Limin ZHANG 張利民


PhD in Geotechnical Engineering
Head and Chair Professor
Director of Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility
Associate Director of GREAT Smart Cities Institute
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal Georisk, Taylor & Francis
Research Area
Research Interests
Centrifuge modeling
Climate information and impact assessment
Dam safety
Debris flow
Foundations and piles
Geotechnical engineering
Landslide risks

PhD, Chengdu University of Science and Technology

Research Projects

Understanding debris flow mechanisms and mitigating risks for a sustainable Hong Kong (Theme-based Research Scheme, Co-PI, 2016-2020)

Coping with landslide risks in Hong Kong under extreme storms: Storm scenarios, cascading landslide hazards and multi-hazard risk assessment (CRF, PC, 2016-2019)

Green slope engineering: bioengineered, live cover systems for man-made fill slopes and landfill capillary barriers in Hong Kong (CRF, Co-I, 2013-2016)

Behaviour of loose fill slopes and its stabilization with soil nails (CRF, Co-I, 2000-2003)

Multi-source large-quantity monitoring data fusion in Bayesian networks for the evaluation of reliability of engineered slopes (GRF, PI, 2016-2019)

Multi-hazard human risk assessment for landslide studies (GRF, PI, 2014-2016)

Rapid identification of hazardous loose coarse landslide soil deposits on steep terrain (GRF, PI, 2010-2013)

Geotechnical hazards caused by environmental actions: rainfall and reservoir filling (RGC-NSFC, PI, 2004-2006)

A reliability-based displacement criterion for design of pile foundations

Emerging Geohazards in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta due to Climate Changes

Flow of air-phase in unsaturated, weathered soils and its applications

Group Interactions in Large-Diameter Bored Pile Groups Subjected to Torsion

Innovative pile testing technology based on wave mechanics

Large-scale Geotechnical Hazards Caused by Environmental Actions: Impact of Rainfall and Reservoir Filling

Quality assurance and reliability of pile foundations

System performance and reliability of bridge pile foundations in inland waterways subject to vessel impact

Study of Termination Criteria and Acceptance Criteria for Long Driven Piles including Jack Piles and Development of a Comprehensive Piled Foundation Database for Hong Kong Soils

Water infiltration in cracked soils for landslide study

Investigation of failure of embankment dams and levees - from initiation to breach

Analysis of failure modes and failure risks of earthquake-induced landslide dams

Breaching mechanisms of earth and rockfill dams under extreme dynamic loading conditions and associated risk assessment (NSFC 海外及港澳学者合作研究基金)

Selected Publications

He, J., Qiang, Y.J., Lu, H.Y., Zhou, S.Y., and Zhang, L.M.* (2020). A stress test of urban system flooding upon extreme rainstorms in Hong Kong. Journal of Hydrology, 125713

Luo, H. Y., Zhang, L. M.*, Wang, H. J., and He, J. (2020). Multi-hazard vulnerability of buildings to debris flows. Engineering Geology, S0013-7952(20)31756-7

Ji Jian, Wang Chen-Wei, Gao Yufeng, and Zhang L.M. (2020). Probabilistic investigation of the seismic displacement of earth slopes under stochastic ground motion: A rotational sliding block analysis. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2020-0252

Chen, X.Y., Zhang, L.L.*, Zhang, L.M., Yang, H.Q., Liu, Z.Q., Lacasse, S., Li, J.H., Cao, Z.J. (2020). Investigation of impact of submarine landslide on pipelines with large deformation analysis considering spatially varied soil. Ocean Engineering, 216, 107684.

Li, X.Y.*, Wan, J.H., Liu, S.W., and Zhang, L.M. (2020). Numerical formulation and implementation of Euler-Bernoulli pile elements considering soil-structure-interaction responses. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 44, 1903–1925

Chen, C., Zhang, L. M.*, Pei, L., and Wu, Z. Y. (2020). Soil deformations induced by particle removal under complex stress states. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 146(9), 04020085.

Zhang Fengshou, Wang Tu, Liu Fang, Peng Ming, Furtney Jason, Zhang Limin. (2020). Modeling of fluid-particle interaction by coupling the discrete element method with a dynamic fluid mesh: Implications to suffusion in gap-graded soils. Computers and Geotechnics, 124, 103617.

Wu Zhenyu, Chen Chen, Lu Xiang, Pei Liang, Zhang Limin (2020). Discussion on the allowable safety factor of slope stability for high rockfill dams in China. Engineering Geology, 272, 105666.

Yin, K. S., Zhang, L. M.*, Wang, H. J., Zou, H. F., and Li, J. H. (2020). Marine soil behaviour classification using CPTu and borehole records. Canadian Geotechnical Journal,

Zou Haifeng*, Zhang Nan, Zhang Limin, Puppala Anand, Liu Songyu, Cai Guojun. (2020). A unified soil thermal conductivity model based on artificial neural network. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 155: 106414.

Wu Yongxin, Gao Yufeng*, Zhang Limin, and Yang Jun (2020). How distribution characteristics of a soil property affect probabilistic foundation settlement—from the aspect of the first four statistical moments. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 57(4), 595-607.

Peng, M., Sun, R., Chen, Jian-Feng, Zhang, L.M., Yu, Song-Bo. (2020). System reliability analysis of geosynthetic reinforced soil slope considering local reinforcement failure. Computers and Geotechnics, 123: 103563,

Luo, H.Y., Fan, R.L., Wang, H.J., and Zhang, L.M.* (2020). Physics of building vulnerability to debris flows, floods and earth flows. Engineering Geology, 271: 105611.

Meng Lu, Jie Zhang*, Lulu Zhang and Limin Zhang. (2020). Assessing the annual risk of vehicles being hit by a rainfall-induced landslide: a case study on Kennedy Road in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 20, 1833–1846,

Wei, Xin; Zhang, Lulu*; Yang, Haoqing; Zhang, Li Min; Yao, Yangping (2020). Machine learning for pore-water pressure time-series prediction: application of recurrent neural networks. Geoscience Frontiers,

Wang, H.J., Zhang, L.M.*, Yin, K.S., Luo, H.Y., and Li, J.H. (2020). Landslide identification using machine learning. Geoscience Frontiers,

Shen, D.Y., Shi, Z.M., Peng, M., Zhang, L.M., and Jiang, M.Z. (2020). Longevity analysis of landslide dams. Landslides, 17:1797–1821. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-020-01386-7.

Shen, P., Zhang, L.M.*, Wong, H.F., Peng, D.L., Zhou, S.Y., Zhang, S., and Chen, C. (2020). Debris flow enlargement from entrainment: a case study for comparison of three entrainment models. Engineering Geology, 270: 105581.​1016/​j.​enggeo.​2020.​105581.

Chen, C., Zhang, L.M.*, Xiao, T., and He, J. (2020). Barrier lake bursting and flood routing in the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon in October 2018. Journal of Hydrology, 583, 124603.

Qiang, Y.J., Zhang, L.M.*, and Xiao, T. (2020). Spatial-temporal rain field generation for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay area considering climate change. Journal of Hydrology, 583, 124584.

Zhang, S., Li, C., Zhang, L.M.*, Peng, M., Zhan, L.T., Xu, Q. (2020). Quantification of human vulnerability to earthquake-induced landslides using Bayesian network. Engineering Geology, 265: 105436.

Zou, Y.H., Chen, C. and Zhang, L.M.* (2020). Simulating Progression of internal erosion in gap-graded sandy gravels using coupled CFD-DEM. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 20(1), 04019135. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001520.

Shen, P., Zhang, L.M.*, Fan, R.L., Zhu, H., and Zhang, S. (2020). Declining geohazard activity with vegetation recovery during first ten years after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Geomorphology, 352, 106989. 10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.106989.

Luo, H.Y., and Zhang, L.M.* (2020). Earth Pressure Buildup in impacting earth flow behind a barrier. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 20(2): 04019170.  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001567.

Su, Jing-Bo, Yang, Gan-Quan, Zhang, Li-Min Zhang*, Shao, Guo-Jian, Zhu, Rui-Hu. (2020). Safety evaluation method for high-piled wharf structures based on the disturbing-energy method. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 146(6): 04020044.  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001769

Wu, Y.X., Gao, Y.F., Zhang, L.M., and Yang, J. (2020). How distribution characteristics of a soil property affect probabilistic foundation settlement — from the aspect of the first four statistical moments. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 57: 595–607.

Fan, R.L., Zhang, L.M.*, and Shen, P. (2019). Evaluating volume of coseismic landslide clusters by flow direction-based partitioning. Engineering Geology, 160: 105238.

Zhang, L.M.*, Xiao, T., He, J., and Chen, C. (2019). Erosion-based analysis of breaching of Baige landslide dams on the Jinsha River, China, in 2018. Landslides, 16:1965–1979. DOI 10.1007/s10346-019-01247-yDOI 10.1007/s10346-019-01247-y.

Luo, H.Y., Shen, P., and Zhang, L.M.* (2019). How does a cluster of buildings affect landslide mobility: a case study of the Shenzhen landslide. Landslides, 16(12), 2421–2431. DOI 10.1007/s10346-019-01239-y.

Peng, M.*, Jiang, Q.L., Zhang, Q.Z., Hong, Y., Jiang, M.Z., Shi, Z.M., and Zhang, L.M., (2019). Stability analysis of landslide dams under surge action based on large-scale flume experiments. Engineering Geology, Engineering Geology, 259, 105191.

Feng, S.J., Gao, H.Y., Gao, L., Zhang, L.M., Chen, H.X.* (2019). Numerical modeling of interactions between a flow slide and buildings considering the destruction process. Landslides, 16(10), 1903–1919. DOI 10.1007/s10346-019-01220-9.

Zhu, H., and Zhang, L.M.* (2019). Root-soil-water hydrological interaction and its impact on slope stability. Georisk, 13(4), 349-359. 10.1080/17499518.2019.1616098.

Fan, X.M.*, Gianvito Scaringi, Oliver Korup, A. West,  Cees van Westen, Hakan Tanyas, Niels Hovius, Tristram Hales, Randall Jibson, Kate Allstadt, Limin Zhang, Stephen Evans, Chong Xu, Gen Li, Xiangjun Pei, Qiang Xu, and RQ Huang. (2019). Earthquake-induced chains of geologic hazards: patterns, mechanisms, and impacts. Reviews of Geophysics, 57(2), 421-503. (Impact factor = 16.725)

Fan, G., Zhang, L.M.*, Zhang, J.J., and Yang, C.Y. (2019). Analysis of seismic stability of an obsequent rock slope using time-frequency method, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52, 3809–3823. DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-01821-9

Li, X.Y., Zhang, L.M.*, Xiao, T., Zhang, S., and Chen C. (2019). Learning failure modes of soil slopes using monitoring data. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 56: 50-57. DOI:10.1016/j.probengmech.2019.04.002.

Zhou, S.Y., Gao, L., and Zhang, L.M.* (2019). Predicting debris-flow clusters under extreme rainstorms: A case study on Hong Kong Island. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 78, 5775–5794.

Li, J.H.*, Cai, R.M., Li, X.Y., and Zhang, L.M. (2019). Simulating realistic geological stratigraphy using direction-dependent coupled Markov chain model. Computers and Geotechnics, 115: 103147.

Wu, L.Z., Deng, H., Huang, R.Q., Zhang, L.M., Guo, X.G., and Zhou, Y. (2019). Evolution of lakes created by landslide dams and the role of dam erosion: A case study of the Jiajun landslide on the Dadu River, China. Quaternary International, 503, 41-50. 10.1016/j.quaint.2018.08.001.

Wu, L.Z., Li, S.H., Zhang, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2019). A new method for classifying rock mass quality based on MCS and TOPSIS. Environmental Earth Sciences, 78:199.

Luo, H.Y., Zhang, L.L., and Zhang, L.M.* (2019). Progressive failure of buildings under landslide impact. Landslides, 16(7), 1327–1340. DOI 10.1007/s10346-019-01164-0

Wu, Y.X., Zhou, X.H., Gao, Y.F., Zhang, L.M., and Yang, J. (2019). Effect of soil variability on bearing capacity accounting for non-stationary characteristics of undrained shear strength. Computers and Geotechnics, 110: 199-210.

Zhang, L.M.* (2019).  Editorial: Spotlight Article “Characterization of Geotechnical Model Uncertainty”. Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, DOI 10.1080/17499518.2019.1586314 

Wang, H.J., Xiao, T., Li, X.Y., Zhang, L.L., and Zhang, L.M.* (2019). A novel physically-based model for updating landslide susceptibility. Engineering Geology, 251, 71–80.

Gao, L., Zhang, L.M.*, Li, X.Y., and Zhou, S.Y. (2019). Evaluating metropolitan flood coping capabilities under heavy storms. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, ASCE, 24(6), 05019011. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001793.

Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M.*, Xiao, T. (2019). Evaluating stability of anisotropically deposited soil slopes. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 56(5), 753–760.

Cai, Y.M., Li, J.H., Li, X.Y., Li, D.Q., and Zhang, L.M. (2019). Estimating soil resistance at unsampled locations based on limited CPT data. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 78 (5), 3637-3648.

Li, L.; Wang, Y., Zhang, L.M. Choi, C., Ng, C.W.W. (2019). Evaluation of critical slip surface in limit equilibrium analysis of slope stability by smoothed particle hydrodynamics. International Journal of Geomechanics, 19(5): 04019032. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001391.

Su, Jing-Bo, Luan, Shao-Lun, Zhang, Li-Min*, Zhu, Rui-Hu and Qin, Wang-Gen. (2019). Partitioned genetic algorithm strategy for optimal sensor placement based on structure features of a high-piled wharf. Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Struct Control Health Monit. 2019; e2289.

Li, D.Q., Yang, Z.Y., Cao, Z.J., and Zhang, L.M. (2019). Area failure probability method for slope system failure risk assessment. Computers and Geotechnics, 107: 36-44.

Li, D.Q., Xiao, T., Zhang, L.M., and Cao, Z.J. (2018). Stepwise covariance matrix decomposition for efficient simulation of multivariate large-scale three-dimensional random fields. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 68: 169–181., paper APM 12536.

Fan, G., Zhang, L.M.*, Li, X.Y., Fan, R.L., and Zhang, J.J. (2018). Dynamic response of rock slopes to oblique incident SV waves. Engineering Geology, 247: 94-103.  doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2018.10.022.

Zhang, S., Zhang, L.M.*, Li, X.Y., and Xu, Q. (2018). Physical vulnerability models for assessing building damage by debris flows. Engineering Geology, 247, 145–158.

Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M.*, Chen, C., and Chan, K. (2018). Three-dimensional modelling of water flow due to leakage from pressurized buried pipe. Geomechanics and Engineering, An International Journal, 16(4), 423-433, DOI:

Shen, P., Zhang, L.M.*, Chen, H.X., Fan, R.L. (2018). EDDA 2.0: integrated simulation of debris flow initiation and dynamics considering two initiation mechanisms. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(7), 2841-2856. 10.5194/gmd-11-2841-2018.

Zhou, J., Chen, D., Wang, D.Y., Zhang, L.-L., and Zhang, L.M. (2018). Failure probability of transverse surface settlement induced by EPB shield tunneling in clayey soils. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering. 4. 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000981.

Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M.*, and Garg, A. (2018). Investigating plant transpiration-induced soil suction affected by root morphology and root depth. Computers and Geotechnics, 103, 26-31. 10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.06.019.

Zhang, F.S., Li, M.L., Peng, M., Chen, C., and Zhang, L.M. (2018). Three-dimensional DEM modeling of the stress–strain behaviour for the gap-graded soils subjected to internal erosion. Acta Geotechnica,

Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M.*, Chan, K., and Chen, C. (2018). Design safe distance between a buried pipe and a soil slope. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Geotechnical Engineering 171(4): 324–331.

Li, Xue-You, Fan, Zeng-Bin, Lu, Tao L, Xiao, Te, and Zhang, L.M.* (2018). A resilience model for engineered slopes subject to anchor corrosion. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 22(3), 887-895. DOI 10.1007/s12205-018-1041-3.

Fan, R.L., Zhang, L.M.*, Wang, H.J., and Fan, X.M. (2018). Evolution of debris flow activities in Gaojiagou Ravine during 2008–2016 after the Wenchuan earthquake. Engineering Geology, 235: 1–10.​1016/​j.​enggeo.​2018.​01.​017

Li, X.Y., Zhang, L.M.*, Zhu, H., and Li, J.H. (2018). Modeling geologic profiles incorporating inter- and intra-layer variabilities. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(8), 04018047.  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001895

Gao, L., Zhang, L.M.*, and Cheung, R.W.M. (2018). Relationships between natural terrain landslide magnitudes and triggering rainfall based on a large landslide inventory in Hong Kong. Landslides, 15, 727–740. DOI 10.1007/s10346-017-0904-x.

Xiao, T., Li, D.Q., Cao, Z.J., Zhang, L.M. (2018). CPT-Based probabilistic characterization of three-dimensional spatial variability using MLE. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(5), 04018023 DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001875.

Chen, C., Zhang, L.M.*, and Zhu, H. (2018). A photographic method for measuring soil deformations during internal erosion under triaxial stress conditions. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 41(1), 43-54.  DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20170031.

Wu, L.Z., Zhang, L.M., Zhou, Y., Xu, Q., Yu, B., Liu, G.G., Bai, L.Y. (2018). Theoretical analysis and model test for rainfall-induced shallow landslides in the red-bed area of Sichuan. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 77: 1343–1353.

Shen, P., Zhang, L.M.*, Chen, H.X., Fan, R.L. (2017). EDDA 2.0: integrated simulation of debris flow initiation and dynamics, considering two initiation mechanisms. Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss.,

Li, X.Y., Zhang, L.M.*, and Zhang, S. (2017). Efficient Bayesian networks for slope safety evaluation with large quantity monitoring information. Geoscience Frontiers, 9(6), 1679-1687.

Zhang, L.M.*, and Ke, Y.Q. (2017). Combinations of soil materials for granular capillary barriers for minimising rainfall infiltration and gas emission. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54(11): 1580-1591,

Wu, L.Z., Zhang, L.M., Zhou, Y., and Li, B.E. (2017). Analysis of multi-phase coupled seepage and stability in anisotropic slopes under rainfall condition. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76: 469.

Gao, L., Zhang, L.M.*, and Chen, H.X. (2017). Two-dimensional simulation of debris flow impact pressures on buildings. Engineering Geology, 226, 236–244.

Fan, G., Zhang, L.M.*, Zhang, J.J., and Ouyang, F. (2017). Energy-based analysis of mechanisms of earthquake-induced landslide using Hilbert–Huang transform and marginal spectrum. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50, 2425–2441. DOI 10.1007/s00603-017-1245-8.

Xiao, T., Zhang, L.M.*, Li, X.Y., and Li, D.Q. (2017). Probabilistic stratification modelling in geotechnical site characterization. ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 3(4), 04017019.  DOI: 10.1061/AJRUA6.0000924.

Gao, L., Zhang, L.M.*, and Lu, M. (2017). Characterizing the spatial variations and correlations of large rainstorms for landslide study. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 21, 4573–4589.

Gao, L., Zhang, L.*, and Lu, M. (2017). Characterizing the spatial variations and correlations of large rainstorms for landslide study, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., doi:10.5194/hess-2017-117.

Chen, C., Zhang, L.M.*, and Chang, D.S. (2017). Closure to "Stress-Strain Behaviour of Granular Soils Subjected to Internal Erosion" by C. Chen, L. M. Zhang, and D. S. Chang DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001561. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 143(9): 07017020.

Fan, G., Zhang, L.M.*, Zhang, J.J., Yang, C.W. (2017). Time-frequency analysis of instantaneous seismic safety of bedding rock slopes. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 94: 92–101. 10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.01.008.

Chen, H. X., Zhang, L.M.*, Gao, L., Yuan, Q., Lu, T., Xiang, B., and Zhuang, W.L.  (2017). Simulation of interactions among multiple debris flows. Landslides, 14(2), 595–615. DOI: 10.1007/s10346-016-0710-x.

Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M.*, Xiao, T., and Li, X.Y. (2017). Generation of multivariate cross-correlated geotechnical random fields. Computers and Geotechnics, 86, 95–107. 10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.01.006.

Li, J.H., Lu, Z., Guo, L.B., and Zhang, L.M. (2017). Experimental study on soil-water characteristic curve for silty clay with desiccation cracks. Engineering Geology, 218: 70–76.

Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M.*, Xiao, T., and Li, X.Y. (2017). Enhancement of slope stability by vegetation considering uncertainties in root distribution. Computers and Geotechnics, 85, 84–89.​1016/​j.​compgeo.​2016.​12.​027.

Zhang, S., Zhang, L.M.* (2017). Impact of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in China on subsequent long-term debris flow activities in the epicentral area. Geomorphology, 276(1), 86–103. Online 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.10.009.

Shen, P., Zhang, L.M.*, Chen, H.X., and Gao, L. (2017). Role of vegetation restoration in mitigating hillslope erosion and debris flows. Engineering Geology, 216, 122–133.

Li, X.Y., Zhang, L.M.*, Gao, L., and Zhu, H. (2017). Simplified slope reliability analysis considering spatial soil variability. Engineering Geology, 216: 90-97. Doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2016.11.013

Shi, Z.M., Xiong, X., Peng, M., Zhang, L.M., Xiong, Y.F., Chen, H.X., and Zhu, Y. (2017).  Risk assessment and mitigation for the Hongshiyan landslide dam triggered by the 2014 Ludian earthquake in Yunnan, China. Landslides, 14(1), 269-285.  DOI 10.1007/s10346-016-0699-1.

Gao, L., Zhang, L.M.*, and Chen, H.X. (2017). Likely scenarios of natural terrain shallow slope failures on Hong Kong Island under extreme storms. Natural Hazards Review, ASCE, 18(1), B4015001. 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000207. 

Zhang, L.M., Peng, M., Chang, D.S., and Xu, Y. (2016). Dam Failure Mechanisms and Risk Assessment, John Wiley & Sons, London, 493 pp. 

Zhang, S., Zhang, L.M., Nadim, F., and Lacasse, S. (2016). Evolution of mass movement near epicentre of Wenchuan earthquake, the first eight years. Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group, 6, 36154. DOI: 10.1038/srep36154. 

Chen, H.X., Zhang, S., Peng, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2016). A physically-based multi-hazard risk assessment platform for regional rainfall-induced slope failures and debris flows. Engineering Geology, 203, 15–29. 

Chen, H.X., and Zhang, L.M. (2015). EDDA 1.0: integrated simulation of debris flow erosion, deposition and property changes. Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 829-844. 

Zhang, L.M., Zhang, S., and Huang, R.Q. (2014). Multi-hazard scenarios and consequences in Beichuan, China: The first five years after the Wenchuan earthquake. Engineering Geology, 180, 4-20. 

Tang, W.H., and Zhang, L.M. (2011). Development of a risk-based landslide warning system. Keynote lecture, ASCE Geotechnical Specialty Conference Georisk-2011, Atlanta, USA, 25-49. 

Chang, D.S., and Zhang, L.M. (2010). Simulation of the erosion process of landslide dams due to overtopping considering variations in soil erodibility along depth. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 10, 933–946. 

Li, J.H., Zhang, L.M., Wang, Y., and Fredlund, D.G. (2009). Permeability tensor and REV of saturated cracked soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 46(8), 928-942. 

Zhang, L.L., Zhang, L.M., and Tang, W.H. (2005). Rainfall-induced slope failure considering variability of soil properties. Geotechnique, 55(2), 183-188. 

Zhang, L.M., and Chen, Q. (2005). Predicting bimodal soil-water characteristic curves. J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, 131(5), 666-670.