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Concept of stress and strain; axially loaded members; second moment of area; elastic torsion of circular shafts; bending and shearing stresses in beams; transformation of stress and strain; stresses in thin-walled pressure vessels; design of beams and introduction to beam deflection.
A course introducing the application of chemistry and engineering principles to an understanding of environmental issues associated with human activity. Topics include mass and energy transfer, environmental chemistry, water and air pollution, pollutant transport modeling, pollution management, and risk assessment.
A first course in numerical methods for civil and environmental engineers, emphasizing problem formulation, solution algorithm design and programming application. Methods for solving nonlinear algebraic equations, ordinary differential equations, and differential-algebraic systems. Introduction to the systems approach, and system analysis terminology, for application to engineering planning, design and operations.
A first course in Structural Theory and Design, including a consolidation of material concerning static equilibrium. Free body diagrams; behaviour, analysis and design of steel and wooden trusses and statically determinate steel and wooden beams; Euler buckling; force effect envelopes; snow and static wind loads.
A consolidation of the analysis and design of statically determinate structures, and an introduction to the analysis of indeterminate structures. Analysis and design of statically determinate beams and frames; bending of unsymmetric sections; virtual work and energy methods, introduction to indeterminate structural analysis.
Basic concepts of fluid mechanics: fluid statics; continuity, momentum and energy equations; vortex flow; flow of real fluids and boundary layers; dimensional analysis. These principles are applied to pipe and open channel flows: steady pipe flows, uniform and gradually-varied flow in open channels; sluice gates, weirs and hydraulic jumps, unsteady flows.
The fundamental theory and procedures of plane surveying with application to engineering construction. Introduction to the use of AutoCAD to produce civil engineering drawings.
Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in Civil Engineering.
Extra Information: 26 lecture hours, 52 lab/fieldwork hours over two weeks. This course runs in the summer for a period of 10 days (usually the two weeks preceding the start of the fall term). Limited enrollment. Preference will be given to students who have completed term 4 of the Civil Engineering program. Due to the concise nature of the course, students must attend the first class in order to be enrolled, and the last date for dropping the course is at the end of classes on the fourth day.
The course will assist students to achieve a broad understanding of international development to enable the effective use of engineering in developing countries. The course covers what works and does not work in international development, the results targeted in development work, and effective approaches and methodologies to achieve those ends.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Environmental Engineering with International Development Option or Structural Engineering with International Development Option
The course will introduce the concept of appropriate technology in the context of international development to students. It will examine the application of technologies to critical human needs in development, such as housing, transportation, provision of safe water and sanitation, waste management, and as energy.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Environmental Engineering with International Development Option or Structural Engineering with International Development Option
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 2 tutorial hours.
A continuation of CEE 2221A/B. Methods of analysis of structures having a high degree of statistical indeterminacy such as frames, continuous beams and arches. Matrix formulation of the displacement methods and computer oriented analysis. Influence lines for indeterminate structures.
Introduces the basis of the finite method and its application in solving problems in solid mechanics. Application of the finite element method in the modelling and analysis of buildings as well as coverage of approximate methods for estimating the response of buildings to lateral loads are introduced in the course.
Students are introduced to concepts of structural dynamics and the response of civil engineering structures to time-varying loads, including those due to wind and earthquakes. Topics include: the effects of the mass and damping; random dynamic loads; the design of dynamically sensitive structures that can be approximated as a (generalized) single-degree-of-freedom system.
Behaviour and Limit States Design of tension members, columns, beams, beam-columns, and connections. P-delta analyses for unbraced frames. Building systems. Current professional issues in steel construction. Health and safety issues are discussed.
Introduction to reinforced concrete design including serviceability and ultimate limit states; analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams and one-way slabs for flexure and shear; bar cutoffs in flexural members; deflections; short columns.
Application of hydraulics and hydrology in design of water-related municipal systems. Topics include municipal water requirements and waste volumes; surface and ground water supplies; water treatment, transportation and distribution; sewerage, drainage and flood control.
Introduction to water resources management for engineers. Water resources management principles and tools; regulatory issues; economic analysis; water supply; water demand; sustainable development; climate change; extremes (floods and droughts); water management in the Upper Thames River basin. Exposure to and use of computer-based tools in solving water resources management problems.
In the course students will be taught the basic principles of water quality and treatment with particular focus on developing communities. Specific topics will include drinking water quality guidelines and legislation, identifying drinking water sources with adequate quality and quantity, drinking water treatment technologies and water distribution systems in developing communities.
Principles of model development and solution for environmental systems including river and lake water quality, groundwater flow and contamination, and atmospheric pollution. Application of these principles using a range of numerical techniques, including current commercial software packages, through all stages of the modeling process from conceptualization to calibration and validation.
Principles of transportation engineering and planning, including: vehicle motion and human factors, geometric design, design consistency, traffic modeling, capacity and level of service, transportation planning, transportation management, simulation and transportation impact studies. Practical applications and case studies are emphasized.
This course will help students to achieve a deeper and broader understanding of the role of engineering in international development. This course makes extensive use of the case method and the decision makers in some of the cases will attend. A range of advanced topics will be covered.
The nature and effects of air pollution including the structure and physical behavior of the atmosphere, types and origins of air pollutants, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, atmospheric dispersion, techniques of pollutant evaluation and surveys and effects of air pollution on health and other aspects of urban and natural environments.
Introduction to the ITS framework designed for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems. ITS is the application of information and communications technologies to transportation to enhance safety, efficiency, reliability, and mobility. ITS applications, including but not limited to, Travel Demand Management (TDM), Traveler Information, Transit Management, and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs).
Exploration of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies and processes using BIM-enabled software (Autodesk Revit). Provides essential knowledge required to manage and implement BIM technologies in construction processes. Students will identify the benefit of BIM, outline the criteria for developing a BIM implementation plan, and develop the skills to use BIM in the design and construction of facilities, with an emphasis on structural and civil roles.
Introduction to the applications of machine learning techniques to extract information from large amounts of data available to model Earth and environmental systems. Topics include applications of neural network approaches, classification and regression of large datasets, and non-parametric spatial process modelling to improve the prediction of hydrological and hydroclimatic variables, understand water resources behaviours, represent global feedbacks between hydroclimate variables, hydrological response of a watershed after a storm, and to address hydrological scaling issues.
Introduction to the concepts of structural health monitoring (SHM) and smart infrastructure management systems. Topics include data acquisition systems and testing methods such as vibration testing, acoustic emission and image-based methods of structures using smart sensors; data mining using AI; structural condition assessment using operational modal analysis; damage identification and localization using timeseries methods, time-frequency.
Application of Data Analytics/Machine Learning in urban water including drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure design, operation and maintenance to achieve resilient, sustainable and cost-effective water management.
Introduction to aspects of smart building design, construction, operation, and management. Data Analytics and Machine Learning application for integrated modeling of building system, environmental system, and occupants; Lighting/fire/energy/airflow control and monitoring; and heterogenous data analysis and anomaly detection.
Use of systems approach in civil and environmental engineering planning, design and management. Course topics include: systems thinking; simulation; optimization; and multi-objective analysis. Exposure to and use of computer-based simulation and optimization tools in solving civil and environmental engineering problems.
This course is intended to be a comprehensive introduction to the design of slopes, dams and other structures made from soil and rock materials. The material will cover the theory and analysis of a range of geotechnical problems involving natural slopes, cuttings, embankments, dams and waste facilities.
Application of elasticity, shear strength, effective stress and earth pressure theories to site investigation practice and the design of shallow and deep foundations, braced cuts and retaining structures.
Topics covered in this course include: physical and mechanical properties of wood and structural wood products, design of axially loaded members, flexural members, and combined axial and flexural wood members, design of light-framed wood diaphragms and shear walls, design of wood connection and introduction of different wood systems and structural assemblies.
Selection and investigation of an engineering problem. Analytical and/or experimental work is carried out by individual students, supervised by a faculty member. Progress reports and a final engineering report are prepared; each student must deliver a public lecture. Students considering future graduate studies are strongly encouraged to take this course.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of the Civil Engineering program.
Students undertake a comprehensive engineering design project which involves the creative, interactive process of designing a structure/system to meet a specific need subject to economic, health, safety, and environmental constraints. Each group of students is required to write an engineering report and deliver a public lecture.
This course covers the analysis and behaviour of high-rise buildings with different lateral load resisting systems; design of concrete shearwalls and rigid frames; analysis and design of lightframed wood shearwalls and diaphragms; design of masonry shearwalls under lateral loads. Several case studies developed for some worldwide famous high-rise buildings are discussed during the course. Three-dimensional computer modelling of high-rise buildings are covered.
Systems (GIS) to water resources management. Applications of GIS to hydrologic and hydraulic issues. This course will add insight to a number of hydrologic and hydraulic problems using computer packages such as HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, HEC-RAS, HECGeoRAS and ArcGIS modules.
Antirequisite(s):CEE 4429A/B if taken prior to 2020-2021.
Consideration of properties of solid waste, landfill covers, landfill gas, leachate, techniques for disposal, regulations, liner technology, contaminant transport, and impact assessment are examined in the context of the design of solid waste disposal facilities.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of third year of either a BESc or BSc program
The application of hydraulic engineering principles in the analysis of environmental flows. Topics include: open channel transitions, flow measuring devices, stabilization of a natural river, flood control channels, spillways and stilling basins, culverts, and sediment transport in alluvial channels.
This course describes the technology, challenges, and applications of nanoscale devices for environmental technology and engineering. The first part of the course will explore the underlying science behind nanotechnology and the tools used to create and characterize nanostructures; the second part will deal with the current and potential applications of such devices in environmental science and engineering. Material will be presented on a level intended for upper-level engineering students.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the second year of the Engineering program.
Students will examine a number of "cases" in which some critical engineering decisions must be made. These decisions may be influenced by technical, social, economic, political, legal, ethical, health and safety or regulatory considerations.
This course deals with soil and groundwater contamination by organic industrial liquids. Multiphase flow through porous media will be covered, linking key physics and chemistry to contaminant behavior in the field. Relevant analytical and numerical models are employed. Practical aspects covered include site investigation techniques and innovative clean-up technologies.
Prerequisite(s):CEE 3386A/B or permission of the instructor.
Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1 design lab/tutorial hour.
An introduction to wind effects on structures. Topics covered include wind climate, the atmospheric boundary layer and its description, bluff body aerodynamics and aeroelastic effects, quasi-static and dynamic approaches
to wind loads on structures, internal pressures, and code approaches to wind loads on structures.
Students are introduced to the analysis of multi-degree-of-freedom system under dynamic loading, including those due to wind and earthquakes. Topics include: the effects of the mass and damping; random dynamic loads; the design of dynamically sensitive structured, and fatigue.