He Liu

He Liu

Professor
Office: ENGR 203
Phone: (907) 786-1971
Email: hliu@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

PhD. Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 1990

M.S. Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, 1981

B.S. Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China, 1963

Career History

2006 - present, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK.
2001-2006, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK.

1995-2001, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK.

1990-1994, Research Associate, National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

1983-1989, Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Lecturer/Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China.

Teaching Responsibilites

ES 210 Engineering Dynamics
ES 331 Mechanics of Materials
CE 334 Properties of Materials
CE 431 Structural Analysis
CE 631 Structural Finite Elements
CE 633 Structural Dynamics
CE 634 Earthquake Engineering
CE 694H Advanced Mechanics
CE 689 Individual Research

Professional and Departmental Service

University
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Review Committee of SOE
  • Member, Curriculum Committee of Department of Civil Engineering of SOE
  • Member, Assessment Committee of Department of Civil Engineering of SOE
  • Member, Graduate Committee of Department of Civil Engineering of SOE
  • Member of Faculty Grants and Leaves Committee of UAA
Professional
  • Member, Education Committee of the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member, Structure and Foundation Committee of the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering of American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Member of Faculty Grants and Leaves Committee of UAA

Research Interests

Project  Sponsor
Development of Infrastructure in Investigating Soil-Structure Interaction under Seismic Load: Anchorage, Alaska  NSF EPSCoR
Seismic Response Simulation of Building Structures  NSF EPSCoR
Case Study-Assessment of UAA Campus Building for Seismic Disaster Resistance  NSF EPSCoR
Seismic Microzonation: Metropolitan, Alaska  Alaska Science & Technology Foundation
Seismic Rehabilitation of Building    
Evaluation of Helical Piers for Use in Frozen Ground
 Alaska Science & Technology Foundation
Passive Energy Dissipation Systems in Structural Earthquake Engineering  UAA Research Development Grant
 
Finite Element Analysis of Fluid/Structure
 Interaction of Liquid Storage Tanks
Experimental Study of Helical Piers for Use in Frozen Ground Ice Load of Structures  UAA President Research Grant


Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Yang Yang, Xiyuan Zhou and He Liu, "An Improved Direct Stiffness Calculation Technique for Damage Detection of Bending Structures", Structural Control and Health Monitoring, July 2011. (in review)
  2. Liheng Wang, Xiyuan Zhou and He Liu, Weiming Yan, "Damage Detection of RC Beams Based on Experiment and Analysis of Nonlinear Dynamic Characteristics" Construction and Building Materials, 29 (2012) 420-427.
  3. Utpal Dutta, He Liu and Zhaohui Yang, "Seismic Microzonnation and Infrastructural Response Monitoring Programs in Alaska", Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development, Vol. 28, No. 6, June 2011.
  4. Yang Yang, Xiyuan Zhou, Guofang Jin and He Liu, "Modified Direct Stiffness Calculation Method for Seismic Damage Assessment of Frame Structures", Journal of Vibration and Shock, Vol. 30, No. 2, 2011.
  5. Yang Yang, Guofang Jin, Xiyuan Zhou, and He Liu, "Cumulative Seismic Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Frame Model Based on Improved Direction Stiffness Method", Journal of Sichuan University, Engineering Science Edition, Vol. 43, No. 1, Jan. 2011.
  6. Yang Yang, Guofang Jin, Khalid Mosalam and He Liu, "Research on Damage Evaluation of Highway Bridge Structure in California Using Improved Direct Stiffness Method", Journal of Engineering Mechanics (accepted for publication), 2011.
  7.  Yang Yang, Guofang Jin, Xiyuan Zhou, He Liu, "Evaluation Analysis for Accumulated Earthquake Damage of Frame Structures by Modified Direct Stiffness Method", Chinese Science Bulletin, July 2010. (in review)
  8. Yang Yang,XiyuanZhou, Guofang Jin andHe Liu, "Modified Direct Stiffness Method for the Damage Detection of Continuous Beam-type Structures", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 27, No. 7, July, 2010.
  9. He Liu, Hannele K. Zubeck and Daniel H. Schubert, "Finite Element Analysis of Helical Piers in Frozen Ground", Journal of Cold Regions Engineering, (under printing) 2005.
  10. He Liu, Zhaohui Yang and Michael S. Gaulke, "Structural Identification and Finite Element Modeling On a 14-Story Office Building Using Recorded Data", the Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp 463-473, February 2005.
  11. Y. Zheng, M. Wang, H. Liu, Y. Yao, and X. Zhou, "Time-domain Identification of Dynamic Properties of Layered Soil by Using Extended Kalman Filter and Recorded Seismic Data", Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.237-247, December 2004.
  12. Robert J. Lang and He Liu, "Seismic Strong Motion Instrumentation Projects in Anchorage Alaska", Proceeding of The Third International Conference on Earthquake Engineering: New Frontier and Research Transformation, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, P. R. China, October 18-20, 2004.
  13. M Mansheng Wang, Yibin Zheng, He Liu, Ying Yao and Xiyuan Zhou, "Identification of Lumped Parameters for Layered-Soils Using Recorded Seismic Data", The Proceeding of the 75th Shock and Vibration Symposium, October 18-22, 2004, Virginia Beach, VA.
  14. He Liu and William N Scott, "Structural Modeling and Seismic Analysis for an Instrumented 20-story Building in Anchorage Alaska", (abstract) the 75th Shock and Vibration Symposium, October 18-22, 2004, Virginia Beach, VA.
  15. Daniel H. Schubert, He Liu and Zhaohui Yang, "Seismic Design Considerations For Water Storage Tanks In Cold Regions", Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Cold Region Development (ISCORD 2004), Sept. 13-17, 2004, Hokkaido, Japan.
  16. He Liu, Daniel Schubert, Zhaohui Yang and Robert J. Lang "Comparison Study on Linear-elastic and Nonlinear-inelastic Seismic Responses of Fluid-Tank Systems", Proceeding of the13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (13th WCEE), Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004.
  17. He Liu, Zhaohui Yang and Michael S. Gaulke, "Seismic Response of an Office Building: Comparison Study by FEA Modeling and Recorded Data Analysis from Different Earthquake Events", Proceeding of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (13th WCEE), Vancouver, Canada, August 1-6, 2004.
  18. Z. Yang, U. Dutta, M. Celebi, H Liu, N. Biswas, T. Kono and H. Benz, "Seismic instrumentation of a Building/downhole Array System and Analysis of Preliminary Results", Proceeding of the 17th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Conference (EM 2004), University of Delaware, Newark, DE, June 13-16, 2004.
  19. Hannele Zubeck and He Liu, "Design of Helical Pier Foundations in Frozen Ground," Permafrost, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Permafrost, 21-25 July 2003, Zurich, Switzerland, A.A. Balkema Publishers, Volume 2, pp. 1307 – 1312.
  20. He Liu and Daniel H. Schubert, "Water Storage Tank Response To Earthquake Loads In Alaska – Predictive Modeling By The Finite Element Method", Proceeding of the Eleventh International Conference on "Cold Regions Impacts on Transportation and Infrastructure", May 20-22, 2002, Anchorage, Alaska
  21. He Liu and William N. Scott, " Seismic Evaluation And Retrofit Strategies For The University Of Alaska Anchorage Engineering Building", Proceeding of the Eleventh International Conference on "Cold Regions Impacts on Transportation and Infrastructure", May 20-22, 2002, Anchorage, Alaska
  22. Hannele Zubeck and He Liu, "Design of Helical Piers in Frozen Silt", Proceeding of the Eleventh International Conference on "Cold Regions Impacts on Transportation and Infrastructure", May 20-22, 2002, Anchorage, Alaska
  23. Simon A. Evans, He Liu, Michael S. Gaulke, "Dynamic Analysis and Design of a Remote Monitoring Tower Subjected To Avalanche Loading", Proceeding of the Eleventh International Conference on "Cold Regions Impacts on Transportation and Infrastructure", May 20-22, 2002, Anchorage, Alaska
  24. He Liu and Daniel H. Schubert, "Effects Of Nonlinear Geometric And Material Properties On The Seismic Response Of Fluid-Tank Systems", 2002 ANSYS 10th International Conference and Exhibition, April 22-24, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
  25. He Liu and Daniel H. Schubert, "dynamic Behavior and Response Analysis of Fluid/Tank Systems", Proceeding of the Ninth International ANSYS, Inc. Conference and Exhibition: Simulation: Leading Design into the New Millennium", Pittsburgh, PA, August 28-30, 2000.
  26. Hannele Zubeck, He Liu, "Application of Helical Piers in Frozen Ground," Proceedings, International Workshop on Micropiles, June 3-6, 2000, Turku, Finland.
  27. He Liu, Daniel H. Schubert and Paul Kendall, " Dynamic Behavior of Liquid Storage Tanks", Proceeding of the Fourteenth Engineering Mechanics Conference of American Society of Civil Engineers , Austin, Texas, May 21-24, 2000.
  28. He Liu and Daniel H. Schubert, "Earthquake Engineering for Lifeline Structures", Proceeding of the 5th Annual Alaska Water and Wastewater Management Association International Research and Development Conference on Rural Sanitation, Fairbanks, Alaska, April 25-26, 2000.
  29. He Liu, Daniel H. Schubert, Hannele Zubeck and Sean J. Baginski, "Application and Analysis of Helical Piers in Frozen Ground", Proceeding of the 5th Annual Alaska Water and Wastewater Management Association International Research and Development Conference on Rural Sanitation, Fairbanks, Alaska, April 25-26, 2000.
  30. Tanya Bratslavsky, He Liu, "Finite Element Analysis of Pounding Effects Between Structures Due to Ground Shaking", Department of Defense Conference, 2000.
  31. He Liu and Tanya Bratslavsky, "Finite Element Analysis of Pounding Effects between Structures Due to Ground Shaking", Proceeding of The 70th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, November 15-19,1999.
  32. He Liu and Daniel H. Schubert, "Finite Element Analysis of Fluid/Structure Interaction in Liquid Storage Tanks", Proceeding of The 70th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, November 15-19,1999.
  33. He Liu, Hannele Zubeck and Sean J Baginski, "Evaluation of Helical Piers for Use in Frozen Ground", Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, The Mountain Club on Loon Lincoln, New Hampshire, August 16-19, 1999.
  34. Alan B. Christopherson, He Liu and Jim Sauhill, "Structural Analysis for the Kachemak River Tributary Culverts", Proceeding of 10th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, The Mountain Club on Loon Lincoln, New Hampshire, August 16-19, 1999.
  35. Kenton W. Braun and He Liu, "Analysis of Forces on Small Conical Structures" Proceeding of 10th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering, The Mountain Club on Loon Lincoln, New Hampshire, August 16-19, 1999.
  36. He Liu and Daniel H. Schubert, "Seismic Behavior of Anchored, Partially Anchored and Unanchored Liquid-Storage Tanks" Proceeding of 8th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, June 13-16,1999.
  37. He Liu, Daniel H. Schubert and Yifei Shi Hsieh, "Dynamic Analysis and Seismic Response of Liquid Storage Tanks" Proceeding of the NAFEMS (The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community) World Congress'99, Newport, Rhode Island, April 25-28, 1999.
  38. He Liu, Hannele Zubeck, Daniel H. Schubert, Sean J Baginski and Yifei Shi Hsieh, "Behavior of Helical Piers in Frozen Ground", Proceeding of the NAFEMS (The International Association for the Engineering Analysis Community) World Congress'99, Newport, Rhode Island, April 25-28, 1999.
  39. Daniel H. Schubert and He Liu, "Earthquake Response and Computer Analysis of Bolted Steel Water Tanks", Proceeding of 1999 Engineering & Construction Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 14-17, 1999.
  40. Daniel H. Schubert, Daniel D. Reitz and He Liu, "Design, Construction and Operation of Water Storage Tanks in Cold Regions", Proceeding of 1999 Engineering & Construction Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 14-17, 1999.
  41. He Liu, T. Bart Quimby and A. M. Reinhorn, "Application of Seismic Isolation in Cold Regions", Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Cold Region Development, Anchorage, AK, May 1997.
  42. Ian G. Buckle and H. Liu, "Critical Loads of Elastomeric Isolators at High Shear Strain", Proceedings of the Third US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protective Systems for Bridges, UJNR Panel on Wind and Seismic Effects, Berkeley, CA, 1994.
  43. Ian G. Buckle and H. Liu, "Stability of Elastomeric Seismic Isolation Systems", Proceeding of the Seminar On Seismic Isolation, Passive Energy Dissipation and Active Control, Applied Technology Council Report ATC 17-1, Redwood City, CA, 1993, pp. 293-305.
  44. Ian G. Buckle and H. Liu, "Stability of Elastomeric Base Isolators", Proceedings of the Second US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protection Systems for Bridges, Public Works Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 1992, pp. 241-253.
  45. Ian G. Buckle and H. Liu, "Stability of Elastomeric Isolation Systems for Buildings", Final Report, International Workshop on Recent Developments in Base-Isolation Techniques for Buildings, Architectural Institute of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 1992, pp. 153-169.
  46. Ian G. Buckle and H. Liu, "Finite Element Analysis of Elasromeric Isolation Bearings for Different Connection Details", Proceedings of the First US-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Protective Systems for Bridges, Technical Report 92-0004, National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY, 1992, pp. l5l-167.
  47. H. Liu and George. C. Lee, "Buckling Strength of Columns with Torsional Misalignment", Proceedings of the 1985 Annual Technical Session: Stability Aspects of Industrial Buildings, organized by Structural Stability Research Council, Cleveland, Ohio, April 16-17, 1985, pp. 26-32.
Selected Public Presentations
  • Presented "Base Isolation/Energy Dissipation Systems-A Challenge in Cold Regions" for the seminar "Alaska Regional Seminar on Seismic Engineering Issues, Earthquake Engineering Fundamentals for Practicing Engineers and Design Professionals in Alaska", EERI (Earthquake Engineering Research Institute) Regional Seminar Series, Funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Anchorage, AK, Nov. 10-11, 1997.
  • Presented "Seismic Isolation of Structures", for the Project Annual Progress Meeting with Alaska Science and Technology Foundation for the project of "Seismic Microzonation: Metropolitan Anchorage, Alaska" sponsored by Alaska Science and Technology Foundation, Anchorage, AK, June 1996.
  • Presented "Introduction to Seismic Isolations", for Regional Structural Engineers Association, Anchorage, AK, Feb. 1995.