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Dr Yuqing Zhang

Lecturer, Engineering Systems & Management

Yuquing Zhang

Phone number: 01212043391
Email: y.zhang10@aston.ac.uk 
Room number: MB226E

Profile

Yuqing joined Aston University in March 2015 as a lecturer in School of Engineering and Applied Science. Prior to that, he was an assistant research scientist at Texas A&M Transportation 
Institute (TTI), USA. Yuqing, as an aggie, received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University under supervision of Prof. Robert L. Lytton. He was awarded BSc and MSc degrees from Southeast University in Nanjing, China.

Yuqing’s research has covered a variety of topics related to asphalt concrete, unbound aggregates, pavement structures, constitutive modeling, numerical simulations, non-destructive evaluations, etc. He served as Principal Investigator (PI) and led several fundamental and international collaborating research proposals and projects. As a principal researcher, he was working on a series of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) projects as well as many other research projects sponsored by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

 

Yuqing is a fellow of International Road Federation (IRF) and a member of academic associations such as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), etc. He is also a peer reviewer of a number of learned academic journals such as ASCE’s Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASTM’s Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Construction and Building Materials, Journal of Transportation Research Record, etc. 

  • Post- doc, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, USA, 2013-2014;
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, 2008 - 2012;
  • M.Sc., Highway and Railway Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2005-2007;
  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Southeast University, China, 2001-2005.
  •  2015- date: Lecturer, Aston University, UK;
  • 2014-2015: Assistant Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, USA;
  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, USA;
  • 2008-2012: Graduate Research Assistant, Texas A&M University, USA;
  • 2009 Spring: Graduate Teachng Assistant, Texas A&M University, USA;
  • 2005-2008: Research Assistant, Southeast University, China.

 Scheduled to teach modules relevant to transport infrastructural materials and highway engineering.

  • Constitutive Modelling of Civil Engineering Materials;
  • Engineering Mechanics and Micromechanics;
  • Pavement Engineering Materials and Structures;
  • Experimental and Computational Simulation Technologies;
  • Infrastructural Sustainability and Non-destructive Evaluations.

Open to supervise postgradutate students in broad areas of pavement engineering, bituminous/asphalt materials, unbound granular materials, engineering mechanics, numerical modelling, infrastructural sustainability, nondestructive testing, etc.

  • International Road Federation (IRF), Fellow;
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associate Member;
  • American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), Member;
  • Engineering Mechanics Institute (EMI), Member;
  • Construction Institute (CI), Bituminous Material Commitee, Member;
  • Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.), Texas Board of Professional Engineers

Zhang, Y., Bernhardt, M., Biscontin, G., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2014). "A Generalized Drucker-Prager Viscoplastic Yield Surface Model for Asphalt Concrete." Materials and Structures, Springer; 2014-10-1. Permalink.

Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2014) "Crack Initiation in Asphalt Mixtures under External Compressive Loads." Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier; 72, 94-103. Permalink.

Gu, Fan, Zhang, Y., Luo, X., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2015) "Improved Methodology to Evaluate Fracture Properties of Warm Mix Asphalt Using Overlay Test." Transportation Research Record: Journal of Transportation Research Record, in press;

Zhang, Y., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2014). "Anisotropic Modeling of Compressive Crack Growth in Tertiary Flow of Asphalt Mixtures." Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 140(6), 04014032. Permalink.

Zhang, Y., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2013). "Characterization of Viscoplastic Yielding of Asphalt Concrete." Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, 47, 671-679. Permalink.

Zhang, Y., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2013). "Mechanistic Modeling of Fracture in Asphalt Mixtures under Compressive Loading." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 25(9), 1189-1197. Permalink.

Shen, S., Lu, X., Zhang, Y., and Lytton, R. L. (2014). "Fracture and Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Binders during Fatigue and Rest Periods." Journal of Testing and Evaluation, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 42(1), Permalink.

Zhang, Y., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2012). "Characterizing Permanent Deformation and Fracture of Asphalt Mixtures by Using Compressive Dynamic Modulus Tests." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 24(7), 898-906. Permalink.

Zhang, Y., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2012). "Anisotropic Viscoelastic Properties of Undamaged Asphalt Mixtures." Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 138(1), 75-89. Permalink.

Zhang, Y., Luo, R., and Lytton, R. L. (2011). "Microstructure-based Inherent Anisotropy of Asphalt Mixtures." Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 23(10), 1473-1482.Permalink.

Huang, X., and Zhang, Y. (2010). "A New Creep Test Method for Asphalt Mixtures." Road Materials and Pavement Design, 11(4), 969-991. Permalink