Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Engineering
Lecture Code K8910040 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 道路工学
Subject Name
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Road Engineering
ナカライ ケンイチロウ,カジ ナセル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 4th-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon3-4,Fri3-4:ENG 108
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Civil Engineering
Eligible Students The fourth year students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Program
Keywords SDG_11, structural theory, dynamic analysis, road engineering 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
This subject is related to (C) ability to understand the components of problems and (D) ability to solve problems in the learning and educational goals of the program. 
Criterion referenced
Program of Civil and Environmental Engineering
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・Ability to discover problems 
Class Objectives
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Understanding of the following articles is class objectives.
1. How to analyze structural systems based on the structural dynamics theory ((C) ability to understand the components of problems, (D) ability to solve problems)
2. The fundamentals of road engineering as one of the essential infrastructures ((C) ability to understand the components of problems, (D) ability to solve problems) 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction, Free-vibration of the undamped SDOF system
Lesson 2: Free-vibration of the damped SDOF system
Lesson 3: Forced-vibration of the damped SDOF system (response to harmonic loading, resonant response, vibration generators)
Lesson 4: Forced-vibration of the damped SDOF system (vibration isolation), Response to periodic loading
Lesson 5: Response to irregular loading (various impulses, approximate analysis of impulsive load response)
Lesson 6: Response to irregular loading (analysis of arbitrary loading response), Free-vibration of 2DOF systems (Newton’s 2nd law of motion)
Lesson 7: Free-vibration of 2DOF systems (free-vibration analysis)
Lesson 8: Midterm exam
Lesson 9: History and function of road
Lesson 10: Types of road
Lesson 11: Pavement (asphalt)
Lesson 12: Pavement (concrete)
Lesson 13: Road construction
Lesson 14: Road maintenance
Lesson 15: Bridge maintenance

Lesson 16: Final exam 
B. Bakht, A. Mufti (2015), Bridges, Analysis, Design, Structural Health Monitoring, and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, ISBN 978-3-319-17843-1 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Reviewing each lesson 
Grading Method Grading will be based on a written midterm exam (50%) and a written final exam (50%). Credits will be given to students who get a score over 60%. 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Practical contents will be provided by a professional engineer. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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