a) Generalities about highway embankment.
b) Constituent elements of the embankments.
Recommendations about placement of the soils.
c) Requirement of the embankment.
d) Project of the subject.
a) Studies and geological and geotechnical recognitions.
b) Characterization of the soils.
c) Methods of soils classification.
a) Selection of the soils to conform the different parts of the embankment: it crowns, nucleus and foundation. The clayey soils and their characteristics.
b) Necessary density in each point of the embankment and the resistance that it should have the subgrade for the design of pavement.
c) Stability of the banks in excavation and embankment.
d) Settlement taken place by the embankments on the natural foundation.
e) Earth Movement.
a) Concept of soils stabilization.
b) Object of the Stabilization of soils. Different types of Stabilizations. Chemical Stabilization of soils.
c) Chemical stabilization of soils with quaternary salts of ammonium. Rocamix System.
d) Internal friction and Cohesion. Cutting Resistance. Supporting Capacity or Supports Value.
b) Previous works to the embankment construction.
c) Construction of the embankment.
d) Essential parameters of the equipment of earth movement. Productivity of the machinery. Productivity of the excavating
machines with blade. Bulldozer. Excavation equipment with blade and mototrailler.
e) Compaction of embankments.
f) Organization in the construction of highway embankment.
g) Control of quality on the embankment construction.We elaborate a bibliography in digital format on each one of these encounters. A CD was elaborated that included the topics tried in the encounters, and software related with the treated topics.
Content of the Project of Course.
A project course was elaborated as evaluation of the subject. The project was carried out in collective and its fundamental purpose was to link the topics tried with the solution of practical problem.
Objectives of the Project of Course:
1. To integrate the knowledge received in the different matters of the mediating master the elaboration of a Project of a highway embankment.
2. To interpret the results of laboratory studies and topographical, to apply them in the proposals of highway solutions.
3. To apply computer tools in the elaboration of an embankment project.
CUJAE University - ISPAE Division
La Habana – CUBA
For the realization of courses, group led by
MSc. Ing. Juan Mario Junco del Pino : firstname.lastname@example.org