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CE 2032 PAVEMENT ENGINEERING

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OBJECTIVE:
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
9
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 roads80
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
TEXT BOOKS:
1. Kadiyali, L.R., “Principles and Practice of Highway Engineering”, Khanna tech. Publications,
New Delhi, 1989.
2. Wright, P.H., “Highway Engineers”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1996
3. Design and Specification of Rural Roads (Manual), Ministry of rural roads, Government of
India, New Delhi, 2001
REFERENCES:
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.
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