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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
Homepage https://sites.google.com/view/jimshiau
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400599 )

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

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)
  • Centre for Agricultural Engineering (CAE)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
17 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
3 Years

Research most recent
J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Three-Dimensional Analysis of Circular Tunnel Headings using Broms and Bennermarks’ Original Stability Number. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE
https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001734

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Stability analysis of twin circular tunnels using shear strength reduction method, Géotechnique Letters, Institution of Civil Engineers.
https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.19.00003

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Two-dimensional tunnel heading stability factors Fc, Fs and Fr. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2020.103293

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Determination of critical tunnel heading pressures using stability factors. Computers and Geotechnics 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103345


Research most notable
J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Three-Dimensional Analysis of Circular Tunnel Headings using Broms and Bennermarks’ Original Stability Number. International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE
https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0001734

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Stability analysis of twin circular tunnels using shear strength reduction method, Géotechnique Letters, Institution of Civil Engineers.
https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.19.00003

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Two-dimensional tunnel heading stability factors Fc, Fs and Fr. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2020.103293

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Determination of critical tunnel heading pressures using stability factors. Computers and Geotechnics 119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103345

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2020). Three-Dimensional Heading Stability of Twin Circular Tunnels. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering https://doi.org/10.1007/s10706-020-01201-z

J Shiau, MM Hassan (2020). Undrained stability of active and passive trapdoors. Geotechnical Research. Institution of Civil Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgere.19.00033

J Shiau, M Sams (2019). Relating volume loss and greenfield settlement. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 83, 145-152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2018.09.041

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2018). Revisiting Broms and Bennermarks’ original stability number for tunnel headings. Geotechnique Letters 8 (4). https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00145

Z Hossain, S Inazumi, J Shiau (2019). Proceedings of the Nineth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (GEOMATE 2019). Geomate International Society. ISBN Number: 978-4-909106025 C3051

Z Hossain, S Horpibulsuk, J Shiau (2019). Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE-2019). Geomate International Society. ISBN Number: 978-4-909106032 C3051

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., 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., 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.

JS Shiau, AV Lyamin, SW Sloan (2003). Bearing capacity of a sand layer on clay by finite element limit analysis. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40(5), 900-915.


Publications in ePrints

Shiau, Jim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 and Hassan, Mohammad Mirza (2021) Numerical Investigation of Undrained Trapdoors in Three Dimensions. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering:30. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2199-9260

Shiau, Jim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 and Chudal, Bishal and Mahalingasivam, Kiritharan and Keawsawasvong, Suraparb (2021) Pipeline burst-related ground stability in blowout condition. Transportation Geotechnics, 29:100587. ISSN 2214-3912

Shiau, Jim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 and Al-Asadi, Fadhil (2021) Revisiting Circular Tunnel Stability Using Broms and Bennermarks’ Original Stability Number. International Journal of Geomechanics, 21 (5):06021009. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1532-3641

Keawsawasvong, Suraparb and Shiau, JimORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 (2021) Stability of active trapdoors in axisymmetry. Underground Space. ISSN 2096-2754

Shiau, Jim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9220-3184 and Keawsawasvong, Suraparb and Lee, Ji-Sung and Hassan, Mohammad Mirza (2021) Three-dimensional circular trapdoor stability. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology. ISSN 2196-7202

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400599 )