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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Bitumen market, generalities, the manufacture of bitumen, transport, uses of bitumen, main developments and alternatives

Origins, history, definition, terminology | market per geographical areas, figures of consumption, main producers, capacities of production, ranking, main flows between areas | global development of motorised transport - cars, airplane - was one of the single most development of 20-21st centuries | global development of buidings, roofing and other applications of bitumen | difference between bitumen, cement and tar coal. Advantages and drawback of each | different ways of transport of bitumen and present the supply chain diagram and restrictions. ADR Regulation | sampling, handling and safety principles. Hazard from handling hot bitumen is thermal burns....
11 videos (Total 67 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Presentation and welcome to the MOOC3m
1- Bitumen: Origins, history, definition, terminology6m
2 - Bitumen manufacturing process5m
3 - Global bitumen market, main uses and development7m
4 - Application in roads: global view7m
5 - Interview of a toll motorway manager. Final customer expectations.5m
6 - Industrial application: global view8m
7 - Difference between bitumen, cement and coal tar6m
8 - Transport of bitumen - ADR Regulation-8m
9 - Sampling, handling and safety principles-4m
1 reading
Presentation page of week 210m
1 practice exercise
End of week 116m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Constitution, structure and characterization of bitumen - specifications-rheology

Schematic constitution and structure of bitumen, relationship between structure and rheology | Performance tests | Bitumen 3 states | Penetration test EN 1426 & Softening Point EN 142 | viscosity measurement EN 12596, EN 12595, Explanation of breaking point Fraass measurement EN 12593 | testing Binder after RTFOT, after RTFOT and PAV | Euopean specifications and process of revision | Viscosity based standards (ASTM D3381 | Deformation and flow. Elasticity, plasticity, visoc-elasticity. Newtonian, Non-Newtonian behaviour. Stress-strain response, shear modulus and phase angle. | Bending Beam Rheometer (BBR) and Dynamic Shear Rheometer (DSR) | Superpave specifications....
11 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
11 - Road-construction bitumens characteristics -1 - generalities6m
12 - Road-construction bitumens characteristics -2 - Penetrability & Softening Point7m
13 - Road-construction bitumens characteristics -3 - viscosity & breaking point Fraass6m
14 - road-construction bitumens characteristics -4 - ageing12m
15 - Bituminous product standards /Understanding European specifications and process for revision10m
16 - Viscosity based standards (ASTM D3381)5m
17 - Rheology of bitumens6m
18 - Road-construction bitumens characteristics -5- Bending Beam Rheometer and Dynamic shear Rheometer and MSCRT7m
19 - Superpave bitumen Specifications4m
20 - Global view of bitumen products standards and development3m
1 reading
Presentation page of week 310m
1 practice exercise
End of week 2 quiz18m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Modifications of bitumen and applications (roads, roofing,…)

Modifications using polymers. Performance of PmB. Elastic recovery test. | of types of modifications of bitumen: CRMB, warm mix asphalt, temperature reduction | Bitumen emulsions, their components, manufacture, storage, handling, properties, classification, uses | surface treatments | design of pavements and types of aggregates | fundamental tests, the simulative tests (fatigue test, rutting test, giratory compactor,…) | interest of full scale testing of asphalt mix: example of IFSTTAR carousel | Hot mix plants, transport, laying and compaction of asphalt mix | physical characteristics and industrial applications for sealing....
9 videos (Total 68 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
22 - Other types of modifications of bitumen: CRMB, temperature reduction6m
23 - Bitumen emulsions9m
24 - Surface treatments7m
25 - Understanding design of flexible pavements and types of aggregates7m
26 - Laboratory testing of asphalt mix9m
27 - Full scale testing of asphalt mix: IFSTTAR carousel6m
28 - Hot mix plants, transport, laying and compaction of asphalt mix6m
29 - Roofing applications of bitumen - other binders and uses (clear binders,...)5m
1 reading
Presentation page on the content of week 410m
1 practice exercise
End of week 320m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Health, Safety, Environment & Quality concerns regarding bitumen, and examples of research & innovation actions

Dangers and risks involved with road-building bitumens | Dangers and risks involved with industrial bitumens. | Innovation in the frame of safety with bitumen | Research and Innovation applied for recycling of asphalt pavement, of the use of waste asphalt pavement containing bitumen and not tar, for manufacturing new product.| Research and Innovation applied for bio bitumen Algoroute program and other origins of bitumen | Research and Innovation applied for environmental issues and life cycle inventory (LCI | Key areas for the Research and Innovation applied for bitumen new tests methods | Road of the future:: 5th generation road....
7 videos (Total 53 min), 2 quizzes
7 videos
31 - Research and Innovation applied for recycling of asphalt pavement7m
32 - Research and Innovation applied for bio bitumen Algoroute program and other origins9m
33 - Research and Innovation applied for environmental issues and life cycle inventory (LCI)6m
34 - Research and Innovation applied for new tests method in bitumen characterization9m
35 - Road of the future: 5th generation road6m
Conclusion : Training final result2m
2 practice exercises
End of week 4 quiz18m
FINAL QUIZZ48m
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Top Reviews

By MAJan 11th 2017

The course is really help full and it contains all the topics and things about bitumen, by taking this course I am sure you will never faced to problem relaying to bitumen.

By MMMay 22nd 2018

Very useful and interesting course! I suggest all engineers and researchers to take this course as a good source for reviewing and improving their knowledge in this field.

Instructors

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Eric GOSSE

Vice Président
TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
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Armel de la BOURDONNAYE

Directeur
ECOLE DES PONTS PARISTECH
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Sophie LIMBORG

Mission Head
TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
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Mike SOUTHERN

Director
Bituconsult LTD
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Clémence QUEFFELEC

Assistant professor
CEISAM laboratory, University of Nantes, France
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Gilles GAUTHIER

Technical and Product development manager
TOTAL BITUMEN
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Olivier GAMET

Production Pilot
Supply department / TOTAL
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John D'ANGELO

Chief Operating Officer
D’Angelo Consulting, LLC.
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Gary SCHOFIELD

Technical Manager
Total Bitumen (UK)
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Nicolas HAUTIERE

Project Director
IFSTTAR / COSYS Department
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Frédéric ANDRZEJEWSKI

Expert bitumen industrial roofing activity
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Jean Pascla PLANCHE

Vice President
Asphalt and Petroleum Technologies / Western Research Institute
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Virginie MOUILLET

PhD, Senior Researcher, deputy head of chemical Unit
Regional Laboratory of Aix-en-Provence / Cerema Méditerranée
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Hélène AZOULAY

Deputy Managing Director
PFC/Ecole des Ponts
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Nadège VO VINH

Bitumen Shipping Manager
Supply International Bitumen / TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES
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Cécile GIACOBI

Pavement expert
Vinci Autoroutes
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Laurence LAPALU

Bitumen Group Manager
TOTAL MARKETING SERVICES - Research Division
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Yves BROSSEAUD

senior researcher - road materials expert - materials and Structures Department
IFSTTAR - Nantes - France
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Emmanuel CHAILLEUX

Research Director
IFSTTAR
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Jean-François CORTE

Member of the Council of Environment and Sustainable Development
French Ministry of Environment, Energy and Sea

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