Dr Zhiwei Gao

  • Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)

telephone: 0141-330-3927
email: Zhiwei.Gao@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Academic Quantifications

  • 2009 - 2012:  PhD in Geotechnical Enginering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • 2006 - 2009:  Master in Civil Engineering with first honours, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • 2002 - 2006:  Bachelor in Civil Engineering with first honours, Beihang University, Beijing, China

Working Experience

  • July 2013 - present: Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering, Infrastructure and Environment Research Division, School of Engineering,  University of Glasgow
  • September 2012 - June 2013: Post-doc Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technolog

Research Interests

Zhiwei's current research interests cover the following areas:

  • Micromechanics of granular materials and the discrete element modelling
  • Micromechanics-based constitutive modelling of granular materials
  • Experimental investigation of the behaviour of  fibre-reinforced sand in cyclic loading
  • Numerical analysis of geotechnical problems with advanced constitutive models
  • Numerical analysis of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of soils

For more about my research, please visit my personal website: http://userweb.eng.gla.ac.uk/zhiwei.gao/


Grants

  1.  2015-2017: Development of a more robust and cost-efficient rockfall catch fence design. Funded by Knowledge Transfer Partnership of Innovate UK and QTS Group Ltd (https://www.qtsgroup.com/). FEC: £170,000.
  2. 2017-2018: Smart fences-Development of a condition monitoring system (CMS) for rockfall catch fences. Funded by Construction Scotland Innovation Centre and QTS Group Ltd (https://www.qtsgroup.com/). FEC: £51,000+£40,000 additional industrial contribution.

Supervision

I am always looking for opportunities to work with self-motivated students, post-doctoral researchers and visiting scholars.

For more about my research and projects, please visit my personal website: http://userweb.eng.gla.ac.uk/zhiwei.gao/


Teaching

  • ENG4072: Ground Engineering 4: This is a course for BEng, MEng and MSc students. The main content includes: finite element modelling in ground engineering, time-dependent soil response and basic knowledge of unsaturated soil mechanics.
  • ENG4188: Geotechnical Design Project 4: This design project is for MEng students. It is based on a brief for a road embankment and bridge abutments on soft clay, with the embankment height varying across the site, ground conditions based on real site investigation data and various other site constraints. Students work in groups and consider the behaviour of the embankment firstly with no ground improvement and secondly with various forms of ground improvement, with the objective of developing a design for the embankment and the bridge abutments.

All publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 27.

2017

Al-Budairi, H. , Gao, Z., Steel, A., Davies, T. and Wheeler, S. (2017) Improving Protection Against Rockfall Accidents on Railway Networks. KTP Associates Conference 2017, Birmingham, UK, 21 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Al-Budairi, H. , Gao, Z., Steel, A., Davies, T. and Wheeler, S. (2017) Condition Monitoring System for Rockfall Catch Fences. In: 6th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, Barcelona, Spain, 22-24 May 2017, pp. 67-70. ISBN 9788494690945

Al-Budairi, H. , Gao, Z., Steel, A., Davies, T. and Wheeler, S. (2017) Improving the Design of Low-Energy Rockfall Catch Fences. In: 6th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, Barcelona, Spain, 22-24 May 2017, pp. 139-141. ISBN 9788494690945

Gao, Z., Zhao, J. and Yin, Z.-Y. (2017) Dilatancy relation for overconsolidated clay. International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(5), (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000793)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2017) A non-coaxial critical-state model for sand accounting for fabric anisotropy and fabric evolution. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 106-07, pp. 200-212. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.11.019)

Yao, Y., Tian, Y. and Gao, Z. (2017) Anisotropic UH model for soils based on a simple transformed stress method. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 41(1), pp. 54-78. (doi:10.1002/nag.2545)

2016

Al-Budairi, H., Gao, Z., Steel, A., Wheeler, S. and Davies, T. (2016) Modelling and Optimising of a Light-Weight Rockfall Catch Fence System. In: NAFEMS UK Conference 2016, Telford, UK, 15-16 June 2016, pp. 129-132.

Al-Budairi, H. and Gao, Z. (2016) A Robust and Cost-Efficient Design of Lightweight Rockfall Catch Fences for Railways. KTP Associates Conference, Coventry, UK, 26 May 2016. (Unpublished)

Zhao, J. and Gao, Z. (2016) Unified anisotropic elastoplastic model for sand. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 142(1), 04015056. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000962)

2015

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2015) Cyclic Loading and Fabric Evolution in Sand: A Constitutive Investigation. In: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13-17 Sep 2015,

Gao, Z. (2015) Discussion of ‘experimental investigation of shear strength of sands with inherent fabric anisotropy’ by Tong et al. (doi:10.1007/s11440-014-0303-6). Acta Geotechnica, 10(4), pp. 547-550. (doi:10.1007/s11440-015-0383-y)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2015) Constitutive modeling of anisotropic sand behavior in monotonic and cyclic loading. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 141(8), 04015017. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000907)

2014

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2014) How Evolving Fabric Affects Shear Banding in Sand? In: 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, Hong Kong, China, 28-30 May 2014, pp. 21-26. ISBN 9783319135069

Gao, Z., Zhao, J., Li, X.-S. and Dafalias, Y. F. (2014) A critical state sand plasticity model accounting for fabric evolution. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 38(4), pp. 370-390. (doi:10.1002/nag.2211)

Gao, Z., Zhao, J., Li, X. and Dafalias, Y. F. (2014) Constitutive Modelling of Fabric Anisotropy in Sand. In: IS-Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1-3 Sep 2014,

Zhao, J. and Gao, Z. (2014) Modelling Non-coaxiality and Strain Localisation in Sand: the Role of Fabric and Its Evolution. In: 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (14IACMAG), Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 Sep 2014,

2013

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Strain localization and fabric evolution in sand. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(22-23), pp. 3634-3648. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.07.005)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Evaluation on failure of fiber-reinforced sand. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(1), pp. 95-106. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000737)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Modeling the dilatancy of overconsolidated clay. In: Yang, Q., Zhang, J.-M., Zheng, H. and Yao, Y. (eds.) Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications. Series: Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer Heidelberg: Berlin, Germany, pp. 541-545. ISBN 9783642328138 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32814-5_73)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Constitutive Modeling of Dilatancy for Overconsolidated Clay. In: The Second International Symposium on Constitutive Modelling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications, Beijing, China, 15-16 Oct 2012, pp. 541-545. ISBN 9783642328138 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32814-5_73)

2012

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2012) Efficient approach to characterize strength anisotropy in soils. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 138(12), pp. 1447-1456. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000451)

Yao, Y., Gao, Z., Zhao, J. and Wan, Z. (2012) Modified UH model: constitutive modeling of overconsolidated clays based on a parabolic hvorslev envelope. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(7), pp. 860-868. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000649)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2012) Constitutive modeling of artificially cemented sand by considering fabric anisotropy. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, pp. 57-69. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.10.007)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2012) Characterization of Strength Anisotropy of Fibre-Reinforced Sand. In: 16th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), Hong Kong, China, 17 Mar 2012,

2011

Gao, Z. and zhao, j. (2011) Constitutive Characterization of Strength and Deformation for Natural Clay and Cemented Sand. In: 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong, 23-27 May 2011,

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2011) The Strength and Constitutive Behaviour of Geomaterials with Cross Anisotropy. In: 15th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), Hong Kong, China, 11-12 Mar 2011,

2010

Gao, Z., Zhao, J. and Yao, Y. (2010) A generalized anisotropic failure criterion for geomaterials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47(22-23), pp. 3166-3185. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2010.07.016)

This list was generated on Sat Nov 18 19:13:39 2017 GMT.
Number of items: 27.

Articles

Gao, Z., Zhao, J. and Yin, Z.-Y. (2017) Dilatancy relation for overconsolidated clay. International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(5), (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000793)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2017) A non-coaxial critical-state model for sand accounting for fabric anisotropy and fabric evolution. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 106-07, pp. 200-212. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2016.11.019)

Yao, Y., Tian, Y. and Gao, Z. (2017) Anisotropic UH model for soils based on a simple transformed stress method. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 41(1), pp. 54-78. (doi:10.1002/nag.2545)

Zhao, J. and Gao, Z. (2016) Unified anisotropic elastoplastic model for sand. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 142(1), 04015056. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000962)

Gao, Z. (2015) Discussion of ‘experimental investigation of shear strength of sands with inherent fabric anisotropy’ by Tong et al. (doi:10.1007/s11440-014-0303-6). Acta Geotechnica, 10(4), pp. 547-550. (doi:10.1007/s11440-015-0383-y)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2015) Constitutive modeling of anisotropic sand behavior in monotonic and cyclic loading. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 141(8), 04015017. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000907)

Gao, Z., Zhao, J., Li, X.-S. and Dafalias, Y. F. (2014) A critical state sand plasticity model accounting for fabric evolution. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 38(4), pp. 370-390. (doi:10.1002/nag.2211)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Strain localization and fabric evolution in sand. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50(22-23), pp. 3634-3648. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.07.005)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Evaluation on failure of fiber-reinforced sand. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(1), pp. 95-106. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000737)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2012) Efficient approach to characterize strength anisotropy in soils. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 138(12), pp. 1447-1456. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000451)

Yao, Y., Gao, Z., Zhao, J. and Wan, Z. (2012) Modified UH model: constitutive modeling of overconsolidated clays based on a parabolic hvorslev envelope. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(7), pp. 860-868. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000649)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2012) Constitutive modeling of artificially cemented sand by considering fabric anisotropy. Computers and Geotechnics, 41, pp. 57-69. (doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.10.007)

Gao, Z., Zhao, J. and Yao, Y. (2010) A generalized anisotropic failure criterion for geomaterials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47(22-23), pp. 3166-3185. (doi:10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2010.07.016)

Book Sections

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Modeling the dilatancy of overconsolidated clay. In: Yang, Q., Zhang, J.-M., Zheng, H. and Yao, Y. (eds.) Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications. Series: Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer Heidelberg: Berlin, Germany, pp. 541-545. ISBN 9783642328138 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32814-5_73)

Conference or Workshop Item

Al-Budairi, H. , Gao, Z., Steel, A., Davies, T. and Wheeler, S. (2017) Improving Protection Against Rockfall Accidents on Railway Networks. KTP Associates Conference 2017, Birmingham, UK, 21 Jun 2017. (Unpublished)

Al-Budairi, H. and Gao, Z. (2016) A Robust and Cost-Efficient Design of Lightweight Rockfall Catch Fences for Railways. KTP Associates Conference, Coventry, UK, 26 May 2016. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Al-Budairi, H. , Gao, Z., Steel, A., Davies, T. and Wheeler, S. (2017) Condition Monitoring System for Rockfall Catch Fences. In: 6th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, Barcelona, Spain, 22-24 May 2017, pp. 67-70. ISBN 9788494690945

Al-Budairi, H. , Gao, Z., Steel, A., Davies, T. and Wheeler, S. (2017) Improving the Design of Low-Energy Rockfall Catch Fences. In: 6th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection, Barcelona, Spain, 22-24 May 2017, pp. 139-141. ISBN 9788494690945

Al-Budairi, H., Gao, Z., Steel, A., Wheeler, S. and Davies, T. (2016) Modelling and Optimising of a Light-Weight Rockfall Catch Fence System. In: NAFEMS UK Conference 2016, Telford, UK, 15-16 June 2016, pp. 129-132.

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2015) Cyclic Loading and Fabric Evolution in Sand: A Constitutive Investigation. In: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland, 13-17 Sep 2015,

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2014) How Evolving Fabric Affects Shear Banding in Sand? In: 10th International Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials, Hong Kong, China, 28-30 May 2014, pp. 21-26. ISBN 9783319135069

Gao, Z., Zhao, J., Li, X. and Dafalias, Y. F. (2014) Constitutive Modelling of Fabric Anisotropy in Sand. In: IS-Cambridge, Cambridge, England, 1-3 Sep 2014,

Zhao, J. and Gao, Z. (2014) Modelling Non-coaxiality and Strain Localisation in Sand: the Role of Fabric and Its Evolution. In: 14th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (14IACMAG), Kyoto, Japan, 22-25 Sep 2014,

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2013) Constitutive Modeling of Dilatancy for Overconsolidated Clay. In: The Second International Symposium on Constitutive Modelling of Geomaterials: Advances and New Applications, Beijing, China, 15-16 Oct 2012, pp. 541-545. ISBN 9783642328138 (doi:10.1007/978-3-642-32814-5_73)

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2012) Characterization of Strength Anisotropy of Fibre-Reinforced Sand. In: 16th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), Hong Kong, China, 17 Mar 2012,

Gao, Z. and zhao, j. (2011) Constitutive Characterization of Strength and Deformation for Natural Clay and Cemented Sand. In: 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong, 23-27 May 2011,

Gao, Z. and Zhao, J. (2011) The Strength and Constitutive Behaviour of Geomaterials with Cross Anisotropy. In: 15th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), Hong Kong, China, 11-12 Mar 2011,

This list was generated on Sat Nov 18 19:13:39 2017 GMT.