OPU - Road maintenance

Course specification
Type of study Master academic studies
Study programme
Course title Road maintenance
Acronym Status Semester Number of classes ECTS
OPU mandatory 1 2P + 1V 5.5
Lecturer/Associate (practicals)
Prerequisite Form of prerequisites
None. -
Learning objectives
Acquiring knowledge about road maintenance. Training for a systematic approach to the issue of road maintenance and the application of modern maintenance methods in practice.
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to systematically approach the issue of road maintenance and to independently apply modern maintenance methods in practice.
Road maintenance (definitions, goals and economic aspects). Types of road maintenance. Maintenance administration and management. Road maintenance management systems. Characteristics of road condition, types of damage, ways of collecting road data. Road damage catalog. Specifications of works. Types of damage and method of data collection. Assessment of the road condition based on the collected data. Visual assessment, condition assessment by measurement. Maintenance of flexible and rigid pavement structures. Road damage. Laws of damage development. Routine and intensive maintenance of flexible and rigid pavement structures as well as surfaces made of unbound materials. Types of measures and works. Maintenance of drainage. Climate impacts. Winter road maintenance. Mechanization and materials for maintenance. Maintenance of special constructions. Road equipment maintenance. Winter service plan. Protection against surface, groundwater and seepage water. Surface water drainage devices. Subgrade drainage devices. Impact of road maintenance on traffic safety. Rehabilitation and reconstruction of pavement structures. Measures to improve the load bearing capacity of the pavement structure. Calculation of pavement structures strengthening. Deflections, deflection pool. Material quality. Structural number. Strengthening calculation methods. Application of computer programs. Recycling of pavement structures. Types of road maintenance contracts. Ways of financing road maintenance works.
Teaching Methods
Classroom lectures and practical exercises. Consultations and individual work with students. Independent student work on the preparation of the annual task.
  1. Cvetanović, A., Održavanje puteva, Beograd, 1993. (Original title)
  2. Robinson, R., Danielson, U., Snaith, M., Road Maintenance Management, Concepts and Systems, Palgrave, Houdmills/New York, 1998. (Original title)
  3. Robinson, R., Thagasen, B., Road Engineering and Development, Spon Press, London/New York, 2004. (Original title)
  4. Cvetanović, A., Banić, B., Održavanje puteva, Srbijaput, Beograd, 2005. (Original title)
  5. Cvetanović, A., Banić, B., Popravke kolovoznih konstrukcija, Akademska misao, Beograd, 2011. (Original title)
Evaluation and grading
The student is obliged to attend classes and perform and defend the annual task. Knowledge tests during the semester (colloquium) are not repeated. The final exam is held within the exam deadlines. For a student who did not attend the knowledge tests during the semester or did not achieve a passing result (at least 51% of the points provided for the knowledge test), as the first part of the final exam will be organized a knowledge test that he did not attend or did not pass. If a student has more than 3 absences he must re-enroll the subject
Specific remarks
The condition for taking the final exam is that the annual task has been done and defended.