Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The mission of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley is to serve as the world's academic leader in civil and environmental engineering, defining the evolving domains of the field through teaching and scholarly research. The department educates undergraduate and graduate students to be knowledgeable, forward-thinking, and ethical professionals so that they may pursue careers characterized by leadership and innovation. The faculty values professional and public service through research, and seeks scientific and technological advances that address critical societal needs.

Libraries

The Kresge Engineering Library, located in the nearby Stephen D. Bechtel Engineering Center, contains over more than 175,000 volumes, more than 2,000 journals and periodicals, and 680,000 technical reports.

The Water Resources Center Archives, located at UC Riverside, specializes in material related to hydraulics, hydrology, and coastal engineering, with 100,000 titles in water resources and over 15,000 reports and papers on ocean engineering and oceanography.

The Institute of Transportation Studies Harmer E. Davis Library contains one of the largest multimodal, interdisciplinary transportation reference and research collections in the world. The library holds over 125,000 volumes and receives more than 2,500 serials. The library is also a depository for government transportation publications.

The Earthquake Engineering Research Center (EERC) Library is an affiliated library of UC Berkeley, specializing in structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, engineering dynamics, engineering seismology, and earthquake public policy. It is located at the Richmond Field Station, five miles from the main Berkeley campus and is accessible by a Berkeley-RFS shuttle.

Research Laboratories

Located on the second floor of Davis Hall within the UC Berkeley campus, the Structural and Materials Laboratory houses equipment for studying the behavior of structural elements and systems on both scale models and prototypes. The laboratory is based upon the base-isolated strong floor, to which the reaction frames, actuators, and specimens are securely fastened during the tests. Testing facilities range from miniaturized precision equipment to a four-million-pound capacity testing machine.

The Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, located in O’Brien Hall, is equipped for experimental work in general fluid mechanics, granular flow, water-sediment interactions, hydraulic structures, wave hydrodynamics, and sediment transport and supports field-based studies of environmental hydrodynamics. Hydrology laboratories in Davis Hall provide equipment and instrumentation supporting terrestrial, ecological and in-channel hydrology, and field deployment staging areas. Several large-scale experimental facilities are available at the Richmond Field Station, including a wave flume, a tow tank and a large wave basin. Computational facilities are available through the Berkeley Research Computing program.

Environmental Quality laboratories are located in Davis and O’Brien Halls. The campus laboratories for research and teaching are configured for organic and inorganic chemical analysis in air, water, and soils; process analysis for aerosol dynamics, biological transformations, photochemical reactions, and mass transfer rates in porous media; and computational facilities to support environmental transport modeling. Additional facilities, including mesocosms and experimental wetlands, are utilized at the Richmond Field Station and at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

The Geotechnical Engineering Laboratories (on campus) and the Soil Mechanics and Bituminous Materials Laboratory (situated at the Richmond Field Station) provide extensive facilities for research on soil and rock properties, soil and rock mechanics, foundation engineering, and the behavior and properties of asphalts and asphaltic mixtures. State-of-the-art computer facilities are available for test control, data acquisition, data processing, and numerical analysis. Graduate students working toward master's or doctoral degrees in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering conduct individual research in these laboratories, usually as a part of a continuing program of research conducted by faculty members.

Research Groups

The Consortium on Green Design and Manufacturing (CGDM) was formed to encourage multidisciplinary research and education on environmental management, design for environment, and pollution prevention issues in critical industries.

The Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) is an interdisciplinary Organized Research Unit of UC Berkeley that has a mandate to support research that helps protect public health and the environment.  The institute plays a major role in supporting the efforts of the Berkeley Water Center, an organization that coordinates campus-wide research on topic such as urban water infrastructure, water and sanitation in developing countries and water-related climate change adaptation.

The Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) is a multidisciplinary program that has supported transportation research at the University of California since 1948. The ITS administers several Organized Research Units, including Partners for Advanced Transit and Highways (PATH) and the Pavement Research Center. The ITS is a member of the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research consortium and is the home of the University of California Transportation Center.

The Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER) is a multiinstitutional research and education center with headquarters at UC Berkeley. Investigators from over 20 universities, several consulting companies, and researchers at various state and federal government agencies contribute to research programs focused on performance-based earthquake engineering. These programs aim to identify and reduce the risks from major earthquakes to life safety and to the economy by including research in a wide variety of disciplines, including structural and geotechnical engineering, geology/seismology, lifelines, transportation, architecture, economics, risk management, and public policy. The center also provides software through the Open System for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (OPENSEES) project, operates the NISEE Library, and houses a Strong Motions Database of earthquake records.

Undergraduate Programs

Civil Engineering: BS
Environmental Engineering: Minor
GeoSystems: Minor
Structural Engineering: Minor

Graduate Programs

Civil and Environmental Engineering: MEng, MS, PhD

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Courses

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CIV ENG 11 Engineered Systems and Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
An introduction to key engineered systems (e.g., energy, water supply, buildings, transportation) and their environmental impacts. Basic principles of environmental science needed to understand natural processes as they are influenced by human activities. Overview of concepts and methods of sustainability analysis. Critical evaluation of engineering approaches to address sustainability.

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CIV ENG 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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CIV ENG C30 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017
A review of equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies. Application to truss structures. The concepts of deformation, strain, and stress. Equilibrium equations for a continuum. Elements of the theory of linear elasticity. The states of plane stress and plane strain. Solution of elementary elasticity problems (beam bending, torsion of circular bars). Euler buckling in elastic beams.

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CIV ENG W30 Introduction to Solid Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2016, Summer 2016 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 10 Week Session, Summer 2015 8 Week Session
A review of equilibrium for particles and rigid bodies. Application to truss structures. The concepts of deformation, strain, and stress. Equilibrium equations for a continuum. Elements of the theory of linear elasticity. The states of plane stress and plane strain. Solution of elementary elasticity problems (beam bending, torsion of circular bars). Euler buckling in elastic beams.

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CIV ENG 60 Structure and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Introduction to structure and properties of civil engineering materials such as asphalt, cements, concrete, geological materials (e.g. soil and rocks), steel, polymers, and wood. The properties range from elastic, plastic and fracture properties to porosity and thermal and environmental responses. Laboratory tests include evaluation of behavior of these materials under a wide range of conditions.

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CIV ENG 70 Engineering Geology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Principles of physical and structural geology; the influence of geological factors on engineering works and the environment. Field trip.

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CIV ENG 88 Data Science for Smart Cities 2 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Cities become more dependent on the data flows that connect infrastructures between themselves, and users to infrastructures. Design and operation of smart, efficient, and resilient cities nowadays require data science skills. This course provides an introduction to working with data generated within transportation systems, power grids, communication networks, as well as collected via crowd-sensing and remote sensing technologies, to build demand-
and supply-side urban services based on data analytics.
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CIV ENG 88B Time Series Analysis: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding 2 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
In this course, we will pursue analysis of long-term records of coastal water levels in the context of sea level rise. We will cover the collection, evaluation, visualization and analysis of time series data using long-term records of sea levels from coastal sites around the world. Specific topics will include extreme events and distributions, frequency-based descriptions, averaging, filtering, harmonic analysis, trend identification, extrapolations, and decision-making
under uncertainty.
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CIV ENG 92 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A course designed to familiarize the entering student with the nature and scope of civil and environmental engineering and its component specialty areas.

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CIV ENG 93 Engineering Data Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Application of the concepts and methods of probability theory and statistical inference to CEE problems and data; graphical data analysis and sampling; elements of set theory; elements of probability theory; random variables and expectation; simulation; statistical inference. Applications to various CEE problems and real data will be developed by use of MATLAB and existing codes. The course also introduces the student to various domains of uncertainty
analysis in CEE.
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CIV ENG 98 Supervised Group Study and Research 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised group study and research by lower division students.

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CIV ENG 99 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent study by lower division students.

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CIV ENG 100 Elementary Fluid Mechanics 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Fall 2016
Fluid statics and dynamics, including laboratory experiments with technical reports. Fundamentals: integral and differential formulations of the conservation laws are solved in special cases such as boundary layers and pipe flow. Flow visualization and computation techniques are introduced using Matlab. Empirical equations are used for turbulent flows, drag, pumps, and open channels. Principles of empirical equations are also discussed:
dimensional analysis, regression, and uncertainty.
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CIV ENG 101 Fluid Mechanics of Rivers, Streams, and Wetlands 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2013, Fall 2010
Analysis of steady and unsteady open-channel flow and application to rivers and streams. Examination of mixing and transport in rivers and streams. Effects of channel complexity. Floodplain dynamics and flow routing. Interaction of vegetation and fluid flows. Freshwater and tidal marshes. Sediment transport in rivers, streams, and wetlands. Implications for freshwater ecosystem function.

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CIV ENG 103 Introduction to Hydrology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Course addresses principles and practical aspects of hydrology. Topics in introduction to hydrology include hydrologic cycle, precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, snow and snowmelt, and streamflow; introduction to geomorphology, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) applications, theory of unit hydrograph, frequency analysis, flood routing through reservoirs and rivers; introduction to rainfall-runoff analyses, watershed modeling, urban
hydrology, and introduction to groundwater hydrology.
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CIV ENG 105 Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2013
Hands-on design course in applied fluid mechanics, hydrology and water resources. Course goes beyond basic examples of fluid flow to develop environmental engineering solutions to real-world problems. A class team project is used to 1) explore the design process and project management, mirroring a workplace setting; and (ii) to integrate concepts from hydrology and fluid mechanics with structural, geotechnical and transportation engineering for
a holistic design approach. Specific project topics vary with offering. Example topics include: engineering for air quality, design for sea-level rise mitigation, and development of alternative water supplies to address scarcity and post-disaster management.
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CIV ENG C106 Air Pollution 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is an introduction to air pollution and the chemistry of earth's atmosphere. We will focus on the fundamental natural processes controlling trace gas and aerosol concentrations in the atmosphere, and how anthropogenic activity has affected those processes at the local, regional, and global scales. Specific topics include stratospheric ozone depletion, increasing concentrations of green house gasses, smog, and changes in the oxidation
capacity of the troposphere.
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CIV ENG 107 Climate Change Mitigation 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Assessment of technological options for responding to climate change. Overview of climate-change science; sources, sinks, and atmospheric dynamics of greenhouse gases. Current systems for energy supply and use. Renewable energy resources, transport, storage, and transformation technologies. Technological opportunities for improving end-use energy efficiency. Recovery, sequestration, and disposal of greenhouse gases. Societal context for implementing
engineered responses.
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CIV ENG 110 Water Systems of the Future 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 1999, Fall 1998
This course will familiarize students with the complex infrastructure used to meet human water demands; competing uses and demands; water and wastewater infrastructure; technologies to enable recovery of water, energy, and other resources from wastewater; supply planning; trends and forecasting; costs, pricing and financing; environmental justice; methods to assess sustainability; regulatory, policy and institutional challenges; and water's contribution
to other sectors (e.g., energy, food, buildings). Innovation, both barriers and opportunities, will be highlighted. California and the U.S. will be emphasized but global challenges will be discussed. Students will study, critique, and recommend improvements for a real-world system.
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CIV ENG 111 Environmental Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Quantitative overview of air and water contaminants and their engineering control. Elementary environmental chemistry and transport. Reactor models. Applications of fundamentals to selected current issues in water quality engineering, air quality engineering, air quality engineering, and hazardous waste management.

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CIV ENG 111L Water and Air Quality Laboratory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This laboratory course is designed to accompany the lecture topics in Civil Engineering 111. Each laboratory activity will provide an opportunity to understand key concepts in water and air quality through hands-on experimentation. Laboratory topics include phase partitioning, acid/base reactions, redox reactions, biochemical oxygen demand, absorption, gas transfer, reactor hydraulics, particle destablization, disinfection, and combustion emissions.

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CIV ENG 112 Environmental Engineering Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Engineering design and project management of environmental systems. Students will complete a design project focusing on pollution control in a selected environmental system. Lectures and project activities will address process design, economic optimization, legal and institutional constraints on design, and project management. Additional components of design (e.g., hydraulics, engineering sustainability, plant structures) will be included.

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CIV ENG 113 Ecological Engineering for Water Quality Improvement 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2003, Fall 2002
Ecological engineering approaches for treating contaminated water using natural processes to improve water quality. Emphasis on combining basic science and engineering approaches to understand the fundamental processes that govern the effectiveness of complex natural treatment systems. Applications include constructed wetlands, waste stabilization ponds, stormwater bioretention, decentralized wastewater management, ecological sanitation. Laboratory
sessions will consist of design and monitoring of laboratory and full-scale natural treatment systems, including a range of water quality measurements.
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CIV ENG 114 Environmental Microbiology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2014
The scope of modern environmental engineering requires a fundamental knowledge of microbial processes with specific application to water, wastewater and the environmental fate of pollutants. This course will cover basic microbial physiology, biochemistry, metabolism, growth energetics and kinetics, ecology, pathogenicity, and genetics for application to both engineered and natural environmental systems.

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CIV ENG 115 Water Chemistry 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The application of principles of inorganic, physical, and dilute solution equilibrium chemistry to aquatic systems, both in the aquatic environment and in water and wastewater treatment processes.

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CIV ENG C116 Chemistry of Soils 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Chemical mechanisms of reactions controlling the fate and mobility of nutrients and pollutants in soils. Role of soil minerals and humus in geochemical pathways of nutrient biovailability and pollutant detoxification. Chemical modeling of nutrient and pollutant soil chemistry. Applications to soil acidity and salinity.

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CIV ENG 120 Structural Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction to design and analysis of structural systems. Loads and load placement. Proportioning of structural members in steel, reinforced concrete, and timber. Structural analysis theory. Hand and computer analysis methods, validation of results from computer analysis. Applications, including bridges, building frames, and long-span cable structures.

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CIV ENG 121 Structural Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Theory and application of structural analysis. Stiffness and flexibility methods, with emphasis on the direct stiffness method. Equilibrium and compatibility. Virtual work. Response of linear and simple nonlinear structures to static loads. Use of computer programs for structural analysis. Modeling of two- and three-dimensional structures. Verification and interpretation of structural response.

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CIV ENG 122L Structural Steel Design Project 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction to one or more comprehensive structural design problems. Design teams will conceive structural system; determine design loads; conduct preliminary and final design of structure and its foundation; prepare construction cost estimate; prepare final report containing project description, design criteria, cost estimate, structural drawings, and supporting calculations; and make "client" presentations as required.

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CIV ENG 122N Design of Steel Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to materials and methods of steel construction; behavior and design of tension members, compression members, flexural members and beam-columns; design of welds, bolts, shear connections and moment connections; design of spread footings or other foundation elements, inroduction to design of earthquake-resistant steel structures including concentrically braced frames and moment frames.

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CIV ENG 123L Structural Concrete Design Project 1 Unit

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction to one or more comprehensive structural design problems. Design teams will conceive structural system; determine design loads; conduct preliminary and final design of structure and its foundation; prepare construction cost estimate; prepare final report containing project description, design criteria, cost estimate, structural drawings, and supporting calculations; make "client" presentations as required.

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CIV ENG 123N Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to materials and methods of reinforced concrete construction; behavior and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs considering deflections, flexure, shear, and anchorage; behavior and design of columns; design of spread footings or other foundation elements; design of earthquake-resistant structures; introduction to prestressed concrete.

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CIV ENG 124 Structural Design in Timber 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Characteristics and properties of wood as a structural material; design and detailing of structural elements and entire structures of wood. Topics include allowable stresses, design and detailing of solid sawn and glulam beams and columns, nailed and bolted connections, plywood diaphragms and shear walls. Case studies.

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CIV ENG 130N Mechanics of Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2017 8 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 8 Week Session
Elastic and plastic stress and deformation analysis of bars, shafts, beams, and columns; energy and variational methods; plastic analysis of structures; stability analysis of structures; computer-aided mathematical techniques for solution of engineering problems and modular computer programming methods.

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CIV ENG C133 Engineering Analysis Using the Finite Element Method 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This is an introductory course on the finite element method and is intended for seniors in engineering and applied science disciplines. The course covers the basic topics of finite element technology, including domain discretization, polynomial interpolation, application of boundary conditions, assembly of global arrays, and solution of the resulting algebraic systems. Finite element formulations for several important field equations are
introduced using both direct and integral approaches. Particular emphasis is placed on computer simulation and analysis of realistic engineering problems from solid and fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and electromagnetism. The course uses FEMLAB, a multiphysics MATLAB-based finite element program that possesses a wide array of modeling capabilities and is ideally suited for instruction. Assignments will involve both paper- and computer-based exercises. Computer-based assignments will emphasize the practical aspects of finite element model construction and analysis.
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CIV ENG 140 Failure Mechanisms in Civil Engineering Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Spring 2010, Spring 2009
The failure mechanisms in civil engineering materials (cement-based materials, metallic- and polymer-based materials) are associated with processing, microstructure, stress states, and environmental changes. Fracture mechanics of brittle, quasi-brittle, and ductile materials; cracking processes in monolithic, particulate, and fiber reinforced materials; examples of ductile/brittle failure transitions in civil engineering structures; retrofitting
of existing structures; non-destructive techniques for damage detection.
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CIV ENG 153 Transportation Facility Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A capstone class with the objective to design transportation facilities based on operational capacity, site constraints, and environmental design considerations. Emphasis on airports, including landside and airside elements, and environmental assessment and mitigation techniques.

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CIV ENG 155 Transportation Systems Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Operation, management, control, design, and evaluation of passenger and freight transportation systems. Their economic role. Demand analysis. Overall logistical structure. Performance models and modeling techniques: time-space diagrams, queuing theory, network analysis, and simulation. Design of control strategies for simple systems. Feedback effects. Paradoxes. Transportation impact modeling; noise; air pollution. Multi-criteria evaluation
and decision making. Financing and politics.
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CIV ENG 156 Infrastructure Planning and Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2011
This course focuses on physical infrastructure systems that support society, including transportation, communications, power, water, and waste. These are complex, large-scale systems that must be planned and managed over a long-term horizon. Economics-based, analytical tools are covered, including topics of supply, demand, and evaluation. Problem sets, case studies, and a class project provide for hands-on experience with a range of infrastructure
systems, issues, and methods of analysis.
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CIV ENG 165 Concrete Materials, Construction, and Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Concrete materials: cements, supplementary cementitious materials, water, and admixtures. Sustainability analysis of concrete materials and mixtures. Development of special concretes: self-leveling concrete, high-performance concrete, and mass concrete. Consideration of sustainability of concrete construction methods used for buildings, highways, airfields, bridges, dams and other hydraulic structures. Non-destructive methods. Discussion of
long-term durability. Comprehensive group projects.
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CIV ENG 166 Construction Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Introduction to construction engineering and field operations. The construction industry, construction methods and practice, productivity improvement, equipment selection, site layout formwork, erection of steel and concrete structures. Labs demonstrate the concepts covered. Field trips to local construction projects.

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CIV ENG 167 Engineering Project Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Principles of economics, decision making, and law applied to company and project management. Business ownership, liability and insurance, cash flow analysis, and financial management. Project life-cycle, design-construction interface, contracts, estimating, scheduling, cost control.

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CIV ENG 171 Rock Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Geological and geophysical exploration for structures in rock; properties and behavior of rock masses; rock slope stability; geological engineering of underground openings; evaluation of rock foundations, including dams.

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CIV ENG 173 Groundwater and Seepage 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to principles of groundwater flow, including steady and transient flow through porous media, numerical analysis, pumping tests, groundwater geology, contaminant transport, and design of waste containment systems.

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CIV ENG 174 Engineering Geomatics 3 Units

Terms offered: Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2014 10 Week Session, Summer 2014 First 6 Week Session
Engineering Geomatics is a field that integrates collections, processing, and analysis of digital geospatial data. This new field is anchored in the established field of geodetics that describes the complex shape of the Earth, elements and usage of topographic data and maps. Basic and advanced GPS satellite mapping. Digital globe technology. Advanced laser-LIDAR mapping. Quantitative
terrain modeling, change detection, and analysis. Hydrogeomatics-seafloor mapping.
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CIV ENG 175 Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Soil formation and identification. Engineering properties of soils. Fundamental aspects of soil characterization and response, including soil mineralogy, soil-water movement, effective stress, consolidation, soil strength, and soil compaction. Use of soils and geosynsynthetics in geotechnical and geoenvironmental applications. Introduction to site investigation techniques. Laboratory testing and evaluation of soil composition and properties.

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CIV ENG 176 Environmental Geotechnics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Principles of environmental geotechnics applied to waste encapsulation and remediation of contaminated sites. Characterization of soils and wastes, engineering properties of soils and geosynthetics and their use in typical applications. Fate and transport of contaminants. Fundamental principles and practices in groundwater remediation. Application of environmental geotechnics in the design and construction of waste containment systems. Discussion
of soil remediation and emerging technologies.
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CIV ENG 177 Foundation Engineering Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Principles of foundation engineering. Shear strength of soil and theories related to the analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures. Structural design of foundation elements; piles, pile caps, and retaining structures. The course has a group project that incorporates both geotechnical and structural components of different foundation elements.

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CIV ENG C178 Applied Geophysics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The theory and practice of geophysical methods for determining the subsurface distribution of physical rock and soil properties. Measurements of gravity and magnetic fields, electrical and electromagnetic fields, and seismic velocity are interpreted to map the subsurface distribution of density, magnetic susceptibility, electrical conductivity, and mechanical properties.

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CIV ENG 180 Life-Cycle Design and Construction 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2013
Course encompasses two design aspects of a civil and environmental engineering system: 1) Design of whole system, component, or life-cycle phase, subject to engineering standards and constraints, and 2) production system design (e.g., cost estimation and control, scheduling, commercial and legal terms, site layout design). Students form teams to address real-life projects and prepare project documentation and a final presentation.

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CIV ENG 186 Design of Cyber-Physical Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Design and prototype of large-scale technology intensive systems. Design project incorporating infrastruture systems and areas such as transportation and hydrology; for example, watershed sensor networks, robot networks for environmental management, mobile Internet monitoring, open societal scale systems, crowd-sources applications, traffic management. Design of sensing and control systems, prototyping systems, and measures of system performance.
Modeling, software and hardware implementation.
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CIV ENG 190 Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016
This course covers current topics of interest in civil and environmental engineering. The course content may vary from semester to semester depending upon the instructor

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CIV ENG 191 Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course is organized around five real-world large-scale CEE systems problems. The problems provide the motivation for the study of quantitative tools that are used for planning or managing these systems. The problems include design of a public transportation system for an urban area, resource allocation for the maintenance of a water supply system, development of repair and replacement policies for reinforced concrete bridge decks, traffic
signal control for an arterial street, scheduling in a large-scale construction project.
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CIV ENG 192 The Art and Science of Civil and Environmental Engineering Practice 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
A series of lectures by distinguished professionals designed to provide an appreciation of the role of science, technology, and the needs of society in conceiving projects, balancing the interplay of conflicting demands, and utilizing a variety of disciplines to produce unified and efficient systems.

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CIV ENG 193 Engineering Risk Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Applications of probability theory and statistics in planning, analysis, and design of civil engineering systems. Development of probabilistic models for risk and reliability evaluation. Occurrence models; extreme value distributions. Analysis of uncertainties. Introduction to Bayesian statistical decision theory and its application in engineering decision-making.

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CIV ENG H194 Honors Undergraduate Research 3 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised research. Students who have completed 3 or more upper division courses may pursue original research under the direction of one of the members of the staff. A final report or presentation is required. A maximum of 4 units of H194 may be used to fulfill the technical elective requirement.

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CIV ENG 197 Field Studies in Civil Engineering 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session
Supervised experience in off-campus companies relevant to specific aspects and applications of civil engineering. Written report required at the end of the semester.

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CIV ENG 198 Directed Group Study for Advanced Undergraduates 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Group study of a selected topic or topics in civil engineering.

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CIV ENG 199 Supervised Independent Study 1 - 4 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Supervised independent study.

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CIV ENG 200A Environmental Fluid Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Fluid mechanics of the natural water and air environment. Flux equation analyses; unsteady free surface flow; stratified flow; Navier-Stokes equations; boundary layers, jets and plumes; turbulence, Reynolds equations, turbulence modeling; mixing, diffusion, dispersion, and contaminant transport; geophysical flows in atmosphere and ocean; steady and unsteady flow in porous media. Application to environmentally sensitive flows in surface and groundwater
and in lower atmosphere.
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CIV ENG 200B Numerical Methods for Environmental Flow Modeling 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Introduction to numerical methods with application to environmental flows (atmospheric, surface water, and subsurface flows). Scalar advection/ diffusion equations used to study finite difference schemes, numerical errors and stability. Methods introduced for solving Navier-Stokes equations and for turbulence modeling with Reynolds-averaging and large-eddy simulation. Basic programming skills required for hands-on exercises.

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CIV ENG 200C Transport and Mixing in the Environment 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Application of fluid mechanics to transport and mixing in the environment. Fundamentals of turbulence, turbulent diffusion, and shear dispersion in steady and oscillatory flows and the effects of stratification. Application to rivers, wetlands, lakes, estuaries, the coastal ocean, and the lower atmosphere.

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CIV ENG 202A Vadose Zone Hydrology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Course addresses fundamental and practical issues in flow and transport phenomena in the vadose zone, which is the geologic media between the land surface and the regional water table. A theoretical framework for modeling these phenomena will be presented, followed by applications in the areas of ecology, drainage and irrigation, and contaminant transport. Hands-on applications using numerical modeling and analysis of real-life problems and
field experiments will be emphasized.
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CIV ENG 203A Graduate Hydrology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2014
Hydrology is presented and analyzed in the context of a continuum extending from the atmosphere to the land surface to the subsurface to free water bodies. In this class, we develop the theoretical frameworks required to address problems that both lie within individual components and span these traditionally separate environments. Starting from a development of the fundamental dynamics of fluid motion, we examine applications within the subsurface, the atmosphere and
surface water systems.
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CIV ENG 203N Surface Water Hydrology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Course addresses topics of surface water hydrology, such as processes of water in the atmosphere, over land surface, and within soil; advanced representation and models for infiltration and evapotranspiration processes; partition of water and energy budgets at the land surface; snow and snowmelt processes; applications of remote sensing; flood and drought, and issues related to advanced hydrological modeling. Students will address practical problems
and will learn how to use the current operational hydrologic forecasting model, and build hydrological models.
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CIV ENG 205B Margins of Quality for Engineered Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2007, Fall 2000
Processes and procedures to define and determine the demands and capacities of the structures and hardware elements of engineered systems during their life-cycles: margins of quality. The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to define and evaluate system demands, capacities, and reliabiltity targets to be used in design, requalification, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of engineered
systems.
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CIV ENG 209 Design for Sustainable Communities 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course provides conceptual and hands-on experience in design and implementation of innovative products or processes for improving the sustainability of resource-constrained communities (mostly poor ones in the developing countries). Teams of students will take on practical projects, with guidance from subject experts.

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CIV ENG 210 Control of Water-Related Pathogens 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 1996
Comprehensive strategies for the assessment and control of water-related human pathogens (disease-causing microorganisms). Transmission routes and life cycles of common and emerging organisms, conventional and new detection methods (based on molecular techniques), human and animal sources, fate and transport in the environment, treatment and disinfection, appropriate technology, regulatory approaches, water reuse.

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CIV ENG 211A Environmental Physical-Chemical Processes 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Fundamental concepts of physical-chemical processes that affect water quality in natural and engineered environmental systems. Focus is on developing a qualitative understanding of mechanisms as well as quantitative tools to describe, predict, and control the behavior of physical-chemical processes. Topics include reactor hydraulics and reaction kinetics, gas transfer, adsorption, particle characteristics, flocculation, gravitational separations
, filtration, membranes, and disinfection.
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CIV ENG 211B Environmental Biological Processes 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Fundamental concepts of biological processes that are important in natural and engineered environmental systems, especially those affecting water quality. Incorporates basic fundamentals of microbiology into a quantifiable engineering context to describe, predict, and control behavior of environmental biological systems. Topics include the stoichiometry, energetics and kinetics of microbial reactions, suspended and biofilm processes, carbon and
nutrient cycling, and bioremediation applications.
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CIV ENG 213 Watersheds and Water Quality 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 1996
Overview of approaches used by engineers to preserve or improve water quality at the watershed scale. Characterization and modeling of nutrients, metals, and organic contaminants in watersheds. Application of ecosystem modification and pollutant trading to enhance water quality. The course emphasizes recent case studies and interdisciplinary approaches for solving water quality problems.

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CIV ENG 217 Environmental Chemical Kinetics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Kinetic aspects of chemical fate and transport in aquatic systems. Quantitative descriptions of the kinetics of intermedia transport and pollutant transformation by abiotic, photochemical, and biological reactions. Techniques for the estimation of environmental reaction rates. Development of models of pollutant behavior in complex natural systems.

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CIV ENG 218A Air Quality Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Quantitative overview of the characterization and control of air pollution problems. Summary of fundamental chemical and physical processes governing pollutant behavior. Analysis of key elements of the air pollution system: sources and control techniques, atmospheric transformation, atmospheric transport, modeling, and air quality management.

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CIV ENG 218B Atmospheric Aerosols 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2013, Fall 2008, Spring 2006
Nature, behavior and signifance of airborne particulate matter. Size distributions. Transport phenomena and deposition processes. Light scattering, visibility impairment, and climate consequences. Aerosol thermodynamics and kinetics of phase-change processes, including nucleation. Phase partitioning of semivolatile species. Coagulation. Atmospheric sources including primary and secondary particle formation. Loss mechanisms including wet and
dry deposition. Technological controls.
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CIV ENG 218C Air Pollution Modeling 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2008, Spring 2005
Theory and practice of mathematical air quality modeling. Modeling atmospheric chemical transformation processes. Effects of uncertainty in model parameters on predictions. Review of atmospheric diffusion theory and boundary layer meteorology. Dispersion modeling. Combining chemistry and transport.

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CIV ENG 220 Structural Analysis Theory and Applications 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
Theory and applications of modern structural analysis. Direct stiffness method. Matrix formulations. Virtual work principles. Numerical solution methods. Modeling and practical analysis of large frame structures. Elastoplastic analysis of frames. P-delta effects.

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CIV ENG 220N Nonlinear Structural Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017
Theory, modeling, and computation for analysis of structures with material and geometric nonlinearities. Sources of nonlinearity. Solution strategies for static and dynamic loads. Modeling of inelastic materials and members. P-Δ analysis and large deformation theory. Elastic stability. Nonlinear dynamic analysis. Time integration methods. Practical applications.

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CIV ENG 221 Nonlinear Structural Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Theory, modeling, and computation for analysis of structures with material and geometric nonlinearities. Sources of nonlinearity. Solution strategies for static and dynamic loads. Modeling of inelastic materials and members. P-delta and large deformation theory. Analysis of stability. Practical applications.

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CIV ENG 222 Finite Element Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Approximation theory for analysis of deformation and stress in solids. Finite element formulations for frame, plane stress/strain, axisymmetric, torsion, and three-dimensional elastic problems. The isoparametric formulation and implementation. Plate and shell elements. Finite element modeling of structural systems.

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CIV ENG 223 Earthquake Protective Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2011
Conceptual basis for earthquake protective systems including seismic isolation and energy absorbing techniques. Design rules for seismic isolation, energy absorbing and self-centering systems. Characteristics of isolation bearings, frictional, metallic and energy absorbing devices, code provision for earthquake protective systems. Applications to new and existing structures.

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CIV ENG W224A Introduction to Earthquake Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Introduction to key concepts in earthquake engineering, including engineering seismology, dynamics of single-degree-of-freedom systems, earthquake ground motions, seismic hazard assessment, performance-based earthquake engineering, geotechnical design for earthquakes, and structural design for earthquakes.

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CIV ENG W224B Linear Analysis of Structural and Geotechnical Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Methods of linear static and dynamic analysis of structural and geotechnical systems; displacement method of analysis and direct stiffness implementation; modeling of structural and geotechnical systems; 1d and 2d finite elements; equations of motions; modal analysis and direct integration; linear response evaluation methods.

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CIV ENG W224C Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Earthquake surface fault rupture, earthquake ground motions; influence of soil conditions on seismic site response; seismic site response analysis; evaluation and modeling of dynamic soil properties; seismic performance of foundations and soil structure interaction; evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction and its consequences; seismic slope stability and displacement analysis; seismic safety of dams, levees, embankments; seismic design of earth retaining
structures.
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CIV ENG W224D Nonlinear Analysis of Structural and Geotechnical Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Response of structural systems with nonlinear materials under large displacements; event-to-event analysis for simple material response; nonlinear solution strategies; linear stability analysis; second order analysis; section analysis for nonlinear material response (moment-curvature, interaction diagrams); truss and beam-column elements with nonlinear materials; nonlinear time history analysis of structures; case studies of nonlinear response.

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CIV ENG W224E Earthquake Resistant Design 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Design of structures to resist earthquakes excitations. Characterization of earthquakes for design. Development of design criteria for elastic and inelastic structural response. Seismic performance of various structural systems. Prediction of nonlinear seismic behavior. Basis for code design procedures. Preliminary design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. Evaluation of earthquake vulnerability of existing structures and rehabilitation of seismic deficiencies.

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CIV ENG W224F Risk Analysis and Decision Making 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Risk analysis and seismic policy issues for pre-event planning and post-event recovery: Topics will include national and local policies governing seismic safety, risk modeling, resilience metrics and lessons from policy and planning before and after recent major events in Japan, New Zealand, Italy, China, Haiti, Chile, and others.

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CIV ENG W224G Earthquake Resistant Concrete Structures 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Design methods for earthquake-resistant concrete construction; materials including confined concrete; design of beams, columns, and walls; structural diaphragms; foundations; conventional construction and hybrid construction; applications for buildings and bridges.

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CIV ENG W224H Earthquake-Resistant Steel Structures 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Design methods for earthquake-resistant steel structures; material properties of steel, welds, and bolts; design of tension members, beams, columns, and beam-columns; connections including shear and moment connections, gusset plates, and base plates; floor diaphragms; lateral force resisting systems; concentrically braced frames; moment frames; eccentrically braced frames; steel shear walls; applications to buildings and bridges

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CIV ENG W224I Dynamic Response of Foundations/Soil-Structure Interaction 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Dynamic response of foundations, design of foundations to resist seismic loading, influence of liquefaction on deep foundations, soil-structure interaction.

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CIV ENG W224J Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering 2 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
Fundamentals and evolution of Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE). Probalilistic framework of PBEE. PBEE components: ground motion intensity measures, engineering demand parameters, damage measure, and decision variable. Multidisciplinary aspects of PBEE. Case studies of applications of PBEE.

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CIV ENG 225 Dynamics of Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Evaluation of deformations and forces in structures, idealized as single-degree of freedom or discrete-parameter multi-degree of freedom systems, due to dynamic forces. Evaluation of earthquake-induced deformations and forces in structures by linear response history analysis; estimation of maximum response by response spectrum analysis; effects of inelastic behavior. Laboratory demonstrations.

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CIV ENG 226 Stochastic Structural Dynamics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
Introduction to the theory of probability and random processes. Correlation and power spectral density functions. Stochastic dynamic analysis of single- and multi-degree-of-freedom structures subjected to stationary and non-stationary random excitations. Time- and frequency-domain analyses; modal cross-correlations. Response to multi-support excitations. Level crossings, envelope process, first-excursion probability, and distributions of
peaks and extremes. Introduction to nonlinear stochastic dynamic analysis. Applications in earthquake, wind, and ocean engineering.
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CIV ENG 227 Earthquake-Resistant Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Design of structures to resist earthquakes and other dynamic excitations. Characterization of earthquakes for design. Development of design criteria for elastic and inelastic structural response. Seismic performance of various structural systems. Prediction of nonlinear seismic behavior. Basis for code design procedures. Preliminary design of steel and reinforced concrete structures. Evaluation of earthquake vulnerability of existing structures
and rehabilitation of seismic deficiencies.
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CIV ENG 228 Advanced Earthquake Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2012
Advanced topics in time-domain dynamic analysis of structures. Frequency-domain analysis of dynamic response; discrete Fourier transform methods. Earthquake analysis of structures including structural-foundation-soil interaction, and of structures interacting with fluids.

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CIV ENG 229 Structural System Reliability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
Review of probability theory. Multivariate distribution models. Review of classical methods for characterization of systems and assessment of system reliability. Formulation of structural reliability for components and systems. Exact solutions for special cases. Computational reliability methods, including first- and second-order reliability methods (FORM and SORM), response surface, Monte Carlo simulation, and importance sampling. Bounds
on system reliability. Reliability sensitivity and importance measures. Bayesian updating and reliability analysis under statistical and model uncertainties. Introductions to reliability-based optimal design, time- and space-variant reliability analysis, and finite-element reliability methods.
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CIV ENG C231 Mechanics of Solids 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Mechanical response of materials: Simple tension in elastic, plastic and viscoelastic members. Continuum mechanics: The stress and strain tensors, equilibrium, compatibility. Three-dimensional elastic, plastic and viscoelastic problems. Thermal, transformation, and dealloying stresses. Applications: Plane problems, stress concentrations at defects, metal forming problems.

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CIV ENG 232 Structural Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
The goal of this course is to study the theories of structural mechanics within the framework of nonlinear continuum mechanics of solids. Finite elasticity; invariance. Energy principles: principles of virtual and complementary virtual work; primary and mixed variational principles. Theory of stability: Euler method; stability under follower loads. Classical theories of beams: planar, torsional, and lateral buckling. Plate theories. Invariant
theories of structural mechanics: directed continua; Cosserat theories of rods.
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CIV ENG 233 Computational Mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2012
Computational methods for solution of problems in structural mechanics. Finite-element methods for displacement and mixed variational solutions of problems in elasticity and inelasticity. Treatment of constraints arising from near incompressibility in solids, transverse shear effects in beams, plates, and shells, and/or contact between structures. Programming methods for finite-element implementations.

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CIV ENG 234 Computational Inelasticity 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2007, Fall 2005
Computational methods applied to inelastic deformations of solids; 1, 2, and 3-D large and small-deformation continuum plasticity and viscoelasticity models and their algorithmic approximations; viscoplastic regularizations and softening; thermodynamics and its relationship to algorithmic stability; return mappings, closest-point projections and operator splits; application to metals, soils, concrete, and polymers and incorporation into finite
element codes.
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CIV ENG C235 Introduction to Statistical Mechanics for Engineers 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
Introduction to statistical mechanics for engineers. Basics of ensembles, phase spaces, partitions functions, and free energies. Analysis of expectation values and fluctuations in system properties. Applications to the study of elementary gases, phonons in solids, polymer chains and networks, harmonic and quasi-harmonic crystalline solids; limitations of classical methods and quantum mechanical influences; molecular dynamics simulations for solids.

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CIV ENG C236 Micromechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2012
Basic theories, analytical techniques, and mathematical foundations of micromechanics. It includes 1. physical micromechanics, such as mathematical theory of dislocation, and cohesive fracture models; 2. micro-elasticity that includes Eshelby's eigenstrain theory, comparison variational principles, and micro-crack/micro-cavity based damage theory; 3. theoretical composite material that includes the main methodologies in evaluating overall
material properties; 4. meso-plasticity that includes meso-damage theory, and the crystal plasticity; 5. homogenization theory for materials with periodic structures.
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CIV ENG C237 Computational Nano-mechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2014, Spring 2013
Basic mathematics foundations, physical models, computational formulations and algorithms that are used in nanoscale simulations and modelings. They include (1) cohesive finite element methods and discontinuous Galerkin methods; (2) meshfree methods, partition of unity methods, and the eXtended finite element methods (X-FEM); (3) quasicontinuum method; (4) molecular dynamics; (5) multiscale simulations; (6) Boltzmann method.

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CIV ENG 240 Civil Engineering Materials 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Microstructures of concrete, wood, and steel. Differences and similarities in response to loading and environmental effects on these materials, with emphasis on strength, elastic properties, creep, shrinkage, thermal stresses, and failure mechanisms.

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CIV ENG 241 Concrete Technology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Properties of fresh and hardened concrete; strength, elastic behavior, creep, shrinkage, and durability to chemical and physical attacks. New concrete-making materials. Recent advancements in concrete technology: high-strength, high-workability, and high-performance concrete; fiber-reinforced concrete, and roller-compacted concrete.

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CIV ENG 244 Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Analysis and design of reinforced concrete elements and systems that are common in building and bridge structures, with an emphasis on seismic response and design; structural design methods; reinforced concrete materials; confined concrete; line elements under axial, flexural, and shear loadings; bond, anchorage, and development; seismic design principles; earthquake-resistant building frames, walls, diaphragms, and foundations; earthquake-resistant
bridges.
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CIV ENG 245 Behavior of Reinforced Concrete 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2015, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
Advanced topics in reinforced concrete construction, including inelastic flexural behavior; applications of plastic analysis to reinforced concrete frames; behavior in shear and torsion; yield-line analysis of slabs; behavior under cyclic and reversed loading; seismic rehabilitation.

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CIV ENG 246 Prestressed Concrete Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Behavior and design of statically determinate prestressed concrete structures under bending moment, shear, torsion and axial load effects. Design of continous prestressed concrete beams, frames, slabs, and shells. Time-dependent effects and deflections of prestressed concrete structures. Applications to the design and construction of bridges and buildings.

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CIV ENG 247 Design of Steel and Composite Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Behavior and design of steel plate girders and shear walls. Design of bracings for stability. Design of members subjected to torsion. Design of composite beams, columns, and beam-columns. Behavior and design of shear, semi-rigid and moment connections. Concepts used in design of gusset plates and base plates. Selection and design of steel and composite systems.

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CIV ENG 248 Behavior and Plastic Design of Steel Structures 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2012, Fall 2010
Topics related to inelastic behavior and plastic design of steel members and structures. Behavior of plastic hinge in members subjected to bending moment, axial force, shear, and their combinations. Collapse mechanisms of steel members and structures such as moment frames and braced systems. Inelastic cyclic behavior of steel components. Introduction to fracture and fatigue of steel components.

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CIV ENG 249 Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2015, Fall 2013, Fall 2012
This course covers the following topics: similitude laws, design of structural models, instrumentation and measurement techniques; use of computers to acquire data and control tests; pseudo-dynamic testing method; standard proof-testing for capacity assessment; non-destructive testing for condition assessment, and virtual experimentation. Upon completing this course, the students will be able to use experimental methods to investigate the behavior
of a structure and to evaluate its condition.
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CIV ENG C250N Transportation Policy and Planning 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Policy issues in urban transportation planning; measuring the performance of transportation systems; the transportation policy formulation process; transportation finance, pricing, and subsidy issues; energy and air quality in transportation; specialized transportation for elderly and disabled people; innovations in transportation policy.

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CIV ENG 251 Operation of Transportation Facilities 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The management of vehicle flows and fleets. Traffic stream properties and their measurement. Theories of traffic flow. Capacity analysis and queueing. Flow control and fleet scheduling.

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CIV ENG 252 Systems Analysis in Transportation 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
The systems approach and its application to transportation planning and engineering. Prediction of flows and level of service. Production functions and cost minimization. Utility theory and demand modeling. Transportation network analysis and equilibrium assignment. Decision analysis and evaluation of transportation projects.

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CIV ENG 253 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
The use of advanced surveillance, navigation, communication, and computer technology to monitor, analyze, and improve the performance of transportation systems. Enabling technologies. Application to monitoring, analysis, evaluation, and prediction of transportation system performance and behavior. Intervention strategies. Feasibility studies. Human factors and institutional issues. Case studies. In the laboratory, students carry out a term project
under the supervision of an ITS researcher.
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CIV ENG 254 Transportation Economics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2010, Spring 2009, Spring 2008
Application of micro- and macro-economic concepts to transportation systems. Urban and interregional travel demand analysis. Freight demand. Project and program evaluation. Social welfare theory. Analysis of social cost. Investment analysis and pricing theory. Economic impact analysis. Role of economic analysis in decision making.

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CIV ENG 255 Highway Traffic Operations 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
Operational planning and management of the highway transportation system. The highway system is presented as a set of operating environments with each having its unique analytical framework. Major topics to be covered include policy and institutional issues, selection of strategies and tactics, evaluation of objectives and measures of effectiveness.

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CIV ENG 256 Transportation Sustainability 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This multi-disciplinary course is intended to introduce students to the fundamentals of sustainable transportation, with an emphasis on: 1) current trends, climate and energy science, and the policy context; 2) methodological and analysis techniques; 3) vehicle technology, fuels, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions (supply side); and 4) land use, public transportation, and demand management.

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CIV ENG 258 Logistics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2013, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
Vehicle routing. Transportation-inventory-production interrelationships, physical distribution networks, many-to-many networks (airlines, postal, etc.), the role of transshipments and terminals in logistic systems for the transportation of goods and passengers, public and private transportation system design. Relevant methodologies.

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CIV ENG C258 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Supply chain analysis is the study of quantitative models that characterize various economic trade-offs in the supply chain. The field has made significant strides on both theoretical and practical fronts. On the theoretical front, supply chain analysis inspires new research ventures that blend operations research, game theory, and microeconomics. These ventures result in an unprecedented amalgamation of prescriptive, descriptive, and predictive
models characteristic of each subfield. On the practical front, supply chain analysis offers solid foundations for strategic positioning, policy setting, and decision making.
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CIV ENG 259 Public Transportation Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Analysis of mass transit systems, their operation, and management. Technology of transit vehicles and structures. Public policy and financing.

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CIV ENG 260 Air Transportation 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Nature of civil aviation; structure of the airline industry; aircraft characteristics and performance; aircraft noise; navigation and air traffic control; airport planning and design; airline operations; aviation system planning.

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CIV ENG 261 Infrastructure Systems Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2013, Spring 2011
Integrated treatment of quantitative and analytical methods for the management of infrastructure facilities over their life. The focus of the course is on statistical modeling and numerical optimization methods and their application to managing systems of civil infrastructure, with an emphasis on transportation facilities.

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CIV ENG 262 Analysis of Transportation Data 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Probabilistic models in transportation. The use of field data. Data gathering techniques, sources of errors, considerations of sample size. Experiment design for demand forecasting and transportation operations analysis. Analysis techniques.

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CIV ENG 263 Operations of Transportation Terminals 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2007, Spring 2006
Characteristics of terminals on a mode by mode basis (sea ports, railyards, airports, parking lots, etc.). Methodologies used to study terminal operations and the management of congestion. (Chronographs, input-output diagrams, pricing, simulation). Studies illustrating the use of the methodologies for different modes.

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CIV ENG 263N Scalable Spatial Analytics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Introduction to modern methods of data analysis, spatial data handling and visualization technologies for engineers and data scientists. Theoretical coverage includes a selection of methods from spatial statistics, exploratory data analysis, spatial data mining, discriminative and generative approaches of machine learning. Projects and assignment tasks are targeted at real-world scalable implementation of systems and services based on data analytics
in environmental remote sensing, transportation, energy, location-based services and the domain of “smart cities” in general
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CIV ENG 264 Behavioral Modeling for Engineering, Planning, and Policy Analysis 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Many aspects of engineering, planning, and policy involve a human element, be it consumers, businesses, governments, or other organizations. Effective design and management requires understanding this human response. This course focuses on behavioral theories and the use of quantitative methods to analyze human response. A mix of theory and practical tools are covered, with applications drawn from infrastructure investment and use, urban
growth and design, health, and sustainability.
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CIV ENG C265 Traffic Safety and Injury Control 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course applies principles of engineering, behavioral science, and vision science to preventing traffic collisions and subsequent injury. A systematic approach to traffic safety will be presented in the course, and will include (1) human behavior, vehicle design, and roadway design as interacting approaches to preventing traffic crashes and (2) vehicle and roadway designs as approaches to preventing injury once a collision has occured.
Implications of intelligent transportation system concepts for traffic safety will be discussed throughout the course.
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CIV ENG 268A Lean Construction Concepts and Methods 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Inspired by the "lean" resolution in manufacturing, production management concepts and methods are woven into a lean project delivery system. Key concepts include flow, value, variability, and waste. Key methods include proecution system design, target costing, value stream mapping, and work flow control. Student teams apply concepts and methods in field studies of real project management processes and construction operations. The course
includes a tour of the NUMMI Auto Plant in Fremont.
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CIV ENG 268B Lean Construction and Supply Chain Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2014
Principles and practices of "lean" production are applied to project delivery in the AEC industry. Case studies illustrate the concepts. Project delivery is viewed holistically with a focus on work structuring and supply chain management. Topics include systems dynamics, uncertainty, and variation; materials management; logistics; e-commerce; building information modeling (BIM); and integrated product and process design. Students
use process simulation to assess performance of different system configurations and develop a case study applying concepts on a real project.
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CIV ENG 268D Law for Engineers 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Engineering involves many parties with diverse interests. Legal principles form the framework for their interaction. Contracts for engineering services establish both risk allocation and reciprocal liabilities. Issues of contract formation, performance, breach, and remedy are covered in detail. Standard of care and professional negligence are emphasized during the discussion of tort law. Other topics include regulation, legal relationships
, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
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CIV ENG 268E Civil Systems and the Environment 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Methods and tools for economic and environmental analysis of civil engineering systems. Focus on construction, transportation, and operation, and maintenance of the built infrastructure. Life-cycle planning, design, costing, financing, and environmental assessment. Industrial ecology, design for environment, pollution prevention, external costs. Models and software tools for life-cycle economic and environmental inventory, impact, and improvement
analysis of civil engineering systems.
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CIV ENG 268H Advanced Project Planning and Control 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Cost and time estimating and controlling techniques for projects. Evaluation of labor, material, equipment, and subcontract resources, scheduling techniques, earned value concepts. Measuring project percent complete. Contractual risk allocation. Project investment analysis techniques.

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CIV ENG 268I Business Fundamentals for Engineers 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will provide a broad survey of management practices critical to starting and managing a business in the engineering and construction industries. Topics that are covered include the entrepreneurial process; organizing and staffing; establishing and applying production control systems; means of protecting products and services from competitive threat; and financial management.

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CIV ENG 268K Human and Organizational Factors: Quality and Reliability of Engineered Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2010, Fall 2009
This course addresses human and organizational factors in development of desirable quality and reliabiltiy in engineered systems during their life-cyles (concept development through decommissioning). Applications tested and verified proactive, reactive, and interactive approaches are developed and illustrated.

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CIV ENG 270 Advanced Geomechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced treatment of topics in soil mechanics, including state of stress, consolidation and settlement analysis, shear strength of cohesionless and cohesive soils, and slope stability analysis.

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CIV ENG 271 Sensors and Signal Interpretation 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
An introduction to the fundamentals of sensor usage and signal processing, and their application to civil systems. In particular, the course focuses on how basic classes of sensors work, and how to go about choosing the best of the new MEMS-based devices for an application. The interpretation of the data focuses on analysis of transient signals, an area typically ignored in traditional signal processing courses. Goals include development of a critical
understanding of the assumptions used in common sensing and analysis methods and their implications, strengths, and limitations.
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CIV ENG 272 Numerical Modelling in Geomechanics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Constitutive laws for geotechnical materials including inelastic hyperbolic and elasto-plastic Cam-clay; soil behavior and critical-state soil mechanics; application of the finite element method to static analysis of earth structures; the Discontinuous Deformation Analysis method.

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CIV ENG 273 Advanced GeoEngineering Testing and Design 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Field and laboratory testing of soils to support analysis and design of earth structures. In situ field testing, including SPT, CPT, and vane shear, undisturbed sampling of soil, and laboratory testing of soil, including advanced equipment, instrumentation, data acquisition, and measurement techniques. Consolidation and static and cyclic triaxial and simple shear testing under stress- and strain-control with pore pressure measurements. Preparation
of an engineering report.
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CIV ENG 275 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Seismicity, influence of soil conditions on site response, seismic site response analysis, evaluation and modelling of dynamic soil properties, analysis of seismic soil-structure interaction, evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction and its consequences, seismic code provisions and practice, seismic earth pressures, seismic slope stability and deformation analysis, seismic safety of dams and embankments, seismic performance of pile foundations
, and additional current topics.
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CIV ENG C276 Seismic Hazard Analysis and Design Ground Motions 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Deterministic and probabilistic approaches for seismic hazard analysis. Separation of uncertainty into aleatory variability and epistemic uncertainty. Discussion of seismic source and ground motion characterization and hazard computation. Development of time histories for dynamic analyses of structures and seismic risk computation, including selection of ground motion parameters for estimating structural response, development of fragility
curves, and methods for risk calculations.
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CIV ENG 277 Advanced Foundation Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Advanced treatment of topics in foundation engineering, including earth pressure theories, design of earth retaining structures, bearing capacity, ground improvement for foundation support, analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations.

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CIV ENG 281 Engineering Geology 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Influence of geologic origin and history on the engineering characteristics of soils and rocks. Application of geology in exploration, design, and construction of engineering works.

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CIV ENG 285C Seismic Methods in Applied Geophysics 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2011, Spring 2006, Spring 2002
This course gives an overview of seismic methods used to image the subsurface. Acquisition, processing, and interpretation of seismic data are discussed, with application to petroleum production, environmental site characterization, earthquake engineering, and groundwater.

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CIV ENG 286 Digital Data Processing 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2013, Fall 2012
Considerations for digital signal processing and data analysis. Fourier Transforms, convolution and correlation. Discrete linear systems, Z tranforms. Digital processing of seismic reflection data, deconvolution and migration. Introduction to 3-D seismic data.

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CIV ENG C289 Embedded System Design: Modeling, Analysis, and Synthesis 4 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Principles of embedded system design. Focus on design methodologies and foundations. Platform-based design and communication-based design and their relationship with design time, re-use, and performance. Models of computation and their use in design capture, manipulation, verification, and synthesis. Mapping into architecture and systems platforms. Performance estimation. Scheduling and real-time requirements. Synchronous languages and time-triggered
protocols to simplify the design process.
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CIV ENG 290 Advanced Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course covers current topics of interest in civil and environmental engineering. The course content may vary from semester to semester depending upon instructor.

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CIV ENG 290F Advanced Topics in Seismology 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Active areas of research in applied seismology. Subjects include: anisotropic and viscoelastic wave propagation, borehole seismology, crosswell seismology, including crosswell seismic tomography, vertical seismic profiling, reservoir monitoring including passive seismic methods.

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CIV ENG 290I Civil Systems: Control and Information Management 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
Mathematical methods and information technologies for controlling CEE systems. Emphasizes designing component organizations that interact with the world in real-time to control a large system. Methods applied to transportation operations, supply chains, and structures. Management of design complexity by hierarchical specification, systematic use of simulation and verification tools, semantics, polymorphism,information management services, and
compilation from high-level design languages.
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CIV ENG 290J Advanced Topics in Geotechnical Engineering 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2014, Spring 2009, Spring 2007
Advanced treatment of developing areas of geomechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, including the development of generalized nonlinear soil constitutive models, new developments in soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil improvement, geosynthetics and earth structures, and case studies of geotechnical problems.

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CIV ENG 290T Advanced Topics in Transportation Theory 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Selected topics in the mathematical analysis of transportation systems. Topics will vary from year to year.

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CIV ENG C290U Transportation and Land Use Planning 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Examination of the interactions between transportation and land use systems; historical perspectives on transportation; characteristics of travel and demand estimation; evaluation of system performance; location theory; models of transportation and urban structure; empirical evidence of transportation-land use impacts; case study examinations.

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CIV ENG 291G Advanced Estimation, Control, and Optimization of Partial Differential Equations 3 Units

Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course will cover advanced methods in estimation, control, and optimization of distributed parameter systems (partial differential equations in particular). The course builds on 291 and covers discrete methods relying on finite differencing such as quadratic programming for optimal control and variational data assimilation, (ensemble, extended) Kalman filtering. The course covers distributed transfer function analysis and frequency responses of PDEs, and characteristics-based
stability analysis.
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CIV ENG C291F Control and Optimization of Distributed Parameters Systems 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2016, Spring 2015, Spring 2014, Spring 2013
Distributed systems and PDE models of physical phenomena (propagation of waves, network traffic, water distribution, fluid mechanics, electromagnetism, blood vessels, beams, road pavement, structures, etc.). Fundamental solution methods for PDEs: separation of variables, self-similar solutions, characteristics, numerical methods, spectral methods. Stability analysis. Adjoint-based optimization. Lyapunov stabilization. Differential
flatness. Viability control. Hamilton-Jacobi-based control.
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CIV ENG 292A Technologies for Sustainable Societies 1 Unit

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Exploration of selected important technologies that serve major societal needs, such as shelter, water, food, energy, and transportation, and waste management. How specific technologies or technological systems do or do not contribute to a move toward sustainability. Specific topics vary from year to year according to student and faculty interests.

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CIV ENG 295 Energy Systems and Control 3 Units

Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Introduction to energy system management and the underlying control system tools. Applications of interest include batteries, electric vehicles, renewable energy, power systems, and smart buildings/homes. Technical tools include system modeling, state-space representations, stability, parameter identification, state observers, feedback control, and optimization

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CIV ENG 297 Field Studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017
Supervised experience in off-campus companies relevant to specific aspects and applications of civil and environmental engineering. Written report required at the end of the semester. Course does not satisfy unit or residence requirements for a master's or doctoral degree.

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CIV ENG 298 Group Studies, Seminars, or Group Research 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced studies in various subjects through special seminars on annually selected topics, informal group studies of special problems, group participation in comprehensive design problems, or group research on complete problems for analysis and experimentation.

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CIV ENG 299 Individual Research 1 - 12 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Summer 2017 10 Week Session, Spring 2017
Research or investigation in selected advanced subjects.

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CIV ENG 301 Workshop for Future Civil and Environmental Engineering Teachers 1 - 3 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The course will include supervised teaching of laboratory sections of civil engineering courses, group analysis of videotapes, reciprocal classroom visitations, and an individual project.

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CIV ENG 601 Individual Study for Master's Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual study for the comprehensive or language requirements in consultation with the major field adviser. Units may not be used to meet either unit or residence requirements.

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CIV ENG 602 Individual Study for Doctoral Students 1 - 6 Units

Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Individual study in consultation with the major field adviser, intended to provide an opportunity for qualified students to prepare for the various examinations required of candidates for doctoral degrees. May not be used for unit or residence requirements.

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Faculty and Instructors

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Faculty

Norman Abrahamson, Adjunct Professor. Civil and environmental engineering, earthquake ground motions, spectral attenuation relations.
Research Profile

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Professor. Environmental microbiology, biodegradation of environmental contaminants, microbial carbon cycling, molecular tools for microbial ecology, metagenomics, biological hazardous waste treatment, bioremediation of groundwater pollutants such as PCE, TCE, DCE, VC, TCA, DCA, MTBE, BTEX, PBDEs, NDMA, Dioxane, PFOS, PFOA, fire-fighting foams.
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Francisco Armero, Professor. Computational mechanics, nonlinear continuum mechanics.
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Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, Professor. Structural engineering, bridges, buildings, eathquake engineering, collapse of structures, Steel structures, welds, bolts, protection of buildings and bridges against terrorist attacks, self anchored suspension Bay Bridge, fatigue and fracture of structures, failure analysis, gusset plates, base plates, seismic design, ethics in engineering, registered professional engineer, long span bridges, skyscrapers, World Trade Center collapse studies.
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Roger Bales, Adjunct Professor. Hydrology, water resources, climate, earth science, environmental engineering.
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Alexandre M. Bayen, Professor. Transportation, modelling and control of distributed parameters systems, large scale infrastructure systems, water distribution.
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Yousef Bozorgnia, Professor In-Residence. Ground motion hazard and earthquake engineering.
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Jonathan D. Bray, Professor. Earthquake engineering, geotechnical engineering, physical and numerical modeling, environmental geotechnics.
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Michael J. Cassidy, Professor. Traffic and transportation operations, traffic control.
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Fotini Katopodes Chow, Professor. Environmental fluid mechanics, large-eddy simulation, turbulence modeling, atmospheric boundary layer flow, flow over complex terrain, urban dispersion modeling, coupled land-atmosphere modeling, wind energy applications.
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Carlos F. Daganzo, Professor of the Graduate School. Logistics, networks, urban transportation, traffic flow.
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John A. Dracup, Professor. Hydroclimatology, water resources systems, surface water hydrology.
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Filip C. Filippou, Professor. Nonlinear analysis of structures, finite element analysis, seismic response simulation, seismic evaluation of structures by computer analysis.
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Ashok Gadgil, Professor. Fuel-efficient stoves, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, developing countries, drinking water, buildings energy efficiency.
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Steven D. Glaser, Professor. Wireless sensor networks, ecological monitoring, rock mechanics, geophysics, nano-seismology.
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Allen Goldstein, Professor. Global change, air pollution, environmental science, biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry.
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Sanjay Govindjee, Professor. Finite element analysis, Theoretical and computational solid mechanics, constitutive theory, micromechanics, polymer mechanics, elastomer modeling, thermomechanics, continuum mechanics, failure analysis.
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Mark Hansen, Professor. Transportation economics, policy and planning, air transportation, public transportation.
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Robert Harley, Professor. Air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, motor vehicle emissions, ozone, sustainable transportation, air quality, emission inventory, photochemical air quality modeling, gasoline, diesel.
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Slav W. Hermanowicz, Professor. Water quality management, biofilms, membrane processes, water reuse, biological processes for water quality, physical sustainability.
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Arpad Horvath, Professor. Life cycle assessment, LCA, sustainability, green design, transportation, water, construction, biofuels, energy, environmental management, infrastructure systems.
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C. William Ibbs, Professor. Strategic trends, strategic planning, construction industry, project control, management systems, construction disputes, management of engineering and contruction projects, labor productivity, construction accounting and project finance.
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Adib Kanafani, Professor of the Graduate School. Transportation economics, air transportation, transportation planning, transportation systems analysis, aviation policy and planning, urban and regional planning.
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Thomas W. Kirchstetter, Associate Adjunct Professor. Air pollution.
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Shaofan Li, Professor. Structural mechanics, computational mechanics and computational physics, finite element methods and meshfree particle methods, atomistic simulation and multiscale simulations, nonlinear continuum mechanics, soft matter mechanics, wave propagations, Modeling and simulation of material failures, Nano-mechanics, bio-mechanics and bio-physics, Cellular mechanics, micromechanics & composite materials.
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Samer M. Madanat, Professor. Transportation systems analysis, transportation infrastructure management, transportation sustainability.
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Stephen A. Mahin, Professor. Earthquake engineering, behavior of structures.
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Baoxia Mi, Assistant Professor. Membrane separation, transport and interfacial phenomena, physicochemical processes, drinking water purification and wastewater reuse, desalination, environmental nanotechnology, and innovative applications of membrane technology to renewable energy generation, public health protection, and_hygiene and sanitation improvement for underdeveloped and disaster-ridden regions.
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Jack P. Moehle, Professor. Earthquake engineering, structural engineering, reinforced concrete, performance-based earthquake engineering, high-rise buildings, lifeline systems, rehabilitation (retrofitting), laboratory testing.
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Paulo J.M. Monteiro, Professor. Concrete behavior, structural materials.
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Khalid M. Mosalam, Professor. Earthquake engineering, concrete and masonry structures, fracture mechanics, damage mechanics.
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Scott Moura, Assistant Professor. Optimal control, PDE control, estimation, adaptive control, dynamic system modeling, energy management, battery management systems, vehicle-to-grid, smart grid.
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William W Nazaroff, Professor. Indoor air quality, pollutant-surface interactions, transport/mixing phenomena, aerosols, semivolatile organic compounds, bioaerosol dynamics, environmental tobacco smoke, source characterization, control techniques, exposure analysis.
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Kara L. Nelson, Professor. Water and wastewater treatment, water reuse, detection and inactivation of pathogens in water and sludge, appropriate technologies.
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Claudia P. Ostertag, Professor. Fiber reinforced concrete, mechanical behavior, toughening mechanisms.
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+ Juan M. Pestana, Professor. Geotechnical engineering, environmental geotechnics, constitutive modeling of soil behavior, soil properties, numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction, geotechnical earthquake engineering.
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Alexey Pozdnukhov, Assistant Professor. Machine learning, spatial data mining, smart cities.
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James W. Rector, Professor. Geophysics, Oil and Gas, Unconventional Shale Gas Reservoirs, Horizontal Drilling, Fracking, Near Surface Seismology, Tunnel Detection, Treasure Hunting, and Geophysical Archaeology, Borehole Seismology.
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Michael Riemer, Adjunct Professor. Static evaluation, dynamic evaluation of soil properties, constitutive behavior of sands, liquefaction of unusual soils.
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Yoram N. Rubin, Professor. Risk assessment, hydrogeology, contaminant transport, geostatistics.
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David L. Sedlak, Professor. Fate and transport of and transformation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, water reuse and water recycling, urban water infrastructure, engineered treatment wetlands.
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+ Raymond B. Seed, Professor. Geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil/structure interaction, slope stability, performance of dams, waste fills.
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Raja Sengupta, Professor. Transportation, wireless communications, inertial navigation for vehicle systems.
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Susan Shaheen, Adjunct Professor. Policy analysis, behavioral research, transportation, energy/environment, mobility and sharing economy, ITS (smartphone apps, automated vehicles), alternative fuels, and mobility for special populations (accessibility).
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Zuo-Jun Max Shen, Professor. Logistics, supply chain design and management, inventory management, auction mechanism design.
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Nicholas Sitar, Professor. Geotechnical earthquake engineering, wireless sensors, seismic slope stability, seismic earth pressure, rock erosion, groundwater remediation.
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Alexander Skabardonis, Professor In-Residence. Transportation, traffic engineering, traffic control systems, traffic management, the environment.
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Kenichi Soga, Professor. Infrastructure sensing and geomechanics for energy and sustainability.
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Mark Stacey, Professor. Environmental fluid mechanics, transport and mixing in stratified flows, dynamics of estuaries, lakes and the coastal ocean, interdisciplinary applications of environmental fluid mechanics.
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Robert L. Taylor, Professor of the Graduate School. Computational mechanics, mechanics of solids, finite element methods, finite element software.
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Sally Thompson, Assistant Professor. Nonlinear dynamics, spatial ecology, Ecohydrology, surface hydrology, arid and semi-arid watersheds and ecosystems, pattern formation, plant physiology, water resource sustainability.
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Iris D. Tommelein, Professor. Lean construction, lean production, design management, sustainability, supply-chain management, life-cycle engineering, civil infrastructure systems, adaptive project leadership, megaproject delivery, construction process engineering, integrated project delivery IPD, building information modeling BIM, virtual design and construction VDC.
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Evan A. Variano, Associate Professor. Fluid mechanics, turbulence, wetlands, imaging, plankton, sediment transport.
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Joan Walker, Professor. Behavioral modeling, with an expertise in discrete choice analysis and travel behavior.
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Lecturers

Jasenka Rakas, Lecturer. Availability and reliability of communications, navigation and surveillance systems, airport systems planning and design, airport and airspace capacity and delay analysis, systems modeling and performance analysis, National Airspace System (NAS) infrastructure performance and investment analysis, air traffic flow management, cost/benefit analysis, simulation modeling and analysis, human factors and cognitive psychology.
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Ronald Shumway, Lecturer. Legal Resolution of Construction-Related Disputes.
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Emeritus Faculty

James M. Anderson, Professor Emeritus. Detection of faultline movements, modern surveying techniques, image processing applications, photogrammetry.
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Robert G. Bea, Professor Emeritus. Risk management, risk assessment, reliability, human and organizational factors, quality assurance, quality control, design, construction, maintenance, operations, decommissioning, ocean engineered systems.
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Alex Becker, Professor Emeritus. Civil and environmental engineering, geoengineering, airborne electromagnetic sensing systems, detection and classification of buried metallic objects, high frequency impedance measurements for non-invasive permittivity determination.
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Vitelmo V. Bertero, Professor Emeritus. Non-ductile reinforced concrete, steel joint jackets, encasement plates.
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Jack G. Bouwkamp, Professor Emeritus.

+ Anil K. Chopra, Professor Emeritus. Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics.
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Ray W. Clough, Professor Emeritus.

George A. Cooper, Professor Emeritus. Novel drilling methods, drill bit design, borehole stability, cryogenic drilling, diamond tooth wear; electro-osmosis to reduce bit balling.
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Keith C. Crandall, Professor Emeritus. Construction engineering.
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Armen Der Kiureghian, Professor Emeritus. Risk analysis, earthquake engineering, structural reliability, random vibrations.
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Mostafa Foda, Professor Emeritus. Continental shelf water dynamics, seabed mechanics.
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Richard E. Goodman, Professor Emeritus. Rock mechanics, characterization and analysis of discontinuous rocks.
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Alexander J. Horne, Professor Emeritus. Water pollution, behavior of pollutants in an aqueous environment.
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James R. Hunt, Professor Emeritus. Water resources, quantification of contaminant transport processes in natural and altered environments, environmental data management.
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David Jenkins, Professor Emeritus. Biological wastewater treatment, water chemistry, wastewater chemistry.
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James M. Kelly, Professor Emeritus. Seismic response of structures, seismic-resistant design.
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Jacob Lubliner, Professor Emeritus. Plasticity, viscoelasticity.
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Adolf D. May, Professor Emeritus. Operations, control systems, simulation modeling, detector systems, capacity Analysis, HOV Systems.
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Povindar K. Mehta, Professor Emeritus. Admixtures, aggregates, cements, composite materials, concrete, industrial waste management and waste reuse.
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James K. Mitchell, Professor Emeritus.

Carl L. Monismith, Professor Emeritus. Pavement design, pavement rehabilitation, asphalt paving technology, transportation facilities design.
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H. Frank Morrison, Professor Emeritus. Applied geophysics, electromagnetic methods, electrical properties of rocks, soils, field surveys and interpretation.
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Karl S. Pister, Professor Emeritus. Technology, K-12 math and science education, technological literacy, society.
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Graham H. Powell, Professor Emeritus. Bridges, earthquake engineering, computing, buidings.
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Jerome L. Sackman, Professor Emeritus. Viscoelasticity, mechanics, elasticity, impact and collision phenomena, materials properties, waves, dynamics.
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Hsieh Wen Shen, Professor Emeritus. Fluvial hydraulics, environmental river mechanics, basic sediment transport.
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Rodney J. Sobey, Professor Emeritus. Civil and environmental engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, estuaries and wetlands, wave theory, hydrodynamic circulation in the coastal-zone, transient response modes of water bodies.
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Garrison Sposito, Professor Emertitus.

Jerome F. Thomas, Professor Emeritus. Water, applied chemistry: air, corrosion.
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Martin Wachs, Professor Emeritus. Urban Transportation Planning , Transportation Economics and Finance, Ethics in Planning.
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William C. Webster, Professor Emeritus. Nonlinear coupled motions of offshore structures, operations research, shallow-water wave mechanics.
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Edward L. Wilson, Professor Emeritus. Computational mechanics, civil and environmental engineering, systems, numerical methods, analysis and design, large structural, field testing of structures.
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Contact Information

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

760 Davis Hall

Phone: 510-642-3261

Fax: 510-643-5264

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Department Chair

Robert Harley, PhD

763 Davis Hall

Phone: 510-643-8739

chair@ce.berkeley.edu

Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs

Mark Stacey, PhD

760 Davis Hall

mstacey@berkeley.edu

Graduate Staff Adviser

Shelley Okimoto

750 Davis Hall

Phone: 510-643-8944

okimoto@ce.berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Staff Adviser

Mitzi Stevens

750 Davis Hall

Phone: 510-643-1713

stevens3@berkeley.edu

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