Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Civil and Environmental
Engineering

Our Profession and Our
Department

University of
Massachusetts/Amherst


College of Engineering


Dept of Civil and Environmental
Engineering


Environmental Engineering


Geotechnical Engineering


Structural Engineering and Mechanics


Transportation Engineering and Planning

Environmental Engineering


Water supply and treatment


Wastewater collection and treatment


Solid waste management


Hazardous waste management


Air pollution control

Water Resources & Supply


Drinking Water Treatment


Wastewater Treatment

Solid Waste Landfill

Field Research


May 4, 2007

9

The Blackstone

Watershed:


454 mi
2
in MA/RI


207 river miles in MA


46 mainstem river
miles / 438 ft drop


American Heritage
River


National Heritage
Corridor


At one point almost 1
dam per mile of river


17 viable dams +
remnants remain

Geotechnical Engineering


Dr. Ching S. Chang


Finite element analysis and computer application in soil related problems


Soil dynamics


Earthquake engineering


Soil constitutive relationships


Dr. Don DeGroot


Soil behavior, environmental geotechnics,


laboratory measurement and evaluation of soil properties


site characterization, development of laboratory equipment


Dr. William H. Highter


Pavement management, design, and analysis

Overlay design

Geotechnical properties of base and subgrade materials

Nondestructive pavement testing


Dr. Carlton L. Ho


Movement of unstable slopes

Soil liquefaction

Seismic response of soil retention systems

Response spectra

Hazard analysis of slopes susceptible to seismic triggering

Soil rheology


Dr. Alan J. Lutenegger


In Situ Testing of Soils

Physical
-
Chemical Properties of Clays

Behavior of Helical Foundations


Loess Soils


Civil Engineering History

Current Geotechnical Engineering Funded Research


1.
Natural silt filtration materials


MassHighway.
Ho

and Reckhow (1
MS)


2.
Light weight (foam) backfill material


VTrans.
Lutenegger

(1 MS)


3.
In Situ Testing


MassHighway.
DeGroot

and
Lutenegger

(2 MS)


4.
Early warning system for unstable slopes


VTrans.
DeGroot

and
Lutenegger

(1 MS)


5.
Salt Project


MassHighway. Ostendorf and
DeGroot

(3 MS)


6.
Offshore Geohazards


NSF.
DeGroot

(1 PostDoc, 2 PhD and 1 MS)

Subsurface Investigations

Jason T. DeJong
, In
situ testing

Thomas C. Sheahan
, Project
Education Director; mechanical
behavior of sediments

Laurie G. Baise
, Geostatistics,
seismicity and GIS

Peter J.C. Walker
, Disaster
response, preparedness and mitigation

Anders Elverhøi
,
Prof. and Dean of
Research

Mark Randolph
, Director
COFS

Mark Cassidy,
Deputy
Director, COFS

Farrokh Nadim
, Director, ICG

Anders Solheim,
Deputy Director,
ICG

Brian G. McAdoo
,
Geomorphology, geophysics and
submarine landscapes/landslides

Don J. DeGroot
, Project
Leader; sampling &
mechanical behavior of
sediments

Tsunami

Tsunami

Offshore Geohazards

Mud
volcano

Overpressure

Diapirism
Doming

Underground


blowout

t

Gas
chimney

Wave
generation

Earthquak
e

From NGI

Transportation Engineering


Dr. John Collura


transportation management and operations with an emphasis on work
zone safety, emergency vehicle operations, and information
technology.


Dr. Song Gao


Optimization in stochastic networks


Econometric models of (adaptive) travel behavior


Traffic models of uncertain networks with traveler information


Intelligent transportation systems


Transportation planning


Congestion pricing and emission pricing


Dr. Michael A. Knodler


Transportation Safety, Driver Behavior (Older & Younger)


Data Analysis, Access & Management


Traffic Operations, Human Factors, Geometric Design


Pedestrian & Bicycles


Geographic Information Systems


Intelligent Transportation Systems


Dr. Daiheng Ni


Traffic Flow Modeling and Simulation


Intelligent Transportation Systems


Traffic Sensing and Information Technology


Transportation Logistics and Optimization


The Big Dig
-
Central Artery Project

Driving simulator

Structural Engineering and
Mechanics


Dr. Sanjay R. Arwade


Micromechanics; Stochastic mechanics; Probabilistic material
modelling
;
Structural mechanics and behavior; Historic structures; Models for structural
demonstrations


Dr. Sergio F. Breña


Rehabilitation of existing structures using fiber reinforced composite materials


Response of reinforced concrete members and structures subjected to cyclic
loading


Seismic rehabilitation of reinforced concrete buildings


Bridge performance through field monitoring and load testing


Structural design emphasizing the use of innovative techniques in structural
concrete


Dr. Scott A. Civjan


Structural Engineering with an emphasis on experimental research. Specific
areas of interests include:


seismic design of structures, steel design, connection behavior, structural applications of new
materials, and field modeling of structures.


Current and recent research projects include studies on the Effects of RBS
Section Details on Beam Stability, Historic Steel Connection Testing, Data
Collection and Analysis Integral Abutment Bridges, Evaluating Effectiveness of
Corrossion

Inhibiting Concrete Mixtures, Testing of the "
Hycrete
" Concrete
Admixture, Experimental and Analytical Verification of the "Tuned Strut"
Concept and Cracking of Terrazzo Flooring.


Dr. Thomas J. Lardner


Solid mechanics, structural dynamics, applied mathematics




04 May 2007

Recent Research Activities


Experimental/Field Studies


Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete Structures


Strengthening Concrete Structures Using Fiber Reinforced
Polymer Composites (FRP)


Testing of Structural Elements with Discontinuities
(openings)


Field Monitoring of Integral Abutment Bridges


Testing of Struts used for Deep Excavation Projects


Field Load Testing of Bridges


Analytical


Finite Element Analysis of Steel Beams with Reduced Beam
Section (Dogbone)


Nonlinear Pushover Analysis of Reinforced Concrete
Structures

04 May 2007

Corrosion of

Steel in Concrete

Macrocell and Half
-
Cell
Testing

04 May 2007

Column Strengthening using
Composite Sheets

04 May 2007

Fatigue Testing of Structural
Components

04 May 2007

Experimental Testing of Structural
Elements with Openings

Community Service

Habitat for Humanity

Engineers without Borders


Where do Civil and Environmental
Engineers Work?


Consulting engineering firms


Municipalities


Governmental agencies


Construction companies


Software and financial consulting
companies


Universities

Job outlook


Increasing faster than average of all
other occupations through 2008

Source: US Dept of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

CEE Career Fair

CEE Spring Picnic