Spring 2020 Class List Taught by SAFL Faculty

The following courses for Spring 2020 will be taught by SAFL-affiliated faculty:

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

CEGE 3103: Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice        Instructor: Vaughan Voller
Days/Time: T 8:40 – 9:30 AM                                                            Location: CE Building 221
Description: Introduction to ethical thinking, legal aspects of professional practice, codes of ethics for engineers, ethical problem-solving using case studies.

CEGE 3502 (w/lab) or CEGE 4522 (w/o lab): Introduction to Fluid Mechanics        Instructor: Michele Guala
Days/Time: TTh 11:15 am – 12:30 pm                                             Location: CE Building 210
Description: Fluid statics/dynamics. Kinematics of fluid flow, equations of motion, pressure-velocity relationships, viscous effects, boundary layers. Momentum/energy equations. Lift/drag. Flow in pipes and pipe systems. Hydraulic machinery. Fluid measurements.

CEGE 4501: Hydrologic Design (w/Discussion period)               Instructor: Xue Feng
Days/Time: MW 4:00 – 5:15 pm                                                        Location: CE Building 210
Description: Hydrologic cycle: precipitation, evaporation, infiltration runoff. Flood routing through rivers and reservoirs. Statistical analysis of hydrologic data and estimation of design flows. Open channel flow, flow through conduits. Detention basin design, hydraulic structure sizing, estimation of risk of flooding.

CEGE 4512: Open Channel Hydraulics                                          Instructor: Omid Mohsemi
Days/Time: MW 4:40 – 6:35 pm                                                        Location: CE Building 205
Description: Theories of flow in open channels, including gradually varied and rapidly varied flows, steady and unsteady flows. Computational methods for unsteady open channel flows, applications to flood routing. Introduction to moveable bed mechanics.

CEGE 8503: Environmental Mass Transport                                Instructor: Kimberly Hill
Days/Time: TTh 10:10 am – 12:05 pm                                             Location: Vincent Hall 20
Description: Principles of intraphase and interfacial chemical transport and fate in the environment, specifically the processes of diffusion, dispersion, and convection. Application to surface water and atmospheric mixing, dispersion in groundwater, and transport between these media.

CEGE 8503: Stochastic Hydrology                                     Instructor: Ardeshir Ebtehaj
Days/Time: MW 1:00 – 2:55 pm                                            Location: CE Building 205
Description: Analysis and synthesis of hydrologic series and systems; derived distributions; uncertainty and risk analysis; flood frequency analysis; multivariate time series analysis; correlation and spectral analysis; series of long-range dependence; linear estimation; geostatistics; sampling networks; hydrologic forecasting.

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

ESCI 4602: Sediment and Stratigraphy                             Instructor: Chris Paola
Days/Time: MW 11:15 am – 12:05 pm                                 Location: Tate Hall 120
Description: Interpretation of origin of sedimentary rocks through application of basic physical/chemical principles. Modern depositional environments, petrographic microscopy, basin dynamics, stratigraphy.

ESCI 4702: General Hydrogeology                                     Instructor: Peter Kang
Days/Time: TTh 1:00 – 2:15 pm                                            Location: Tate Hall 120
Description: Theory of groundwater geology, hydrologic cycle, watershed hydrology, Darcy's law, governing equations of groundwater motion, flow net analysis, analog models, groundwater resource evaluation/development. Applied analysis of steady and transient equations of groundwater motion and chemical transport. Chemistry of natural waters.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

ME 4331: Thermal Energy Engineering Laboratory (w/lab)        Instructor: Jiarong Hong
Days/Time: TTh 10:10 – 11:00 am                                                    Location: ME 221
Measurement/analysis of heat transfer in single phase, multiphase, reacting environments. Experimental measurements relevant to thermal/fluid systems, statistical design of experiments/uncertainty analysis. Heat exchange.

ME 8332: Advanced Fluid Dynamics                                              Instructor: Lian Shen
Days/Time: MF 10:30 – 11:45 am                                                     Location: ME 321
Advanced fluid dynamics course addressing the theory and applications of fluid flows pertinent to mechanical engineering. The course focuses on the physical phenomena, mathematical formulations, and advanced problem-solving techniques for flows ranging from microscale flows to turbulence, with examples from mechanical engineering practice. Prerequisite an intermediate fluid mechanics course or permission of instructor.

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

AEM 4203: Aerospace Propulsion                                      Instructor: Filippo Coletti
Days/Time: TTh 12:20 – 2:15 pm                                          Location: Nicholson Hall 275
Basic one-dimensional flows: isentropic, area change, heat addition. Overall performance characteristics of propellers, ramjets, turbojets, turbofans, rockets. Performance analysis of inlets, exhaust nozzles, compressors, burners, and turbines. Rocket flight performance, single-/multi-stage chemical rockets, liquid/solid propellants.

AEM 8233: Multi-phase Flows                                            Instructor: Filippo Coletti
Days/Time: TTh  8:15 – 9:30 AM                                          Location: Ackerman Hall 317
Introduction to fluid flows with multiple interacting phases, with emphasis on cases in which a dispersed phase is carried by a continuous one. Droplet dynamics, bubbly flows and bubble-induced fluctuations, particle-turbulence interaction. Fundamentals of measurement techniques and modeling approaches. Elements of rheology for complex and active fluids.