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Hai-Sui Yu

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering

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Expertise Summary

Professor Yu's main research activities have focused on theoretical and computational geomechanics, constitutive modelling, in-situ soil testing, and pavement geotechnics. Professor Yu has published two books and well over 150 papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings, and has been awarded numerous medals and prizes for his research work, which include ISSMGE's first J K Mitchell Lecturer in 2004, Shamsher Prakash International Research Award in 2003, ICE's Telford Medal in 2000, and Australian Geomechanics Society's Trollope Medal in 1998. Professor Yu has served on the Editorial Boards of several top international journals in geotechnical engineering and on the National Executive Committee of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA). Over the last decade, he has also worked for various periods with many of the leading soil mechanics research groups in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, France and the UK.

Research Summary

Interpretation of in-situ soil testing Accurate finite elements for incompressible materials and soil plasticity Cavity expansion methods in geomechanics Shakedown methods for pavement analysis and… read more

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Current Research

Interpretation of in-situ soil testing Accurate finite elements for incompressible materials and soil plasticity Cavity expansion methods in geomechanics Shakedown methods for pavement analysis and design Numerical limit analysis for geotechnical stability Constitutive modelling of soil and rock

Future Research

Constitutive modelling and plasticity; Pavement and railway soil mechanics; Limit and shakedown analysis; Finite element and discrete element analysis; In-situ soil testing

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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