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Unit Code: 606

Heavy Duty Pavements

This Unit provides students with information on the design and construction of heavy duty pavements for applications such as heavy duty roads, major airports, industrial areas, intermodal facilities and port terminals. Such pavements are similar to those for roads and highways but are required to service vehicles with much higher wheel loads and tyre pressures. They also incur high dynamic and static loads and have different performance requirements. The Unit initially considers pavement types, nomenclature and definitions before introducing heavy duty pavement design concepts. Topics include; the design of flexible and rigid pavements for airports, port and industrial pavement design and heavy duty pavement construction. The Unit culminates with a review of contemporary and emerging Issues in broad area of heavy duty pavements.

Unit Specifications
Programs Master of Pavement Technology (MPT) (AQF Level 9),
Graduate Certificate in Pavement Technology (GCPT) 
Unit Name Heavy Duty Pavements
Unit Code 606
Duration One semester
Credit Points 1
Delivery Mode Online
  • 600: Fundamentals of Roads and Pavements 
  • 613: Fundamentals of Road Construction
  • 601: Road Pavement Design
Co requisites  Nil
Unit Chair Dr Greg White
Unit Topics

Topic 1 – Introduction
Topic 2 – Heavy Duty Pavement Design Concepts
Topic 3 – Heavy Duty Road Pavement Design
Topic 4 – Airport Pavement Design - Flexible
Topic 5 – Airport Pavement Design - Rigid
Topic 6 – Port & Industrial Pavement Design
Topic 7 – Heavy Duty Pavement Construction
Topic 8 – Contemporary & Emerging Issues

Unit History

This unit was formerly titled: Industrial & Heavy Duty Pavements

Unit Specification - Industrial & Heavy Duty Pavements