Course code THT330

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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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
Course contents:

Roads pavement construction consists of:

  • Design method: pavement thickness design.
  • Road strengthening and maintenance.
  • Pavement materials functional properties
  • Frost protection mechanism and measurement in road construction
Learning outcome:
The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the fascinating Norwegian Road/pavement design method. The student will get knowledge about asphalt materials and calculate stresses and strains in layers elastic materials within road pavement structure. In addition, they will learn about frost behavior and protection in road construction.
Learning activities:
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
Recommended prerequisites:

Passed project work and written exam.

Project work I 20 %

Project work II 30 %

Written exam (3 hr): 50 %.

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
Type of course:
Structured teaching is 26 hours (2h/week)
An external examiner takes part in the assessment a random selection of examinees.
Allowed examination aids: B2 Calculator handed out, other aids as specified
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått