Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VTVF20 overlap following cours/es: VVB081 och VVB081. Compulsory for: IBYV2. 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.

The aim is to provide the student with various strategies and methods for the maintenance of roads.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Describe how various technical aids for determining the condition of the pavement (laser measuring vehicle, falling weight deflectometer and georadar) can be used for maintenance planning.

Explain the principles for prioritising among different objects for winter road maintenance.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Develop and use a Pavement Management System on an object level in order to choose optimal, cost-effective maintenance strategies based on national economic grounds.

Conduct a bearing capacity investigation including the evaluation of the results of falling weight measurements.

Carry out visual distress surveying according to the “sink or swim” principle.

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Systematically evaluate the maintenance planning and its national economic effects.

National and international knowledeg about maintenance of roads with the focus on issues such as evaluation and examination of bearing capacity.

In-depth studies of different types of material control and measurement methods for the documentation of road deterioration.

Intensive survey of pavement deterioration models and Pavement Management Systems (PMS).

Comparison of output data from different deterioration models.

Collection of basic data for PMS and formulation of a cost-benefit model in which the effects of various maintenance measures are simulated.

The mechanism and reasons for different types of surface damage are discussed in theory and practice.

Distress surveying of surfaces.

Issues relating to the reuse of asphalt surfaces.

Alternative super structure material for roads, and methods and analysis.

Winter road maintenance and associated environmental problems.

Handbok för val av beläggningsåtgärder, Svenska kommunförbundet, 1994
Handbok i tillståndsbedömning, bära eller brista, Svenska kommunförbundet, 2003
Ullditz, P.:Pavement analysis, 1987, Denmark
Haas, R,:Modern Pavement Management, Florida, 1994
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