Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. VTVF55 overlaps following cours/es: ??2203, VTVF20 and VVB081. Compulsory for: IBYV2. Optional for: V5at, V5bf, V5tv. Course coordinator: Ebrahim Parhamifar,, Road Construction. Recommended prerequisits: VVBF05 Infrastrukture design . Assessment: For a passing grade the participant must hand in two projects and a home assignment. Further information: The course is held in Helsingborg under 2010 and in Lund from 2011. Home page:

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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