Introduction to road construction issues and the related construction materials (soil materials, aggregates, asphalt materials, asphalt mixes). Aspects of road stress-strain state and basic principles of pavement analysis. Determination of fundamental properties of individual materials, quality control and suitability assessment of materials. Aspects of design and other construction issues of pavement foundation and other individual layers of the pavement structure.
|1||Introduction||Typical roadway structures and pavement cross-sections, types of pavements and operation, basic stages of a road construction project, specifications, regulations and related experience.||1Χ3=3|
|2||Pavement loading||Pavement loading, aspects of stress-strain state, basic principles and theories for flexible pavement analysis, and thematic exercises for classroom training.||2Χ3=6|
|3||Soil materials for pavement foundation||Fundamental properties of soil materials for pavement foundation, soil types and classification systems, contribution of laboratory tests, suitability assessments of soils, stabilization of soil materials, geosynthetic materials, construction aspects of the pavement geotechnical foundation.||2Χ3=6|
|4||Aggregate materials||Fundamental properties of aggregate materials for the unbound layers, quality control tests, aggregate stabilization, and thematic exercises for classroom training.||2Χ3=6|
|5||Asphalt materials and asphalt mixes||Basic properties of asphalt materials, suitability tests, quality control tests, study of asphalt mix composition, volumetric properties of asphalt mixes, relevant specifications, and thematic exercises for classroom training.||3Χ3=9|
|6||Drainage issues||Drainage systems, underground drainage works, design and materials of drainage layer, flow calculation.||2Χ3=6|
|7||Construction aspects and cost analysis||Construction elements (production, transport, layering and compaction of road materials), measurement of required quantities, budget of road works with emphasis on paving materials and asphalt mixes.||1Χ3=3|
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
|Teaching methods||Class Lectures. Exercises in class. Discussion of case studies in class.|
|Teaching media||PowerPoint presentations and Videos.|
|Computer and software use||Students solve simple exercises using mainly EXCEL.|
|Assignments (projects, reports)||Semester exercises based on theory|
1.Course notes. 2. Henning Natzchka, “Οδοποιία, Σχεδιασμός και Κατασκευή”, 3η Έκδοση. Εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος, 2014, Αθήνα.