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FAF3305 Pavement Design and Performance Prediction 3.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAF3305 (Spring 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The coures is based on the lectures and laboratory sessions on the following topics:

  • State-of-practice structural design of flexible pavements
  • Functional properties of pavement materials
  • Mechanics-based pavement performance prediction approaches
  • Impact of climate change  on infrastructure

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student shall:

  • have sufficient knowledge of numerical and experimental tools for pavement structural design and performance prediction, to be able to apply them for pavement structural and material design optimizations.
  • have a systematic knowledge of material and loading factors affecting pavements performance in the field.
  • have an up-to-date knowledge regarding emerging approaches to pavement design and performance prediction.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Master degree or equivalent basic eligibility to PhD studies in engineering

Recommended prerequisites

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The course literature is decided before each course round. The literature is announced in the course program.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • INL1 - Hand in assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Denis Jelagin (

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Division of Road and Railway Engineering