Prof. Dr. ZHANG Limin Prof. Dr. ZHANG Limin

最小化 最大化

Prof. Dr. ZHANG Limin

Email: cezhangl@ust.hk

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Education

1989:  Ph D from Sichuan University

1987:  Master’s degree from Sichuan University

1984:  Bachelor’s degree from Sichuan University

Work experience

July 2010 – present, Professor, HKUST

July 2012 – Dec. 2012, Visiting Professor, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway

Jan. 2006 – June 2010, Associate Professor, HKUST

Oct. 2000 – Dec. 2005, Assistant Professor, HKUST

Jan. 1999 – Sept. 2000, Visiting Assistant Lecturer, HKUST

Jan. 1996 – Dec. 1998, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

July 1995 – Dec. 1995, Visiting Scholar, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany

Oct. 1994 – June 1995, Professor, Ph.D. students supervisor, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Jan. 1991 – Sept. 1994, Associate Professor, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Jan. 1990 – Dec. 1990, Lecturer, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Research Interests

Geotechnical risk and reliability

Landslide risk assessment

Multi-phase flow through soils

Engineering behavior of coarse granular soils

Dams and slopes

Deep foundations

Major Publications:

1.    Peng, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2012). Breaching parameters of landslide dams. Landslides, 9(1): 13–31.

2.    Zhang J., Tang, W.H., Zhang L.M., and Huang, H.W. (2012). Characterising geotechnical model uncertainty by hybrid Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation. Computer and Geotechnics, 43: 26-36.

3.    Wu, L.Z., Zhang, L.M, and Huang, R.Q. (2012). Analytical solution to 1D coupled water infiltration and deformation in two-layer unsaturated soils. Int. J. Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36(6), 798–816. 

4.    Dasaka, S. M., and Zhang, L. M. (2012). Spatial variability of in-situ weathered soils. Geotechnique, 62(5), 375–384.

5.    Zhang, S., Zhang, L.M., Peng, M., Zhang, L.L., Zhao, H.F., and Chen, H.X. (2012). Assessment of risks of loose landslide deposits formed by the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, NHESS, 12, 1381–1392.

6.    Chen H.X., Zhang, L.M., Chang, D.S. and Zhang, S. (2012). Mechanisms and runout characteristics of the rainfall-triggered debris flow in Xiaojiagou in Sichuan Province, China. Natural Hazards, Nat Hazards, 62(3):1037–1057.

7.    Tang, Xiao-Song, Li, Dian-Qing, Zhou, Chuang-Bing, and Zhang L.M. (2012) Improved knowledge-based clustered partitioning and its application to slope reliability analysis. Computers and Geotechnics, 45 (2012) 34–43.

8.    Huang, H.W., Zhang, J., and Zhang, L.M. (2012). Bayesian network for characterizing model uncertainty of liquefaction potential evaluation models. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 16(5), 714-722.

9.    Peng, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2012). Analysis of human risks due to dam break floods - part 1: A new model based on Bayesian networks. Natural Hazards, 64(1), 903-933.

10.   Peng, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2012). Analysis of human risks due to dam break floods - part 2: Application to Tangjiashan Landslide Dam failure. Natural Hazards, 64(2), 1899-1923.

11.   Zhang, L.M., and Chu, K.H. (2012). Movements of long driven piles during pile driving. J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., 138(10), 1222-1236.

12.   Zhang, X.H., Lu, X.B., Zhang, L.M., Wang, S.Y., and Li, Q.P. (2012). Experimental study on mechanical properties of methane-hydrate-bearing sediments. Acta Mech. Sin., 28(5), 1356-1366.  

13.   Zhu, H., Zhang, L.M., Zhang, L.L., and Zhou, C.B. (2013). Two-dimensional probabilistic infiltration analysis with a spatially varying permeability function. Computers and Geotechnics, 48, 249–259.

14.   Li, J.H., Du, L., Chen, R., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Numerical investigation of the performance of covers with capillary barrier effects in South China. Computers and Geotechnics, 48, 304-315.

15.   Zhao, H.F., Zhang, L.M., and Chang D. S. (2013). Behavior of coarse widely graded soils under low confining pressures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(1), 35-48.

16.   Bate, B., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Use of vacuum for the stabilization of dry sand slopes. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(1), 143-151.

17.   Peng, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Dynamic decision making for dam-break emergency management - Part 1: Theoretical framework. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13, 425-437.

18.   Peng, M., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Dynamic decision making for dam-break emergency management - Part 2: Application to Tangjiashan Landslide Dam failure. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13, 439-454.

19.   Li, D.Q., Jiang, S.H., Wu, S.B., Zhou, C.B., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Modeling multivariate distributions using Monte Carlo simulation for structural reliability analysis with complex performance function. Proc IMechE Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 227(2), 109–118.

20.   Zhang, S., Zhang, L.M., Chen, H.X., Yuan, Q., Pan, H. (2013). Changes in runout distances of debris flows over time in the Wenchuan Earthquake zone. Journal of Mountain Sciences, 10(2), 281–292. 

21.   Chen, H.X., Zhang, L.M., Zhang, S., Xiang, B., and Wang, X.F. (2013). Hybrid simulation of the initiation and runout characteristics of a catastrophic debris flow. Journal of Mountain Sciences, 10(2), 219-232.

22.   Lu, Y.E., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Progressive collapse of a drilled-shaft bridge foundation under vessel impact. Ocean Engineering, 66, 101–112.

23.   Zhang, L.M., Xu, Y., Liu, Y. and Peng, M. (2013).  Assessment of levee breaching risks to the Pearl River Delta. Georisk Special Issue on “Levee Reliability and Flood Risk", Timo Schweckendiek & Ed Calle (Guest editors), 7(2), 122-133.

24.   Zhang, J., Zhang, L.M., and Tang, W.H. (2013). Evaluation of generalized linear models for soil liquefaction probability prediction. Environmental Earth Sciences, 68(7), 925-1933.

25.   Zhu, H., and Zhang, L. M. (2013). Characterizing geotechnical anisotropic spatial variations using random field theory. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 50(7): 723–734.

26.   Chang, D.S., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Extended internal stability criteria for soils under seepage. Soils and Foundations, 53 (8), 569-583.

27.   Chang D.S., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Critical hydraulic gradients of internal erosion under complex stress states. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(9), 1454-1467.

28.   Tang, X.S., Li, D.Q., Zhou, C.B., Phoon, K.K., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Impact of copulas for modeling bivariate distributions on system reliability. Structural Safety, 44(9), 80–90.

29.   Tang, X.S., Li, D.Q., Zhou, C.B., and Zhang, L.M. (2013). Bivariate distribution models using copulas for reliability analysis. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 227(5), 499-512.

30.   Zhao, H.F., Zhang, L.M., Xu, Y., and Chang, D.S. (2013). Variability of geotechnical properties of a fresh landslide soil deposit. Engineering Geology, 166: 1-10.

31.   Wang, Y., Li, J.H., Zhang, L.M., and Cai, C.Z. (2013). Measuring water retention curves for rough joints with random apertures. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 36(6), 929-938.

32.   Zhao, H.F., Zhang, L.M., and Fredlund, D.G. (2013). Bimodal shear strength behavior of unsaturated coarse-grained soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(12), 2070-2081.

33.   Zhang, J., Huang, H.W., Zhang, L.M., Zhu, H.H., and Shi, B. (2014). Probabilistic prediction of rainfall-induced slope failure using a mechanics-based model. Engineering Geology, 168, 129–140.

34.   Zhao, H.F. and Zhang, L.M. (2014). Instability of saturated and unsaturated coarse granular soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(1), 25-35.

35.   Jiang, S.H., Li, D.Q., Zhang, L.M. (2014). Capabilities of stochastic response surface method and response surface method in reliability analysis.  Structural Engineering and Mechanics, An International Journal, 49(1), 111-128.

36.   Zhao, H.F., and Zhang, L.M. (2014). Effect of coarse content on the shear behavior of unsaturated coarse granular soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, doi: 10.1139/cgj-2012-0292. 

37.   Peng, M., Li, X.Y., Li, D.Q., Jiang, S.H., and Zhang, L.M. (2014). Slope safety evaluation by integrating multi-source monitoring information. Structural Safety,  online http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2013.08.007.

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