Course code BūvZ2057

Credit points 1

Roads and bridges I

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Independent study hours24

Date of course confirmation10.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Structural Engineering

Course developers

author lect.

Arturs Gaurilka

Mg. sc. ing.

author Būvkonstrukciju katedra

Guntis Andersons

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

BūvZ3113, Geotechnics

Ģeol4001, Engineering Geology

Course abstract

The course introduces students to general concepts of motor roads, the technical design of roads, road classification, movement specifics of cars on a road, planning of roads, longitudinal profile of a road, the types and appropriate parameters of transverse profiles of a road.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledge: basic knowledge on motor roads, their classification and the content of the technical design.
Skills: ability to perform the calculations of main parameters.
Competence: familiarity with the technical design of roads, longitudinal and transverse profiles. Credit test with a mark.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. A general description of motor roads. Classification of motor roads.(1h)
2. The movement of vehicles. Vehicle stopping distance.(1h)
3. Design of motor roads.(1h)
4. Road cross sections and their elements. (1h)
5. The plan of a road. The route of a road. – (2h)
6. Centrifugal force of vehicles on horizontal curve. -(2h)
7. The widening of roads pavement. Horizontal curves of roads. - (2h)
8. Banking of a road and its construction. - (2h)
9. Sight distance on a road and its determination.(1h)
10. The longitudinal section of a road. Vertical curves of roads. - 2h
11. Roadbed.Tthe structure of a (road pavement) carriageway.(1h)

Requirements for awarding credit points

Passed practical works and test.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

1. practical work: Selection of the route of a road in a plan.
2. practical work: The selection of the normal profile of a road.
Preparation for the test on the theoretic materials.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The knowledge and skills shown on practical works and the test.

Compulsory reading

1. Naudžuns J. Autoceļu projektēšana. Trases plāna, garenprofila un ceļa klātnes izveidojums. Rīga, 2006. E-grāmata, pieejams: 2. Wright P. H. Highway engineering. 6th ed. New York etc.: John Wiley & Sons, cop. 1996. 680 p. 3. Zariņš A., Naudžuns J. Autoceļu projektēšanas pamatkurss. Metodisks materiāls. Rīga, 2007. 119 lpp. 4. Славуцкий А.К., Носов В.П. Сельскохозяйственные дороги и площадки: Учебник для вузов. Москва: Агропромиздат, 1986. 446 c.

Further reading

1. Middleton C.R., Fidler A., Vardanega P.J. Bridge monitoring: a practical guide. London: ICE Publishing, 2016. 120 lpp.
2. Drēska A. Meža autoceļi. Jelgava, 2014. 121 lpp. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 06.04.2018.]. Pieejams:
3. Andersons G., Siņajeva R. Autoceļu projektēšana: palīglīdzeklis studentiem. Jelgava: LLU, 2000. 31 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. LVS 190-1:2000. Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 1.daļa: Ceļa trase.
2. LVS 190-2:2007/A2:2013 LV. Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. Normālprofili.
3. LVS 190-3:2012 LV Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 3. daļa: Vienlīmeņa ceļu mezgli.
4. LVS 190-5: 2011. Ceļu projektēšanas noteikumi. 5. daļa: Zemes klātne.


Compulsory Course for the Second level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering” and for the First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”