Course of Study Design and Control of Bituminous Mixtures

Course of Study Design and Control of Bituminous MixturesBituminous mixtures are one of the components that have the greatest impact on the behavior of road surfaces. It is a complex and versatile material that can be used as a porous running layer, to improve the comfort and safety of vehicle traffic, as high-modulus mixtures, to increase the resistant capacity of the bituminous base layers, There is a wide variation of types of mixtures depending on their application and use. The project of these mixtures must be carried out, therefore, in relation to the properties sought. This has led to the use of new types of tests and evaluation procedures for mixtures and bituminous materials, such as those developed in the SHRP (Strategic Highway Research Program) of the United States of America, or those established by the Road Laboratory ( Cantabrian, UCL Method, BTD tests) that are used in the design and design of these mixtures and that have been included in the Spanish (UNE, NLT) and European (CEN) regulations. The course presents all these procedures and tests and their application to the design and CE marking of the different types of mixtures used in our roads, from porous mixtures to recycled mixtures in hot plants.

The course mainly taught by professors from the Department of Transport and Planning, has a formative character, with theoretical and practical and is aimed at technicians and specialists related to employment, manufacturing and testing of bituminous materials.

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