Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CVE 5661 - Pavement Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course offers students an introduction to pavement design for transportation applications. (prereq: CVE 1871, CVE 3611) (quarter system prereq: AE 1231, CM 2200, CV 380)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Discuss flexible and rigid pavement structure
  • Identify stresses and strains in flexible and rigid pavements and design pavement to resist those stresses
  • Evaluate traffic loading, pavement distresses, material characterization, and pavement performance to assist with developing pavement designs
  • Compare and contrast flexible and rigid pavement designs by utilizing a pavement design and life cycle cost analysis software program

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Pavement analysis and design introduction
  • Stresses and strains in flexible pavement
  • Stresses and strains in rigid pavements
  • Traffic loading and volume
  • Drainage design
  • Flexible pavement design
  • Rigid pavement design

Dr. Mitzi Dobersek, P.E.

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