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.
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
- 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:
- Determination of Water Content
- Specific Gravity of Soil Solids
- Sieve Analysis
- Hydrometer Test
- Liquid Limit Test-Percussion Cup Method
- Plastic Limit Test
- Falling Head Permeability Test in Sand
- Standard Proctor Compaction Test
- Sand Cone Method
- Consolidation Test
- Direct Shear Test of Sand
- Unconfined Compression Test
- 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.