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Wilson H. TANG (鄧漢忠) PhD , Stanford University

Professor Emeritus


Risk, reliability and decision modeling and evaluation of civil engineering systems specializing in geotechnical problems; landslides and other hazard mitigation; offshore foundations; structural and water resources systems.



  • A reliability-based displacement criterion for design of pile foundations - Limin ZHANG and Wilson H. TANG

  • Probabilistic Evaluation of Slope Performance Model Error Using Field and Reduced-scale Tests - Wilson H. TANG and Limin ZHANG

  • Reliability of Deteriorating Slopes - Wilson H. TANG and Raymond W.M. CHEUNG

  • Efficient Reliability Evaluation Using Spreadsheet - Wilson H. TANG

  • Quality assurance and reliability of pile foundations - Wilson H. TANG and Limin ZHANG
  • Li, D.Q., Tang, W.H. and Zhang, L.M. (2008). Updating Occurrence Probability and Size of Defect for Bored Poles. Structural Safety, 30(2), pp 130-143.

  • Low, B.K. and Tang, W.H. (2007). Efficient Spreadsheet Algorithm for First-Order Reliability Method. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE., 133(12), pp. 1378-1387.

  • Zhang, L.M., Xu, Y. And Tang, W.H. (2007). Calibration of Models for Pile Settlement Analysis using 64 Field Load Tests, October.

  • Ang, A.H-S and Tang, W.H. (2007), Probability Concepts in Engineering: Emphasis on Applications to Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2nd Edition, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

  • Tang, W.H., Wong, H.N. and Cheung, R.W.M. (2007). Research and Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management . proceeding of HKIE Annual Seminar.

  • Tang, W.H., Zhang, L.M., Zheng, Y.Y. (2006). "Dealing with Uncertainties in Engineering Design for Large-Scale Gravel Soil Slopes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Zone" Conference on Geo-Hazard, Lillihammer, Norway, June (Keynote lecture). Berkeley Electronic Press.

  • Zhang, L.M., Li, D.Q., and Tang, W.H. (2006). Level of Construction Control and Safety of Driven Piles. Soils and Foundations, 46(4), 415-425.

  • Zhang, L.M. , Li, D.Q. and Tang, W.H. (2006). Impact of Routine Quality Assurance on Reliability of Bored Piles. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 132(5), 622-630.

  • Cheung, R.W. and Tang, W.H. (2005) "Reliability of Deteriorating Slope," Journal of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering,Vol. 131, No.5, May 2005, pp 589-597

  • Zhang, L.M., Li, D.Q. and Tang, W.H. (2005). Reliability of Bored pile Foundations Considering Bias in Failure Criteria. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42(4), 1086-1093.

  • Cheung, R.W.M and Tang, W.H. (2005) "Reliability Assessment of Slope Reliability for Effective Landslide Hazard Management," Geotechnique, February,Vol. LV, No. 1, pp85-94.

  • Yang, H., Ye, M., Tang, W.H> and Wong, S.C. (2005) Multi-period Dynamic axi: Service Model with Endogeneous Service Intensity. ORSA, Vol. 53, No. 3, pp.17-40.

  • Low, B.K. and Tang, W.H. (2004) "Reliability Analysis using Object-Oriented Constrained Optimization," Journal of Structural Safety, Elsevier, Vol. 26/1, 69-89.

  • Wang, J.F., Tang, W.H. and Cui, Z. (2003) "Stability Analysis of Toppling Failure of Block Rock Slopes," Chinese Journal of Geological Hazard and Control, 12(4):1-8.

  • Juang, C.H., Chen, C.J., Tang, W.H. and Rosowsky, D.V. (2001) CPT-Based Liquefaction Analysis, Part 1: Determination of Limit State Function; Part 2:Reliability for Design. Geotechnique 50 (5), pp583-599.