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University Bulletin: Undergraduate Programs The George Washington University  



Professors M.I. Haque, K.H. Digges (Research), A. Eskandarian, K. Roddis, M.T. Manzari (Chair), R. Riffat, S. Lerman

Associate Professors C.D. Kan (Research), S.S. Badie, P.F. Silva

Assistant Professors D. Marzougui (Research), S.H. Hamdar, T. Li, L. Farhadi

Professorial Lecturers B. Whang, M.O. Critchfield, G.C. Everstine, K. Garrahan, F. Sadek

See the School of Engineering and Applied Science for the programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science with a major in civil engineering.

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.
1010 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering (1) Roddis
An introduction to the profession of civil and environmental engineering. Field visits and laboratory exercises complement classroom instruction. (Fall)
1020 Introduction to a Sustainable World (1) Hamdar, Eskandarian
The science underlying the basic processes that gave rise to the world we live in and that maintain its viability for human life. Ecosystem-functioning environmental issues, such as greenhouse gas emission and ozone, with current efforts to resolve them. Technological innovations in the context of sustainability. (Spring)
2210 Engineering Computations (3) Hamdar
  Numerical methods for engineering applications. Methods for solving systems of linear equations, root finding, curve fitting, and data approximation. Numerical differentiation and integration and numerical solution of differential equations. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CSci 1041, ApSc 2113. (Spring)
2220 Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids (3) Haque, Eskandarian
  Stress and strain, axial load problems, torsion, shear force and bending moment, pure bending of beams, shearing stresses in beams, compound stresses, analysis of plane stress and plane strain, combined stresses, deflection of beams, statically indeterminate problems, columns, energy methods. Prerequisite: ApSc 2057, 2113. (Fall and spring)
2510 Environmental Sustainability (3) Riffat
An introduction to environmental sustainability with focus on the nexus of water, energy, and climate; energy demands of water systems, water footprints of energy generation, and how the two valuable resources are limiting each other; technologies and research frontiers toward a sustainable water and energy supply. (Fall)
2710 Introduction to Transportation Engineering (3) Eskandarian, Hamdar
  Transportation system components; roadway traffic capacity and network performance measures; signalized and unsignalized intersections; monitoring techniques, instruments, and data processing. Sustainability issues and environmental impact of transportation systems with focus on urban design, planning, and regulation. Prerequisite: Math 2233. (Spring)
3110 Civil Engineering Materials (2) Haque, Silva, Li
  Mechanical properties and behavior of civil engineering materials such as metals, concrete, and fiber-reinforced polymer composites. Properties range from plastic deformations of metallic materials to crushing of confined and unconfined concrete. Basis of the strength of materials. Concepts of creep, fatigue, fracture, and crack propagation. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 2220. (Fall)
3111 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory (1) Silva, Haque, Li
  Measurement of stress–strain characteristics and study of failure modes in ductile steel, brittle concrete, and anisotropic composite materials. Experiments include data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of results regarding tension, compression, bending, impact, and shear properties. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3110. (Fall)
3140 Sustainability in Engineering Materials (2) Silva, Li
  Sustainable engineering: overall materials energy needs/properties and impacts; load resistance and aging, thermodynamics, water conservation, heat transfer, use of energy-efficient materials in construction, life-cycle assessment. Prerequisite: CE 3110, 3111. (Spring)
3230 Structural Theory I (3) Manzari, Badie
  Theory of statically determinate structures; stability and determinacy; influence lines and moving loads. Analysis of beams, frames, trusses, and arches. Calculation of deflections. Prerequisite: CE 2220. (Fall)
3240 Structural Theory II (3) Manzari and Staff
  Theory of statically indeterminate structures using matrix methods and classical approaches such as moment distribution and slope-deflection; influence lines; energy methods. Prerequisite: CE 3230. (Spring)
3310 Reinforced Concrete Structures (3) Badie
  Properties of concrete and reinforcement; design of flexural reinforcement, shear reinforcement; development of reinforcement; design of columns, floor slabs; ethics and professionalism in design. A design project, including the use of computer software and a detailed report, is required. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3240. (Spring)
3520 Environmental Engineering I: Water Resources and Water Quality (3) Riffat
Physical and chemical analyses of water quality and characteristics. Microbiology of water and pathogens. Introduction to water treatment processes involving coagulation, flocculation, filtration, and disinfection. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3610. (Spring)
3521 Environmental Engineering Laboratory (1) Riffat and Staff
Laboratory experiments for physical and chemical analyses of water and wastewater. Measurement of turbidity, alkalinity, dissolved oxygen, BOD, COD, suspended solids, and optimum coagulant dose using jar tests. Corequisite: CE 3520. (Spring)
3610 Hydraulics (3) Staff
  Fluid statics: pressure forces, buoyancy, and flotation. Application of kinematic principles; flow fields, stream tubes, and flow nets. Fluid dynamics: applications to pipe flow, hydraulic models, measurement of pressure, and velocity. Open channel flow: applications to water resources engineering. Prerequisite: MAE 3126. (Spring)
3611 Hydraulics Laboratory (1) Staff
  Laboratory experiments and demonstrations of hydraulics in pipe and open-channel flow. Topics include center of pressure, floating bodies, Bernoulli’s theorem, discharge coefficients, velocity profile, and head losses. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 3610. (Spring)
3720 Highway Engineering and Design (3) Eskandarian, Hamdar
  Road vehicle performance. Principles of highway design: horizontal and vertical alignments, roadside design; drainage and drainage structures, earthwork, intersections, interchanges, parking facilities; basic traffic models; highway materials. Application of safety standards. Prerequisite: Math 2233; prerequisite or corequisite: ApSc 3115 and CE 2220. (Fall)
3730 Sustainable Urban Planning Dynamics (3) Hamdar, Eskandarian
Human and physical processes shaping urban environments; human–environment interactions in the context of an urban region; urban design, materials, transport, planning, and regulation. Prerequisite: CE 2710. (Fall)
4320 Metal Structures (3) Roddis
  Principles of the design of metal structures, structural elements, connections, specific problems of analysis including the use of computer software, methods of construction, professionalism in design. Prerequisite: CE 3240. (Fall)
4330 Contracts and Specifications (2) Manzari and Staff
  Law of contracts, construction contracts, specifications, bidding, insurance and bonds, professional liability, arbitration of disputes, litigation. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Spring)
4340 Design and Cost Analysis of Civil Engineering Structures (3) Manzari, Badie, Silva
  Total structural systems concepts. Design of civil engineering structures such as piers, wharves, bulkheads, offshore platforms, dams, and other special structures. Principles of cost analysis for timber, steel, and reinforced concrete structures. Project and report are required. Prerequisite: senior status. (Spring)
4410 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering (3) Manzari and Staff
Soils and rock formation, soil composition, permeability, seepage and flow netanalysis, stresses in soil medium, consolidation and settlement, shear strength of soil, analysis of lateral earth pressures, soil compaction. Prerequisite: CE 2220, MAE 3126. (Fall)
4411 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory (1) Manzari and Staff
Laboratory experiments to evaluate liquid and plastic limits, grain-size distribution, shear strength, compressibility, permeability, and moisture–density relationship of soils. Prerequisite or corequisite: CE 4410. (Fall)
4450 Introduction to Geo-environmental Engineering (3) Manzari
  Characterization of soils and wastes, engineering properties of soils and geo-synthetics, fundamental concepts of fate and transport of contaminants, common practice in design and construction of waste containment systems, current methods for remediation of contaminated groundwater and soils. Prerequisite: CE 3520, 4410. (Spring)
4530 Environmental Engineering II: Water Supply and Pollution Control (3) Riffat
Introduction to wastewater treatment systems including clarification, suspended and attached growth processes. Use of dissolved oxygen models. Water supply and wastewater collection systems, applied hydraulics of pipelines and pumps. Planning to meet quality needs and regulatory requirements. Prerequisite: CE 3520. (Fall)
4620 Hydrology and Hydraulic Design (3) Haque and Staff
  Descriptive hydrology: hydrologic cycle, precipitation, stream flow, evaporation, and transpiration. Quantitative hydrology: hydrograph analysis, hydrographs of basin outflow, storage routing. Probability concepts in hydrology: flood frequency, rainfall frequency, stochastic hydrology. Culverts and stilling basins. Prerequisite or corequisite: ApSc 3115, CE 3610. (Fall)
4810 Research (1 to 3) Staff
  Applied research and experimentation projects, as arranged. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. (Fall and spring)
4820 Special Topics (1 to 6) Staff
  Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit provided the topic differs.

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