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CE-860 Pavement Design and Analysis
Campus SCEE (NICE)
Programs PG
Session Summer Semester 2016
Course Title Pavement Design and Analysis
Course Code CE-860
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes Transportation Engineering-II (CE-242)
Course Objectives To educate students in the design of pavements both Rigid & Flexible. The course focuses on principles of design, design procedures along with traffic data analysis and its effects.
Detail Content Introduction to Structural Design of Pavements
  1. Load Carrying Concept of Various Pavements Types.
  2. Stress/Strain Based Pavements Design Concept.
  3. Empirical and Mechanistic-Empirical Design Approaches.
  4. Structural Design Input Parameters.
Characterization of Roadbed Soils and Materiel Properties
  1. Strength and Deformation Characterization.
  2. Modeling and Behavior under Dynamic Cyclic Loads.
  3. Stress Dependent Behavior Models.
  4. Fatigue and Rutting Models.
Traffic Data Analysis
  1. Tyre, Contact Pressures and Tyre Imprint Areas.
  2. Pavement Response to various Wheel/Axle Loads and Configurations.
  3. Concepts of Load Equivalency Factors (LEF).
  4. Estimation of Design Traffic and Forecasting Techniques.
Environmental and Climatic Consideration.
  1. Effects of Environmental Factors on the Pavement Design Process and the Pavement Performance.
  2. Minimization of Detrimental Effects of Environmental Factors.
  3. Environmental Data Needed in the Structural Design of Pavements.
  1. Moisture related pavement distresses and their mechanisms
  2. Influence of drainage on the structural design of pavements
Fundamental Principles of Flexible Pavement Design
  1. Stresses in Flexible Pavements (Boussinesq Theory, Layered System Concept, Finite Element Procedure), Computer Analysis.
  2. Critical Stresses and Strains and Design Principles to Minimize Distresses.
  3. Sensitivity of Flexible Pavement Response to Layer Thickness and Rations, Modulus and Rations, Total Load, Tyre Pressure and Imprint Area Values.
Structural Design and Analysis Procedure for Flexible Pavements
  1. AASHTO (Empirical Procedure), Computer Analysis DNPS86.
  2. Asphalt Institute Method (Mechanistic-Empirical Procedure).
  3. MICH-PAVE (A Finite Element Method for Structural Design & Analysis).
  4. Comparison of Assumptions, Strengths, Weaknesses, Limitations and Applications of the Above Procedures.
  5. FAA Method for Airports, Computer Analysis.
Fundamental Principles of Rigid pavement Design
  1. Distresses in Rigid Pavements (Westergaard Theory, Non Load Related Stresses, Combined Stresses), Computer Analysis WESTY.
  2. Critical Loading Conditions and Design Principles to Minimize Distresses.
  3. Sensitivity of Rigid Pavement Responses to Modulus of Subgrade. Reaction, Tyre Pressure, Total Load and Wheel Configuration.
Structural Design Procedure for Rigid Pavements
  1. AASHTO (Empirical Procedure), Computer Analysis DNPS86
  2. FAA (Mechanistic-Empirical Procedure, Computer Analysis PCA-PAVE).
  3. Comparison of Assumption, Strengths, Weaknesses, Limitations and Applications of the Above Procedures.
  4. FAA Method for Airports, Computer Analysis.
  1. Plate Load Test.
  2. Triaxial Test.
Text/Ref Books
  1. Highway Pavements Volume 1 and 2 prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Highway Institute, prepared by Michigan State University, April 19932.
  2. Principles of Pavement Design Yoder, E.J., and M.W., Witzcak, New York, John Wiley and Sons, 1975.
  3. Pavement Analysis Bu Ullidtz, Elsevier Publishers, 1987.
  4. ASSHTO guide for Design of Pavement Structures Washington, D.C., 1986.
  5. The Asphalt Institute Thickness Design - Asphalt Pavements for Highway and Streets Manual Series No.1 (MS-1), September, 1981.
  6. Thickness Design for Concrete Highway and Street pavements Portland Cement Association, 1984.
Time Schedule Summer Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Arshad Hussain,
PhD/Transportation Engineering