220.029 Soil Dynamics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • apply the basics of dynamics to problems of soil mechanics,
  • distinguish seismic waves,
  • describe methods of dynamic testing,
  • explicate methods of dynamic compaction,
  • explain systems for work integrated compaction control,
  • solve simple numeric examples.

Subject of course

Introduction to basics of Soil Dynamics.
The course focuses on applications, e.g. dynamic compaction with various techniques, dynamic compaction control methods, etc., the presentation of experimental methods and numerical simulations.
Basic theoretical knowledge on dynamics (SDOF, MDOF, calculation methods, etc.) is required.

Teaching methods

Intorduction to basics of soil dynamics and development of basic knowledge about seismic waves, dynamic testing and compaction as well as work integrated compaction control systems by means of examples of application and simple numeric examples.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Examination mode in winter semester 2021:

Exams will be held as "written online paper exams" until further notice. Please note that as of 19.11.2020 the Covid-19 distance examination regulations of the Research Unit for Ground Engineering, Soil and Rock Mechanics come into force and are valid until revoked!
In case the holding of examinations in presence is permitted due to the requirements of the Federal Government or the TU Wien, a change to written examinations in presence is carried out. Examination duration and assessment scheme remain unaffected.



Course dates

Thu08:00 - 11:0004.11.2021 - 25.11.2021 Online via zoom (LIVE)[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Tue08:00 - 11:0009.11.2021 - 30.11.2021 Online via zoom (LIVE)[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Soil Dynamics - Single appointments
Thu04.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Tue09.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Thu11.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Tue16.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Thu18.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Tue23.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Thu25.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics
Tue30.11.202108:00 - 11:00 Online via zoom[Online] lecture Soil Dynamics

Examination modalities

Written exam with open theretical questions and numerical examples on seismic wave propagation and SDOFs.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed09:00 - 10:3022.06.2022 ZOOM Meetingwritten08.06.2022 08:00 - 20.06.2022 08:00TISS[Online-]Prüfung Bodendynamik am 22.06.2022

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
18.10.2021 16:00 29.09.2022 12:00 29.09.2022 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 505 Civil Engineering Science


Ergänzend zur Vorlesung wird das Buch „Bodendynamik – Grundlagen, Kennziffern, Probleme und Lösungsansätze“ von Jost A. Studer, Jan Laue und Martin G. Koller empfohlen, das im Springer Verlag erschienen ist. 

Innerhalb des TU-Netzes besteht ein Online-Zugriff über CatalogPlus bzw. folgenden Link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-540-29625-6