Course code THT330

THT330 Design of Highways

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Course responsible: Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis
Teachers: Berthe Julienne Dongmo-Engeland
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:

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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/></p>
First time: 2012H
Preferential right:
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Course contents:
Road construction in general and special focus will be given to pavement design, pavement construction methods and technology. The following will be discussed: - Design methods: Pavement structure as a whole and pavement surfacing in particular. - Methods of road reinforcement - Functionality of road and road pavements. - Frost and Road Construction: mechanism and remedy to frost damage
Learning outcome:
The student shall obtain in depth understanding of design of road structures such as design of flexible pavements, rigid pavements, and foundation improvements. Both Norwegian and other international practices will be discussed. The student shall also achieve adequate knowledge of design of pavements which enables him/her to carry out a project study on the subject matter.
Learning activities:
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Teaching support:
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Syllabus:
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, Hand book 016 Geoteknikk i vegbygging /geotechnics in road construction Statens vegvesen, Handbook 274 Grunnforsterkning, fyllinger og skråninger / ground improvement, embankments and slopes
Prerequisites:

THT251


Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

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Assessment:

Project study with submission of report


Nominal workload:

For a course of 15 credits, ca. 450 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.


Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
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Type of course:
Structured teaching is 26 hours (2h/week)
Note:
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Examiner:
An external examiner takes part in the assessment a random selection of examinees.
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / Ikke bestått