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Civil Engineering

1000. Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
This introductory course in mechanics of solids is based on the multimedia ebook developed in University of Oklahoma. The material include case studies, examples and simulations with visually appealing graphics for illustration purposes. The case studies are useful for relating theory to real world engineering applications. Topics covered include stress and strain, torsion, shear and moment in beams, beam stresses, beam deflections, advanced beams, stress analysis, strain analysis and columns. (Video lectures are not available for this course but it includes very good course content)
(Prof. Kurt Gramoll, University of Oklahoma)

1150. Engineering Mechanics
This subject provides an introduction to the mechanics of materials and structures. You will be introduced to and become familiar with all relevant physical properties and fundamental laws governing the behavior of materials and structures and you will learn how to solve a variety of problems of interest to civil and environmental engineers. While there will be a chance for you to put your mathematical skills to use in this subject, the emphasis is on the physical understanding of why a material or structure behaves the way it does in the engineering design of materials and structures. (No videos are available for this course but there is a good set of lecture material)
(Prof. Markus Buehler, Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1250. Fluid Mechanics
This is an introductory course in fluid mechanics based on the excellent multimedia ebook developed in University of Oklahoma. The material include case studies, examples and simulations with visually appealing graphics for illustration purposes. Topics covered include fluid statics and kinematics, fundamental laws, Navier-Stokes and Euler's equations, modeling and similitude, inviscid flow, viscous flow, drag, lift, boundary layer and open-channel flow. (Video lectures are not available for this course but the excellent content available more than make up for it)
(Chean Chin Ngo, Prof. Kurt Gramoll, University of Oklahoma)

2100. Architectural Structures II
This course covers the basic principles of elastic behavior for different materials such as wood, steel, concrete and composite materials, and compares the properties and applications of materials generally. It investigate cross sectional stress and strain behavior in flexure and shear, and torsion as well as the stability of beams and columns. The qualitative behavior of combined stresses and fracture in materials is also covered.
(Peter von Buelow, University of Michigan)

3250. Project Management
This course focuses on the management and implementation of construction projects, primarily infrastructure projects. A project refers to a temporary piece of work undertaken to create a unique product or service. Whereas operations are continuous and repeating, projects are finite and have an end date. Projects bring form or function to ideas or need. The field of project management deals with the planning, execution, and controlling of projects. This course will cover the basic tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to successfully manage a project through its inception, design, planning, construction, and transition phases. There will be several guest lectures discussing current projects.
(Prof. Fred Moavenzadeh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

4210. Logistics Systems
This subject is a survey of the fundamental analytic tools, approaches, and techniques which are useful in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra and inter-company logistics operations.
(Dr. Chris Caplice, Prof. Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

4610. Offshore Wind Farm Design
This is a very interesting course on offshore wind farms. It covers the design of offshore wind farms in general and the foundation design in particular. It is based on actual cases of real offshore wind farms that have been built recently or will be built in the near future. The course gives a general overview of the different components, equipment and parties involved in the design of offshore wind farms. It focusses on general wind farm layout, grid connection, installation methodology and covers in depth the design of the offshore wind turbine for the specific offshore location. An excellent set of lecture material is included.
(Dr.ir. J. van der Tempel, Delft University of Technology)

 

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