Civil Engineering – Part 2


 “Engineering … is the art of doing that well with one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion.” 

Arthur Mellen Wellington, The Economic Theory of Railway Location (1911)





F 3/7

Describe key properties of materials

Define stress and strain

Graph tensile strength using stress and stain

Compute stress and strain for specific situations

Notes on Materials

CE-5: Stress and Strain 

M 3/10

Describe shear forces

Notes on Shear Forces

Demonstrate West Point Bridge Builder

Bridge2 RFP released with Team Assignments

Reading:  Salvadori Bridges

T 3/11 A

W 3/12 F

Debrief PPRs

Begin design  work


W 3/12 A

Th 3/13 F

Design  work day


Th 3/13 A

F 3/14 F

Describe patents

Notes on patents


F 3/14 A

M 3/17 F

Design work day


M 3/17 A

T 3/18 F

Design work day


W 3/19

Design Reviews

Th 3/20

Complete Design Reviews

Describe multi-period Financial Plan

Describe % complete accounting

F 3/21 –

T 4/15

Work Days

Progress Reports Th 3/27, 4/3, 4/10


W 4/16

Bridge Testing during A Block (lunch)

Reading: Structural Disasters

Response Form

Th 4/17

Describe PPRs

Work on PPRs, Final Progress Report, PPPR



Enjoy your break!


M 4/28

Debrief Bridge results

Review for Quiz – review slides

CE-5 Solutions

T 4/29 F

W 4/30 A

Work on PPRs



W 4/30 F

F 5/2 A

Discuss Structural Disaster Reading


Th 5/1

Quiz on Bridges, Materials, Stress & Strain



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Civil Engineering – Part 1

Civil Engineering – Part 2