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Dr Jinsong Huang

Research Academic

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

• 2010-, Research Academic, University of Newcastle, Australia • 2009-2010, Research Associate Professor, Colorado School of Mines, USA • 2005-2008, Research Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Mines, USA • 1997-2004, Associate Professor, Wuhan University, China • 1989-1991, Engineer of Submarine, Wuchang Shipyard, China

Research Expertise
Research focus on risk assessment of geotechnical engineering using probabilistic methods (e.g., Random field theory) and numerical methods (e.g., Finite element method, Limit analysis).

Teaching Expertise
I am currently lecturing the undergraduate course STRESS AND FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS at the University of Newcastle and I have also lectured graduate courses RISK ASSESSMENTS IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING at the Colorado School of Mines, USA and NUMERICAL METHODS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING at Wuhan University, China (one of the top ten universities in China). My teaching is well received by students and my evaluations on the key questions are above average. I have always tried to 1) focus on basic concepts, 2) explain complicated theory clearly, and 3) keep students engaged by asking questions in class. I also enjoy working with my graduate students






Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Keywords

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational geomechanics
  • Probabilistic Geotechnics

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090501Civil Geotechnical Engineering100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
15/11/2014 - 14/11/2016Research AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/08/2010Research Associate ProfessorColorado School of Mines
School of Engineering
United States
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2008Research Assistant ProfessorColorado School of Mines
School of Engineering
United States
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2004Associate ProfessorWuhan University
School of Engineering
China
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (32 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Huang J, Kelly R, Sloan SW, 'Stochastic assessment for the behaviour of systems of dry soil mix columns', Computers and Geotechnics, 66 75-84 (2015)

The mechanical properties of dry soil mix (DSM) columns can be highly variable. Variability can be accounted for in the construction specification for deterministic design and dir... [more]

The mechanical properties of dry soil mix (DSM) columns can be highly variable. Variability can be accounted for in the construction specification for deterministic design and directly in reliability based design. Design methods and specifications to date adopt simplifications that do not take the variability of the columns fully into account. This paper uses both simple and advanced probabilistic methods to assess the performance/failure and system redundancy of dry soil mix columns. Reliability-based design methods and examples are given for the design of column strength and the adjustment of the column spacing to achieve a target probability of unacceptable performance or failure. An acceptance criteria chart is developed. The pull-out resistance tests on the DSM columns constructed for the Ballina Bypass motorway construction project in NSW Australia are compared to the chart to provide guidance with respect to acceptance criteria required to achieve the desired performance.

DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.01.016
Co-authorsScott Sloan
2014Ali A, Huang J, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Griffiths DV, Cassidy MJ, Li JH, 'Simplified quantitative risk assessment of rainfall-induced landslides modelled by infinite slopes', Engineering Geology, 179 102-116 (2014) [C1]

Rainfall induced landslides vary in depth and the deeper the landslide, the greater the damage it causes. This paper investigates, quantitatively, the risk of rainfall induced lan... [more]

Rainfall induced landslides vary in depth and the deeper the landslide, the greater the damage it causes. This paper investigates, quantitatively, the risk of rainfall induced landslides by assessing the consequence of each failure. The influence of the spatial variability of the saturated hydraulic conductivity and the nature of triggering mechanisms on the risk of rainfall-induced landslides (for an infinite slope) are studied. It is shown that a critical spatial correlation length exists at which the risk is a maximum and the risk is higher when the failure occurs due to a generation of positive pore water pressure. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

DOI10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.06.024
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsScott Sloan, Andrei Lyamin
2014Ali A, Huang J, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, Cassidy MJ, 'Boundary effects of rainfall-induced landslides', Computers and Geotechnics, 61 341-354 (2014) [C1]

In the study of landslides, it is generally assumed that an impermeable boundary exists at a certain depth and failure occurs at this boundary. In reality this is not always the c... [more]

In the study of landslides, it is generally assumed that an impermeable boundary exists at a certain depth and failure occurs at this boundary. In reality this is not always the case and failures can occur at any depth. This paper aims to study the effect of boundary conditions on landslides, using a series of seepage and stability analyses performed over a range of rainfall intensities, and for different failure mechanisms, by studying the failure time and depths corresponding to fully drained, partially drained, and impermeable boundaries. It is shown that these conditions can significantly affect the occurrence and depth of rainfall-induced landslides. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.05.019
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsScott Sloan, Andrei Lyamin
2014Huang J, Kelly R, Li L, Cassidy M, Sloan S, 'Use of bayesian statistics with the observational method', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49 191-198 (2014) [C1]

The observational method is one of the most successful processes in geotechnical engineering. Performance monitoring data are the most reliable information that engineers can use ... [more]

The observational method is one of the most successful processes in geotechnical engineering. Performance monitoring data are the most reliable information that engineers can use to predict future performance of geotechnical projects. This paper presents two examples where Bayesian statistical methods can be used for the prediction of future performance. The first example is to update the capacity of piles using load test results. The second example is to update embankment settlement predictions when field settlement monitoring data are available.

CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsScott Sloan
2013Griffiths DV, Paiboon J, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Reliability analysis of beams on random elastic foundations', GEOTECHNIQUE, 63 180-188 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1680/geot.11.P.127Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1
2013Huang J, Krabbenhoft K, Lyarnin AV, 'Statistical homogenization of elastic properties of cement paste based on X-ray microtomography images', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 50 699-709 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2012.10.030Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsAndrei Lyamin, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2013Paiboon J, Griffiths DV, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Numerical analysis of effective elastic properties of geomaterials containing voids using 3D random fields and finite elements', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, 50 3233-3241 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.05.031Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013Huang J, Vicente da Silva M, Krabbenhoft K, 'Three-dimensional granular contact dynamics with rolling resistance', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 49 289-298 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.08.007Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsKristian Krabbenhoft
2013Huang J, Lyamin AV, Griffiths DV, Krabbenhoft K, Sloan SW, 'Quantitative risk assessment of landslide by limit analysis and random fields', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 53 60-67 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2013.04.009Author URL
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsAndrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2013Yang C, Sheng D, Carter JP, Huang J, 'Stochastic Evaluation of Hydraulic Hysteresis in Unsaturated Soils', JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 139 1211-1214 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000833Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng, Chao Yang, John Carter
2012Griffiths V, Paiboon J, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Homogenization of geomaterials containing voids by random fields and finite elements', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49 2006-2014 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2012Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, Huang J, Vicente Da Silva MJ, 'Granular contact dynamics using mathematical programming methods', Computers and Geotechnics, 43 165-176 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsAndrei Lyamin, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2012Huang J, Griffiths DV, Wong S-W, 'Initiation pressure, location and orientation of hydraulic fracture', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 49 59-67 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 3
2012Krabbenhoft K, Huang J, Vicente Da Silva MJ, Lyamin AV, 'Granular contact dynamics with particle elasticity', Granular Matter, 14 607-613 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s10035-012-0360-1
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authorsAndrei Lyamin, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2011Huang J, Griffiths DV, Wong S-W, 'Characterizing natural-fracture permeability from mud-loss data', SPE journal, 16 111-114 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2011Huang J, Griffiths DV, Fenton G, 'Closure to 'Probabilistic Analysis of Coupled Soil Consolidation'', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137 858-860 (2011) [C3]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000529
2011Huang J, Griffiths DV, 'Observations on FORM in a simple geomechanics example', Structural Safety, 33 115-119 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.strusafe.2010.10.001
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2011Griffiths DV, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Probabilistic infinite slope analysis', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 577-584 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.03.006
CitationsScopus - 36Web of Science - 20
2011Griffiths DV, Huang J, Dewolfe GF, 'Numerical and analytical observations on long and infinite slopes', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 35 569-585 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1002/nag.909
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 8
2011Huang J, Griffiths DV, Wong S-W, 'In situ stress determination from inversion of hydraulic fracturing data', International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences, 48 476-481 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 2
2010Huang J, Griffiths D, 'One-dimensional consolidation theories for layered soil and coupled and uncoupled solutions by the finite-element method', Geotechnique: international journal of soil mechanics, 60 709-713 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1680/geot.08.P.038
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 6
2010Huang J, Griffiths DV, Fenton GA, 'System Reliability of Slopes by RFEM', Soils and Foundations, 50 343-353 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.3208/sandf.50.343
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 26
2010Huang J, Griffiths D, Fenton G, 'Probabilistic analysis of coupled soil consolidation', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136 417-430 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000238
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 20
2009Griffiths D, Huang J, 'Observations on the extended Matsuoka-Nakai failure criterion', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 33 1889-1905 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1002/nag.810
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2009Huang J, Griffiths D, 'Return mapping algorithms and stress predictors for failure analysis in geomechanics', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 135 276-284 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(2009)135:4(276)
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 5
2009Griffiths D, Huang J, Fenton G, 'Influence of spatial variability on slope reliability using 2-D random fields', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135 1367-1378 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000099
CitationsScopus - 73Web of Science - 46
2009Griffiths D, Huang J, Schiermeyer R, 'Elastic stiffness of straight-sided triangular finite elements by analytical and numerical integration', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, 25 247-262 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1002/cnm.1124
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009Griffiths D, Huang J, Fenton G, 'On the reliability of earth slopes in three dimensions', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London: Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 465 3145-3164 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1098/rspa.2009.0165
CitationsScopus - 12Web of Science - 6
2008Huang J, Griffiths D, 'Observations on return mapping algorithms for piecewise linear yield criteria', International Journal of Geomechanics, 8 253-265 (2008) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)1532-3641(2008)8:4(253)
CitationsScopus - 10
2002Huang JS, 'Nonlinear buckling of composite shells of revolution', JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, 15 64-71 (2002) [C1]
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(2002)15:2(64)Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
2000Huang JS, Zeng GW, 'Finite-element strength and stability analysis and experimental studies of a submarine-launched missile's composite dome', ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 22 1189-1194 (2000) [C1]
DOI10.1016/S0141-0296(99)00040-1Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 3
2000Huang JS, Zeng GW, 'Analysis and calculation of the nonlinear stability of the rotational composite shell', APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS-ENGLISH EDITION, 21 209-216 (2000) [C1]
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Huang J, Griffiths DV, Lyamin AV, Krabbenhoft K, Sloan SW, 'Discretization errors of random fields in finite element analysis', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2014) [E1]

The mechanical properties of natural materials such as rocks and soils vary spatially. This randomness is usually modelled by random field theory so that the material properties c... [more]

The mechanical properties of natural materials such as rocks and soils vary spatially. This randomness is usually modelled by random field theory so that the material properties can be specified at each point in space. When these point-wise material properties are mapped onto a finite element mesh, discretization errors are inevitable. In this study, the discretization errors are studied and suggestions for element sizes in relation with spatial correlation lengths are given. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.405
Co-authorsScott Sloan, Kristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin
2014Griffiths DV, Paiboon J, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Homogenization of geomaterials using the Random Finite Element Method', Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR 2013 (2014) [E1]

The homogenized stiffness of geomaterials that are highly variable at the micro-scale has long been of interest to geotechnical engineers. The purpose of this study is to investig... [more]

The homogenized stiffness of geomaterials that are highly variable at the micro-scale has long been of interest to geotechnical engineers. The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of porosity and void size on the homogenized or effective properties of geomaterials. A Random Finite Element Method (RFEM) has been developed enabling the generation of spatially random voids of given porosity and size within a block of geomaterial. Following Monte-Carlo simulations, the mean and standard deviation of the effective property can be estimated leading to a probabilistic interpretation involving deformations. The probabilistic approach represents a rational methodology for guiding engineers in the risk management process. The influence of block size and the Representative Volume Elements (RVE) are discussed, in addition to the influence of anisotropy on the effective Young's modulus. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

2014Huang J, Kelly R, Sloan SW, 'Probabilistic analysis of dry soil mix columns', Geotechnical Safety and Risk IV - Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, ISGSR 2013 (2014) [E1]

Analytical probabilistic analysis and Monte Carlo simulation based on elasto-plastic Finite Element Method (FEM) on dry soil mix columns are presented. It is shown that analytical... [more]

Analytical probabilistic analysis and Monte Carlo simulation based on elasto-plastic Finite Element Method (FEM) on dry soil mix columns are presented. It is shown that analytical method is over conservative because it ignores the supports from adjacent columns. Probabilistic FEM analysis can provide more accurate predictions, and thus lead to more economic designs. Probabilistic FEM analyses show that the effects of adjacent columns can be destructive when applied load is close to the strength. The reliability of the system of columns is analyzed by setting residual strength to zero. Results show that close spacing has more safety margin than loose spacing. © 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Co-authorsScott Sloan
2013Huang J, Griffiths DV, Fenton GA, 'A benchmark slope for system reliability analysis', Geotechnical Special Publication, San Diego, CA. (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1061/9780784412787Author URL
2013Huang J, Lyamin AV, Griffiths DV, Sloan SW, Krabbenhoft K, Fenton GA, 'Undrained bearing capacity of spatially random clays by finite elements and limit analysis', Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris (2013) [E1]
Co-authorsKristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2012Griffiths DV, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Modelling of stability and risk of geotechnical systems in highly variable soils', International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth, Australia (2012) [E2]
2012Griffiths DV, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Risk assessment in geotechnical engineering: Stability analysis of highly variable soils', Geotechnical Engineering State of the Art and Practice: Keynote Lectures from GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA (2012) [E1]
CitationsScopus - 1
2012Huang J, Krabbenhoft K, Vicente Da Silva MJ, Lyamin AV, 'Simulating granular column collapse by non-smooth contact dynamics', Computational Mechanics 2012, Sao Paulo (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsKristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin
2012Huang J, Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, 'Influence of random microstructures on the elastic properties of cement paste', Proceedings of the 5th Asian-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and its Applications: Sustainable Civil Infrastructures - Hazards, Risk, Uncertainty, Singapore (2012) [E1]
Co-authorsKristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin
2011Griffiths DV, Paiboon J, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Numerical analysis of the influence of porosity and void size on soil stiffness using random fields', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$2,700

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20141 grants / $1,500

IACMAG 14th, Kyoto Japan, 22-25 September 2014$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jinsong Huang
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400085
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20131 grants / $1,200

GEO-Congress 2012, San Diego, California, USA, 3 - 6 March 2013$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project TeamDoctor Jinsong Huang
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1201027
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Developing Correlations between Geophysical Measurements and Geotechnical Engineering Parameters.
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis With the Discrete Element Method
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014Studying of Soil-Cement Pile Applying on Coastal Areas as Breakwater
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2012Application of Stochastic Limit Analysis to Geotechnical Stability Problems
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Jinsong Huang

Position

Research Academic
Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Emailjinsong.huang@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5118
Fax(02) 4921 6946

Office

RoomEA212
BuildingEngineering Building EA
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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