Courses Catalogue

Highway Materials And Pavement Design

COURSE CODE: CIV4253
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course covers basic road construction materials for use in various components of roads. It also covers the current methodologies used for design of flexible and rigid pavements in new construction projects and in rehabilitation projects. The course includes theoretical background and design procedures based on empirical and mechanistic relationships between materials, geometry and performance.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

This course will give students an understanding of the properties and performance of highway materials and the design, construction and maintenance of pavements as a fundamental requirement for a highway engineer

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

·        Further understand the design concepts, material properties, and performance criteria together with traffic load to design and construct pavements.

·        Improve knowledge required to collect information necessary for design of flexible and rigid pavements, including traffic data, material properties, and environmental factors.

·        Gain knowledge of bituminous binders used in pavements

·        Improve knowledge of soil stabilization and concrete for road works

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

·        Outline the basic modelling concepts in the analysis of flexible and rigid pavements

·        Develop competence in fundamentals of designing pavement structures

·        Appreciate pavement management concepts for better pavement management.