Pavement Design (300IGC015)

Basic Information

Text book

  • Pavement Analysis and Desing, Y.H. Huang, 2nd Edition, 2004.

Supplemental materials

  • Principles of Pavement Design, E. J. Yoder, M. W. Witczak, 1991.
  • Pavement Engineering of Highways, A. Montejo, 2006.
  • Rational Design of Pavements, F. A. Reyes, 2003.
  • Handbook Design of Asphalt Pavements for Highways with Low Traffic Volumes, INVIAS, 1998.
  • Testing Standards of Road Materials, INVIAS, 1998

Specific course information

The design of pavements involves knowledge of geology, topography, hydrology, hydraulics, soil mechanics and geometric design of roads. Thus, the objective of the course is to present those fundamentals to design the pavement structure more suitable for a road sector and define the characteristics of the granular layers, wearing surface and drainage system.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the criteria for the design of flexible and rigid pavements.
  • To analyze flexible and rigid pavements using different analytical methods.
  • To determine the input parameters of pavement design, including traffic, material properties, failure criteria, and reliability.
  • To design flexible pavement systems according to the Asphalt Institute and AASHTO design procedures.
  • To design rigid pavement systems according to the PCA and AASHTO design procedures.
  • To apply the fundamentals of the AASHTO Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design.
  • To identify the advantages and limitations of different approaches and methods of pavement design.
  • To apply different models to predict pavement performance and perform basic analysis of the pavement life cycle cost.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 3 3 2 3 2 1

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Introduction. Pavement types and traffic loads
  • Stresses in flexible pavements.
  • Stresses in rigid pavements.
  • Drainage. Filters. Geotextiles. Pipes.
  • Drainage design.
  • Properties of materials.
  • Soil stabilization.
  • Subgrade. Unit and design value.
  • Geotechnical reports.
  • Surface wearing materials. Asphalt concrete.
  • Traffic variable.
  • Design of flexible pavements.
  • Design of rigid pavement.
  • Pavement failures.
  • Deflectometry.
  • Methodology for pavement rehabilitation.
  • Technical standards of pavement construction.
  • Deflection measurement and determination of the radius of curvature of a flexible pavement using the Benkelman beam.
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