Engineering, Civil & Engineering Mechanics

Most materials are acquired in English, including translations into English. A small percent are acquired in other Western European languages.
To provide the materials necessary to support the undergraduate and graduate course instruction program, the graduate thesis research program and the research activities of the Faculty. Included in the above is support of the work done in or by the Applied Dynamics Laboratory.
Most material acquired comes from Canada, the United States, Great Britain and Western Europe.

Almost all material acquired is currently published. There is an emphasis on up-to-datedness, with the exception of material on the history of technology for which older material is often required.

  • Currently published books. The collection is for the most part satisfactory as regards to previously published books.
  • Periodicals, almost all current subscriptions. A very small backfile is acquired, usually in new areas of study or when a new periodical is subscribed to. In the latter case, we often acquire the last few years of backfile.
  • Theses.
  • Plans, Maps, Data.
  • Books of tables.
  • Technical Reports, especially from N.T.I.S. and other Government Documents.
  • Working papers, discussion papers and reprints of papers given at conferences, symposia, etc.
  • Abstracting series and other Reference materials.
  • Photographs and slides are the responsibility of the individual professor.

Water Resources and Hydraulic Engineering (B)

  • Hydromechanics
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Occurrence and movement of water
  • Fluid mechanics with respect to Hydrology
  • Simulation of Water Systems
  • Hydrological Systems
  • Water Resource Systems
  • Theory of turbulent flow
  • Theory of viscous flow
  • Waves and wave propagation
  • Computer methods in Hydrology and Hydraulics
  • Hydro and Meteorological data for Ontario and the Arctic
  • Environmental Hydraulics
  • Use of GIS and remote sensing approaches
  • Modelling of sediments


Geotechnical Engineering (A)

  • Earth slopes and embankments
  • Engineering aspects of surficial soils
  • Stress, strain behaviour and strength of soils
  • Theoretical soil mechanics
  • Construction techniques
  • Rock mechanics
  • Ground water hydrology
  • Physical chemistry of soils
  • Ice and snow mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering


Structural Engineering (A)

  • Building Science
  • Analysis of linear structures
  • Structural dynamics
  • Structural systems
  • Plates and shells
  • Soil structure interaction
  • Properties of concrete and concrete design
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Theory of elastic structures
  • Limit Design of Structures
  • Ultimate strength and behaviour of structures
  • Plastic design of structures
  • Structures and materials
  • Masonry, reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, steel structures, timber
  • Structural rehabilitation


Transportation Engineering (C)

  • Design of roadway elements
  • Properties of bituminous materials
  • Properties of highway materials
  • Traffic operation, control and administration
  • Urban transportation
  • Transportation planning: bus; rapid transit; bikeways; freight; and automobile
  • Structural design of highways
  • Pavement design
  • Traffic and transportation theory
  • Transportation systems evaluation
  • Transportation noise


Town Planning and Land Use Planning (B)

  • Urban planning and design
  • Sustainable communities
  • Green buildings
  • Sustainable infrastructure


Surveying (D)

     Engineering Methods and Mathematics as Applied to Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (D).


Engineering Mechanics (D)

  • Systems theory, analysis and intersystem relations
  • Engineering computation
  • Treatment of experimental data
  • Strategies for process investigation
  • Engineering drawing
  • Design methodology
  • Engineering communications
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Computer applications


Water Treatment and Environmental Engineering (B)

  • Sewage and industrial waste treatment
  • Biochemical aspects of water treatment
  • Water pollution
  • Water quality management
  • Mechanisms, Kinetics, and transport rates
  • Water chemistry
  • Models of natural aquatic systems
  • Public health engineering
  • Environmental impact analysis
  • There is a joint program with Chemical Engineering in this area


Construction Management (D)


Civil Engineering Materials (C)


Civil Engineering in a Social Context (D)

  • Impact of Civil Engineering on civilization
  • Historical aspects of Civil Engineering
  • Long range effects of Civil Engineering on Civilization - sustainability issues
  • Engineering as a learned profession
  • Engineering education


Public Works Administration (D)


Engineering Mechanics (B)

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced dynamics
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Solid mechanics: elasticity and plasticity
  • Mechanical behaviour of materials
  • Dislocation theory
  • Experimental stress analysis
  • Stability
  • Computational mechanics
  • Biomechanics


Mining Engineering (D)

  • Tunnelling and shaft sinking
  • Underground design
  • Open pit design
  • Excavation equipment and methods

Science and Engineering