Course detail

Roads 1

FAST-BM001Acad. year: 2018/2019

Materials and technologies for the road construction. Getting knowledge about basic materials which are used in the road construction (soils, aggregates, bitumens, asphalts, concretes etc.), their properties and quality demands.
In connection with the material properties production and building-in technologies of particular construction layers of flexible and rigid pavements are going over, further also test systems for quality control.
Principles of the road construction design according to catalogue.
Road distresses and road material recycling technologies.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to manage the goal of the subject by getting an overview over road construction materials, its testing and various technologies for construction, maintenance and repair of pavement structures. Further the student will become familiar with the system of quality in the field of road construction, the recycling technologies and designing of road structures.

Prerequisites

Basic general knowledge about construction materials and construction physics are required.

Co-requisites

Not required.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures, practical classes and self-study assignments. Attendance at lectures is optional, but attendance at classes is compulsory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

For the successful passing the exercises and getting the credit the handing in of papers with soil classification, evaluation of the Proctor and CBR test, design of asphalt mixture and example with the design of flexible and rigid pavement according to catalogue are required. The exercises are ended up with the test covering the basic knowledge.
For the successful passing the examination the content of lectures and excercises are required. The examination is divided into the written and oral pa

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Soils and rocks, earth works
2. Improvement of soils
3. Aggregate and unbound layers
4. Hydraulically bound layers
5. Bituminous binders
6. Asphalt mixtures - properties and design
7. Bituminous tack coats, surface dressings and slurry seals
8. Paved roads, concrete block pavements
9. Cement concrete roads
10. Design of rigid and flexible road constructions
11. Road diagnostics
12. Road maintenance and repair
13. Recycling of flexible and rigid pavements

Aims

Complete highway route design, computation of highway geometry.
Highway history and development, Traffic flow and road capacity.
Physical conditions of vehicle motion, vehicle characteristics.
Economy, safety, external traffic impact.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-E-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-SI (N) Bachelor's

    branch K , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-MI (N) Bachelor's

    branch MI , 3. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Soils and rocks, earth works
2. Improvement of soils
3. Aggregate and unbound layers
4. Hydraulically bound layers
5. Bituminous binders
6. Asphalt mixtures - properties and design
7. Bituminous tack coats, surface dressings and slurry seals
8. Paved roads, concrete block pavements
9. Cement concrete roads
10. Design of rigid and flexible road constructions
11. Road diagnostics
12. Road maintenance and repair
13. Recycling of flexible and rigid pavements

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Introduction
2. Example - soil classification
3. Demonstration - laboratory and field soil tests
4. Example - Proctor test and CBR test
5. Demonstration - aggregate tests
6. Demonstrace - bituminous binder tests
7. Example - design of asphalt mixture
8. Demonstration - production, compaction and testing of asphalt mixtures
9. Basic information on road construction design
10. Example - design of flexible pavements
11. Example - design of rigid pavements
12. Diagnostic survey
13. Credit