HIGHWAY ENGINEERING LABORATORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Acquisition of specific knowledge on flexible pavement design from material design to the real infrastructure design.
Reccomended: “Costruzioni di Strade, Ferrovie ed Aeroporti”
Course contents summary
Design and Characterization of asphalt materials with laboratory experience. Design of flexible pavements using appropriate software.
Principles of flexible pavement design;
Traffic and environmental analysis;
Mixture design and characterization: from aggregate curve design to asphalt mix design using Superpave procedure with partial exercises both in class and in laboratory;
Asphalt Institute and AASHTO procedures for asphalt mixture pavement design;
Use of software for pavement design with class exercises.
Letcures of the course
Yang H. Huang, “Pavement Analysis and Design”, Prentice Hall
Superpave Fundamentals Reference Manual (US Dep. Of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration)
Assessment methods and criteria
Report of the laboratory activities and oral examination