Yu-Hsing WANG 王幼行


PhD in Civil Engineering
Associate Head and Professor
Director of Data-enabled Scalable Research Laboratory (DESR Lab)
Research Area
Research Interests
Vertical AI on smart and resilient cities, including sensor design (Geo-IoT and Open Smart Soil Particles (OpenSSP), etc.), data collection, big data infrastructure, deep learning, and semantic integration.
Innovative wave-based characterizations of geomaterials (using mechanical and electromagnetic waves)
Experimental geo-micromechanics and DEM simulations
Applications of 3D printing techniques on innovation of geotechnical testing devices and sensing techniques
Physico-chemical soil behavior (with particular emphasis on the behavior of clayey soils
Initiation mechanisms of flow landslides
Attenuation mechanisms and measurements in particulate media (damping ratio)

PhD , Georgia Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Chow, J.K., Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2019). “Comprehensive microstructural characterizations of 1-D consolidated kaolinite samples with fabric tensors and pore elongation factors,” Engineering Geology, Vol. 248, 22-33.

Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2018). “Density effect and associated unjamming events on the aging-induced stiffness increase in sand,” International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 18, 04018173-1~ 04018173-11.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2018). “An innovative experimental setup for characterizing friction fatigue during cyclic jacking of piles in dense sand, Geotechnical Testing Journal, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20180075.

Li, Z., Wang, Y.H., Chow, J.K., Su, Z. and Li, X. (2018). “3D pore network extraction in granular media by unifying the Delaunay tessellation and maximal ball methods,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 167, pp. 692-701.

Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H., Ma, C.H., and Mo, C.M.B. (2017). “Experimental characterization and 3D DEM simulation of bond breakages in artificially cemented sands with different bond strengths when subjected to triaxial shearing,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 987–1002.

Revil, A., Niu, Q., Li, Z., and Wang, Y.H. (2017). “Relationship between electrical conductivity anisotropy and fabric anisotropy in granular materials during drained triaxial compressive tests: a numerical approach,” Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 210, No. 1, pp. 1-17.

Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H., Li, X., and Quan, Y. (2017). “Validation of Discrete Element Method by simulating a 2D assembly of randomly packed elliptical rods,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp 541–557.

Chow, J.K. and Wang, Y.H. (2017). “Preparation of high-quality load-preserved fabric clay samples for microstructural characterizations: a pragmatic guide featuring a 3D-printed oedometer,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 5, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20160126.

Wu, Y, Wang, Y.H., and Niu. Q. (2017). “Integrating the four-probe method and SWCC device to measure electrical resistivity anisotropy of unsaturated soil,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 698-709.

Gao, Y., Wang, Y.H., and Chow, J.K. (2017). “Using film-like sensors for K0 and pore water pressure measurement in clay during 1-D consolidation,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 134-143, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20160008.

Yuan, Q., Wang, Y.H., Tam, P.O. and Li, X., and Gao, Y. (2017). “Kinematic features of particles and associated contact movements in response to direct shearing,” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE. Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-15, doi: 10.1061 / (ASCE) GM.1943-5622.0000685.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2016). “DEM modelling of aging or creep in sand based on the effects of microfracturing of asperities and evolution of microstructural anisotropy during triaxial creep,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 1303-1320, doi: 10.1007/s11440-016-0483-3.

Niu, Q., Zhao, K, Wang, Y.H., and Wu, Y. (2016). “Examining the influence of vegetation on slope hydrology in Hong Kong using capacitive resistivity technique,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol., 129, No. 6, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.03.042, pp.148-157.

Yu, C.Y., Chow, J.K. and Wang, Y.H., (2016). “Pore-size changes and responses of kaolinite with different structures subject to consolidation and shearing,” Engineering Geology, Vol. 202, March, pp. 122-131.

Gao, Y. and Wang, Y.H. (2016). “Experimental characterization of deformation, K0, stiffness, and contact force distributions of sand during secondary compression and rebound,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 53, No. 5, dx.doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2014-0324.