Courses Catalogue

Advanced Mix Design

COURSE CODE: CIV7236
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Civil Engineering, Masters
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course covers an in-depth study of the properties of constituent materials for asphalt concrete mixtures. Design methods for Hot-Mixes Asphalt (HMA) and Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA). Theory and practice of asphalt concrete mix for pavements, including specifications and construction methods for hot-mix asphalt and surface treatments. Maintenance and rehabilitation of flexible pavements. Relationships of material engineering properties to pavement design and performance.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

·        Describe the engineering properties of asphalt materials, mix design methods used, material performance evaluation, production, placement and compaction.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student completing the course is expected to:

·        Demonstrate an understanding of engineering properties of asphalt materials, mix design methods in use, material performance evaluation, production, placement and compaction.