Pavement Dynamics



Pengfei LIU

Chair and Institute of Highway Engineering


+49 241 80 20389



Winter Semester

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

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

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Time Scale

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

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