Seminar on Pavement Design and Evaluation
The Department of Civil Engineering welcomed Dr. Partha Pratim Biswas, Professor of Construction Engineering, Jadavpur University as the chief guest and speaker in a one-day seminar on the topic Design and Evaluation of Pavements on May 4, 2017.
In his two hour academic lecture Prof. Biswas covered two of the major topics of Civil engineering, Highway and Transportation engineering and Pavement Design. He elaborated on the basics of pavement design and construction. He focused on the two main types of Pavement design, 1) Flexible Pavement and 2) Rigid Pavement. He educated the attending audience on how Pavement design is the major component of road designing. He added that a very close eye must be kept on the designing and construction of pavements.
He explained to the eager students that Flexible Pavements are created mostly of bituminous materials with different layers like Seal Coat, Tack Coat, Prime and Surface Coat. He continued further by explaining their pros and cons and differentiated between the two.
Attended by the students of Civil Engineering across all the years, Prof. Biswas's lecture was a real eye-opener as they got a first-hand practical account of how Pavement Design and Construction are actually carried on. The students found the lecture and Prof. Biswas's presentation to be extremely helpful as it opened up newer domains in front of them.
We are delighted to have Prof. Partha Pratim Biswas and thank him for being so resourceful.