Apr 19, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2020-21
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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
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to identify a family of modern sensors that are very useful to civil engineers.
  • Students will be able to conduct peer-reviews of technical reports produced by other engineers.
  • Students will be able to explain how accelerometers work and how they can be used in the field.
  • Students will be able to explain how load cells work and how they can be positioned and recorded.
  • Students will be able to explain how strain gages work and how they can be installed, wired, and recorded.
  • Students will be able to develop good-quality technical reports.
  • Students will be able to produce sound engineering solutions to a technical problem they identify and summarize their work in written technical reports.
  • Students will be able to explain how LVDTs function and how they can be used in civil engineering projects.
  • Students will be able to explain how temperature sensors work and how they can be incorporated into civil engineering projects.



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