uncertainty analysis. Also offered as ENVE 5330.

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CE 5340 - Environmental Systems Modeling

Modeling pollutants in natural surface waters. Advective, dispersive, and advective-dispersive systems. Modeling water quality, toxic organic and heavy metals pollution. Also offered as ENVE 5340.

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CE 5370 - Environmental Monitoring

Introduction to complexities and challenges associated with acquisition of information on environmental processes and characteristics of natural systems. Hands-on experience with selection of measurement strategy and sensing technology; sampling network and protocol design; and deployment, acquisition and interpretation of measurements in natural systems. Also offered as ENVE 5370.

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CE 5380 - Bridge Structures

Common types of bridges; AASHTO bridge loads; design of composite plate girders; fatigue; design of bridge substructure; design project.

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CE 5381 - Subsurface Contaminant Transport Modeling

Fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater. Convection, dispersion, adsorption, and biological and radioactive decay. Field scale modeling. Galerkin finite elements. Application to field sites. Also offered as ENVE 5381.

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CE 5394 - Seminar in Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Extended discussions on presentations contributed by staff, students and outside speakers. A certificate of completion will be issued from the Environmental Engineering Program. Also offered as ENVE 5094.

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CE 5530 - Advanced Soil Mechanics

Introduction of soil as a multi-phase material; stress and strain analysis in soil; soil compression and consolidation; shear strength of sand and clay; critical state soil mechanics; advanced topics in complex constitutive relationships; introduction to fracture mechanics; term paper.

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CE 5541 - Advanced Soil Mechanics

Introduction of soil as a multi-phase material; stress and strain analysis in soil; soil compression and consolidation; shear strength of sand and clay; critical state soil mechanics; advanced topics in complex constitutive relationships; introduction to fracture mechanics; term paper.

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CE 5542 - Earthquake Engineering

Global tectonics and earthquake sources, seismic wave propagation, strong ground motion analysis, seismic hazards, site effects and liquefaction, seismic load to slopes, retaining structures and foundations, structure response to dynamic loads; term paper.

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CE 5543 - Advanced Foundation Design

Soil behavior in retaining systems, shallow foundations, deep foundations.

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CE 5544 - Geosynthetics in Geotechnical Design

The properties of geotextiles, geomembranes, geocomposites, and geogrids and their use in road construction, retaining structures, drainage, hazardous waste sites, etc. Design, testing and selection.

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CE 5545 - Earth Structures

Embankments, earth dams, earth and rock slopes, consolidation, vertical drains, soft deposits, landslides, subsurface investigations.

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CE 5546 - Ground Water Flow and Drainage

Permeability, flow nets, ground water flow and filter design, excavation dewatering, foundation drains, slope stabilization, highway drainage.

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CE 5547 - Soil Behavior

Clay mineralogy and interfacial properties, electro-osmosis, thixotrophy, shear strength, consolidation, permeability, frost heave, and swelling.

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CE 5548 - Soil Settlement and Consolidation

Settlement predictions, theories of consolidation, secondary compression, numerical solutions, analysis of field data.

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CE 5549 - Soil Shear Strength

Failure theories for particulate media, plastic equilibrium, laboratory testing and interpretation.

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CE 5570 - Bituminous Materials

Properties, performance and design of bituminous materials for highway and airport paving; physical and chemical properties of binders; testing methods; specifications; production and construction.

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CE 5610 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures

Behavior and design of reinforced concrete for flexure, shear, torsion, bond, and axial loads; two way slabs; beam-column joints; general flexure theory; seismic considerations; review of design specifications.

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CE 5620 - Advanced Steel Structures

Metal plasticity; plastic hinging and plastic analysis of beams; bolted and welded connections; seismic lateral load resisting systems; prequalified moment-resisting connections; blast design considerations for steel structures, term project.

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CE 5630 - Wood Design

Physical and mechanical properties of wood. Behavior of wood beams, columns, beam columns, connectors and fasteners; introduction to plywood and glued-laminated members; analysis and design of structural diaphragms and shear walls.

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CE 5640 - Prestressed Concrete Structures

Analysis, design, and behavior of pretensioned and post-tensioned concrete; simple and continuous span structures; time dependent behavior; review of design specifications.

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CE 5650 - Structural Health Monitoring and Sensors

Concepts and applications of structural health monitoring using sensors. Data acquisition, digital signal processing, random vibration, basic control theory, modal analysis, damage detection algorithms, and decision support system. Experimental methods for structural health monitoring of civil structures.

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CE 5710 - Case Studies in Transportation Engineering

Analysis of transportation case studies in transportation design, and transportation and land use planning. Application of transportation engineering and planning skills. Oral and written group reports, group discussions, individual papers.

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CE 5715 - Sustainable Transportation

In this course we will assess the role of the land based transportation system in terms of how it affects the environmental, social and economic goals for a sustainable society. We will look at how the concept of sustainability can be used to frame the discussion so that we have a holistic framework for assessing the transportation and land use system. In addition, we will discuss strategies for reducing the environmental, social and economic footprint of the transportation/land use system and consider ways that these strategies can be implemented.

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CE 5720 - Street and Highway Design

Urban street and highway design: vertical and horizontal alignment, cross-section elements, traffic barriers, interchanges and intersections, pedestrian and bike facilities, traffic calming, community and roadside elements

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CE 5730 - Transportation Planning

Transportation economics, urban transportation planning process, local area traffic management, evaluation of transportation improvements, land use and transportation interaction.

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CE 5735 - Public Transportation Systems

Characteristics of public transportation systems, public transport network planning, station spacing and design, public transportation and land use development, public transportation network design problems, and introduction to transit assignment.

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CE 5740 - Traffic Engineering Characteristics

Relationships among traffic flow characteristics; microscopic and macroscopic representations of traffic flow; capacity of highways; traffic stream models; shock wave analysis; queueing analysis; traffic simulation.

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CE 5750 - Pavement Design

Analysis and design of flexible and rigid pavements; testing and characterization of paving materials.

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CE 5810 - Hydrometeorology

Global dynamics of aquatic distribution and circulation. Hydrologic cycle, atmospheric circulation, precipitation, interception, storage, infiltration, overland flow, distributed hydrologic modeling, and stream routing. Also offered as ENVE 5810.

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CE 5811 - Hydroclimatology

This course focuses on the physical principles underlying the spatial and temporal variability of hydrological processes. Topics include atmospheric physics and dynamics controlling the water/energy budgets; global water cycle, its dynamics, and causes of variability/changes; occurrence of drought and flood; climate teleconnections and their hydrological application; hydrological impact of global changes; quantitative methods in hydroclimatic analysis. Also offered as ENVE 5811.

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CE 5812 - Ecohydrology

Also offered as ENVE 5812. This course focuses on the interactions between ecological processes and the water cycle, emphasizing the hydrological mechanisms underlying various terrestrial ecological patterns and the ecological properties controlling the hydrologic and climatic regimes. Topics include conceptual understanding of hydrological cycle over vegetated land, quantifying and modeling flux exchanges in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere continuum, case studies on the hydrological impact of land use land cover changes, ecosystem response to environmental changes, and vegetation-climate feedback at the regional and global scales.

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CE 5820 - Unsaturated Flow and Transport

Modern approaches to water flow and solute transport in partially-saturated porous media including media characterization (review); unsaturated flow in porous media (governing equations, hydraulic functions, numerical and analytical solution methods); solute transport in unsaturated media (convection dispersion, transfer functions, solutions); modeling and observational scales; coupled water flow and solute transport (model applications); special topics (preferential flow, effects of spatial variability, stochastic aspects of flow and transport, gas exchange and transport measurement methods). Also offered as ENVE 5820.

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CE 5821 - Vadose Zone Hydrology

Theoretical and experimental elements of primary physical and hydrological properties of porous media and processes occurring in partially-saturated soils. Practical experience in measurement and interpretation of hydrological information and methods of analysis for vadose-zone related environmental problems. Also offered as ENVE 5821.

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CE 5830 - Groundwater Flow Modeling

Basics of modeling with Finite Difference and Finite Element Methods. Modeling flow in saturated and unsaturated zones. Model calibration and validation. Parameter estimation. Treatment of heterogeneity. Basic geostatistics. Modeling surface-groundwater interactions. Application to field sites. Also offered as ENVE 388.

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CE 5840 - Open Channel Hydraulics

Unsteady, nonuniform flow; energy and momentum concepts; flow control; de St. Venant equations; unsteady flow modeling of channels and natural rivers. Also offered as ENVE 5840.

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CE 5841 - River Mechanics

Erosion and sedimentation, physical properties of sediment, dimensional analysis, mechanics of sediment laden flows, particle motion, incipient motion, bedforms, bed load, suspended load.

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CE 6730 - Travel Demand Forecasting

Alternative formulations and calibration of trip generation, trip distribution and travel mode choice prediction models. Traffic network equilibrium and assignment.

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CE 6735 - Transportation Network Analysis

Network modeling and graph theoretical applications to transportation systems. Algorithmic approaches to common network problems. System optimal and user equilibrium traffic assignment modeling and solution techniques.

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CE 6740 - Traffic Engineering Operations

Driver, pedestrian and vehicle operating characteristics. Traffic data collection. Accident and safety analysis. Highway capacity analysis. Traffic signs and markings. Traffic signal timing and operation. Traffic management.

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CE 6810 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics I

Dimensional analysis; vector analysis, circulation and vorticity; irrotational motion and velocity potential; two-dimensional flow and stream function; complex variable theory; conformal mapping; airfoils; sources and sinks; free streamline flow; water waves; three-dimensional flow. Also offered as ENVE 6810.

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CE 6811 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics II

Turbulent boundary layer . Dimensional analysis. Free shear flows. Flows in pipes and channels. Boundary layers on smooth and rough surfaces. Also offered as ENVE 6811.

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CE 6820 - Hydraulic Machinery and Transients

Pumps and turbines. Surging, water hammer, cavitation, hydraulic machinery for hydroelectric plants, water supply, irrigation, and river navigation. Also offered as ENVE 386.

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CE 6821 - Hydraulic Structures

River regulation and development. Hydroelectric plants, storage and turbines, canals, locks, and penstocks, dams, regulation of power, flood control, navigation and irrigation. Also offered as ENVE 6821.

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CE 6830 - The Flood Problem

Flood hazards. Preventing or alleviating damages. Flood frequency analysis. Effect of land-use/land-cover and soil moisture on flooding. Remote sensing in flood prediction. Flood and dam-break modeling. Multiple purpose projects.

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CE 6920 - Doctoral Teaching Practicum

Offered by special arrangement. Practical experience in classroom teaching with mentoring from a member of the graduate faculty.

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