Dr. Richard Kim
Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
CE 755 Highway Pavement Design
3 Credit Hours
Mechanistic-empirical analysis and design of highway pavements with critical evaluation of current design practices. Pavement materials characterization; stresses and strains in pavements; traffic consideration; pavement performance models; and actual thickness design of pavements using the AASHTO Pavement ME program.
Graduate student standing.
This course is designed to introduce mechanistic-empirical pavement design methods. By the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- understand the basic principles in mechanistic-empirical pavement design;
- determine stresses and strains in pavement structures;
- identify various types of distresses in different pavement types;
- describe inputs required in the NCHRP 1-37A Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG);
- understand the test and analysis methods for material properties used in the MEPDG;
- understand the performance prediction models and transfer functions in the MEPDG; and design pavement structures using the MEPDG software.
Mid-term Exam: 35% (Closed book)
Design Projects: 40%
Overall Participation: 5%
PowerPoint slides to be downloaded from the course website
Pavement Analysis and Design by Yang H. Huang, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall
Principles of Pavement Design by Yoder and Witczak, Wiley-Interscience Engineering