ENG09012 2014 Road Pavement Design and Management

General Details

Full Title
Road Pavement Design and Management
Transcript Title
Pavement Design & Management
Code
ENG09012
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
Department
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2014 - Full Academic Year 2014-15
End Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
Author(s)
Brian McCann, Kathryn Ryan, Bill O'Kelly-Lynch
Programme Membership
SG_EMAIN_S09 201500 Level 9 Special Purpose Award in Engineering Road Maintenance Engineering SG_EPAVE_S09 201500 Level 9 Special Purpose Award in Engineering Road Pavement Management and Network Operations
Description

This module focuses on the materials, technology and procedures used to design and manage road pavements, with reference to the National Roads Authority (NRA) Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, and guidelines issued by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTS)

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Appraise the suitability of materials used in pavement construction and rehabilitation

2.

Formulate the fundamental engineering principles governing pavement structural design.

3.

Design appropriate combinations of materials and thicknesses for pavement and foundation construction

4.

Implement pavement management processes.

5.

Diagnose/interpret pavement distress and formulate appropriate maintenance and rehabilitation treatments

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be delivered using online lectures and workshops.

Module Assessment Strategies

Assessment will include continuous assessment exercises and final exam.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment will involve a repeat of failed elements of the module - final examination and/or resubmission of failed continuous assessment items.

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to road pavement construction: Typical pavement structures. Underlying engineering concepts. Mechanical properties. Thermal properties. Construction methods.

Pavement materials: Unbound materials, hydraulically-bound materials, asphalts, reinforcing products.

Pavement design: Approaches to design, traffic loading, design against rutting, design against cracking, design for durability, pavement surface design. Skidding resistance.

Pavement management processes. Road maintenance management systems. Inspection

Pavement maintenance: Pavement evaluation and problem diagnosis/prognosis. Strengthening and rehabilitation design. Surface dressings.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % OnGoing 1,3,4,5
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Tutorial Online Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Not Specified Workshop 2.5 Twice Per Semester 0.33
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.33 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Principles of Pavement Engineering, 2nd Edition, Nick Thom, 2014, ICE Publishing

Highway Engineering, Martin Rodgers, Blackwell Publishing, 2003.

Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, Volume 7: Pavement Design and Maintenance, National Roads Authority.

Manual of Contract Documents for Roadworks, Volume 1: NRA Specification for Road Works, National Roads Authority.

Guidelines on the Depth of Overlay to be used on Rural Regional and Local Roads. 2nd Edition, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, March 2014,

Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Roads over Peat, Department of Environment and Local Government

Flexible Roads Manual:Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating on Irish Roads. Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Urban Flexible Roads Manual: Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating on Irish Urban Flexible Roads.Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Concrete Roads Manual: Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating on Irish Concrete Roads.Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

Guidelines for Surface Dressing in Ireland, 3rd Edition, 2014, IAT

Well-Maintained Highways: Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management, 2005, The Stationary Office.

 ICE Manual of Highway Design and Management. Ian Walsh, 2011, ICE Publishing.

URL Resources

www.nra.ie

www.dttas.ie