• Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

Xi, Yunping Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • (1) Theoretical analysis and experimental study on long term durability of cementitious materials and reinforced concrete structures. Monitoring and simulation of long-term performance of reinforced concrete and steel structures. (2) Evaluation of existing nuclear power plant structures: containment structures, bioshieldings, and dry casks. Leakage repair of wellbores in oil and gas industry, and CO2 underground storage formation. Performance evaluation of protection systems for highway bridge decks. (3) Development of sustainable construction materials for the earth and space construction. Applications of special additives in concrete, such as carbon nanotubes, optical fibers, forming agents, and phase change materials. Develop lunar construction materials. (4) Optimization of concrete mix designs. Reutilization of various solid wastes in concrete such as fly ash, waste glass, waste tires, and recycled concrete.

keywords

  • construction materials, structural engineering, sustainable development, structural health monitoring

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • AREN 4317 - Architectural Engineering Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Provides a capstone experience to AREN students. Students design a modest commercial building and complete an integrated engineering design of the building systems executed for the conceptual, schematic, and design development phases. Students' teams work on structural, mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction engineering management design. Each stage produce a professional-quality design document. Faculty and industry mentors participate in the teaching and evaluation of designs.
  • CVEN 2121 - Analytical Mechanics 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Applies mechanics to the study of static equilibrium of rigid and elastic bodies. Includes composition/resolution of forces; moments/couples; equivalent force systems; free-body diagrams; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; forces in trusses/beams; frictional forces; first/second moments of area; moments and products of inertia. Degree credit not granted for this course and GEEN 2851 and MCEN 2023.
  • CVEN 4161 - Mechanics of Materials 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers advanced topics in the mechanics of solids. Some topics such as asymmetric bending of beams, torsion of non-circular cross-sections, are extensions of topics seen in CVEN 3161. Others like 3-D stress and strain analysis, failure theories and stability of columns and frames are new. Includes selected laboratory experiments. Same as CVEN 5161.
  • CVEN 4535 - Construction Materials
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Introduces material science of engineering materials, such as atomic and crystal structures, defects and phase diagrams; discusses in detail three construction materials: steel, Portland cement concrete and asphalt concrete including classification and composition, engineering properties and testing methods (with three lab sessions). Covers basic of three materials: wood, fiber reinforced polymers and masonry.
  • CVEN 5161 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers advanced topics in the mechanics of solids. Some topics such as asymmetric bending of beams, torsion of non-circular cross-sections, are extensions of topics seen in CVEN 3161. Others like 3-D stress and strain analysis, failure theories and stability of columns and frames are new. Includes selected laboratory experiments. Same as CVEN 4161.
  • CVEN 5831 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    -

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

Other Profiles