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School of Engineering
Course unit
INP7081019, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI GIACOMELLO 000000000000

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/04 Road, Railway and Airport Construction 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 GIACOMELLO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
PASETTO MARCO (Membro Effettivo)
1 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 GIACOMELLO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
PASETTO MARCO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: "Construction of road, railways and airports", "Road infrastructures design".
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to provide the necessary knowledge to operate as a professional engineer or within companies or organizations managing infrastructures. Moreover, the course trains a specialist in design, construction and maintenance of infrastructures, with capacity to deal with issues concerning road and airport pavement structures (including works supervision and/or management of operations in construction sites).
The course is divided into laboratory lectures and trainings, completed - as needed - by frontal teaching, seminars and technical visits.
Examination methods: Oral examination, including practical test in the laboratory.
Assessment criteria: In order to successfully pass the examination, the student has to demonstrate the full knowledge of concepts explained during the course.
The mastery of (general and specific) skills will be positively evaluated taking into account the elaboration capacity of personal knowledge.
The maximum rating is achieved by exhibiting a thorough understanding of the course content and brilliance in the oral presentation.
Course unit contents: • Detailed study of traditional and innovative materials for transport infrastructures (aggregates, binders, bituminous mixtures, etc.).
• Materials characterization and acceptance tests: standards and legislation, equipment, practical tests implementation (to understand functions, objectives and issues).
• Laboratory and in-field tests for physical-mechanical characterization of road/airport pavements: standards and legislation, equipment, practical implementation of tests (to understand functions, objectives and issues).
• Preparation and interpretation of technical test reports.
• Introduction to visco-elasto-plastic theories to understand the behavior of road/airport materials and analyze the related experimental findings.
• Advanced tests: stiffness (elastic, resilient, complex moduli), resistance to fatigue and resistance to permanent deformations (rutting).
• Damage of pavements and road/airport pavements maintenance technologies (reinforcements, cold and hot recycling, etc.).
• Pavement surface characterization.
• Thermography for pavement study.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lecturing, using blackboard, overhead projector and video projector. Exercises in the classroom and in the laboratory. Seminars and didactic tours.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes (protected by password) from the website:
Lecture notes could be downloaded from Moodle platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Santagata, F. A., Pasetto, M., Pasquini, E. et al., Strade - Teoria e tecnica delle costruzioni stradali. Milano: Pearson, 2016. vol. 2
  • Nikolaides, A., Highway engineering - Pavements, materials and control of quality. Boca Raton: CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Kim, Y. R., Modeling of asphalt concrete. Reston: ASCE, New York [etc.], McGraw-Hill, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Mallick, R. B.; El-Korchi, T., Pavement engineering: principles and practice. Boca Raton: CRC Press - Taylor and Francis Group, 2017. Third Edition
  • Brown, E. R., et al., Hot mix asphalt: materials, mixture design and construction. Lanham: NAPA Research and Education Foundation, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Papagiannakis, A.T.; Masad, E.A., Pavement design and materials. Hoboken: NJ, John Wiley and Sons, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Fwa, T. F., The handbook of highway engineering. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ferrari, P.; Giannini, F., Ingegneria stradale: corpo stradale e pavimentazioni (vol. 2). [milano]: ISEDI, 2007. vol 2

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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