Civil Engineering Materials
Evaluation of material performance under applied loads for engineering
applications. Physical properties of concrete, metals, plastics and wood.
Exercises include study of the variability of materials, construction of
probability density functions from test data and computation of the probability
of failure. (1.0 ED/0.0 ES.) Lab 2 (Fall.)
Prerequisites & Notes: None. Corequisite: CIE 110. Credits: 1
CIE 111 Course Specific Objectives -- the student will:
- learn how to conduct laboratory testing of engineering materials such as
wood, plastic, steel, aluminum and concrete. (*b)
- learn memo report writing and communication skills. (*g)
- learn to use spreadsheets to manipulate, analyze and
present laboratory data. (*k)
* ABET Criterion 3. Program Outcomes and Assessment
addition to the course notes from CIE 110:
|William P. Manion (Will)
301 Boardman Hall
581-2184 email wmanion@(nospam)maine.edu or Firstclass
Office Hours: anytime, really. Labs are 1:10-3 and 3:10-5 every Mon, Tue,
and Thurs afternoon, so you're welcome to stop by the lab after about the first 15
minutes. Otherwise, call or email if you want to stop by at a particular time.
Online, I check my email, looking for CIE 111 questions first (around 8-9 am) and last (around 5-6 pm,
sometimes later) every weekday (m-f).
|Graduate student TA:
(email on FirstClass)
Office in room 20 Boardman, office hours TBD
Timothy Kenerson (email on FirstClass)
Office in 234 AEWC, office hours TBD
128 Boardman Hall
581-2781 email on FirstClass
- Safety First - this course is
about breaking materials - not you... so BE CAREFUL!
- Safety glasses are required at all times while equipment is turned on.
- Clean up table space, equipment and floor prior to departure.
Course grading, separate from the CIE 110 lecture, is based on:
attendance and participation 15%
- Attendance and participation are required for each lab exercise.
- However, missed labs may be made up in another
section -- plan ahead if you need to reschedule.
- Non-attendance without a valid reason will result in an attendance grade of zero for that lab.
prelab assignments 25%
- The prelab assignments are due and checked at the beginning of lab.
memo reports and other analytical assignments 60%
Students' learning is the instructor's primary responsibility.
As such, the instructor will make every effort to promote a positive and
encouraging learning environment. Students are required to learn independently
and seek assistance from their peers as well as the instructor. In addition,
students are responsible for working cooperatively in a positive and respectful
Civil Engineering and Construction Management Technology
students must adhere to the University of Maine Conduct Code. Each student is
expected to work independently on all
exams, including take home exams. Students may neither give nor receive
assistance on examinations. All written material, including homework, term
papers, reports, etc., must be the student's original work.
When producing reports, each student is expected to write
independently and in their own words. The works of
others may only be used with proper reference or acknowledgement. Failure to
adhere to this policy can result in the receipt of a failing grade, suspension
or dismissal from the University. Group interaction is generally necessary
for laboratory data gathering and is encouraged but not necessary for data
analysis and calculations.
Accommodations for students with disabilities: If you have a disability
for which you may be requesting an accommodation, please contact either me or
Ann Smith, Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities (Onward
Building, 581-2319), as early as possible in the term.
Official University Policy: No tuition refunds will be allowed for
dropped courses after the second week of class unless very extraordinarily
extenuating circumstances exist.
In the event of an extended disruption of normal classroom activities, the
format for this course may be modified to enable its completion within its
programmed time frame. In that event, you will be provided an addendum to the
syllabus that will supersede this version.