Students: Available also to Erasmus students
and Frequency of Class: 3 hours lectures, 3 hours examples
classes including laboratory practical sessions
Credits: 5.5 (ECTS)
of Assessment: Final examination (60%) and a Project (40%)
Evaluate the design traffic considering the traffic
aggressivity calculated from the identification of the different types
of vehicles; description of the effect of climatic actions
(temperature, water) in the characteristics of the different types of
Refer to the materials composing each pavement
layer, explain their functions, describe their constitution as well as
their main physical and mechanical characteristics.
Distinguish actions, stresses and strains, describe and
analyse the behaviour of the pavement regarding different actions and
Explain the evolution of design methods, with the
description of the different phases of an analytical design method.
Identify and describe the main types of pavement road
distresses and describe the main methods and equipment for the
Construct the model of the existing pavement to be
rehabilitated, considering the results of the field and laboratorial
monitoring, proposing solutions to solve the problem, analysing the
efficacy of different rehabilitation techniques.
Describe the different phases of the production of
bituminous mixtures, comprising its placement in the pavement, as well
as the identification of the main critical points of the control
quality phase highlighting its importance on the final quality.