Topic outline

  • Overview

    The course covers fundamental principles of road pavement systems in cold regions, including environmental effects, functional and structural evaluation of pavement performance, pavement materials and mechanics, frost protection, and flexible and rigid pavement design methods.

    Lectures are on Monday (12:15-14:00) and Friday (12:15-14:00), with the Friday session devoted to a diverse series of activities, such as lecturing, introducing the basic concepts of paving materials, reviewing the class topics, and assigning homework. Lectures will take place in room R5-265 on Monday and R3-255 on Friday. During week 48, there will be three lecture meetings: Monday (14:15-16:00) and Wednesday (12:15-14:00) will be shared with the GEO-E2080 course in room R5-265.

    • Lecture 1. Introduction. Overview of pavements (ACF). Monday, October 23. Panopto recording

      Review & activities 1, week 1. Overview of pavements and Lecture on paving materials (ACF).  Friday, October 27.Panopto recording

      Lecture 2. Pavement environment and performance (ACF). Monday, October 30. Panopto recording

      Review & activities 2, week 2.  Pavement mechanics (KK, FZ, YS)Student presentations assigned (FZ), DL 01.12. Friday, November 03. Panopto recording

      Lecture 3. Pavement design in Finland (MTS). Monday, November 06. Panopto recording

      Review & activities 3, week 3. Lecture on paving materials II (ACF-Recorded). Homework 1 assigned, DL 17.11. Explain HW01 (FZ). Friday, November 10. Panopto recording

      Lecture 4. Pavement design – Flexible and Rigid Pavement (ACF). Monday, November 13. Panopto recording

      Review & activities 4, week 4. Lecture on paving materials III (ACF). Topic presentation: QL & YS. Friday, November 17. Panopto recording

      Lecture 5.  Frost protection (HG). Monday, November 20. Panopto recording

      Review & activities 5, week 5. Software + assigned final exam (ACF)Friday, November 24. Panopto recording

      Final exam due (take-home). Friday, December 08.