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Dr Jim Shiau
Dr Jim Shiau
Senior Lecturer (Geotechnical Engineering)
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
+61 7 4631 2550
Member, Australian Association for Computational Mechanics
Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering
Member, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances Geomechanics
Numerical Modelling for Geotechnical Construction
Shakedown Analysis in Goetechnical Engineering
Dynamic Stability Analysis using Upper and Lower Bound Methods
Deep Braced Excavation and Soft Ground Tunnelling
Experimental Shakedown in Pavement Engineering
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
Shiau, J. S., Merifield, R. S., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2011). Undrained stability of footings on slopes. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE. Vol. 11, No. 5, 381-390
Shiau, J. S., and Hobson, M. (2011) Teaching earth pressure theory using physical models: an example in civil engineering. International Engineering and Technology Education Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Shiau, J. S. (2011) A Shakedown Limit under Hertz Contact Pressure. International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology. Sanya, Hainan, China.
Shiau, J. S., and Smith, C. (2011) Calculation of lateral earth pressures with layered backfill. 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium. Melbourne, Australia
Shiau, J. S., and Hobson, M. (2011) Modeling uplift of plate anchor. 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium. Melbourne, Australia
Shiau, J. S., and Al Abri, M. (2011) A Study on the Failure Mechanisms of Horizontal Plate Anchors in Clay. International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering. Perth, Australia
Shiau, J. S., Augarde, C. E., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2008). Finite element limit analysis of passive earth resistance in cohesiveless soils. Soils and Foundations. Vol. 48, No. 6, 843-850.
Shiau, J. S. and Watson, S. F. (2008) 3D bearing capacity of shallow foundations located near deep excavation sites. International Conference on Deep Excavation 2008. Singapore
Shiau, J. S., Smith, C. A. and Thomas, C. J. (2008). A FLAC model for classical earth pressure problems. 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium on Numerical Modeling. Minneapolis. USA.
Shiau, J. S. and Watson, S. F. (2008) Foundation located near slope ~ A FLAC study. 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium on Numerical Modeling. Minneapolis. USA.
Shiau, J. S. (2008). Effect of Surface Traction on the Shakedown Limits under Moving Surface Loads. The 4th International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics. Jeju, Korea.
Shiau, J. S., Watson, S. F. and Arnold, M. D. (2008) Numerical Study of a Shallow Foundation Located near 45 Degree Slopes. The 4th International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics. Jeju, Korea.
Smith, C. A. and Shiau, J. S.(2007). Bearing capacity of footings near slopes. Common Ground, Proceedings of the 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechancs, Brisbane.
Thomas, C. J. and Shiau, J. S.(2007). Modelling the arching effect in active earth pressure problems. Common Ground, Proceedings of the 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechancs, Brisbane.
Shiau, J. S., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2006). Application of pseudo-static limit analysis in geotechnical earthquake design. Sixth European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Graz, Austria.
Shiau, J. S., Selvan, P. and Ayers, R. (2006). Developing physical models for geotechnical teaching and research. International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, Hong Kong.
Shiau, J. S., Selvan, P. and Ayers, R. (2006). Developing a track model for testing the road pavement under repeated moving loadings. 22nd ARRB Conference, Canberra, Australia.
Shiau, J. S., Smith, C. A. (2006). Numerical analysis of passive earth pressure with interfaces. III European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Lisbon.
Shiau, J. S. (2006). Numerical investigation of shakedown residual stresses under moving surface loads. III European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Lisbon.
Shiau, J. S., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2004). Rigorous solutions of classical lateral earth pressures. Proceedings of the 6th Australia New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference.
Shiau, J. S., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2003). Bearing capacity of a sand layer on clay by finite element limit analysis. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40:900-915.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
CIV2402 Soil Mechanics
CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering
ENV2901 Soil and Water Engineering Practice
CIV3906 Civil Material Practice
ENG2102 Engineering Problem Solving 2
Program Coordinator, Discipline Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
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