This page details current course offerings by the PI within the Deparment of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNL. Additional information on courses available within the department and within the College of Engineering can be found through the course catalog for undergraduate courses and graduate courses. Independent study courses in advanced topics are offered as-needed for M.S. and Ph.D. students (priority to members of the Wittich Research Group).

CIVE 898:
Infrastructure Assessment Techniques

Course Description

Introduction to both traditional and non-contact methods for the documentation and assessment of the current state of civil infrastructure. Includes the study of laser scanning, computer vision, digital image processing, introduction to signal processing, and modal analysis of structures. Selected laboratory demonstrations and field trips for system assessments.

Semesters Taught (Enrollment)

Spring 2019 (10 students), Spring 2017 (8 students)

Syllabi

Spring 2019, Spring 2017

CIVE 842:
Structural Dynamics

Course Description

Concepts of Newtonian and Lagrangian mechanics for dynamical systems. Free and forced vibration of linear single-degree-of-freedom systems and multiple degree-of-freedom systems. Harmonic, periodic, pulse, arbitrary, and earthquake response. Numerical evaluation of dynamic response and linear response spectrum concepts. Introduction to non-linear system response. Dynamic response of continuous beams.

Semesters Taught (Enrollment)

Fall 2019 (18 students), Fall 2017 (8 students)

Syllabi

Fall 2019, Fall 2017

CIVE 441:
Steel Design I

Course Description

Introduction to the design concepts for structural steel building components. Design of tension members, bolted and welded connections, column members, and beam members. Limit states design concepts used throughout, and emphasis on behavior of members and code design procedures.

Semesters Taught (Enrollment)

Spring 2020 (48 students), Spring 2018 (42 students)

Syllabi

Spring 2020, Spring 2018

CIVE 341:
Introduction to Structural Engineering

Course Description

Introduction to the analysis and design of structural systems. Analyses of determinate and indeterminate trusses, beams, and frames, and design philosophies for structural engineering. Laboratory experiments deal with the analysis of determinate and indeterminate structures.

Semesters Taught (Enrollment)

Fall 2020 (TBD), Fall 2018 (67 students)

Syllabi

Fall 2018