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Effect of traffic and environment on pavement. Analysis of stress from axle loads. Characterisation of pavement materials. Empirical and mechanistic-empirical design methods.
This course is aimed at providing the Civil Engineering students with basic understanding of the Highway Engineering materials and the basic and fundamental design concept of highway pavements structures. Students will be able to design and analyse flexible pavements in addition, they will be able to undersatnd the basic elements of rigid pavement design. Students will be able to conduct a thorough analysis of stresses, strains and deflections developed by different axle configurations and loads in multilayer flexible pavement stuructures. Students will study the effect of of both traffic and environment on pavement damage. The pavement course provide sufficient coverage of highway materials using SUPERPAVE characterisation methods, hot mix asphalt design by using APRG18 design methods. Students will learn how to design new pavement structure using Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design (Austroads Method) and by using empirical design methods such as AASHTO method. Students will also learn how to evaluate the structural capacity of an existing pavement structure by utilising the usrface deflection measurements and backanalysis (backcalculation) methods. Overlay design will also be covered.
EMTH210, ENCI199, ENCN201, ENCN213, ENCN221, ENCN231, ENCN242, ENCN253, ENCN261, ENCN281
Please note that the timetable has not been finalised.
Scheduled days and times will be confirmed, following review, on 5th November.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Lectures/Tutorials:Lectures:Three lectures per week each 50 minutes.Tutorial:There will be tutorials every other week.Afternoon laboratories:There will be two major laboratory exercises. These two exercises will be carried outover 5 sessions each session will be about an hour and half long. Usually the class isstreamed into 2 streams with a maximum 25 students per stream. Each stream willcarry out certain testing on specific part of the exercise. At the end of testing, all datawill be compiled together into one file to be sent to all individual students or it will beposted on the Learn system. All students are required to submit their own individuallab report. Students need to read the related standard of each test and refer to thesestandard when write their own reports. All students must attend the laboratorysessions and sign attendance sheet. Those students who fail to attend the laboratorysessions are not allowed to submit their laboratory report
There will be four assignments over the two terms of the semester, each assignmentworth 5.5%. Students will be required to submit one complete lab report worth 8.0%.Student will be required to take midterm test and final exam. The midterm test worth30% of the total grade and will be held in the second week of term 2 (date to beannounced) and the final exam worth 40 % and will be held at the end of the fourthterm (Date to be announced). The final exam will cover the entire course materialsand will be around 2 hours. Any “CIVIL” approved calculator is allowed.Late assignments will have 20% deducted for each day late, unless priorarrangement has been made. Please contact me (preferably well in advance) if youhave genuine difficulties meeting submission dates.To achieve a pass in the course, students should achieve at least 50% of the coursework (assignments and lab report) and at least 50% in the midterm test and final examand the total mark is expected to be at least 50% (out of 100%).
Domestic fee $1,133.00
International fee $5,625.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Civil and Natural Resources Engineering