Civil and Environmental Engineering

UCLA
5732 Boelter Hall
Box 951593
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1593

tel: 310-825-1851
fax: 310-206-2222
e-mail: cee@seas.ucla.edu
http://cee.ucla.edu

Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E., Chair
Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E., Vice Chair
Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D., Vice Chair

Professors

J.R. DeShazo, Ph.D.

Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Jay, Ph.D.

Jiann-Wen (Woody) Ju, Ph.D., P.E.

Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Ph.D., NAE

Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D.

Ali Mosleh, Ph.D., NAE (Evalyn Knight Professor of Engineering)

Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.

Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E.

Ertugrul Taciroglu, Ph.D.

Mladen Vucetic, Ph.D.

John W. Wallace, Ph.D., P.E.

William W-G. Yeh, Ph.D., NAE (Richard G. Newman AECOM Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering)

Professors Emeriti

Stanley B. Dong, Ph.D., P.E.

Lewis P. Felton, Ph.D.

Michael E. Fourney, Ph.D., P.E.

Gary C. Hart, Ph.D., P.E.

Poul V. Lade, Ph.D.

Richard L. Perrine, Ph.D.

Moshe F. Rubinstein, Ph.D.

Lucien A. Schmit, Jr., M.S.

Lawrence G. Selna, Ph.D., S.E.

Keith D. Stolzenbach, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professors

Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E.

Mekonnen Gebremichael, Ph.D.

Shaily Mahendra, Ph.D. (Henry Samueli Fellow)

Gaurav Sant, Ph.D.Henry Samueli Fellow, Edward K. and Linda L. Rice Endowed Professor of Materials Science)

Jian Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professors

Mathieu Bauchy, Ph.D.

Henry V. Burton, Ph.D., S.E. (Englekirk Presidential Endowed Professor of Structural Engineering)

Timu W. Gallien, Ph.D.

Sanjay Mohanty, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professors

Robert E. Kayen, Ph.D., P.E.

Michael J. McGuire, Ph.D., P.E., NAE

George Mylonakis, Ph.D., P.E.

Thomas Sabol, Ph.D., S.E.

Adjunct Associate Professors

Donald R. Kendall, Ph.D., P.E.

Issam Najm, Ph.D., P.E.

Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., G.E.

Scope and Objectives

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering programs at UCLA include civil engineering materials, earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and water resources engineering, structural engineering, and structural mechanics.

The civil engineering undergraduate curriculum leads to a B.S. in Civil Engineering, a broad-based education in environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and water resources engineering, and structural engineering and mechanics. This program is an excellent foundation for entry into professional practice in civil engineering or for more advanced study. The department also offers the undergraduate Environmental Engineering minor.

At the graduate level, M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs are offered in the areas of civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and water resources engineering, and structures (including structural/earthquake engineering and structural mechanics). In these areas, research is being done on a variety of problems ranging from basic physics and mechanics problems to critical problems in earthquake engineering and in the development of new technologies for pollution control and water distribution and treatment.

Department Mission

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department seeks to exploit its subfield teaching and research strengths as well as to engage in multidisciplinary collaboration. This occurs within the context of a central guiding theme: engineering sustainable infrastructure for the future. Under this theme the department is educating future engineering leaders, most of whom will work in multidisciplinary environments and confront a host
of twenty-first-century challenges. With an infrastructure-based vision motivating its teaching and research enterprise, the department conceptualizes and orients its activity toward broadening and deepening fundamental knowledge of the interrelationships among the built environment, natural systems, and human agency.

Undergraduate Program Objectives

The civil engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The objectives of the civil engineering curriculum at UCLA are to (1) provide graduates with a solid foundation in basic mathematics, science, and humanities, as well as fundamental knowledge of relevant engineering principles, (2) provide students with the capability for critical thinking, engineering reasoning, problem solving, experimentation, and teamwork, (3) prepare graduates for advanced study and/or professional employment within a wide array of industries or governmental agencies, (4) produce graduates who understand ethical issues associated with their profession and who are able to apply their acquired knowledge and skills to the betterment of society, and (5) foster in students a respect for the educational process that is manifest by a lifelong pursuit of learning.

Undergraduate Study

The Civil Engineering major is a designated capstone major. In each of the major field design courses, students work individually and in groups to complete design projects. To do so, they draw on their prior coursework, research the needed materials and possible approaches to creating their device or system, and come up with creative solutions. This process enables them to integrate many of the principles they have learned previously and apply them to real systems. In completing their projects, students are also expected to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, as well as their ability to work productively with others as part of a team.

Civil Engineering B.S.

Capstone Major

Preparation for the Major

Required: Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A, 20B, 20L; Civil and Environmental Engineering 1, M20 (or Computer Science 31); Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 33A, 33B (or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 82); Physics 1A, 1B, 1C, 4AL; one natural science course selected from Civil and Environmental Engineering 58SL, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 3, 15, 16, 17, 20, Environment 12, Life Sciences 1, 2, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 5, 6, or Neuroscience 10.

The Major

Required: Chemical Engineering 102A or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A, Civil and Environmental Engineering 101, 102, 103, C104 (or Materials Science and Engineering 104), 108, 110, 120, 135A, 150, 153, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103; three technical breadth courses (12 units) selected from an approved list available in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; and at least eight major field elective courses (32 units) from the lists below with at least two design courses, one of which must be a capstone design course and two of which must be laboratory courses. Courses applied toward the required course requirement may not also be applied toward the major field elective requirement.

Civil Engineering Materials: Civil and Environmental Engineering C104, C105, C182.

Environmental Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 154, 155, 163, 164, M165, M166; laboratory courses: 156A, 156B; capstone design courses: 157B, 157C.

Geotechnical Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 125; laboratory courses: 128L, 129L; design courses: 121, 123 (capstone).

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 157A; laboratory course: 157L; design courses: 151, 152 (capstone).

Structural Engineering and Mechanics: Civil and Environmental Engineering 125, 130, 135B, M135C, 137, 142; laboratory courses: 130L, 135L, 140L; design courses: 141, 143, 144 (capstone), 147 (capstone).

Transportation Engineering: Civil and Environmental Engineering 180, 181, C182.

Additional Elective Options: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 141, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 100, 101, Environment 157, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 166C, M168.

For information on University and general education requirements, see Requirements for B.S. Degrees on page 21 or http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/Academics/GE-Requirement.

Environmental Engineering Minor

The Environmental Engineering minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses addressing issues central to the application of environmental engineering to important environmental problems facing modern society in developed and developing countries. The minor provides students with a greater depth of experience and understanding of the role that environmental engineering can play in dealing with environmental issues.

To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing (2.0 grade-point average or better) and file a petition in the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, 6426 Boelter Hall.

Required Lower Division Course (4 units): Mathematics 3C or 32A.

Required Upper Division Courses (24 units minimum): Civil and Environmental Engineering 153 and five courses from 154, 155, 156A, M165, M166, Chemical Engineering C118, Environment 159, 166, Environmental Health Sciences C125, C164.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor, and at least 16 units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence at UCLA. Transfer credit for any of the above is subject to departmental approval; consult the undergraduate counselors before enrolling in any courses for the minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each and an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

Graduate Study

For information on graduate admission, see Graduate Programs, page 24.

The following introductory information is based on the 2016-17 edition of Program Requirements for UCLA Graduate Degrees. Complete annual editions of Program Requirements are available at https://grad.ucla.edu. Students are subject to the detailed degree requirements as published in Program Requirements for the year in which they enter the program.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Civil Engineering.

Civil Engineering M.S.

Course Requirements

There are two plans of study that lead to the M.S. degree: the capstone plan (also known as comprehensive examination) and the thesis plan. At least nine courses (36 units) are required, a majority of which must be in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. At least five of the courses must be at the 200 level. In the thesis plan, seven of the nine must be formal 100- or 200-series courses. The remaining two may be 598 courses involving work on the thesis. In the capstone (comprehensive examination) plan, 500-series courses may not be applied toward the nine-course requirement. Graduate students must meet two grade-point average requirements to graduate—a minimum 3.0 GPA in all coursework and a minimum 3.0 GPA in all 200-level coursework.

Each major field has a set of required preparatory courses which are normally completed during undergraduate studies. Equivalent courses taken at other institutions can satisfy the preparatory course requirements. The preparatory courses cannot be used to satisfy course requirements for the M.S. degree; courses must be selected in accordance with the lists of required graduate and elective courses for each major field.

Undergraduate Courses. No lower division courses may be applied toward graduate degrees.

The M.S. degree offers six fields of specialization that have specific course requirements.

Civil Engineering Materials

Required Preparatory Courses. General chemistry and physics with laboratory exercises, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, introductory thermodynamics. Other undergraduate preparation could include Civil and Environmental Engineering C104, 120, 121, 135A, 140L, 142, and Materials Science and Engineering 104.

Required Graduate Courses. Two courses must be selected from Civil and Environmental Engineering C204, C205, 226, 253, 258A, 261B, M262A, 263A, 266, 267.

Other Elective Courses. Remaining courses (at least two) must be selected from Chemical Engineering 102A, 102B, 200, C219, 223, 230, 270, Chemistry and Biochemistry 103, 110A, 110B, 113A, C213B, C215A through 215D, C223A, C223B, 225, C226A, C275, 276B, 277, Civil and Environmental Engineering 110, M135C, 153, 154, 155, 157B, 157C, 163, M166, 220, 224, 226, M230A, M230B, M230C, 235A, 235B, 235C, 242, 243A, 243B, 254A, 258A, 261, Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials M210, 215, M216, M250, Environmental Health Sciences 410A, Materials Science and Engineering 110, 111, 130, 131, 200, 201, 210, 211, 270, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A, 133A, 156A, C232A, 256F, 261A, 261B, C296A, M297B, Statistics 201A.

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Required Preparatory Courses. Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A, 20B, 20L; Civil and Environmental Engineering 151 or 153; Mathematics 32A, 32B, 33B; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103; Physics 1A, 1B, 4AL.

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Option. Required: Two courses from Civil and Environmental Engineering 250A through 250D; two courses from 254A, 255A, 255B, 266. Select the remaining courses (nine total for the capstone (comprehensive examination) option and seven total for the thesis option) from the approved elective list or obtain approval for other electives.

Environmental Engineering Option. Required: Civil and Environmental Engineering 254A, 255A, 255B, 266; one course from 250A through 250D. Select the remaining courses (nine total for the capstone (comprehensive examination) option and seven total for the thesis option) from the approved elective list or obtain approval for other electives.

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering Option. Required: Civil and Environmental Engineering 250A through 250D; one course from 254A, 255A, 255B, or 266. Select the remaining courses (nine total for the capstone (comprehensive examination) option and seven total for the thesis option) from the approved elective list or obtain approval for other electives.

Approved Elective Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 110, 151, 152, 154, 155, 157A, 157B, 157C, 157L, M165, 226, 250A through 250D, 251C, 251D, 252, 253, 254A, 255A, 255B, 258A, 260, 261B, M262A, 263A, 263B, 266, or other elective courses approved by the academic adviser and graduate adviser.

Geotechnical Engineering

Required Preparatory Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 108, 120, 121.

Required Graduate Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 220, 221, 223, 224.

Major Field Elective Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 222, 225, 226, 227, 228, 245.

Other Elective Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 110, 129L, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences 136A, 136B, 136C, 139, 222; environmental engineering—Civil and Environmental Engineering 153, 164; hydrology and water resources—Civil and Environmental Engineering 250B, 251B; structural/earthquake engineering—Civil and Environmental Engineering 135A, 135B, C137, 142, 235A, 235B, 235C, 243A, 243B, 244, 246, 247; structural mechanics—Civil and Environmental Engineering M230A.

Structural/Earthquake Engineering

Required Preparatory Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 135A, 135B, and 141 (or 142).

Required Graduate Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 235A, 246, and at least three courses from 235B, 241, 243A, 244, 245, 247.

Elective Courses. Undergraduate—no more than two courses from Civil and Environmental Engineering 125, M135C, C137, 143, and either 141 or 142; geotechnical area—Civil and Environmental Engineering 220, 221, 222, 223, 225, 227; general graduate—Civil and Environmental Engineering M230A, M230B, M230C, 232, 233, 235B, 235C, 236, M237A, 238, 241, 243A, 243B, 244, 245, 247, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 269B.

Structural Mechanics

Required Preparatory Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 130, 135A, 135B.

Required Graduate Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering 232, 235A, 235B, 236, M237A.

Elective Courses. Undergraduate—maximum of two courses from Civil and Environmental Engineering M135C, C137, 137L; graduate—Civil and Environmental Engineering M230A, M230B, M230C, 233, 235C, 238, 244, 246, 247, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 269B.

Structures and Civil Engineering Materials

Required Preparatory Courses. General chemistry and physics with laboratory exercises, multivariate calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations, introductory thermodynamics, structural analysis (Civil and Environmental Engineering 135A, 135B), steel or concrete design (course 141 or 142). Other undergraduate preparation could include Civil and Environmental Engineering C104, 120, 121, 140L, and Materials Science and Engineering 104.

Required Graduate Courses. Civil and Environmental Engineering C204, M230A (or 243A), 235A, C282.

Elective Courses. At least one course from civil engineering materials (Civil and Environmental Engineering 226, 253, 258A, 261B, M262A, 266, or 267) and if M230A is selected, one course from structural mechanics (M230B, M230C, 232, 236, or M237A) or if 243A is selected, one course from structural/earthquake engineering (241, 243B, 244, 245, 246, or 247).

Other Elective Courses. Remaining courses must be selected from the following with no more than two undergraduate courses allowed: Chemical Engineering 102A, 102B, 200, C219, 223, 230, 270, Chemistry and Biochemistry 103, 110A, 110B, 113A, C213B, C215A through 215D, C223A, C223B, 225, C226A, C275, 276B, 277, Civil and Environmental Engineering 110, M135C, C137, 141, 142, 143, 153, 154, 155, 157B, 157C, 163, M166, 220 through 227, M230A, M230B, M230C, 232, 235A, 235B, 235C, 236, M237A, 242 through 247, 254A, 258A, 261, Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials M210, 215, M216, M250, Environmental Health Sciences 410A, Materials Science and Engineering 110, 111, 130, 131, 200, 201, 210, 211, 270, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A, 133A, 156A, C232A, 256F, 261A, 261B, C296A, 296B, Statistics 201A.

Capstone (Comprehensive Examination) Plan

In addition to the course requirements, a comprehensive examination is administered that covers the subject matter contained in the program of study. The examination may be offered in one of the following formats: (1) a portion of the doctoral written preliminary examination, (2) examination questions offered separately on final examinations of common department courses to be selected by the comprehensive examination committee, or (3) a written and/or oral examination administered by the committee. Committees for the capstone plan consist of at least three faculty members. In case of failure, the examination may be repeated once with the consent of the graduate adviser.

Thesis Plan

In addition to the course requirements, under this plan students are required to write a thesis on a research topic in civil and environmental engineering supervised by the thesis adviser. An M.S. thesis committee reviews and approves the thesis. No oral examination is required.

Civil Engineering Ph.D.

Major Fields or Subdisciplines

Civil engineering materials, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and water resources engineering, structural/earthquake engineering, and structural mechanics.

Course Requirements

There is no formal course requirement for the Ph.D. degree, and students may theoretically substitute coursework by examinations. However, students normally take courses
to acquire the knowledge needed for the required written preliminary examination. The basic program of study for the Ph.D. degree is built around one major field and one super-minor field or two minor fields. A super-minor field is comprised of a body of knowledge equivalent to five courses, at least three of which are at the graduate level. When two minor fields are selected, each minor field normally embraces a body of knowledge equivalent to three courses from the selected field, at least two of which are graduate courses. The minimum acceptable grade-point average for the minor field is 3.25. If students fail to satisfy the minor field requirements through coursework, a minor field examination may be taken (once only). The minor fields are selected to support the major field and are usually subsets of other major fields. A minimum 3.25 grade-point average is required in all coursework.

Students who have completed graduate-level coursework prior to entering a UCLA doctorate program may apply coursework toward one of the following: Ph.D. major field, one minor, or super-minor. At least 50 percent of coursework applied toward the Ph.D. program must be completed at UCLA, unless a petition has been approved by the department.

Written and Oral Qualifying Examinations

After mastering the body of knowledge defined in the major field, students take a written preliminary examination that should be completed within the first two years of full-time enrollment in the Ph.D. program. Students may not take the examination more than twice.

After passing the written preliminary examination and substantially completing all minor field coursework, students take the University Oral Qualifying Examination. The nature and content of the examination are at the discretion of the doctoral committee, but ordinarily include a broad inquiry into the student’s preparation for research. The doctoral committee also reviews the prospectus of the dissertation at the oral qualifying examination.

Note: Doctoral Committees. A doctoral committee consists of a minimum of four members. Two members, including the chair, must hold full-time faculty appointments in the department. For a full list of doctoral committee regulations, see the Graduate Division Standards and Procedures for Graduate Study at UCLA.

Fields of Study

Civil Engineering Materials

Ongoing research is focused on inorganic, random porous materials and incorporates expertise at the interface of chemistry and materials science to develop the next generation of sustainable construction materials. The work incorporates aspects of first principles and continuum scale simulations and integrated experiments, ranging from nano-to-macro scales. Special efforts are devoted toward developing low-clinker factor cements and concretes, reducing the carbon footprint of construction materials, and increasing the service life of civil engineering infrastructure.

Environmental Engineering

Research in environmental engineering focuses on the understanding and management of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the environment and in engineering systems. Areas of research include process development for water and wastewater treatment systems and the investigation of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment.

Geotechnical Engineering

Research in geotechnical engineering focuses on understanding and advancing the state of knowledge on the effects that soils and soil deposits have on the performance, stability, and safety of civil engineering structures. Areas of research include laboratory investigations of soil behavior under static and dynamic loads, constitutive modeling of soil behavior, behavior of structural foundations under static and dynamic loads, soil improvement techniques, response of soil deposits and earth structures to earthquake loads, and the investigation of geotechnical aspects of environmental engineering.

Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering

Ongoing research in hydrology and water resources deals with surface and ground-water processes, hydrometeorology and hydroclimatology, watershed response to disturbance, remote sensing, data assimilation, hydrologic modeling and parameter estimation, multiobjective resources planning and management, numerical modeling of solute transport in groundwater, and optimization of conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater.

Structures (Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering)

Research in structural mechanics is directed toward improving the ability of engineers to understand and interpret structural behavior through experiments and computer analyses. Areas of special interest include computer analysis using finite-element techniques, computational mechanics, structural dynamics, nonlinear behavior, plasticity, micromechanics of composites, damage and fracture mechanics, structural optimization, probabilistic static and dynamic analysis of structures, and experimental stress analysis.

Designing structural systems capable of surviving major earthquakes is the goal of experimental studies on the strength of full-scale reinforced concrete structures, computer analysis of soils/structural systems, design of earthquake resistant masonry, and design of seismic-resistant buildings and bridges.

Teaching and research areas in structural/earthquake engineering involve assessing the performance of new and existing structures subjected to earthquake ground motions. Specific interests include assessing the behavior of reinforced concrete buildings and bridges, as well as structural steel, masonry, and timber structures. Integration of analytical studies with laboratory and field experiments is emphasized to assist in the development of robust analysis and design tools, as well as design recommendations. Reliability-based design and performance assessment methodologies are also an important field of study.

Facilities

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has a number of laboratories to support its teaching and research:

Instructional Laboratories

Engineering Geomatics

Engineering Geomatics is a field laboratory that teaches basic and advanced geomatics techniques including light detection and range (LIDAR) imaging, geo-referencing using total station and differential global positioning system (GPS) equipment, and integration of measurements with LIDAR mapping software and Google Earth. Experiments are conducted on campus

Environmental Engineering Laboratories

The Environmental Engineering Laboratories are used for the study of basic laboratory techniques for characterizing water and wastewaters. Selected experiments include measurement of biochemical oxygen demand, suspended solids, dissolved oxygen hardness, and other parameters used in water quality control.

Experimental Fracture Mechanics Laboratory

The Experimental Fracture Mechanics Laboratory is used for preparing and testing specimens using modern dynamic testing machines to develop an understanding of fracture mechanics and to become familiar with experimental techniques available to study crack tip stress fields, strain energy release rate, surface flaws, and crack growth in laboratory samples.

Hydrology Laboratory

The Hydrology Laboratory is used for studying basic surface water processes and characterizing a range of geochemical parameters. Basic experiments include measurements of suspended solids, turbidity, dissolved oxygen, sediment distributions, and other basic water quality constituents. The laboratory also includes an extensive suite of equipment for measuring surface water processes in situ, including precipitation, stage height, discharge, channel geomorphology, and other physical parameters.

Mechanical Vibrations Laboratory

The Mechanical Vibrations Laboratory is used for conducting free and forced vibration and earthquake response experiments on small model structures such as a three-story building, a portal frame, and a water intake/outlet tower for a reservoir. Two electromagnetic exciters, each with a 30-pound dynamic force rating, are available for generating steady state forced vibrations. A number of accelerometers, LVDTs (displacement transducers), and potentiometers are available for measuring the motions of the structure. A laboratory view-based computer-controlled dynamic data acquisition system, an oscilloscope, and a spectrum analyzer are used to visualize and record the motion of the model structures.

Two small electromagnetic and servohydraulic shaking tables (1.5 ft. x 1.5 ft. and 2 ft. x 4 ft.) are available to simulate the dynamic response of structures to base excitation such as earthquake ground motions.

Reinforced Concrete Laboratory

The Reinforced Concrete Laboratory is available for students to conduct monotonic and cyclic loading to verify analysis and design methods for moderate-scale reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns, and joints, which are tested to failure.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

The Soil Mechanics Laboratory is used for performing experiments to establish data required for soil classification, soil compaction, shear strength of soils, soil settlement, and consolidation characteristics of soils. In the Advanced Soil Mechanics Laboratory, students see demonstrations of cyclic soil testing techniques including triaxial and direct simple shear, and advanced data acquisition and processing.

Structural Design and Testing Laboratory

The Structural Design and Testing Laboratory is used for the design/optimization, construction, instrumentation, and testing of small-scale structural models to compare theoretical and observed behavior. Projects provide integrated design/laboratory experience involving synthesis of structural systems and procedures for measuring and analyzing response under load.

Research Laboratories

Building Earthquake Instrumentation Network

The Building Earthquake Instrumentation Network consists of more than 100 earthquake strong motion instruments in two campus buildings to measure the response of actual buildings during earthquakes. When combined with over 50 instruments placed in Century City high-rises and other nearby buildings, this network, which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the California Geological Survey’s Strong Instrumentation Motion Program, represents one of the most detailed building instrumentation networks in the world. The goal of the research conducted using the response of these buildings is to improve computer modeling methods and the ability of structural engineers to predict the performance of buildings during earthquakes.

Environmental Engineering Laboratories

The Environmental Engineering Laboratories are used for conducting water and waste-water analysis, including instrumental techniques such as GC, GC/MS, HPLC, TOC, IC, and particle counting instruments. A wide range of wet chemical analysis can be made in this facility with 6,000 square feet of laboratory space and an accompanying 4,000-square-foot rooftop facility where large pilot scale experiments can be conducted. Additionally, electron microscopy is available in another laboratory.

Recently studies have been conducted on oxygen transfer, storm water toxicity, transport of pollutants in soil, membrane fouling, removal from drinking water, and computer simulation of a variety of environmental processes.

Experimental Mechanics Laboratory

The Experimental Mechanics Laboratory supports two major activities: the Optical Metrology Laboratory and the Experimental Fracture Mechanics Laboratory.

In the Optical Metrology Laboratory , tools of modern optics are applied to engineering problems. Such techniques as holography, speckle-interferometry, Moiré analysis, and fluorescence-photo mechanics are used for obtaining displacement, stress, strain, or velocity fields in either solids or liquids. Recently, real-time video digital processors have been combined with these modern optical technical techniques, allowing direct interfacing with computer-based systems such as computer-aided testing or robotic manufacturing.

The Experimental Fracture Mechanics Laboratory is currently involved in computer-aided testing (CAT) of the fatigue fracture mechanics of ductile material. An online dedicated computer controls the experiment as well as records and manipulates data.

Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials (LC2)

Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials (LC2) research efforts are directed towards development and design of sustainable, low-carbon-dioxide-footprint materials for infrastructure construction applications. To this end, its research group develops fundamental constituent chemistry-microstructure-engineering performance descriptors of cementitious materials to correlate and unify the fundamental variables that describe the overall response of the material.

These efforts are directed toward addressing the practical needs of the wider construction community and developing “new concretes” for the next generation of infrastructure construction applications. The overall research theme aims to rationalize use of natural resources in construction, promote environmental protection, and advance the cause of ecological responsibility in the concrete construction industry.

Laboratory for the Physics of Amorphous and Inorganic Soils (PARISlab)

Laboratory for the Physics of Amorphous and Inorganic Soils (PARISlab) research focuses on improving materials of engineering and industrial relevance. Its goal is to understand composition-nano- and micro-structure property relationships in materials at a fundamental level. To this end, it uses a computational physical/material science approach supported by experiments.

In strong collaboration with the Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials (LC2), PARISlab works to establish a new paradigm in civil engineering by tackling the sustainability of infrastructure materials at different scales, from atoms to structures.

Large-Scale Structure Test Facility

The Large-Scale Structure Test Facility allows investigation of the behavior of large-scale structural components and systems subjected to gravity and earthquake loadings. The facility consists of a high-bay area with a 20 ft. x 50 ft. strong floor with anchor points at 3 ft. on center. Actuators with servohydraulic controllers are used to apply monotonic or cyclic loads. The area is serviced by two cranes. The facilities are capable of testing large-scale structural components under a variety of axial and lateral loadings.

Associated with the laboratory is an electrohydraulic universal testing machine with force capacity of 100 tons. The machine is used mainly to apply tensile and compressive loads to specimens so that the properties of the materials from which the speci-mens are made can be determined. It can also be used in fatigue-testing of small components.

Soil Mechanics Laboratory

The Soil Mechanics Laboratory is used for standard experiments and advanced research in geotechnical engineering, with equipment for static and dynamic triaxial and simple shear testing. Modem computer-controlled servo-hydraulic closed-loop system supports triaxial and simple shear devices. The system is connected to state-of-the-art data acquisition equipment. The laboratory also includes special simple shear apparatuses for small-strain static and cyclic testing and for one-dimensional or two-dimensional cyclic loading across a wide range of frequencies. A humidity room is available for storing soil samples.

Faculty Areas of Thesis Guidance

Professors

J.R. DeShazo, Ph.D. (Harvard, 1997)

Regulatory policy, institutional design, environmental economics, energy economics, electric vehicles

Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D. (Yale, 2001)

Physical and chemical environmental processes, colloidal and interfacial phenomena, environmental membrane separations, bio-adhesion and bio-fouling

Jennifer A. Jay, Ph.D. (MIT, 1999)

Aquatic chemistry, environmental microbiology

Jiann-Wen (Woody) Ju, Ph.D., P.E. (UC Berkeley, 1986)

Damage mechanics, mechanics of composite materials, computational plasticity, micromechanics, concrete modeling and durability, computational mechanics

Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Ph.D., NAE (U. Washington, 1975)

Hydrologic modeling and prediction, hydrology-climate interactions, hydrologic change

Steven A. Margulis, Ph.D. (MIT, 2002)

Surface hydrology, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, data assimilation

Ali Mosleh, Ph.D., NAE (UCLA, 1981)

Reliability engineering, physics of failure modeling and system life prediction, resilient systems design, prognostics and health monitoring, hybrid systems simulation, theories and techniques for risk and safety analysis

Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E. (Clemson, 1976)

Process development and control for water and wastewater treatment plants

Jonathan P. Stewart, Ph.D., P.E. (UC Berkeley, 1996)

Geotechnical engineering, earthquake engineering, engineering seismology

Ertugrul Taciroglu, Ph.D. (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1998)

Computational structural and solid mechanics, constitutive modeling of materials, structural health monitoring, performance-based earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction

Mladen Vucetic, Ph.D. (Rensselaer, 1986)

Geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, experimental studies of static and cyclic soil properties

John W. Wallace, Ph.D., P.E. (UC Berkeley, 1988)

Earthquake engineering, design methodologies, seismic evaluation and retrofit, large-scale testing laboratory and field testing

William W-G. Yeh, Ph.D., NAE (Stanford, 1967)

Hydrology and optimization of water resources systems

Professors Emeriti

Stanley B. Dong, Ph.D., P.E. (UC Berkeley, 1962)

Structural mechanics, structural dynamics, finite element methods, numerical methods and mechanics of composite materials

Lewis P. Felton, Ph.D. (Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1964)

Structural analysis, structural mechanics, automated optimum structural design, including reliability-based design

Michael E. Fourney, Ph.D., P.E. (Caltech, 1963)

Experimental mechanics, special emphasis on application of modern optical techniques

Gary C. Hart, Ph.D., P.E. (Stanford, 1968)

Structural engineering analysis and design of buildings for earthquake and wind loads, structural dynamics, and uncertainty and risk analysis of structures

Poul V. Lade, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 1972)

Soil mechanics, stress-strain and strength characteristics of soils, deformation and stability analyses of foundation engineering problems

Richard L. Perrine, Ph.D. (Stanford, 1953)

Resource and environmental problems—chemical, petroleum, or hydrological, physics of flow through porous media, transport phenomena, kinetics

Moshe F. Rubinstein, Ph.D. (UCLA, 1961)

Systems analysis and design, problem-solving and decision-making models

Lucien A. Schmit, Jr., M.S. (MIT, 1950)

Structural mechanics, optimization, automated design methods for structural systems and components, application of finite element analysis techniques and mathematical programming algorithms in structural design, analysis and synthesis methods for fiber composite structural components

Lawrence G. Selna, Ph.D., S.E. (UC Berkeley, 1967)

Reinforced concrete, earthquake engineering

Keith D. Stolzenbach, Ph.D., P.E. (MIT, 1971)

Environmental fluid mechanics, fate and transport of pollutants, dynamics of particles

Associate Professors

Scott J. Brandenberg, Ph.D., P.E. (UC Davis, 2005)

Geotechnical earthquake engineering, soil-structure interaction, liquefaction, data acquisition and processing, numerical analysis

Mekonnen Gebremichael, Ph.D. (U. Iowa, 2004)

Remote sensing of hydrology, watershed hydrologic modeling, hydrometeorology, stochastic processes and scaling

Shaily Mahendra, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2007)

Environmental microbiology, biodegradation of groundwater contaminants, microbial-nanomaterial interactions, nanotoxicology, applications of molecular biological and isotopic tools in environmental engineering

Gaurav Sant, Ph.D. (Purdue, 2009)

Cementitious materials and porous media with focus on chemistry-structure-property relationships and interfacial thermodynamics of materials

Jian Zhang, Ph.D. (UC Berkeley, 2002)

Earthquake engineering, structural dynamics and mechanics, seismic protective devices and strategies, soil-structure interaction, and bridge engineering

Assistant Professors

Mathieu Bauchy, Ph.D. (U. Pierre et Marie Curie, France, 2012)

Development of high-performance and sustainable glasses and cementitious materials for infrastructure and handled devices applications; multi-scale simulations of materials

Henry V. Burton, Ph.D., S.E. (Stanford, 2014)

Performance-based earthquake engineering, seismic design, evaluation and retrofit, en-hanced seismic performance systems, building community resilience

Timu W. Gallien, Ph.D. (UC Irvine, 2012)

Urban coastal flood prediction, wave runup and overstopping, coastal hazards, sea level rise, flood control infrastructure and mitigation methods, nearshore remote sensing and observation

Sanjay Mohanty, Ph.D. (U. Colorado Boulder, 2011)

Effect of water change on water quality and quantity; sustainable urban development at the water-energy nexus; transport of contaminants and colloids in the subsurface and groundwater; stormwater capture, treatment, and re-use; bioremediation

Adjunct Professors

Robert E. Kayen, Ph.D., P.E. (UC Berkeley, 1993)

Geomatics and terrestrial laser-topographic modeling, geotechnical earthquake engineering, engineering geology, applied geophysics

Michael J. McGuire, Ph.D., P.E., NAE (Drexel, 1977)

Control of trace organics in water treatment including activated carbon

George Mylonakis, Ph.D., P.E. (SUNY Buffalo, 2005)

Soil mechanics and dynamics, earthquake engineering, geomechanics, stress wave propagation, foundation engineering

Thomas Sabol, Ph.D., S.E. (UCLA, 1985)

Seismic performance and structural design issues for steel and concrete seismic force resisting systems; application of probabilistic methods to earthquake damage quantification

Adjunct Associate Professors

Donald R. Kendall, Ph.D., P.E. (UCLA, 1989)

Hydraulics, groundwater hydrology, advanced engineering economics, stochastic processes

Issam Najm, Ph.D., P.E. (U. Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1990)

Water chemistry; physical and chemical processes in drinking water treatment

Daniel E. Pradel, Ph.D., G.E. (U. Tokyo, Japan, 1987)

Soil mechanics and foundation engineering

Lower Division Courses

1. Civil Engineering and Infrastructure. (2)

Lecture, two hours; outside study, four hours. Examples of infrastructure, its importance, and manner by which it is designed and constructed. Role of civil engineers in infrastructure development and preservation. P/NP grading. Mr. Stewart (F)

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1)

Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

M20. Introduction to Computer Programming with MATLAB. (4)

(Same as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M20.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours; laboratory, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: Mathematics 33A. Fundamentals of computer programming taught in context of MATLAB computing environment. Basic data types and control structures. Input/output. Functions. Data visualization. MATLAB-based data structures. Development of efficient codes. Introduction to object-oriented programming. Examples and exercises from engineering, mathematics, and physical sciences. Letter grading. Mr. Eldredge, Mr. Taciroglu (F,W,Sp)

58SL. Climate Change, Water Quality, and Ecosystem Functioning. (5)

Lecture, four hours; service learning, two hours; outside study, nine hours. Science related to climate change, water quality, and ecosystem health. Topics include carbon and nutrient cycling, hydrologic cycle, ecosystem structure and services, biodiversity, basic aquatic chemistry, and impacts of climate change on ecosystem functioning and water quality. Participation in series of science education projects to elementary or middle school audience. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

85. Professional Practice Issues in Structural Engineering. (2)

Seminar, two hours; outside study, four hours. Introduction to issues of professional practice in structural engineering. Content and organization of model building codes and material-specific reference standards. Interpretation of architectural and structural design drawings and specifications. Material-independent structural calculations such as tributary area, multistory column loads, and estimation of simple seismic and wind loads. P/NP grading. Mr. Sabol, Mr. Wallace (Not offered 2016-17)

97. Variable Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (2 to 4)

Seminar, two hours. Current topics and research methods in civil and environmental engineering. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2)

Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

Upper Division Courses

101. Statics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: Mathematics 31A, 31B, Physics 1A. Newtonian mechanics, vector representation, and resultant forces and moments. Free-body diagrams and equilibrium, internal loads and equilibrium in trusses, frames, and beams. Planar and nonplanar systems, distributed forces, determinate and indeterminate force systems, shear and moment diagrams, and axial force diagrams. Letter grading. Mr. Sant (F)

102. Dynamics of Particles and Bodies. (2)

Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, two hours. Enforced requisites: course 101, Physics 1B. Introduction to fundamentals of dynamics of single particles, system of particles, and rigid bodies. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of particles, work and energy, impulse and momentum, multiparticles systems, kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies in two- and three-dimensional motions. Letter grading. Mr. Bauchy (W)

103. Applied Numerical Computing and Modeling in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: course M20 (or Computer Science 31), Mathematics 33B or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 82 (either may be taken concurrently). Introduction to numerical computing with specific applications in civil and environmental engineering. Topics include error and computer arithmetic, root finding, curve fitting, numerical integration and differentiation, solution of systems of linear and nonlinear equations, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis, Mr. Taciroglu (Sp)

C104. Structure, Processing, and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: course 101, Chemistry 20A, 20B, Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32B, Physics 1A, 1B, 1C. Corequisite: course 108. Discussion of aspects of cement and concrete materials, including manufacture of cement and production of concrete. Aspects of cement composition and basic chemical reactions, microstructure, properties of plastic and hardened concrete, chemical admixtures, and quality control and acceptance testing. Development and testing of fundamentals for complete understanding of overall response of all civil engineering materials. By end of term, successful utilization of fundamental materials science concepts to understand, explain, analyze, and describe engineering performance of civil engineering materials. Concurrently scheduled with course C204. Letter grading. Mr. Sant (W)

C105. Structure and Properties of Amorphous Civil Engineering Materials. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: course 101, Chemistry 20A, 20B, Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32B, Physics 1A, 1B, 1C. Corequisite: course 108. Nature and properties of amorphous civil engineering materials in fields of infrastructure and technology. Special attention to composition-structure-properties relationships and design and selection with respect to targeted civil engineering applications. Concurrently scheduled with course C205. Letter grading. Mr. Bauchy (Sp)

108. Introduction to Mechanics of Deformable Solids. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: course 101, Mathematics 32B, Physics 1A. Review of equilibrium principles; forces and moments transmitted by slender members. Concepts of stress and strain. Stress-strain relations with focus on linear elasticity. Transformation of stress and strain. Deformations and stresses caused by tension, compression, bending, shear, and torsion of slender members. Structural applications to trusses, beams, shafts, and columns. Introduction to virtual work principle. Letter grading. Mr. Bauchy, Ms. Zhang (W,Sp)

110. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled); outside study, seven hours. Requisites: Mathematics 32A, 33A. Recommended: course M20. Introduction to fundamental concepts and applications of probability and statistics in civil engineering, with focus on how these concepts are used in experimental design and sampling, data analysis, risk and reliability analysis, and project design under uncertainty. Topics include basic probability concepts, random variables and analytical probability distributions, functions of random variables, estimating parameters from observational data, regression, hypothesis testing, and Bayesian concepts. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Sp)

120. Principles of Soil Mechanics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 108. Soil as foundation for structures and as material of construction. Soil formation, classification, physical and mechanical properties, soil compaction, earth pressures, consolidation, and shear strength. Letter grading. Mr. Vucetic (F)

121. Design of Foundations and Earth Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion , two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 120. Design methods for foundations and earth structures. Site investigation, including evaluation of soil properties for design. Design of footings and piles, including stability and settlement calculations. Design of slopes and earth retaining structures. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart (W)

123. Advanced Geotechnical Design. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 121. Analysis and design of earth dams, including seepage, piping, and slope stability analyses. Case history studies involving landslides, settlement, and expansive soil problems, and design of repair methodologies for those problems. Within context of above technical problems, emphasis on preparation of professional engineering documents such as proposals, work acknowledgements, figures, plans, and reports. Letter grading. Mr. Brandenberg (Sp)

125. Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 135A. Overview of engineering seismology, including plate tectonics, faults, wave propagation, and earthquake strong ground motion. Development and selection of design ground motions using both probabilistic seismic hazard analysis and code-based methods. Overview of seismic design regulation and California PE examination’s seismic component. Code-based seismic design for new buildings using current International Building Code seismic code provisions. Overview of seismic design of bridges, dams, and other non-building structures. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart (Sp)

128L. Soil Mechanics Laboratory. (4)

Lecture, one hour; laboratory, eight hours; outside study, three hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 120. Laboratory experiments to be performed by students to obtain soil parameters required for assigned design problems. Soil classification, grain size distribution, Atterberg limits, specific gravity, compaction, expansion index, consolidation, shear strength determination. Design problems, laboratory report writing. Letter grading. Mr. Vucetic (W,Sp)

129L. Engineering Geomatics. (4)

(Formerly numbered 129.) Lecture, two hours; recitation, two hours; laboratory, four hours; outside study, four hours. Collection, processing, and analysis of geospatial data. Ellipsoid and geoid models of shape of Earth. Sea level, height, and geopotential surfaces. Elements and usage of topographic data and maps. Advanced global positioning systems (GPS) for high-precision mapping. Advanced laser-based light detection and ranging (LIDAR) mapping. Quantitative terrain analysis and change detection. Hydrogeomatics: seafloor mapping. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart (F)

130. Elementary Structural Mechanics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 108. Analysis of stress and strain, phenomenological material behavior, extension, bending, and transverse shear stresses in beams with general cross-sections, shear center, deflection of beams, torsion of beams, warping, column instability and failure. Letter grading. Mr. Ju (Sp)

130L. Experimental Structural Mechanics. (4)

Lecture, two hours; laboratory, six hours; outside study, four hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 130. Lectures and laboratory experiments in various structural mechanics testing of metals, plastics, and concrete. Direct tension. Direct compression. Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation. Elastic buckling of columns. Fracture mechanics testing and fracture toughness. Splitting and flexural tension. Elastic, plastic, and fracture behavior. ASTM, RILEM, and USBR. Cyclic loading. Microstructures of concrete. Size effects. Letter grading. Mr. Ju (W)

135A. Elementary Structural Analysis. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: courses M20 (or Computer Science 31), 108. Introduction to structural analysis; classification of structural elements; analysis of statically determinate trusses, beams, and frames; deflections in elementary structures; virtual work; analysis of indeterminate structures using force method; introduction to displacement method and energy concepts. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu, Mr. Wallace (F)

135B. Intermediate Structural Analysis. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 135A. Analysis of truss and frame structures using matrix methods; matrix force methods; matrix displacement method; analysis concepts based on theorem of virtual work; moment distribution. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu, Mr. Wallace (W)

M135C. Introduction to Finite Element Methods. (4)

(Same as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M168.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour; outside study, seven hours. Requisite: course 130 or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 156A or 166A. Introduction to basic concepts of finite element methods (FEM) and applications to structural and solid mechanics and heat transfer. Direct matrix structural analysis; weighted residual, least squares, and Ritz approximation methods; shape functions; convergence properties; isoparametric formulation of multidimensional heat flow and elasticity; numerical integration. Practical use of FEM software; geometric and analytical modeling; preprocessing and postprocessing techniques; term projects with computers. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu (Sp)

135L. Structural Design and Testing Laboratory. (4)

Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: courses M20, 135A. Limited enrollment. Computer-aided optimum design, construction, instrumentation, and test of small-scale model structure. Use of computer-based data acquisition and interpretation systems for comparison of experimental and theoretically predicted behavior. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (F,Sp)

C137. Elementary Structural Dynamics. (4)

(Formerly numbered 137.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 135B. Basic structural dynamics course for civil engineering students. Elastic free and forced vibrations of single degree of freedom systems, introduction to response history and response spectrum analysis approaches for single and multidegree of freedom systems. Axial, bending, and torsional vibration of beams. Concurrently scheduled with course C239. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu (F)

137L. Structural Dynamics Laboratory. (4)

Lecture, two hours; laboratory, six hours; outside study, four hours. Requisite or corequisite: course 137. Calibration of instrumentation for dynamic measurements. Determination of natural frequencies and damping factors from free vibrations. Determination of natural frequencies, mode shapes, and damping factors from forced vibrations. Dynamic similitude. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Not offered 2016-17)

140L. Structural Components and Systems Testing Laboratory. (4)

Lecture, two hours; laboratory, six hours; outside study, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 142. Comparison of experimental results with analytical results and code requirements to assess accuracies and limitations of calculation procedures used in structural design. Tests include quasi-static tests of structural elements (beams, columns) and systems (slab-column, beam-column) and dynamic tests of simple building systems. Quasi-static tests focus on assessment of element or subsystem stiffness, strength, and deformation capacity, whereas dynamic tests focus on assessment of periods, mode shapes, and damping. Development of communication skills through preparation of laboratory reports and oral presentations. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Sp)

141. Steel Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 135A. Introduction to building codes. Fundamentals of load and resistance factor design of steel elements. Design of tension and compression members. Design of beams and beam columns. Simple connection design. Introduction to computer modeling methods and design process. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (F)

142. Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 135A. Beams, columns, and slabs in reinforced concrete structures. Properties of reinforced concrete materials. Design of beams and slabs for flexure, shear, anchorage of reinforcement, and deflection. Design of columns for axial force, bending, and shear. Ultimate strength design methods. Letter grading. Ms. Zhang (W)

142L. Reinforced Concrete Structural Laboratory. (4)

Lecture, two hours; laboratory, six hours; outside study, four hours. Requisites: courses 135B, 142. Limited enrollment. Design considerations used for reinforced concrete beams, columns, slabs, and joints evaluated using analysis and experiments. Links between theory, building codes, and experimental results. Students demonstrate accuracies and limitations of calculation procedures used in design of reinforced concrete structures. Development of skills for written and oral presentations. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Not offered 2016-17)

143. Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 135A, 142. Equivalent loads and allowable flexural stresses in determinate and indeterminate systems. Flexural and shear strength design, including secondary effects in indeterminate systems. Design of indeterminate post-tensioned beam using both hand calculations and commercially available computer program. Discussion of external post-tensioning, one- and two-way slab systems. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Sp)

144. Structural Systems Design. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 141 or 142. Design course for civil engineering students, with focus on design and performance of complete building structural systems. International Building Code (IBC) and ASCE 7 dead, live, wind, and earthquake loads. Design of reinforced concrete and structural steel buildings. Computer modeling, analysis, and performance assessment of buildings. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Sp)

147. Design and Construction of Tall Buildings. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 135B, 141. Role of structural engineer, architect, and other design professions in design process. Development of architectural design of tall buildings. Influence of building code, zoning, and finance. Advantages and limitations of different structural systems. Development of structural system design and computer model for architectural design. Letter grading. Mr. Sabol, Mr. Wallace (W)

150. Introduction to Hydrology. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: course M20 (or Computer Science 31), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103. Study of hydrologic cycle and relevant atmospheric processes, water and energy balance, radiation, precipitation formation, infiltration, evaporation, vegetation transpiration, groundwater flow, storm runoff, and flood processes. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis (F)

151. Introduction to Water Resources Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: course 150, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103. Recommended: courses 103, 110. Principles of hydraulics, flow of water in open channels and pressure conduits, reservoirs and dams, hydraulic machinery, hydroelectric power. Introduction to system analysis and design applied to water resources engineering. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis (W)

152. Hydraulic and Hydrologic Design. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: courses 150, 151. Analysis and design of hydraulic and hydrologic systems, including stormwater management systems, potable and recycled water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and constructed wetlands. Emphasis on practical design components, including reading/interpreting professional drawings and documents, environmental impact reports, permitting, agency coordination, and engineering ethics. Project-based course includes analysis of alternative designs, use of engineering economics, and preparation of written engineering reports. Letter grading. Mr. Kendall (Sp)

153. Introduction to Environmental Engineering Science. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled); outside study, seven hours. Recommended requisite: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103. Water, air, and soil pollution: sources, transformations, effects, and processes for removal of contaminants. Water quality, water and wastewater treatment, waste disposal, air pollution, global environmental problems. Field trip. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (F)

154. Chemical Fate and Transport in Aquatic Environments. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Recommended requisite: course 153. Fundamental physical, chemical, and biological principles governing movement and fate of chemicals in surface waters and groundwater. Topics include physical transport in various aquatic environments, air-water exchange, acid-base equilibria, oxidation-reduction chemistry, chemical sorption, biodegradation, and bioaccumulation. Practical quantitative problems solved considering both reaction and transport of chemicals in environment. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (W)

155. Unit Operations and Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 153. Biological, chemical, and physical methods used to modify water quality. Fundamentals of phenomena governing design of engineered systems for water and wastewater treatment systems. Field trip. Letter grading. Mr. Hoek (F)

156A. Environmental Chemistry Laboratory. (4)

Lecture, four hours; laboratory, four hours; outside study, four hours. Requisites: course 153 (may be taken concurrently), Chemistry 20A, 20B. Basic laboratory techniques in analytical chemistry related to water and wastewater analysis. Selected experiments include gravimetric analysis, titrimetry spectrophotometry, redox systems, pH and electrical conductivity. Concepts to be applied to analysis of real water samples in course 156B. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (F,Sp)

156B. Environmental Engineering Unit Operations and Processes Laboratory. (4)

Laboratory, six hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, four hours. Requisites: Chemistry 20A, 20B. Characterization and analysis of typical natural waters and wastewaters for inorganic and organic constituents. Selected experiments include analysis of solids, nitrogen species, oxygen demand, and chlorine residual, that are used in unit operation experiments that include reactor dynamics, aeration, gas stripping, coagulation/flocculation, and membrane separation. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (W)

157A. Hydrologic Modeling. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisite: course 150 or 151. Introduction to hydrologic modeling. Topics selected from areas of (1) open-channel flow, including one-dimensional steady flow and unsteady flow, (2) pipe flow and water distribution systems, (3) rainfall-runoff modeling, and (4) groundwater flow and contaminant transport modeling, with focus on use of industry and/or research standard models with locally relevant applications. Letter grading. Mr. Yeh (F)

157B. Design of Water Treatment Plants. (4)

Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours; laboratory, four hours; outside study, four hours. Requisite: course 155. Water quality standards and regulations, overview of water treatment plants, design of unit operations, predesign of water treatment plants, hydraulics of plants, process control, and cost estimation. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (W)

157C. Design of Wastewater Treatment Plants. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 155. Process design of wastewater treatment plants, including primary and secondary treatment, detailed design review of existing plants, process control, and economics. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (Not offered 2016-17)

157L. Hydrologic Analysis. (4)

Lecture, two hours; laboratory, four hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 150. Collection, compilation, and interpretation of data for quantification of components of hydrologic cycle, including precipitation, evaporation, infiltration, and runoff. Use of hydrologic variables and parameters for development, construction, and application of analytical models for selected problems in hydrology and water resources. Letter grading. Mr. Gebremichael (W)

157M. Hydrology of Mountain Watersheds. (4)

Lecture, one hour; fieldwork, four hours; laboratory, three hours; outside study, four hours; one field trip. Requisite: course 150 or 157L. Advanced field- and laboratory-based course with focus on study of hydrologic and geochemical processes in snow-dominated and mountainous regions. Students measure and quantify snowpack properties, snowmelt, discharge, evaporation, infiltration, soil properties, and local meteorology, as well as investigate geochemical properties of surface and groundwater systems. Exploration of rating curves, stream classification, and flooding potential. Extended field trip required. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis (Not offered 2016-17)

163. Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: course 153, Chemistry 20A, 20B, Mathematics 31A, 31B, Physics 1A, 1B. Description of processes affecting chemical composition of troposphere: air pollutant concentrations/standards, urban and regional ozone, aerosol pollution, formation/deposition of acid precipitation, fate of anthropogenic/toxic/natural organic and inorganic compounds, selected global chemical cycle(s). Control technologies. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

164. Hazardous Waste Site Investigation and Remediation. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 150, 153, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103. Overview of hazardous waste types and potential sources. Techniques in measuring and modeling subsurface flow and contaminant transport in subsurface. Design project illustrating remedial investigation and feasibility study. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

M165. Environmental Nanotechnology: Implications and Applications. (4)

(Same as Engineering M103.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Recommended requisite: Engineering M101. Introduction to potential implications of nanotechnology to environmental systems as well as potential application of nanotechnology to environmental protection. Technical contents include three multidisciplinary areas: (1) physical, chemical, and biological properties of nanomaterials, (2) transport, reactivity, and toxicity of nanoscale materials in natural environmental systems, and (3) use of nanotechnology for energy and water production, plus environmental protection, monitoring, and remediation. Letter grading. Ms. Mahendra (Sp)

M166. Environmental Microbiology. (4)

(Same as Environmental Health Sciences M166.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Recommended requisite: course 153. Microbial cell and its metabolic capabilities, microbial genetics and its potentials, growth of microbes and kinetics of growth, microbial ecology and diversity, microbiology of wastewater treatment, probing of microbes, public health microbiology, pathogen control. Letter grading. Ms. Mahendra (W)

M166L. Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Laboratory. (1)

(Same as Environmental Health Sciences M166L.) Laboratory, two hours; outside study, two hours. Corequisite: course M166. General laboratory practice within environmental microbiology, sampling of environmental samples, classical and modern molecular techniques for enumeration of microbes from environmental samples, techniques for determination of microbial activity in environmental samples, laboratory setups for studying environmental biotechnology. Letter grading. Ms. Mahendra (Not offered 2016-17)

180. Introduction to Transportation Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. General characteristics of transportation systems, including streets and highways, rail, transit, air, and water. Capacity considerations including time-space diagrams and queueing. Components of transportation system design, including horizontal and vertical alignment, cross sections, earthwork, drainage, and pavements. Letter grading. Mr. Brandenberg (Sp)

181. Traffic Engineering Systems: Operations and Control. (4)

Lecture, four hours; fieldwork/laboratory, two hours; outside study, six hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Applications of traffic flow theories; data collection and analyses; intersection capacity analyses; simulation models; traffic signal design; signal timing design, implementation, and performance evaluation; Intelligent Transportation Systems concept, architecture, and integration. Letter grading. Mr. Brandenberg (F)

C182. Rigid and Flexible Pavements: Design, Materials, and Serviceability. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Recommended requisites: courses C104, 108, 120, Materials Science 104. Correlation, analysis, and metrication of aspects of pavement design, including materials selection and traffic loading and volume. Special attention to aspects of pavement distress/serviceability and factoring of these into metrics of pavement performance. Discussion of potential choices of pavement materials (i.e., asphalt and concrete) and their specific strengths and weaknesses in paving applications. Unification and correlation of different variables that influence pavement performance and highlight their relevance in pavement design. Concurrently scheduled with course C282. Letter grading. Mr. Sant (Not offered 2016-17)

188. Special Courses in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (2 to 6)

Lecture, to be arranged; outside study, to be arranged. Special topics in civil engineering for undergraduate students taught on experimental or temporary basis, such as those taught by resident and visiting faculty members. May be repeated once for credit with topic or instructor change. Letter grading. (W)

192. Undergraduate Practicum in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (4)

Laboratory, four hours; activity, four hours; outside study, four hours. Preparation: completion of high school-focused California Teach course or engineering major with approved coherent proposal directed at secondary school teaching career. Development of pedagogical assignments. Students assist with relevant readings and discussions from pedagogical literature, experimentation with existing and new laboratory procedures and equipment, mini-lectures and demonstrations to enrolled course students, and implementation of innovative curriculum during laboratory sessions. Students gain experience in relevant laboratory-based engineering courses and obtain hands-on course development experience under guidance of faculty members. Letter grading.

194. Research Group Seminars: Civil and Environmental Engineering. (2 to 8)

Seminar, two to eight hours; outside study, four to 16 hours. Designed for undergraduate students who are part of research group. Discussion of research methods and current literature in field or of research of faculty members or students. May be repeated for credit. Letter grading.

199. Directed Research in Civil and Environmental Engineering. (2 to 8)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit with school approval. Individual contract required; enrollment petitions available in Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Letter grading.

Graduate Courses

200. Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar. (2)

(Formerly numbered 249 and 259A.) Seminar, four hours; outside study, two hours. Various topics in civil and environmental engineering that may include earthquake engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, hydrology and water resources engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, and structural mechanics. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading. (F,W,Sp)

C204. Structure, Processing, and Properties of Civil Engineering Materials. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Discussion of aspects of cement and concrete materials, including manufacture of cement and production of concrete. Aspects of cement composition and basic chemical reactions, microstructure, properties of plastic and hardened concrete, chemical admixtures, and quality control and acceptance testing. Development and testing of fundamentals for complete understanding of overall response of all civil engineering materials. By end of term, successful utilization of fundamental materials science concepts to understand, explain, analyze, and describe engineering performance of civil engineering materials. Concurrently scheduled with course C104. Letter grading. Mr. Sant (W)

C205. Structure and Properties of Amorphous Civil Engineering Materials. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: course 101, Chemistry 20A, 20B, Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32B, Physics 1A, 1B, 1C. Corequisite: course 108. Nature and properties of amorphous civil engineering materials in fields of infrastructure and technology. Special attention to composition-structure-properties relationships and design and selection with respect to targeted civil engineering applications. Concurrently scheduled with course C105. Letter grading. Mr. Bauchy (Sp)

206. Modeling and Simulation of Civil Engineering Materials. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: Chemistry 20A, 20B, Mathematics 31A, 31B, 32B, Physics 1A, 1B, 1C. Fundamental examination of modeling and numerical simulations for civil engineering materials, with focus on practical examples and applications so students can independently run simulations at scale relevant to targeted problems. Letter grading. Mr. Bauchy (F)

220. Advanced Soil Mechanics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 120. State of stress. Consolidation and settlement analysis. Shear strength of granular and cohesive soils. In situ and laboratory methods for soil property evaluation. Letter grading. Mr. Brandenberg (F)

221. Advanced Foundation Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 121, 220. Stress distribution. Bearing capacity and settlement of shallow foundations, including spread footings and mats. Performance of driven pile and drilled shaft foundations under vertical and lateral loading. Construction considerations. Letter grading. Mr. Brandenberg (W)

222. Introduction to Soil Dynamics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 120. Review of engineering problems involving soil dynamics. Fundamentals of theoretical soil dynamics: response of sliding block-on-plane to cyclic earthquake loads, application of theories of single degree-of-freedom (DOF) system, multiple DOF system and one-dimensional wave propagation. Fundamentals of cyclic soil behavior: stress-strain-pore water pressure behavior, shear moduli and damping, cyclic settlement and concept of volumetric cyclic threshold shear strain. Introduction to modeling of cyclic soil behavior. Letter grading. Mr. Vucetic (Not offered 2016-17)

223. Slope Stability and Earth Retention Systems. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 120, 121, 220. Basic concepts of stability of earth slopes, including shear strength, design charts, limit equilibrium analysis, seepage analysis, staged construction, and rapid drawdown. Theory of earth pressures behind retaining structures, with special application to design of retaining walls, sheet piles, mechanically stabilized earth, soil nails, and anchored and braced excavation. Letter grading. Mr. Brandenberg (Sp)

224. Advanced Cyclic and Monotonic Soil Behavior. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 120. In-depth study of soil behavior under cyclic and monotonic loads. Relationships between stress, strain, pore water pressure, and volume change in range of very small and large strains. Concept of normalized static and cyclic soil behavior. Cyclic degradation and liquefaction of saturated soils. Cyclic settlement of partially saturated and dry soils. Concept of volumetric cyclic threshold shear strain. Factors affecting shear moduli and damping during cyclic loading. Postcyclic behavior under monotonic loads. Critical review of laboratory, field, and modeling testing techniques. Letter grading. Mr. Vucetic (F)

225. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 220, 245 (may be taken concurrently). Analysis of earthquake-induced ground failure, including soil liquefaction, cyclic softening of clays, seismic compression, surface fault rupture, and seismic slope stability. Ground response effects on earthquake ground motions. Soil-structure interaction, including inertial and kinematic interaction and foundation deformations under seismic loading. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart (Sp)

226. Geoenvironmental Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 120. Field of geoenvironmental engineering involves application of geotechnical principles to environmental problems. Topics include environmental regulations, waste characterization, geosynthetics, solid waste landfills, subsurface barrier walls, and disposal of high water content materials. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vucetic (Sp)

227. Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 220. Introduction to basic concepts of computer modeling of soils using finite element method, and to constitutive modeling based on elasticity and plasticity theories. Special emphasis on numerical applications and identification of modeling concerns such as instability, bifurcation, nonexistence, and nonuniqueness of solutions. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart, Mr. Vucetic (Not offered 2016-17)

228. Engineering Geology: Geologic Principles for Engineers. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 120. Engineering geology involves interpretation, evaluation, analysis, and application of geologic information and data to civil works. Topics include geologic characterization and classification of soil and rock units. Relationships developed between landforms, active, past, and ancient geologic processes, ground and surface water, and properties of soil and rock. Landform changes occur in response to dynamic processes, including changes in climate, slope formation, fluvial (river) dynamics, coastal dynamics, and deep-seated processes like volcanism, seismicity, and tectonics. Evaluation and analysis of effects of geologic processes to predict their potential effect on land use, development, public health, and public safety. Letter grading. Mr. Kayen (W)

M230A. Linear Elasticity. (4)

(Same as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M256A.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 156A or 166A. Linear elastostatics. Cartesian tensors; infinitesimal strain tensor; Cauchy stress tensor; strain energy; equilibrium equations; linear constitutive relations; plane elastostatic problems, holes, corners, inclusions, cracks; three-dimensional problems of Kelvin, Boussinesq, and Cerruti. Introduction to boundary integral equation method. Letter grading. Mr. Ju, Mr. Mal (F)

M230B. Nonlinear Elasticity. (4)

(Same as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M256B.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course M230A. Kinematics of deformation, material and spatial coordinates, deformation gradient tensor, nonlinear and linear strain tensors, strain displacement relations; balance laws, Cauchy and Piola stresses, Cauchy equations of motion, balance of energy, stored energy; constitutive relations, elasticity, hyperelasticity, thermoelasticity; linearization of field equations; solution of selected problems. Letter grading. Mr. Ju, Mr. Mal (W)

M230C. Plasticity. (4)

(Same as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M256C.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses M230A, M230B. Classical rate-independent plasticity theory, yield functions, flow rules and thermodynamics. Classical rate-dependent viscoplasticity, Perzyna and Duvant/Lions types of viscoplasticity. Thermoplasticity and creep. Return mapping algorithms for plasticity and viscoplasticity. Finite element implementations. Letter grading. Mr. Ju, Mr. Mal (Sp)

232. Theory of Plates and Shells. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 130. Small and large deformation theories of thin plates; energy methods; free vibrations; membrane theory of shells; axisymmetric deformations of cylindrical and spherical shells, including bending. Letter grading. Ms. Zhang (F)

233. Mechanics of Composite Material Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses M230B, 232. Elastic, anisotropic stress-strain-temperature relations. Analysis of prismatic beams by three-dimensional elasticity. Analysis of laminated anisotropic plates and shells based on classical and first-order shear deformation theories. Elastodynamic behavior of laminated plates and cylinders. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu (Not offered 2016-17)

234. Advanced Topics in Structural Mechanics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Limited to graduate engineering students. Current topics in composite materials, computational methods, finite element analysis, structural synthesis, nonlinear mechanics, and structural mechanics in general. Topics may vary from term to term. Letter grading. Mr. Ju (Not offered 2016-17)

235A. Advanced Structural Analysis. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 135A. Recommended: course 135B. Review of matrix force and displacement methods of structural analysis; virtual work theorem, virtual forces, and displacements; theorems on stationary value of total and complementary potential energy, minimum total potential energy, Maxwell/Betti theorems, effects of approximations, introduction to finite element analysis. Letter grading. Mr. Burton (F)

235B. Finite Element Analysis of Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 130, 235A. Direct energy formulations for deformable systems; solution methods for linear equations; analysis of structural systems with one-dimensional elements; introduction to variational calculus; discrete element displacement, force, and mixed methods for membrane, plate, shell structures; instability effects. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu (W)

235C. Nonlinear Structural Analysis. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 235B. Classification of nonlinear effects; material nonlinearities; conservative, nonconservative material behavior; geometric nonlinearities, Lagrangian, Eulerian description of motion; finite element methods in geometrically nonlinear problems; postbuckling behavior of structures; solution of nonlinear equations; incremental, iterative, programming methods. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu (Not offered 2016-17)

236. Stability of Structures I. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 130 or 135B. Elastic buckling of bars. Different approaches to stability problems. Inelastic buckling of columns and beam columns. Columns and beam columns with linear, nonlinear creep. Combined torsional and flexural buckling of columns. Buckling of plates. Letter grading. Mr. Ju (Not offered 2016-17)

M237A. Dynamics of Structures. (4)

(Same as Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M269A.) Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 137. Principles of dynamics. Determination of normal modes and frequencies by differential and integral equation solutions. Transient and steady state response. Emphasis on derivation and solution of governing equations using matrix formulation. Letter grading. Mr. Bendiksen, Mr. Ju, Mr. Taciroglu (W)

238. Computational Solid Mechanics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 235B. Advanced finite element and meshfree methods for computational solid mechanics. Stability and consistency in temporal discretization of parabolic and hyperbolic systems. Analysis of numerical dissipation and dispersion. Multifield variational principles for constrained problems. Meshfree methods: approximation theories, Galerkin meshfree methods, collocation meshfree methods, imposition of boundary conditions, domain integration, stability. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Not offered 2016-17)

C239. Elementary Structural Dynamics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Recommended requisite: course 135B. Basic structural dynamics course for civil engineering students. Elastic free and forced vibrations of single degree of freedom systems, introduction to response history and response spectrum analysis approaches for single and multidegree of freedom systems. Axial, bending, and torsional vibration of beams. Concurrently scheduled with course C137. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu (F)

241. Advanced Steel Structures. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses C137, 141, 235A. Performance characterization of steel structures for static and earthquake loads. Behavior state analysis and building code provisions for special moment resisting, braced, and eccentric braced frames. Composite steel-concrete structures. Letter grading. Mr. Sabol, Mr. Wallace (Sp)

242. Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 142. Design of building and other structural systems for vertical and lateral loads. Earthquake forces. Ductility in elements and systems. Columns: secondary effects and biaxial bending. Slabs: code and analysis methods. Footings, shear walls, diaphragms, chords, and collectors. Detailing for ductile behavior. Retrofitting. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Not offered 2016-17)

243A. Behavior and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 142. Advanced topics on design of reinforced concrete structures, including stress-strain relationships for plain and confined concrete, moment-curvature analysis of sections, and design for shear. Design of slender and low-rise walls, as well as design of beam-column joints. Introduction to displacement-based design and applications of strut-and-tie models. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (F)

243B. Response and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structural Systems. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 243A, 246. Information on response and behavior of reinforced concrete buildings to earthquake ground motions. Topics include use of elastic and inelastic response spectra, role of strength, stiffness, and ductility in design, use of prescriptive versus performance-based design methodologies, and application of elastic and inelastic analysis techniques for new and existing construction. Letter grading. Mr. Wallace (Sp)

244. Structural Reliability. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Introduction to concepts and applications of structural reliability. Topics include computing first- and second-order estimates of failure probabilities of engineered systems, computing sensitivities of failure probabilities to assumed parameter values, measuring relative importance of random variables associated with systems, identifying relative advantages and disadvantages of various analytical reliability methods, using reliability tools to calibrate simplified building codes, and performing reliability calculations related to performance-based engineering. Letter grading. Mr. Burton (W)

245. Earthquake Ground Motion Characterization. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Corequisite: course C137 or 246. Earthquake fundamentals, including plate tectonics, fault types, seismic waves, and magnitude scales. Characterization of earthquake source, including magnitude range and rate of future earthquakes. Ground motion prediction equations and site effects on ground motion. Seismic hazard analysis. Ground motion selection and modification for response history analysis. Letter grading. Mr. Stewart (W)

246. Structural Response to Ground Motions. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses C137, 141, 142, 235A. Spectral analysis of ground motions: response, time, and Fourier spectra. Response of structures to ground motions due to earthquakes. Computational methods to evaluate structural response. Response analysis, including evaluation of contemporary design standards. Limitations due to idealizations. Letter grading. Mr. Taciroglu, Mr. Wallace (W)

247. Earthquake Hazard Mitigation. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 130, and M237A or 246. Concept of seismic isolation, linear theory of base isolation, visco-elastic and hysteretic behavior, elastomeric bearings under compression and bending, buckling of bearings, sliding bearings, passive energy dissipation devices, response of structures with isolation and passive energy dissipation devices, static and dynamic analysis procedures, code provisions and design methods for seismically isolated structures. Letter grading. Ms. Zhang (Sp)

248. Probabilistic Structural Dynamics. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: course 244, Electrical Engineering 131A, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 174. Introduction to probability theory and random processes. Dynamic analysis of linear and nonlinear structural systems subjected to stationary and nonstationary random excitations. Reliability studies related to first excursion and fatigue failures. Applications in earthquake, offshore, wind, and aerospace engineering. Letter grading. Mr. Ju (Not offered 2016-17)

250A. Surface Water Hydrology. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 150. In-depth study of surface water hydrology, including discussion and interrelationship of major topics such as rainfall and evaporation, soils and infiltration properties, runoff and snowmelt processes. Introduction to rainfall-runoff modeling, floods, and policy issues involved in water resource engineering and management. Letter grading. Mr. Gebremichael (F)

250B. Groundwater Hydrology. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisite: course 150. Theory of movement and occurrence of water in subterranean aquifers. Steady flow in confined and unconfined aquifers. Mechanics of wells; steady and unsteady radial flows in confined and unconfined aquifers. Theory of leaky aquifers. Parameter estimation. Seawater intrusion. Numerical methods. Applications. Letter grading. Mr. Yeh (Sp)

250C. Hydrometeorology. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 250A. In-depth study of hydrometeorological processes. Role of hydrology in climate system, precipitation and evaporation processes, atmospheric radiation, exchange of mass, heat, and momentum between soil and vegetation surface and overlying atmosphere, flux and transport in turbulent boundary layer, basic remote sensing principles. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis (W)

250D. Water Resources Systems Engineering. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 151. Application of mathematical programming techniques to water resources systems. Topics include reservoir management and operation; optimal timing, sequencing and sizing of water resources projects; and multiobjective planning and conjunctive use of surface water and groundwater. Emphasis on management of water quantity. Letter grading. Mr. Yeh (W)

251A. Rainfall-Runoff Modeling. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 251B. Introduction to hydrologic modeling concepts, including rainfall-runoff analysis, input data, uncertainty analysis, lumped and distributed modeling, parameter estimation and sensitivity analysis, and application of models for flood forecasting and prediction of streamflows in water resource applications. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis (Not offered 2016-17)

251B. Contaminant Transport in Groundwater. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 250B, 253. Phenomena and mechanisms of hydrodynamic dispersion, governing equations of mass transport in porous media, various analytical and numerical solutions, determination of dispersion parameters by laboratory and field experiments, biological and reactive transport in multiphase flow, remediation design, software packages and applications. Letter grading. Mr. Yeh (Not offered 2016-17)

251C. Remote Sensing with Hydrologic Applications. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250C. Introduction to basic physical concepts of remote sensing as they relate to surface and atmospheric hydrologic processes. Applications include radiative transfer modeling and retrieval of hydrologically relevant parameters like topography, soil moisture, snow properties, vegetation, and precipitation. Letter grading. Mr. Gebremichael (Sp)

251D. Hydrologic Data Assimilation. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250C. Introduction to basic concepts of classical and Bayesian estimation theory for purposes of hydrologic data assimilation. Applications geared toward assimilating disparate observations into dynamic models of hydrologic systems. Letter grading. Mr. Margulis (Not offered 2016-17)

252. Engineering Economic Analysis of Water and Environmental Planning. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Enforced requisites: Engineering 110, one or more courses from Economics 1, 2, 11, 101. Economic theory and applications in analysis and management of water and environmental problems; application of price theory to water resource management and renewable resources; benefit-cost analysis with applications to water resources and environmental planning. Letter grading. Mr. Yeh (F)

253. Mathematical Models for Water Quality Management. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 153. Development of mathematical models for simulating environmental engineering problems. Emphasis on numerical techniques to solve nonlinear partial differential equations and their application to environmental engineering problems. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (F)

254A. Environmental Aquatic Inorganic Chemistry. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: Chemistry 20B, Mathematics 31A, 31B, Physics 1A, 1B. Equilibrium and kinetic descriptions of chemical behavior of metals and inorganic ions in natural fresh/marine surface waters and in water treatment. Processes include acid-base chemistry and alkalinity (carbonate system), complexation, precipitation/dissolution, absorption oxidation/reduction, and photochemistry. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (F)

255A. Physical and Chemical Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 155, 254A. Review of momentum and mass transfer, chemical reaction engineering, coagulation and flocculation, granular filtrations, sedimentation, carbon adsorption, gas transfer, disinfection, oxidation, and membrane processes. Letter grading. Mr. Hoek (W)

255B. Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 254A, 255A. Fundamentals of environmental engineering microbiology; kinetics of microbial growth and biological oxidation; applications for activated sludge, gas transfer, fixed-film processes, aerobic and anaerobic digestion, sludge disposal, and biological nutrient removal. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (Sp)

258A. Membrane Separations in Aquatic Systems. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 254A. Applications of membrane separations to desalination, water reclamation, brine disposal, and ultrapure water systems. Discussion of reverse osmosis, ultrafiltration, electrodialysis, and ion exchange technologies from both practical and theoretical standpoints. Letter grading. Mr. Hoek (Sp)

259B. Selected Topics in Water Resources. (2 to 4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Review of recent research and developments in water resources. Water supply and hydrology, global climate change, economic planning, optimization of water resources development. May be taken for maximum of 4 units. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (Not offered 2016-17)

260. Advanced Topics in Hydrology and Water Resources. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 250A, 250B, 250D. Current research topics in inverse problem of parameter estimation, experimental design, conjunctive use of surface and groundwater, multiobjective water resources planning, and optimization of water resource systems. Topics may vary from term to term. Letter grading. Mr. Yeh (Not offered 2016-17)

261. Colloidal Phenomena in Aquatic Systems. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 254A, 255A. Colloidal interactions, colloidal stability, colloidal hydrodynamics, surface chemistry, adsorption of pollutants on colloidal surfaces, transport of colloids in porous media, coagulation, and particle deposition. Consideration of applications to colloidal processes in aquatic environments. Letter grading. Mr. Hoek (Not offered 2016-17)

261B. Advanced Biological Processes for Water and Wastewater Treatment. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 255B. In-depth treatment of selected topics related to biological treatment of waters and wastewaters, such as biodegradation of xenobiotics, pharmaceuticals, emerging pollutants, toxicity, and nutrients. Discussion of theoretical aspects, experimental observations, and recent literature. Application to important and emerging environmental problems. Letter grading. Mr. Stenstrom (Not offered 2016-17)

M262A. Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry. (4)

(Same as Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences M203A.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite for undergraduates: Chemistry 20B. Principles of chemical kinetics, thermochemistry, spectroscopy, and photochemistry; chemical composition and history of Earth’s atmosphere; biogeochemical cycles of key atmospheric constituents; basic photochemistry of troposphere and stratosphere, upper atmosphere chemical processes; air pollution; chemistry and climate. S/U or letter grading. (F)

M262B. Atmospheric Diffusion and Air Pollution. (4)

(Same as Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences M224B.) Lecture, three hours. Nature and sources of atmospheric pollution; diffusion from point, line, and area sources; pollution dispersion in urban complexes; meteorological factors and air pollution potential; meteorological aspects of air pollution. S/U or letter grading. (Not offered 2016-17)

263A. Physics of Environmental Transport. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Designed for graduate students. Transport processes in surface water, groundwater, and atmosphere. Emphasis on exchanges across phase boundaries: sediment/water interface; air/water gas exchange; particles, droplets, and bubbles; small-scale dispersion and mixing; effect of reactions on transport; linkages between physical, chemical, and biological processes. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (W)

263B. Advanced Topics in Transport at Environmental Interfaces. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 263A. In-depth treatment of selected topics involving transport phenomena at environmental interfaces between solid, fluid, and gas phases, such as aquatic sediments, porous aggregates, and vegetative canopies. Discussion of theoretical models and experimental observations. Application to important environmental engineering problems. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

265A. Mass Transfer in Environmental Systems. (4)

Lecture, four hours; computer applications, two hours; outside study, eight hours. Designed for graduate environmental engineering program students. Physical chemistry and mass transfer fundamentals related to contaminant fate and transport in soil, air, and water systems, including soil/water sorption and desorption, contaminant retardation, vaporization and dissolution of nonaqueous phase liquids (NAPL), and other environmental systems. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

265B. Contaminant Transport in Soils and Groundwater. (4)

Lecture, four hours; computer applications, two hours; outside study, six hours. Requisites: courses 250B, 265A. Principles of mass transfer as they apply in soil and groundwater, independent estimation of transport model parameters; remediating hazardous waste sites. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

266. Environmental Biotechnology. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisites: courses 153, 254A. Environmental biotechnology—concept and potential, biotechnology of pollutional control, bioremediation, biomass conversion: composting, biogas and bioethanol production. Letter grading. Ms. Mahendra (F)

267. Environmental Applications of Geochemical Modeling. (4)

Lecture, four hours; outside study, eight hours. Requisite: course 254A. Geochemical modeling is important tool for predicting environmental impacts of contamination. Hands-on experience in modeling using geochemical software packages commonly found in environmental consulting industry to gain better understanding of governing geochemical principles pertaining to movement and transformation of contaminants. Types of modeling include speciation, mineral solubility, surface complexation, reaction path, inverse mass balance, and reactive transport modeling. Case studies involve acid mine drainage, nuclear waste disposal, bioavailability and risk assessment, mine tailings and mining waste, deep well injection, landfill leachate, and microbial respiration. Research/modeling project required. Letter grading. Ms. Jay (Not offered 2016-17)

C282. Rigid and Flexible Pavements: Design, Materials, and Serviceability. (4)

Lecture, four hours; discussion, two hours; outside study, six hours. Correlation, analysis, and metrication of aspects of pavement design, including materials selection and traffic loading and volume. Special attention to aspects of pavement distress/serviceability and factoring of these into metrics of pavement performance. Discussion of potential choices of pavement materials (i.e., asphalt and concrete) and their specific strengths and weaknesses in paving applications. Unification and correlation of different variables that influence pavement performance and highlight their relevance in pavement design. Concurrently scheduled with course C182. Letter grading. Mr. Sant (Not offered 2016-17)

296. Advanced Topics in Civil Engineering. (2 to 4)

Seminar, to be arranged. Discussion of current research and literature in research specialty of faculty member teaching course. S/U grading. (F,W,Sp)

297. Seminar: Current Topics in Civil Engineering. (2 to 4)

Seminar, to be arranged. Lectures, discussions, and student presentations and projects in areas of current interest in civil engineering. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading. (F,W,Sp)

298. Seminar: Engineering. (2 to 4)

Seminar, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. Seminars may be organized in advanced technical fields. If appropriate, field trips may be arranged. May be repeated with topic change. Letter grading. (F,W,Sp)

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum. (1 to 4)

Seminar, to be arranged. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading. (F,W,Sp)

495. Teaching Assistant Training Seminar. (2)

Seminar, two hours. Preparation: appointment as teaching assistant in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Seminar on communication of civil engineering principles, concepts, and methods; teaching assistant preparation, organization, and presentation of material, including use of visual aids; grading, advising, and rapport with students. S/U grading. (F)

596. Directed Individual or Tutorial Studies. (2 to 8)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. Petition forms to request enrollment may be obtained from assistant dean, Graduate Studies. Supervised investigation of advanced technical problems. S/U grading.

597A. Preparation for M.S. Comprehensive Examination. (2 to 12)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. Reading and preparation for M.S. comprehensive examination. S/U grading.

597B. Preparation for Ph.D. Preliminary Examinations. (2 to 16)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. S/U grading.

597C. Preparation for Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Examination. (2 to 16)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. Preparation for oral qualifying examination, including preliminary research on dissertation. S/U grading.

598. Research for and Preparation of M.S. Thesis. (2 to 12)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. Supervised independent research for M.S. candidates, including thesis prospectus. S/U grading.

599. Research for and Preparation of Ph.D. Dissertation. (2 to 16)

Tutorial, to be arranged. Limited to graduate civil engineering students. Usually taken after students have been advanced to candidacy. S/U grading.