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Dr. Qiushi Chen

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

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Areas of Interest:
Computational geomechanics
Multiscale and multiphysics problems in porous materials
Discrete element modeling
Image-based characterization and modeling
Risk assessment and random field-based mapping of liquefaction hazards

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
Secretary and Member of the Computational Geotechnics Committee, ASCE

Sample Publications:

Y. Guo, Q. Chen, Y. Xia, T. Westover, S. Eksioglu, and M. Roni, “Discrete element modeling of switchgrass particles under compression and rotational shear”, Biomass and Bioenergy, in press (2020).

Z, Lai, Q., Chen, and L. Huang, “Fourier series-based discrete element method for computational mechanics of irregular-shaped particles”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 362, 112873, (2020).

Z. Lai and Q. Chen, “Reconstructing granular particles from X-ray computed tomography using the TWS machine learning tool and the level set method”, Acta Geotechnica, 14(1):1-18, doi:10.1007/s11440-018-0759-x, (2019).

C. Wang and Q. Chen, “A hybrid geotechnical and geologic data-based framework for multiscale regional liquefaction hazard mapping”, Gétechnique, 68(7): 614-625, doi: 10.1680/jgeot.17.P.074, (2018).

C. Wang, Q. Chen, M. Shen and C.H. Juang, “On the spatial variability of CPT-based geotechnical parameters for liquefaction potential evaluation”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering95, 153-166, doi:10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.02.001, (2017).

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