Dr Shengbing Yu

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

PhD, Geotechnical Engineering, Tongji University, China, 2011 Master, Geotechnical Engineering, Wuhan University, China, 2008 Bachelor, Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, China, 2006

Research Expertise
Development of upper bound analysis for anchor plates and the application of these results to problems in Geotechnical Engineering. Estimating basal stability for braced excavations in soft clay.

Qualifications

• PhD (Engineering)(Geotechnical Engineering), Tongji University - China

Keywords

• Limit analysis
• anchor plate
• excavation
• uplift pile

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering 80
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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School of Engineering
Australia
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Publications

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Journal article (5 outputs)

2016 Yu S, Zhang X, Sloan SW, 'A 3D upper bound limit analysis using radial point interpolation meshless method and second-order cone programming', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, (2016)

Â© 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.This paper presents a 3D formulation for quasi-kinematic limit analysis, which is based on a radial point interpolation meshless method and numerica... [more]

Â© 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.This paper presents a 3D formulation for quasi-kinematic limit analysis, which is based on a radial point interpolation meshless method and numerical optimization. The velocity field is interpolated using radial point interpolation shape functions, and the resulting optimization problem is cast as a standard second-order cone programming problem. Because the essential boundary conditions can be only guaranteed at the position of the nodes when using radial point interpolation, the results obtained with the proposed approach are not rigorous upper bound solutions. This paper aims to improve the computing efficiency of 3D upper bound limit analysis and large problems, with tens of thousands of nodes, can be solved efficiently. Five numerical examples are given to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed approach with the von Mises yield criterion: an internally pressurized cylinder; a cantilever beam; a double-notched tensile specimen; and strip, square and rectangular footings.

DOI 10.1002/nme.5273 Scott Sloan
2015 Yang C, Carter JP, Yu S, 'Comparison of model predictions of the anisotropic plasticity of Lower Cromer Till', Computers and Geotechnics, 69 365-377 (2015) [C1]

Â© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.This paper compares predictions, made using selected soil constitutive models, of the anisotropic plastic response of a sandy silty-clay, viz., Lower Cromer T... [more]

Â© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.This paper compares predictions, made using selected soil constitutive models, of the anisotropic plastic response of a sandy silty-clay, viz., Lower Cromer Till (LCT). The performance of four elastoplastic models, designated as MCC (Roscoe and Burland, 1968), S-CLAY1 (Wheeler et al., 2003), SANICLAY14 (Dafalias and Taiebat, 2014) and YANG2015 (Yang et al., 2015), are systematically evaluated based on a series of drained triaxial stress path tests, including virgin constant-stress-ratio (CSR) compression tests, probing stress path tests on initially K0 consolidated samples, and also various transitional CSR tests. Comparison of the various predictions shows that the isotropic MCC model cannot properly describe the mechanical behaviour of LCT due to its neglect of fabric anisotropy. The other three anisotropic models differ in their definition of the rotational hardening laws, particularly in the description of the equilibrium state of fabric anisotropy achieved under CSR loading. While significant improvements in model predictions can be observed from the three anisotropic models, for LCT S-CLAY1 generally tends to underestimate the volumetric deformation and both S-CLAY1 and SANICLAY14 are likely to overestimate the ratio of the deviatoric and volumetric strains for more anisotropic stress states. YANG2015 exhibits the most consistent performance in reproducing the mechanical behaviour of LCT among the four models under comparison. The importance of the virgin CSR tests to properly understanding the plastic anisotropy of soil fabric is highlighted.

DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.06.009 Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1 Chao Yang, John Carter
2015 Yu SB, Hambleton JP, Sloan SW, 'Undrained uplift capacity of deeply embedded strip anchors in non-uniform soil', Computers and Geotechnics, 70 41-49 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.07.014 James Hambleton, Scott Sloan
2014 Yu SB, Merifield RS, Lyamin AV, Fu XD, 'Kinematic limit analysis of pullout capacity for plate anchors in sandy slopes', Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 51 565-579 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.12989/sem.2014.51.4.565 Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1 Richard Merifield, Andrei Lyamin
2014 Yu SB, Hambleton JP, Sloan SW, 'Analysis of Inclined Strip Anchors in Sand Based on the Block Set Mechanism', Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553 422-427 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.422 James Hambleton, Scott Sloan
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