Location: 1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village


Wynand Steyn, Head of Department of the Department of Civil Engineering and professor, University of Pretoria



Pavements are designed, constructed and maintained for the benefit of the vehicles that travel on them. As civil infrastructure, the objective of pavements is to ensure a safe and economical transportation option to support the general economy. In this role, it is important to appreciate the requirements of pavements to enable such a service, and the effect that the vehicles that use the pavement has on the pavement, and vice versa.

In this presentation aspects of Vehicle-Pavement Interaction will be addressed with a specific focus on agricultural transportation and methods to measure, monitor, maintain and improve the system. It is based on a number of years of research that was conducted in California and South Africa, and links to some future thoughts on the incorporation of Civiltronics into the future monitoring and maintenance of pavements and Vehicle-Pavement Interaction.


Biographical Sketch

Prof Wynand Steyn is HOD and professor of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Pretoria. He is a professionally registered pavement engineer with a research interest in vehicle-pavement interaction, accelerated pavement testing, pavement engineering, pavement materials, Civiltronics and instrumentation. He has authored, co-authored and edited 36 journal papers, 21 book chapters (author / co-author / editor) and 107 conference papers. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal for Pavement Engineering and the International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, and has a B3 National Research Foundation (NRF) rating. He is a Fellow of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers, Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineering (SAAE) and an adjunct professor at the Chang’an University in Xian, and the Shandong Jianzhu University in Jinan, China.