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Dr Jim Shiau

Dr Jim Shiau
Name Jim Shiau
Position Senior Lecturer (Geotechnical Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z304
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2550
Extension 2550
Email
Qualifications MEng UNSW , PhD Newcastle

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )

Research interests
Numerical Modelling for Geotechnical Construction

Shakedown Analysis in Goetechnical Engineering

Dynamic Stability Analysis using Upper and Lower Bound Methods

Deep Braced Excavation and Soft Ground Tunnelling

Experimental Shakedown in Pavement Engineering

Industry affiliations
Member, Australian Association for Computational Mechanics

Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education

Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

Member, International Association for Computer Methods and Advances Geomechanics

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV2403 Geology and Geomechanics
CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering
CIV2901 Soil and Water Engineering Practice
CIV3906 Civil Material Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
17 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Program Coordinator, Discipline Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research most recent
Shiau, J. S., Sams, M. S., & Kemp, R. J. (2014). Physical modelling and PIV analyses of an underground tunnel heading. In Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Seoul, 61-66.

Shiau, J. S., Sams, M. S., Zhang, J., & Kemp, R. J. (2014). Settlement analyses of underground circular tunneling in soft clay. In Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Seoul, 347-352.

Lamb, B. and Shiau, J. S. (2014). Physical and Numerical Investigation into Sinkhole Collapse. Fourth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Brisbane, Australia.

Britts, C. and Shiau, J. S. (2014). Developing Design Tools for Cantilevered and Anchored Sheet Pile Walls. Fourth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Brisbane, Australia.

Shiau, J. S. and Kemp R. J. (2013). Settlement and Stability Analyses of Tunnels in Undrained Clays. Geotechnics for Sustainable Development - Geotec Hanoi 2013, Phung (edt). Construction Publisher.

Shiau, J. S. and Kemp R. J. (2013). Developing a numerical model for the stability design of tunnel heading. Third International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment, Nagoya, Japan, Nov. 13-15, 2013

Shiau, J. S., and Smith, C.A. (2012). Developing numerical models for the design of cantilever sheet pile wall. Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction. The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Perth. Australia.

Shiau, J. S. (2012). Shakedown analysis of layered continuum. Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction. The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Perth. Australia.


Shiau, J. S., and Smith, C.A. (2012). Developing numerical models for the design of cantilever sheet pile wall. Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction. The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Perth. Australia.

Shiau, J. S. (2012). Shakedown analysis of layered continuum. Research, Development, and Practice in Structural Engineering and Construction. The First Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Perth. Australia.

Shiau, J. S., Merifield, R. S., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2011). Undrained stability of footings on slopes. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE. Vol. 11, No. 5, 381-390

Shiau, J. S., and Hobson, M. (2011) Teaching earth pressure theory using physical models: an example in civil engineering. International Engineering and Technology Education Conference. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shiau, J. S. (2011) A Shakedown Limit under Hertz Contact Pressure. International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology. Sanya, Hainan, China.

Shiau, J. S., and Smith, C. (2011) Calculation of lateral earth pressures with layered backfill. 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium. Melbourne, Australia

Shiau, J. S., and Hobson, M. (2011) Modeling uplift of plate anchor. 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium. Melbourne, Australia

Shiau, J. S., and Al Abri, M. (2011) A Study on the Failure Mechanisms of Horizontal Plate Anchors in Clay. International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering. Perth, Australia

Shiau, J. S., Augarde, C. E., Lyamin, A. V. and Sloan, S. W. (2008). Finite element limit analysis of passive earth resistance in cohesiveless soils. Soils and Foundations. Vol. 48, No. 6, 843-850.

Shiau, J. S. and Watson, S. F. (2008) 3D bearing capacity of shallow foundations located near deep excavation sites. International Conference on Deep Excavation 2008. Singapore

Shiau, J. S., Smith, C. A. and Thomas, C. J. (2008). A FLAC model for classical earth pressure problems. 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium on N



Publications in ePrints

Hama Salih, Samal and Mirza Hassan, Mohammad and Shiau, Jim and Hossain, Zakaria (2018) A revisit to Nicoll Highway excavation in Singapore. International Journal of GEOMATE, 14 (42). pp. 90-96. ISSN 2186-2982

Hama Salih, Samal and Mirza Hassan, Mohammad and Shiau, Jim and Hossain, Zakaria (2018) Numerical simulation of staged braced excavation in sand ~ O6 MRT station. International Journal of GEOMATE, 14 (43). pp. 104-111. ISSN 2186-2990

Shiau, Jim and Sams, Mathew and Al-Asadi, Fadhil and Mirza Hassan, Mohammad (2018) Stability charts for unsupported plane strain tunnel headings in homogeneous undrained clay. International Journal of GEOMATE, 14 (41). pp. 19-26. ISSN 2186-2982

Shiau, Jim and Sams, Mathew (2017) Estimation of tunneling induced ground settlement using pressure relaxation method. International Journal of GEOMATE, 13 (39). pp. 132-139. ISSN 2186-2982

Shiau, Jim and Lamb, Brian and Sams, Mathew and Lobwein, Jay (2017) Stability charts for unsupported circular tunnels in cohesive soils. International Journal of GEOMATE, 13 (39). pp. 95-102. ISSN 2186-2982

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )