Asee peer logo

Using DARWin 3.1 in Undergraduate Pavement Design Courses

Download Paper |


2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

Start Date

June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Civil Engineering Division Poster Session

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count


Page Numbers

23.1309.1 - 23.1309.20



Permanent URL

Download Count


Request a correction

Paper Authors


Mohammad Ali Khasawneh P.E. Jordan University of Science and Technology

visit author page

Dr. Mohammad Khasawneh earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in August 2008 from the University of Akron at Akron, Ohio. His dissertation was titled “The Development and Verification of a New HMA Accelerated Polishing Machine.” Dr. Khasawneh earned his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering in September 2005 also from the University of Akron and his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in February 2003 from Jordan University of Science and Technology at Irbid, Jordan.
Since Sept. 2008 he has worked as an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. Here he develops and teaches general engineering and civil engineering courses, works on transportation engineering projects, and holds membership with a number of organizations and committees. From September 2003 to August 2008 he was a research assistant in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Akron. He worked on a number of Transportation/Pavement Engineering research projects, and Geotechnical Engineering research projects. Then from September 2003 to August 2008, he was a teaching assistant with the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Akron.
His work has been published in the International Journal of Pavements, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, and ASCE's Journal of Transportation Engineering among other publications.
Dr. Khasawneh holds a number of professional affiliations. He is an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, and a member of the Jordan Engineers Association.

visit author page

author page

Mohammad Obadat P.E. The University of Tennessee at Martin

Download Paper |


Using DARWin 3.1 in Undergraduate Pavement Design CoursesAbstract The purpose of this study was to explore the use of Windows-based software as a cognitivecomputer tool in undergraduate pavement engineering design courses. Engineering studentsworked cooperatively on design and analysis tasks. DARWin 3.1 stands for: Design, Analysisand Rehabilitation for windows. As students completed in-class labs and/or take-home projectswith the assistance of DARWin 3.1, specific attention was given to real-life problems thatstudents may encounter in their senior design projects and/or later in their future jobs. Studentswere assigned to work in groups of two members each. Collected Data included studentquestionnaires and assignments. Participants believed that the use of DARWin 3.1 allowed themto spend more time on interpreting results and focus on understanding by significantly reducingproblem solving time as opposed to hand calculations. Also, the cognitive computer toolenhanced students’ learning experience as long as they know how it works and the rationalebehind it, which in turn stimulated students’ thinking.

Khasawneh, M. A., & Obadat, M. (2013, June), Using DARWin 3.1 in Undergraduate Pavement Design Courses Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22694

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2013 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015