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Pavement Design and Construction Semester 8 (BE Fourth Year) BE Civil Engineering University of Mumbai Topics and Syllabus

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100.00 Pavement Structure and Functional Attributes
  • Pavement structure and functional attributes,
  • factor affecting pavement design,
  • types of wheel loads for highways and airports,
  • development of design method for highway and airport pavements.
200.00 Stresses in Flexible Pavements
  • Stresses in flexible pavements, 1-layer, 2-layer, 3-layers theories, EWLF,ESWL
  • Stresses in Rigid pavement: load and temperature stresses, combined stresses.
300.00 Flexible Pavement Design
  • Airport pavement: Corps of Engineer’s method, FAA method CDOT method, Asphalt institute method.
  • Highway Pavement: Empirical methods using no soil strength criteria, empirical method based on soil strength criteria: CBR method as specified by IRC, Road note 29 methods, AASHTO method, Asphalt institute method.
  • Fatigue and rutting as a failure criterion.
400.00 Rigid Pavement Design
  • Airport pavements: PCA methods, corps of Engineer’s method, FAA method. Joints and reinforcement requirement.
  • Highway pavement: Current British procedure, IRC method.
500.00 Evaluation and Strengthening
  • flexible and rigid pavement distresses,
  • condition and evaluation surveys,
  • present serviceability index,
  • roughness measurement,
  • Benkaleman beam deflections,
  • design of overlays,
  • skid resistance and measurement.
600.00 Concrete Road Construction
  • Mix design, concrete strength, size of aggregates, gradation, and workability, preparation of base form work, placing of reinforcement, compaction, and finishing, curing, joints.
700.00 Low Cost Roads (Rural Areas)
  • Classification of low cost roads,
  • construction of low cost roads,
  • stabilization of subgrade,
  • base and its advantages,
  • construction of granular base courses,
  • macadam surface,
  • macadam bases,
  • low cost materials and methods used for highway construction,
  • suitability of different types of roads under different situation. Soils.
800.00 Road Making Machinery Role of Labour Versus Machinery in road construction
  • earth work machinery,
  • rock excavation machinery,
  • aggregate transportation and watering equipment,
  • wet mix WMM Plant,
  • Asphalt plant, (computerized),
  • drum mix,
  • Continuous batch mix,
  • compaction equipment,
  • bituminous equipment,
  • storage,
  • heating and spraying equipment,
  • hot mix plants,
  • cold mix plants,
  • paver,
  • finisher,
  • concrete road making machinery,
  • equipment usage rates,
  • factors affecting usage rate.
900.00 Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Quality control (QC) and Quality assurance (QA) during construction of various pavements,
  • importance, process control and end product control,
  • statistical methods in quality control, control charts, frequency of testing etc.
1000.00 Introduction to Pavement Management Systems.
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