Laboratory testing to enhance and extend the student's understanding of the fundamental principles of structural analysis, civil engineering materials, and fluid mechanics. One 3-hour lab per week or equivalent.
Introduction to Structural Materials: Concrete, Steel, Wood, and Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP); Physical, mechanical, and durability properties and microstructure of materials; Cement chemistry & cement hydration reactions; concrete mix design and quality control; atomic structure, imperfections, and alloying to manufacture steel; yielding and failure theories for steel; Reinforced concrete basics; Types of woods; FRP design basics; Introduction to High Performance Concrete; Recent Innovations in Materials; Influence of materials on infrastructure resilience and sustainability.
Basics of design, analysis, and selection of manufacturing facilities and material-handling equipment. Approaches to analyzing manufacturing and material-handling systems. Applications of computers in modern facilities design and material handling, emphasizing material-flow control and storage. Economic justification models for manufacturing and material-handling systems.