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Zhaochao Li

Assistant Professor of Construction and Civil Engineering
Department: School of Engineering and Computer Science
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: Ph.D.  Civil Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO -2018; M.S.   Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China - 2012; B.S.   Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China - 2009
Research Interests: Buckling performance of Functionally Graded Porous (FGP) structures reinforced by Graphene Platelets (GPLs); Structural stability mechanism for nanocomposites, thin-walled polyhedral structures, and 3D printing structures; Structural Health Monitoring and rehabilitation by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML); Mechanical optimization of and functionally graded structures; Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.
Teaching Interests: Statics and Dynamics; Construction Materials and Methods; Hydrology; Project Management, Civil Drafting; Transportation Engineering; Structural Design, Geotechnical Engineering
Representative Publications:
  1. Li Z, Zheng J, Zhang Z. Thermal nonlinear performance of the porous metal cylinders with composite graphene nanofiller reinforcement encased in elastic mediums. International Journal of Mechanical Science 2020, 181 (Sep), 105698.
  2. Li Z. Exploration of the encased nanocomposites functionally graded porous arches: Nonlinear analysis and stability behavior. Applied Mathematical Modelling 2020, 82 (Jun), 1-16.
  3. Li Z, Zheng J. Nonlinear stability of the encased functionally graded porous cylinders reinforced by graphene nanofillers subjected to pressure loading under thermal effect. Composite Structures 2020, 233 (Feb), 111584.
  4. Li Z, Zheng J. Structural failure performance of the encased functionally graded porous cylinder consolidated by graphene platelet under uniform radial loading. Thin-walled Structures 2020, 146 (Jan), 106454.
  5. Li Z, Tang F, Chen Y, Tang Y, Chen G. Elastic buckling of thin-walled liners encased in partially-grouted pipelines under external pressure. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 2020, 146 (4): 04020042.
  6. Li Z, Meng L, Que S. Nonlinear stability performance of the grouted composite liner under a crown radially-directed concentrated load. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics 2020, 146 (7): 04020072.
  7. Li Z, Zheng J, Zhen Z. Mechanics of the confined functionally graded porous arch reinforced by graphene platelets. Engineering Structures 2019, 201 (Dec), 109817.
  8. Li Z, Zheng J, Chen Y, Sun Q, Zhang Z. Effect of temperature variations on the collapse mechanism of the confined functionally graded porous arch with nanocomposites reinforcement under mechanical loading. Composites Part B:Engineering 2019, 176 (Nov), 107330.
  9. Li Z, Zheng J, Zhang Z, He H. Nonlinear stability and buckling analysis of composite functionally graded arches subjected to external pressure and temperature loading. Engineering Structures 2019, 199 (Nov), 109606.
  10. Li Z, Huang H. Structural failure performance of the confined liner with a non-uniformly annular gap subjected to a point load under a thermal rise field. Engineering Failure Analysis 2019, 105 (Nov), 1141-1153.
  11. Li Z, Zheng J. Collapse mechanism of the thin-walled functionally graded cylinders encased in the saturated permeable mediums. Engineering Structures 2019, 198 (Nov), 109472.
  12. Li Z, Zheng J. Nonlinear buckling mechanism of an arch subjected to a symmetrically-placed point load. KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering 2019, 23 (Nov), 4781-4789.
  13. Li Z, Zheng J. Analytical consideration and numerical verification of the confined functionally graded porous ring with graphene platelet reinforcement. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 2019, 161-162 (Oct), 105079.
  14. Li Z, Zheng J, Meng L, Zou X, Hu X. Nonlinear stability analysis of thin-walled steel pipe confined in soft bilayer medium. Engineering Structures 2019, 196 (Oct), 109318.
  15. Li Z, Tang F, Chen Y. Stability of the pipe-liner system with a grouting void surrounded by the saturated soil. Engineering Structures 2019, 196 (Oct), 109284.
  16. Li Z, Wang R, Chen Y. Theoretical and numerical analysis of the structural stability of the pipe-grout-liner system with a crown void subjected to external pressure. Composites Part B:Engineering 2019, 173 (Sep), 106944.
  17. Li Z, Zheng J, Sun Q, He H. Nonlinear structural stability performance of pressurized thin-walled FGM arches under temperature variation field. International Journal of Non-linear Mechanics 2019, 113 (July), 86-102.
  18. Li Z, Zheng J, Chen Y. Nonlinear buckling of thin-walled FGM arch encased in a rigid confinement subjected to external pressure. Engineering Structures 2019, 186 (May), 86-95.
  19. Li Z, Tang F, Chen Y, Zheng J. Material distribution optimization of functionally graded arch subjected to external pressure under temperature rise field. Thin-walled Structures 2019, 138 (May), 64-78.
  20. Li Z, Zheng J, Wang R. Effects of grouting voids on the elastic buckling of confined pipe liners subjected to uniform pressure. Thin-walled Structures 2019, 137 (Apr), 502-514.
  21. Li Z, Tang F, Chen Y, Tang Y, Chen G. Elastic and inelastic buckling of thin-walled steel liners encased in circular host pipes under external pressure and thermal effects. Thin-walled Structures 2019, 137 (Apr), 213-223.
  22. Li Z, Tang Y, Tang F, Chen Y, Chen G. Elastic buckling of thin-walled polyhedral pipe liners encased in a circular pipe under uniform external pressure. Thin-walled Structures 2018, 123 (Feb), 214-221.
  23. Li Z, Wang L, Guo Z, Shu H. Elastic buckling of cylindrical pipe linings with variable thickness encased in rigid host pipes. Thin-walled Structures 2012, 51 (Feb), 10-19.
Dr. Li started teaching at MSU in 2019.  His service involvement includes such activities as being a committee member of MSU’s Research and Creative Productions Committee and Chair of the Civil Engineering Division at the ATMAE and IAJC Conference, Louisville, KY, Oct. 2020.
Contact Info:
301 Lloyd Cassity Building