Research/Discovery

Recent Publications

  1. Sun, G. Kong, H. Liu, L. Wang, J. Li “Dynamical soil stresses and velocity response of ballastless track XCC pile-raft foundation” submitted, under review/revision.
  2. Kong, G. Sun, H. Liu, J. Li (2019) “Dynamic Response of Ballastless Track XCC Pile-raft Foundation under Train Axle Loads” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20180032.
  3. Li J. (2019), “Strip Loading Test Theory and Equipment Development” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 11, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 61-71.
  4. Bian, Y. Tian, Y. Zhao, L. Cheng, C.Hong, Z. Gao, J. Li (2019), “Nonlinear Analysis of Edge Joint on T-Shaped Concrete-Filled Steel Tubular Column-H-Shaped Steel Beam Seismic Performance based on ABAQUS”, Global Journal of Researches in Engineering: E Civil And Structural Engineering, Volume 19 Issue 1, V. 1.0, Year 2019 International Research Journal, Publisher: Global Journals Inc. (USA) Online ISSN: 2249-4596 & Print ISSN: 0975-5861.
  5. Li J. and T. Leao (2018), “Application of Nor-Sand Constitutive Model in a Highway Fill Embankment Failure Study”, Civil Engineering Journal, Vol. 4, No. 10, Pages 2252-2263
  6. Gao Z. and  Li  J. (2018) “Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process Evaluation Method in Assessing Corrosion Damage of Reinforced Concrete Bridges”, Civil Engineering Journal, Vol.4, No. 4, Page 843-856.
  7. Li J., J. Zhai and Li Tan (2016). “Epistemic Uncertainty Effects on Calibrating Resistance Factors from Static Top-down Loaded Tests of Drilled Shafts in Sands”, International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation, Fall/Winter 2016, Vol. 8, No. 2, Pages 106-112.
  8. Li J. and J. Zhai (2015) “Subsidence Modeling and Analysis for Sand Shear Strength Parameter Testing”, Book Chapter of “Mechanics of Composite and Multi-functional Materials”, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Conference on Experimental and Applied Mechanics” Editors: RalphC., Silberstein, M., Thakre, P. R., Singh, R. (Eds.), ISBN 978-3-319-21762-8.

Conference Paper Publications

  1. J. Li*, J. Zhai, T. Leao, N. Zeytinoglu (2020) Materials Science & Engineering Teaching, Learning and Instructions Connections to Different Engineering Subject Courses, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at IUPUI, Indiana, March 28, 2020.
  2. T. Leao, J. Li*, J. Zhai (2020) Importance of probability concepts applied in civil engineering from teaching and learning perspective, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at IUPUI, Indiana, March 28, 2020.
  3. A. Vandenoever, J. Li*, S.  McNutt (2020) Chicago Deep Tunnel and Reservoir Case Study An Innovative Teaching Method, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at IUPUI, Indiana, March 28, 2020.
  4. Li, J., J. Xu, N. Zeytinoglu and J. Zhai (2019) “Design of a Carburizing Treatment of Steel Base Gear in the Materials Science Course”, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at University of Evansville, Indiana, March 22-23, 2019, Evansville, Indiana.
  5. Xu J., J. Li, N. Zeytinoglu, J. Zhai (2019) “Application of Computational Tools to Spaghetti-Based Truss Bridge Design”, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at University of Evansville, Indiana, March 22-23, 2019, Evansville, Indiana.
  6. M. Hajitaheriha, A. H. Motlagh, J. Li, M. Hoseinzadeh (2019) “The effect of foundation shapes on bearing capacity in layered geogrid-reinforced soils” 11th National Congress on Civil Engineering, April 30 – May 1, 2019, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
  7. Li, J., Zeytingulo, M. Mojtahed, M. Wooden and N. I. Nnachi (2018) “Integration of a Highway Fill Embankment Case Study in Engineering Design Courses for Instructional Improvement”, 2018 ASEE 125th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2018, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  8. Wooden, M., Li, J., Laviolette and Liu, Y. (2018) “Board 54: Effective Stress and Upward Seepage Laboratory Demonstration”, 2018 ASEE 125th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2018, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  9. Okpala, I. and Li, J.(2018), “Geotechnical Engineering Education in Nigeria Reflecting on University versus Industry Reality”, Illinois-Indiana ASEE Section Annual Conference held at Purdue University West Lafayette, April 7, 2018, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  10. LiJ. and J. Zhai (2017), “Teaching/Learning Soil Mechanics with Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration”, 2017 ASEE 124th Annual Conference & Exposition by ASEE 2017, Columbus, Ohio.
  11. Li, J.and M. Mojtahed (2017), “From ASD to Reliability Based LRFD of Geotechnical Structures: Learning from Pioneers and Experts through Videos and Webinars”, peer reviewed, accepted and published by ASCE GeoRisk 2017, Denver Colorado.
  12. Li, J. and Li Tan, (2016) “Epistemic Uncertainty Effects on Resistance Factors Calibrated from FHWA Drilled Shafts in Sands Static Top-down Tests”, published by the IAJC/ISAM Conference, Florida, 2016.
  13. Li, J.(2016), “Using Google Earth in Shoreline Erosion Study”, peer reviewed paper accepted to ASEE 2016 and published online, New Orleans, LA.
  14. Li, J. and J. Zhai (2015) “Teaching subsidence concepts with a physical modeling device”, peer reviewed paper accepted and published by ARMA (American Rock Mechanics Association) 2015, 49th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, 28 June-1 July, San Francisco, California.
  15. Li J. and R. Y. Liang (2010) “Skin Resistance Factors Calibrated from O-Cell Tested Drilled Shafts of FHWA Database”, published by International Geotechnical Conference “Geotechnical Challenges in Megacities” Moscow, 7-10 June 2010.
  16. Liang R. and J. Li (2009) “Resistance Factors Calibrated from FHWA Drilled Shafts Static Top-Down Tests Data Base”, Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundation (GSP 186). Proceedings of Selected Sessions of 2009 International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo, Orlando, FL.

Recent Abstract/Presentations

  1. Li, J.  and Zhai J. (2019) “Planet Rover Wheels Loading Test Development”, poster exhibit presentation talk delivered at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference (EMI 2019), June 18, 2018 – June 21, 2018, California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA.
  2. Li, J.  and Zhai J. (2019) “Planet Rover Wheels Loading Test Applied to Its Regolith Strength/Property Estimation”, podium oral presentation abstract accepted at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2019), June 18 – 21, 2018, California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA.
  3. Zhai J.Gao X., Li, J.  and Graham S. M. (2019) “Modelling the Tension-Torsion Asymmetric Yield Behavior of Nitronic 40 Steel”, podium oral presentation abstract accepted at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference (EMI 2019), June 18 – 21, 2018, California Institute of Technology Campus, Pasadena, CA.
  4. Li, J.  (2019) “Integration of a Geotechnical Highway Fill Embankment Case Study with Different Engineering Courses for Instruction Improvement”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond and Westville, Indiana, USA.
  5. Li, J.  and Zhai, J. (2019) “Soil Shear Strength Testing from Strip Loading Test to Planet Rover Wheel Loading Test Development”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, Indiana, USA.
  6. Thiago, L and Li, J.  (2019) “Application of Nor Sand Constitutive Model in a Highway Fill Embankment Failure Study”, PNW Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, IN.
  7. Thiago, L and Li, J.  (2019) “Development of an Educational Tool for Deterministic and Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis”, PNW Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, IN.
  8. McNutt S., Vandenoever A., Deutsch K., Peters M. and Li, J.  (2019) “TARP Investigation”, PNW Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 2/3, 2019, Hammond, Indiana, USA.
  9. Li, J., Zhai, J. (2018) “Assistance and Verification of Finite Element Analysis of a New Soil Shear Strength Strip Loading Test Development”, #921 Presentation talk delivered at the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 4-9, 2018. Symposium Session #110 Computational Geomechanics held at Tech Center – Hyatt O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois.
  10. Zhai, J., Gao, X. and Li, J.(2018) “J2–J3 Constitutive Modeling of Plasticity of Ductile Materials”, #920 Presentation talk delivered at the 18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 4-9, 2018. Symposium Session #113 Geomechanics Modeling and Computation held at Tech Center – Hyatt O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois.
  11. Liu Y., Zeytinoglu N. and Li, J. (2018) “V0028: High-Speed Schlieren Photography on Falling Objects”, 71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18 ~ 20, 2018).
  12. Li, J. (2018) “Development of Soil Shear Strip Loading Test Equipment”, presentation talk delivered at American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) annual Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI) Conference (EMI 2018), May 29, 2018 – June 1, 2018, MIT Campus, Boston, MA.
  13. Li, J.,(2018). Mars Rover Wheels (Strip) Loading Test. Poster exhibit and presented at the NASA AAQ WORKSHOP, at NASA Glen Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, September 7, 2018.
  14. Li, J. and J. Zhai (2018), “Integrated Instruction Improvement with Innovative Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration for Interdisciplinary Impact (I4MI5) — A Case Study and Application to Soil Mechanics and Engineering”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 3~4, 2018, Hammond and Westville, Indiana, USA.
  15. Li, J. and Kroneman J. (2018) “Teaching/Learning Urbanization Effects with Local and Regional Storm Water Facilities”, poster exhibited and presented at Illinois-Indiana ASEE Section Annual Conference held at Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, April 7, 2018.
  16. Li, J. (2018), “Teaching Urbanization Effects with Local and Regional Detention Facilities”, PNW Faculty Research Discovery Day, poster exhibit presentation, April 3~4, 2018, Hammond and Westville, IN.
  17. Li, J.(2016), “Using Google Earth in Shoreline Erosion Study”, poster paper exhibited and presented at ASEE 2016 and published online, New Orleans, LA.

Above research and discovery results and/or products are closely tied to following ongoing research projects and overall more than 14 different subjects courses teaching and learning at PNC and PNW, respectively.

Currently Ongoing Geotechnical Engineering Educational Research, and Geotechncial Research Thrust Interests:

1. I4MI5Integrated Instruction Improvement with Innovative Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration for Interdisciplinary Impact. This engineering educational research proposal interests are partly due to the contributions of following spring and fall semester teaching assignment at both PNW two campuses, Westville and Hammond.

New CE courses and research developed at PNW Westville campus

  • 01.CE23200       Engineering Geology
  • 02.ENGR49900  Soil Mechanics I
  • 03.ENGR49900  Soil Mechanics I Lab
  • 04.CE43200       Surface Water Hydrology
  • 05.CE36700       Soil Mechanics II
  • 06.CE36700       Soil Mechanics II Lab
  • 07.CE48100       Foundation Engineering

New graduate level CE courses developed and taught at PNW Hammond campus

  • 01.ME59700 Rock Mechanics
  • 02.CE 59701  Intermediate Soil Mechanics

New CE/ME courses taught at PNW Westville and Hammond campuses

  • 01.CE 32100      Soil Engineering
  • 02.CE 45301      Engineering Rock Mechanics
  • 03.ENGR19000  Elementary Engineering Design
  • 04.CE/ME33001 Structure and Property of Materials
  • 05.CE/ME27100 Basic Mechanics I – Statics
  • 06.CE 20100      Surveying and GIS
  • 07.MSE20000    Materials Sciences (Starting Spring 2018)
  • 08.CE  20400    Civil Engineering Materials (Spring 2018, assigned and prepared to teach, but cancelled later)
  • 0 9 .ME311  Engineering Economics and Project Management (New course spring 2020 rescheduled).
  • 0 9 .ECE312 Engineering Economics and Project Management (New course spring 2020 rescheduled).

New CE/ME courses proposed and approved at PNW Westville and Hammond campuses

  • 01.CE 41200   Groundwater Hydrology
  • 02.CE 45501   Design of Earth Structures
  • 03.CE/ME 59701   Intermediate Soil Mechanics (Spring 2018, 2020)
  • 04.ME 59701   Terramechanics (Graduate independent study course to be developed)

If you have interests in my above courses development/instructions and desire to join my following research group and contribute to the research thrust areas, you are more than welcome and encouraged to contact us. I can be reached at <Li1919@Purdue.Edu>.

1. I4MI5Integrated Instruction Improvement with Innovative Mnemonics, Intuition, Insight and Inspiration for Interdisciplinary Impact

2. NSF Award #1919 726 MRI: Acquisition of an Advanced Three-dimensional Flow Measurement System (Co-PI: $363,760.00.)

3. Development of a Wheel Loading Test Methodology Based on Terramecahnics and Soil Mechanics Theories.