TBA4218 - Pavement Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 30/100
Written examination 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Pavement materials, methods for asphalt mixture design, bituminous binders, distress mechanisms, stress/strain analyses, methods for structural design, bearing capacity, strengthening.

Learning outcome

- Pavement materials
- Asphalt binders and mix design methods
- Loads and structural design methods for pavements.

- Evaluation of strength and deformation properties of pavement materials
- Make a professional choice of asphalt binder
- Use different methods to perform asphalt mix design
- Perform structural design of roads to withstand traffic and climatic loads.

General competence:
- Perform reasonable material choices for different pavement layers/elements
- Perform structural design of pavements to withstand today's and future changes of climate and traffic.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures combined with individual and group exercises. The lectures and exercises are in English when non-Norwegian speaking students follow the subject.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and evaluation of 1 exercise (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Compendium, handbooks and computer programs.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIB4020 7.5 01.09.2015
TBA4217 7.5 01.09.2015
TBA4220 7.5 01.09.2015
TBA4335 7.5 01.09.2015
SIB4005 7.5 01.09.2015
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Airport Engineering
  • Road and Transport Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Highway Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved exercises 30/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 70/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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