Pavement Dynamics



Pengfei LIU

Chair and Institute of Highway Engineering


+49 241 80 20389



The Course "Pavement Dynamics" is relevant for the following study courses:

  • M.Sc. Civil Engineering,
  • And other study courses which are allowed

The course "Pavement Dynamics" is held in the winter semester.

Time scale:

  • Lecture: 3 SWS (Semester Credit Hours)
  • Exercise: 3 SWS (Semester Credit Hours)

Content of the lecture:

  • Introduce the basic principles of FEM for pavement analysis,
  • Explore methods of modeling elastic, plastic, visco-elastic and visco-plastic behavior of soils,
  • Discuss the principles of mechanical, hydraulic and thermal analysis of pavement structures,
  • Demonstrate the basic concepts of physically linear and non-linear analysis,
  • Explain how to effectively use analysis and design software for pavement applications under stationary and moving loads,
  • Identify the factors affecting the accuracy of numerical analysis

The information booklet on "Pavement Dynamics" is available for download on L²P or can be viewed in the display case at the institute.