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Dr Xinbao Yu

[Dr Xinbao Yu]

Associate Professor, Civil Engineering
Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
In research, Dr. Yu has more than 10 funded projects totaling $2.14M. Of those, he has been the PI on four projects totaling $425K (one TxDOT, one Caltrans, one Industry, and one UTA Research Enhancement grant). He has also been the Co-PI on six grants totaling $1.72M, including one NSF, two NSF/TRWD, and three TxDOT projects. Recently, Dr. Yu was named as the recipient of a new $743K grant from TxDOT as PI, which brings his total funding as PI to $1.17M and his total funded projects to $2.88M. He is currently supervising eight Ph.D. (two co-advised) and eight Master’s (seven M.S. and one M.E.) students. He has also graduated numerous PhD students, M.S. students, and M.E. students. He has also served on more than 50 Master’s and Ph.D. committees in Civil Engineering as well the Environmental and Earth Science Department.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
In teaching, Dr. Yu has taught five different courses at UTA - two graduates (CE 6300 - Advanced Geotechnical Modelling and CE 6311 - Advanced Foundation Design), one undergraduate (CE 3341 - Soil Mechanics), and two combined graduate/undergraduate courses (CE 4322/5372 - Geosynthetics and CE 4320/5367 - Design of Earth Structures). CE 6300 – Advanced Geotechnical Modeling has been developed by him. Dr. Yu has also attended the week-long ASCE ExCEED teaching workshop and several other teaching development workshops. The average score of his teaching evaluations across all courses and evaluation categories is 4.2 on a 0-5 scale.

Biography

Biography

Dr. Xinbao Yu joined UTA in August 2011 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He is in the area of geotechnical engineering. His areas of expertise include soil stabilization, reliability-based foundation design, geothermal energy, and applications of time domain reflectometry (TDR) sensors in geotechnical engineering. Prior to joining UTA, Dr. Yu was with the Louisiana Transportation Research Center for two years. He received his Ph.D. from the Case Western (2009) and his M.S. from Clarkson (2005), both degrees in Civil Engineering. He also holds a Master’s in Geotechnical Engineering from the Southeast University in China (2003) and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Chang’an University in China (2000).

Education

Education

    • 2009 PhD in Civil Engineering
      Case Western Reserve University, 2009
    • 2005 MS in Civil Engineering
      Clarkson University, 2005
    • 2003 MS in Geotechnical Engineering
      Southeast University, 2003
    • 2000 BS in Civil Engineering
      Chang An University, 2000

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2011 Licensed Professional Engineer,

Appointments

Appointments

    • Aug 2017 to Present Associate Professor
      Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Dr. Xinbao Yu joined UTA in August 2011 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He is in the area of geotechnical engineering. His areas of expertise include soil stabilization, reliability-based foundation design, geothermal energy, and applications of time domain reflectometry (TDR) sensors in geotechnical engineering.
    • Aug 2011 to Aug 2017 Assistant Professor
      Civil Engineering, University of Texas, Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
      Dr. Xinbao Yu joined UTA in August 2011 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. He is in the area of geotechnical engineering. His areas of expertise include reliability-based foundation design, geothermal energy, soil stabilization, and applications of time domain reflectometry (TDR) sensors in geotechnical engineering.
    • Mar 2009 to Aug 2011 Research Associate
      Civil Engineering, Louisiana Transportation Research Center (Baton Rouge, LA, United States)

Memberships

    • 2013 to Present European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers
      Member
    • 2009 to Present Geo-Institute (GI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers
      Member
    • 2008 to Present American Society of Civil Engineers
      Member

Awards and Honors

    • May  2014 Geo-Shanghai Best Technical Paper Award sponsored by Geo-Shanghai
    • Jun  2012 ExCEEd New Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by ExCEEd
    • Jan  2008 The Craig J. Miller Award for outstanding graduate students sponsored by CWRU
    • Jan  2007 Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship sponsored by Federal Highway Administration
    • Jan  2007 The Roy Harley Prize for promising graduate students sponsored by CWRU
    • Jan  2005 Case Prime Fellowship sponsored by Case Western Reserve University
    • Jan  2000 Excellent undergraduate student of Shanxi Province sponsored by Shanxi Province

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Aug 2019 to Feb 2021 Coupling Novel Soil Moisture-Suction Sensors and UAV Photogrammetry Technology to the Performance of Highway Embankments sponsored by  - $45000
      Xinbao Yu (Funded)
    • Aug 2019 to Feb 2021 Eco-friendly stabilization of sulfate-rich expansive soils using Geopolymers for transportation infrastructure sponsored by  - $56000
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2019 to Aug 2020 Daniel Green-2019 Fellowship: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship (DDETFP) sponsored by  - $1500
      (Funded)
    • Nov 2019 to Aug 2020 Nice Kaneza-2019 Fellowship: Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship (DDETFP) sponsored by  - $3500
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2019 to Aug 2020 Determining Downstream Ecological Impacts of Sediment Derived from Bridge Construction (20-141) sponsored by  - $94636
      (Funded)
    • July 2017 to Dec 2020 Spray Applied Pipe Liner Structural Design Methodology in Gravity Storm Water Conduits sponsored by  - $529544.63
      (Funded)
    • Mar 2015 to Aug 2020 Use of Geothermal Energy for De-icing Approach Pavement Slabs and Bridge Decks sponsored by  - $1315951.97
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2015 to Mar 2020 I/UCRC Phase I (Site Addition): Expansion of CICI to Add a New Site at UTA on Sustainable Utilization of Composites in Infrastructure Systems sponsored by  - $357000
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2015 to Aug 2018 Stabilization of Expansive Soil Using A New Proprietary Chemical -TX ProChem sponsored by  - $69362
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2015 to Aug 2017 Pilot Implementation Using Geofoam for Repair of Bridge Approach Slabs and Adjoining Roadway sponsored by  - $336370
      (Funded)
    • Oct 2014 to Sept 2018 CyberSEES Type 2: Integrative Sensing and Prediction of Urban Water for Sustainable Cities sponsored by  - $1196300
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2014 to Aug 2016 Calibration of LRFD Geotechnical Axial ( Tensions and Compression) Resustance Factors for California sponsored by  - $221185
      Xinbao Yu (Funded)
    • Sept 2013 to Aug 2014 Pilot Implementation Project using Geofoam sponsored by  - $52060
      (Funded)
    • June 2013 to Aug 2014 Laboratory Study of Thermal Properties of Soil for Sustainable Geothermal Energy Applications sponsored by  - $10000
      Xinbao Yu (Funded)

Publications

      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Submitted
        Application of Fly Ash to Improve the Mechanical Properties of Paste Tailings
        [Ghorbanpour, AminB., Yu, Xinbao]. Geo-Congress 2020.
      • Submitted
        Development and Validation of a Double-Column Soil Cell for 1-D Heating Test
        [Lei, Gang, Kaneza, Nice, Li, Teng, Habibzadeh-Bigdarvish, Omid, Yu, Xinbao]. Geo-Congress 2020.
      • Submitted
        Resilient Modulus of Expansive Soil in North Texas Treated by Liquid Ionic Soil Stabilizer (LISS)
        [Kaneza, Nice, He, Shi, Yu, Xinbao, Puppala, AnandJ., Chakraborty, Sayantan]. Geo-Congress 2020.
      2019
      • Conference Proceeding
        Development of a One-Dimensional Heating Soil Test Cell
        [Lei, Gang, Kaneza, Nice, Yu, Xinbao, Li, Teng, Habibzadeh-Bigdarvish, Omid]. Geo-Congress 2019. Reston, VA: "American Society of Civil Engineers".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Laboratory Testing of an Externally-Heated Bridge Deck Subjected to Wind
        [Hurley, Mark, Lei, Gang, Yu, Xinbao]. Eighth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering (Geo-Congress 2019). "American Society of Civil Engineers".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Measurement of Thermal Conductivity Dryout and SWCC Curves for Sands Using a Modified Hanging Column Device
        [Wang, Xuelin, Yu, Xinbao, Kaneza, Nice, He, Shi]. Geo-Congress 2019. Reston, VA: "American Society of Civil Engineers".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Stabilization of Expansive Soil Using Injection of Liquid Ionic Soil Stabilizer: A Case Study between Field and Laboratory Treatment
        [Gautam, Sandesh, He, Shi, Yu, Xinbao]. Geo-Congress 2019. 335-343. Reston, VA: "American Society of Civil Engineers".
      • Conference Proceeding
        Unconfined Compressive Strength of Mine Tailings Amended with Fly Ash
        [Ghorbanpour, AminB., Yu, Xinbao]. Geo-Congress 2019. 134-140. Reston, VA: "American Society of Civil Engineers".
      2019
      • Journal Article
        D-Load Strength of Concrete Pipes with Epoxy Linings
        [Riahi, E., Yu, X., Najafi, M., Sever, V.F.]. Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice.
      • Journal Article
        Expansive soil modified by waste steel slag and its application in subbase layer of highways
        [Wu, J., Liu, Q., Deng, Y., Yu, X., Feng, Q., Yan, C.]. Soils and Foundations.
      • Journal Article
        Geomaterials in Geotechnical Engineering
        [Deng, Y., Zhou, A., Yu, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, D.]. Advances in Chemical Engineering.
      • Journal Article
        Life-cycle cost-benefit analysis of bridge deck de-icing using geothermal heat pump system: A case study of north Texas
        [Habibzadeh-Bigdarvish, Omid, Yu, Xinbao, Lei, Gang, Li, Teng, Puppala, AnandJ.]. Sustainable Cities and Society. 47: 101492,
      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Submitted
        Experimental Feasibility Study of a New Attached Hydronic Loop Design for Geothermal Heating of Bridge Decks
        [Yu, Xinbao, Hurley, Mark, Li, Teng, Lei, Gang, Pedarla, Aravind, Puppala, AnandJ.]. Applied Thermal Engineering.
      • Submitted
        Study on Properties of Expansive Soil Improved by Steel Slag Powder and Cement under Freeze-thaw Cycles
        [Wu, Yankai, Yu, Xinbao, Lei, Gang, Shi, Kejian, Yu, Jiali, Han, Tian]. Cold Regions Science and Technology.
      • Submitted
        Effects of liquid ionic soil stabilizer on the expansive clayey soil
        [Tavakoli, Esmat, He, Shi, Yu, Xinbao, Hoyos, LaureanoR, Puppala, Anand J. ]. Transportation Research Record.
      • Submitted
        Structural Behavior Of Concrete Manholes Rehabilitated With Epoxy Lining
        [Riahi, Elmira, Yu, Xinbao]. Transportation Research Record.
      • Submitted
        Structural Behavior of Concrete Pipe with Spray-On Cured In Place Lining
        [Riahi, Elmira, Yu, Xinbao]. Tunneling and Underground Space Technology.
      2018
      • Journal Article
        Expansive Soil Treatment with Liquid Ionic Soil Stabilizer
        [He, Shi, Yu, Xinbao, Banerjee, Aritra, Puppala, Anand]. Transportation Research Record. DOI http://dx.doi.org/0361198118792996
      • Journal Article
        Validation of a Thermo–Time Domain Reflectometry Probe for Sand Thermal Conductivity Measurement in Drainage and Drying Processes
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Wang, Xuelin]. Geotechnical Testing Journal. 403-412.
      2017
      • Journal Article
        A new generalized soil thermal conductivity model for sand–kaolin clay mixtures using thermo-time domain reflectometry probe test
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, Anand]. Acta Geotechica.(12(4)), 739-752.
      • Journal Article
        Application of a thermo-time domain reflectometry probe in sand-kaolin clay mixtures
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh]. Engineering Geology.(216), 98-107.
      • Journal Article
        Design and Evaluation of a Moisture/Suction TDR Probe
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Puppala, Anand]. Geotechnical Testing Journal. 40(5), 762-775.
      • Journal Article
        Use of a thermo-TDR probe to measure sand thermal conductivity dryout curves (TCDCs) and model prediction
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Wang, Xuelin]. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 115, 1054-1064.
      2016
      • Journal Article
        LFRD Calibration of Pullout Resistance Factors Using Survival Analysis for Soil Nails in North Texas
        [DeVries, B.J., Yu, Xinbao]. Journal of Infrastructure Systems / American Society of Civil Engineers. 22(2), 04016003.
      • Journal Article
        Thermal conductivity of sand–kaolin clay mixtures
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Nan, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, AnandJ]. Environmental Geotechnics. 3(4), 190-202.
      2015
      • Journal Article
        Design and evaluation of a thermo-TDR probe for geothermal applications
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, N., Pradhan, A., Thapa, B., Tjuatja, S.]. Geotechnical Testing Journal.
      • Journal Article
        Effects of Particle Size and Fines Content on Thermal Conductivity of Quartz Sands
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, AnandJ]. Transportation Research Record.(2510), 36-43.
      • Journal Article
        Experimental and Numerical Analyses of Strength of Epoxy-Coated Concrete under Different Load Configurations
        [Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, Elmira, Entezarmahdi, Alimohammad, Najafi, Mohammad, Sever, V.Firat]. Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice. 7(2), 04015024.
      • Journal Article
        Performance of Sand-Treated Clay Subgrade Supporting a Low-Volume Flexible Pavement
        [Pedarla, Aravind, Puppala, AnandJ, Savigamin, Chatuphat, Yu, Xinbao]. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.(2473), 91-97.
      • Journal Article
        Thermal conductivity of quartz sands by thermo-time domain reflectometry probe and model prediction
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, AnandJ]. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 27(12), 04015059.
      2013
      • Journal Article
        A new time-domain reflectometry bridge scour sensor
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Bin, Tao, Junliang, Yu, Xiong]. Structural Health Monitoring. 12(2), 99-113.
      2012
      • Journal Article
        Calibration of side, tip, and total resistance factors for load and resistance factor design of drilled shafts
        [Abu-Farsakh, Murad, Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Zhongjie]. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.(2310), 38-48.
      • Journal Article
        Time domain reflectometry sensor-assisted freeze/thaw analysis in geomaterials
        [Liu, Zhen, Yu, XiongBill, Yu, Xinbao, Gonzalez, Javanni]. Cold Regions Science and Technology. 71, 84-89.
      2011
      • Journal Article
        A new TDR sensor for accurate freeze–thaw measurement
        [Yu, Xinbao, Liu, Yan, Gonzalez, Javanni, Yu, Bill]. International Journal of Pavement Engineering. 13(6), 523-534.
      • Journal Article
        Assessment of an automation algorithm for TDR bridge scour monitoring system
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, Xiong]. Advances in Structural Engineering. 14(1), 13-24.
      • Journal Article
        Development and evaluation of an automation algorithm for TDR bridge scour monitoring system
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, X.]. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Revue Canadienne De Geotechnique. 48(1), 26-35.
      • Journal Article
        Development of a substructure instrumentation system at the new I-10 Twin Span Bridge and its use to investigate the lateral behavior of batter piles
        [Abu-Farsakh, Murad, Yoon, Sungmin, Da Ha, Marr, W.Allen, Zhang, Zhongjie, Yu, Xinbau]. Geotechnical Testing Journal.
      • Journal Article
        Estimating Embankment Settlement from Piezocone Penetration Test Data: Case Study
        [Abu-Farsakh, Murad, Pant, Rohit, Gautreau, Gavin, Chen, Qiming, Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Zhongjie]. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.(2212), 120-130.
      • Journal Article
        Field testing and analyses of a batter pile group foundation under lateral loading
        [Abu-Farsakh, Murad, Yu, Xinbao, Pathak, Binay, Alshibli, Khalid, Zhang, Zhongjie]. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.(2212), 42-55.
      • Journal Article
        Implementation of LRFD of drilled shafts in Louisiana
        [Yu, Xinbao, Abu-Farsakh, MuradY., Yoon, Sungmin, Tsai, Ching, Zhang, Zhongjie]. Journal of Infrastructure Systems. 18(2), 103-112.
      • Journal Article
        Innovative Sensor and Analyses for Investigating the Effects of Freeze-Thaw on Soil
        Advanced Materials Research
        [Liu, Zhen, Yu, XinBao, Gonzalez, Javanni, Yu, XiongBill, Yu, Xinbao]. Advanced Materials Research. 255, 4251-4255. "Trans Tech Publ".
      2010
      • Journal Article
        Comparison study of three common technologies for freezing-thawing measurement
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Bin, Liu, Nina, Yu, XiongBill]. Advances in Civil Engineering. 2010,
      • Journal Article
        Design and evaluation of a distributed TDR moisture sensor
        [Zhang, Bin, Yu, Xinbao, Yu, Xiong]. Smart Structures and Systems. 6(9), 1007-1023.
      • Journal Article
        Interpretation Criteria to Evaluate Resistance Factors for Axial Load Capacity of Drilled Shafts
        Journal of the Transportation Research Board
        [Murad, Y., Farsakh, Abu, Yu, Xinbao]. Journal of the Transportation Research Board.(2202), 20-31. Washington, D.C..
      • Journal Article
        Laboratory evaluation of time-domain reflectometry for bridge scour measurement: Comparison with the ultrasonic method
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, Xiong]. Advances in Civil Engineering. 2010,
      2009
      • Journal Article
        Time domain reflectometry automatic bridge scour measurement system: principles and potentials
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, Xiong]. Structural Health Monitoring, An International Journal. 8(6), 463-476.
      2008
      • Journal Article
        Sensor Technology for Decision Support of Spring Load Restrictions
        [Yu, Xinbao, Liu, Nina, Yu, Xiong, Li, Ning]. Journal of the Transportation Research Board.(2053), 17-22.
      2003
      • Journal Article
        Creep properties of Lianyungang soft clay and its engineering application
        [Yu, Xin-bao, Liu, Song-yu, Miao, Lin-chang]. Rock and Soil Mechanics. 24(6; ISSU 89), 1001-1006.
      • Journal Article
        Discussions of Engineering Properties and Improvement methods of Lianyungang Marine Soft Clay
        Journal of Engineering Geology
        [Zhang, Dingwen, Liu, Songyu, Yu, Xinbao]. Journal of Engineering Geology. 3,
      • Journal Article
        Research on Secondary Consolidation of Soft Clay
        Geotechnical Engineering Technique
        [Yu, Xinbao, Liu, Songyu, Miao, Linchang]. Geotechnical Engineering Technique. 1,
      • Journal Article
        Study of Engineering Properties of Liangyungang Marine Soft Clay
        Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Urban Science Edition)
        [Zhang, Dingwen, Liu, Songyu, Yu, Xinbao]. Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Urban Science Edition). 4,
      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Submitted
        Stabilization of Expansive Soil in North Texas Using a Proprietary Chemical - TX ProChem
        [Yu, Xinbao, He, Shi, Gautam, Sandesh].
      2018
      • Other
        Suction-induced dilatancy and stiffness in compacted silty sand via triaxial testing
        [Patil, Ujwalkumar, Banerjee, Aritra, Hoyos, Laureano, Puppala, Anand, Yu, Xinbao]. 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils. Hong Kong.
      • Other
        Design and Numerical Analysis of an Externally Heated Geothermal Bridge Deck
        [Lei, Gang, Yu, Xinbao, Li, Teng]. GeoChina Conference 2018. Hangzhou.
      • Other
        Evaluation of Two Thermo-TDR Probes for Soil Moisture, Density, and Thermal Conductivity
        [Wang, Xuelin, Yu, Xinbao]. GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Transportation Geotechnics and Pavement Engineering. Shanghai.
      • Other
        Resilient Modulus of Liquid Chemical-Treated Expansive Soils
        [ShiHe, Yu, Xinbao, Gautam, Sandesh, Puppala, Anand]. GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics. Shanghai.
      • Other
        Extrapolation Error Analysis of Bi-Directional Load-Settlement Curves for LRFD Calibration of Drilled Shafts
        [Hasan, Rakib, Yu, Xinbao, Abu-Farsakh, Murad]. IFCEE 2018. Orlando, Florida.
      • Other
        Influence of Ionic Soil Stabilizer (ISS) Dosage on the Stabilization Effectiveness of Expansive Soils
        [He, Shi, Yu, Xinbao, Gautam, Sandesh, Hoyos, Laureano]. IFCEE 2018 : Advances in Geomaterial Modeling and Site Characterization. Orlando, Florida.
      • Other
        Numerical Feasibility Study of an Externally Heated Geothermal Bridge Deck
        [Lei, Gang, Yu, Xinbao, Li, Teng]. IFCEE 2018. Orlando, Florida.
      • Other
        Expansive Soil Treatment with Liquid Ionic Soil Stabilizer
        [He, Shi]. TRB Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
      2017
      • Other
        Evaluation of CALTRANS Design Methods for Steel Pipe Piles
        [Hu, Yujie, Yu, Xinbao, Abu-Farsakh, Murad]. Geo-Risk Conference.
      • Other
        Laboratory Evaluation of A Liquid Ionic Stabilizer for An Expansive Soil in North Texas
        [Tavakoli, Esmat, Yu, Xinbao, He, Shi, Hoyos, Laureano]. Dallas, Texas.
      • Other
        Numerical Simulation of Geothermal Heated Bridge Deck
        [Zhang, Nan, Yu, Xinbao, Li, Teng]. International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and Materials 2017. QingDao.
      • Other
        A Field Soil Moisture Study Using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and Time Domain Transmissivity (TDT) Sensors
        [Sinha, Saurav, Norouzi, Amir, Pradhan, Asheesh, Yu, Xinbao, Seo, Dong-Jun, Zhang, Nan]. International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure and Materials (ICTIM 2017). QingDao.
      • Other
        Measurement of Thermal Conductivity Dry-out Curves (TCDC) for Sands and Model Prediction
        [Zhang, Nan, Wang, Xuelin, Yu, Xinbao]. Geotechnical Frontiers 2017. Orlando, Florida.
      • Other
        Calibration of Resistance Factors for LRFD of Drilled Shafts Using 2010 FHWA Design Method
        [Abu-Farsakh, Murad, Fortier, Alicia, Haque, Nafiul, Chen, Qiming, Yu, Xinbao]. TRB Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
      • Other
        Structural Behavior Of Concrete Manholes Rehabilitated With Epoxy Lining
        [Riahi, Elmira, Yu, Xinbao]. TRB Annual Meeting . Washington, DC.
      2016
      • Other
        Influence Factors for Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation in Sands.
        [Xinbao, Velpuri, NagaVenkata P, Lee, Hae-In, Chang, Woo-Suk]. GeoChina Conference 2016. ShanDong.
      • Other
        Development and Evaluation of a Time Domain Reflectometry Probe for Soil Moisture and Suction Measurement
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Nan, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, Anand]. GeoChicago Conference 2016. Chicago, Illinois.
      • Other
        Effect of Particle Shape on Geogrid-Reinforced Granules.
        [Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh]. 7th International Conference on Discrete Element . Dalian.
      • Other
        Geothermal Energy for Bridge Deck and Pavement Deicing: A Brief Review.
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Nan, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, Anand]. GeoChicago Conference 2016. Chicago, Illinois.
      2015
      • Other
        Bender Element Testing and Discrete Element Modeling of Shear Wave in Granular Media
        [Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh]. IFCEE 2015. San Antonio, Texas.
      • Other
        Finite Element Modeling of Full-Scale Concrete Manholes under Soil Pressure
        [Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, Elmira, Najafi, Mohammad, Sever, F.]. Conference on Pipelines 2015. Baltimore.
      • Other
        iSPUW: A Vision for Integrated Sensing and Prediction of Urban Water for Sustainable Cities. In Dynamic Data-Driven Environmental Systems Science
        [Yu, Xinbao, Seo, Dong-Jun, Kerkez, B. , Zink, M., Fang, Nick, Gao, J.].
      • Other
        Experimental Investigation and FEM Modeling of Structural Capacity of Circular Precast Concrete Manhole Pipes Lined with Epoxy.
        [Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, Elmira, Najafi, Mohammad, Entezarmahdi, Alimohammad]. TRB Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.
      2014
      • Other
        Evaluation of the Structural Performance of Epoxy Linings for Manhole Rehabilitation Using Laboratory Testing and FEM Simulations
        [Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, E., Najafi, Mohammad, Sever, F.]. Conference on Pipelines 2014.
      • Other
        Study of Geogrid Reinforcement Using Two-Dimensional Discrete Element Method.
        [Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh]. GeoShanghai Conference 2014: Ground Improvement and Geosynthetics. Shanghai.
      • Other
        Thermo-TDR Probe for Measurement of Soil Moisture, Density, and Thermal Properties
        [Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh, Zhang, Nan, Tjuatja, S., Thapa, B.]. Geo-Congress Conference 2014 Technical Papers. Atlanta, Georgia.
      • Other
        Calibration of Resistance Factors of Soil Nails for the LBJ Express Project
        [Yu, Xinbao, Devries, Brett]. Geo-Congress Conference 2014 Technical Papers.
      • Other
        Development and Evaluation of a Thermo-TDR Probe
        [Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, N., Pradhan, Asheesh]. GeoShanghai Conference 2014: Soil Behavior and Geomechanics. Shanghai.
      • Other
        Integrative sensing and prediction of urban water for sustainable cities (iSPUW)
        [Yu, Xinbao, Seo, Dong-Jun, Fang, Nick, Zink, M., Gao, J., Kerkez, B.]. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
      • Other
        LRFD Calibration of Pull Out Resistance Factors Using Survival Analysis for Soil Nails In North Texas
        [Yu, Xinbao, Devries, Brett]. TRB Annual Conference. Washington, DC.
      2013
      • Other
        Real-time TDR Field Bridge Scour Monitoring System
        [Yu, Xinbao, Tao, J., Yu, Xiong]. Structures Congress 2013.
      • Other
        Geomechanics of Fracture Density
        [Yu, Xinbao, Wickham, J., McMullen, R.]. Society of Petroleum Engineers Conference.
      • Other
        Implementation of LRFD for Soil Nails in North Dallas, Texas
        [Yu, Xinbao, Devries, Brett, Fernandez, C., Zuniga, C., Diaz, Caneja]. Spring 2013 ASCE Texas Conference. Corpus Christi, Texas.
      2012
      • Other
        Real-Time Monitoring of Bridge Scour in Clayey Sediments
        [Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh]. 6th international Conference on Scour and Erosion. Paris.
      • Other
        Separated Resistance Factors of Drilled Shafts Based on O-cell Tests
        [Yu, Xinbao, Abu-Farsakh, Murad]. State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. Oakland, California.
      2011
      • Other
        Interpretation of Lateral Load Test of Batter Pile Group using High Order Polynomials Curve Fitting
        [Yu, Xinbao, Pathak, Binay, Abu-Farsakh, Murad]. Geo-Frontiers 2011. Dallas, Texas.
      2009
      • Other
        Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Micropile Foundation in Subgrade
        [Yu, Xinbao, Cai, G. J., Mei, G. X., Wang, Z. Y .]. GeoHunan International Conference: Challenges and Recent Advances in Pavement Technologies and Transportation Geotechnics. Changsha, Hunan.
      2008
      • Other
        1D and 2D Hydraulic Simulations for Bridge Scour Prediction: A Comparative Study
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, XiongBill]. The Fourth International Conference on Scour and Erosion. Tokyo.
      2007
      • Other
        Algorithm for Time Domain Reflectometry Bridge Scour Measurement System
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, XiongBill]. Field Measurements for Geomechanics. Boston, Massachusetts.
      2006
      • Other
        State of Practice of NDE technologies in Bridge Inspection
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, XiongBill]. Highway Geophysics - NDE Conference. Saint Louis, Missouri.
      • Other
        Direct shear testing of rockfill material
        [Yu, Xinbao, Ji, Shunying, Kerop, JanoyanD.]. Geo-Shanghai 2006. Shanghai.
      • Other
        Vibration-Based System for Pavement Condition Evaluation
        [Yu, Xinbao, Yu, XiongBill]. Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation 9th International Conference. Chicago, Illinois.
      Journal Article (In Process)
      • Revising to Resubmit
        Correlation analysis of roadside ditch drainage with pavement rut performance
        [Zhang, Kun, Yu, Xinbao, Zhou, You, Gurganus, Charles, Cheng, Darhao]. Journal of Trnasportation Engineering.
      • Submitted
        Expansive Soil Treatment With Ionic Soil Stabilizer
        [He, Shi, Yu, Xinbao, Banerjee, Aritra, Puppala, Anand]. TRR.
      • Revising to Resubmit
        Laboratory Evaluation Of An Attached Hydronic Loop Design For Geothermal Heated Bridge Deck
        [Yu, Xinbao, Hurley, Mark, Li, Teng, Pedarla, Aravind, Puppala, Anand]. TRR.
      • Submitted
        Effects of liquid ionic soil stabilizer on the expansive clayey soil
        [Riahi, Esmat, Tavakoli, Shi, Yu, Xinbao, Hoyos, Laureano, Puppala, Anand]. TRR.
      • Revising to Resubmit
        Structural Behavior of Concrete Pipe with Spray-On Cured In Place Lining
        [Riahi, Elmira, Yu, Xinbao]. ASCE Journal of Pipelines.
      • Submitted
        Design and Evaluation of a Moisture/suction TDR Probe
        [Zhang, Nan, Pradhan, Asheesh, Yu, Xinbao, Puppala, Anand]. Geotechnical Testing Journal.
      2017
      • Technical Report
        Use of Geothermal Energy for Deicing Approach Pavement Slabs and Bridge Decks, Phase 1
        [Yu, Xinbao, Puppala, Anand, Zhang, Nan].(FHWA/TX-18/0-6872-1),
      2016
      • Technical Report
        The Geotechnical Aspects of the September 3, 2016 M 5.8 Pawnee, Oklahoma Earthquake
        [Clayton, Patricia, Zalachoris, George, Rathje, Ellen, Bheemasetti, TejoVikash, Caballero, Carlos, Yu, Xinbao, Bennett, Scott]. GEER Association. 10, G69885.
      2015
      • Book Chapter
        Spatial Variability Analysis of Soil Properties Using Geostatistics
        [Bheemasett, TejoVikash , Puppala, Anand J. , Yu, Xinbao]. Advanced Computational Techniques for Simulation-Based Engineering. Hershey, Pennsylvania: "IGI Global".

Presentations

    •  2019
      Lei, Gang (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), Kaneza, Nice (Author), Li, Teng (Author), Habibzadeh-Bigdarvish, Omid (Author), "Development of a One-Dimensional Heating Soil Test Cell", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Yu, Xinbao (Presenter), "Laboratory Evaluation of Expansive Soils in Texas Stabilized with a Liquid Ionic Stabilizer", Washington, D.C.. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Hurley, Mark (Author), Lei, Gang (Author), Yu, Xinbao, "Laboratory Testing of an Externally-Heated Bridge Deck Subjected to Wind", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Wang, Xuelin (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), Kaneza, Nice (Author), He, Shi (Author), "Measurement of Thermal Conductivity Dryout and SWCC Curves for Sands Using a Modified Hanging Column Device", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Gautam, Sandesh (Author), He, Shi (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), "Stabilization of Expansive Soil Using Injection of Liquid Ionic Soil Stabilizer: A Case Study between Field and Laboratory Treatment", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ( , 2019).
    •  2019
      Ghorbanpour, AminB. (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), "Unconfined Compressive Strength of Mine Tailings Amended with Fly Ash", American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ( , 2019).
    • July  2019
      Yu, Xinbao (Presenter), "The use of geothermal energy for bridge and pavement deicing.” Southeast Symposium of Recent Developments in Geotechnics", Nanjing, China. (July , 2019).
    • June  2019
      Yu, Xinbao (Presenter), "The Use of Shallow Geothermal Energy for Bridge / Pavement Deicing", Jinan, China. (June , 2019).
    •  2018
      He, Shi (Author & Presenter), "Expansive Soil Treatment with Liquid Ionic Soil Stabilizer", Washington, DC, USA. ( , 2018).
    •  2018
      Yu, Xinbao (Author), "Geothermal Bridge Deicing", Washington, DC, USA. ( , 2018).
    • August  2018
      Patil, Ujwalkumar, Banerjee, Aritra, Hoyos, Laureano, Puppala, Anand, Yu, Xinbao, "Suction-induced dilatancy and stiffness in compacted silty sand via triaxial testing", Hong Kong, China. (August , 2018).
    • July  2018
      Lei, Gang (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author & Presenter), Li, Teng (Author), "Design and Numerical Analysis of an Externally Heated Geothermal Bridge Deck", Hangzhou, China. (July , 2018).
    • May  2018
      Wang, Xuelin (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author & Presenter), "Evaluation of Two Thermo-TDR Probes for Soil Moisture, Density, and Thermal Conductivity", Shanghai, China. (May , 2018).
    • May  2018
      He, Shi (Author & Presenter), Yu, Xinbao (Author), Gautam, Sandesh (Author), Puppala, Anand (Author), "Resilient Modulus of Liquid Chemical-Treated Expansive Soils", Shanghai, China. (May , 2018).
    • March  2018
      Hasan, Rakib (Author & Presenter), Yu, Xinbao (Author), Abu-Farsakh, Murad (Author), "Extrapolation Error Analysis of Bi-Directional Load-Settlement Curves for LRFD Calibration of Drilled Shafts", Orlando, Florida, USA. (March , 2018).
    • March  2018
      He, Shi (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author & Presenter), Gautam, Sandesh (Author), Hoyos, Laureano (Author), "Influence of Ionic Soil Stabilizer (ISS) Dosage on the Stabilization Effectiveness of Expansive Soils", Orlando, Florida, USA. (March , 2018).
    • March  2018
      Lei, Gang (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author & Presenter), Li, Teng (Author), "Numerical Feasibility Study of an Externally Heated Geothermal Bridge Deck", Orlando, Florida, USA. (March , 2018).
    •  2017
      Hu, Yujie (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), Abu-Farsakh, Murad (Author), "Evaluation of CALTRANS Design Methods for Steel Pipe Piles". ( , 2017).
    •  2017
      Tavakoli, Esmat (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), He, Shi (Author), Hoyos, Laureano (Author), "Laboratory Evaluation of A Liquid Ionic Stabilizer for An Expansive Soil in North Texas", Dallas, Texas, USA. ( , 2017).
    • June  2017
      Sinha, Saurav (Author), Norouzi, Amir (Author), Pradhan, Asheesh (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), Seo, Dong-Jun (Author), Zhang, Nan (Author), "A Field Soil Moisture Study Using Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) and Time Domain Transmissivity (TDT) Sensors", QingDao, China. (June , 2017).
    • May  2017
      Yu, Xinbao (Author), "From soil thermal properties to geothermal Bridge deicing", Beijing, China. (May , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Zhang, Nan, Wang, Xuelin, Yu, Xinbao, "Measurement of Thermal Conductivity Dry-out Curves (TCDC) for Sands and Model Prediction", Orlando, Florida, USA. (March , 2017).
    • January  2017
      Abu-Farsakh, Murad (Author), Fortier, Alicia (Author), Haque, Nafiul (Author), Chen, Qiming (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), "Calibration of Resistance Factors for LRFD of Drilled Shafts Using 2010 FHWA Design Method", Washington, DC, USA. (January , 2017).
    • January  2017
      Riahi, Elmira (Author), Yu, Xinbao (Author), "Structural Behavior Of Concrete Manholes Rehabilitated With Epoxy Lining", Washington, DC, USA. (January , 2017).
    •  2016
      Yu, Xinbao, Velpuri, NagaVenkata P, Lee, Hae-In, Chang, Woo-Suk, "Influence Factors for Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation in Sands.", ShanDong, China. ( , 2016).
    • August  2016
      Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Nan, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, AnandJ., "Development and Evaluation of a Time Domain Reflectometry Probe for Soil Moisture and Suction Measurement.", Chicago, IL, USA.. (August 14, 2016).
    • August  2016
      Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, Nan, Pradhan, Asheesh, Puppala, AnandJ., "Geothermal Energy for Bridge Deck and Pavement Deicing: A Brief Review.", Chicago, IL, USA.. (August 14, 2016).
    • August  2016
      Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh, "Effect of Particle Shape on Geogrid-Reinforced Granules.", Dalian, China. (August 1, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Yu, Xinbao, "Geothermal Energy for Bridge De-Icing And Time Domain Reflectometry", Nanjing Institute of Technology, Nanjing, China. (June 6, 2016).
    •  2015
      Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, A., " Bender Element Testing and Discrete Element Modeling of Shear Wave in Granular Media". ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, E., Najafi, M., Sever, F., "Finite Element Modeling of Full-Scale Concrete Manholes under Soil Pressure", Baltimore, Maryland. ( , 2015).
    •  2015
      YU, Xinbao, Seo, D.J., Kerkez, B., Zink, M., Fang, N., Gao, J., " iSPUW: A Vision for Integrated Sensing and Prediction of Urban Water for Sustainable Cities. In Dynamic Data-Driven Environmental Systems Science ". ( , 2015).
    • November  2015
      Yu, Xinbao, "Using Geothermal Energy to Remove Ice and Snow from Roads and Bridges", Arlington Technology Association, Arlington, Texas. (November 1, 2015).
    • January  2015
      Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, Elmira, Najafi, Mohammad, Entezarmahdi, Alimohammad, "Experimental Investigation and FEM Modeling of Structural Capacity of Circular Precast Concrete Manhole Pipes Lined with Epoxy.", Washington D.C.. (January 11, 2015).
    •  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, Riahi, E., Najafi, M., Sever, F., "Evaluation of the Structural Performance of Epoxy Linings for Manhole Rehabilitation Using Laboratory Testing and FEM Simulations". ( , 2014).
    •  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, A., "Study of Geogrid Reinforcement Using Two-Dimensional Discrete Element Method.", Shanghai, China. ( , 2014).
    • May  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, "Time Domain Reflectometry: Recent developments in Civil Engineering", the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, China Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. (May 29, 2014).
    • April  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, "Development of Time Domain Reflectometry Sensors", Oklahoma Statement University, Stillwater, Oklahoma. (April 23, 2014).
    • March  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, "Time Domain Reflectometry and Its Application in Bridge Scour Monitoring", Southeast University, Nanjing, China. (March 31, 2014).
    • February  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, Asheesh, P., Zhang, N., Tjuatja, S., Thapa, B., "Thermo-TDR Probe for Measurement of Soil Moisture, Density, and Thermal Properties.", Atlanta, Georgia. (February 23, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, DeVries, Brett, "LRFD Calibration of Pull Out Resistance Factors Using Survival Analysis for Soil Nails In North Texas", Washington D.C.. (January 12, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, Devries, B., "Calibration of Resistance Factors of Soil Nails for the LBJ Express Project". (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, Zhang, N., Pradhan, Asheesh, "Development and Evaluation of a Thermo-TDR Probe.", Shanghai, China. (January 1, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Yu, Xinbao, Seo, DJ, Fang, NZ, Zink, M, Gao, J, Kerkez, B, "Integrative sensing and prediction of urban water for sustainable cities (iSPUW)". (January 1, 2014).
    •  2013
      Yu, Xinbao, Tao, J., Yu, X., "Real-time TDR Field Bridge Scour Monitoring System". ( , 2013).
    • August  2013
      Yu, Xinbao, Wickham, J., Mcmullen, R., "Geomechanics of Fracture Density". (August 12, 2013).
    • March  2013
      Yu, Xinbao, Devries, B., Fernandez, C., Zuniga, C., Diaz, Caneja, " Implementation of LRFD for Soil Nails in North Dallas, Texas", Corpus Christi, Texas. (March 19, 2013).
    • August  2012
      Yu, Xinbao, Pradhan, Asheesh, " Real-Time Monitoring of Bridge Scour in Clayey Sediments", Paris, France. (August 27, 2012).
    • March  2012
      Yu, Xinbao, Farsakh, Abu, Yusuf, Murad, " Separated Resistance Factors of Drilled Shafts Based on O-cell Tests", Okland, California. (March 25, 2012).
    • March  2011
      Yu, Xinbao, Pathak, Binay, Abu-Farsakh, Murad, " Interpretation of Lateral Load Test of Batter Pile Group using High Order Polynomials Curve Fitting", Dallas, Texas. (March 13, 2011).
    • August  2009
      Yu, Xinbao, Cai, G.J., Mei, G.X., Wang, Z.Y., " Dynamic Finite Element Analysis of Micropile Foundation in Subgrade", Changsha, Hunan, China. (August 3, 2009).
    • November  2008
      Yu, Xinbao, Yu, X., " 1D and 2D Hydraulic Simulations for Bridge Scour Prediction: A Comparative Study", Tokyo, Japan. (November 5, 2008).
    •  2007
      Yu, Xinbao, Yu, X., "Algorithm for Time Domain Reflectometry Bridge Scour Measurement System", Boston, Massachusetts . ( , 2007).
    •  2006
      Yu, Xinbao, Ji, Shunying, Kerop, JanoyanD., "Direct shear testing of rockfill material", American Society of Civil Engineers, Shanghai, China. ( , 2006).
    • December  2006
      Yu, Xinbao, Yu, Xiong, "State of Practice of NDE technologies in Bridge Inspection", St. Louis, Missouri. (December 4, 2006).
    • August  2006
      Yu, Xinbao, Yu, BillX., "Vibration-Based System for Pavement Condition Evaluation", Chicago, Illinois . (August 13, 2006).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Mandakini Chowdhury, (Civil Engineering)
    • Present
      Nice Kaneza, (Civil Engineering)
      Soil Thermal Cell Test of Unsaturated Soils
    • Present
      Samrat Raut, (Civil Engineering)
      FEM modeling of CMP Repaired with Liners
    • Present
      Sunil Adhikari, (Civil Engineering)
      FEM of Soil-Pipe Interactions
    • Present
      Christian Nicole Gonzales, (Civil Engineering)
      Testing of Soil Thermal Properties
    • Present
      Gang Lei, (Civil Engineering)
      Geothermal Bridge Deicing
    • Present
      Omid Habibzadeh Bigdarvish, (Civil Engineering)
      Geothermal Bridge Deicing
    • Present
      Hiramani Chimauriya, (Civil Engineering)
      Soil Box Test of CMP Repaired with Liners
    • Present
      Rahul Yadav, (Civil Engineering)
      Sustainability of Geothermal Deicing
    • Present
      Aritra Banerjee, (Civil Engineering)
      TxDOT geothermal Deicing, research coordination and development
    • Present
      Mark Hurley, (Civil Engineering)
      Geothermal Bridge Deicing
    • Present
      Sandesh Gautam, (Civil Engineering)
      Ionic Stabilizer for Expansive Soil Treatment
    • Present
      Ghorbanpourbabakandi Aminollah, (Civil Engineering)
      Mine Tailings Amended by Fly Ash
    • Present
      Natnael Asfaw, (Civil Engineering)
      Soil Retaining Structures
    • Present
      Teng Li, (Civil Engineering)
      Geothermal Bridge Deicing
    • Present
      Rakib Hasan, (Civil Engineering)
      Reliability based Deep Foundation Design
    • Present
      Xuelin Wang, (Civil Engineering)
      PhD Student
      Signal Analyses of TDR Sensors
    • Present
      Shi He, Co-advisor (Civil Engineering)
      Liquid Chemical Stabilizer for Expansive Soils
    • Present
      Chad Bullard, (Civil Engineering)
      Graduate Advisor
    • Aug 2017
      Nan Zhang, (Civil Engineering)
    • July 2017
      Aravind Pedarla, (Civil Engineering)
      TxDOT geothermal Deicing, research coordination and development
    • May 2017
      Carlos Saldana, (Civil Engineering)
      Graduate Advisor
    • Aug 2016
      Saurav Sinha, (Civil Engineering)
    • Aug 2016
      Yujie Hu, (Civil Engineering)
    • Aug 2016
      Elmira Riahi, (Civil Engineering)
    • Feb 2016
      Mohammad Saifuddin Ahamed,
      Graduate Advisor
    • Jan 2016
      Kartheek Tummala,
      Graduate Advisor
    • Jan 2016
      Sree roop Ravipat,
      Graduate Advisor
    • Aug 2015
      Nan Zhang, Lead Advisor (Civil Engineering)
    • Aug 2015
      Asheesh Pradhan, (Civil Engineering)
    • May 2015
      Prasanna Kumar, (Civil Engineering)
    • May 2015
      Seokwoon Kim, (Civil Engineering)
      Graduate Advisor
    • Jan 2015
      Esmat Tavakol,
    • Jan 2015
      Karthik Bolla,
    • Jan 2015
      Mahan Pasdarpour,
    • Dec 2014
      Tejo Vikash Bheemasetti, Co-advisor (Civil Engineering)
    • 2013
      Yonas Tanga, (Civil Engineering)
      Graduate Advisor
    • Aug 2013
      Brett DeVries, (Civil Engineering)

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        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 5364-001 FOUNDATION ANALYSIS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102300)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 5364-002 FOUNDATION ANALYSIS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102300)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 4321-001 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102209 | Xlist Coursepre: ce | Xlist Coursenum: 5364)
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      • CE 4321-002 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102209 | Xlist Coursepre: ce | Xlist Coursenum: 5364)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 5372-001 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308 | Xlist Coursepre: CE | Xlist Coursenum: 4322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 5372-002 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308 | Xlist Coursepre: ce | Xlist Coursenum: 4322)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 6197-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102320)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102375)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 102318)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CE 5191-024 ADV STUDY CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102237)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 102318)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102381)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CE 5364-001 FOUNDATION ANALYSIS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102300 | Xlist Coursepre: ce | Xlist Coursenum: 4321)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 5364-002 FOUNDATION ANALYSIS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102300 | Xlist Coursepre: ce | Xlist Coursenum: 4321)
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      • CE 5364-003 FOUNDATION ANALYSIS & DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102300)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 4321-001 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102209 | Xlist Coursepre: ce | Xlist Coursenum: 5364)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 4321-002 FOUNDATION ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102209 | Xlist Coursepre: CE | Xlist Coursenum: 5364)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • CE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102375)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 102318)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CE 4322-001 APPLICATION WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 4322-002 APPLICATION WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 6699-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102381)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 5372-001 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 5372-002 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102380)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 3343-001 SOIL MECHANICS
        (Course Id: 102179)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 3343-002 SOIL MECHANICS
        (Course Id: 102179)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 7399-024 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CE 5367-001 DESIGN OF EARTH STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102303)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 5367-002 DESIGN OF EARTH STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102303)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 6999-024 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 102386)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 4320-001 EARTH STRUCTURES DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102208)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102375)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 102318)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CE 5191-024 ADV STUDY CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102237)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6311-001 ADVANCED FOUNDATION DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102333)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6311-002 ADVANCED FOUNDATION DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102333)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 4322-001 APPLICATION WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 5372-001 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 5372-002 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6197-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102320)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102380)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102385)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 102318)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6300-001 ADV TOPICS IN CIVIL ENGR
        (Topic: Adv Geotechnical Modeling | Course Id: 102322)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102380)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CE 4322-001 APPLICATION WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 5372-001 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 5372-002 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 6397-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102375)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 6997-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102385)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 3343-001 SOIL MECHANICS
        (Course Id: 102179)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 5698-024 THESIS
        (Course Id: 102318)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • CE 6697-024 RESEARCH IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
        (Course Id: 102380)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 3343-001 SOIL MECHANICS
        (Course Id: 102179)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CE 4322-001 APPLICATION WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CE 5372-001 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CE 5372-002 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CE 5193-024 MASTER'S COMPREHENSIVE EXAM
        (Course Id: 102238)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CE 6311-001 ADVANCED FOUNDATION DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102333)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CE 6311-002 ADVANCED FOUNDATION DESIGN
        (Course Id: 102333)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CE 4322-001 APPLICATION WITH GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102210)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CE 5372-001 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CE 5372-002 GEOSYNTHETICS
        (Course Id: 102308)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011

Service to the University

    • 2011 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      ASCE Geo-Institute - Geo-Wall Competition
      Dr. Yu advised a student group including 3 under graduate students and 5 graduate students to participate the GeoWall competition.
    • 2011 to  Present Faculty Advisor
      Upward Bound Math and Science Summer Residence Institute and the Siemens Research Competition
      Dr. Yu serves as a research advisor for Upward Bound Math and Science Center (UBMS). He supervises one high school senior students to conduct a six week research program from June 9th through July 20th. He designed a laboratory research and training program for the students; he meets and advises the student weekly, providing scientific training.

Service to the Profession

    • 2014 to  Present
      Member
      Technical committee, Geo-Institute Technical Committee on Unsaturated Soils
    • 2013 to  Present
      Member
      Technical committee, Engineering Behavior of Unsaturated Soils, AFP60, TRB
    • 2011 to  Present
      Editor, Associate Editor
      10th International Chinese Conference of Transportation Professionals (ICCTP 2010).
    • 2011 to  Present
      Committee Member
      5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion
      Review committee
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal ArticleCanada)
      Canadian Geotechnical Journal
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal ArticleCanada)
      Geotechnical Testing Journal
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ICE journal - Environmental Geotechnics
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ICE journal - Environmental Geotechnics
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Applied Mathematics
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of ASTM International
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Testing and Evaluation
    • 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      National Science Foundation
    • 2011 to  Present
      Member
      Technical committee, Geo-Institute Geotechnics of Soil Erosion Committee
    • 2010 to  Present
      Member
      Committee on Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials, AFP20, Transportation Research Board
    • 2016 to  2016
      Session Chair
      GeoChicago
    • 2016 to  2016
      Session Chair
      GeoChina
    • 2014 to  2014
      Session Chair
      GeoShanghai
    • 2009 to  2012
      Member
      Technical committee, Geo-Institute Computational Geotechnics
    • 2011 to  2011
      Proceeding Reviewer
      GeoHunan International Conference II
    • 2010 to  2010
      Proceeding Reviewer
      ASCE GeoFlorida
    • 2010 to  2010
      Proceeding Reviewer
      ASCE GeoShanghai
    • Aug 2009 to  Aug 2009
      Proceeding Reviewer (Changsha, Hunan, China)
      ASCE GeoHunan
    • Mar 2009 to  Mar 2009
      Proceeding Reviewer (Orlando, Florida, United States)
      International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2011 to  Present
      VolunteerTexas, United States)
      Texas Board of Professional Engineers
      Provide Lectures for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Exam Review Courses
    • June 2016 to  June 2016
      Guest Speaker (Nanjing, China)
      Nanjing Institute of Technology
      Geothermal Energy for Bridge De-Icing and Time Domain Reflectometry,
    • Nov 2015 to  Nov 2015
      Guest Speaker (Arlington, Texas, United States)
      Arlington Technology Association
      Using Geothermal Energy to Remove Ice and Snow from Roads and Bridges
    • May 2014 to  May 2014
      Guest Speaker (Beijing, China)
      The Institute of Geology and Geophysics, China Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS)
      Time Domain Reflectometry: Recent Developments in Civil Engineering.
    • Apr 2014 to  Apr 2014
      Guest Speaker (Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States)
      Department of Civil Engineering Seminar, Oklahoma State University
      Development of Time Domain Reflectometry Sensors.
    • Mar 2010 to  Mar 2010
      Guest Speaker (Nanjing, China)
      Southeast University
      Time Domain Reflectometry and Its Application in Bridge Scour Monitoring