THT251 Design, Operation and Maintenance of Highways
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Course responsible: Leif Daniel Houck
Teachers: Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
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.
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.
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)
3-hour written exam
For a course of 10 credits, ca. 300 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Special requirements in Science
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