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Dr. Qiushi Chen

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

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Areas of Interest:
Geotechnical Engineering and Computational Geomechanics
Localizations and Instabilities in Geomaterials
Numerical Modeling of Geomaterials, Metals and Hydride Materials
Multi-scale and Multi-physics Problems in Porous Medium
Random Field Finite Element

B.S., Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, 2006
M.S., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Geomechanics), Northwestern University, 2009
Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (Geomechanics), Northwestern University, 2011

Classes typically taught:
Engineering Mechanics: Statics
Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
Inelastic Materials - Modeling & Application
Computational Poromechanics
Creative Inquiry

Professional Society Memberships/Registration:
Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Member of the Engineering Mechanics Institute
Member of the Geo-Institute
Member of the Earthquake Engineering and Research Institute
Member of the Soil Properties and Modeling Committee, ASCE
Member of the Computational Geotechnics Committee, ASCE

Sample Publications:

Z. Lai and Q. Chen. Characterization and discrete element simulation of grading and shape-dependent behavior of JSC-1A Martian regolith simulant. Granular Matter, 19(4):69, doi: 10.1007/s10035-017-0754-1, 2017.

C. Wang and Q. Chen. A hybrid geotechnical and geologic data-based framework for multiscale regional liquefaction hazard mapping. Géotechnique, doi: 10.1680/jgeot.17.P.074, 2017.

 Q. Chen, C. Wang, and C.H. Juang. CPT-based evaluation of liquefaction potential accounting for soil spatial variability at multiple scales. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 142, 04015077, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001402, 2016.

 Q. Chen, A.E. Seifried, J.E. Andrade and J.W. Baker. Characterization of random fields and their impact on the mechanics of geosystems at multiple scales. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36: 140--165, 2012.

 Q. Chen, J.E. Andrade and E. Samaniego. AES for multiscale localization modeling in granular media. Computer Method in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200: 2473 -- 2483, 2010.

Graduate Student Recruitment:
Computational geomechanics is an interdisciplinary topic, which is at the interface of geotechnical engineering, applied mechanics, computational science and material science. Prospective MS and PhD students who are interested in this area are always encouraged to apply to join my group.

Qiushi Chen
Contact Information:
Office:320 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-3330
FAX: (864) 656-2670
email Dr. Chen