THT330 Design of Highways
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Course responsible: Thomas Kringlebotn Thiis, Leif Daniel Houck
ECTS credits: 15
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 2012-2013
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
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.
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
Project study with submission of report
For a course of 15 credits, ca. 450 hours of work in total is normally to be expected.
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Structured teaching is 26 hours (2h/week)
An external examiner takes part in the assessment a random selection of examinees.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått