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CVE 201 Engineering Mechanics I 3 0 5
Concept of modeling and basic principles; rigid bodies: equivalent systems of forces; equilibrium of rigid bodies; analysis of two-dimensional trusses; normal and shear forces and moment diagrams in one dimensional structural elements; mechanical properties, static and dynamic loading; elastic stresses and strains due to axial and shear loading and bending and torsional moments; transformations of stress and strain, multidimensional stress-strain relations; stresses due to combined loading; failure criteria; deflection of beams; elastic stability. Prerequisite: PHYS 101.

 

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CVE 202 Engineering Mechanics II 3 0 5
Concept of modeling and basic principles; forces, resultants, equivalent systems of forces; free body diagrams and equilibrium; virtual work and stability of equilibrium; internal forces; analysis of trusses and beams; kinematics of particles; kinetics of particles; impulse and momentum; dynamics of rigid bodies; energy principles.

 

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CVE 221 Civil Engineering Materials 3 0 5
Cementing materials, aggregates, concrete, masonry, structural metals, polymers, composites, and timber; illustration of their applications in engineering.

 

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CVE 223 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory 0 3 3
Laboratory experiments on engineering materials.

 

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CVE 231 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory 3 0 5
Cementing materials, aggregates, concrete, masonry, structural metals, polymers, composites, and timber; illustration of their applications in engineering.

 

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CVE 232 Strength of Materials 3 0 5
Stress and deformation; uniaxial tension test, temperature effects in bars; torsion of circular shafts; simple bending of beams and associated deflections, shear stresses in beams; combined stresses due to bending, torsion, shear and axial loads; transformation of stress, principal stresses, and Mohr’s circle; introduction to energy principles; failure criteria; stability and buckling. Prerequisite: CVE 201.

 

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CVE 233 Structural Engineering I 3 0 5
Equivalent force systems, free body diagrams. Analysis of simple plane structures; internal force in beams and trusses, shear force, bending moment and axial force diagrams; centroids and moment of inertia of sections; introduction to stress and strain concepts; equilibrium, compatibility and constitutive relations; bending and shear stresses; deflection of trusses and beams; torsion.

 

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CVE 234 Structural Engineering II 3 0 5
Analysis of columns, continuous beams, trusses, frames, arches, curved beams, plates and shells; steel structures: material qualities, joints, joiner tools, pull and pressure pipes; twist calculations. Weak prerequisite: CVE 233.

 

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CVE 299 Civil Engineering Practice I 0 0 5
Practice for a minimum number of working days; the practice should be related to the civil engineering discipline; the student is expected to submit a report based on the work experience and the knowledge and skills acquired.

 

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CVE 301 Earth Sciences for Civil Engineering 3 0 5
Origin of earth; formation, distribution and properties of minerals and rocks; processes of alteration; weathering; sedimentation, metamorphism; geological structures; use of geological maps; engineering geology.

 

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CVE 311 Soil Mechanics 3 0 5
Physical properties of soils, soil classification, soil structure, moisture effects; compressibility and consolidation; stress, deformation, and strength characteristics; stress distribution and analysis; lateral earth pressures; slope stability.

 

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CVE 315 Soil Mechanics Laboratory 0 2 2
Basic laboratory experiments: specific gravity, Atterberg limits, grain size distribution, compaction, permeability, consolidation, unconfined compressive strength, CBR, direct shear and triaxial compression tests.

 

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CVE 321 Fluid Mechanics 3 0 5
Fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and their application to engineering problems; fluid statics; kinematics of fluid flow: continuity equation, stream function, irrotational flow velocity potential; fluid dynamics: flow of viscous fluids; Newtonian fluids, simple laminar flow systems, turbulence, flow in pipes; selected topics from compressible flow, open channel flow, boundary layer theory. Prerequisite: CVE 201.

 

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CVE 330 Reinforced Concrete I 3 0 5
Mechanical properties of structural concrete; behavior of reinforced concrete elements under different natural and physical conditions and under normal force, shear, moment and torsion; ultimate design of reinforced concrete beams, floor systems and columns; introduction to Turkish Standard Reinforced Concrete Design and the codes related to the American Concrete Institute for reinforced concrete buildings. Prerequisite: CVE 232.

 

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CVE 335 Structural Analysis 3 0 5
Assumptions, principles of equilibrium in determining reactions, bending moment, shear force and normal force diagrams; influence lines; strain energy concept; determination of displacements by virtual work; Castigliano’s theorem and moment area theorems; statically indeterminate structures; force and displacement method of approach using slope-deflection method; flexibility and stiffness methods; moment area and moment distribution methods; matrix methods of structural analysis; introduction to computer programs and use of program packages for structural analysis. Prerequisite: CVE 232.

 

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CVE 340 Numerical Methods for Engineering 3 0 5
Use of numerical techniques to investigate case studies in engineering topics; interpolation and numerical integration techniques; numerical solutions to ordinary differential equations using Runge-Kutta and multistep techniques; application of finite difference techniques to partial differential equations using parabolic and elliptic equations; convergence and error analysis, development and application of computer programs to case studies derived from engineering practices.

 

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CVE 341 Steel Structures 3 0 5
Design of steel structures, material properties of steel; allowable stress design approach; introduction to Turkish standards, Eurocodes and AISC codes; connections, tension members, compression members, beam-columns; beams and girders; design of frames, trusses and industrial buildings. Prerequisite: CVE 232.

 

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CVE 350 Foundation Engineering 3 0 5
Application of soil mechanics and other related techniques to design of foundation; site exploration methods and soil analysis techniques; bearing capacity and settlements, shallow and deep foundation, bracing and retaining structures; case studies. Prerequisite: CVE 311.

 

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CVE 360 Transportation Systems Engineering 3 0 5
Principles of the design of transportation facilities with emphasis on highways and airports; planning, geometric design, drainage, pavement design, air photogrammetry and mapping; geophysical subsurface explorations and sampling of materials and testing and roadway construction.

 

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CVE 365 Hydraulic Engineering I 3 0 5
A quantitative introduction to the principles of hydrology; hydraulics and water resources planning for design and analysis of systems concerned with the use and control of water; storage, water transmission; design of open channels and pressure conduits; ground water engineering; economical analysis of water resources projects. Prerequisite: CVE 321.

 

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CVE 399 Civil Engineering Practice II 3 0 5
Practice for a minimum number of working days; the practice should be related to the civil engineering discipline; the student is expected to submit a report based on the work experience and the knowledge and skills acquired.

 

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CVE 411 Environmental Engineering 3 0 5
Water supply sources, transmission, water distribution reservoirs and networks; wastewater collection and disposal; introduction to wastewater treatment methods.

 

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CVE 430 Reinforced Concrete II 3 0 5
Analysis and design of reinforced concrete deep beams, shells and folded plate members, substructures, retaining walls, chimneys, tanks, silos and bridges; principles of prestressed concrete: creep, shrinkage and temperature effects; provisions for aseismic design of reinforced concrete elements; precast concrete. Prerequisite: CVE 330.

 

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CVE 440 Finite Elements Methods for Engineering 3 0 5
Applications of Finite Element Method in engineering. Prerequisite: CVE 340.

 

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CVE 445 Risk Assessment and Management 3 0 5
Assessment, analysis and management; mean-variance portfolio theory; efficient market hypothesis; single- and multi-factor models; certainty equivalent analysis; an introduction to stochastic calculus; options and real options and applications in project management; risk analysis in capital investments; random sampling from input distributions and simulations; utility and measures of risk aversion; integrated risk management.

 

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CVE 446 Real Estate Development and Management 3 0 5
Real estate cycles; introduction to feasibility studies; review of corporate finance topics as applied to real estate development; introduction to zoning and regulations in Turkey; project feasibility analysis fundamentals and case examples; design stage considerations, construction stage considerations, delivery stage considerations; contract management; project financing techniques.

 

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CVE 450 Introduction to Architectural Engineering 3 0 5
Nature of structures and basic concepts; classification of structures: architecture-structure alliance in buildings; design of structural systems for large indoor spaces; description of the basic distinction between forms through the evolution of the art of structural systems; introduction to tall buildings; introduction to transportation structures.

 

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CVE 455 Coastal Engineering 3 0 5
The coastal zone; wave classification, water waves, engineering properties of water waves; wave energy, transformation of waves, shoaling, refraction, diffraction; wave breaking; wave generation and prediction; tides, wave forces; design of breakwaters, seawalls, pile structures, and beach fills. Prerequisite: CVE 321.

 

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CVE 456 Bridge Engineering 3 0 5
Introduction to bridge engineering; historical background of bridges and types; bridge aesthetics and proportioning; design process; review of applicable design codes; loads on bridges and force distribution; bridge geometry; conceptual design; analysis tools for highway and pedestrian bridges; concrete and steel deck design; design of substructures such as foundations with or without piles; abutments, retaining walls and wing walls; columns and cap beams; bearings; introduction to reinforced concrete and prestress concrete principles.

 

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CVE 461 Road Safety Engineering 3 0 5
The global and national importance of the problem; accident studies; role of human, vehicle and road factors in road safety; operation, control and management of highway and street networks for safety; safety improvement programs; relationship between highway design elements and safety; safety evaluation methods for countermeasures; evaluation of effectiveness and benefit/cost of improvement programs; future research needs.

 

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CVE 462 Intelligent Transportation Systems 3 0 5
Introduction to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); sensors in modern traffic management systems; traffic flow theory as applied to ITS; traffic flow characterization; traffic simulation and simulation tool examples; discrete traffic modeling; traffic flow sensor technologies; overhead sensor installation along a highway; data requirement for future traffic management applications; applications of sensor data to traffic management; freeway incident management; adaptive traffic signals; corridor management-ramp metering; evaluating ITS. Prerequisite: CVE 360.

 

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CVE 466 Hydraulic Engineering II 3 0 5
Concept of ground water flow hydrology and contamination as an extension of the mandatory fluid mechanics and hydraulics; ground water flow as well as contaminant transport in the subsurface media; presentation of real life case studies. Prerequisite: CVE 365.

 

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CVE 470 Construction Management 3 0 5
Application of cost engineering for construction projects; bidding procedures; construction cost estimating, conceptual and preliminary estimates, detailed cost estimate; project monitoring and cost controlling; construction accounting systems; earned value; performance indices; cash flow management.

 

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CVE 481 Special Topics in Civil Engineering I 3 0 5
Special topics of current interest which are not included within the other courses of civil engineering. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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CVE 482 Special Topics in Civil Engineering II 3 0 5
Special topics of current interest which are not included within the other courses of civil engineering. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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CVE 490 Civil Engineering Research Project 1 0 5
Guided research in one of the current research areas in civil engineering. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 

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CVE 491 Civil Engineering Design Project I 1 0 8
Design and development of a project for a civ enlgineering problem under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of the results in the form of a project report and oral presentation. Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

 

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CVE 492 Civil Engineering Design Project II 1 0 8
Continuation of CVE 491. Prerequisite: CVE 491.