HIGHWAY ENGINEERING LABORATORY

Teachers: 
TEBALDI Gabriele
Credits: 
6
Year of erogation: 
2020/2021
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
Road, Railway and Airport Construction
Semester: 
Second semester
Language of instruction: 

Italian

Language of instruction: 

Italian

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Acquisition of specific knowledge on flexible pavement design from material design to the real infrastructure design.

Acquisition of specific knowledge on flexible pavement design from material design to the real infrastructure design.

Prerequisites

Reccomended: “Costruzioni di Strade, Ferrovie ed Aeroporti”

Reccomended “Costruzioni di Strade, Ferrovie ed Aeroporti”

Course contents summary

Design and Characterization of asphalt materials with laboratory experience. Design of flexible pavements using appropriate software.

Design and Characterization of asphalt materials with laboratory experience. Design of flexible pavements using appropriate software.

Course contents

Principles of flexible pavement design;
Traffic and environmental analysis;
Mixture design and characterization: from aggregate curve design to asphalt mix design using Superpave procedure with partial exercises both in class and in laboratory;
Asphalt Institute and AASHTO procedures for asphalt mixture pavement design;
Use of software for pavement design with class exercises.

Principles of flexible pavement design
Traffic and environmental analysis;
Mixture design and characterization: from aggregate curve design to asphalt mix design using Superpave procedure with partial exercises both in class and in laboratory;
Asphalt Institute and AASHTO procedures for asphalt mixture pavement design;
Use of software for pavement design with class exercises.

Recommended readings

Letcures of the course
Yang H. Huang, “Pavement Analysis and Design”, Prentice Hall
Superpave Fundamentals Reference Manual (US Dep. Of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration)

Lectures of the course
Yang H. Huang, “Pavement Analysis and Design”, Prentice Hall
Superpave Fundamentals Reference Manual (US Dep. Of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration)

Assessment methods and criteria

Report of the laboratory activities and oral examination

Laboratory report and oral examination