ECTSHighway Materials and Mixture Design

Highway Materials and Mixture Design (CE507) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Highway Materials and Mixture Design CE507 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Experiment, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Cumhur AYDIN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Introduce a general formation on highway materials. Explain the physical and chemical properties of bituminous materials by conducting several tests on them. Evaluate the characteristics of granular materials. Give main principles of asphalt mixture design. Introduce Marshall Design features on mixtures and methods for surface treatment
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • General information about highway materials is given to the Civil Engineering students.
  • Study on the physical and chemical properties of bituminous mixtures is made. Different laboratory tests on asphalt and tar samples are conducted.
  • Granular material characteristics are evaluated by conducting laboratory tests on aggregates.
  • General outlines of the asphalt mixture design are learned. Marshall Test is conducted and its results are discussed.
  • Principles of mixture design for surface treatments are studied.
Course Content Physical and chemical properties of asphalts, tests on asphalts, granular materials, sieve analysis and specific gravity of coarse and fine aggregates, Marshall mix design method,

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General characteristics of bituminous materials Pages 1-13 (Course Book)
2 Methods of asphalt production Pages 14-22 (Course Book)
3 Chemical properties of asphalt. Pages 23-33 (Course Book)
4 Physical properties of asphalt Pages 48-65 (Course Book)
5 Asphalt emulsions Pages 34- 47 (Course Book)
6 Aggregate classification Pages 66- 83 (Course Book)
7 Sieve analysis and specific gravity Pages 84-92 (Course Book)
8 Combination of different aggregates Pages 93-112 (Course Book)
9 Surface treatment design methods Pages 113-132 (Course Book)
10 Marshall Design Principles References
11 Marshall Design Principles References
12 Stability, durability, fatigue characteristics of asphalt mixtures Pages 133-142 (Course Book)
13 Flexibility, skid resistance and workability properties of asphalt mixtures Pages 133-142 (Course Book)
14 Asphalt distresses; rutting Pages 133-142 (Course Book)
15 Final Exam Period
16 Final Exam Period


Other Sources 2. Bitümlü Malzemeler Labaratuvar El Kitabı, Karayolları Genel Müdürlüğü, Yayın No: 239
3. Asfalt Betonu Karışım Dizayn Metodları, Karayolları Genel Müdürlüğü Yayınları

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 1 15
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having accumulated knowledge on mathematics, science and engineering and an ability to apply these knowledge to solve Civil engineering problems. X
2 Ability to design Civil Engineering systems fulfilling sustainability in environment and manufacturability and economic constraints X
3 An ability to differentiate, identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; an ability to select and implement proper analysis, modeling and implementation techniques for the identified engineering problems. X
4 An ability to develop a solution based approach and a model for an engineering problem and design and manage an experiment X
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools, techniques and facilities in design and other engineering applications X
6 Ability to carry out independent research in the field and to report the results of the research effectively and be able to present the research results at scientific meetings.
7 Sufficient oral and written English knowledge to follow scientific conferences in the field and communicate with colleagues.
8 Ability to effectively use knowledge in the field to work in disciplinary/multidisciplinary teams and the skill to lead these teams X
9 Consciousness on the necessity of improvement and sustainability as a result of life-long learning,ability for continuous renovation and monitoring the developments on science and technology and awareness on entrepreneurship and innovation
10 Professional and ethical responsibility to gather and interpret data, apply and announce solutions to Civil Engineering problems. X
11 An ability to investigate, improve social connections and their conducting norms with a critical view and act to change them when necessary. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory 1 3 3
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 8 16
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 16 16
Total Workload 125