Vias de Comunicação

Engenharia Civil
5 ECTS; 3º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL

Lecturer
- Fernando Manuel Lino Gonçalves Antunes

Prerequisites
Soil Mechanics 1 and 2, Surveying and Physics

Objectives
Basic knowledge of design and construction of roads, road geotechnics, traffic analysis, geometric layout, calculation of land volumes and earthworks, drainage and paving.Students will be able to analyse and draw up a project and follow minor roadworks.

Program
An overview of road projects. Traffic Analysis.Traffic conditions. Track alignment. Longitudinal road profiles. Consistent road profiles. Transversal road profiles. Earthworks. Road Geotechnics. Road paving. Road drainage.

Evaluation Methodology
Ongoing assessment: compulsory assignment: design of a road between 1 and 2 km long.
Pass requirement:minimum 2.5 in the theoretical part of module.
Exam assessment: written test (75%)
Practical assignment: (25%)

Bibliography
- Branco, F. e Santos, L. (1999). Vias de Comunicação. (Vol. I). Coimbra: Departamento de Engenharia Civil, FCTUC
- JAE, -. (1994). Normas de Traçado. (Vol. -). Almada: Junta Autónoma de Estradas
- Branco, F. e Santos, L. e Capitão, S. (1998). Vias de Comunicação. (Vol. II). Coimbra: Departamento de Engenharia Civil, FCTUC
- Santos, L. e Pereira, P. e Branco, F. Pavimentos rodoviários. (Vol. -). Coimbra: Almedina

Method of interaction
Lectures supported by exercises. Technical road project. Field trips.

Software used in class