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Courses in Engineering: Civil and Environmental (ECI)

Lower Division Courses

3. Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21A (may be taken concurrently). Restricted to lower division students; Civil Engineering majors during Pass 1. Introduction to civil engineering systems. General view of the engineering process as obtained by participation in laboratory experiments illustrative of the solution of representative, but simplified, engineering problems. Not open for credit to upper division students. GE credit: QL, SE.—I. (I.) Darby

16. Spatial Data Analysis (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Restricted to Civil Engineering and Biological Systems Engineering majors; non-majors accommodated on a space-available basis. Computer-aided design and geographic information systems in civil engineering practice. GE credit: QL, SE.—III. (III.) Fan

17. Surveying (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Physics 9A (may be taken concurrently). Restricted to Civil Engineering and Biological Systems Engineering majors. Non-majors accommodated on a space-available basis. Theory behind and description of modern methods of land surveying in Civil Engineering. GE credit: SE.

19. C Programming for Civil and Environmental Engineers (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21A (may be taken concurrently). Pass 1 open to Civil Engineering majors and Optical Science and Engineering majors. Computational problem solving techniques for Civil and Environmental Engineering applications using structured C programming. Algorithm design applied to realistic problems. GE credit: SE.—Jeremic, Kleeman

90X. Lower Division Seminar (1-4)

Seminar—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Examination of a special topic in a small group setting. May be repeated for credit. GE credit: SE.

92. Internship in Engineering (1-5)

Internship. Prerequisite: lower division standing; approval of project prior to period of internship. Supervised work experience in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor; lower division standing. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

Upper Division Courses

114. Probabilistic Systems Analysis for Civil Engineers (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21C. Probabilistic concepts and models in engineering. Statistical analysis of engineering experimental and field data. Introduction to stochastic processes and models of engineering systems. Not open for credit to students who have completed Statistics 120. GE credit: QL, SE.—I, II. (I, II.) Mokhtarian

119. Parallel Processing for Engineering Applications (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: C programming or consent of instructor. Fundamental skills in parallel computing for engineering applications; emphasis on structured parallel programming for distributed memory parallel clusters. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 119B. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SE.—Kleeman, Jeremic

123. Urban Systems and Sustainability (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Systems-level approach of how to evaluate and then modify sustainability of urban systems based on interaction with natural environments. Topics include: definition/metrics of urban sustainability; system analyses of urban systems; enabling technology, policies, legislation; measures and modification of ecological footprints. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, DD, SE, SL, SS, WE.—II. (II.) Kendall

125. Building Energy Performance (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Engineering. Open to students in the College of Engineering. Mechanisms of energy consumption in buildings including end uses, thermal loads, ventilation, air infiltration, thermal energy distribution, and HVAC systems; energy performance simulation; methods and strategies of energy efficiency. GE credit: SE.—II. (II.) Modera

126. Integrated Planning for Green Civil Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Physics 9C or Landscape Architecture 60 or Design 145 or Environmental Science and Policy 100 or Nature and Culture 120 or Anthropology 100 or Statistics 32 or Plant Sciences 101; consent of instructor. Working within multidisciplinary teams and a heuristic learning environment, an integrated design process will be applied to the planning of a project-based green and sustainable civil system. GE credit: SE.—II. (II.) Kendall, Loge

127. Integrated Design for Green Civil Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 126; consent of instructor. Working within multidisciplinary teams and a heuristic learning environment, an integrated design process will be applied to the design of a project-based green and sustainable civil system. GE credit: SE.—III. (III.) Kendall, Loge

128. Integrated Construction for Green Civil Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 127. Working within multidisciplinary teams and a heuristic learning environment, an integrated design process will be applied to the construction of a project-based green and sustainable civil system. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SE.—Kendall, Loge

130. Structural Analysis (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 22A, Engineering 104. Elastic structural analysis of determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams and frames. Plastic bending and limit analysis. GE credit: QL, SE.—III. (III.)

131. Matrix Structural Analysis (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 6 and 104; restricted to Engineering majors only. Matrix formulation and computer analysis of statically indeterminate structures. Stiffness and flexibility formulations for elastic structures. Finite element methods for elasticity and bending problems. GE credit: SE.—I.

132. Structural Design: Metallic Elements (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 104. Design of metallic beams, columns, and other members for various types of loading and boundary conditions; design of connections between members; member performance within structural systems. GE credit: SE, VL.—II. (II.) Kanvinde

135. Structural Design: Concrete Elements (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 104; restricted to majors in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering only. Strength design procedures for columns, rectangular beams, T-beams and beams of general cross-section. Building code requirements for bending, shear, axial load, combined stresses and bond. Introduction to prestressed concrete. GE credit: QL, SE.—I, III. (I, III.) Chai

136. Building Design: Wood, Steel, and Concrete Applications (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 130 or 131, course 135; course 132 recommended. Horizontal and lateral load paths; dead and live loading; earthquake and wind forces. Approximate analyses of building frames; wood engineering for buildings. Steel, concrete and wood building design. GE credit: SE.

137. Construction Principles and Project Management (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Engineering; Engineering 104 recommended. Project management, with civil engineering construction and design applications, including project scope, schedule, resources, cost, quality, risk, and control. Construction industry overview. Interactions between planning, design, construction, operations. Construction operations analysis. Contract issues. Project management software, field trips, guest lectures. GE credit: ACGH, OL, QL, SE or SS, VL, WE.—II. (III.) Harvey

138. Earthquake Loads on Structures (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 102, course 130 or 131. Determination of loads on structures due to earthquakes. Methods of estimating equivalent static lateral forces; response spectrum and time history analysis. Concepts of mass, damping and stiffness for typical structures. Design for inelastic behavior. Numerical solutions and Code requirements. GE credit: SE.—II. (II.) Kunnath

139. Advanced Structural Mechanics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 104 or the equivalent. Review of stress, strain, equilibrium, compatibility, and elastic material behavior. Plane stress and plane strain problems in elasticity theory; stress function. Theories for straight, tapered, composite, and curved beams. Beams on elastic foundations. Introduction to plates, curved membranes, and cables. GE credit: QL, SE.—(III.) Dafalias

140. Environmental Analysis of Aqueous Systems (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2B; course 148A recommended. Introduction to chemical principles underlying current practices in sampling and analysis of water and wastewater. GE credit: SE.—I. (I.) Young

140L. Environmental Analysis of Aqueous Systems Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2B or the equivalent; course 140 (may be taken concurrently). Restricted to Civil Engineering undergraduate and graduate students. Introduction to “wet chemical” and instrumental techniques commonly used in the examination of water and wastewater and associated data analysis. GE credit: SE.

141. Engineering Hydraulics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 103. Nature of flow of a real fluid; flow in pipes; open channel flow; turbomachinery; fluid forces on objects: boundary layers, lift and drag. GE credit: SE.—I, III. (I, III.) Schladow

141L. Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 (may be taken concurrently). Open to Engineering students only. Laboratory experiments and demonstrations on flow measurement, sluice gates, hydraulic jump, flow characteristics, and centrifugal pumps. GE credit: SE.—I, III. (I, III.) Schladow

142. Engineering Hydrology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 (may be taken concurrently); course 114 recommended. Restricted to students in the College of Engineering. The hydrologic cycle. Evapotranspiration, interception, depression storage and infiltration. Streamflow analysis and modeling. Flood routing through channels and reservoirs. Frequency analysis of hydrologic variables. Precipitation analysis for hydrologic design. Hydrologic design. GE credit: QL, SE.—I. (I.) Kavvas

143. Green Engineering Design and Sustainability (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Restricted to Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering majors only. Application of concepts, goals, and metrics of sustainability, green engineering, and industrial ecology to the design of engineered systems. Life-cycle analyses, waste audit and environmental management systems, economics of pollution prevention and sustainability, and substitute materials for products and processes. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, WE.—I. (I.) Loge

144. Groundwater Systems Design (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 141. Groundwater occurrence, distribution, and movement; groundwater flow systems; radial flow to wells and aquifer testing; aquifer management; groundwater contamination; solute transport by groundwater; fate and transport of subsurface contaminants. Groundwater supply and transport modeling. GE credit: SE.—Ginn

144L. Groundwater Systems Design Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 144, taken concurrently. Computer modeling of groundwater flow under regional gradient, well injection/withdrawal, and natural and engineered boundary conditions. Use of Groundwater Vistas computer program.—I. (I.) Ginn

145. Hydraulic Structure Design (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 and 141L; course 142 recommended. Fundamental principles and practical aspects of the design of hydraulic structures including water storage, conveyance, and pumping systems. Emphasis on use of industry-standard computer software for hydraulic design. GE credit: SE.—(III.) Younis

146. Water Resources Simulation (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 103; Applied Science Engineering 115, course 141, 142 recommended. Computer simulation techniques in the analysis, design and operation of surface water systems; modeling concepts and practices with application to surface runoff; water quality in rivers and streams and dispersion of contaminants in water bodies. GE credit: Wrt | SE.—II. (II.) Bombardelli

148A. Water Quality Management (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2B. Basic concepts of water quality measurements and regulations. Introduction to physical, biological and chemical processes in natural waters. Fundamentals of mass balances in water and wastewater treatment. GE credit: SE.—II. (II.) Wuertz, Young

148B. Water Quality Management Systems Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 103, course 148A. Application of the principles of fluid mechanics to the analysis and design of flow measuring devices, pumps and pump station design, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, water and wastewater treatment plant headloss analysis, and bioremediation systems. GE credit: QL, SE, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Darby

149. Air Pollution (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21D, 22B, Chemistry 2B, Atmospheric Science 121A or Engineering 103. Physical and technical aspects of air pollution. Emphasis on geophysical processes and air pollution meteorology as well as physical and chemical properties of pollutants. (Same course as Atmospheric Science 149.) GE credit: SE, SL.—I. (I.) Cappa

150. Air Pollution Control System Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 103, 105, 106; course 149. Design and evaluation of air pollution control devices and systems. GE credit: QL, SE, SL.—II. (II.) Cappa

153. Deterministic Optimization and Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21C, 22A, computer programming course; Applied Science Engineering 115 recommended. Operations research. Optimization techniques such as linear programming, dynamic programming, and non-linear programming. Applications in water, transportation, environmental, infrastructure systems, and other civil engineering disciplines through computer-based course projects. GE credit: QL, SE, SL.—I. (I.) Fan

155. Water Resources Engineering Planning (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 106 or Economics 1A, course 114, 142; course 153 recommended. Basic engineering planning concepts; role of engineering, economic, environmental and social information and analysis; institutional, political and legal aspects. Case studies and computer models illustrate the planning of water resource systems. GE credit: Wrt | QL, SE, SL, SS, WE.—(III.) Lund

161. Transportation System Operations (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 6 (or the equivalent) and 102. Principles of transportation system operations; traffic characteristics and methods of measurement; models of transportation operations and congestion applied to urban streets and freeways. GE credit: QL, SE.—II. (II.) Zhang

162. Transportation Land Use Sustainable Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 161 or 163. Interactions between land use and transportation systems design. Generalized design paradigm; group problem solving. GE credit: SE, SL.—III. (III.) Niemeier

163. Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (4)

Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: Economics 1A and course 162. Engineering, economic, and systems planning concepts. Analysis and evaluation of energy, air quality and selected environmental attributes of transportation technologies. Strategies for reducing pollution and petroleum consumption in light of institutional and political constraints. Evaluation of vehicle emission models. (Same course as Environmental Science and Policy 163.) Offered in alternate years. GE credit: Wrt | SE, SL, SS, WE.—I. Sperling

165. Transportation Policy (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Economics 1A and Engineering 106 recommended. Transportation and associated environmental problems confronting urban areas, and prospective technological and institutional solutions. Draws upon concepts and methods from economics, engineering, political science and environmental studies. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | QL, SE, SS.—(I.) Sperling

171. Soil Mechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 103 and 104 (may be taken concurrently), course 171L must be taken concurrently. Restricted to Civil Engineering and Civil Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering majors only. Soil formations, mass-volume relationships, soil classification, effective stress, soil-water-void relationships, compaction, seepage, capillarity, compressibility, consolidation, strength, states of stress and failure, lateral earth pressures, and slope stability. GE credit: SE.—I, III. (I, III.) Kutter

171L. Soil Mechanics Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 171 must be taken concurrently. Laboratory studies utilizing standard testing methods to determine physical, mechanical and hydraulic properties of soil and demonstration of basic principles of soil behavior. GE credit: SE.—I, III. (I, III.) Kutter

173. Foundation Design (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 135 (may be taken concurrently) and 171. Soil exploration and determination of soil properties for design; consolidation and elastic settlements of foundations; bearing capacity of soils and footing design; lateral earth pressures and retaining wall design; pile foundations; excavations and dewatering. GE credit: QL, SE.—II. (II.) Boulanger

175. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 171 and 171L. Earthquake sources and ground motions. Cyclic behavior of soils; triggering, consequences, and mitigation of effects of liquefaction. NEES (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) equipment and techniques for studying earthquake engineering with focus on liquefaction problems. GE credit: QL, SE.—(II.) Kutter

179. Pavement Engineering (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion/lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 104. Pavement types (rigid, flexible, unsurfaced, rail), their applications (roads, airfields, ports, rail) and distress mechanisms. Materials, traffic and environment characterization. Empirical and mechanistic-empirical design procedures. Maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction; construction quality; asphalt concrete mix design. GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL.—I. (I.) Harvey

189A-J. Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study of selected topics with separate sections in (A) Environmental Engineering; (B) Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering; (C) Engineering Planning; (D) Geotechnical Engineering; (E) Structural Engineering; (F) Structural Mechanics; (G) Transportation Engineering; (H) Transportation Planning; (I) Water Resources Engineering; (J) Water Resources Planning. May be repeated for credit when the topic is different. GE credit: SE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

190C. Research Group Conferences in Civil and Environmental Engineering (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing in Civil and Environmental Engineering; consent of instructor. Research group conferences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

192. Internship in Engineering (1-5)

Internship. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to the period of the internship. Supervised work experience in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: senior standing in engineering and at least a B average. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE.

Graduate Courses

201. Introduction to Theory of Elasticity (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 104. Fundamental equations of elasticity in three dimensions; plane stress and plane strain; flexture and torsion of bars of various shapes. Introduction to variational and approximate methods.—I. (I.) Rashid

203. Inelastic Behavior of Solids (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 201. Fundamentals of theories of plasticity, viscoelasticity and viscoplasticity for solids. Macroscopic constitutive modelling for engineering materials, e.g., metals, polymers, soils, etc., and microscopic motivation. Offered in alternate years.—Dafalias

205. Continuum Mechanics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 201. Tensor formulation of the field equations for continuum mechanics, including large deformation effects. Invariance and symmetry requirements. Introduction to nonlinear thermoelasticity and thermodynamics. Solution of three-dimensional problems. Selected topics. Offered in alternate years.—Dafalias

206. Fracture Mechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 201; Engineering 104. Linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, stress analysis, energy concepts, brittle fracture criteria, path independent integrals, Dugdale- Barenblatt model, general cohesive zone models, ductile fracture criteria, crack tip fields for stationary and propagating cracks, fatigue. Application of numerical methods for fracture mechanics.Offered in alternate years.—Rashid

211. Advanced Matrix Structural Analysis (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 131. Analysis of complex frameworks by the displacement method; treatment of tapered beams, curved beams, and beams on elastic foundations; partially rigid connections; geometric and material nonlinearities; buckling; flexibility-based formulations; FEM-software for nonlinear analysis of structures.—I. (I.) Kunnath

212A. Finite Element Procedures in Applied Mechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Applied Science Engineering 115, or Mathematics 128A and Mathematics 128B (may be taken concurrently). Weighted-residual and Rayleigh-Ritz methods. Weak/variational formulation and development of discrete equations using finite element approximations. Application to one- and two-dimensional problems (heat conduction).—II. (II.) Sukumar

212B. Finite Elements: Application to Linear and Non-Linear Structural Mechanics Problems (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 212A. Application to linear and nonlinear structural mechanics problems. Linear elasticity, weak form, and finite element approximation. Incompressible media problems. Non-linear problems with material nonlinearity.—(III.) Sukumar

213. Analysis of Structures Subjected to Dynamic Loads (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 138 and 211. Analysis of structures subjected to earthquake, wind and blast loading; distributed, consistent and lumped mass techniques; computer implementation; nonlinear response spectrum; frequency and time domain analysis; seismic protection of structures; numerical methods in linear and nonlinear structural dynamics.—I. (I.) Kunnath

221. Theory of Plates and Introduction to Shells (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 201 (may be taken concurrently). Development of classical and refined plate theories. Application to isotropic, orthotropic and composite plates. Solutions for rectangular and circular plates. Membrane theory for axisymmetric shells and bending of circular shells.

223. Advanced Dynamics, Signal Processing, and Smart Structures Technology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 213 or equivalent. Signal processing and system identification of structures under dynamic excitations; Fourier and Laplace transforms; data acquisition and sensor design fundamentals; sensor technologies/techniques for nondestructive evaluation; structural control; actuators and dampers for smart structures; piezoelectrics and acoustic emissions; micro- and nano-fabrication.—II. (II.) Loh

232. Advanced Topics in Concrete Structures (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 130, 135, 138 and graduate standing. Ductility of reinforced concrete; strength of two-way slabs; modified compression field theory.—I. (I.) Chai

233. Advanced Design of Steel Structures (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 130 or 131, 132. Review of Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD); steel-plate girder design; plastic design of indeterminate systems; moment frames and bracing systems; connection design; seismic design of steel structures; vibration of flooring systems; steel-concrete composite design.—III. (III.) Kanvinde

234. Prestressed Concrete (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 130 or 131, 135. Survey of methods and applications; prestressing materials and systems; prestress losses; flexural design; design for shear and torsion; deflection computation and control; continuous beams and indeterminate structures; floor systems; partial prestressing; design of compression members; strut-and-tie models. Offered in alternate years.—Bolander

235. Cement Composites (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 104. Applications of cement composites; materials selection and proportioning; component and composite properties; hydration reactions and microstructure development; mechanisms of failure; nondestructive test methods; fiber reinforcement; concrete durability; novel reinforcing materials; ferrocement; repair and retrofit technologies; applications to structural design. Offered in alternate years.—(II.) Bolander

236. Design of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composite Structures (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 135. Basics of mechanics and design of polymer matrix composites: composite classification, manufacturing process, micromechanical property determination, classical lamination theory, strength theories, first-ply-failure, test methods, design practice, strengthening and retrofitting of existing reinforced concrete structures.—I. (I.) Cheng

237. Bridge Design (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 130, 135; course 234 recommended. Open to graduate students only. Bridge types, behavior and construction characteristics; design philosophy, details according to Caltrans and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials codes, principles; seismic design and retrofit of concrete bridges; modern bridges using advanced fiber reinforced polymer composites; fieldtrip required.—III. (II.) Cheng

238. Performance-Based Seismic Engineering (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Courses 138 and 213. Modern seismic design; performance-based seismic design; seismic hazard; seismic demands: linear and nonlinear procedures; performance assessment: deterministic and probabilistic procedure; review of FEMA-350, FEMA-356, ATC-40 and other performance-based guidelines.—(II.) Kunnath

240. Water Quality (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 141 and 142. Quality requirements for beneficial uses of water. Hydrologic cycle of quality. Hydromechanics in relation to quality of surface and groundwaters; transport and fate of waterborne pollutants. Heat budget for surface waters; predictive methods; introduction to water quality modeling.—II. (II.) Schladow

241. Air Quality Modeling (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Applied Science Engineering 115, course 119A, 149, 150, one from course 242 or 247, or the equivalent, graduate standing. Modeling of urban and regional air quality problems including gas-phase chemical reactions, aqueous-phase chemical reactions, phase partitioning, and numerical solution schemes. Offered in alternate years.—I. Kleeman

242. Air Quality (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 105, course 141, 149 or the equivalent. Factors determining air quality. Effects of air pollutants. Physical and chemical fundamentals of atmospheric transport and reaction. Introduction to dispersion modeling. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Kleeman

243A. Water and Waste Treatment (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 148A or the equivalent. Characteristics of water and airborne wastes; treatment processes and process kinetics; treatment system design.—I. (I.) Young

243B. Water and Waste Treatment (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 243A. Continuation of course 243A. Aeration, thickening, biological processes, design of biological treatment systems.—II. (II.) Loge

244. Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainable Engineering (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Life cycle assessment methodology is taught emphasizing applications to infrastructure and energy systems. Life cycle design, life cycle cost methods, other tools from industrial ecology, and links to policy are covered as well.—I. (I.) Kendall

245A. Applied Environmental Chemistry: Inorganic (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Engineering 105, Chemistry 2B or the equivalent, course 140; Chemistry 2C or 107A recommended. Chemistry of natural and polluted waters. Topics include chemical, kinetic and equilibrium principles, redox reactions, gas solution and solid-solution equilibria, thermodynamics, carbonate systems, coordination chemistry, interfacial phenomena. Offered in alternate years.—(II.) Young

245B. Applied Environmental Chemistry: Organic (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Chemistry 128A, 128B, 128C, or the equivalent; Chemistry 2C or 107A recommended. Transport and transformation of organic chemicals in the environment. Topics include application of thermodynamics to predict solubility and activity coefficients; distribution of organic chemicals between the aqueous phase and air, solvent, or solid phases; chemical, photochemical and biological transformation reactions. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Young

246. Pilot Plant Laboratory (4)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 243A, 243B (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor, graduate standing. Laboratory investigation of physical, chemical, and biological processes for water and wastewater treatment.—II. (II.) Darby

247. Aerosols (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Engineering 103, 105, course 141, 149. Behavior of airborne particles including particle formation, modification, and removal processes. Offered in alternate years.—III. Kleeman

247L. Aerosols Laboratory (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 247. Methods of generation and characterization of aerosols. Detailed topics may include flow rate measurement, aerosol generation, aerosol collection, ions measurement, metals measurement, and carbon measurement. May be repeated one time for credit.—Kleeman

248. Biofilm Processes (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Soil Science 111 or 211 or course 243B or consent of instructor; calculus and basic cell molecular biology recommended. Natural and engineered biofilms, including biofilm occurrence and development, spatial structure, microbial processes, fundamental and applied research tools, biofilm reactors, beneficial uses, and detrimental effects.—Wuertz

249. Probabilistic Design and Optimization (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 114 and 153 and Engineering 106, or equivalents. Design by optimization for probabilistic systems, decision theory, the value of information, probabilistic linear programming, probabilistic dynamic programming, nonlinear probabilistic optimization. Applications in civil engineering design, project evaluation, and risk management. Offered in alternate years.—II. Lund

250. Civil Infrastructure System Optimization and Identification (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21C, 22A, programming course; Applied Science Engineering 115 and mathematical modeling course recommended. Applied mathematics with a focus on modeling, identifying, and controlling dynamic, stochastic, and underdetermined systems. Applications in transportation networks, water resource planning, and other civil infrastructure systems. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Fan

251. Transportation Demand Analysis (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 114 or the equivalent. Procedures used in urban travel demand forecasting. Principles and assumptions of model components (trip generation, trip distribution, model split). New methods of estimating travel demand. Computer exercises using empirical data to calibrate models and forecast travel demand.—I. (I.) Niemeier

252. Sustainable Transportation Technology and Policy (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 165. Role of technical fixes and demand management in creating a sustainable transportation system. Emphasis on technology options, including alternative fuels, electric propulsion, and IVHS. Analysis of market demand and travel behavior, environmental impacts, economics and politics. (Same course as Environmental Science and Policy 252.) Offered in alternate years—III. Sperling

253. Dynamic Programming and Multistage Decision Processes (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 21C, 22A, programming course; Applied Science Engineering 115 recommended. Operations research. Optimization techniques with a focus on dynamic programming in treating deterministic, stochastic, and adaptive multistage decision processes. Brief review of linear programming and non-linear programming. Applications in transportation networks and other civil infrastructure systems.—III. (III.) Fan

254. Discrete Choice Analysis of Travel Demand (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 114. Behavioral and statistical principles underlying the formulation and estimation of discrete choice models. Practical application of discrete choice models to characterization of choice behavior, hypothesis testing, and forecasting. Emphasis on computer exercises using real-world data sets.—III. (III.) Mokhtarian

256. Urban Traffic Management and Control (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 114. Basic concepts, models, and methods related to the branch of traffic science that deals with the movement of vehicles on a road network, including travel speed, travel time, congestion concepts, car-following and hydrodynamic traffic models.—I. (I.) Zhang

257. Flow in Transportation Networks (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 153; 161 or 256 recommended. Elements of graph theory, a survey of pertinent optimization techniques, extremal principles in network flow problems, deterministic equilibrium assignment, stochastic equilibrium assignment, extensions of equilibrium assignments and dynamic transportation network assignment.—II. (II.) Zhang

258. Transportation Planning in Developing Countries (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 160 or consent of instructor. Investigation of the role that transportation investments and policies play in the development of regions and countries. Emphasis is on identifying appropriate technologies, policies, and planning methods for designing transportation systems in regions of differing socioeconomic, geographic, and institutional settings. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Sperling

259. Asphalt and Asphalt Mixes (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 179 or consent of instructor. Asphalts and asphalt mix types and their use in civil engineering structures, with primary emphasis on pavements. Asphalt, aggregate properties and effects on mix properties. Design, construction, recycling. Recent developments and research. Offered in alternate years.—(II.) Harvey

260. Sediment Transport (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 or equivalent. Sediment transport in hydrologic systems. Process-oriented course which will emphasize how sediment moves and the physical processes that affect sediment transport. Field trip. Offered in alternate years.—Schoellhamer

264A. Transport, Mixing and Water Quality in Rivers and Lakes (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 and 240. Principal causes of mixing and transport in rivers, lakes and reservoirs, and their impacts on water quality. Case studies of specific lakes and rivers. Offered in alternate years.—Schladow

264B. Transport, Mixing and Water Quality in Estuaries and Wetlands (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 141 and 240. Principal causes of mixing and transport in estuaries and wetlands, and their impacts on water quality. Topics include advection/diffusion; tides; transverse mixing; longitudinal dispersion; sediment transport; nutrient cycling; computer modeling of estuaries. Case studies of specific systems. Offered in alternate years.—Schladow

265. Stochastic Contaminant Transport (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 266. Stochastic theory of molecular diffusion covered by means of Taylor-Chandrasekhar theory. Turbulence diffusion covered in the Lagrangian-Eulerian frameworks. Application of theory to contaminant transport in groundwater aquifers, atmosphere, river and oceanic environments. Offered in alternate years.—(I.) Kavvas

266. Applied Stochastic Methods in Engineering (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 114 or Mathematics 131 or Statistics 130A or 131A; Mathematics 118A (may be taken concurrently). Stochastic processes classification; Gaussian random fields; stochastic calculus in mean square; Ito and Stratonovich stochastic differential equations; Fokker-Planck equation; stochastic differential equations with random coefficients. Offered in alternate years.—
Kavvas

267. Water Resources Management (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 114, 141 and 142; course 153 recommended. Engineering, institutional, economic, and social basis for managing local and regional water resources. Examples in the context of California’s water development and management. Uses of computer modeling to improve water management.—I. (I.) Lund

268. Infrastructure Economics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Economics 1A, Engineering 106 or the equivalent. Economics applied to infrastructure engineering planning, operations, maintenance, and management problems; microeconomic and macroeconomic theories; benefit-cost analysis; effect of uncertainty; optimization economics; non-classical economics; public finance. Offered in alternate years.—(II.) Lund

269. Transportation-Air Quality: Theory and Practice (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 149 or the equivalent. Health and regulatory aspects of airborne pollutants. Principles of modeling vehicle emissions. Conformity issues and the regulatory framework. Regional and micro-scale modeling. Offered in alternate years.—Niemeier

270. Advanced Water Resources Management (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 153 and 267 or the equivalent. Discussion of technical papers related to planning theory, system maintenance, regionalization, multi-objective methods, risk analysis, institutional issues, pricing model application, economic development, forecasting, operations, and other topics. Offered in alternate years.—Lund

271. Inverse Problems (4)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 114 and 144 or equivalents. Inverse calibration of distributed parameter models, using data representing model outputs. Forward and inverse mappings, stability, uniqueness, identifiability. Optimization formulation of inverse problems, maximum likelihood and other objective functions, indirect and direct approaches, solution by UCODE in hands-on project format.—(I.) Ginn

272A. Advanced Hydrogeology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 144; Mathematics 118A recommended. Flow in confined, unconfined, and leaky aquifers. Geological aspects of aquifers. Regional groundwater flow and hydraulics of pumping and recharging wells. Identification of aquifer parameters. Isotope hydrogeology and recharge estimation.—(II.) Ginn

272B. Advanced Hydrogeology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 212A and 272A. Processes of subsurface flows and transport. Numerical methods of subsurface fluid flow and transport systems. Flow in the unsaturated zone. Fresh water/salt water interface in coastal aquifers. Macrodispersion. Identification of regional aquifer parameters. Modeling of aquifer systems. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Ginn

272C. Multiphase Reactive Transport (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 142, 144, 148A. Multicomponent reactive transport including multiple phases. Advective/dispersive transport, chemical equilibria, and mass transformation kinetics. Natural chemical/microbiological processes including sorption, complexation, biodegradation, and diffusive mass transfer. Eulerian and Lagrangean averaging methods. Applications to contaminant remediation problems in river and subsurface hydrology. Offered in alternate years.—Ginn

273. Water Resource Systems Engineering (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: courses 114 and 153 or the equivalent. Planning, design, and management of water resource systems. Application of deterministic and stochastic optimization techniques. Water allocation, capacity expansion, and design and operation of reservoir systems. Surface water and groundwater management. Offered in alternate years.—(I.) Lund

275. Hydrologic Time-Series Analysis (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 114 and 142. Application of statistical methods for analysis and modeling of hydrologic series. Statistical simulation and prediction of hydrologic sequences using time series methodology. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Kavvas

276. Watershed Hydrology (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 142 or the equivalent. Analysis and mathematical modeling of hydrologic processes taking place in a watershed. Precipitation analysis and modeling. Theory of overland flow and its kinematic wave approximation. Analysis and modeling of saturated and unsaturated subsurface flow processes taking place on a hill slope.—II. (II.) Kavvas

277A. Computational River Mechanics I (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: Applied Science Engineering 115, course 141 (both may be taken concurrently). Unsteady open channel flows, computation of water surface profiles, shallow water equations, St. Venant equations, method of characteristics, finite difference methods, stability and accuracy of explicit and implicit schemes, flood routing in simple and compound channels, advection of plumes. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 277.—I. (I.) Younis

277B. Computational River Mechanics II (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 277A. Open channel flows, physical aspects of river mechanics, formulation of depth-averaged equations, boundary conditions, coordinates transformation and grid generation, finite-difference solution techniques, applications to two-dimensional momentum and pollutant transport in rivers. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Younis

277C. Turbulence and Mixing Processes (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Nature of turbulent flows, conservation equations, momentum, heat and mass transport in free and wall-bounded flows, body forces and mixing, roughness effects, turbulence modeling and simulation. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Younis

278. Hydrodynamics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 141. Perturbation methods. Basic water waves. Governing equations for fluid motion on a rotating earth. Rotation effects, vorticity dynamics, Ekman layer. Stratification effects, internal waves and turbulent mixing. Combined effects. Offered in alternate years.—(II.)

279. Advanced Mechanics of Fluids (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 141. Rotational flows. Navier-Stokes equations and solutions for laminar flow; boundary layer equations and solution techniques. Nature of turbulence. Reynolds equations. Introduction to turbulence modeling. Offered in alternate years.—I. Bombardelli

280A. Nonlinear Finite Elements for Elastic-Plastic Problems (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. State of the art finite element methods and tools for elasticplastic problems, including computational techniques based on the finite element method and the theory of elastoplasticity. Offered in alternate years.—(III.) Jeremic

280B. Nonlinear Dynamic Finite Elements (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. State of the art computational methods and tools for analyzing linear and nonlinear dynamics problems. Offered in alternate years.—Jeremic

281A. Advanced Soil Mechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 171. Consolidation and secondary compression. Preloading and wick drains. Seepage and seepage pressures. Filtration, drainage, and dewatering. Shear strength: friction, cohesion, dilatancy and critical states.—I. (I.) Jeremic

281B. Advanced Soil Mechanics (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 281A. Site investigation methods: CPT, SPT, pressuremeter, vane, seismic investigation, electrical properties. Slope stability, including seepage pressures and earthquake effects. Slope stabilization and reinforcement methods. Centrifuge modeling.—II. (II.) DeJong

282. Pavement Design and Rehabilitation (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 179 or consent of instructor. Advanced pavement design and structural/functional condition evaluation for concrete and asphalt pavements. Highways, airfields, port facilities; new facilities, rehabilitation, reconstruction. Mechanistic-empirical procedures, materials, climate and traffic characterization. Use of current design methods; recent developments and research. Offered in alternate years.—III. Harvey

283. Physico-Chemical Aspects of Soil Behavior (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 171. Soil formation, mineralogy, and transport; soil-fluid-electrolyte systems; electrical, surface tension, van der Waals forces; particle shape and contact mechanics, and electromagnetic and mechanical properties of soils. Laboratories demonstrate effects of chemical admixtures, salts and particle texture on soil behavior.—I. (III.) Kutter

284. Theoretical Geomechanics (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 171. Elasticity, plasticity, micromechanics, coupled behavior and large deformations for geomaterials. Prediction of stress-strain-volume change behavior of geomaterials. Monotonic and cyclic loading, anisotropy, bifurcation of deformation.—II. (II.) Kutter

286. Advanced Foundation Design (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 173. Design and analysis of pile and pier foundations, including seismic effects; deep excavation systems; tie-back, nailing, and anchor systems; coffer dams; loads on buried conduits; ground modification techniques; and other related topics.—III. (I.) DeJong

287. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 138 and 281A. Characteristics and estimation of earthquake ground motions; wave propagation and local site response; liquefaction potential and remediation; residual strength and stability considerations; ground deformations; dynamic soil-structure interaction.—III.

288. Earth and Rockfill Dams (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: courses 281A and 281B (may be taken concurrently). Site selection; design considerations; layout; seismic effects including considerations of fault movements; construction; environmental considerations, instrumentation; maintenance remediation and retrofit of existing dams. Offered in alternate years.—(II.)

289A-I. Selected Topics in Civil Engineering (1-5)

Lecture, laboratory, or combination. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study of special topics with separate sections in (A) Environmental Engineering; (B) Hydraulics and Hydrologic Engineering; (C) Engineering Planning; (D) Geotechnical Engineering; (E) Structural Engineering; (F) Structural Mechanics; (G) Transportation Engineering; (H) Transportation Planning; (I) Water Resources Engineering; (J) Water Resources Planning. May be repeated for credit.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Discussion of current graduate research, and guest lectures on recent advances. Oral presentation of individual study. Course required of graduate degree candidates. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

290C. Graduate Research Group Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Research problems, progress, and techniques in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

296. Topics in Water and Environmental Engineering (1)

Seminar—2 hours. Seminars presented by visiting lecturers, UC Davis faculty and, graduate students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

Professional Course

390. The Teaching of Civil Engineering (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: meet qualifications for teaching assistant and/or associate-in in Civil Engineering. Participation as teaching assistant or associate-in in a designated engineering course. Methods of leading discussion groups or laboratory sections, writing and grading quizzes, use of laboratory equipment, and grading laboratory reports. May be repeated for total of 9 units. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

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