Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTVF15 overlap following cours/es: VVB071 och VVB071. Optional for: IBYV3. Course coordinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,, Vägbyggnad. Assessment: For a passing grade the participant must hand in two projects and a home assignment. Further information: The course is held in Lund. Home page:

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for optimal design and construction of a road.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must


how to ensure the standard and bearing capacity of a road by using statistical acceptance inspection during its construction

properties of road construction materials.

field of application, possibilities and problems of using recycled material in road construction.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Design a pavement with an incremental design model.

Draw up a simple production plan comprising calculations, tenders and material utilization based on construction specifications.

Choose suitable methods with which to derive input data for dimensioning on the basis of established dimensioning principles.

Methods for planning, dimensioning and implementation of a road facility, applicable to both Swedish and international conditions.

Ground investigations during ongoing work.

Swedish and international design principles.

Analytical design of road constructions. Calculation of stresses and strains in road material. Dimensioning according to criteria for material fatigue of exposed surfaces.

Material choice and properties. Material models for choice of bound and unbound material in road construction.

Quality control. Statistical acceptance control. Measurement methods from terrace to surface, falling weight deflectometer - FWD. Plate bearing test. Compaction and its implications for bearing capacity.

GIS. GPS applications in pavement construction.

Cost analysis of different solutions. Calculated and actual costs. Lifecycle analysis.

Huang H., Pavement analysis and design, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN0-13-142473-4
Ullditz, P.,Modeling Flexible Pavement Response, 1Polyteknisk forlag, 1998, ISBN87-502-0805-5
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