Research Engineer
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1238 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 300-2131
Fax: (217) 333-1924
Email: <yuqian1> at illinois.edu

 

Latest Publications

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Journal Articles

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

2017

Holder, D.E., M.V. Csenge, Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory investigation of the Skl-style fastening system's lateral load performance under heavy haul freight railroad loads. Engineering Structures. 139 (2017) 71-80.

Zhu, K., Y. Qian, J.R. Edwards and B.O. Andrawes. 2017. Finite element analysis of rail end bolt-hole and fillet stress on bolted rail joints. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2607: 33-42.

2016

Wolf, H.E., Y. Qian, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and D.A. Lange. 2016. Temperature-induced curl behavior of prestressed concrete and its effect on railroad crossties. Construction and Building Materials. 115 (2016) 319-326.

Zhu, K., J.R. Edwards, Y. Qian and B.O. Andrawes. 2016. Finite element analysis of the effects of bolt condition on bolted rail joint stresses. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2545: 36-45. DOI: 10.3141/2545-05.

2015

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2015. Ballast settlement ramp to mitigate differential settlement in a bridge transition zone. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2476: 45-52.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, D. Mishra and H. Kazmee. 2015. Characterization of geogrid reinforced ballast behavior at different levels of degradation through triaxial shear strength test and discrete element modeling. In Press, Geotextiles and Geomembranes.

2014

Boler, H., Y. Qian and E. Tutumluer. 2014. Statistical analyses of railroad ballast aggregate packing influenced by changes in gradation and particle shape properties. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 94-104.

Mishra, D., Y. Qian, H. Hai and E. Tutumluer. 2014. An integrated approach to dynamic analysis of railroad track transitions behavior. Transportation Geotechnics. 1 (2014): 188-200.

Mishra, D., Y. Qian, H. Kazmee and E. Tutumluer. 2014. Investigation of geogrid-reinforced railroad ballast behavior using large-scale triaxial testing and discrete element modeling. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2462: 98-108.

Qian, Y., H. Boler, M. Moaveni, E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2014. Characterizing ballast degradation through Los Angeles abrasion test and image analysis. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2448: 142-151.

Qian, Y., S.J. Lee, E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash, D. Mishra and J. Ghaboussi. 2014. Discrete element method for simulating ballast shear strength from large scale triaxial tests. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2374: 126-135.

2013

Qian, Y., J. Han, S.K. Pokharel and R.L. Parsons. 2013. Performance of triangular aperture geogrid-reinforced base courses over weak subgrade under cyclic loading. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 25(8): 1013-1021.

Tutumluer, E., Y. Qian, Y.M.A. Hashash, J. Ghaboussi and D. Davis. 2013. Discrete element modeling of ballasted track deformation behavior. International Journal of Rail Transportation. 1(1-2): 57-73.

2012

Xiao, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y. Qian and J.A. Siekmeier. 2012. Gradation effects influencing mechanical properties of aggregate base/granular subbase materials in Minnesota. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2267: 14 - 16. Best Paper Award.

2011

Qian, Y., J. Han, S.K. Pokharel and R.L. Parsons. 2011. Stress analysis on triangular aperture geogrid-reinforced bases over weak subgrade under cyclic loading - an experimental study. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2204: 83-91.

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Conference Proceedings

| 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |

2017

Canga Ruiz, A.E., M.V. Csenge, J.R. Edwards, Y. Qian and M.S. Dersch. 2017. Quantification of Rail Displacements Under Light Rail Transit Field Loading Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 2017 Joint Rail Conference, Philadelphia, PA, April 2017.

Gao, Z., M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Effect of Track Conditions on the Flexural Performance of Concrete Sleepers on Heavy-haul Freight Railroads. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

Holder, B.G.J., Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Lateral Load Performance of Concrete Sleeper Fastening Systems Under Non-ideal Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

Lima, A. de O., M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory Evaluation of Under-ballast Mat Effectiveness to Mitigate Differential Movement Problem in Railway Transition Zones. In: 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Athens, Greece, June 2017.

Lima, A. de O., M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Laboratory Mechanical Fatigue Performance of Under-ballast Mats Subjected to North American loading Conditions. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017.

Z. Gao, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian, M.V. Csenge and J.R. Edwards. 2017. Use of Ballast Support Condition Back-Calculator for Quantification of Ballast Pressure Distribution Under Concrete Sleepers. In: Railways and Airfields, 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, June 2017.

2016

Csenge, M.V., Y. Qian, M.S. Dersch and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Resilient Concrete Crosstie and Fastening System Designs for Light Rail, Heavy Rail, and Commuter Rail Transit Infrastructure. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Gao, Z., H.E. Wolf, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and J.R. Edwards. 2016. Field Measurements and Proposed Analysis of Concrete Crosstie Bending Moments. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.

Holder, D.E., Y. Qian, M.V. Csenge, J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch and B.J. Van Dyk. 2016. Comparison of Lateral Load Performance of Concrete Crosstie Heavy Haul Fastening Systems. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, August 2016.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2016. Moisture Effects on Degraded Ballast Shear Strength Behavior. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2016.

Wolf, H.E., J.R. Edwards, M.S. Dersch, Y. Qian and D.A. Lange. 2016. Field Measurement of Bending Moments in Prestressed Concrete Monoblock Sleepers. In: Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Railway Research, Milan, Italy, June 2016.

Zhu, Z., J.R. Edwards, Y. Qian and B.O. Andrawes. 2016. Fatigue Analysis of Rail-Head-to-Web Fillet at Bolted Rail Joint under Various Impact Wheel Load Factors and Support Configurations. In: Proceedings of the 2016 Joint Rail Conference, Columbia, SC, April 2016.

2015

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2015. Effects of Ballast Degradation on Shear Strength Behavior from Large-scale Triaxial Tests. In: From Fundamentals to Applications in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the XV Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 2015, pp. 170-179.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, H. Kazmee and E. Tutumluer. 2015. Geogrid-Aggregate Interlocking Mechanism Investigated via Discrete Element Modeling. In: Geosynthetics 2015, Portland, OR, February 2015.

2014

Moaveni, M., Y. Qian, H. Boler and E. Tutumluer. 2014. Investigation of Ballast Degradation and Fouling Trends Using Image Analysis. The Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, Ajaccio, Corsica, France, April 2014.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, D. Mishra and H. Kazmee. 2014. Behavior of Geogrid Reinforced Ballast at Different Levels of Degradation. GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China (Best Paper Award), May 2014.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2014. Effects of Ballast Degradation on Permanent Deformation Behavior from Large-scale Triaxial Tests. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Joint Rail Conference, Joint Rail Conference,Colorado Springs, CO, April 2014.

Xiao, Y., E. Tutumluer and Y. Qian. 2014. DEM Approach for Engineering Aggregate Gradation and Shape Properties Influencing Mechanical Behavior of Unbound Aggregate Materials. In: Geo-Congress 2014 Technical Papers, ASCE Geo-Institute, Atlanta, GA, February 2014, pp. 2898 - 2910.

2013

Mishra, D., Y. Qian, E. Tutumluer and H. Huang. 2013. An Integrated Approach to Dynamic Analysis of Railroad Track Transitions Behavior. 6th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration, Shanghai, China, November 2013.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, E. Tutumluer and J. Kwon. 2013. Comparative Evaluation of Different Aperture Geogrids for Ballast Reinforcement through Triaxial Testing and Discrete Element Modeling. Geosynthetics 2013, Long Beach, CA, April 2013.

Qian, Y., D. Mishra, E. Tutumluer and J. Kwon. 2013. Discrete Element Modeling of Ballast Reinforced with Triangular Aperture Geogrid. 9th International Conference on Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Trondeim, Norway, June 2013.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer, D. Mishra and H. Kazmee. 2013. Effect of Geogrid Reinforcement on Railroad Ballast Performance Evaluated through Triaxial Testing and Discrete Element Modeling. 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Paris, France, September 2013.

2011

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer and H. Huang. 2011. A Validated Discrete Element Modeling Approach for Studying Geogrid-Aggregate Reinforcement Mechanisms. In: Geotechnical Special Publication No. 211, Geo-Frontiers 2011, ASCE Geo-Institute, Dallas, TX, March 2011.

Qian, Y., E. Tutumluer and H. Huang. 2011. Ballast Vibrations and Deformations due to Different Train Loading Scenarios Studied using the Discrete Element Method. 5th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV2011), Chengdu, Sichuan, China, October 2011.

Qian, Y., J. Han, S.K. Pokharel and R.L. Parsons. 2011. Determination of Resilient Modulus of Subgrade Using Cyclic Plate Loading Tests. In: Geotechnical Special Publication No. 211, Geo-Frontiers 2011, ASCE Geo-Institute, Dallas, TX, March 2011.

Tutumluer, E., Y. Qian, Y.M.A. Hashash and J. Ghaboussi. 2011. Field Validated Discrete Element Model for Railroad Ballast. In: Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2011.

2010

Qian, Y., J. Han, S.K. Pokharel and R.L. Parsons. 2010. Experimental Study on Triaxial Geogrid-Reinforced Bases over Weak Subgrade under Cyclic Loading. In: Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, Geo-Florida 2010, ASCE Geo-Institute, February 20-24, West Palm Beach, FL, February 2010.

2009

Pokharel, S.K., J. Han, R.L. Parsons, Y. Qian, D. Leshchinsky and I. Halahmi. 2009. Experimental Study on Bearing Capacity of Geocell-reinforced Bases. 8th International Conference on Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Champaign, IL, June 2009.

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