DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.
DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.

Outcomes 3 & 4                   

3. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data, in more than one of the recognized major civil engineering areas.

4. An ability to design a civil engineering system, component, or process to meet desired needs.

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Designs & Experiments         

Throughout my degree programs, many of my courses have required me to design and conduct experiments as well analyze and interpret data in the civil engineering topics. The following are a list of classes in which this was required:



      • Environmental Systems Design CE A442

Water Resources:

      • Hydraulic Analysis & Design      CE A461
      • Hydrologic Analysis & Design    CE A464


      • Transportation Engineering 1     CE A405


      • Soil Mechanics w/ Lab              CE A435
      • Foundation Engineering            CE A442


      • Structural Analysis                   CE A431
      • Reinforced Concrete Design       CE A433


      • Senior Design

Many experiments and projects were carried out in these classes.  Below are some examples:

  • In Hydraulic Analysis and Design we were assigned a project where we were given a bid from the Municipality of Anchorage to replace the water and power supply for Anchorage if by 2050 Eklutna Lake goes completely offline.
  • In Soil Mechanics Lab we learned how to use laboratory equipment and procedures to complete the following list of labs:
      1. Determination of Water Content
      2. Specific Gravity of Soil Solids
      3. Sieve Analysis
      4. Hydrometer Test
      5. Liquid Limit Test-Percussion Cup Method
      6. Plastic Limit Test
      7. Falling Head Permeability Test in Sand
      8. Standard Proctor Compaction Test
      9. Sand Cone Method
      10. Consolidation Test
      11. Direct Shear Test of Sand
      12. Unconfined Compression Test
      13. Frost Heave

In our senior design class, we were assigned a project to design a civil engineering system, including components and a process to meet the desired needs. The project my team was assigned to was that of designing a snowmaking system for Arctic Valley. This included developing plans for a proposed water storage system, piping system, and snow gun placement.

DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.