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Zhu, Y. (author), Peng, M. (author), Shi, Z. (author), Zhang, L. (author)
The 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan earthquake triggered at least 257 landslide dams, most of which formed in series along rivers. The failure of an upstream dam could cause the failure of dams downstream one after another. The cascade dam breaching may result in sharp increase of flood and more serious damage downstream. This paper aims to analyze the...
conference paper 2015
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Gao, L. (author), Zhang, L.M. (author), Chen, H.X. (author)
Due to hilly terrain and frequent heavy rainstorms, debris flow is one of the most common and catastrophic hazards in Hong Kong. To mitigate the debris flow risk, prediction of the magnitude and consequence of debris flow is essential. The objective of this paper is to simulate debris flow hazards in a study area in Hong Kong. Assessment of the...
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Zhang, L. (author), Li, X. (author), Li, D. (author), Zhou, C. (author)
Important engineered slopes are often heavily instrumented and their performance routinely monitored through these instruments. The evaluation of the safety of the slopes based on the monitored information is however a challenge. A systematic method is presented in this paper for evaluating the slope safety by combining multi-source monitoring...
conference paper 2015
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Zheng, Y.F. (author), Zhang, L.L. (author), Zhang, J. (author)
Due to the complexity of natural ground condition, consolidation settlement is usually difficult to predict. In this study, a Pareto multi-objective optimization based back analysis method for consolidation settlement is presented in this study. The model is a coupled flow and deformation model for unsaturated soil foundation which is...
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Huang, H. (author), Zhang, D. (author)
To date, the tunneling in China is experiencing an age of fast development for decades. The potential risks behind the huge amount of construction and operation works in China was first formally realized and managed after 2002. The transition of risk assessment from a qualitative manner to a quantitative manner is on the way from the research...
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Danka, J. (author), Zhang, L. (author)
Dike breaching parameters are important to support dike flood risk management, and can be estimated rapidly using empirical models. Due to the lack of dike specific models, sometimes models for man-made dams were used without validation. This paper compares relevant factors of dike, man-made dam and landslide dam breaches. With the aid of two...
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Zhang, Y.-J. (author), Feng, X.-T. (author), Jiang, Q. (author)
The epistemic uncertainty and aleatory uncertainty caused by the geology condition and construction method make the surrounding rock stability evaluation of underground cavern group difficult. The first may be reduced with more field investigation, tests or monitoring, but the later can not be avoided completely. So the risk analysis method can...
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Nie, X. (author), Zhang, J. (author), Huang, H. (author), Liu, Z. (author), Lacasse, S. (author)
In the past few years, random field theory has been increasingly used to model the inherent soil variability. The scale of fluctuation is one of the important parameters describing a stationary random field. In this study, the factors affecting an accurate estimation of the scale of fluctuation were studied with numerical experiments to show how...
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Chen, H.X. (author), Zhang, L.M. (author)
Shallow slope failures are one of the most frequent geological hazards in mountainous areas, which pose great danger to people and properties in affected areas. This paper presents a cell-based platform for quantitative risk assessment for shallow slope failures at a regional scale. There are five components in this platform; namely, a digital...
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Zhang, L. (author), Yan, W.M. (author)
Soil slopes are generally unsaturated in which the soil-water characteristic curve (SWCC) plays an important role in its hydro-mechanical response. The commonly used Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion in saturated soil mechanics could be extended to take SWCC into account which is then able to determine the shear strength of unsaturated soil. Like...
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The behavior of particles in compressible turbulence has been seldom investigated to date despite its importance in many natural and industrial flows. Direct numerical simulations of particle-laden compressible isotropic turbulence are performed to study the preferential concentration of particles and the underling mechanisms. It turns out that...
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The validity of the recently proposed hypothesis that the influence of large-scale motions on the near-wall turbulence is quasisteady is investigated by quantitative comparisons with the data obtained by direct numerical simulations of a turbulent channel flow. Large-scale motions are filtered by a Fourier cut-off filter multi-objectively...
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Compressible Rayleigh-Taylor turbulent mixing (CRTM) induced by Rayleigh-Taylor instability occurs when a compressible fluid of heavy density is accelerated or supported against gravity by a compressible fluid of light density, and is of fundamental importance in applications from combustion, to inertial confinement fusion, and to astrophysics....
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Xiong, L. (author), Xiong, W. (author), Zhang, H. (author)
Gulou is a type of building found in ethnic Dong people’s settlements in south west China. It plays a significant role in the traditional Dong architecture and shows both social and technical values. In the near future the technique as an intangible culture heritage would face the risk of extinction because of globalization. The paper argues...
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Miorini, R. (author), Zhang, C. (author), Katz, J. (author)
Rough-wall turbulent channel flow is investigated via time-resolved tomographic particle image velocimetry (TPIV). To facilitate 3D measurements in the bulk flow as well as very close to the rough surface the optical refractive index of the transparent acrylic channel wall is matched with that of the liquid, a concentrated solution of sodium...
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Harbottle, M.J. (author), Zhang, J. (author), Gardner, D.R. (author)
The outcomes of a preliminary experimental programme into a gel-based healing system that allows immediate healing of cementitious materials followed by longerterm development of robust healing through biological processes are reported. Alginate gels protect and maintain the viability of encapsulated microorganisms and have been used for...
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Zhang, S. (author), Langelaan, G. (author), Schut, H. (author), Brück, E. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author), Van Dijk, N.H. (author)
Steels are among the most widely used construction materials as their mechanical properties can be tuned over a very wide range of desired combinations of strength formability and other properties. However, when exposed for long times to high temperatures steel components can exhibit premature and low-ductility creep fracture, which arises from...
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Zhang, M. (author), Han, N. (author), Xing, F. (author), Wang, X. (author), Schlangen, H.E.J.G. (author)
For a microcapsule based self-healing system in the cementitious material, a fundamental issue is to find and facilitate a suitable microcapsule system, concerning either the material selection or design and manufacture process. In this study, urea formaldehyde resin is used for the shell of microcapsule, and bisphenol – an epoxy resin E-51...
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Langelaan, G. (author), Zhang, S. (author), Brück, E. (author), Van der Zwaag, S. (author), Van Dijk, N.H. (author)
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Wang, X. (author), Xing, F. (author), Zhang, M. (author), Han, N. (author), Qian, Z. (author)
A new type of self-healing cementitious composites by using organic microcapsules is designed in Guangdong Key Laboratory of Durability for Coastal Civil Engineering, Shenzhen University. For the organic microcapsules, the shell material is urea formoldehyde (UF), and the core healing agent is Epoxy. The effect of organic microcapsules on...
conference paper 2013
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