ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI-
R - 2008
-B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING
ELECTIVE – II
CE 2032 PAVEMENT ENGINEERING L T P C
3 0 0 3
Student gains knowledge on various IRC guidelines for designing flexible and rigid pavements. Further, he/she will be in a position to assess quality and serviceability conditions of roads.
UNIT I TYPE OF PAVEMENT AND STRESS DISTRIBUTION ON LAYERED SYSTEM
Introduction - Pavement as layered structure - Pavement types - flexible and rigid -Stress and deflections in pavements under repeated loading
UNIT II DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS 9
Flexible pavement design - Empirical - Semi empirical and theoretical Methods - Design procedure as per latest IRC guidelines – Design and specification of rural roads
UNIT III DESIGN OF RIGID PAVEMENTS 9
Cement concrete pavements - Modified Westergard approach - Design procedure as per latest
IRC guidelines - Joints in rigid pavements - Concrete roads and their scope in India.
UNIT IV PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND MAINTENANCE 9
Pavement Evaluation [Condition and evaluation surveys (Surface Appearance, Cracks, Patches And Pot Holes, Undulations, Ravelling, Roughness, Skid Resistance), Structural Evaluation By Deflection Measurements, Present Serviceability Index]
Pavement maintenance. [IRC Recommendations Only]
UNIT V STABILISATION OF PAVEMENTS 9
Stabilisation with special reference to highway pavements - Choice of stabilisers -Testing and field control –Stabilisation for rural roads in India -use of Geosynthetics (geotextiles & geogrids) in roads.
TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
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1. Yoder R.J and Witczak M.W., "Principles of Pavement Design", John Wiley, 1975.
2. Guidelines for the Design of Flexible Pavements, IRC:37 - 2001, The Indian roads
Congress, New Delhi.
3. Guideline for the Design of Rigid Pavements for Highways, IRC:58-1998, The Indian
Roads Congress, New Delh.