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Course detail

Roads 1

Course unit code: FAST-BM001
Academic year: 2017/2018
Type of course unit: compulsory
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 3
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Students are able to find routing of highway under uncomplicated conditions and draw and print a lay-out of plans. Students finalize basic project documentation according to czech standards. They are able to assess alternative solutions and find optimum.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Basic general knowledge about construction materials and construction physics are required.
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
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.
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, English
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
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.

Type of course unit:

Lecture: 26 hours, optionally
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Dr. Ing. Michal Varaus
seminars: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: doc. Dr. Ing. Michal Varaus

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