Ga Zhang(Professor)

  • Email:zhangga@tsinghua.edu.cn
  • Tel:+86-10-62795679
  • Affiliation:Tsinghua University
  • Address:Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University,Beijing 100084,P. R. China
Education 2003:Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
1998:Bachelor, Hydraulic Structure Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Work Experience Professor (2011/12 – present)
Associate Professor (2005/12 –2011/12)
Assistant Professor (2003/02 – 2005/12)

Research Interests Soil failure mechanics
Soil-structure interaction
Geohazard and geotechnical safety

Major Publications Over 200 paper papers have been published. The representatives are as follows.
1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. Zhang G*, Wang L, Zhang J-M. Dilatancy of the interface between a structure and gravelly soil. Geotechnique, 2011, 61 (1): 75-84
5. 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
6. Zhang Ga*, Wang Liping. Integrated analysis of a coupled mechanism for the failure processes of pile-reinforced slopes. Acta Geotechnica, 2016, 11(4): 941-952
7. Zhang Ga*, Hu Yun. Numerical modeling of failure process of soil slopes. ASCE’s International Journal of Geomechanics, 2017, 17 (4): 06016031
8. Zhang Ga*, Wang Liping. Simplified evaluation on the stability level of pile-reinforced slopes. Soils and Foundations, 2017, 57 (4): 575-586
9. Luo Fangyue, Zhang Ga*, Liu Yang, Ma Changhui. Centrifuge modeling of the geotextile reinforced slope subject to drawdown. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 2018, 46(1): 11-21
10. Wang Yaliang, Zhang Ga*, Wang Aixia. On the cyclic failure mechanism of soil slopes. Acta Geotechnica, 2018, 13 (6): 1419-1432
11. Rehman ur Zia, Zhang Ga*. Shear coupling effect of the monotonic and cyclic behavior of the interface between the steel and gravel. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2019, 56 (6): 876-884
12.Liu Sujia, Luo Fangyue, Zhang Ga*. Centrifuge model tests on pile-reinforced slopes subjected to drawdown. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2020, 12 (6): 1290-1300
13.Lu Wenjun, Zhang Ga*. New p-y curve model considering vertical loading for piles of offshore wind turbine in sand. Ocean Engineering, 2021, 133: doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107228
14.Rehman ur Zia, Zhang Ga*. Three-dimensional elasto-plastic damage model for gravelly soil-structure interface considering the shear coupling effect. Computers and Geotechnics, 2021, 129: 103868
15.Sun Wei, Zhang Ga*, Zhang Zongliang. Damage analysis of the cut-off wall in a landslide dam based on centrifuge and numerical modeling. Computers and Geotechnics, 2021, 129: 103936

Honors and Social Service Honors
First Prize of Technological Invention Award of government of China, 2013
Scientific and Technological Progress Award of government of China (Innovation team), 2018
International Association for Computer Method and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG): Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2011
China Society for Vibration Engineering: Outstanding Young Investigator Award, 2012
Social Service 
Board Member of China Society for Vibration Engineering (2019 – present)
Board Member of Technical committee of Soil dynamics of China Society for Vibration Engineering (2010 – present)
Board Member of Institution of Geoenvironmental Engineering of China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering (2014 – present)
Board 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)
Board Member of Technical committee of Soft Soil Engineering of Institution of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of China Society for Civil Engineering (2013 – present)