Course detail

Special Topics of Highways

FAST-CM054Acad. year: 2019/2020

The subject covers problem solving, which are met in the practice.

Department

Institute of Road Structures (PKO)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students get practical knowledge of asphalt mixture tests and examinations, asphalt mixture production. They learn about quality management standards in road building, about environmental and health riscs effected by traffic and by road building.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of road design and construction, technologies of road onstruction

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Traffic in the world
2. Functional tests of bitumens
3. Functional tests of asphalt mixtures
4. Asphalt mixtures production
5. Practical problems of road construction management, tenders, and asphalt mixtures
6. Functional tests of soils
7. The use of waste materials in road constructions
8. Traffic and environment EIA, SEIA, Conclusions, credit

Aims

Type testing of asphalt mixtures, new technologies for road construction and maintenance, requierements for road building, environmental aspects of transportation.

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 N-P-E-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme N-K-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

  • Programme N-P-C-SI (N) Master's

    branch K , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer