Jun 15, 2015
Dr. Xiong Zhang Presents in China
In May, Dr. Xiong Zhang was invited to visit several institutions in China including Wuhan Polytechnic University; Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Beijing Jiaotong University; Chinese Academy of Railway Sciences; Beihang University; and National Center for Materials Service Safety. Dr. Zhang shared his extensive research experience on advanced testing techniques for soils, constitute modeling of unsaturated soils, numerical simulation of climate soil structure interaction, and mitigation of frost heave and thaw weakening with Chinese peers through presentations and discussions. Some of the presentation topics were Use of Wicking Fabric to Dehydrate Road Embankment under Unsaturated Conditions, Modeling Residential Buildings on Expansive Soils in Response to Climatic Conditions, and Limitations of Suction Controlled Triaxial Tests in the Characterization of Unsaturated Soils. Dr. Zhang also toured research facilities at these institutes. Researchers all showed great interest in broad collaborations in research, education, and dissemination in the future.