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2006

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The Civil Engineering Faculty Of The Future, Allen C. Estes, Ronald Welch Jun 2006

The Civil Engineering Faculty Of The Future, Allen C. Estes, Ronald Welch

Architectural Engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK) for the 21st Century that attempts to define the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a civil engineer. A section of that document addresses who should teach this body of knowledge. It concludes that civil engineering faculty must be scholars, effective teachers, practitioners, and role models. While true, there are a number of complex issues that arise such as whether it is possible for one person to possess all of these attributes, whether such a model best serves the projected trends in civil engineering …


Program Assessment The Easy Way: Using Embedded Indicators To Assess Program Outcomes, Karl Fred Meyer, Allen C. Estes, Ronald W. Welch, David G. Winget Jun 2006

Program Assessment The Easy Way: Using Embedded Indicators To Assess Program Outcomes, Karl Fred Meyer, Allen C. Estes, Ronald W. Welch, David G. Winget

Architectural Engineering

The culminating design experience for civil engineering majors at the United States Military Academy (USMA) is CE492, Design of Structural Systems. CE492 serves as a “capstone” experience or one in which students are faced with a multi-disciplinary design project incorporating facets from all previous civil engineering courses. Previous capstone experiences have required students to design structures planned for construction or currently under construction at the Academy, thus providing an opportunity for site visitations and active participation with key players in the project development process. Since CE492 provides a multi-disciplinary experience, it also provides an ideal opportunity for the application of …


"Putting A Fence Around" Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Research Projects, Edmond P. Saliklis Jun 2006

"Putting A Fence Around" Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Research Projects, Edmond P. Saliklis

Architectural Engineering

The purpose of this paper is to provide practical suggestions of how to design and most importantly, how to limit the scope of proposed projects such that that an architectural engineering student can successfully participate in undergraduate research. Throughout the paper, the pedagogical benefits of such research projects will be emphasized. This paper will provide ideas and encouragement to faculty who may be hesitant to undertake research with undergraduate students. The paper closes with several successful case studies.


Two Alternative System Reliability Approaches To The Serviceability Condition Assessment Of Spillway Gate Systems On Dams, Allen C. Estes, Stuart D. Foltz May 2006

Two Alternative System Reliability Approaches To The Serviceability Condition Assessment Of Spillway Gate Systems On Dams, Allen C. Estes, Stuart D. Foltz

Architectural Engineering

Two competing methods were introduced for analyzing the condition of a structural system. The results produced by both were very different. In the weighted average approach, the system condition index will always be somewhere between the condition of the best and worst component in the system. In the traditional reliability approach, the condition index will always be lower than the condition of the worst member in a series system and higher than the condition of the best member in a parallel system. A traditional reliability approach works extremely well for a strength-based system where the importance factors of the components …


Ubc 97 And Aci 318-02 Code Comparison - Summary Report, Chukwuma Ekwueme, John Lawson, Mehran Pourzanjani, James S. Lai, Bob Lyon Jan 2006

Ubc 97 And Aci 318-02 Code Comparison - Summary Report, Chukwuma Ekwueme, John Lawson, Mehran Pourzanjani, James S. Lai, Bob Lyon

Architectural Engineering

Introduction

Recognizing there have been questions on the differences between the alternate slender wall design procedures in 1997 UBC and in ACI 318-02, the SEAOSC Board authorized a Task Group to provide a comprehensive review of the two design procedures. The ACI procedure was adopted by IBC 2000 and subsequent code editions. As quoted in ACI 318R-02 Commentary Section R14.8, Section 14.8 is based on the corresponding requirements in the UBC and experimental research of the Test Report by SCCACI-SEAOSC.

This summary report includes review of source documents, code comparison, and background of the design provisions under UBC and under …


"Tilt-Up Building" And "Tilt-Up Wall Panel With Openings", John W. Lawson Jan 2006

"Tilt-Up Building" And "Tilt-Up Wall Panel With Openings", John W. Lawson

Architectural Engineering

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