Pavement Design Of Roads Training

Category: Pavement Design Of Roads Training

Course Description

This course outlines pavement design of roads. All three accepted methods of pavement design are covered, including Soil Factor, R-value thickness, and an introduction to MnPAVE for thickness design. design guide will be used to review the importance of and tools for the following elements of roadway design: data collection and accurate traffic projections; subgrade soil evaluation and best practices for enhancements; pavement section materials and specifications; and best construction practices and their effect on pavement life.

Course Objective

  • Review soil factor and R-value thickness design
  • Introduction to MnPAVE for thickness design (including practical exercises)
  • Review subgrade soil evaluation and best construction practices
  • Overview subgrade soil enhancement practices in Minnesota
  • Review pavement section materials and best construction practices

Course Outline

  • types of road pavement
  • soil characteristics
  • pavement layers
  • traffic loads
  • design of asphalt mixes using Marshall design method
  • Stresses in flexible pavement
  • Design of flexible pavement using AASHTO design method
  • Performance based tests of asphalt pavement