Civil Engineering

Open Courseware and Resources

- Civil Engineering: a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and natural built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings.

Civil Engineering - Resource Page

Prime Sites

  • iCivilEngineer (US), The Internet for Civil Engineers - portal for civil engineering professionals & students: News Center (IT news, big project information, recent civil engineering failures), Career Center (job search sites, PE exam guide, academic department index, virtual bookshelf), Tools Center (unit conversion, stock quote, local weather), Resource Center (Web resources, hundreds of technical topics, more than 15,000 web documents, famous civil engineers and landmarks)
  • Intute (UK), Civil Engineering - Construction and Building Engineering, Engineering Geology, Hydraulic and Waterworks Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transportation and Planning, Water, Sewage and Waste Treatment
  • (US), Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory - Geotechnical, Hydrology, Transportation, Building Codes and Standards, Indoor and Outdoor Environment, IT, Portals, Reference, Services and Consultants, Software, Universities, Structures, Bridges, Dams and Reservoirs, Tall Buildings and Structures

Other Sites


basic principles of elastic behavior for different materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and composite materials, properties and applications of materials, cross sectional stress and strain behavior in flexure and in shear and torsion, stability of beams and columns, qualitative behavior of combined stresses and fracture in materials

Building Technology I: Materials and Construction

introduction to the history, theory, and construction of basic structural systems as well as an introduction to energy issues in buildings. It emphasizes basic systematic and elemental behavior, principles of structural behavior, and analysis of individual structural elements and strategies for load carrying.

Engineering Statics

methods of quantifying the forces between bodies, e.g. parts of mechanical structural and biological systems: Concentrated Forces and Their Effects, Complex Interactions Between Bodies, Engineering Systems - Single Body Equilibrium, Multiple Body Equilibrium - Frames ems, Multiple Body Equilibrium - Trusses

Fluid Mechanics

Fundamental concepts, Fluid Statics, Kinematics of Fluid Flow, Dynamics of Fluid Flow, Laminar and Turbulent Flows, Dimensional Analysis, Navier-Stokes Equations and Applications, Boundary Layer Theory and Applications, Pipe Flow Systems

Structural Engineering, Bridge Research, Programming

Lecture notes for various courses: structural mechanics, analysis, Design of Reinforced Concrete, fluid mechanics, civil engineering design, architecture

Project Management

basic tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to successfully manage a project through its inception, design, planning, construction and transition phases: finance, evaluation, organization

Civil Engineering Courses

Seismic Design of Urban Infrastructures, Retrofit Engineering for Urban Infrastructures, Fracture Control Desig£î of Steel Structures, Urban Environmental Engineering, Mechanics of Structural Concrete, Urban Environmental Engineering, Retrofit Engineering for Urban Infrastructures

Civil Engineering Systems

  • Water Sanitation & Health - Water and excreta-related communicable diseases, Settled sewerage, Simplified sewerage, On-site sanitation, Case study, Water Supplies and Sanitation, Community sanitation blocks, Ecological Sanitation, technology selection,links, Hygiene and Hygiene Education, Gender, Energy and Health, History
  • Low Cost Waste Water treatment & Reuse - introduction to LIFE, BOD removal kinetics, Waste stabilization ponds, Effluent quality requirements, WSP in the UK & Europe, Rock filters, storage & treatment reservoirs, crop irrigation, aquaculture

Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods

quantitative techniques of Operations Research with emphasis on applications in transportation systems analysis (urban, air, ocean, highway, pick-up and delivery systems) and in the planning and design of logistically oriented urban service systems, unified study of functions of random variables, geometrical probability, multi-server queueing theory, spatial location theory, network analysis and graph theory and relevant methods of simulation.

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