Jun 12, 2021
CE 4280 - Experimental Methods in Civil Engineering
Application and theory of electronic sensors to civil engineering measurements including strain gages, load cells, displacement transducers, accelerometers, and temperature measurements. Analysis of errors in measured data. Emphasis will be also placed on the preparation of laboratory reports and a project report. 3 lec.
Requisites: ET 2220 and PHYS 2052 and CE 4000
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be aware of a family of modern sensors that are useful to civil engineers.
- Students will gain competency in peer reviews of written reports.
- Students will learn how accelerometers work and how they can be used in the field.
- Students will learn how load cells work and how they can be positioned and recorded.
- Students will learn how strain gages work and how they can be installed, wired, and recorded.
- Students will learn how to write technically and how to put together a report.
- Students will produce written technical reports that are related to the course topics.
- Students will understand how LVDTs function and how they can be used in civil engineering projects.
- Students will understand how temperature sensors work and how they can be incorporated at work.
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