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Syllabus for

Academic year
VMT060 - Road engineering
 
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPIEE
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: 50 - CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: D

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0101 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   27 Oct 2015 pm V,  07 Jan 2016 am M,  26 Aug 2016 pm SB

In programs

MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPIEE INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Lars Rosén



Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Demand:
VMT043 Technical urban planning or a similar basic course about roads and traffic Recommendation:
BOM045 Geotechnics, VGE022 Engineering geology

Aim

Give basic knowledge about road traffic and the constructive design and performance of the road. Give basic understanding of properties and testing of pavement material. Understanding of road performance testing and classification as a means for maintenance management. Give understanding of models and tools for pavement design. Understanding of cost benefit analysis of road and transport projects.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Describe and explain the different stages and plans of the road process, the organizations and actors. Explain the connections between the function, the structure and the economy of a road. Mention different properties of stone, bitumen and asphalt and describe the demands and standardized test procedures. Compute the traffic load, the stresses and strains in the pavement  Apply manuals, computer programs and design guidelines for flexible pavements. Explain the background of the costs and benefits included in a cost benefit analysis for a road project. Compute and judge the remaining life length of a road and to design the reinforcement of the pavement based on Falling Weight Deflectometer data. Describe the concept PMS and be able to use computer programs for maintenance planning. Apply a manual method for measuring road surface properties and classification of pavement damages and other weaknesses of the road. Describe and explain summer and winter maintenance. Define and analyse criterias for road bearing capacity.

Content

Road and traffic. The function of the road. The planning process. Gravel and bituminous materials. Pavement performance and testing. Pavement design. Transport economy. Damages of roads. Road maintenance. Pavement management systems.

Organisation

The course has following learning activities: Lectures, excursions, calculation exercises, laboratory work, group exercises and seminars.

Literature

 Pavement Analysis and Design. 

Examination

Written exam. Passed assignments. Some of them can give bonus points to be added to the exam result.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.