Road Engineering


Civil Engineering

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


Soil Mechanics 1 and 2, Surveying and Physics

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.

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.
Exam assessment: written test (75%)
Practical assignment: (25%)
Minimum classification write teste and practical work: 10 valors

- 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.

Software used in class