Y H Wang


PhD in Civil Engineering
Associate Dean of Engineering (UG Studies)
Director of Data-enabled Scalable Research Laboratory (DESR Lab)
Research Area
Research Interests
Vertical AI on smart and resilient cities, including sensor design (Geo-IoT and Open Smart Soil Particles (OpenSSP), etc.), data collection, big data infrastructure, deep learning, and semantic integration.
Innovative wave-based characterizations of geomaterials (using mechanical and electromagnetic waves)
Experimental geo-micromechanics and DEM simulations
Applications of 3D printing techniques on innovation of geotechnical testing devices and sensing techniques
Physico-chemical soil behavior (with particular emphasis on the behavior of clayey soils)
Initiation mechanisms of flow landslides
Attenuation mechanisms and measurements in particulate media (damping ratio)

PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

Yuan*, Q., Yan*, G., Li*, Z., and Wang. Y.H. (2020). “Experimental characterizations of fabric correlation in 2D rod assemblies subjected to biaxial shearing,” European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/19648189.2020.1814874. 

Su, Z., Chow, J.K., Tan, P.S., Ho, Y.K. and Wang, Y.H. (2020). “Fully-automatic landslide inventory mapping using the deep learning technique,” Landslides [Accepted for publication].

Chow, J.K., Su, Z., Wu, J., Li, Z., Tan, P.S. Liu, K.F., Mao, X. and Wang, Y.H. (2020). Artificial intelligence-empowered pipeline for image-based inspection of the civil infrastructures. Automation in Construction, 120, 103372.

Chow, J.K., Su, Z., Wu, J., Tan, P.S. Mao, X. and Wang, Y.H. (2020). Unsupervised anomaly detection of the concrete defects with the convolutional autoencoder. Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 45, 101105.

Chow, J.K., Wang, Y.H., Lui, H.L. and Huang, E. (2020). “Determination of consolidation parameters based on the excess pore water pressure measurement using a newly developed U-oedometer.” Acta Geotechnica, 15, 2665–2680.

Orangi*, A., Narsilio*, G. A., Wang, Y. H. and Ryu*, D. (2020). “Experimental investigation of dry density effects on dielectric properties of soil–water mixtures with different specific surface areas.” Acta Geotechnica. Vol. 15, pp. 1153-1172.

Wu, Y., Chow, J.K., Wu, J. and Wang, Y.H. (2020). “Time-lapsed Vs tomographic images and stress in sand surrounding the displacement pile during setup,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 57, 635–649.

Yuan Q., Li, Z., Gao, Y., Wang, Y. H., and Li*,·X. (2019). “Local responses in 2D assemblies of elliptical rods when subjected to biaxial shearing,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol, 14, pp. 1685-1697.

Wu, Y., Chow, J.K., Wang, Y.H. and Ooi, G.L. (2019). “New methods for the arrival time determination in bender element tests for time-lapsed Vs tomography,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 145, No. 9, 04019049-1 ~ 04019049-11.

Chow, J.K., Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2019). “Comprehensive microstructural characterizations of 1-D consolidated kaolinite samples with fabric tensors and pore elongation factors,” Engineering Geology, Vol. 248, 22-33.

Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2018). “Density effect and associated unjamming events on the aging-induced stiffness increase in sand,” International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 18, No. 2, 04018173-1~ 04018173-11.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2018). “An innovative experimental setup for characterizing friction fatigue during cyclic jacking of piles in dense sand, Geotechnical Testing Journal, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20180075.

Li, Z., Wang, Y.H., Chow, J.K., Su, Z. and Li*, X. (2018). “3D pore network extraction in granular media by unifying the Delaunay tessellation and maximal ball methods,” Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Vol. 167, pp. 692-701.

Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H., Ma, C.H., and Mo, C.M.B. (2017). “Experimental characterization and 3D DEM simulation of bond breakages in artificially cemented sands with different bond strengths when subjected to triaxial shearing,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 987–1002.

Revil, A., Niu, Q., Li, Z., and Wang, Y.H. (2017). “Relationship between electrical conductivity anisotropy and fabric anisotropy in granular materials during drained triaxial compressive tests: a numerical approach,” Geophysical Journal International, Vol. 210, No. 1, pp. 1-17.

Li, Z. and Wang, Y.H., Li, X., and Quan, Y. (2017). “Validation of Discrete Element Method by simulating a 2D assembly of randomly packed elliptical rods,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp 541–557.

Chow, J.K. and Wang, Y.H. (2017). “Preparation of high-quality load-preserved fabric clay samples for microstructural characterizations: a pragmatic guide featuring a 3D-printed oedometer,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 5, pp. 891-905.

Wu, Y, Wang, Y.H., and Niu. Q. (2017). “Integrating the four-probe method and SWCC device to measure electrical resistivity anisotropy of unsaturated soil,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 698-709.

Gao, Y., Wang, Y.H., and Chow, J.K. (2017). “Using film-like sensors for K0 and pore water pressure measurement in clay during 1-D consolidation,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 134-143, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20160008.

Yuan, Q., Wang, Y.H., Tam, P.O. and Li*, X., and Gao, Y. (2017). “Kinematic features of particles and associated contact movements in response to direct shearing,” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE. Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-15, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000685.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2016). “DEM modelling of aging or creep in sand based on the effects of microfracturing of asperities and evolution of microstructural anisotropy during triaxial creep,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 11, No. 9, pp. 1303-1320, doi: 10.1007/s11440-016-0483-3.

Niu, Q., Zhao, K, Wang, Y.H., and Wu, Y. (2016). “Examining the influence of vegetation on slope hydrology in Hong Kong using capacitive resistivity technique,” Journal of Applied Geophysics, Vol., 129, No. 6, doi:10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.03.042, pp.148-157.

Yu, C.Y., Chow, J.K. and Wang, Y.H., (2016). “Pore-size changes and responses of kaolinite with different structures subject to consolidation and shearing,” Engineering Geology, Vol. 202, March, pp. 122-131.

Yuan, Q., Wang, Y.H., Tam, P.O., Li, X. and Gao, Y. (2016). “Making a biaxial testing system with the aid of 3D printing technique to examine the kinetic behavior of particulate media,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol, 39, No. 2, pp. 264-281.

Gao, Y. and Wang, Y.H. (2016). “Experimental characterization of deformation, K0, stiffness, and contact force distributions of sand during secondary compression and rebound,” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 53, No. 5, dx.doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2014-0324.

Wang, Y.H., Gao, Y., and Ooi, G.L. (2016). “Experimental characterizations of an aging mechanism of sands,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 142, No. 2, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001413.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2016). Closure to "Examining setup mechanisms of driven piles in sand using laboratory model pile tests", discussion by J.K. Lim and B.M. Lehane, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol, 142, No. 2, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001252.

Gao, Y., Wang, Y.H., and Su*, J.C.P. (2015). “Experimental characterizations of the influence of fines on the stiffness of sand with inherent fabric anisotropy,” Soils and Foundations, Vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 1148-1157.

Jain, S., Wang, Y.H., and Fredlund, D.G. (2015). “Non-contact sensing system to measure specimen volume during shrinkage test,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 936-949, doi: 10.1520/GTJ20140274.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2015). “Three-dimensional DEM simulations on monotonic jacking in sand,” Granular Matter, Vol. 17, No. 3, 359-376.

Niu, Q., Fratta, D., Wang, Y.H. (2015). “The use of electrical conductivity measurements in the prediction of hydraulic conductivity of unsaturated soils,” Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 522, pp. 475-487. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.12.055.

Zhang, Z. and Wang, Y.H. (2015). “Examining setup mechanisms of driven piles in sand using laboratory model pile tests,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 141, No. 3, 04014114, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001252.

Tong, L. and Wang, Y.H. (2015). “DEM simulations of shear modulus and damping ratio of sand with emphasis on the effects of particle number, particle shape, and aging,” Acta Geotechnica, Vol. 10, pp.117-130, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-014-0331-2.