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1996-97 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Civil Engineering

A $25.00 per semester student computing facility user fee is assessed for School of Engineering courses. This fee is in addition to any lab/material fees.

CE 112 (3 Credits) Spring
Elementary Surveying (2+3)
Basic plane surveying; use of transit, level, theodolite, and total station. Traverses, public land system, circular curves, cross- sectioning and earthwork. (Prerequisite: MATH 108.)

CE 326W (4 Credits) Fall, Spring
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3+3)
Fundamentals of geotechnical engineering including soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Identification and classification of soil, physical and mechanical properties of soil, subsurface exploration and laboratory testing techniques, seepage, compaction, bearing capacity, slope stability, deep and shallow foundation design, retaining structure design, frozen ground consideration. (Prerequisites: ES 331, 341, CE 334 or permission of the instructor.)

CE 334 (3 Credits) Fall
Properties of Materials (2+3)
Properties of engineering materials. Bonding, crystal, and amorphous structures. Relationships between microstructure and engineering properties. Modification of properties and environmental serviceability. Concrete and asphalt mixes. Laboratory fee: $10.00. (Corequisite: ES 331.)

CE 344 (3 Credits) Fall
Water Resources Engineering (3+0)
Fundamentals of engineering hydrology and hydraulic engineering. Precipitation, runoff, statistical methods, flood control, open channels, and groundwater. Materials fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: ES 341.)

CE 400 (0 Credits) Fall, Spring
EIT Exam
Complete the EIT application and take the State of Alaska Engineering-in-Training Exam in the same semester of course registration. (Prerequisite: Senior standing in civil engineering.)

CE 402 (3 Credits) Fall
Introduction to Transportation Engineering (3+0)
Transportation systems, planning, design parameters, demand and mode specific consideration. Laboratory fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: CE junior standing or permission of instructor.)

CE 403 (3 Credits) Fall
Traffic Engineering (2+3)
Analysis and design of highways, streets and intersections for traffic consideration. (Prerequisite: CE 402.)

CE 404 (3 Credits) Spring
Highway Engineering (2+3)
Engineering considerations for highway design including vertical and horizontal alignment, cross sections, drainage, pavements, earthworks, signs and markings, intersection and interchange. (Prerequisite: CE 402.)

CE 415 (3 Credits) Fall
Advanced Surveying (2+3)
Azimuth by astronomic methods. Route surveying, including horizontal and vertical curves, spirals, cross-sectioning, and earthwork. Reduction of electronic distance measurements. Alaska State Plane Coordinate System, both old (NAD27) and new (NAD83). (Prerequisite: CE 112.)

CE 416 (1 Credit) Spring
Boundary Surveying (1+0)
Surveying problems related to land subdivision with emphasis on the legal aspects. Metes and bounds descriptions and platted subdivisions. (Prerequisite: CE 112 or permission of instructor.)

CE 422 (3 Credits) Spring
Foundation Engineering (3+0)
Bearing capacity of soils and effects of settlements on structure. Design of footings and rafts, pile and pier foundations, retaining walls and anchored bulkheads. Foundations on frozen soils, and construction problems in foundation engineering. (Prerequisites: CE 326, ES 301.)

CE 423 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (3+0)
Introduction to sources of earthquakes; source mechanism and source parameters; attenuation relationships; earthquake response of single and multi-degree of freedom systems; earthquake response spectra and earthquake-induced liquefaction and densification of soil. (Prerequisite: CE 326. Next offered: 1997-98.)

CE 425 (3 Credits) Fall
Advanced Soil Mechanics (2+3)
Soil formation, identification and classification, physical and mechanical properties of soil, seepage, drainage and frost action, subsoil investigation, bearing capacity of soils, and lateral earth pressures and stability of slopes. Laboratory fee: $10.00. (Prerequisites: CE 326, ES 301.)

CE 431 (3 Credits) Spring
Structural Engineering I (2+3)
Analysis of statically determinate and indeterminate structures to include: beams, trusses and frames. Internal force resultants, shear and moment diagrams, deflections, internal stresses. Influence lines and criteria for moving loads. Indeterminate analysis to include methods of consistent deflections, slope deflection and moment distribution. Introduction to matrix methods. (Prerequisites: CE 334, ES 331.)

CE 432 (3 Credits) Fall
Structural Engineering II (2+3)
Concepts of analysis/design using advanced methods of structural analysis and computer techniques. Effects of material behavior, and modes of failure (building, bending, shear, connections) on design decisions examined. (Prerequisite: CE 431.)

CE 433 (3 Credits) Fall
Reinforced Concrete Design (2+3)
Design philosophies and current practice. Short and long columns, beam- columns, flexural members, to include: rectangular and T-beams, one and two-way slabs. Footings. Crack control, anchorage, development lengths and deflections. Introduction to complete structural systems. Current ACI specifications used. (Prerequisite: CE 431.)

CE 434 (3 Credits) Spring
Timber Design (2+3)
Essentials of structural design. Design of basic components of solid and laminated timber, connections, arches, pole framing, diaphragms, stressed-skin construction, and timber shells. (Prerequisites: ES 331 and CE 431.)

CE 438W,O (3 Credits) Spring
Design of Engineered Systems (3+0)
System design principles for large-scale constructed facilities. Application of ethics, liability and legal principles to professional practice. Emphasis on teamwork and leadership. (Prerequisite: Last year of civil engineering B.S. program.)

CE 441 (4 Credits) Spring
Environmental Engineering (3+3)
Fundamentals of environmental engineering including theory and application of water and wastewater engineering practice. Conservation, quality, treatment, and distribution of water supply. Wastewater characteristics, collection, treatment, and disposal. Solid waste management and air pollution control. Laboratory fee: $10.00. (Prerequisite: ES 341 or permission of instructor.)

CE 442 (3 Credits) Fall
Environmental Engineering II (3+0)
Advanced topics involving environmental law and health, air pollution, solid waste management, toxic and hazardous wastes, animal waste management, noise pollution, water quality modeling, wastewater collection systems, chemical/physical processes, theory of sedimentation, disinfection, biological processes, on site treatment, sludge management, advanced waste treatment and other. (Prerequisites: CE 441 and junior standing in civil engineering.)

CE 445 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Engineering Hydrology (2+3)
Design and analysis; extended coverage of hydrologic concepts from CE 344. Precipitation, evaporation analysis; groundwater hydraulics; runoff analysis and prediction; statistical hydrology; application of simulation models. (Prerequisite: CE 344. Next offered: 1997-98.)

CE 470 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Civil Engineering Internship (0+3)
Supervised work experience in engineering organizations. Assignments individually arranged with cooperating organizations and agencies. (Prerequisites: Senior standing, permission of department coordinator.)

CE 603 (3 Credits) Fall, Spring
Arctic Engineering (3+0)
Application of engineering fundamentals to problems of advancing civilization to polar regions. Logistics, foundations on frozen ground and ice thermal aspects of structures, materials, transport, and communications, and heating and ventilating. Materials fee: $10. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.)

CE 605 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Pavement Design (3+0)
Current design techniques for flexible and rigid pavements. Materials characterization, loading considerations, empirical design methods, mechanistic design methods, rehabilitation. (Prerequisites: Graduate standing and CE 402 or consent of instructor.)

CE 617 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Control Surveys (3+0)
Geodetic surveying, where the shape of the earth must be considered. Forward and inverse geodetic problems. Medium to long electronic distance measurements. Heavy emphasis on Alaska State Plane Coordinate System (Nad 83) and UTM Coordinate System. Adjustment of level nets. (Prerequisites: CE 415 or other surveying experience acceptable to instructor.)

CE 620 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Civil Engineering Construction (3+0)
Construction equipment, methods, planning and scheduling, construction contracts, management and accounting, construction estimates, costs, and project control. (Prerequisites: ESM 450 or equivalent.)

CE 622 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Foundations and Retaining Structures (3+0)
Advanced study of shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures and buried pipes. (Prerequisites: CE 422 or permission of instructor.)

CE 625 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Soil Stabilization (3+0)
Soil and site improvement using deep and shallow compaction, additives, preloading, vertical and horizontal drains, electroosmosis and soil reinforcement. (Prerequisites CE 435 or permission of instructor.)

CE 626 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Applications in Geotechnical Engineering (3+0)
Selected topics in geotechnical engineering studied in conjunction with case histories. (Prerequisites: CE 326, CE 422 and CE 425 or permission of instructor.)

CE 627 (3 Credits) Spring
Earthquake Engineering (3+0)
Fundamentals of geotechnical earthquake engineering: wave propagation in soils; dynamic soil properties; influences of soils on ground motion; determination of soil response under strong seismic motion; causes of soil failures, soil liquefaction, soil settlement, soil-structure interaction and slope stability; analysis and design of dams, earth structures and foundation systems.

CE 628 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Soil Behavior Under Load (3+0)
Fundamentals of soil behavior under load; pore pressure during monotonic loading; Ladd's "Simple Clay" model; densification and drained cyclic loading of sand; undrained cycle loading of soil. (Prerequisite: CE 326.)

CE 631 (3 Credits) Fall
Advanced Structural Analysis (3+0)
Derivation of the basic equations governing linear structural systems. Application of stiffness and flexibility methods to trusses and frames. Solution techniques utilizing digital computers. Introduction to structural dynamics.

CE 632 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Advanced Structural Design (3+0)
Design of complex structures and frames. Live, dead, and earthquake loadings. Structural joints, columns, connectors, ties, and struts. Application of modern materials and techniques to design. (Prerequisite: CE 431.)

CE 637 (3 Credits) Fall
Earthquake Engineering II (3+0)
Fundamentals of structural earthquake engineering: strong ground motion phenomena; dynamic analysis of structural systems for seismic motion; response spectrum and time history methods, design of structural systems for lateral forces; shearwalls and diaphragms; moment-resistive frames, braced frames; current design criteria and design practice; connection details, serviceability requirement; story drift, non-structural building elements; soil-structure interaction. (Prerequisite: CE 432.)

CE 661 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Advanced Water Resources Engineering (3+0)
Engineering hydraulics and hydrology with emphasis on statewide topics, computer modeling for runoff and groundwater studies, reservoir mechanics, fish hatchery design, and hydropower generation. (Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.)

CE 662 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Open Channel and River Engineering (3+0)
Principles of open channel flow, transitions and controls, unsteady flow, river engineering, stream channel mechanics, and mechanics of sedimentation. (Prerequisite: ES 341.)

CE 663 (3 Credits) Alternate Years
Groundwater Dynamics (3+0)
Fundamentals of geohydrology, hydraulics of flow through porous media, well hydraulics, groundwater pollution, and groundwater resources development. (Prerequisite: ES 341. )

CE 676 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Coastal Engineering (3+0)
Review of deep and shallow water waves, littoral drift, coastal structures, pollution problems, and harbor seiches. (Prerequisite: ES 341.)

CE 681 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Frozen Ground Engineering (3+0)
Nature of frozen ground, thermal properties of frozen soils, classification, physical and mechanical properties of frozen soils, subsurface investigation of frozen ground, thaw settlement and thaw consolidation, slope stability, and principles of foundation design in frozen ground. (Prerequisite: Training or experience in soil mechanics.)

CE 682 (3 Credits) Alternate Years
Ice Engineering (3+0)
In this course the factors governing design of marine structures, which must contend with the presence of ice are discussed. Topics include ice growth, ice structure, mechanical properties and their dependence on temperature and structure, creep and fracture, mechanics of ice sheets, forces on structures, and experimental methods. (Prerequisites: ES 331, MATH 202, training or experience in soil mechanics.)

CE 683 (3 Credits) Alternate Fall
Arctic Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (3+0)
The course is designed to present materials on aspects of hydrology and hydraulics unique to engineering problems of the north. Although the emphasis will be on Alaskan conditions, information from Canada and other circumpolar countries will be included in the course. (Prerequisite: CE 344 or equivalent.)

CE 684 (3 Credits) Alternate Years
Arctic Utility Distribution (3+0)
Practices and considerations of utility distribution in Arctic regions. Emphasis on proper design to include freeze protection, materials, energy conservation, and system selection. (Prerequisite: ES 341 or permission of instructor.)

CE 685 (3 Credits) Alternate Spring
Topics in Frozen Ground Engineering (3+0)
Selected frozen ground foundation engineering problems will be explored in depth including refrigerated foundations and pile foundations. (Prerequisite: CE 681.)