Dr. J. Yang

Professor (Geotechnical Engineering)

Professor J. YANG

BEng, Zhejiang University, China
PhD, Zhejiang University, China
PhD, Kyoto University, Japan


Office: HW 6-25
Phone: +852 22415273
Fax: +852 25595337


Teaching Activities

  •   CIVL2001 Engineering Design and Communication
  •   CIVL2002 Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics
  •   CIVL3023 Inter-disciplinary Design Project
  •   CIVL6004 Advanced Soil Mechanics
  •   CIVL6027 Foundation Engineering


Research Interests

  •   Site response and earthquake ground motion
  •   Seismic effects on geotechnical structures
  •   Geomaterial behaviour and constitutive modelling
  •   Soil-structure interaction
  •   Mechanism and evaluation of soil liquefaction
  •   Micromechanics and discrete element modelling


Representative Research / Consultancy Projects

  •   Identification of dynamic soil-structure interaction effects on soil liquefaction,
          Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (RGC/CERG)
  •   Vertical site response and its effect on retaining structures, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
  •   Load settlement behaviour of piles in sandy soil, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
          (Germany-Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme)
  •   A new method for analysis of bearing capacity of displacement piles in sandy soil, University Research
  •   A study of ground motion coupling effects at liquefiable sites, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany


Representative Publications

  • Yang, J. (2006). "Influence zone for end bearing of piles in sand." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 132(9), 1229-1237.
  • Yang, J. (2006). "Frequency-dependent amplification of unsaturated surface soil layer." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 132(4), 526-531.
  • Yang, J., Tham, L.G., Lee, P.K.K., Chan, S.T., and Yu, F. (2006). "Behaviour of jacked and driven H-piles in sandy soil." Géotechnique, 56(4), 245-259.
  • Yang, J. (2005). "Pore pressure coefficient for soil and rock and its relation to compression wave velocity." Géotechnique, 55(3), 251-256.
  • Yang, J. (2004). "Reappraisal of vertical motion effects on soil liquefaction." Géotechnique, 54(10), 671-676.
  • Yang, J., Savidis, S., and Roemer, M. (2004). "Evaluating liquefaction strength of partially saturated sand." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , ASCE, 130(9), 975-979.
  • Yang, J., and Li, X.S. (2004). "State-dependent strength of sands from the perspective of unified modeling." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering , ASCE, 130(2), 186-198.
  • Yang, J. (2002). "Saturation effects of soil on ground motion at free surface due to incident SV waves." Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 128(12), 1295-1303.
  • Yang, J. (2002). "Non-uniqueness of flow liquefaction line for loose sand." Géotechnique, 52(10), 757-760; Reply to discussion, 54(1), 66-68.
  • Yang, J., and Sato, T. (2000). "Interpretation of seismic vertical amplification observed at an array site." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 90(2), 275-285.



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