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Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Kurumda - Çankaya - Ankara

  • Program tanımları
    Ph.D. in Civil Engineering

    CE 600 Ph.D. Dissertation NC
    7 elective courses

    Total minimum credit: 21
    Number of courses with credit (min): 7

    GRADUATE COURSES

     CE 520 Graduate Seminar (0-2)NC
     CE 600 Ph.D. Dissertation NC
     CE 7XX Special Topics in Civil Engineering (3-0)3
     CE 8XX Special Studies (4-2)NC
     CE 9XX Advanced Studies (4-0)NC

    CE 509 Space Geodesy I
    CE 510 Space Geodesy I I
    CE 511 Photogrammetry And Airphoto Interpretation
    CE 512 Engineering Seismology
    CE 515 Adjustment Of Observations
    CE 517 Admixtures For Concrete
    CE 521 Experimental Methods In Engineering
    CE 522 Nonlinear Procedures In Finite Element Analysis
    CE 523 Theory Of Plates
    CE 524 Theory Of Shells
    CE 526 Finite Element Method
    CE 527 Theory Of Elasticity
    CE 528 Structural Stability
    CE 530 Modelling In Hydrology
    CE 533 Hydraulic System Design
    CE 534 Fluid Transients In Closed Conduits
    CE 538 Advanced Water Distribution Networks
    CE 539 Advanced Fluid Mechanichs
    CE 541 Durability Of Building Materials
    CE 544 Advanced Concrete Technology
    CE 552 Pavement Design
    CE 555 Traffic Engineering I
    CE 556 Traffic Engineering I I
    CE 559 Finite Element Applications In Geotechnical Engineering
    CE 560 Geotechnical Investigations
    CE 561 Environmental Geotechnics
    CE 562 Applications Of Geosynthetics
    CE 563 Advanced Soil Mechanics I
    CE 564 Advanced Soil Mechanics I I
    CE 565 Soil Behavior
    CE 566 Measurement Of Soil Properties
    CE 567 Stochastic Techniques In Geotechnical Engineering
    CE 568 Soil Dynamics
    CE 569 Deep Excavations And Retaining Structures
    CE 570 Advanced Mechanics Of Fluids
    CE 573 Fundamentals Of River Engineering
    CE 575 Sediment Transport I
    CE 576 Sediment Transport I I
    CE 577 Diffusion And Dispersion In Water Flows
    CE 578 Porous Media Flow
    CE 580 Computational Fluid Dynamics
    CE 581 Behavior Of Reinforced Concrete Members And Structures
    CE 585 Advanced Steel Design
    CE 586 Earthquake Engineering
    CE 587 Structural Optimization
    CE 589 Structural Reliability
    CE 590 Bridge Hydraulics
    CE 591 Wave Hydrodynamics
    CE 593 Statistical Analysis In Coastal Engineering
    CE 594 Modeling Of Coastal Engineering Problems
    CE 595 Coastal Sedimentation
    CE 596 Coastal Pollution
    CE 598 Coastal And Harbour Structures Design
    CE 599 Groundwater Hydraulics
    CE 703 Special Topics In Construction Risk Management
    CE 704 Mechanics Of Partially Saturated Soils
    CE 714 Materials Testing And Measurements
    CE 721 Numerical Modeling In Geomechanics
    CE 726 Special Topics In Strategic Management Of Construction Companies
    CE 728 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    CE 729 Analysis Of Composite Laminates
    CE 733 Special Topics In IT In Construction
    CE 735 Engineering Decision And Risk Analysis
    CE 736 Special Topics In Construction Project Manangement
    CE 738 Special Topics In Construction Productivity Measurement And Improvement
    CE 740 Special Topics In Data Collection, Analysis And Modeling In Construction Industry
    CE 741 Seismic Hazard Assessment
    CE 742 Structural Health Monitoring
    CE 743 Condition And Vulnerability Assessment Of Buildings
    CE 767 Highway And Railroad Infrastructures
    CE 785 Advanced Highway Materials And Characterization
    CE 792 Dam Instrumentation And Safety
    CE 793 Seismic Base Isolation

    Course Description

    CE 509 Space Geodesy I
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    The objective is to provide the necessary background in modern space methods, and familiarize the graduate students with recent research areas in space geodesy with particular emphasis on the positioning, navigation, orbit and gravity field determination.The proposed graduate course gives students basic knowledge in space geodesy to be able to follow advanced research areas at the frontline of modern satellite geodesy. MATLAB will be used as a tool so that students will develop skills to generate the corresponding relevant software.

    CE 510 Space Geodesy I I
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Review of observation methods of space geodesy. GPS (Global Positioning System) and GLONASS (Russian navigation system): Satellite motion and broadcast ephemeris, mathematical models and biases in GPS, point and relative positioning using pseudo-ranges and carrier beat phase observations. Integration of GPS and INS (Inertial Navigation System). A brief introduction to other relevant space geodetic methods: VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry), SLR (Satellite Laser Ranging), Satellite Altimetry, Satellite Gradiometry, InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar). Basic continuum mechanics. Geodetic monitoring and mechanical modeling of geodynamical phenomena.

    CE 511 Photogrammetry And Airphoto Interpretation
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Elementary Photogrammetry, photogrammetric sensing system, mathematical concept in photogrammetry (relative orientation, absolute orientation, satellite imagery and orbits, block adjusment), digital photogrammetry (digital imagery, digital image processing, digital image resampling, digital image compression, digital image measurement, computer vision, digital image measurement), close range photogrammetry, analysis of multispectral and hyperspectral image data, fundamentals of active sensing systems( Radar and SAR and LIDAR), Lab: digital camera calibration.

    CE 512 Engineering Seismology
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Seismic wave theory. Energy content and attenuation, polarization and dispersion of seismic waves. Seismic ray theory. Seismic instrumentation, displacement, velocity, and accelerometers. Adjustment and interpretation of recorded data. Earthquake classification. Geographical seismology. Secondary effects of earthquakes. Spatial components of earthquake motion. Spectral analysis of strong ground motion. Seismic risk analysis.

    CE 515 Adjustment Of Observations
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Methods of estimating parameters, Law of covariance propagation, correlation, Gauss-Markoff Model, Gauss-Markoff Model with constrains, recursive parameter estimation and Kalman filtering (i.e. orbit determination), Gauss Markoff model not of full rank (i.e. free network adjusment), special Gauss Markoff models, generalized linear models ( regression model, mixed model (i.e. determination of the density anomalies in a bounded region of the earth's crust) , model of the adjusment with condition equations, prediction and filtering (i.e. , generation of digital terrain models), collocation, multivariate parameter estimation (i.e. deformation analyses), hypothesis testing, interval estimation and test for outliers in observations.

    CE 517 Admixtures For Concrete
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Concrete properties and use of admixtures; Considerations and precautions in the use of admixtures; Classification of admixtures; Air-entraining admixtures; Water-reducing admixtures; Set Retarders; Accelerators; Pozzolans and other finely divided mineral admixtures; Natural pozzolans; Fly ashes; Silica fumes; Ground granulated blast furnace slags; Miscellaneous admixtures. Properties, standart testing methods and the effects of the above admixtures on the properties of concrete.

    CE 521 Experimental Methods In Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    The objectives of this course are to familiarize students with experimental principles and techniques used in civil & structural engineering research and practice, to improve data interpretation / discussion and report writing skills, to encourage the students towards experimental research, and to demonstrate reinforced concrete behavior studied earlier.

    CE 522 Nonlinear Procedures In Finite Element Analysis
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Materially and Geometrically Nonlinear Problems in Engineering, Incremental Equations of Motion for Nonlinear Problems in Solid Mechanics, General Procedures for the Solution of Nonlinear Equations of Discrete Problems, Microstructural Basis for Material Nonlinearities, Rheological Models for Basic Modes of Material Behaviour, Instantaneous Plasticity and Numeric Procedures for Instentaneous Plastic Material Behaviour, Viscoplasticity and Creep, Numerical Procedures for Viscoplastic Analysis.
    Prerequisite(s) : CE526

    CE 523 Theory Of Plates
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Classical theory of plates. Classification. Cylindrical bending. Pure bending. General small deflection theory. Boundary conditions. Applications of cartesian and polar coordinates. Approximate and numerical methods. Fundamentals of yield line theory of slabs.

    CE 524 Theory Of Shells
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Introduction. Derivation of shell equations for an arbitrary orthogonal curvilinear coordinate system. Reduction of equations into simpler cases. Numerical methods for shell problems. Associated problems and features related to digital computers.

    CE 526 Finite Element Method
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Review of matrix algebra and calculus of variations. Variation and Galerkin formulations. Formulation of second and fourth-order boundary value problems. Elasticity, plate bending and shell elements. Area and isoparametric coordinates. Numerically integrated elements. Implementation of general purpose finite element computer programs. Eigenvalue and time dependent problems. Nonlinear analysis.

    CE 527 Theory Of Elasticity
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Analysis of stress. Analysis of strain. Elasticity: equations of elasticity and general theorems; two dimensional problems in cartesian and polar coordinates; special problems in three dimensional elasticity; variational methods.

    CE 528 Structural Stability
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    To provide a detailed treatment of the buckling characteristics of various structural elements, and to present different methods to solve stability problems.

    CE 530 Modelling In Hydrology
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Introduction to hydrologic models, short description of moments, tests of analysis for means and variances, non-parametric methods, optimization techniques (analytical and numerical), multiple to multivariate hydrologic models, computer applications.

    CE 533 Hydraulic System Design
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Review of fundamentals. Analysis and computation of steady and unsteady nonuniform flow in open channel systems. Flood routing methods. Hydraulic analysis and design of controls for free surface. (R)

    CE 534 Fluid Transients In Closed Conduits
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Fluid transient flow (water hammer) concepts. Basic differential equations for transient flow. Solution of differential equations by Method of Characteristics. Transients caused by turbopumps. Transients in hydroelectric power plants. Column separation, air release and entrapped air. Methods for controlling transients: wave speed reduction methods, air chambers, surge tanks. (R)

    CE 538 Advanced Water Distribution Networks
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Formulation of equations in hydraulic network analysis. Review of advanced techniques for network analysis. Calibrated network model building process evaluating aging of pipes, water leakages and unanticipated nodal demands; calibration techniques. Extended period simulation (EPS) leading to the design of water tanks. Node flow analysis for modeling partially satisfied nodes due to inadequate pressure. Reliability analysis investigating the overall performance of the network, sensitivity analysis.

    CE 539 Advanced Fluid Mechanichs
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Bernoulli equation, Differential analysis of fluid flow; conservation of mass, stream function, Navier-Stokes equations, some simple solutions. Potential flow, Euler's equation, velocity potential, elementary plane flows, superposition. Viscous flow; pipe flow, Reynolds stresses, eddy viscosity, mixing length, theory, velocity profiles, boundary layer concepts, boundary layer equations, flat plate, separation, lift and drag. Measurement of discharge, pressure, velocity, turbulence.
    Prerequisite(s) : CE272

    CE 541 Durability Of Building Materials
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Factors causing deterioration of materials. Durability of building stones. Decay and preservation of timber-Mechanisms of metal corrosion. Corrosion protection for metals. Deterioration of concrete. Mechanisms of concrete corrosion. Effects of various chemicals, sea water ground water and industrial wastes. Protective measures against concrete corrosion. Corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete.

    CE 544 Advanced Concrete Technology
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Types of cements; their composition and potential usage. Effect of properties and composition of cements, aggregates, admixtures and curing of various mechanical properties of fresh and hardened concretes. Compressive, tensile fatigue and impact strengths. Mechanical behaviour of concrete. Shrinkage and volume changes, creep, durability, thermal and acoustic properties, permeability of concrete.

    CE 552 Pavement Design
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Theories, principles and practice in the structural design and construction of highway and airport pavements including stabilization, design of pavement evaluation performance surveys and the design of asphaltic mixtures. (R)

    CE 555 Traffic Engineering I
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Detailed study of the transportation planing process. Inventory of existing travel demand, different types of O-D studies, analysis and model building, trip generation, trip distribution model split and trip assignment techniques, forecasting and plan evaluation. (R)

    CE 556 Traffic Engineering I I
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Volume, speed and travel time studies. Measurement techniques of fundamental traffic stream characteristics. Statistical distributions, traffic stream models. Capacity of rural highways, freeways, signaled intersections. traffic management techniques. (R)

    CE 559 Finite Element Applications In Geotechnical Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Stationary principles. Rayleigh-Ritz method and interpolation. Isoparametric formulation of 2-D and 3-D elements. Plane stress and plain strain analysis. Introduction to nonlinear analysis techniques. Applications in geotechnical engineering.

    CE 560 Geotechnical Investigations
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Planning and executing subsurface explorations: explorator holes and sampling. Field instrumentation, field measurements and in-situ testing. Geophysical methods. Interpretation of field data and selection of soil parameters for geotechnical design. Case studies of predicted behavior and performance of structures.

    CE 561 Environmental Geotechnics
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Forms of wastes, disposal methods and regulations. Site selection and site investigations for landfills. Geotechnical aspects of landfills. Barrier technology and slurry trench cut-off walls. Stability of landfills. Construction problems in waste disposal sites. Use of waste materials in construction industry.

    CE 562 Applications Of Geosynthetics
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Introduction. Basic information on Geosynthetics. Geotextile functions, properties and test methods. Road and railway (separation) applications. Filtration, drainage and erosion control applications. Soil reinforcement applications. Geomembranes.

    CE 563 Advanced Soil Mechanics I
    (1 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    The nature of soils. Stresses within a soil mass. States of stress. Mohr circle. Stress paths. Effective stress principle. Stress-strain relationships. Concepts from elastic theory. Capillarity in soil. Swelling and shrinkage. Consolidation theory. Settlement in sands.

    CE 564 Advanced Soil Mechanics I I
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Concept of failure, Failure theories. Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion. Shear resistance between soil particles. Shear testing methods. Pore pressure parameters. Shear strength of cohesionless soils. Shear strength of cohesive soils. Types of stability analysis.

    CE 565 Soil Behavior
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    The microscopic nature of soil. Application of physico-chemical principles for the understanding of the engineering behavior of clay soils: Clay mineralogy; properties of double layer; soil fabric and soil structure. Soil formation and characteristics of soil deposits. Soil behavior in regard to soil composition and soil structure. Rheology.

    CE 566 Measurement Of Soil Properties
    (1 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Measurement of engineering properties of soils in laboratory and field. Measurement of shear strength, compressibility and permeability. Measurement techniques in the laboratory, field tests for determining shear strength and compressibility. Field permeability tests in cohesive soils. Basic field instruments in soil engineering and principles of measurement.

    CE 567 Stochastic Techniques In Geotechnical Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Review Statistics and Probability Theory. Introduction to one-dimensional and multi-dimensional parameter characterization. Define the statistics of parameters, and the distribution functions. Parameter estimation, prediction and simulation. Applications to engineering. A working knowledge on probability and statistics is required.

    CE 568 Soil Dynamics
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Foundation vibrations; design of foundations for machinery. Stress strain behaviour of soil during transient and repeated loadings; relation of soil properties to wave velocity. Effects of earthquakes upon structures; amplification by a layer of soil; effect of foundation upon building response. Problems of slope stability and liquefaction as related to earthquakes. Dynamics of lumped systems as applied to problems in soil dynamics.

    CE 569 Deep Excavations And Retaining Structures
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Earth retaining systems for deep excavations. Water pressure acting on earth retaining systems and related problems. Lateral earth pressure acting on earth retaining systems. Lateral supporting elements: Ground anchors and struts. Types, components, production and installation, dimensioning, bearing capacity, corrosion protection, testing and prestressing of anchors. Lateral and vertical displacements of adjacent ground. Modes of failure of retaining systems. Sloped excavations in soil and rock. Instrumentation and monitoring of deep excavations. Soil nailing: system description and design.

    CE 570 Advanced Mechanics Of Fluids
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Cartesian Tensors. Analysis of deformation analysis of stress. Relation between stress and rate of strain. Newtonian fluids. Non-turbulent flows. Some exact solution of N.S. equations. Very slow motions. Boundary layers. Engineering solutions. (R)

    CE 573 Fundamentals Of River Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Introduction; classification of rivers, use of rivers. Flood routing in rivers and reservoirs; hydraulic characteristics of alluvial rivers, classification of river flow, steady non-uniform flow. Unsteady flow computations; hydraulic routing, St. Venant equations, explicit FD method of solution, simplified models. Hydrologic routing; Puls method, Euler and Runge Kutta method, Muskingum method, Muskingum-Cunge method. Morphological computations; fundamental aspects of sediment transport, one dimensional morphological modeling; analytical models, numerical model. River stabilization, bank protection; channel improvement, local scour around hydraulic structures.

    CE 575 Sediment Transport I
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Introduction, sediment transport phenomena in free surface flows, scour criteria, bed load, suspension, and total load theories, bedform mechanics, resistance laws, special topics in sediment transport. (F)

    CE 576 Sediment Transport I I
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Hydrodynamics of fluid-solid particle systems. Flow of solid-liquid mixtures in pipes. Installation measuring devices. Sediment transport under wave action. Model laws. (R)

    CE 577 Diffusion And Dispersion In Water Flows
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Transport equations. Turbulent Diffusion, Momentum Diffusion in Shear Flow, Diffusion of Mass in Pipes, Diffusion of Mass in Rectangular open Channels, Transverse Mixing in Rivers. Transport in Jets, Empirical Determination of Diffusion Coefficients, Heated Discharges. (R)

    CE 578 Porous Media Flow
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Mechanics of flow through porous solids. General equations of single phase and multiphase flow. Methods of solving the differential form of these equations. Hydraulics of wells, infiltration and ground water recharge. Other steady state and transient seepage problems in fully and partially saturated materials. (R)

    CE 580 Computational Fluid Dynamics
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Finite differences, stability and errors. Methods for wave, heat, Laplace and Burger's equations. Numerical methods for the Navier-Stokes equations. Numerical models for boundary layers. Temperature and concentration solutions. Grid generation. Computation of turbulent flows. (R)

    CE 581 Behavior Of Reinforced Concrete Members And Structures
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Failure patterns of reinforced concrete members and structures, and ultimate load theories. A critical look at various design specifications with emphasis on research results. Review of theoretical and experimental research and their influence on reinforced concrete members and structures.

    CE 585 Advanced Steel Design
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Special connections, plate girders, industrial buildings, multistow steel structures, load and resistance factor design, fatigue in steel, light gauge steel construction.

    CE 586 Earthquake Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Introduction to wave propagation in solid media, body and surface waves, reflection and refraction. Causes of earthquakes. Seismicity of the earth with special reference to Turkey. Computation of response to lateral forces. Review of structural vibration theory and response spectra. Analysis of multi-storey structures subjected to earthquake motions. Design of reinforced concrete structures to resist earthquake forces. Earthquake Design Codes.

    CE 587 Structural Optimization
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Introduction. Structural Design Processes. Classical Tools in Structural Optimization. Linear Programming in Optimum Design of Structures. Unconstrained Optimization. Constrained Optimization. Practical Aspects of Structural Optimization. Sensitivity Analysis.

    CE 589 Structural Reliability
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Probabilistic bases for the design and evaluation of structural safety and reliability. Random occupancy, wind and earthquake loading, and of variability in material properties. Structural system reliability. Quantitative risk evaluation, systematic assessment and analysis of uncertainties, optimum design accounting for uncertainty and failure consequences. New probabilistically based code specifications. Applications.

    CE 590 Bridge Hydraulics
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Introduction. Water Surface Profiles at Bridge sites. Flow through bridges. Vortex systems around bridge piers. Mechanisms of local scour around bridge piers. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Design Parameters. Hydroeconomic Analysis for Bridges. Protective Measures Around Bridge Piers and Abutments.

    CE 591 Wave Hydrodynamics
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Theories of gravity waves; finite amplitude wave theories. Waves generation by wind. Effects of viscosity, mass transport. Wave breaking, Radiation stress and applications. Waves on shear flows
    Prerequisite(s) : CE491

    CE 593 Statistical Analysis In Coastal Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Statistical theory of waves, harmonic analysis, energy density spectrum, probability distribution of waves. Measurement and analysis of waves, measurement techniques, definitions of height and period of irregular waves, spectral analysis. Examples of statistical analysis of coastal engineering problems
    Prerequisite(s) : CE491

    CE 594 Modeling Of Coastal Engineering Problems
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Mathematical modeling, differential equations of wave motion, dimensionless presentations and scaling, initial and boundary conditions, analytical solutions, numerical solutions, computer experiments on selected problems. Physical models of wind waves and long waves on a rigid bed, models with movable bed, estuarine and other physical models
    Prerequisite(s) : CE491

    CE 595 Coastal Sedimentation
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Coastal sediment properties, waves and currents oscillator boundary layers, incipient motion, onshore and offshore sediment movement, littoral drift, beach processes. Coastal protection structures, groins, jetties, breakwaters and harbour entrances, seawalls and revetments, beach nourishment, maintenance of river mouths. Dredging. Estuarine sedimentation

    CE 596 Coastal Pollution
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Various aspects and problems of water pollution control, sources and types of pollutants. Hydraulics of turbulent jets and plumes. Turbulent diffusion, dispersion. Bacterial disappearance. Sea outfall design. Heated dischargers. Oil pollution. Estuarine Pollution of marinas

    CE 598 Coastal And Harbour Structures Design
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Wave climate, Harbour structures; quays, piers, gravity and floating breakwaters. Seawalls revetments and groins. Wave forces on vertical walls, rubble mounds and circular cylinders. Design of concrete block quaywalls, sheet pile walls and piled quay walls. Seismic design
    Prerequisite(s) : CE491

    CE 599 Groundwater Hydraulics
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Groundwater and Aquifers; Groundwater Balance; Groundwater motion; Fundamental Equations of Groundwater Flow; Initial and Boundary Conditions; Methods of Solutions; Hydraulics of Well; Hydrodynamics Dispersion; Modelling of Aquifer Systems; Salt Water Intrusion; Groundwater Management. (R)

    CE 703 Special Topics In Construction Risk Management
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Introduction to qualitative and quantitative risk analysis tools/methods (soft systems methodology, Monte Carlo Simulation, multi-attribute decision making tools, sensitivity testing etc.) Discussion on various case studies taken from construction industry to demonstrate the application of risk management principles/techniques in practice.

    CE 704 Mechanics Of Partially Saturated Soils
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
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    Prerequisite(s) : CE363,MATH120

    CE 714 Materials Testing And Measurements
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    General features of mechanical testing; measurement of load, length and deformation - common testing apparatus; static tension and compression tests; hardness tests; impact tests; creep tests of concrete; non-destructive tests for concrete; analysis and presentation of test data; instructions for laboratory work.

    CE 721 Numerical Modeling In Geomechanics
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    A brief review of some fundamental methods in numerical modeling with emphasis on finite element formulation. Development of constitutive laws for geotechnical materials including linear or nonlinear elastic (hyperbolic), linear elastic perfectly plastic, and non-linear elasto-plastic models based on the Critical State Soil Mechanics theory. Employment of a finite element computer program for the analyses of a geotechnical engineering problem. Discussion of the new developments in numerical modeling of geotechnical problems including modeling of dynamic problems and new constitutive models.

    CE 726 Special Topics In Strategic Management Of Construction Companies
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Introduction of strategic management theories and techniques for successful management of construction companies. Introduction of most popular management topics (organisational learning, development of IT applications, benchmarking, etc.) and investigation of their applicability in the construction sector. Presentation of a general overview of the Turkish construction industry, analysis of competitive environment, investigation of strategies used by Turkish companies (diversification, strategic alliances, etc.) and discussion on critical success factors using case studies taken from Turkish practice.

    CE 728 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    A brief review of seismicity, fault-rupture mechanisms, and fundamentals of vibrations. Discussion of attenuation relationships, design motions and influence of soil behavior on ground shaking characteristics. Methods of analyzing seismic site response. Soil liquefaction phenomena and methods to predict seismic soil liquefaction initiation. Use of in-situ index tests in the estimation of seismic liquefaction risk. Seismic performance of slopes and earth structures and soil-structure interaction effects.

    CE 729 Analysis Of Composite Laminates
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    To provide fundamental information on the engineering properties and advantages of fibrous composites.

    CE 733 Special Topics In It In Construction
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Discussion on information technology and information systems from a viewpoint of the construction sector and management. Discussion on the applicability of technology in construction processes and the business case of the construction sector, organisation or project. Databases and their types of applications in IS and the Internet.

    CE 735 Engineering Decision And Risk Analysis
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Development of modern statistical decision theory and risk analysis and applications of these concepts in engineering design and decision making, with particular emphasis to civil engineering problems. Bayesian statistical decision theory, decision trees, utility concepts, multi-objective decision problems. Modeling and analysis of uncertainties, practical risk evaluation, formulation of risk-based design criteria, risk-benefit trade-offs and optimal decisions. Formulation and analysis of stochastic models of engineering systems in time and space and estimation of the model parameters

    CE 736 Special Topics In Construction Project Manangement
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Construction project delivery process and key management factors for achieving project success. Conceptual estimating, construction productivity, scheduling, budgeting, integrated cost and schedule performance. Introduction to project management functions, total quality management, and competing values framework management model.

    CE 738 Special Topics In Construction Productivity Measurement And Improvement
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Overview of the characteristics of the construction industry. Introduction to different techniques of measuring construction productivity. Different techniques to improve construction productivity and methods. External factors that affect construction productivity. In-depth understanding of productivity management.

    CE 740 Special Topics In Data Collection, Analysis And Modeling In Construction Industry
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Overview of basic statistical concepts. Data collectin and analysis. Applications of hypothesis testing and analysis of variance in construction industry. A basic knowledge of regression modeling, neural networks and simulation with their applications in the construction industry.

    CE 741 Seismic Hazard Assessment
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    A brief review of probability concepts, and epistemic and aleatory uncertainties. Deterministic vs. probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. Source characterization and attenuation relationships. Hazard computer code : deaggregation of hazard. Development of design spectra : equal hazard spectra, directivity and basin effects. Design of time histories : scaling vs. spectrum compatibility. Numerical simulation methods for time histories.

    CE 742 Structural Health Monitoring
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    General concepts in structural health monitoring; necessities; commonly used techniques; determination of critical measurement types and location; data acquisition systems and instruments; design of measurement setup; cost estimation; alert systems; distant communication; simulation; condition evaluation; damage detection.

    CE 743 Condition And Vulnerability Assessment Of Buildings
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Review of seismic performance objectives and code design criteria. Types of seismic analyses: linear and nonlinear procedures. Procedures for evaluating existing buildings. Factors affecting vulnerability of buildings. Vulnerability assessment techniques: seismic response vs. damageability. Introduction to loss estimation and earthquake insurance.

    CE 767 Highway And Railroad Infrastructures
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)

    CE 785 Advanced Highway Materials And Characterization
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)
    Soil components and classification. Roadbed (subgrade) soils. Tests for strength and characterization. Soil stabilization and improvements. Base and subbase materials. Asphalt cements and rheological properties. Asphalt mixture design and testing for flexible pavements, mixture design methodologies. Portland cement properties and admixtures. Portland cement concrete mixture design and testing for rigid pavements. Statistical methods for material variability.

    CE 792 Dam Instrumentation And Safety
    (3 credits, offered in Spring Semester)

    CE 793 Seismic Base Isolation
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)

    CE 794 Soil Plasticity And Applications
    (3 credits, offered in Fall Semester)
    Elastic and inelastic behavior with reference to soils and review of relevant material; yield criteria, simple elastoplastic constitutive models, Coulomb criterion and modifications; plastic flow, strain hardening, Cambridge and other advanced soil models; collapse load theorems, lower and upper bound solutions; review of relevent finite element method procedures, formulation of seepage and consolidation; analytical and numerical applications in geotechnical engineering.


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