What is transportation
1. Identify problems, gather and analyze
2. Forecast future traffic demands and
estimate the environmental and social
3. Evaluate alternatives and determine the
alternative that meet the requi
What is Transportation?
Transportation is the movement of
people and goods over time and
Transportation should be
- Environmentally Friendly
Ulatrma Mhendislii Blm
Introduction to Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr. Tuncer TOPRAK
Prof. Dr. Tuncer TOPRAK
What is Mechanics ?
Mechanics is a fundamental science.
Mechanics is the original engineering discip
Sustainability requires that we focus
simultaneously on systemic changes that
improve health for current and future
humans, build strong, secure and thriving
communities, provide economic opportunity
for all by restoring and preserving the
We dont have environmental and health problems, per
se. We have negative environmental and health
consequences of the way we have organized society
from a cultural, social, economic and technological
perspective. We have a de fact
Understand how Civil Engineers impact lives
Identify some different areas of specialization
Understand job benefits
Identify necessary skills
Major Areas of Specialization
CEN 1001 Introduction to Civil Engineering
The story of civil
The first need of a structure
Human needed a shelter to protect from
Traces of first structure
An Acheulean h
What is Engineering?
Dr. Aybike ngel
First Thing First
How /Why did you select engineering as your major?
1. I did well in math or science.
2. My mother told me be an engineer or die.
3. My father and brother are engineers.
4. Ive always been cu
SUSTAINABILITY in CIVIL
Since the Industrial Revolution the world has witnessed
incalculable technological achievements
corresponding increases in resource use
Side effects of all the activities a
Interesting Structures of Civil
Palm Island. Three artificial islands in the shape of palm trees will shelter nearly 500
apartments, 2 000 villas, 25 hotels and 200 shops of luxury. Palm Jumeirah, the
most advanced, was completed as
Engineering has spurred and led the industrial revolution. But, in the
process it has created important classes of problems,
Human exposure to toxics in food, air, water and soil
Rising demand for energ
Units and Dimensions
Dimensions & Units
Dimension - abstract quantity (e.g. length)
Dimensions are used to describe physical quantities
Dimensions are independent of units
Unit - a specific definition of a dimension based upon a
physical reference (e.g. m
Problem Solving Methods
Engineers Solve Problems
Problem solving is a powerful human activity.
Computers are useful tools in problem solving,
but it is the human who actually solves the
It is impossible to teach specific facts that