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Transportation Research Group




  • PhD candidate in Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2011-             
  • M.S. in Solid Mechanics, Fudan University,2010.








  • Pavements Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure-Vehicle Interaction
  • Material Modelling
  • Structure Analysis and Design
  • Solid Mechanics



Other publications: 
Conference Paper:
  1. Changwei Xu, Richard Roebuck, David Cebon,"Modelling of the performance of jointed plain concrete pavements to dynamic vehicle loads"13th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicle Transport Technology (HVTT13), San Luis, Argentina,2014.
  2. Changwei Xu, David Cebon, "Evaluation and Analysis of LTPP SPS-2 Distress Data",Data Analysis Working Group(DAWG) Forum and 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure, Pisa, Italy, 2014
  3. Changwei Xu, David Cebon, "Fatigue Cracking  in JPCPs under Vehicle and Temperature Loadings", International Conference on Long-Life Concrete Pavement, Seattle(USA),2012.
  4. C. W. Xu, Y. You, Y. Lin and Y. Z. Huo*,Optically-driven Reversible Deformations in Nematic Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks, 560-563, Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics 2011: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, May 22-26, 2011, Shanghai, China, ISBN-10: 1605950548, ISBN-13: 978-1605950549 , Destech Pubns Inc (15 May 2011). 
  5. Changwei Xu, Yue You, Yongzhong Huo, “Anistopic bending of photochromatic nematic polymer plate by diffused and polarized UV light exposure”, National Solid Mechanics Conference and Chinese Journal of Solid Mechanics 30th Anniversary, Wuhan, China, 2010.
  6. Yue You, Binglian Wang, Changwei Xu, Yongzhong Huo. “Opto-Mechanical Actuation of Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks”, Second Asian Conference on Mechanics of Functional Materials and Structures, Nan Jing, China,2010.
  7. Changwei Xu, Yongzhong Huo, "The bending of single domain  nematic liquid crystal polymer plate", 15th East China Solid Mechanics Conference, Shanghai,China,2010.

Journal Paper:

  1. Y. You, C. Xu, S. Ding, Y. Huo, Coupled effects of director orientations and boundary conditions on light induced bending of monodomain nematic liquid crystalline polymer plates, Smart Materials and Structures, 21 (2012) 125012.
  2. Xu Changwei,Lin Yin,You Yue,Huo Yong-zhong , Analysis on Light Induced Bending Behaviour of Simple Supported Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Plate,Chinese Quarterly of Mechanics ,03,  2011.
  3. Y. Yue, X. Changwei, W. Binglian, J. Lihua, H. Yongzhong, Photo-actuated bending of chromatic liquid crystal polymer strips and laminates, International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, 2 (2011) 245-260.
  4. Y. Huo, Y. You, C. Xu, Y. Lin, Opto-mechanical behavior of photochromic liquid crystal polymer film composites, in, International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2011, pp. 79780H-79780H-79787.
  5. Shu-Peng Liu;Wen Si,Zhuang-Zhi Yan;Changwei Xu,  The Human Motions Modeling and Simulation Based on AnyBody Technology, Shanghai Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 31(3), 2010 .

Technique Report:

  1. Xu, C and Cebon, D. (2014). Analysis of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) SPS-2 experiment. Cambridge University Engineering Department Technical Report CUED/C–MECH/TR.104, UK


1. Changwei Xu, David Cebon,"Analysis of cracking in jointed plain concrete pavements", First Place Prize, 2014 T&DI/ASCE-LTPP International Data Analysis Contest,2014

Teaching and Supervisions


Teaching Assistant in Algebra at Fudan University,China,2008

PhD Candidate in Engineering
 Changwei   Xu

Contact Details

Room BEO-10 Baker Building, Engineering Department,Cambridge Univeristy, Trumpington Street
Available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
tyre dynamics
heavy vehicles
vehicle dynamics
material modelling

Latest news

PhD approved

12 March 2016

Amy Rimmer's PhD dissertation 'Autonomous Reversing of Multiply-Articulated Heavy Vehicles, PhD Dissertation, in Engineering Department' has been approved by the University.

PhD approved

12 March 2016

Graeme Morrison's PhD dissertation 'Combined Emergency Braking and Cornering of Articulated Heavy Vehicles' has been approved by the university.

PhD approved

3 February 2016

Qiheng (Matt) Miao's PhD dissertation 'Vision-based path-following control of articulated vehicles' has been approved by the university.