Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Researcher Ankush Kumar at IIT Guwahati
The "Flexible Pavement Design, Construction, and Evaluation" course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles, practices, and methodologies involved in creating durable and efficient flexible pavements. This course covers a range of topics, including an introduction to pavement engineering, properties of flexible pavements, traffic analysis, and load considerations. It delves into the intricacies of subgrade preparation, material selection, and the principles of pavement design, comparing empirical and mechanistic design methods. Furthermore, it explores construction techniques, materials, quality control, and testing procedures critical to ensuring pavement longevity. The course also addresses the evaluation and maintenance of pavements, incorporating advanced materials, environmental considerations, innovative construction techniques, and the latest trends in pavement management and research. With a focus on both theoretical knowledge and practical applications, this course equips students with the necessary skills to design, construct, and assess flexible pavements, catering to a spectrum of real-world scenarios and challenges.
At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.
Flexible Pavement Design, Construction, and Evaluation, by Ankush Kumar
Ankush Kumar is a dedicated educator and researcher specializing in Transportation Systems Engineering. With a diverse academic background, including a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and a Master of Technology (M.Tech) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Ankush has extensively explored various aspects of pavement materials characterization and asphalt binder modification.
His research primarily focuses on sustainable road construction, utilizing alternate or waste materials for pavement construction and maintenance. Ankush has a strong publication record, contributing significantly to the field through articles in renowned journals and conferences. His work has centered on the aging characteristics of asphalt binders, modification techniques using waste materials like EPDM rubber, tire pyrolysis oil, waste plastic, and other sustainable additives.
As an educator, Ankush Kumar shares his extensive knowledge and expertise in transportation engineering with students and colleagues. He guides aspiring engineers in understanding the complexities of pavement materials, asphalt binder rheology, and innovative techniques for sustainable road construction. Through his teaching and mentorship, Ankush aims to inspire the next generation of engineers to explore environmentally friendly and efficient solutions in transportation infrastructure.