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Department of Civil Engineering
CIVL 1101 - Class Presentations and Notes
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The following links allow you to view videos and download pdf versions of the class notes for CIVL 1101. Just click on the appropriate section of the notes, and download it to your local computer. Once you have a copy of the notes, you can view them in Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Acrobat Reader also will allow you to print out copies of the notes. If you have questions about this procedure, please get in touch with Dr. Camp.
 

Final Exam will be available on 12/9/2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Week 15 Overview  (November 30)

Review for Final Exam 

By the end of Week 15, students should be able to:

  • Successfully complete the Final Exam
  • Present poster for Project 3
  • Hand in Project 3 report
  1. Project 3 poster presentations
  2. Hand in Project 3 report
  3. Complete Final Exam Review
  4. Prepare for the Final Exam
    The multiple choice Final Exam will be available on 12/9/2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Week 14 Overview  (November 23)

Review for Final Exam 

By the end of Week 14, students should be able to:

  • Successfully complete the Final Exam Review
  1. Complete Final Exam Review
  2. Prepare for the Final Exam
    The multiple choice Final Exam will be on 12/9/2021 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Week 13 Overview  (November 16-18)

Continue working on water filtration

By the end of Week 13, students should be able to:

  • Compute the filter efficiency for a lab-based dual media granular water filter using an Excel spreadsheet
  • Recognize and apply the problem solving heuristic proposed by Fogler, LeBlanc, and Rizzo.
  • Begin preparation for the Final Exam

Instructions:

  1. Upload HWK #11 in class by 1 p.m. on 11/16/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 12 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 11/16/2021 from 1:00 - 1:15 p.m.
  3. Review poster presentation guidelines
  4. Review Project #3 evaluation criteria
  5. Work on the review for the Final Exam
  6. Complete SETE and CIVL 1101 Exit Survey
  7. Discuss remaining class schedule:
         Project #3 poster presentation 11/30/21
         Final Exam on 12/9/21 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Week 12 Overview  (November 9-11)

Continue working on water filtration

By the end of Week 12, students should be able to:

  • Discuss the mechanism in granular water filtration
  • Compute the hydraulic loading rate for a granular filter
  • Compute the backwash velocity of a granular water filter

Instructions:

  1. Upload HWK #10 in class by 1 p.m. on 11/9/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 10 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 11/9/2021 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review the video on water treatment (slides)
  4. Review the video on water filtration (slides)
  5. Review the video on loading rates for lab filters (slides)
  6. Review the video on computing filter backwash velocity (slides)
  7. Download the filter backwash velocity example problems
  8. After you have attempted the filter backwash velocity problems, review the video of the solution (slides)
  9. Work on HWK #11 (video to HWK11)
    Upload both your Excel spreadsheet and your Word document to dropbox on eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 11/19/21

 

Week 11 Overview  (November 2-4)

Introduction to water treatment system (filtration)

By the end of Week 11, students should be able to:

  • Recognize the chemical and physical processes in water treatment
  • Compute the filter efficiency for a lab-based dual media granular water filter
  • Recognize the source of drinking water in Memphis, TN

Instructions:

  1. Hand in HWK #9 in class by 1 p.m. on 11/2/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 9 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 11/2/2021 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review the description of Project #3 (slides)
  4. Review the video on Memphis Sands Aquifer water system (slides)
  5. Review the video on computing lab filter efficiency (slides)
  6. Download the filter efficiency example problems
  7. After you have attempted the filter efficiency problems, review the video of the solution (slides) - to be posted
  8. Work on HWK #10 (video to HWK10)
    Upload your Excel spreadsheet to dropbox on eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 11/7/21

 

Week 10 Overview  (October 26-28)

Continue with the mechanical analysis of soils (sieve analysis)

By the end of Week 10, students should be able to:

  • Performa a situation analysis
  • Perform a KT decision analysis
  • Compute the mass retained and percent finer for each each sieve and plot a grain–size distribution curve using an Excel spreadsheet

Instructions:

  1. Hand in HWK #8 in class by 1 p.m. on 10/26/21
  2. Review the video on performing a Situation Analysis (Problem Solving Chapter 8 slides)
  3. Download this Situation Analysis example problem
  4. After you have attempted problem, review the video of the solution (slides)
  5. Review the video on performing a KT Decision Analysis (Problem Solving Chapter 8 slides)
  6. Download this KT Decision Analysis example problem
  7. After you have attempted problem, review the video of the solution (slides)
  8. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 8 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 10/28/2021 from 1:00 - 1:10 p.m.
  9. Work on HWK #9 (video to HWK 9)
    Upload your Excel spreadsheet to dropbox on eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 11/2/21

Week 9 Overview  (October 19-21)

Introduction to the mechanical analysis of soils (sieve analysis)

By the end of Week 9, students should be able to:

  • Describe a sieve analysis and its applications
  • Compute the mass retained and percent finer for each sieve and plot a grain–size distribution curve

Instructions:

  1. Work on HWK #7 (videos to HWK #7 Part 1 & Part 2 - these videos are from 2020, so make sure you use the current syllabus when computing your current grade). Upload both your Excel spreadsheet and your Word document to dropbox on eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 10/21/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 7 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 10/21/2021 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review the videos: introduction to the mechanical analysis of soils Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3  (slides)
  4. Review the video for plotting particle-size distribution graph
  5. Download the sieve analysis example problem
  6. After you have attempted the problem, review the video of the solution (to be posted)
  7. Work on HWK #8 (video to HWK 8) and hand in assignment in class by 1 p.m. on 10/26/21

 

Week 8 Overview  (October 14)

Mid-Term review of the course

By the end of Week 8, students should be able to:

  • Summarize all material covered in the course
  • Review Mid-Term Exam

Instructions:

  1. Upload HWK #6 to the dropbox in eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 10/14/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 5-6 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 10/14/2021 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review Mid-Term Exam
  4. For students who do not have access to the PCA "Design & Control of Concrete Mixtures- Edition: 16th," here are selected chapters from an earlier edition:

 

Week 7 Overview  (October 5-7)

Introduction to concrete as an engineering material

By the end of Week 7, students should be able to:

  • Compute the required concrete mix design for test cylinders and beams using an Excel spreadsheet
  • Complete Mid-Term Exam

Instructions:

  1. Upload HWK #5 by 1 p.m. on 10/5/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 3-4 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 10/5/21 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review HWK #5 (solution)
  4. Complete the review for the Mid-Term Exam
  5. Complete Mid-Term Exam
    The multiple choice exam will be available on eCourseware on 10/7/21 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  6. Work on HWK #6 (videos to HWK #6 Part 1 & Part 2)
    Upload both your Excel spreadsheet and your Word document to dropbox on eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 10/14/21

 

Week 6 Overview  (September 28-30)

Introduction to concrete as an engineering material

By the end of Week 6, students should be able to:

  • Describe the roles of the components of concrete
  • Determine the weight of each component in a concrete mix using the mix ratio
  • Compute the required concrete mix design for test cylinders and beams

Instructions:

  1. Hand in HWK #4 by 1 p.m. on 9/28/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 2 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 9/28/21 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review HWK #4 (solution)
  4. Review the videos: introduction to concrete as engineering material Part 1 & Part 2 (slides)
  5. Review the video: proportioning a concrete mix (slides)
  6. Download the concrete mix example problems
  7. After you have attempted problems, review the video of the solution (slides)
  8. Work on HWK #5 (video to HWK #5)
    Work the problems on engineering paper following the Homework Format,
    and then upload your scanned work to dropbox on eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 10/5/21

 

Week 5 Overview  (September 21-23)

Introduction to stress and strain of materials

By the end of Week 5, students should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of stress and strain in a material
  • Compute stress and strain for axially loaded elements
  • Apply Hooke's Law to relate stress and strain

Instructions:

  1. Upload HWK #3 to the dropbox in eCourseware by 1 p.m. on 9/21/21
  2. Complete Problem Solving Chapter 1 Quiz
    The quiz will be available on eCourseware on 9/21/21 from 1:00 - 1:05 p.m.
  3. Review HWK #3 (solution)
  4. Review the video: introduction to stress and strain (slides)
  5. Review the video: using Hooke's Law (slides)
  6. Download the stress/strain example problems
  7. After you have attempted problems, review the video of the solution (slides)
  8. Work on HWK #4 (video to HWK #4)
    Work the problems on engineering paper following the Homework Format and handed in by 1 p.m. on 9/28/21

 

Week 4 Overview  (September 14-16)

Introduction to topographic modeling and contour lines

By the end of Week 4, students should be able to:

  • Recognize features of a topographic model
  • Compute grid spacing for surveying elevation points
  • Compute the location of contours lines from elevation data using linear interpolation
  • Graph elevation data using an Excel spreadsheet

Instructions:

  1. Hand in HWK #2. Problems 1 and 2 should be done on engineering paper following the Homework format. Problems 3 and 4 should be done in an Excel spreadsheet and uploaded to the Dropbox following the Excel format. All files are due in the eCourseware dropbox by 1 p.m. on 9/14/21.
  2. Review HWK #2 (solution)
  3. Review the video: introduction to topographic modeling (slides)
  4. Review the video: delineation contour lines using linear interpolation (slides)
  5. Download the contour line example problems
  6. After you have attempted problems, review the video solution for Problem 1 & Problem 2 (slides)
  7. Work on HWK #3 (video to HWK #3)
    Problem 1 should be done on engineering paper following the Homework format and Problem 2 should be done in an Excel spreadsheet and uploaded to the Dropbox following the Excel format. All files are due in the eCourseware dropbox by 1 p.m. on 9/21/21.

 

Week 3 Overview (September 7-9)

Introduction to measuring the change in elevation and Excel spreadsheet calculations

By the end of Week 3, students should be able to:

  • Recognize the standard abbreviation of units
  • Determine the change in elevation between two points
  • Compute the change in elevation from field data using an Excel spreadsheet

Instructions:

  1. Hand in HWK #1 in class by 1 p.m. on 9/7/21
  2. Review HWK #1 (solution)
  3. Review the video: standard abbreviation of units (web page)
  4. Review the video: introduction to differential leveling (slides)
  5. Download the leveling example problems
  6. After you have attempted problems, review the video of the solution (slides) (available after 9/9/21)
  7. Work on HWK #2 (see video on using Excel to solve Part 3 and 4)
    Problems 1 and 2 should be done on engineering paper following the Homework format. Problems 3 and 4 should be done in an Excel spreadsheet and uploaded to the Dropbox following the Excel format. All files are due in the eCourseware dropbox by 1 p.m. on 9/14/21.

  

Week 2 Overview (August 31-September 2)

Introduction to proper use of significant figures and estimating error in measuring distance

By the end of Week 2, students should be able to:

  • Recognize the origins of measuring distance
  • Determine the correct number of significant figures for measurements and in calculations
  • Compute an estimate of the error for repeated measurements of a single quantity
  • Compute an estimate of the error for a series of unrepeated measurements

Instructions:

  1. Distance measurement - (slides)
  2. Download the distance example problems.
  3. After you have attempted problems, review the solutions (posted after class).
  4. Significant figures - (slides)
  5. Estimating errors in distance measurements - (slides)
  6. Download the estimating error example problems.
  7. After you have attempted problems, review the solutions (posted after class).
  8. Work on HWK #1
    Work the problems on engineering paper following the Homework Format, and hand in your work in class at 1 p.m. on 9/7/21.

 

Week 1 Overview (August 24-26)

Introduction to civil engineering and CIVL 1101

By the end of Week 1, students should be able to:

  • Describe the different disciples with civil engineering
  • Find the class website (www.ce.memphis.edu/1101)
  • Recognize how your grade in CIVL 1101 will be computed
  • Recognize the origins of land surveying

Instructions:

  1. What is civil engineering? (slides)
  2. What is CIVL 1101? (slides)
  3. Review the video: A tour of www.ce.memphis.edu/1101
  4. Introduction to land surveying (slides)  

 


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