CEE 102A Engineering in the Modern World (also
Lectures and readings focus on bridges, railroads, power plants, steamboats, telegraph, highways, automobiles, aircraft, computers, and the microchip. Historical analysis provides a basis for studying societal impact by focusing on scientific, political, ethical, and aesthetic aspects in the evolution of engineering over the past two and a half centuries. The precepts and the papers will focus historically on engineering ideas including the social and political issues raised by these innovations and how they were shaped by society as well as how they helped shape culture. Two lectures, one preceptorial. M. Littman
CEE 102B Engineering in the Modern World (also
Lectures and readings focus on bridges, railroads, power plants, steamboats, telegraph, highways, automobiles, aircraft, computers, and the microchip. We study some of the most important engineering innovations since the industrial revolution. The laboratory centers on technical analysis that is the foundation for design of these major innovations. The experiments are modeled after those carried out by the innovators themselves, whose ideas are explored in the light of the social environment within which they worked. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. M. Littman
CEE 105 Lab in Conservation of Art (also
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This course examines how environmental factors (acid, rain, ice, salts, biota) damage sculpture and monuments made of stone and masonry, paintings on wood, and sculptures in bronze. It examines campus buildings that illustrate each type of damage and uses a visit to the Cloisters Museum to learn how those medieval buildings are protected. Lectures on structure and properties of materials and mechanisms of attack. Labs include quantifying water movement through stone, damage from freezing and salts, strength of mortars, protective effects of sealants and consolidants, effect of moisture on wood. Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Staff
CEE 205 Mechanics of Solids Not offered this year
This course teaches fundamental principles of solid mechanics. Equilibrium equations, reactions, internal forces, stress, strain, Mohr's circle, and Hooke's law. Analysis of the stress and deformation in simple structural members for safe and stable engineering design. Axial force in bars, torsion in shafts, bending and shearing in beams, stability of elastic columns, strain transformation, stress transformation, circle of Mohr, combined loadings, design project. Two lectures, one class. Prerequisites: MAT 104, PHY 103.
CEE 207 Introduction to Environmental Engineering (also ) Fall
The course introduces the students to the basic chemical and physical processes of relevance in environmental engineering. Mass and energy balance and transport concepts are introduced and the chemical principles governing reaction kinetics and phase partitioning are presented. We then turn our focus to the application of these principles in environmental engineering problems related to water and air pollution. Two 80-minute lectures. Prerequisite: CHM 201 or MAT 104 or instructor's permission. I. Bourg
CEE 208 Mechanics of Fluids (See MAE 222)
CEE 242 The Experience of Modernity: A Survey of Modern Architecture in the West (See ART 242)
CEE 262A Structures and the Urban Environment (also
This course focuses on structural engineering as a new art form begun during the Industrial Revolution and flourishing today in long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings. Through laboratory experiments students study the scientific basis for structural performance and thereby connect external forms to the internal forces in the major works of structural engineers. Students examine contemporary exemplars that are essential to the understanding of 21st century structuring of cities with illustrations taken from various cities in the U.S. and abroad. Two lectures, one preceptorial. M. Garlock
CEE 262B Structures and the Urban Environment (also
This course focuses on structural engineering as a new art form begun during the Industrial Revolution and flourishing today in long-span bridges, thin shell concrete vaults, and tall buildings. Through laboratory experiments students study the scientific basis for structural performance and thereby connect external forms to the internal forces in the major works of structural engineers. Students examine contemporary exemplars that are essential to the understanding of 21st century structuring of cities with illustrations taken from various cities in the U.S. and abroad. Two lectures, one three-hour laboratory. M. Garlock
CEE 263 Rivers and the Regional Environment Not offered this year
River basins are the fundamental frameworks for examining the natural environment and its interaction with the works of society. These works, exemplified by major dams, are the basis for the agricultural and industrial development of a modern society. The course will explore the history, science, and engineering of water resource development and the design of large-scale structures related to that development. Two lectures, one preceptorial.
CEE 267 Materials for Energy Technologies and Efficiency (See ENE 267)
CEE 302 Practical Models for Environmental Systems (See ENV 302)
CEE 304 Environmental Engineering and Energy (also
In our sustainable future, the world's energy needs will be met while protecting natural resources and minimizing risks to human health. The course covers the environmental and geological engineering principles relevant to the entire energy supply chain from mining and extraction of fuels, to power production, to disposal of wastes and sequestration of greenhouse gases. Students will learn the engineering principles and practices to address environmental challenges and to find the best ways to utilize earth systems to our advantage. Prerequisites: CHM 201 and MAT 104 or permission of the instructor, C. Peters
CEE 305 Environmental Fluid Mechanics (also
The course starts by introducing the conservation principles and related concepts used to describe fluids and their behavior. Mass conservation is addressed first, with a focus on its application to pollutant transport problems in environmental media. Momentum conservation, including the effects of buoyancy and earth's rotation, is then presented. Fundamentals of heat transfer are then combined with the first law of thermodynamics to understand the coupling between heat and momentum transport. We then proceed to apply these laws to study air and water flows in various environmental systems, with a focus on the atmospheric boundary layer. E. Bou-Zeid
CEE 306 Hydrology Spring
Analysis of fundamental processes affecting the dynamics of the hydrologic cycle. These include precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, runoff, and groundwater flow. Governing equations will be developed and applications will be considered for a range of hydrologic systems. Concepts and techniques for design of water projects will also be covered. Students will be encouraged to solve problems in Matlab. Prior experience with Matlab is not required. Three lectures. Prerequisite: MAT 201, may be taken concurrently.
CEE 307 Water, Energy, and Ecosystems (also ) Not offered this year
This three-week course, offered as part of a four-course study abroad semester, takes place at Princeton Univeristy's Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya. The course will provide an introduction to the principles of hydrological sciences via the development and application of instrumentation for characterizing surface/subsurface hydrological dynamics in field settings. Lectures and field activities will address the theory of operation, design, and implementation of methods used to quantify hydrological patterns and processes. Prerequisite: MAT 201. Staff
CEE 308 Environmental Engineering Laboratory Spring
Designed to teach experimental measurement techniques in environmental engineering and their
interpretations. Analytical techniques to assess biodegradation of wastes, lake eutrophication,
non-point source pollution, and transport of contaminants in surface and groundwater, as well as
hydrologic measurements to determine river and groundwater discharges, and soil-moisture dynamics in
response to precipitation events will be conducted. One three-hour laboratory plus one lecture per week. Prerequisites: CEE 303 and CEE 306 or Permission of Instructor. CEE 306 may be taken concurrently.
CEE 311 Global Air Pollution (also
The chemical and physical processes involved in the transformation, transport, sources, and sinks of air pollutants on local to global scales. Topics include photochemical smog, particulate matter, greenhouse gases, and stratospheric ozone depletion. Students will have the unique opportunity to analyze chemical and physical data acquired in real-time from the NSF Gulfstream-V research aircraft as it probes the atmosphere from the Earth's surface to the lower stratosphere over a latitudinal range from the Arctic to the Antarctic. A wide range of environments will be studied, from very clean, remote portions of the globe to urban megacities. M. Zondlo
CEE 312 Statics of Structures Spring
Presents the fundamental principles of structural analysis, determination of internal forces, and deflections under the static load conditions, and introduces the bending theory of plane beams and the basic energy theorems. The theory of the first order will be developed for continuous girders, frames, arches, suspension bridges, and trusses, including both statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Basic principles for construction of influence lines and determination of extreme influences
will be presented. Two lectures, one preceptorial. Prerequisite: CEE 205.
CEE 323 Modern Solid Mechanics (See MAE 223)
CEE 334 Global Environmental Issues (also
This course examines a set of global environmental issues including population growth, ozone layer depletion, climate change, air pollution, the environmental consequences of energy supply and demand decisions and sustainable development. It provides an overview of the scientific basis for these problems and examines past, present and possible future policy responses. Individual projects, presentations, and problem sets are included. Prerequisites: AP Chemistry, CHM 201, or permission of instructor. D. Mauzerall
CEE 360 Earth's Atmosphere (See GEO 361)
CEE 361 Matrix Structural Analysis and Introduction to Finite-Element Methods (also
The course begins with an overview of finite element methods for a one-dimensional model problem including the weak, Galerkin and matrix forms. Extension of the finite element to multiple dimensions are carried for second order scalar and vector valued equations. Applications in heat transfer, fluid and solid mechanics will be discussed. The course then concludes with the Cº approach to plates and beams. Element formulation, data structures, isoparametric interpolations, locking, analysis of error and convergence, constraints as well as variational crimes will all be discussed. Prerequisite: CEE 205/MAE 223 or permission of instructor. M. Chiaramonte
CEE 362 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Not offered this year
Analysis of forces and deformations in structures under dynamic loads. Idealization as discrete parameter systems. Single and multiple degrees of freedom. Response analysis under free vibration, harmonic, impulsive and random dynamic loads. Time and frequency domains. Earthquake phenomena from the engineering point of view. Seismic waves and power spectra. Measurement of strong ground motion. The concepts of response spectra, structural response to earthquakes, design criteria, and seismic safety. Prerequisite: 361 or instructor
CEE 364 Materials in Civil Engineering (also ) Spring
An introductory course on materials used civil and environmental engineering. Lectures on structure and properties of construction materials including concrete, steel, glass and timber; fracture mechanics; strength testing; mechanisms of deterioration; impact of material manufacturing on the environment. Labs on brittle fracture, heat treatment of steel, strength of concrete, mechanical properties of wood. Prerequisites: CEE 205. C. White
CEE 365 Soil Mechanics Spring
General introduction to physical and engineering properties of soils; soil classification and identification methods; site exploration; sampling; laboratory and in-situ testing techniques; permeability and seepage; soil consolidation and settlement; shear strength; lateral earth pressure; bearing capacity and slope stability. Prerequisite: CEE 205 or permission of instructor.
CEE 366 Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures Not offered this year
Materials in reinforced concrete. Flexural analysis and design of beams. Shear and diagonal tension in beams. Short columns. Frames. Serviceability. Bond, anchorage, and development length. Slabs. Special topics. Introduction to design of steel structures. Two 90-minute lectures. Prerequisite: CEE 205.
CEE 370 Sedimentology (See GEO 370)
CEE 375 Independent Study Fall
Independent Study in the student's area of interest. The work must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member and must result in a final paper. Permission of advisor and instructor are required. Open to sophomores and juniors. Must fill out Independent Study form.
CEE 376 Independent Study Spring
Independent research in the student's area of interest. The work must be conducted under the supervision of a faculty member, and must result in a final paper. Students must obtain prior approval of a faculty member to serve as research advisor, and Hand in to E-211 E-Quad the Independent Research Proposal Project form signed by your advisor & the dept rep. Open to sophomores and juniors.
CEE 390 Innovation in Practice: Pathways and People (See EGR 390)
CEE 417 Environmental Microbiology (See GEO 417)
CEE 418 Extraordinary Processes (See VIS 418)
CEE 423 Dynamic Meteorology (See GEO 423)
CEE 424 Introductory Seismology (See GEO 424)
CEE 427 Fundamentals of the Earth's Climate System (See GEO 427)
CEE 428 Cleaner Transport Fuels, Combustion Sensing and Emission Control (See ELE 428)
CEE 439 Structural Health Monitoring Fall
This course introduces the topics with basic definitions of measurement and monitoring, monitoring activities and entities, and with various available and emerging monitoring technologies. The fundamental criteria for applications on concrete, steel and composite materials are elaborated, and basics on data interpretation and analysis for both static and dynamic monitoring are presented. Finally, methods applicable to large spectrum of civil structures, such as bridges, buildings, geo-structures, and large structures are developed. Prerequisites: CEE 205 or CEE 312 or CEE 361, or permission from the lecturer
CEE 455 Mid-Infrared Technologies for Health and the Environment (See ELE 455)
CEE 460 Risk Analysis Spring
Fundamentals of probabilistic risk analysis. Stochastic modeling of hazards. Estimation of extremes. Vulnerability modeling of natural and built environment. Evaluation of failure chances and consequences. Reliability analysis. Decision analysis and risk management. Case studies involving natural hazards, including earthquakes, extreme wind, rainfall flooding, storm surge, hurricanes, and climate change, and their induced damage and economic losses. Not open to freshmen. Prerequisites: Basic probability and statistics course.
CEE 461 Design of Large-Scale Structures: Buildings Spring
This course will focus on the structural design of buildings and is open to students of engineering and of architecture who meet the prerequisites. The course will culminate in a major building design project incorporating knowledge and skills acquired in earlier course work. Structural design is considered from concept development to the completion of detailed design while incorporating appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Not Open to Freshmen. Prerequisites: both CEE 312 and CEE 366, or permission from the instructor.
CEE 462 Design of Large-Scale Structures: Bridges Not offered this year
The design of bridges is considered from the conceptual phase up to the final design phase. The following issues are addressed in this course: types of bridges, design codes, computer modeling of bridges, seismic analysis and design, seismic retrofit design, inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation of bridges, movable bridges, bridge aerodynamics, organization of a typical engineering firm, marketing for engineering work. Several computer codes are used in this course. Prerequisite: CEE 366 or CEE 361, or instructor's permission.
CEE 463 A Social and Multi-Dimensional Exploration of Structures (also ) Not offered this year
The class has pedagogical objectives related to the spatial relations of dimensions and time (sustainability and society).It develops the students' skills in drawing, model making, writing, oral communication, and advanced engineering analysis.The course is focused on a study of one theme that changes every year. Two three-hour studios per week with lectures included.Prerequisites: both CEE205 and CEE312 M. Garlock
CEE 471 Introduction to Water Pollution Technology (also
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An introduction to the science and engineering of water quality management and pollution control in natural systems; fundamentals of biological and chemical transformations in natural waters; identification of sources of pollution; water and wastewater treatment methods; fundamentals of water quality modeling.Two 90-minute lectures and field trips.Open to Juniors and Seniors Only. Prerequisites: Student should have some background in chemistry and an interest in water pollution problems. P. Jaffé
CEE 472 Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing Not offered this year
The structure and evolution of precipitation systems are examined, including the dynamical and microphysical processes that control the spatial and temporal distribution of precipitation. The fundamentals of remote sensing of aerosols, clouds and precipitation are introduced. Related topics in hydrology and hydraulics are covered. Three lectures. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.
CEE 474 Special Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering (also ) Not offered this year
This class is an introduction to physical computing using the Arduino platform, with the goal of developing environmental sensors that talk to the internet over cellular networks. You will learn to develop computer code and wire electronics, as well as learn the nuts and bolts of the internet, including linux utilities, mysql, python, and sms. Not Open to Freshmen. Staff
CEE 475 Cities in the 21st century: The Nexus of the Climate, Water and Energy Spring
This course is a mixture of lectures, readings, and individual student work focused on urban challenges in the 21st century, particularly the ones related to energy, water and climate. The first lecture of the week will be dedicated to the discussion of a paper, while the second lecture will introduce the students to mathematical and physical laws and concepts that will be needed for the upcoming paper to be read and discussed. Two students will present and lead the discussion of each paper. Then, each student will perform a final project consisting of a literature review and a research component to advance their independent work skills.
CEE 477 Engineering Design for Sustainable Development (also ) Fall
Students will design several features of a LEED-certified building project. Features that will be considered include ground source heat pumps; ventilation; photovoltaics (PV); insulation; glazing; green materials; and storm water management systems, including a green roof, porous parking lots, and the gray water usage. Ventilation will be designed considering the potential for vapor emissions from building materials. Energy software will be used to determine the carbon footprint of alternative designs. Two 90-minute lectures. Prerequisite: CEE 303 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Open to Seniors and Graduate students only. S. Song
CEE 478 Senior Thesis Fall/Spring
A formal report on research involving analysis, synthesis, and design, directed toward improved understanding and resolution of a significant problem in civil and environmental engineering. The research is conducted under the supervision of a faculty member, and the thesis is defended by the student at a public examination before a faculty committee. The senior thesis is equivalent to a year-long study and is recorded as a double course in the spring.