Teaching - Dr. Cary Troy
CE340 - Elementary Fluid Mechanics / Hydraulics Videos
CE 299 - Introduction to the Engineering of Water (Syllabus) Introduction to techniques and concepts integral to water engineering; topics include: water quantity, streamflow measurement, and water balances; water quality measurements, analysis, and interpretation; water and wastewater treatment; aqueous transport and dispersion; hydrologic modeling and flood forecasting
CE 340/3 - Hydraulics and Hydraulics Laboratory (Syllabus) Fluid properties; hydrostatics; kinematics and dynamics of fluid flows; conservation of mass, energy, and momentum; flows in pipes and open channels. Forces on submerged objects. Formal laboratory experiments.
CE 443 - Introductory Environmental Fluid Mechanics (Syllabus) Kinematics of fluid flow. Differential equations for environmental fluid flows, including effects of variable density and rotation. Ideal fluid flow; boundary layer approximation; turbulence; water waves.
CE 543 - Coastal Engineering (Syllabus) An introduction to coastal engineering with emphasis on the interaction between oceanic dynamic processes (waves, currents, and tides) and coastal regions (beaches, harbors, structures, and estuaries) and on the engineering approaches necessary to prevent adverse effects caused by this interaction. Typically offered Fall.
CE 597 - Environmental Fluid Mechanics (Syllabus) This course presents the basic fluid mechanics of numerous environmental flows in oceans, rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere. A key focus is on reconciling observations and properties of environmental flows with simplified versions of the differential equations governing environmental fluid flows; students will additionally learn to obtain these simplified equations using scaling. The class will also utilize and collect field and laboratory data to complement introduced theories. Additionally, Matlab will be used to visualize and animate data and solutions.
CE 547 - Transport Processes in Surface Waters (Syllabus) Four main topics are covered: (1) density-stratified two-layer systems in lakes and channels, with applications to mixed-layer growth, oil-spill containment, salinity intrusions, (2) advection-diffusion modeling in channels, including analytical solutions to steady and unsteady, one- and two-dimensional problems, (3) mechanisms of diffusional transport, including turbulence in channels and longitudinal shear dispersion, and (4) near-field analysis of discharges, including similarity analyses of jets and plumes.
CE 697 - Physical Processes in Lakes Introduction to lakes and classification; dimensionless numbers and physical processes; Heat transfer to/from lakes; Lake dynamics and classification; Mixed layer models; internal waves and seiches; rotational lake dynamics.
ENGR 103 - Water Engineering This course explores the role of tomorrow’s engineer in satisfying water needs associated with a changing global society, economy, and climate. The course will begin with an overview of water engineering through history, tracing from Roman aqueducts to China’s Three Gorges Dam, culminating with discussions of the most ambitious hydro-engineering projects in the foreseeable future. Subsequent classes will explore the water engineering challenges associated with topics such as water wave and tidal power generation; water-wise urban development; water treatment and conveyance in developing countries; flood mapping and forecasting; groundwater contamination and mitigation; and green (blue) approaches to wastewater treatment. The course will be structured as a combination of lectures, in-class activities, and, when appropriate, field trips and demonstrations.
Essig, R.R., C.D. Troy, B.K. Jesiek, N.T. Buswell, and J.E. Boyd (2018) "Assessment and Characterization of Writing Exercises and Core Engineering Textbooks." Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 144(4): 04018007. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000378.
Buswell, N.T., B.K. Jesiek, C.D. Troy, R.R. Essig, and J. Boyd (2018) "Engineering Instructors on Writing: Perceptions, Practices, and Needs." Accepted, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication. DOI 10.1109/TPC.2019.2893392
Troy, C.D., B.K. Jesiek, N.M. Trellinger, and R.R. Essig. (2016) “Writing to Learn Engineering: Identifying Effective Techniques for the Integration of Written Communication into Engineering Classes and Curricula (NSF RIGEE project).” In Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
Trellinger, N.M., B.K. Jesiek, C.D. Troy, J. Boyd, and R.R. Essig. (2016) “Engineering Faculty on Writing: What They Think and What They Want.” In Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
Troy, C.D., J. Bruntz, R.S. Govindaraju, G. Haikal, J.D. Horn, M.M. Kelly, M.G. Schroeder, J. See, and J.C. Tompkins. (2016) “Challenges and Opportunities for Recruiting Students to Undergraduate Civil Engineering Programs.” In Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
Fedesco, H.N., and C.D. Troy. (2016) “Why This Flip Wasn’t a Flop: What the Numbers Don’t Tell You About Flipped Classes.” In Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.
Trellinger, N.M.*, R.R. Essig*, C.D. Troy*, B.K. Jesiek*, J. Boyd*. (2015) “Something to Write Home(work) About: An Analysis of Writing Exercises in Fluid Mechanics Textbooks.” In Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, June 14-17, 2015.
Troy, C.D.*, R.R. Essig*, B.K. Jesiek*, J. Boyd*, N.M. Trellinger.* (2014) “Writing to Learn Engineering: Identifying Effective Techniques for the Integration of Written Communication into Engineering Classes and Curricula (NSF RIGEE project).” In Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014.
Essig, R.*, C. Troy*, B.K. Jesiek*, J. Boyd, and N.M. Trellinger. (2014) "Adventures in Paragraph Writing: The Development and Refinement of Scalable and Effective Writing Exercises for Large-enrollment Engineering Courses." In Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014.
Teaching and service awards
Purdue IMPACT Faculty Fellow (2013)