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Chunyang Liu 
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Curriculum Vitae

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Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of South Carolina

Chunyang Liu

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Constitutive modeling of unsaturated soils
  • Physical modeling of soil-structure interaction
  • Pavement design and instrumentation
  • Ground improvement
  • Computational geomechanics

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 2009
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, South China University of Technology, 2003
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Huazhong University of Sci. and Tech., 2000
Selected Publications

  • Kirupakaran, K., Cerato, A. B., Liu, C., Miller, G. A., Muraleetharan, K. K., Pinilla, J. D., Price, S. and Thompson, Z. M. (2010). "Simulation of a Centrifuge Model Test of Pile Foundations in CDSM Improved Soft Clays." GeoFlorida 2010: ASCE GSP No. 199, pp. 1583-1591
  • Muraleetharan, K.K., Liu, C., Wei, C., Kibbey, T.C.G., and Chen, L. (2009), "A comprehensive approach to modeling the behavior of unsaturated soils using an elastoplastic framework." International Journal of Plasticity, 25, pp. 473-490
  • Liu, C. and Muraleetharan, K.K. (2009), "Coupled hydraulic and mechanical behavior of unsaturated soils: theory and validation." In Proc. of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Miller, G.A., Khoury, C., Muraleetharan, K.K., Liu, C. and Kibbey, T.C.G. (2008), "Effects of solid deformations on hysteretic soil water characteristic curves: experiments and simulations", Water Resources Research, 44, W00C06, doi:10.1029/2007WR006492
  • Muraleetharan, K.K., and Liu, C. (2006), "Prediction of soil water characteristic curves using an elastoplastic framework." GeoShanghai 2006: GSP No. 148, pp. 86-92
  • Liu, C., and Muraleetharan, K.K. (2006), "Description of soil water characteristic curves using the bounding surface plasticity theory." In Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils: GSP No. 147, pp. 2432-2440

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