Design of Flexible Pavements
This course presents the design of flexible pavements by means of mechanistic empirical methods that are based on the analysis of stresses and strains in the pavement structure due to traffic loads or environmental effects using multi layer theory. It presents the inputs needed to calculate stresses and strains and how to incorporate these in a transfer function to calculate strain cycles and failure. It provides the empirical material characteristics required for failure analysis with guidance on how to evaluate calculated results. This course focuses on the use of linear elastic multi-layer theory for the calculation of stresses and strains in pavement structures with ample attention given to how the stress dependent, non linear behavior of unbound materials.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty-one (21) questions to earn 14 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding of the effect that stress and stain have on pavements and their contribution to pavement failure;
- Calculation methods to perform failure analysis;
- Guidance on assessing pavement materials and geometry;
- Understanding of linear elastic multi-layer theory.
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We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.