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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

Code Description Percentage
090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Academic University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 - 1/08/2010 Research Associate Professor Colorado School of Mines
School of Engineering
United States
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2008 Research Assistant Professor Colorado School of Mines
School of Engineering
United States
1/01/1997 - 1/12/2004 Associate Professor Wuhan 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Huang 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.

DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.01.016
Co-authors Scott Sloan
2014 Ali 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.

DOI 10.1016/j.enggeo.2014.06.024
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Andrei Lyamin
2014 Ali 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.

DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.05.019
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Andrei Lyamin
2014 Huang 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.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Scott Sloan
2013 Griffiths DV, Paiboon J, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Reliability analysis of beams on random elastic foundations', GEOTECHNIQUE, 63 180-188 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1680/geot.11.P.127
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Huang 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2012.10.030
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2013 Paiboon 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2013.05.031
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013 Huang J, Vicente da Silva M, Krabbenhoft K, 'Three-dimensional granular contact dynamics with rolling resistance', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 49 289-298 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.08.007
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Kristian Krabbenhoft
2013 Huang 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2013.04.009
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2013 Yang 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]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000833
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Daichao Sheng, John Carter, Chao Yang
2012 Griffiths 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2012 Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, Huang J, Vicente Da Silva MJ, 'Granular contact dynamics using mathematical programming methods', Computers and Geotechnics, 43 165-176 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2012 Huang 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]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 3
2012 Krabbenhoft K, Huang J, Vicente Da Silva MJ, Lyamin AV, 'Granular contact dynamics with particle elasticity', Granular Matter, 14 607-613 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10035-012-0360-1
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Andrei Lyamin, Kristian Krabbenhoft
2011 Huang J, Griffiths DV, Wong S-W, 'Characterizing natural-fracture permeability from mud-loss data', SPE journal, 16 111-114 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
2011 Huang J, Griffiths DV, Fenton G, 'Closure to 'Probabilistic Analysis of Coupled Soil Consolidation'', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137 858-860 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000529
2011 Huang J, Griffiths DV, 'Observations on FORM in a simple geomechanics example', Structural Safety, 33 115-119 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.strusafe.2010.10.001
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
2011 Griffiths DV, Huang J, Fenton GA, 'Probabilistic infinite slope analysis', Computers and Geotechnics, 38 577-584 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.03.006
Citations Scopus - 38Web of Science - 21
2011 Griffiths 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]
DOI 10.1002/nag.909
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9
2011 Huang 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]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 2
2010 Huang 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]
DOI 10.1680/geot.08.P.038
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 6
2010 Huang J, Griffiths DV, Fenton GA, 'System Reliability of Slopes by RFEM', Soils and Foundations, 50 343-353 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3208/sandf.50.343
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 27
2010 Huang J, Griffiths D, Fenton G, 'Probabilistic analysis of coupled soil consolidation', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136 417-430 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000238
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 21
2009 Griffiths 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]
DOI 10.1002/nag.810
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
2009 Huang J, Griffiths D, 'Return mapping algorithms and stress predictors for failure analysis in geomechanics', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 135 276-284 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399(2009)135:4(276)
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 5
2009 Griffiths 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]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000099
Citations Scopus - 83Web of Science - 46
2009 Griffiths 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]
DOI 10.1002/cnm.1124
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2009 Griffiths 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]
DOI 10.1098/rspa.2009.0165
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 6
2008 Huang J, Griffiths D, 'Observations on return mapping algorithms for piecewise linear yield criteria', International Journal of Geomechanics, 8 253-265 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)1532-3641(2008)8:4(253)
Citations Scopus - 10
2002 Huang JS, 'Nonlinear buckling of composite shells of revolution', JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, 15 64-71 (2002) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)0893-1321(2002)15:2(64)
Citations Web of Science - 1
2000 Huang 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]
DOI 10.1016/S0141-0296(99)00040-1
Citations Web of Science - 3
2000 Huang 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Huang 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.

DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.405
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Kristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin
2014 Griffiths 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.

2014 Huang 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-authors Scott Sloan
2013 Huang J, Griffiths DV, Fenton GA, 'A benchmark slope for system reliability analysis', Geotechnical Special Publication, San Diego, CA. (2013) [E1]
DOI 10.1061/9780784412787
2013 Huang 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-authors Kristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin, Scott Sloan
2012 Griffiths 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]
2012 Griffiths 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]
Citations Scopus - 1
2012 Huang 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-authors Kristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin
2012 Huang 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-authors Kristian Krabbenhoft, Andrei Lyamin
2011 Griffiths 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 grants 3
Total funding $4,200

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20151 grants / $1,500

Fifth International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Rotterdam, The Netherland, 13-16 October, 2015$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Jinsong Huang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500972
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Jinsong Huang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400085
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Jinsong Huang
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201027
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.7
PhD0.7

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Developing Correlations between Geophysical Measurements and Geotechnical Engineering Parameters.
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis With the Discrete Element Method
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 Masters Studying of Soil-Cement Pile Applying on Coastal Areas as Breakwater
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Application of Stochastic Limit Analysis to Geotechnical Stability Problems
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
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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

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

Office

Room EA212
Building Engineering Building EA
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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