ENGR g333 Basic Geotechnics 3 credits. Classification, analysis and evaluation of soils as engineering material. Water movement through soils. Soil mechanics applied to analysis of foundations, earth sloped and other structures. PREREQ: ENGR 223, COREQ: ENGR 309.
ENGR g408 Water and Wastewater Quality 3 credits. Designs and applications of water and wastewater treatment systems for water quality control and reuse. PREREQ: ENGR 309, CHEM 122. COREQ: ENGR g409.
ENGR g409 Water and Wastewater Lab 1 credit. Fundamental analytical procedures for measurement of water and wastewater quality. Introduction to materials and protocols associated with general environmental analytical techniques. COREQ: ENGR g408.
ENGR g415 Model Theory 3 credits. Theory of design and testing of scaled models of engineering systems. Principles of dimensional analysis and their applications to design of physical models. The course considers true and distorted models, linear and non-linear models, and analogies. Some laboratory work required. PREREQ: ENGR 321 AND ENGR 309.
ENGR g416 Thermal Power Cycles 3 credits. Application of thermodynamics to design systems for conversion of thermal energy to power by various power cycles. PREREQ: ENGR 264 AND ENGR 309.
ENGR g419 Alternative Energy Systems Design 3 credits. Fundamentals of non-traditional energy generation, conversion and conservation techniques covered. Design and application of small, dispersed systems emphasized. PREREQ: ENGR 313, 309 AND MATH 360; COREQ: ENGR 341.
ENGR g421 Advanced Engineering Analysis I 3 credits. Cross-listed as MATH g421. Analysis of complex linear and nonlinear engineering systems using advanced techniques including Laplace transforms, Fourier series and classical partial differential equations. PREREQ: MATH 360, ENGR 264.
ENGR g422 Advanced Engineering Analysis II 3 credits. Cross-listed as MATH g422. Analysis of complex linear and nonlinear engineering systems using advanced techniques, including probability and statistics, advanced numerical methods and variational calculus. PREREQ: ENGR g421 OR MATH g42l.
ENGR g426 Microprocessors 3 credits. Introduction to microprocessors, architecture, buses, memory types, programming models. Programming principles using machine and assembly languages, addressing modes, memory mapping, number representation and processing. Macros, assemblers, debuggers and disk-based systems. PREREQ: ENGR 374.
ENGR g427 Digital Systems Engineering 3 credits. Digital systems design using microprocessors and other LSI components. Input/output devices and methods. D/A and A/D conversion. Synchronization methods, interrupts. Data structures and organization. Practical aspects of real-time implementation. PREREQ: ENGR 426.
ENGR g431 Nuclear Reactor Analysis 3 credits. Physical principles underlying the design, use and operation of fission reactors. PREREQ: ENGR 264, ENGR 371; PHYS 301. COREQ: ENGR g421 OR MATH g42l.
ENGR g432 Nuclear Reactor Core Design 3 credits. Advanced techniques in nuclear reactor core design utilizing computer programs to calculate criticality, fuel burnup, core life, and plant economics. PREREQ: ENGR g431 AND ENGR g421 OR MATH g42l.
ENGR g433 Nuclear Reactor Laboratory l credit. Experimental measurements of nuclear properties and nuclear reactor characteristics. PREREQ: ENGR 431.
ENGR g444 Nuclear Fuel Cycles 3 credits.Exploration of the processes associated with nuclearfuel cycles including mining, fabrication, reprocessing,and disposal. PREREQ: ENGR 371, CHEM 316318.
ENGR g451 Compressible Fluid Flow 3 credits. Fundamentals of compressible flow and gas dynamics, development of basic principles, practical applications. Techniques developed for isentropic friction, heat addition, isothermal flow, shock wave analysis, propagation, expansion waves, reflection waves. PREREQ: ENGR 309 AND ENGR 341.
ENGR g471 Nuclear Power Systems 3 credits. Nuclear reactor power plant design with emphasis on heat transfer and fluid flow in the primary and secondary systems. Design of components for reliability and safety will be stressed. PREREQ: ENGR 309, ENGR 371; COREQ: ENGR 431.
ENGR g473 Feedback Control Systems 3 credits. Application of linear analysis to the design of feedback control systems. Topics will include Routh's Criteria, Bode and Root Locus techniques as applied to the design process. PREREQ: ENGR345.
ENGR g476 Heat Transfer 3 credits. Continuation of transport phenomena with emphasis on heat transfer. Conduction, convection, and radiation will be covered. Numerical solutions and equipment design emphasized. PREREQ: 264; COREQ: ENGR 309.
ENGR g478 Probabilistic Design 3 credits. Probabilistic methods applied to analysis and design. Setting probabilistic design objectives and calculating probabilistic performance emphasized. PREREQ: ENGR 264, MATH 360 AND SENIOR STANDING IN ENGINEERING.
ENGR g491 Seminar in Engineering 1 credit. A series of lectures on current topics in the literature by participants or guest lecturers chosen fromindustry. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ENGR g493 Sampled Data Control Systems 3 credits. Design of linear time invariant control systems which incorporate discrete signal processing. Topics include Z-transforms, feedback control, digital filters and design with state variables. PREREQ: ENGR 473.
ENGR 501 Methods of Engineering 3 credits. Introduction to fundamental concepts of engineering as related to hazardous waste management. PREREQ: OPEN TO INTERDISCIPLINARY HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT STUDENTS WHO LACK AN ENGINEERING BACKGROUND. NOT COUNTED TOWARD GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS.
ENGR 510 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 credits. Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological principles of solid and hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, air pollutant control, and national environmental regulation. PREREQ: CHEM 122 AND ENGR 309, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ENGR 570 Survey of Hazardous Waste Management Problems 3 credits. Environmental, technical, political and economic aspects of hazardous waste management. Credit not granted if UI ChE 570 or ISU ENVE 607 is taken. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ENGR 589 Principles of Hazardous Waste Site Remediation 3 credits. Restoration technologies for waste sites. Site characterization and clean-up methods for chemical, radioactive, mixed wastes in soils and water. Practical methodologies. Credit not granted if ENVE 614 taken. PREREQ: ENGR 570 OR ENVE 607.
ENGR 606 Environmental Law and Regulations 3 credits. Federal, state, local environmental regulations addressing environmental impact assessment; water and air pollution control, hazardous waste, resource recovery, reuses, toxic substances, occupational safety and health, radiation, siting, auditing, liability. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ENGR 608 Waste Treatment Technologies 3 credits. Procedures for characterization of hazardous waste sites, identification and application of physical, chemical, biological and thermal treatment. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ENGR 650 Thesis 1-6 credits. Thesis research must be approved by the student's advisory committee. Six credits may be used to satisfy the research requirements for the degree.
ENGR 651 Seminar 1 credit. Current topics in engineering. Invited speakers will be used when possible. Students presentations required. May be taken a maximum of four times. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR. Graded S/U.
ENGR 652 Special Problems 1-3 credits. Special experimental, computational, or theoretical investigation leading to development of proficiency in some area of engineering. Formal report required. PREREQ: PRIOR PROJECT APPROVAL REQUIRED BY AN ENGINEERING FACULTY. May be graded S/U.
ENGR 655 Hazardous Waste Management Seminar 1 credit. Environmental engineering and science topics related to hazardous waste characterization, cleanup, regulations. Includes case histories and presentations by graduate students and visiting speakers. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
Environmental Engineering Graduate Courses
ENVE g410 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3 credits. Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological principles of solid and hazardous waste management, water and wastewater treatment, air pollutant control, and national environmental regulation. PREREQ: CHEM 122, ENGR 309.
ENVE 504 Engineering Risk Assessment 3 credits. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to characterizing and controlling environmental pathways of contaminants. Risk assessment requirements and implications in Superfund projects for engineers working on remedial strategies. PREREQ: BIOS 521, CHEM 121 OR EQUIVALENT.
ENVE 607 Hazardous Waste Management 3 credits. Management of hazardous and solid wastes, emphasis on CERCLA (Superfund) process for cleanup of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and RECRA process applied to industrial treatment, storage, disposal (TSD) facilities. PREREQ: STATISTICS AND PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
ENVE 610 Introduction to Radioactive Waste Management 3 credits. Principles and practice of radioactive waste storage, transportation and disposal. Evolution of government regulations and current solutions developed in response to the regulations. PREREQ: ENGR 501 OR EQUIVALENT.
ENVE 611 Treatment Systems for Environmental Remediation 3 credits. Fundamental principles and processes for physical, chemical, and biological treatment of wastes including mixing, flocculation, sedimentation, stripping, aeration, sorption and leaching. Some experiments required. PREREQ: ENGR 341 AND ENVE 510.
ENVE 612 Treatment of Hazardous Chemical Waste 3 credits. Alternative processes and operations for the treatment of hazardous chemicals. PREREQ: MATH 360, ENVE 607, AND COURSE IN UNIT OPERATIONS.
ENVE 614 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation 3 credits. Characterizing waste sites, application of physical, chemical, biological corrective actions, site restoration. Case studies illustrate corrective action and site restoration. PREREQ: ENGR 341, ENVE 607 AND COURSE IN FLUID FLOW THROUGH POROUS MEDIA.
ENVE 615 Water Quality Modeling and Control 3 credits. Fundamental principles for mathematical modeling and analysis of environmental contaminant's fate and transport in lakes, rivers, estuaries, and groundwater. PREREQ: ENVE 510.
ENVE 616 Biological Treatment of Wastewater 3 credits. Fundamental principles, design, and operation of aerobic and anaerobic biological waste treatment processes. PREREQ: ENVE 510.
Nuclear Science and Engineering Graduate Courses
NS&E 584-585 Survey of Nuclear Engineering 3 credits. For BS engineering graduates with no nuclear background. Lecture, laboratory each semester. Nuclear science; reactor physics, kinetics and thermal hydraulics; nuclear fuel cycle. Not counted toward graduation requirements. PREREQ: BS IN ENGINEERING.
NS&E 601 Nuclear Engineering Experiments 3 credits. Experimental verification of theoretical models will be stressed. Kinetic behavior, neuron spatial distribution, perturbation, and other characteristic equations will be investigated. PREREQ: ENGR 432 AND ENGR 433.
NS&E 603 Advanced Thermal Hydraulics 3 credits. Advanced studies of both fluid flow and heat transfer in nuclear reactor cores. Conservation equations; constitutive relations; formulation and solution approaches for complete equation set. PREREQ: ENGR 341, ENGR 476.
NS&E 604 Dynamic Behavior of Nuclear Systems 3 credits. Kinetic behavior of nuclear reactors including feedback effects of power transients, fuel burn up, coolant perturbations, etc. Mathematical models developed to predict both short and long term behavior. PREREQ: ENGR432.
NS&E 605 Advanced Nuclear Engineering 3 credits. Detailed treatment of current, advanced nuclear power reactor designs. Emphasis on the inherent and engineered safety features and on advantages and disadvantages of each design. PREREQ: NS&E 604 AND ENGR 571.
NS&E 616 Special Application of Nuclear Energy 3 credits. Topics will include the use of isotopic power sources for remote systems, nuclear propulsion for earth and space vehicles, process heat sources, portable power plants, etc. Advances in related fields such as direct conversion gas turbines for high temperature application, etc. PREREQ: ENGR 476.
NS&E 617 Power Plant Engineering 3 credits. Detailed discussion of project engineering, safety and analysis licensing, and regulations that pertain to the procurement and operation of nuclear powersystems. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NS&E 618 Treatment of Low Level Radioactive Waste 3 credits. Design and analysis of processes and facilities for treating low-level radioactive waste. Volume reduction, handling, solidification and decontamination processes will be covered. PREREQ: ENVE 610 AND ENGR 371.
NS&E 619 Treatment of High Level Radioactive Waste 3 credits. Design and analysis of processes and facilities for treating high-level radioactive waste. Shielding, criticality, separation and stabilization processes will be covered. PREREQ: ENVE 610 AND ENGR 371.
NS&E 620 Radiation Health Physics and Safety 3 credits. Advanced health physics methods applied to nuclear plants. Radiation safety regulations and ALARA concept. Application of shielding codes to achieve compliance. PREREQ: ENGR 371 AND PHYS 532 OR EQUIVALENT.
NS&E 621 Shielding and Radiation Protection 3 credits. Analysis of materials for radiation shielding application, design of composite shields, duct streaming, buildup factors in shield design, and other topics. Shield requirements for instruments and personal protection. PREREQ: 471 OR EQUIVALENT.
NS&E 624 Reactor Safety 3 credits. Safety criteria involved in the safe design of nuclear reactor systems. Criticality safety as well as containment, handling, and analysis of potentially hazardous situations. PREREQ: NS&E 603.
NS&E 625 Two Phase Flow 3 credits. Fundamentals of two phase flow. Traditional models. Derivation and examination of conservation equations. Investigation of two phase flow regimes. PREREQ: NS&E 603.
NS&E 626 Siting and Regulations 3 credits. Problems encountered in the location of large nuclear plants with regard to existing federal and state regulations. Regulatory practices and the responsibility of the engineer in designing for regulatory compliance.
NS&E 627 Computers in Nuclear Analysis, 3 credits. Large scale computational methods in reactor science, including multigroup diffusion, cross-section generation, fuel depletion, economics and heat transfer. Extensive use of computer required.
NS&E 628 Reliability and Risk Analysis 3 credits. Statistical and probabilistic methods of evaluating process and equipment reliability. Use of FMEA, fault tree techniques and Markov methods. Risk and efficacy assessment. PREREQ: ENGR g478 OR MATH g450.
NS&E 631-632 Advanced Reactor Physics 3 credits. Study of advanced theories used in the calculation of nuclear reactor parameters including such topics as the Boltzman transport equation with energy and space dependence multi-group, multi-region diffusion for reflected systems, perturbation theory, etc. Special emphasis will be given to the application of digital computers in nuclear reactor design problems. PREREQ: ENGR 432 OR EQUIVALENT.
NS&E 633 Controlled Thermonuclear Energy 3 credits. Theory of thermonuclear reactions, weakly ionized gases; Boltzmann theory; elementary plasma physics; and possible thermonuclear reactors. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NS&E 636 Boiling and Condensation 3 credits. Study of the thermophysics of vaporization and condensation, including heat transfer equipment applications. Includes interfacial phenomena, phase stability, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, pool boiling, and external condensation. PREREQ: NS&E 625.
NS&E 639 System Analysis of Reactor Dynamics 3 credits. Selected topics in nuclear system dynamics, simulation, and control; content varies. PREREQ: PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
NS&E 646 Two-Phase Flow Measurements Laboratory 2 credits. Design, calibration, operation of two-phase density and mass flow measurement systems. Qualitative and quantitative measurements of flow regime characteristic parameters. Single- and two-component flows. Measurement of upstream disturbance effects. PREREQ: M&CE 644.
NS&E 647 Experiment Design and Data Analysis 3 credits. Statistical analysis and other techniques for data interpretation and qualification. Experiment design principles. On-line digital signal processing methods. PREREQ: ENGR g478 ORMATH g450; COREQ: ENGR g421 OR MATHg421.
NS&E 699 Doctoral Dissertation. Research toward completion of the dissertation. Variable credit. Graded S/U.
Measurement and Control Engineering Graduate Courses
M&CE 640 System Modeling, Identification and Simulation 3 credits. Model development, off-line and on-line identification methods for engineering systems, diagnostic tests and model validation and analog and digital simulation methods. PREREQ: ENGR 473.
M&CE 642 Advanced Control Systems 3 credits. Study of advances in classical and modern control systems. Optimization, estimation and Eigenstructure control. PREREQ: ENGR 473 OR EQUIVALENT.
M&CE 643 Advanced Measurement Methods 3 credits. Instrumentation systems used in detection and signal conditioning of thermal-hydraulic process variables, radiation including lasers, and electrical and mechanical properties of materials. PREREQ: ENGR 344 OR EQUIVALENT.
M&CE 644 Measurements and Controls Laboratory 3 credits. Work with measuring systems for a variety of process variables. Investigation of characteristics of various process control components and systems. Transient and stationary conditions will be included. PREREQ: M&CE 642 AND M&CE 643 OR EQUIVALENT.
M&CE 645 Advanced Control Theory 3 credits. Topics selected from nonlinear, adaptive, robust, stochastic, intelligent, or process control theory, depending upon the interests of students and faculty. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. PREREQ: M&CE 642.
M&CE 649 Robotics and Automation 3 credits. Robotic manipulator kinematics, dynamics, trajectory planning, sensors, programming and control. The application concepts of robotics in industry will be briefly introduced. PREREQ: M&CE 642.
M&CE 653 Optimal Control Systems 3 credits. Performance index. Calculus of variations, Pontryagin maximum principle. Linear quadratic regulator. Time and fuel optimal control. Linear quadratic Gaussian problem. Kalman Filter. H optimal control. Industrial applications. PREREQ: M&CE 642 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
Revised: May 1, 1996