Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Liangbo Hu

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Dr. Liangbo Hu
Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Toledo
3023 Nitschke Hall
2801 W. Bancroft St
Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Office: (1) 419-530-8124
Fax:     (1) 419-530-8116
Email: Liangbo.Hu@utoledo.edu
Web
 https://www.eng.utoledo.edu/~lihu/

 

 

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2008.
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 2004.
  • B.E., Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, 1999.


RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Fundamentals of geomechanics: 

  • Theoretical and computational soil/rock mechanics
  • Mechanics of partially saturated soils
  • Coupled thermo-hydro-chemo-mechanical processes
  • Multi-scale multi-physics approach

Engineering problems/applications:

  • Oil/gas retrieval related land subsidence
  • Desiccation shrinkage and cracking of soils 
  • Expansive soil behavior
  • Geo-environmental system simulation of geohazards (sinkholes, landslides and rockfall) 
  • Energy geotechnics 


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Statics
  • Mechanics of Mateirals with Lab
  • Civil Engineering Materials with Lab
  • Soil Mechanics with Lab
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering
  • Environmental and Energy Geotechnology

SELECT RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Wang Z.M., Rawal K., Hu L.B., Yang R.D. and Yang G.L. 2017.  A study of dissolution and water-bearing characteristics of the restricted platform dolomite facies in the karst areas of Guizhou, China.  Environmental Earth Science, 76: 124, doi: 10.1007/s12665-017-6419-x.

  • Wang Z.M., Yang G.L., Yang R.D., Rawal K. and Hu L.B. 2017.  Evaluating the factors influending limestone-dissolution characteristics in the karst regions of Guizhou, China.  Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 45(1): 220-229.

  • Hueckel T., Ciantia M., Mielniczuk B., El Youssoufi M.S. and Hu L.B. 2017.  Modeling physical-chemical degradation of mechanical properties to assess the resilience of geomaterials.  In E. Papamichos, P. Papanastasiou, E. Pasternak and A. Dyskin (eds.), Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering: Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications.  65-79.

  • Rawal K., Hu L.B. and Wang Z.M. 2017.  Numerical investigation of geomechanics of sinkholes formation and subsidence.  In T.L. Brandon and R.J. Valentine (eds.), ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 277: Geo-Frontiers 2017:  Transportation Facilities, Structures and Site Investigation.  480-487.

  • Grover D., Savidge C.R., Townsend L., Rosario O., Hu L.B., Rizzo D.M. and Dewoolkar M.M. 2016.  Surface permeability of natural and engineered porous building materials.  Construction and Building Materials, 112: 1088-1100.

  • Hueckel T., Hu L.B. and Hu M.M. 2016.  Coupled chemo-mechanics: a comprehensive process modeling for energy geotechnics.  In F. Wuttke, S. Bauer and M. Sanchez (eds.), Energy Geotechnics, 25-34.  CRC Press.
Last Updated: 4/30/18