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Road and railway pavements

Study course Master’s degree in Road Design and Transportation Systems Engineering

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Curriculum: Road Infrastructures
Lecturers: Francesco Bella
Hours amount: 72
Period: first semester
Credits: 8
a.y. 2016-2017


Formative aims

The course provides elements for design, management and maintenance of road and railway pavements. The main topics concern: principles of structural design of flexible and rigid road pavements, the analysis of the surface defects and their effects on road safety and comfort; the analysis of the changes over the time of the defects; maintenance strategies. Concerning the railway pavement, the course deals with the analysis of the structural elements.


Prerequisites

Road materials


Course Programme

Types of road pavements. Type of mixtures for road pavements. Mix design: Marshall method, volumetric design. Principles and methods for design of bituminous and concrete pavements: empirical methods, mechanistic design. Performance characteristics of road pavements: indicators and methods for collecting pavement condition data. Types of defects of road pavements: fatigue cracking; rutting, others defects. Catalogues of road pavements defects. Railway pavement structures.


Teaching methods

Lectures.


Learning assessment method

Oral examination.


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