Position：Associate Professor/ Distinguished Research FellowAddress：Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, ChinaTel：86-10-6279-6954 Fax：86-10-62782159E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
BA: Sep.1993 – July.1998, Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua UniversityPhD: Sep.1998 – Mar. 2004, Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University
2004 – 2005 Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University.2008 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University.2011 - 2012 Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Davis
1.Hydraulic Structures2.Curriculum Design for Hydraulic Structure3. Theory of Model Test for Hydraulic Structures4. Numerical Computational Methods for Rock and Soil Mechanics (Graduate)
1.Non-equilibrium evolution law of rock mass2. Creep damage model based on Rice irreversible internal state variable (ISV) thermodynamic theory,3. Fracture, failure, stability and reinforcement analysis of concrete dams based on nonlinear FEM,4. Long term stability analysis of rock mass enginnering structures based on thermodynamics,5. High performance (sequential and parallel) computer simulations in geomechanics,6. Models, software systems and simulations in geomechanics,7. Geomechanical model of rupture tests of concrete dams and underground caverns.
2009 Progress Award of Science and Technology (Second-class, ranked 4), The Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China2010 National Progress Award of Science and Technology (Second-class, ranked 5), National Office for Science & Technology Awards2010 Science&Technology Award for the Youth (Silver award), Chinese society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering2010 Natural Science Award (Outstanding Award, ranked 6),Chinese society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering2010 Progress Award of Science and Technology(Outstanding Award, ranked 14),Chinese society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering2013 New Century Excellent Talents in University
Honors and Awards
"Massive and high-efficient analysis methods for dynamic response of underground rock engineering", Supported by National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2015CB057904), PI "Study on the theory of non-equilibrium evolution and stability control for rock engineering and long-term safety evaluation of high arch dam", Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51479097), PI"The study on mechnism of hydraulic fracturing and the law of fracture evolution in shale gas exploitation", Supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University(Grant No. 51479097), PI"The study of reinforcement mechanism of rock mass based on nonlinear deformation", Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.50709014), PI"Soil and groundwater pollution process and in situ remediation", Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51323014), CO-PI? "Stability analysis of underground caverns in salt rock", Supported by National Basic Research Program of China(Grant No. 2009CB724604), CO-PI
Journal Papers Yaoru Liu, Qiang Yang, Ruoqiong Yang, Weiyuan Zhou. Geomechanical model test for stability analysis of high arch dam. Tsinghua University Press, 2016. Ziheng Song, Yaoru Liu, Qiang Yang. Experimental and numerical investigation on the stability of a high arch dam with typical problems of nonsymmetry:Baihetan Dam, China. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, (DOI 10.1007/s10064-015-0819-5) Cong Lin, Jianqiang Deng, Yaoru Liu.Experiment simulation of hydraulic fracture in colliery hard roof control. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 12/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.petrol.2015.11.030 Long Zhang, Yaoru Liu*, Qiang Yang. Study on time-dependent behavior and stability assessment of deep-buried tunnels based on internal state variable theory. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2016, 51: 164-174. (doi: 10.1016/j.tust.2015.10.042) J.Q. Deng, Q. Yang, Y.R. Liu, Y.W. Pan. Stability evaluation and failure analysis of rock salt gas storage caverns based on deformation reinforcement theory. Computers and Geotechnics, 2015,68:147-160. (doi: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2015.03.013) Qiang Yang, Qiang Chang, Yaoru Liu, Xiqiao Feng. Time-Independent Plasticity Based on Thermodynamic Equilibrium and Its Stability.Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2015, 137:031006-1 (doi: 10.1115/1.4030339) Zhu He, Yaoru Liu*, Yuanwei Pan, Qiang Yang. Evaluating the safety of high arch dam with fractures based on numerical simulation and geomechanical model testing. SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences,2015, 58(10): 1648–1659. (doi: 10.1007/s11431-015-5855-7) L. Zhang, Y.R. Liu*, Q. Yang. Evaluation of reinforcement and analysis of stability of a high-arch dam based on geomechanical model testing. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2015, 48(2): 803-818. (SCI, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-014-0578-9) LIU Yaoru*, WU Zheshu, CHANG Qiang, LI Bo, YANG Qiang. Stability and reinforcement analysis of rock slope based on elasto-plastic finite element method. Journal Central South University of Technology, 2015, 22: 2739-2751. (DOI: 10.1007/s11771-015-2804-3) Long Zhang, Yaoru Liu, Qiang Yang.A creep model with damage based on internal variable theory and its fundamental properties. Mechanics of Materials, 2014,78: 44-55. Q. Yang, Y.R. Liu, X.Q. Feng, S.W. Yu. Time-independent plasticity related to critical point of free energy function and functional. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology-Transactions of the ASME, 2014, 136(2), 021001 Jianqiang Deng, Qiang Yang, Yaoru Liu. Time-dependent behaviour and stability evaluation of gas storage caverns in salt rock based on deformation reinforcement theory. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 2014,42: 277-292. Y.R. Liu, F.H. Guan, Q. Yang, R.Q. Yang, W.Y. Zhou. Geomechanical model test for stability analysis of high arch dam based on small blocks masonry technique. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 2013, 61: 231-243. LIU Yao-ru, HE Zhu, LENG Kuang-dai, HUANG Yue-qun, YANG Qiang. Dynamic limit equilibrium analysis of sliding block for rock slope based on nonlinear FEM. Journal Central South University of Technology, 2013, 20(8): 2263-2274. Yuanwei Pan, Yaoru Liu, Zhixiong Cui, Xin Chen, and Qiang Yang. Fracture analysis of brittle materials based on nonlinear FEM and application in arch dam with fractures. Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 2013, Article ID 658160, 12 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/658160. Yaoru Liu, Chuanqi Wang, Qiang Yang. Stability analysis of soil slope based on deformation reinforcement theory. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, 2012, 58: 10-19.  LIU Yaoru, CHANG Qiang, YANG Qiang, WANG Chuanqi, GUAN Fuhai. Fracture analysis of rock mass based on 3-D nonlinear finite element method. Sci China Ser E-Tech Sci，2011，54(3): 556–564. YANG Qiang, LENG Kuangdai, LIU Yaoru, WU Yaozong. A finite element approach for seismic design of arch dam-abutment structures. Sci China Ser E-Tech Sci, 2011,54(3): 516–521.  YANG Qiang, LIU YaoRu, Bao Jinqing. Hamilton's Principle of Entropy Production for Creep and RelaxationProcesses. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2010,132(1):011018- 1-011018-5 Q. Yang, F.H. Guan, Y.R. Liu. Hamilton’s principle for Green-inelastic bodies. Mechanics Research Communications, 2010, 37: 696–699. Qiang Yang, Yaoru Liu, Yingru Chen, Weiyuan Zhou. Stability and reinforcement analyses of high arch dams by consideringdeformation effects. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2010, 2 (4): 305–313. Yang, Q., Xue, L.J., Liu, Y.R.Thermodynamics of Infinitesimally ConstrainedEquilibrium States. ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2009, 76(1): 014502-1-5. YangQiang, Bao Jinqing, Liu Yaoru. Asymptotic Stability in Constrained Configuration Space for Solids. Journal of Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics,2009,34 (2): 155-170. YANG Qiang, LIU YaoRu, CHEN YingRu, ZHOU WeiYuan. Deformation reinforcement theory and its application to high arch dams. Sci China Ser E-Tech Sci, 2008, 51(Supp I): 32-47. Yang, Q., Xue, L.J.,Liu, Y.R. Multiscale Thermodynamic Basis of Plastic Potential Theory. ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2008, 130(10): 044501-1-5.  Yang, Q., Xue, L.J., Liu, Y.R. Relationship between Plastic and Intrinsic Dissipations.Mechanics Research Communications,2008, 35(5): 330–335. Yaoru Liu, Weiyuan Zhou, Qiang Yang. A distributed memory parallel element-by-elementscheme based on Jacobi-conditioned conjugate gradient for 3-D finite element analysis. Finite Elements in Analysis & Design, 2007,43(6-7):494-503.  Yang Q, Chen Y.R., Liu Y.R. On monolithic stability and reinforcement analysis of high arch dams. Sci China Ser E-Tech Sci, 2007,50(Suppl): 90-97.International Conference Yaoru Liu, Zhu He, Qiang Yang, Lijun Xue. Long-term stability analysis for high arch dam based on time-dependent deformation reinforcement theory. ARMA San Francisco-2015, ARMA 15-131 Qiang Yang, Yuanwei Pan, Yaoru Liu, Li Cheng. Impounding Deformation Analysis for Jointed Rock SlopeBased on Generalized Effective Stress. ARMA San Francisco-2015, ARMA 15-196 Yaoru Liu, Long Zhang, Qiang Yang. A creep damage model for rock mass based on internal variable theory. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2015, 784: 19-26. （DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.784.19. ICDM2, Paris, France Y. R. Liu, L. Zhang, Y.W. Pan, and Q. Yang. STUDY ON MECHANISM OF NON-EQUILIBRIUM EVOLUTION FOR DISTURBED ROCK MASS. ISRM 2015, Montreal, Canada Q. Yang, *Y. W. Pan, L. Cheng andY. R. Liu. IMPOUNDING INFLUENCE OF SLOPE AND FOUNDATION TO HIGH ARCH DAM. ISRM 2015, Montreal, Canada, Yaoru Liu. Safety Evaluation and Countermeasures Analysis of Guopu Reservoir Bank Slope with Deformable Toppling Rock Mass. Symposium on safety evaluation of toppling deformed hard rock slope. May 25, 2014, Xi'an, China (Keynote) Y. R. Liu, Z. He, Q. Yang, Y. W. Pan，L. Zhang&, L. J. Xue.Evaluation of long-term stability for high arch dam and its application. 14IACMAG, Kyoto, Japan, 2014. Q. Yang, Y.R. Liu, K.D. Leng. Geomaterial Plasticity and Thermodynamic Stability of Equilibrium. Keynote, 14IACMAG, Kyoto, Japan, 2014. Yuanwei Pan, Yaoru Liu, Qiang Yang. Stability and fracture analysis of arch dam based on deformation reinforcement theory. In: Proceeding of The 13th International Conference on Fracture, Beijing, June, 2013, pp S09-020. Yuanwei Pan, Yaoru Liu, Jingjuan Qian and Qiang Yang. Integration algorithms based on Drucker-Prager criterion and application in slope stability analysis. In: Proceeding of Second Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials, Beijing, October, 2012. pp757-763. Y.R. Liu, B. Li, F.H.Guan, Q. Yang. Geomechanical model test of underground caverns in salt rock. In: Proceeding of 12th ISRM International Congress on Rock Mechanics, Beijing, October, 2011, pp 1741-1745. Y.R. Liu, Z.X. Cui&, Q. Yang, L. Zhang. Fracture analysis of jointed rock mass based on nonlinear FEM and physical experiment. In: Proceeding of 2nd INTERNATIONAL YOUNG SCHOLARS’ SYMPOSIUM ON ROCK MECHANICS, Beijing, OCTOBER 2011, pp 155-160. Y.R. Liu, Q. Yang, L.J. Xue, W.Y. Zhou. Rock slope stability analysis with nonlinear finite element method[C]// Meifeng Cai, Jin'an Wang ed. Proceedings of the international young scholars' symposium on rock mechanics. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2008: 503-507. Yang Qiang, Chen Yingru, Liu Yaoru. Deformation reinforcement theory and its application in the dam toe anchorage design[C]// L. Ribeiro e Sousa, C. Olalla, N.Grossmann ed. Proceedings of the 11th congress of the international society for rock mechanics (ISRM 2007), LISBON, PORTUGAL, 9-13 July 2007. London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2007: 575-577. W. Y. ZHOU &Y. R. LIU& Y. S. HUANG. Parallel element-by-elementscheme for 3-D finite element analysis of arch dam. International Symposium EUROCK 2005, Brno, Czech Republic Weiyuan ZHOU, Yaoru LIU, Yansong HUANG, Fushen LIU. PARALLEL 3-D ELEMENT-BY -ELEMENTFEM AND ITS APPLICATION IN HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING. 11th International Conference of IACMAG，Italy，2005. Weiyuan ZhOU, YaoruLIU, YuangaoLIU. STABILITY ANALYSIS FOR ARCH DAMS USING DAMAGE-BIFURCATION METHOD. 11th International Conference of IACMAG，Italy，2005 Liu Y.R., Liu F.F., Zhou W.Y., Huang Y.S. Parallel 3D EBE FEM and its application in underground engineering. In: Xing WU, Yanan MA, Jiankang ZHOU & etc, eds. Sustaninability and Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, Proceedings of the 2nd CIB Student Chapters International Symposium, October 30-31, 2004, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. 319-330. YaoruLiu, Weiyuan Zhou. Stability analysis and evaluation of Xiluodu arch dam. Second International Symposium on New Development in Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Shenyang, China. 2002.10. Weiyuan Zhou, Yuangao Liu and Yaoru Liu. Stability analysis for arch dams using damage-bifurcation method. in: Valliappan S, Khalili N, eds. Computational Mehcanics: New Frontiers for the New Millennium. Proceedings of the First Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics. Sydney, Australia, 2001.11. 667-672. Weiyuan Zhou , Yuangao Liu, Yaoru Liu& Ruoqiong Yang. Numerical simulation method for arch dam stability-evaluation. In: Wang Sijing, Fu Binjun, Li Zhongkui, eds. Frontiers of Rock Mechanics & Sustainable Development in the 21st Century. ISRM 2001–2nd ARSM Symposium, September 11-14, 2001, Beijing, China. 279-282.