ZHANG Ga
Position:Professor
Address:Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Tel:+86-10-62795679
Fax:
E-mail:zhangga@tsinghua.edu.cn
Educational Background
DEPARTMENT OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, CHINA, 2003
Master and Ph D, Geotechnical Engineering

DEPARTMENT OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, CHINA, 1998
Bachelor, Hydraulic Structure Engineering
Work Experience
Professor (2011/12 – present)
Associate Professor (2005/12 –2011/12)
Assistant Professor (2003/02 – 2005/12)
Teaching Courses
1. ? Engineering Disasters
2. ? Simulation in Geotechnical Engineering
Research Interests
Constitutive model of geomaterials
? Progressive failure
? Soil-structure interaction
? Geohazard and geotechnical safety
Research Projects
? International Association for Computer Method and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG): Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2011
? National Top-notch Young Professional, 2012
? China Society for Vibration Engineering: Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2012
? Beijing Scientific and Technology Star, 2009

? First Prize of Technological Invention Award of government of China, 2013
? First Prize of “Dayu” Progress in Science and Technology in Water Resources, 2011
? First Prize of Progress in Science and Technology, China Construction Corp., 2011
? Second Prize of Technological Invention Award of the Ministry of Education of China, 2012
? Second Prize of Technological Invention Award of the Ministry of Education of China, 2007
? Third Prize of Progress in Science and Technology, Beijing City government of China, 2008
? Third Prize of Progress in Science and Technology, Hunan Province government of China, 2006
Professional Service
? Member of ISSMGE (2003-present)
? Member of International Association for Computer Method and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG) (2011 – present)
? Member of TC34 committee of ISSMGE (2005-2009)
? Member of Technical committee of Soil dynamics of China Society for Vibration Engineering (2010 – present)
? Member of Institution of Geoenvironmental Engineering of China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (2014 – present)
? Member of Technical committee of Constitutive relationship and strength theory of soil of Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of China Society for Civil Engineering (2011 – present)
? Member of Technical committee of Soft Soil Engineering of Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of China Society for Civil Engineering (2013 – present)
Honors and Awards
? Disaster diagnose and risk control breach of dam, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) Project No. 2007CB714108 (2007-2011)
? Study and evaluation of progressive failure using physical and numerical simulations, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project No. 50309008 (2004-2006)
? Reinforcement mechanism and stability evaluation of pile-reinforced slope under earthquake condition, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project No. 50979045 (2010-2012)
? Failure mechanism and safety evaluation of foundation pits under coupling conditions of excavation and seepage, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project No. 51479096 (2015-2018)
? Stability study and safety evaluation of embankment under earthquake condition, Key Project of Science and Technology Ministry of China (2006-2008)
? Study on bearing capacity of pile foundation under cyclic load conditions, Key Project No. Science and Technology Ministry of China (2008-2010)
? Study on disaster mechanism and dynamic analysis method of high rockfill dam, Key Project No. Science and Technology Ministry of China (2009-2011)
? Study on coupling analysis theory of stability of slopes near reservoirs and its applications, Independent Scientific Research Project of Education Ministry of China (2016-2018)
? Study on pile-soil interaction of coastal windmill under cyclic load condition, Funding of China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (2008-2010)
? Static and dynamic element tests of soil and stress-deformation analysis of base of anti-sand bank of Huanghua harbor, Project from PDI (2004-2005)
? Feasible Study on Jishixia CFRD with excavation rockfill materials, Project from Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (2005-2006)
? Test on interface between extrusion-sidewall and slab with different filling materials of Bakun CFRD in Malaysia, Project from Northwest Investigation Design & Research Institute (2005-2006)
? Development of measuring system using image analysis for centrifuge test, Project from China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (2005-2007)
? Optimization and safety evaluation on Jishixia CFRD, Project from Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (2006-2007)
? Safety evaluation on dam of Yixing water pumping and electric plant, Project from Yixing Pumping Electric Co. Ltd. (2006-2007)
? Investigation of the collapse of dam, Project from Ministry of Water Resources of China (2006-2008)
? Study on the influence of the field settlement on the speed railway, Project from The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute (2006-2008)
? Dynamic test on rockfill materials of Miaojiaba CFRD, Project from Northwest Investigation Design and Research Institute (2007-2008)
? Three-dimensional static and dynamic FEM stress-strain analysis of Miaojiaba CFRD, Project from Northwest Investigation Design and Research Institute (2008-2009)
? Study on influence of joint of face slab on the stress-strain behavior of of Jinchuan CFRD, Project from Northwest Investigation Design and Research Institute (2008-2009)
? Study on the optimization method for construction of Jishixia CFRD, Project from Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (2008-2009)
? Study on the creep deformation and evaluation of design scheme of Jishixia CFRD, Project from Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (2008-2009)
? Back analysis and safety evaluation of Gongboxia CFRD, Project from Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (2008-2009)
? Centrifuge model test study of failure mechanism of slope with a rock base under earthquake condition, Project from Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2009-2011
? Three-dimensional stress-strain analysis and evaluation of design scheme of Yangqu CFRD, Project from Huanghe Hydropower Development Co. Ltd. (2010-2012)
? Centrifuge model test study of collapsibility behavior of loess base, Project from China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (2014)
? Study on behavior and capacity of jacket foundation for offshore wind generators, Project from China Water Power Development Co. Ltd. (2015-2016)
Educational Background
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Large-scale apparatus for monotonic and cyclic soil-structure interface test. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2006, 29 (5): 401-408
Zhang Ga*, Liang Dongfang, Zhang Jian-Min. Image analysis measurement of soil particle movement during a soil-structure interface test. Computers and Geotechnics, 2006, 33 (4-5): 248-259
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Monotonic and cyclic tests of interface between structure and gravelly soil. Soils and Foundations, 2006, 46 (4): 505-518
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min, Yu Yilin. Modeling of gravelly soil with multiple lithologic components and its application. Soils and Foundations, 2007, 47 (4): 799-810
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Simplified method of stability evaluation for strain-softening slopes. Mechanics Research Communications, 2007, 34 (5-6): 444-450
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Unified modeling of monotonic and cyclic behavior of interface between structure and gravelly soil. Soils and Foundations, 2008, 48 (2): 231-245
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Large-scale monotonic and cyclic tests of interface between geotextile and gravelly soil. Soils and Foundations, 2009, 49 (1): 75-84
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Constitutive rules of cyclic behavior of interface between structure and gravelly soil. Mechanics of Materials, 2009, 41 (1): 48-59
Zhang Ga*, Hu Yun, Zhang Jian-Min. New image analysis-based displacement-measurement system for geotechnical centrifuge modeling tests. Measurement, 2009, 42 (1): 87-96
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Numerical modeling of soil-structure interface of a concrete-faced rockfill dam. Computers and Geotechnics, 2009, 36 (5): 762-772
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jianmin. State of the art: mechanical behavior of soil-structure interface. Progress in Natural Science, 2009, 19 (10): 1187-1196
Hu Yun, Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min, Lee C F. Centrifuge modeling of geotextile-reinforced cohesive slopes. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 2010, 28 (1): 12-22
Wang Liping*, Zhang Ga, Zhang Jian-Min. Nail reinforcement mechanism of cohesive soil slopes under earthquake conditions. Soils and Foundations, 2010, 50 (4): 459-469
Zhang Ga*, Wang Liping, Zhang Jian-Min. Monotonic and cyclic modeling of interface between geotextile and gravelly soil. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2010, 34 (13): 1346-1361
Zhang Ga*, Wang Liping. Stability analysis of strain-softening slope reinforced with stabilizing piles. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 2010, 136 (11): 1578-1582
Wang Rui, Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Centrifuge modelling of clay slope with montmorillonite weak layer under rainfall conditions. Applied Clay Science, 2010, 50 (3): 386-394
Zhang G*, Wang L, Zhang J-M. Dilatancy of the interface between a structure and gravelly soil. Geotechnique, 2011, 61 (1): 75-84
Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Modeling of low-cement extruded curb of concrete-faced rockfill dam. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2011, 48 (1): 89-97
Zhang Ga*, Qian Jiyun, Wang Rui, Zhang Jian-Min. Centrifuge model test study of rainfall-induced deformation of cohesive soil slopes. Soils and Foundations, 2011, 51 (2): 297-305
Wang Liping, Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min. Centrifuge model tests of geotextile-reinforced soil embankments during an earthquake. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 2011, 29 (3): 222-232
Li Ming, Zhang Ga*, Zhang Jian-Min, Lee C F. Centrifuge model tests on a cohesive soil slope under excavation conditions. Soils and Foundations, 2011, 51 (5): 801-812
Zhang Ga*, Wang Rui, Qian Jiyun, Zhang Jian-Min, Qian Jiangu. Effect study of cracks on behavior of soil slope under rainfall conditions. Soils and Foundations, 2012, 52 (4): 634-643
Zhang Ga*, Cao Jie, Wang Liping. Centrifuge model tests of deformation and failure of nailing-reinforced slopes under vertical surface loading condition. Soils and Foundations, 2013, 53 (1): 117-129
Zhang Ga*, Rong Bing, Fu Ping. Centrifuge model test study of static and cyclic behavior of a pile foundation for an offshore wind generator. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 2013, 41 (5): 701-712
Wang Liping, Zhang Ga*. Centrifuge model test study on pile reinforcement behavior of cohesive soil slopes under earthquake conditions. Landslides, 2014, 11(2): 213-223
Wang Liping, Zhang Ga*. Progressive failure behavior of pile-reinforced clay slopes under surface load conditions. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2014, 71(12): 5007-5016
Zhang Ga*, Li Ming, Wang Liping. Analysis of the effect of the loading path on the failure behaviour of slopes. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 2014, 18 (7): 2080-2084
Zhang Ga*, Cao Jie, Wang Liping. Failure behavior and mechanism of slopes reinforced using soil nail wall under various loading conditions. Soils and Foundations, 2014, 54 (6): 1175-1187
Zhang Ga*, Hu Yun, Wang Liping. Behaviour and mechanism of failure process of soil slopes. Environmental Earth Sciences, 2015, 73(4): 1701-1713
Wang Liping, Zhang Ga*. In flight simulation of pile installation in slopes in centrifuge model tests. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2015, 38 (1): 50-60
Zhang Ga*, Yan Guanchen. In-flight simulation of the excavation of foundation pit in centrifuge model tests. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2016, 39 (1): 59-68
Zhang Ga*, Wang Liping. Integrated analysis of a coupled mechanism for the failure processes of pile-reinforced slopes. Acta Geotechnica, DOI: 10.1007/s11440-015-0410-z
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