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Cal Poly Pomona

CE 491/2/3: Senior Projects

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Process

Consultation Period: Project descriptions will be posted on this page during winter quarter for projects staring in spring and during spring quarter for projects starting in fall quarter. Students have an opportunity to discuss projects with advisors during this period.

Preference Declaration Period: Students submit their first, second, and third choices for project via a SurveyMonkey. Submissions will include a brief description of the qualifications a student brings to each project, and information concerning the student's expected graduation date.

Assignment Period: Course coordinator assigns all students to projects based on the student preferences, advisor priority, and expected graduation dates. The goal is provide every student with one of the student's top three choice. If class demand exceeds supply, expected graduation date will be used in assignment process. Assignments will be posted to this website.

Registration Process: Registration for each section of CE 491/492/493 will be restricted to those students assigned to each particular project.

Schedule

Project Descriptions

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Project 1: Design of a Multi-story Vehicle Dealership--Mr. Daniel Yadegari, PE

Disciplines: structural engineering and geotechnical engineering

Additional requisites: Students must complete CE 406 and/or 421 by end of fall quarter 2013.

Description: This project involves the design of a 2 to 3 story steel and concrete automobile dealership featuring a large vehicle showroom, accounting department, salesperson/manager offices and a concierge area, along with a one story service department and on site exterior parking spaces for the clients/guests and for dealership's new and pre-owned vehicle fleet to be built in a large empty lot.

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Project 2: Design of Hollywood Production Studios, Mr. Daniel Yadegari, PE

Disciplines: structural engineering and geotechnical engineering

Additional requisites: Students must complete CE 406 and/or 421 by end of fall quarter 2013.

Description: The Hollywood production studios will consists of a complex with 5 different one-story tall wings intended for filming and production of movies utilizing a pre-production studio, an event stage and props department, a post-production studio, a sound stage, and a special effects studio. The structures will employ type I construction consisting of a combination of steel, concrete and masonry and interior Type V construction (wood structure), as required

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Project 3: City of San Gabriel Transportation Facilities Program--Mr. Algis Marciuska, PE

Disciplines: structural, traffic/transportation and civil engineering

Additional requisites: none.

Description: The Cal Poly team will prepare the 2014-2019 Transportation Facilities Program for the City of San Gabriel. The program involves designing a master plan and facilities for bikes on major streets, creating a “complete street” design for Las Tunas Drive, designing retrofits and safety upgrades for City bridges, and prepare a geometric design program for arterial and collector streets in the city of San Gabriel. This inter-disciplinary project involves traffic, transportation, general civil, and structural engineering.

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Project 4: Green Cal Poly Pomona--Dr. Seema Shah-Fairbank, PE

Disciplines: geospatial engineering (GIS and/or survey), water resources (hydrology/hydraulics, groundwater), environmental engineering (water quality and quantity testing, recycled water policy and permitting), and geotechnical engineering (infiltration testing).

Additional requisites: Students must have completed CE 451, CE 326 and CE 431 by the end of fall quarter 2013.

Description: Green Cal Poly is an innovative water recharge project that will look at numerous sites and methods to infiltrate water (storm water and recycled water) into the Sprada Basin. Students will work in a team to evaluate various available infiltration technologies that could be implemented at Cal Poly Pomona. After a detailed comparison students will perform preliminary design on their final selected site and infiltration technology for the project. In addition, the teams will need to instrument the site with monitoring devices to assist with short term and long term performance. This project has two overall goals: 1.) increase the amount of available water within the Sprada Basin; and 2) improve the water quality within Sprada Basin. As part of the project students will need to be familiar with policies associated with recycled and storm water recharge for potable water use. The team will design a prototype that can be used to demonstrate how the infiltration project works so that there can be technology transfer and training. This project is intended to be a pilot study that Cal Poly can use to obtain external funding.

  • Mapping viable site location at Cal Poly Pomona (incorporate all data within ArcGIS);
  • Evaluate environmental factors and policies associated with recharge;
  • Determine sources of water for infiltration (i.e. recycled water, storm water, etc.);
  • Coordinate with facilities on the implementation of the proposed project;
  • Analysis soil and water samples to evaluate water quality and infiltration parameters need for engineering analysis and design;
  • Analyze watershed processes to evaluate quantity and quality of storm water;
  • Design the infiltration system for the project;
  • Design the methods needed to monitor the water for quantity and quality; and
  • Design and construct a pilot infiltration exhibit that can be used by the campus for community involvement.

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Project 5: Cal Poly Pomona Transit Center and Parking Structure--Prof. Donald Coduto, GE

Disciplines: transportation, structural, and geotechnical engineering

Additional requisites: None required but CE 223, CE 327L, CE 421 or CE 424 are desirable.

Description: This project will consist of developing a conceptual design of a new bus transit center and parking structure to be located between the Bronco Bookstore and the Kellogg Gym. The project will include transportation, structural/architectural, and geotechnical engineering. Two or three meetings and/or field trips will be held over the summer in preparation for starting the work in Fall.

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Project 6: Interdisciplinary CE/URP/LA Light Rail and Transit Design Studio--Dr. Wen Cheng, PE

Disciplines: transportation/Transit Engineering, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture

Additional requisites: Students must have completed CE223 by the end of fall quarter 2013. CE499/L Railroad Design is highly desirable

Description: A two quarter collaborative senior project. Students will be working with Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning students. Focus of the project will be the OLDA line. Students will review project data and then develop alternatives for a light rail corridor from Santa Clarita to Cerritos, through Los Angeles. Working in interdisciplinary teams, students will gain an understanding of multimodal rail transit and how the three disciplines collaborate in industry.

During the first quarter, this will be a 4 unit class, with all three disciplines working together. During the second quarter, this will be a 2 unit class, with Civil Engineers working on finalizing the selected alternative designs. The extra 2 units will count as a technical elective credit.

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Project 7: The Improvement of the Existing Interchange at I15 and Railroad Canyon in the City of Lake Elsinore--Dr. Xudong Jia, PE

Disciplines: transportation

Additional requisites: Students must have completed CE223 by the end of fall quarter of 2013.

Description: This project will concentrate on the improvement of the existing interchange at Railroad Canyon. The purpose of this project is to identify alternatives to reduce traffic congestion. Interchange improvement design will be conducted and a feasibility analysis will be performed for each alternative. A preferable alternative that supports this project and the Franklin’s project will be recommended and presented to Caltrans top management for I-15 corridor improvement.

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Project 8: Design of the New Interchange at I-15 and Franklin Street in the City of Lake Elsinore--Dr. Xudong Jia, PE

Disciplines: transportation

Additional requisites: Students must have completed CE223 by the end of fall quarter of 2013.

Description: This project will concentrate on the new interchange design of I-15 at Franklin Street. The purpose of this project is to identify alternatives (after consultation with Railroad Canyon design team) to reduce traffic congestion. New interchange design will be conducted and a feasibility analysis will be performed for each alternative. A preferable alternative that supports this project and the Railroad canyon project will be recommended and presented to Caltrans top management for I-15 corridor improvement.

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Project 9: Low-Rise Structural Steel Building Design--Mr. Rick Drake, SE, SECB

Disciplines: structural, engineering

Additional requisites: Students must have completed CE406 by the end of fall quarter of 2013.

Description: Design of a low-rise structural steel building in accordance with the 2013 California Building Code (CBC) and it’s referenced specifications and standards, including; 2012 International Building Code (IBC), ASCE 7-10, Minimum Design Loads For Buildings And Other Structures, AISC 360-10, Specification For Structural Steel Buildings, AISC 341-10, Seismic Provisions For Structural Steel Buildings, AISC 358-10, Prequalified Connections For Special And Intermediate Steel Moment Frames For Seismic Applications, and ACI 318-11, Building Code Requirements For Structural Concrete.

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Project 10: Development of a Sustainable Technology for Oxyanion Removal from Drinking Water--Dr. Ali Sharbat, PE and Dr. Monica Palomo, PE

Disciplines: environmental and water resources engineering

Additional requisites: None required but CE 431/L, CE 451, CE 456/L are highly desirable.

Description: This project will tackle one of the tasks of the “International Environmental Design Contest”, an event held by New Mexico State University every year in April. The Cal Poly Pomona’s proposed idea is use of ion exchange media to remove oxyanions (e.g. nitrates) from drinking water in association with a bacterial solution to regenerate the resin media. This will provide an environmentally sustainable and cost effective method for oxyanion removal. The deliverables of the project include: developing a project management plan including fundraising and marketing plans, developing a complete process design of ion exchange system including biological regeneration of media in full-scale and bench-scale, economical evaluation of the CapEx and OpEx of the designed full-scale plant, building and operating the designed bench-scale system, data-collection and analysis, developing a technical paper, poster, and professional presentations.

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Project 11: Cancelled
Project 12: Design of a Midrise Structure--Mr. Daniel Zepeda, SE

Disciplines: structural, geotechnical, and civil engineering

Additional requisites: Students must have completed one or more of the following courses by the end of fall quarter 2013: CE 406, CE 421, CE 433/L, CE 424.

Description: This project involves the design of a mid-rise building California. The current economic environment will place significant financial constraints on the project. Students will be required to develop several alternatives to reach the budget constraints, select the best alternative and then complete the design. Students will be meeting with the architect, mechanical/electrical/plumbing designer, and construction contractor to determine design requirements and review design alternatives.

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Project 13: Cancelled

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