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					          Pavement Design Short Course
                                 Brisbane, QLD
                                17-18 June, 2008
      An intensive two day (3 day optional) short course for engineers and engineering
   technologists working for federal, state, or local authorities, consultants and contractors
                                     Course Overview
             Day 1 provides background information to assist with selection of an
             appropriate pavement type and an understanding of the properties of
             materials used.
             Day 2 shows how the inputs are used to determine an appropriate
             pavement composition and overall thickness. Worked examples will
             underpin course learning

             CIRCLY Workshop is an optional additional day workshop (Day3) that
             will provide you with understand the theoretical basis of mechanistic
             pavement design methods. This is a hands-on workshop with each
             student having access to a PC (further details inside).
          The Austroads Guide for the Structural Design of Road Pavements (2004)
          (the Guide) is used as the principal reference.

          This CPEE Pavement Design short course is for intensive uptake. The CPEE
          Distance Learning unit CPE651 Pavement Design, part of the CPEE post
          graduate distance education programs specialising in Road Engineering
          becomes a natural extension for in depth study.

                                     Pavement Design
                                       AP - G17/04

Course supported by:
Course Outline – Pavement Design (2 day)
The Austroads Guide for the Structural Design of Road Pavements (2004) (the Guide) is used as
the principal reference. All course participants will be provided with a copy of the guide at the

The content of the program will closely follow the content of the Chapters in the Guide. The course
program on the back cover provides a list of sessions that follow the structure of the Guide and
also provides a summary of the material that will be covered in each session

The Materials session however covers more information than is in the current Guide, as the
selection of materials is critical to producing a pavement design that will deliver both structural and
functional performance. To facilitate learning the content of each session may not necessarily
follow the order of content in the Guide.

The course is held over two days (see below for optional 3rd day) with the first providing
background information to assist with selection of an appropriate pavement type and an
understanding of the properties of materials used. The second day shows how the inputs are used
to determine an appropriate pavement composition and overall thickness. Worked examples will
underpin course learning

Optional Day 3 - CIRCLY Workshop

The CIRCLY Pavement Design software is the core of the flexible pavement design
methodology defined by the AUSTROADS Pavement Design Guide. CIRCLY is a proven
design tool used over the past two decades in thousands of design applications world-

CIRCLY Version 5 (2003) is a major advancement in pavement design: a fully integrated
system with superior design power and ease of use. CIRCLY Version 5 has many time
saving features such as an automatic thickness design capability that can save hours on a
typical design job. A Parametric Analysis feature can loop through a range of thicknesses
for one or two layers, while simultaneously designing the thickness of another layer. This
feature will optimise up to three layers. Combining this with a Cost Analysis feature, allows
for fine-tuning of layer thicknesses to minimize construction and maintenance costs.

CIRCLY 5 aids those involved in designing, constructing, owning and using pavements.

Course Outline (see back page for detailed program)   CIRCLY Workshop (optional additional day 3)
    Pavement Design Systems                              Review of Mechanistic Pavement Design
    Construction and Maintenance                         Theory
    Considerations                                       Overview of CIRCLY capabilities
    Environment                                          Introduction to CIRCLY User Interface
    Subgrade Evaluation                                  Job assembly from existing components
    Materials Part A (Characteristics and Test           How to modify CIRCLY database
    Properties)                                          Workshop exercises and review
    Materials Part B ( Engineering properties for        Case studies & future developments
    mechanistic design of asphalt pavements)
    Design Traffic                                    For a copy of the CIRCLY Workshop brochure
    Part A – Design of Unbound Flexible               please go to CPEE or phone 03 9853 3626 to
    Pavements                                         request a copy.
    Part B – Design of Bound Flexible
    Design of Rigid Pavements
    Economic Comparison of Designs
    Design Feedback
Who Should Attend?
     State road authority and local government engineers responsible for the provision, approval,
     design and maintenance of road pavements.
     Consulting engineers with involvement in road projects.
     Road construction contractors.
     Local Government engineers.
     Engineering graduates looking for specialist skills for career development.

Course Size Limited
Due to its interactive nature, participant numbers are limited for this course so it is advisable that
you register quickly to avoid disappointment. Due to its unique and targeted content, it is unlikely
this course will be offered again for some time.

Organisers & Endorsements
CPEE: This course is presented by The Centre for Pavement Engineering and Education. A non-
profit, specialist private provider (roads and pavements) of tertiary education, founded by
AUSTROADS and AAPA, offering Grad.Cert., Master of Technology and Master of Engineering
qualifications, with links to La Trobe University and the Chifley Business School.
AAPA: The Australian Asphalt Pavement Association is a non-profit organisation which promotes
the economic use of asphalt and bitumen bound products based on sound technical and
commercial grounds, and maintains as its major objective the dissemination of technical
knowledge aimed at continuing improvement in asphalt technology.
This course is supported by:
Department of Main Roads Queensland and the
Institution of Engineers, Australia (IEAust): This course is recognised by ENGINEERS
AUSTRALIA for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes

The Presenters
Ross Paul joined Vic Roads (then called the Country Roads Board) in 1970. In 1988 he was
appointed Surfacing Engineer. Ross was appointed Manager - Pavement Services in March 1993.
From 1988 until his retirement from VicRoads (GeoPave) in November 2003, Ross held the
position of Technology Transfer Engineer (Pavements) but now has started his own consulting
business to provide a range of advisory, investigation and reporting services in the materials,
asphalt, pavements, and road surfacing technologies.

Dr Leigh Wardle, of MINCAD Systems Pty Ltd, developed CIRCLY, the Windows-based package
that can analyse a range of load types acting on layered elastic systems. CIRCLY was first
released in 1977 and was commercialized by MINCAD Systems in 1988. The first Windows
version appeared in 1996. CIRCLY is an integral part of theAustroads Pavement Design Guide
used by authorities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

The course will also include presentations from senior technical Dept of Main Roads Qld staff

Course Enquiries & Management
                                                                  Content & Admin:
                            Level 2,                              Ray Farrelly, CPEE
                            5 Wellington St                                                                  Visit the CPEE web site for
                            Kew Vic 3101                                                               information about it’s short course
                                                                  Registrations:                                offerings, workshops and
                            Tel: (03) 9853 3626                   AAPA Training Centre                    postgraduate distance learning
                            Fax: (03) 9853 3656                   (See registration form)                                       programs
                                                                                          CPEE online

Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend this event a substitute attendee may take your place, without penalty. However, if you wish to cancel your
registration a full refund, minus a $88 (inc GST) service fee, will be given provided you have notified us in writing, at least 10 days
before the start of the event. No refund is available for cancellations under 10 days.
                                                     Draft Course Program
             DAY 2                                                      DAY 1       DAY 2
8.45     1   Setting the Scene     •    Senior “Pavements” person will set the     8.30   7     Design Traffic       •   Definition of different axle configurations
                                        scene with “local” flavour – mini “key                                           and legal loading on each axle group
             Welcome and                note address”                                                                •   Description of various vehicle classes and
             Official                                                                                                    number of axle groups per vehicle class
             Introductions                                                                                           •   Distribution of axle groups for various road
                                                                                                                     •   Distribution of heavy vehicles between
9.15     2   Pavement Design       •    Austroads Pavement Design Guide
                                                                                                                         traffic lanes
                                   •    Terminology and Definitions used in
             Systems                    Pavement Design
                                                                                                                     •   Flow chart for determining the Design
                                   •    Flow chart showing the pavement
                                                                                                                     •   Design Traffic for unbound flexible
                                        design inputs and outputs
                                   •    Brief description of the types of
                                                                                                                     •   Design Traffic for asphalt and cemented
                                        pavements currently used
                                                                                                                         layers and conversion to Standard Axle
                                   •    Brief description of design philosophy
                                        used for each pavement type
                                                                                                                     •   Worked examples to show how the
                                   •    Discuss project reliability concept
                                                                                                                         Design Traffic is determined for different
                                                                                                                         pavement types
9.45     3   Construction and      •   Availability of materials
                                   •   Traffic and environment considerations
             Maintenance                                                           9.30    8    Design of Rigid      •   Description of the types of rigid
                                   •   Construction under traffic                                                        pavements (PCP, JRCP,CRC & FRC)
             Considerations        •   Drainage and subgrade improvement                        Pavements            •   Flow chart of design process
                                   •   Pavement layering considerations                                              •   Load Safety Factors (reliability)
                                   •   Special treatments                                                            •   Design concepts for base fatigue and joint
                                   •   Long term maintenance considerations                                              erosion
                                   •   Choice of pavement type                                                       •   Selection of subbase type and thickness
                                                                                                                     •   Calculation of effective CBR strength of
10.30                                                                                                                    subbase
                                Morning Tea Break                                                                    •   Selection of trial base thickness
11.00 4      Environment           • Austroads Pavement Design Guide                                                 •   Use of a spread sheet to show how the
                                   • Moisture Environment –moisture entry                                                accumulated damage for the daily
             (Road)                  points how moisture is prevented from                                               distribution of each axle group is
                                     entering and removed from the pavement                                              determined.
                                   •                                                                                 •   Design of reinforcement for JRCP’s &
                                   • Temperature Environment – how                                                       CRCP
                                     accounted for
                                   • Weighted Mean Average Pavement                10.30                          Morning Tea Break
                                     Temperature for design of Asphalt
                                     Pavements                                     11.00   9    Economic             •   Brief description on how an economic
                                                                                                                         comparison can be used to compare
                                   • Diurnal temperature effects on concrete                    Comparison of            alternative designs (e.g. Rigid vs Bound
                                                                                                Designs                  Flexible)
                                                                                                                     •   Understanding how the construction cost,
                                                                                                                         present worth of future routine and
11.45 5      Subgrade              • Methods of subgrade evaluation
                                                                                                                         periodic maintenance and rehabilitation
                                   • Laboratory Tests particularly CBR,
             Evaluation              %Swell, Atterberg Limits and permeability.
                                                                                                                         over the life of a pavement and its salvage
                                                                                                                         value can be used to make an economic
                                   • Insitu CBR tests (DCP and CPT)                                                      comparison.
                                   • Relationship between CBR, Density and
                                   • Assessment of Laboratory and insitu CBR
                                                                                   11.20   10   Part A – Design      •   Flow chart for design of unbound
                                     Test Results                                               of Unbound           •   Empirical Design Chart and local SRA
                                   • Assigning a CBR strength to a subgrade                     Flexible                 charts
                                   • Lime Stabilisation to improve subgrade
                                                                                                Pavements            •   Worked example for design of an
                                                                                                                         unbound pavement
                                   • Expansive subgrade materials and use of
                                     capping layers
                                   • Presumptive CBR values
                                   • Worked examples of how to determine a
                                     design CBR from a set of laboratory and
                                     insitu CBR tests                              1.15    11   Part B – Design      • Describe the mechanistic design
                                                                                                                       procedure using a flow chart and the
                                                                                                of Bound Flexible      mechanistic model
12.45                                                                                           Pavements            • Description and use of the CIRCLY
                                       Lunch                                                                           Program
                                                                                                                     • Worked example for design of a deep
1.45     6A Materials Part A       • Unbound pavement materials and test
                                                                                                                       strength asphalt pavement showing and
            (Characteristics       • Cemented materials and test properties
                                                                                                                       outputs from CIRCLY
            and Test               • Types of asphalt mixes and components
                                                                                                                     • Example design charts - use and
            Properties)              used
                                   • Asphalt performance test properties           3.20    12   State Specifics
                                                                                                                     • Open Forum with inclusion of state
                                   • Portland cement concrete and test                          and Closing            specific aspects involving panel of
                                     properties                                                 Forum                  speakers

2.50                        Afternoon Tea Break                                    4.00                                  Close
3.20     6B Materials Part B       • Elastic parameters for different materials
                                   • Stress dependency of unbound granular
            (Engineering             materials
            properties for         • Design moduli for subgrade and pavement
            mechanistic              materials
            design of asphalt      • Application of correction factors for
                                     asphalt modulus for traffic speed,
            pavements)               temperature, binder type and air voids
                                   • Worked example to determine a design
                                     modulus from indirect tensile modulus
                                     test results
                                   • Factors that influence stiffness, fatigue
                                     cracking and deformation resistance of
                                   • Performance (life prediction) relationships
                                     used for subgrade deformation, and
                                     fatigue cracking of cemented materials
                                     and asphalt

4.20 –
                                  Day 1 Review

   *Program Subject to change*
     Complete and fax to AAPA                 Training Centre: 03 9853 5914

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                          Code: CP-825                                          Code: CP-826

Pavement Design Short Course                                          CIRCLY WORKSHOP
                  17-18 June, 2008                                           Optional Day 3

                                                                            19 June 2008,
                            Brisbane                                              Brisbane

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Registration Fee (inclusive of GST):
 Course                                                       Fee            Number          Total
 2 day Pavement Design Short Course -                 $ 960.00pp

 1 Day CIRCLY Design Workshop -                       $ 665.00pp
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                                                      $ 605.00pp
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