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CEE 506 Course Syllabus

CEE 506 – Pavement Analysis and Design, II Instructor: Jeff Roesler – 1211 NCEL ( Class Hours: M,W,F at 9 a.m. in B218 NCEL Office Hours: M,W,F at 10 – 11 a.m. Text: Huang, Pavement Analysis and Design (Recommended) Course prerequisite: CEE 406 or permission from instructor Course Website: Course Purpose CEE 506 prepares the student to analyze and design rigid and flexible pavement systems for airport and highway facilities. It builds on an early course for highway pavements (CEE 406). CEE 506 focuses primarily on airport pavements, pavement analysis techniques, mechanistic-empirical (M-E) design procedures, quantification of aircraft traffic patterns, characterization of pavement material properties for design, pavement material failure criteria (strength theory and fracture mechanics), environmental factors, and the design of specialty pavement types such as CRCP and industrial floor slabs. Course Objectives By the end of the course, you should be able to do the following: • Pavement Analysis. Analyze flexible pavements with layered elastic programs and existing finite element analysis program (IILI-PAVE). Calculate rigid pavement stresses, strains, and deflections using closed-form solutions and finite element analysis (ILLI-SLAB). Explain strength and weakness of finite element analysis for pavements. Determine the temperature profile in a pavement system based on the heat conduction equation. Design Aircraft Calculations. Identify the critical aircraft types and gear configurations on an airport. Determine the critical aircraft type and location on the airport for design. Evaluate the effect of aircraft wander on pavement design. Material Characterization. Derive the material property inputs for materials used in airport pavements based on laboratory and field test data. Pavement Design. Design new and overlays for flexible airport pavements using the FAA, LEDFAA, and M-E design procedures. Design new and overlays for rigid airport pavements using the FAA, LEDFAA, and M-E design procedures. Design and analyze continuously reinforced concrete pavements and fiber-reinforced concrete pavements. Design new flexible and rigid pavements using M-E principles Spring 2007

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70-73. Apply laboratory and fieldbased transfer functions to airport pavement design for AC and PCC fatigue cracking and flexible pavement layer rutting. Explain the basics of fracture mechanics and its application to paving materials and design. Further details of the term project. Therefore it is in your best interest to work with your classmates on homework and studying for exams since your grade depends on your performance only. orally presented. Students can choose a broad range of topics in concrete materials and concrete pavement or I will assist them in choosing a relevant topic.7-80 is a C+. This course will not be graded on a curve.7 is a C. 89-92 is an A-.• such as pre-cast slabs.3 is a C-. Term Paper: Each student will be required to complete a short term paper or project which will be peer reviewed. and oral presentation can be seen on the attached term paper handout. Tests missed with certified medical excuses or prior instructor approval will be dealt with individually. 80-83 is a B-. 86-89 is a B+. Active class participation may help in increasing a borderline grade at the end of the semester. Course Grade: A weighted average grade will be calculated as follows: Homework – 35%. Class Participation: Student participation in class is highly encouraged. Homework shall be professionally done for the benefit of grading and for student reference in the future. All steps in the homework shall be included in order to receive full credit. Homework Format: All assignments shall be completed in a logical and concise format. • • • • • • • 2 . at the beginning of the class. A draft technical paper will be due (April 11. Tests: There will be two semester exams each worth 25%. Material Failure and Transfer Function Application. Late Homework: Late assignments without a valid excuse will receive a maximum grade of 80 percent. The purpose of the term paper/project is to have the student research a topic of interest and briefly describe it in a short technical paper. Term Project – 15%. I will randomly call on people to answer questions to make sure everyone is keeping up with the reading. 83-86 is a B. 76. 2007). It is possible for everyone in the class to obtain an A.m. A weighted grade of 96 or greater is an A+. interlocking concrete block pavements. peer review process. Homework not turned in within one week of the due date will be given a zero. Determine appropriate joint spacing and type for rigid airport pavements. 92-96 is an A. and Semester Exams – 50%. etc. and finally graded by the instructor. you will be given a zero. 73. It will be peer reviewed by at least 3 students in the class.3-76. Policies and Procedures • • Homework: Completed assignments shall be turned in by 9 a. and industrial floors. Consulting with Instructor: I strongly encourage you to discuss academic or personal matters with me in my office as soon as possible. Don’t wait until it is too late to make adjustments. Missed Tests: If you miss a test without either a certified medical excuse or prior instructor approval. There are 8 to 10 homework assignments for this course.

m.(class 8 to 10 a.(NO CLASS) Temperature Curling –Nonlinear distribution . Syllabus. etc.) Plate Theory Solutions .Numerical Solution [Draft term papers due] Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) Analysis. Slab Theory Development .) CRCP Analysis.m.(class 8 to 10 a. III . Gear Configuration. Course Topics. Course Objectives. II DATE Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 22 Jan 24 Jan 26 Jan 29 Jan 31 Feb 2 Feb 5 Feb 7 Feb 9 Feb 12 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 19 Feb 21 Feb 23 Feb 26 Feb 28 Mar 2 Mar 5 Mar 7 Mar 9 Mar 12 Mar 14 Mar 16 March 19 – 23 Mar 26 Mar 28 Mar 30 Apr 2 Apr 4 Apr 6 Apr 9 Apr 11 Apr 13 Apr 16 Apr 18 Spring 2007 TOPIC Intro.CEE 506 Course Topics CEE 506 – Pavement Analysis and Design. Material Thermal Properties Heat Transfer . I CRCP Analysis.Dense Liquid and Elastic Solid – (NO CLASS) Temperature Curling – Linear and Nonlinear .(NO CLASS) 3 . II (class 8 to 10 a. I Fracture Mechanics Basics.. II Fracture Mechanics and Size Effect Applied Fracture Mechanics to Pavement Engineering Heat Conduction Equation Climatic and Boundary Conditions.) Moisture Gradients in Concrete – Mechanisms Moisture Curling in Concrete Slabs –Equations Concrete Slab Moisture Curling – Solutions Concrete Slab Frictional Stresses (sliding and contact) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Basics FEA of Slabs (ILLI-SLAB) FEA of Flexible Pavements FEA of Flexible Pavements (ILLI-PAVE) Aircraft Types.(NO CLASS) CRCP Design . and Loading Aircraft Wander Characteristics Mechanistic-based Flexible Pavement Models Airport (FAA) Flexible Pavement Design FAA Flexible Pavement Design LEDFAA/FEDFAA Program for Flexible – New and Overlays M-E Rigid Pavement Models [Term paper topic and outline due] Airport (FAA) Rigid Pavement Design FAA Rigid Pavement Design LEDFAA/FEDFAA Program for Rigid – New and Overlays Rigid Pavement Joint Analysis Hour Exam #1 (Pavement Analyses) Concrete Pavement Joint Details SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS Fracture Mechanics Basics.m.

) Hour Exam #2 (Airport Pavement Design)* Industrial/Commercial Slab-on-Ground Analysis Industrial/Commercial Slab-on-Ground Design [Final term papers due] Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Materials Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Pavement Design Final Exam Week Final Exam From 8 to 11 a. in B218 NCEL (Saturday) 4 .Apr 20 Apr 23 Apr 25 Apr 27 Apr 30 May 2 May 4 to 11 May 5 CRCP Design and Construction (class 8 to 10 a.m.m.

If five references are read. An automatic zero will be given to a term paper that is copied directly from the cited references. become familiar with the process of writing technical papers and peer review. Peer Reviewed Paper Comments (10%) The objective of this term project is to give graduate students the opportunity to research a concrete pavement and/or concrete material topic. A technical paper used in another class may not be used for this class. Before starting on your technical paper. Papers usually have between 4 and 10 references on the topic of interest. peer review. The paper must be written in the student’s own words and not be copied directly from the referenced material. The technical papers are intended to be a summary (in the students own words) of the most recent information on the topic of interest or the results of a laboratory experiment performed for the class. The topic needs to be narrow enough (i. The last three objectives enable the student to gain experience in improving their technical writing skills. REPORT AND PEER REVIEW PROCESS The technical paper must be professionally written and organized in order that anyone in the CEE 506 class can read the paper and understand the content. All employers suggest students should have better technical writing and presentation skills and the best way to learn is to have as much feedback as possible from your peers and the professor. Several other objectives are to give the student an opportunity to use the engineering library system. not concrete pavement design) to be able to write an adequate technical summary on the state-of-the-art of the topic or laboratory experimentation results. and oral presentation. Figures and tables from the references should be included (and referenced) when necessary. Papers with broad topics will be too long or have insufficient technical details in the paper.CEE 506 Term Paper Requirements Final Report (70%). be sure to check with Professor Roesler. and to present technical information in front of an audience. The technical paper. The length of the technical paper varies but usually is between 15 and 30 pages (double spaced) including figures and tables. should include the following sections as shown on the proceeding page. and presentation. Practice is the best way to improve technical writing skills. review papers and reports. which interest them. writing a 15-page summary will not be a problem. 5 . Presentation (20%). in general. yet critically. how to constructively.e. Note the grading of the term papers will follow the guidelines set forth on page 7.

computer-projected presentation. and 20 percent on your oral presentation. The presentations will be done during the final exam time slot on May 5. You will then receive the reviewers’ comments and make appropriate changes to the paper to reflect the comments. The final term papers are due April 27. 2007. The draft paper will then be reviewed by three of your classmates following the general categories on page 7. 2007 and turn in a rough outline of the paper to Professor Roesler for approval. Students should present a professionally organized. which will be critiqued by all students in the class and graded by the professor.ORAL PRESENTATION Each student will be required to give a ten minute presentation on their technical paper topic followed by a 5 minute question and answer period. The draft term paper shall be completed and turned in by April 9. 6 . 2007. Seventy percent of the grade is based on your term paper along. Students should select their topics by March 2. 2007. ten percent based on your peer review of your classmates’ papers.

CEE 506 Project Report Grade Sheet (70 total points) 1. Technical Content (20 pts) 6. Overall Report Quality (5 pts) 7 . References (5 pts) 5.Writing Quality (5 pts) 7. Summary / Conclusions (10 pts) 4. Discussion/Results (20 pts) 3. Introduction (5 pts) 2.

Discussion/Results (1 to 10) 3. References (1 to 10) 5.Writing Quality (1 to 10) 7. Technical Content (1 to 10) 6.CEE 506 Project Review Form1 PAPER TITLE: 1. Summary / Conclusions (1 to 10) 4. Overall Report Quality (1 to 10) 1 Use extra comment sheet if necessary . Introduction (1 to 10) Reviewer Name: 2.