18 August 2017
Environmental Impact Assessment and Analysis for Smart Transportation Infrastructures
The course goals are to:
1. Stimulate an interest on construction issues and environmental impact of transportation infrastructures within the context of transportation/pavement performance more broadly.
2. Develop an understanding of how sensor-based monitoring, energy harvesting, material properties and design (e.g., aggregate source and consensus properties, gradation analysis, bitumen percentage and quality), construction (e.g., HMA production, hauling, and placement operations) impact functional properties and their management over time.
3. Expose students to some of the diverse innovative thoughts in the field of pavement functional properties, energy harvesting and sensor-based monitoring.
4. Encourage the interrogation of experimental data and models through the assignment of often conflicting narratives (e.g., balancing monitoring costs and monitoring positive effects).
5. Advance students oral, written, and critical thinking skills and expertise by engaging in informed and up-to-date discussions of course reading materials.
Dr. Filippo Praticò
EUR 600: General tuition fee
EUR 400: Early-bird fees apply to the first five foreing students, with a maximun of two per country.