Flexible Pavement Design

Estimated cost: R10 001 – R20 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 determination 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 climate, resistance to fatigue, permanent deformation and durability. Pavement evaluation will also be addressed. Case studies will focus on recent local and international developments, relative to Southern African needs.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Blended
Duration: 5 dae
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: JC Myburgh
Contact Person Email: jmyburgh@sun.ac.za
Latest Year Offered: 2020