Gang WANG 王剛

Gang
WANG
王剛

PhD in Geotechnical Engineering
Professor
Associate Editor, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Professional Engineer, State of California, USA
Research Area
Geotechnical
Research Interests
Computational geomechanics
Geotechnical earthquake engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Numerical analysis and constitutive models
Profile

PhD , University of California, Berkeley
Registered Civil Engineer , California , USA

Open Positions

I actively recruit motivated students for Ph.D. study with full scholarship. Students are expected to have strong background in soil mechanics, solid mechanics and numerical methods. Please submit your CV, transcripts and English qualification to gwang@ust.hk.

Teaching Activities

CIVL 3700 Geology for Civil Engineers

CIVL 3760 Introduction to Rock Mechanics

CIVL 5750 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Professional Services

Associate Editor, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (SCI)

Associate Editor, Advances in Structural Engineering (SCI)

Associate Editor, CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (SCI)

Associate Editor, Journal of Micromecanics and Molecular Physics (JMMP)

Vice President, Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), 2018 –

President, ASCE Hong Kong Section (2015-2016)

Honors and Awards

Mao Yisheng Youth Award in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2018-2019 (The highest honor for young researchers by Chinese Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering)

School of Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award, HKUST, 2017-2018

NSFC Overseas Collaborative Research Fund (a.k.a. Outstanding Oversees Chinese Scholar Award), 2018

K.C. Wong Education Foundation Academic Exchange Award, 2018

Publons Peer Review Award for top 1% of reviewers, 2018-2019

Outstanding Reviewer Award, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier, 2014, 2017; Engineering Geology, Elsevier, 2017

President of ASCE Hong Kong Section, 2015-2016

Li Foundation Heritage Prize 2010, “in recognition of outstanding and distinguished research contributions in the field of earthquake engineering and geo-hazard mitigation. ”

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, China Scholarship Council, Ministry of Education, P.R. China, 2004

Jane Lewis Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 2000 - 2001; Excellent Master’s Thesis, Tsinghua University, 2000; Guanghua Award (1st Prize, 2nd Prize), Tsinghua University, 1998, 1999; Graduate Student Leadership, Tsinghua University, 1998, 1999; University Award for Excellence in Engineering Practice, Tsinghua University, 1998; Zhang Guangdou First Prize Award, Tsinghua University, 1996; Second Place in 3rd Structure Design Competition, Tsinghua University, 1996; University Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Tsinghua University, 1994-1995

Selected Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Introduction to Micromechanics and Nanomechanics, by Shaofan Li and  Gang Wang, World Scientific, ISBN 981-281-413-2, ISBN 978-981-281-413-5, 516 pp.,2008.

Chapter 4 “Ground Motion Characterization”, in: "EC 1110-2-6000 Selection of Design Earthquakes and Associated Ground Motions", by Robert Youngs, Maury Power, Gang Wang, Roseanne Perman, Paul Somerville, Yusof Ghanaat et. al. Engineering Design Manual EC1110-2-6000 Prepared for United States Army Corps of Engineers, 500 pp., 2008.

Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV, by Limin Zhang, Yu Wang, Gang Wang, Dianqing Li (editors). CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN 9781138001633, 598 pp., 2014

Wang G., Zhang G. and Huang D. (Editors), “Proceedings of The 1st International Symposium on Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Sustainability”, August 8-9, 2016, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, ISSBN 978-988-14032-4-7, 171 pp.

 

Archival Journal Papers

Fan, H, Huang, D, Wang G, Jin F. (2020) Discontinuous deformation analysis for ellipsoids using cone complementary formulation, Computers and Geotechnics, accepted.

Fan, H, Huang, D, Wang G, Wang J. (2020) Discontinuous deformation analysis for SH-body, Computers and Geotechnics, 117, 103234. DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103234.

Huang, D., Wang G, Du C., Jin F. (2020). Seismic amplification of soil ground with spatially varying shear wave velocity using 2D spectral element method, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2019.1654946, published online

Huang, D., Wang, G., Jin, F. (2020). Effectiveness of pile reinforcement in liquefied ground, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2018.1456494.

Huang, D., Wang, G., Wang, C., Jin, F. (2020). A modified frequency-dependent equivalent linear method for seismic site response analyses and model validation using KiK-net borehole arrays. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/ 13632469.2018.1453418. published online

Du, W., Yu X., Wang, G. (2019). Prediction equations for the effective number of cycles of ground motions for shallow crustal earthquakes, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 125: 105759. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2019.105759

Du, W., Ning C., Wang, G. (2019). The effect of amplitude scaling limits on conditional spectrum-based ground motion selection. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 48: 1030-1044 https://doi.org/10.1002/eqe.3173

Huang, D, Wang, G., Jin, F (2019). On the Performance of On-site Earthquake Early Warning System using Strong-motion Data from Recent Earthquakes, Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, 20(1):04018030.

Mohajerani, S., Wang, G., Huang D., Jalali S.M.E., Torabi, S.R., Jin, F. (2019). An Efficient Computational Model for Simulating Stress-dependent Flow in Three-dimensional Discrete Fracture Networks, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 23(3):1384-1394.

Mohajerani, S., Huang, D, Wang, G.*, Jalali S.M.E., Torabi, S. R. (2018). An efficient algorithm for generation of conforming mesh for three-dimensional discrete fracture networks, Engineering Computations, 35(8): 2860-2882.

Wang G., Du C., Huang D., Jin F., Koo R.C.H. and Kwan J.S.H. (2018). Parametric models for 3D topographic amplification of ground motions considering subsurface soils. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 115, p.41-54.

Lu, X.Z., Tian, Y., Wang G., Huang, D. (2018). A numerical coupling scheme for nonlinear time-history analysis of buildings on a regional scale considering site-city interaction effects. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47(3), 2579-2732.

Du, W., Wang G., Huang D. (2018). Influence of slope property variabilities on seismic sliding displacement analysis, Engineering Geology, 242, 121-129

Wei J., Huang, D. and Wang, G. (2018). Micro-scale descriptors for particle-void distribution and jamming transition in pre- and post-liquefaction of granular soils, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 144(8):04018067.

Du, W., Wang, G. and Huang, D. (2018). Evaluation of seismic slope displacement based on fully coupled sliding mass analysis and NGA-West2 database. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(8): 06018006.

Du, W., Huang, D., Wang, G. (2018). Quantification of model uncertainty and variability in Newmark displacement analysis, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 109, 286-298.

Du, W. and Wang, G. (2018). Ground motion selection for seismic slope displacement analysis using a generalized intensity measure distribution method. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, 47(5), 1352-1359.

Du, W. and Wang, G. (2017). Empirical correlation between the effective number of cycles and other ground motion intensity measures, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering 102, 65-74

Mohajerani, S., Baghbanan, A., Wang, G. and Forouhaandeh, S.F. (2017). An efficient algorithm for simulating grout propagation in 2D discrete fracture networks, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 98, 67-77.

Wang, Z.F., Wang, Q., Zukerman, M., Guo J., Wang, Y., Wang, G., Yang, J., Moran, B. (2017). Multi-objective path optimization for critical infrastructure links with consideration to seismic resilience, Computer-aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering 32, 836-855. DOI: 10.1111/mice.12287

Huang, D. and Wang, G. (2017). Energy-compatible and spectrum-compatible (ECSC) ground motion simulation using wavelet packets, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics 46, 1855-1873. DOI 10.1002/eqe.2887

Wei, J. and Wang, G. (2017). Discrete-element method analysis of initial fabric effects on pre- and post-liquefaction behavior of sands. Geotechnique Letters, 7(2), 1-6, DOI 10.1680/jgele.16.00147.

Du, W. and Wang, G. (2017). Prediction equations for ground motion significant durations using the NGA-West2 database, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 107, No. 1, 319-333.

Wei, J. and Wang, G. (2016). Evolution of fabric anisotropy in cyclic liquefaction of sands. Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics, Vol. 1, Nos. 3 & 4, 1640005.

Wang, G. and Wei, J. (2016). Microstructure evolution of granular soils in cyclic mobility and post-liquefaction process. Granular Matter, 18:51.

Du, W. and Wang, G. (2016). A one-step Newmark displacement model for probabilistic seismic slope displacement hazard analysis. Engineering Geology, 205, 12-23.

Ye, J.H. and Wang, G. (2016). Numerical simulation of the seismic liquefaction mechanism in an offshore loosely deposited seabed. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 75:1183-1197.

Ye, J.H., Huang, D. and Wang, G. (2016). Nonlinear simulation of offshore breakwater on sloping liquefied seabed, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 75, 1215–1225.

Ling, X., Du, X., Chen, Y., Liu, H., Gu, Q.* and Wang, G. (2015). Forward to: recent development of earthquake engineering and soil dynamics for large-scale infrastructure. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 76, 1.

J.H. Ye and G. Wang (2015). Seismic Dynamics of Offshore Breakwater on Liquefiable Seabed Foundation, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 76, 86-99.

D. Huang, G. Wang (2015). Region-specific Spatial Cross-correlation Model for Regionalized Stochastic Simulation of Ground-motion Time Histories, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 105, No. 1, 272-284, 2015.

D. Huang, G. Wang (2015). Stochastic Simulation of Regionalized Ground Motions using Wavelet Packet and Cokriging Analysis, Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 44, 775-794.

G. Wang, R. Youngs, M. Power, Z. Li (2015), Design Ground Motion Library (DGML): An Interactive Tool for Selecting Earthquake Ground Motions. Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 31, No. 2, 617-635.

Y. Xie, G. Wang (2014). A Stabilized Iterative Scheme for Coupled Hydro-mechanical Systems Using Reproducing Kernel Particle Method, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 99 (11), 819-843. DOI: 10.1002/nme.4704.

W. Du, G. Wang (2014), Fully Probabilistic Seismic Displacement Analysis of Spatially Distributed Slopes Using Spatially Correlated Vector Intensity Measures. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 43, Issue 5, 661-679. DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2365

G. Wang, Y. Xie (2014), Modified Bounding Surface Hypoplasticity Model for Sands under Cyclic Loading, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 140, No. 1, 91-104. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000654

G. Wang, W. Du (2013), Spatial Cross-correlation Models for Vector Intensity Measures (PGA, Ia, PGV and SAs) Considering Regional Site Conditions”, Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 103, issue 6, 3189-3204.

Q. Gu, G. Wang (2013), Direct Differentiation Method in Response Sensitivity Analysis of Bounding Surface Plasticity Soil Model, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 49, 135-145.

W. Du, G. Wang (2013), Intra-event Spatial Correlations for Cumulative Absolute Velocity, Arias Intensity and Spectral Accelerations based on Regional Site Conditions, Bulletin of Seismology Society of America, 103, No. 2A, 1117-1129.

W. Du, G. Wang (2013), “A Simplified Ground Motion Prediction Equation for Cumulative Absolute Velocity and Model Validations”, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 42, No. 8, 1189-1202.

G. Wang, W. Du, “Empirical Correlation of Cumulative Absolute Velocity and Spectral Accelerations from NGA Ground Motion Database”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 43, 229-236, 2012

G. Wang, “Efficiency of Scalar and Vector Intensity Measures for Seismic Slope Displacements”, Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 44-52, 2012

G. Wang, “A Ground Motion Selection and Modification Method Capturing Response Spectrum Characteristics and Variability of Scenario Earthquakes”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering,v.31, pp. 611-625, 2011.

W. Du, G. Wang, “Statistical Analysis of Earthquake-induced Displacements of Earth Structures”, Rock & Soil Mechanics, Vol. 32, Supp. 1, pp. 520-525, 2011.

G. Wang, G. Kasali, N. Sitar, “Static and Dynamic Axial Response of Drilled Piers. I: Field Study”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironemental Engineering, vol. 137, No. 12, pp.1133-1142, 2011.

G. Wang, N. Sitar, “Static and Dynamic Axial Response of Drilled Piers. II: Numerical Evaluation”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironemental Engineering, vol. 137, No. 12, pp. 1143-1153, 2011.

J.D. Zhao, G. Wang, “Unloading and Reverse Yielding of a Finite Cavity in a Bounded Cohesive-frictional Medium”, Computers & Geotechnics, 37, pp. 239-245, 2010.

R. Sauer, G. Wang, S. Li, “The Composite Eshelby Tensors and their applications to homogenization”, Acta Mechanica, v. 197, No. 1-2, pp. 62-69, 2008.

G. Wang, S. Li, H.N. Nguyen, and N. Sitar, “Effective Elastic Stiffness for Periodic Masonry Structures via Eigenstrain Homogenization”, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, v.19, issue 3, pp. 269-277. 2007.

S. Li, R. Sauer, and G. Wang, “The Eshelby Tensors in a Finite Spherical Domain – Part I: Theoretical Formulations”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, v.74, pp.770-783. 2007.

S. Li, G. Wang, and R. Sauer, “The Eshelby Tensors in a Finite Spherical Domain – Part II: Applications to Homogenization.” Journal of Applied Mechanics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, v. 74, pp.784-797. 2007.

G. Wang, X. Liu, S. Li, and N. Sitar, “Smart Element Method II: An Element Based on the Finite Eshelby Tensor”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, v. 64, no. 10, pp. 1303-1330. 2005.

S. Li, R. Sauer, and G. Wang, “Circular Inclusion in a Finite Elastic Domain: I. Dirichlet-Eshelby Problem”, Acta Mechanica, v. 179, pp. 67-91. 2005.

G. Wang, S. Li, and R. Sauer, “Circular Inclusion in a Finite Elastic Domain: II. Neumann-Eshelby Problem”, Acta Mechanica, v. 179, pp. 91-110. 2005.

G. Wang and S. Li, “A Penny-shaped Cohesive Crack Model for Material Damage.” Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, v. 42, pp. 303-316. 2004.

S. Li, G. Wang, and E. Morgan, “Effective Elastic Moduli of Two Dimensional Solids with Distributed Cohesive Microcracks”, European Journal of Mechanics: A: Solids, v. 23, pp. 925-933. 2004.

S. Li and G. Wang, “On Damage Theory of a Cohesive Medium.” International Journal of Engineering Science, v. 42, pp. 861-885. 2004.

F. Jin , C.H.H. Zhang, G. Wang, and G.L. Wang, “Creep Modeling in Excavation Analysis of a High Rock Slope”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, v. 129, no. 9, pp. 849-857. 2003.

G. Wang, F. Jin , Y-J. Xu, “A Contact Rheological Model Embedded in Distinct Element Method”, Rock & Soil Mechanics, 22(3):343-346, 2001.