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CE 398: Introduction to Civil Engineering Systems Design SAMPLE II of the MID-TERM EXAM Time: 75 minutes SOLUTIONS QUESTION 1. (a) Identify any civil engineering system at any location on campus. The CityBus public transportation system (b) Name any 3 performance measures you would use to monitor the systems operations. One of these performance measures should be from the agency/owner’s perspective, one from the users perspective, and one from the community’s perspective. Agency: cost of operations, cost of bus purchases, etc. (name only 1) User: Frequency, accessibility (number and location of stops/stations), schedule reliability, cleanliness (name only 1) (c) At the design phase of this system, if the civil engineer wanted to carry out the task of describing the intended operations of the system to the general public at a town hall meeting, name any 2 analytical tools he could use. Statistical tools (pie charts, bar charts, line graphs); Computer simulation (d) At the maintenance phase of this system, if the civil engineer seeks to decide which maintenance activities to carry out at which year, name any two analytical tools he could use. Economic analysis : to determine which activity is most cost-effective over the life cycle Binary programming to optimize use of operations dollars (example, which buses to retire, which buses to replace, which buses to receive some maintenance, etc.) (e) If this system were to reach the end of its service life, briefly describe how you would determine whether a new replacement system is needed and whether the new system should be larger than the terminated system. By carrying out an assessment of continued for the system (i.e., Needs Assessment ).
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course CIVIL ENGI 398 taught by Professor Labi during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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