Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Pavement Design CIVI6451
Instructor: Dr. L. Amador
TOTAL: 20 marks
Due: Friday, October 16, 2015 at 12md on my mailbox next to EV 6.139
- ASPHALT What is it?
How is it made?
How is it used?
What is Asphalt (Cement)?
Asphalt cement is a black sticky liquid used
to bind sand & gravel particles to construct
asphalt concrete pavements (black top).
Why is Asphalt Used?
Asphalt is us
Stress and Strains in
Course: CIVI 6451
Ref Chapters 2, 3 & 4 Huang Y. (2004)
Ref Chapters 7, 8 Papagiannakis & Masad
In this module
Pavement failure & service life
Stress analysis in flexible
Multi-layer elastic analysis
Burmister (1943) Solution
Pavements are layered systems
with better materials on top;
hence homogenous half-space
does not apply
Burmister first developed
solutions for 2-layer system and
then extended to 3-layer sy
Analysis Traffic Loading
Ref Chapter 6 Huang Y. (2004)
In this Module
Approaches in Traffic load analysis
Equivalent Single Load Factor
Known axle loads: AASHTO 1993 &
Unknown axle loads: Traffic
Calculation & Asphalt Institute
Pavement Design: Lecture 1
Luis Amador, P.Eng., Ph.D., MBA
Assistant Professor, Dept of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Types of Roads