An Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design

Course Number: T-3001
Credit: 3 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
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Overview

In An Introduction to Flexible Pavement Design, you'll learn ...

  • How to evaluate site and soil conditions
  • About the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and how it is used in pavement design
  • How to evaluate traffic conditions and determine the Design Index
  • How to design flexible pavement subgrades

Overview

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 29 pages

The prime factor influencing the structural design of a pavement is the load-carrying capacity required. From an engineering design perspective, the thickness of pavement necessary to provide the desired load-carrying capacity is a function of five principal variables, which are revealed in the course.

The course discusses the flexible pavements design procedure generally referred to as the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) design procedure. This procedure requires that each layer be thick enough to distribute the stresses induced by traffic so that when they reach the underlying layer they will not overstress and produce excessive shear deformation in the underlying layer. Each layer must also be compacted adequately so that traffic does not produce an intolerable amount of added compaction.

This course, intended for engineers, architects and construction professionals who want an introduction to flexible pavement design for streets, roads and parking areas, will provide a good start in addressing subgrades, select materials and subbase courses, base courses and pavement design.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How to evaluate site and soil conditions
  • About the California Bearing Ratio (CBR) and how it is used in pavement design
  • How to evaluate traffic conditions and determine the Design Index
  • How to design flexible pavement subgrades
  • How to design flexible pavement select materials and subbase courses
  • How to design flexible pavement base courses
  • The design procedure for flexible pavement design

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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Credit: 3 PDH

Length: 29 pages

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