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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

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre (CESRC)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV1500 Applied Mechanics
CIV2403 Geology and Geomechanics
CIV3403 Geotechnical Engineering
CIV2901 Soil and Water Engineering Practice
CIV3906 Civil Material Practice

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
17 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
3 Years

Research most recent
J Shiau, M Sams (2019). Relating volume loss and greenfield settlement. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 83, 145-152

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2018). Revisiting Broms and Bennermarks’ original stability number for tunnel headings. Geotechnique Letters 8 (4)

J Shiau, V Vimonsatit, S Yazdani, A Singh (2018). Streamlining information transfer between construction and structural engineering. ISEC Press

Z Hossain, BBK Huat, V Anggraini, J Shiau (2018). Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Geotechnique, Construction Materials and Environment (GEOMATE 2018). Geomate International Society


Research most notable
J Shiau, M Sams (2019). Relating volume loss and greenfield settlement. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 83, 145-152

J Shiau, F Al-Asadi (2018). Revisiting Broms and Bennermarks’ original stability number for tunnel headings. Geotechnique Letters 8 (4)

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.


Publications in ePrints

Shiau, Jim and Sams, Mathew (2019) Relating volume loss and greenfield settlement. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 83. pp. 145-152. ISSN 0886-7798

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

Rachmawati, Siti Hanggita and Hossain, Zakaria and Shiau, Jim (2018) Agriculture land development using shell husk as recycle aggregate. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 20 (3). pp. 45-51. ISSN 1682-1130

Rachmawati, Siti Hanggita and Hossain, Zakaria and Shiau, Jim (2018) Ground improvement using waste shell for farm roads and embankments. Journal of Agricultural Engineering, 49 (1 - Article 731). pp. 29-33. ISSN 1974-7071

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 2186-2982

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )