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On completion of the module, students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate an understanding of pavement design, pavement evaluation and maintenance techniques.
2. Select appropriate test methods for the evaluation of highway materials.
3. Analyse and assess test results/data, formulating recommendation.
4. Design bituminous mixtures given aggregate gradations.
5. Solve problems relating to pavement engineering and highway design.
Introduction to module
Highways agencies review assignment
Development of road network in Ireland & Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) roles and functions
Specification, testing and control
Overview of bituminous mixtures
Bitument and bitumen testing
Aggregates and aggregate testing
Bituminous mixes, including mix design, mix grading and volumetrics
Bituminous mix testing
Group assignment details
Pavement monitoring, management and evaluation
Group short report on mix research
Asphalt manufacturing and laying
Factory production and control, and Type Testing
Groups short report on mix design approach
Airfield pavements design practice
Road scheme design case study
Submission of group assignment
Asphalt healing research and emerging technologies
Weeks 10 & 12
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Level 4 standing in a Level 8 programme, or equivalent.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Group Project: Written submission with interim presentations||Week 8||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: End of Trimester Examination||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Groups given feedback on group report Groups given feedback on presentations on mix research, and mix design approach, for group assignment
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Thurs 09:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|