Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Research profile

The chair is focusing on fundamental and applied research in fields of geomechanics and geotechnics.
In particular the following fields are under active Research:

​ Numerical methods/Simulations:

  • Coupled hybrid models, Boundary-Element-Modelling,
  • Static and dynamic soil-structure-interface and constitutive modelling
  • Cyclic system / macro modeling for complex soil-structure-conditions and loads
  • Invers methods and optimization methods
  • Transient THM behaviour and thermal desiccation processes


  • Energy geotechnics, Energy geostorages and Energy lifelines
  • Cyclic thermo-hydro-mechanical loaded geomaterial
  • Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical process monitoring
  • Geotechnial design processes under cyclic thermal loads

Material Behaviour:

  • Material characterization by geophysical  & advanced geotechnical methods
  • Soil improvement by geotechnical structural and material design
  • Development of sustainable geomaterial and earth strutcture
  • Material characterization by Static, cyclic and dynamic loaded soil-structure-interaction