Course code THT251

THT251 Design, Operation and Maintenance of Highways

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Teachers: Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/><br/></p>
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course will concentrate on road construction pavement design, operation and maintenance of roads. The following points will be discussed on the course: - Pavement design: flexible pavement, rigid pavement and pavement structure - Drainage of roads: requirement, design, control and documentation. - Road surfacing: asphalt technology, properties, requirement and quality control - Functionalities of road pavements such as bearing capacity, rutting, evenness, friction, acoustical properties, special winter conditions, etc. - Road maintenance and winter operation of roads - reinforcement of roads as well as surfacing maintenance. - Frost and road construction - mechanism, remedy to avoid frost damage.
Learning outcome:

The student shall obtain a good overview of the art of road construction and will be able to perform basic design of roads/highways according to established Norwegian practice. The student shall also obtain knowledge of operation and maintenance of highways. The student will furthermore secure a good basis for further study of design of highways.

Learning activities:


Teaching support:



Statens vegvesen, Hand book 018 Vegbygging (road construction) Operation and maintenance of highways- teaching book, Repport nr. 53 from Norwegian Public Roads Administration (vegdirektoratets rapport nr. 53 fra 2011) Statens vegvesen, Handbook 274 Grunnforsterkning, fyllinger og skråninger (ground improvement, embankments and slopes)



Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:



3-hour written exam

Nominal workload:

For a course of 10 credits, ca. 300 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.

Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Structured teaching is 65 hours (5h/week)

The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.

Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått