Flexible Pavement Design

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Civil Engineering
Department Name: Civil Engineering


This course focuses on the basic principles of the design of flexible pavements. Attention is paid to the characterization of soils, unbound and bound materials. The mechanistic approach will be demonstrated through calculation of stresses and strains in pavements and layer thickness design.

Consideration will be given to the factors that control the behaviour and performance of pavement materials including resistance to fatigue, permanent deformation and durability. The new SAPDM approach will be discussed. Case studies will focus on recent local and international developments, relative to Southern African needs.

Entry Requirement: Professional 4-year Bachelor’s degree /Bachelor Honours degree or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Duration: 5 dae
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: JC Myburgh
Contact Person Email: jmyburgh@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2017