Graduated: 2016 - M.S.Graduate Research Assistant
Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <kzhu12> at illinois.edu
2014, B.S. (Civil Engineering) Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
2016, M.S. (Civil Engineering) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Kaijun Zhu was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Rail Transportation and Engineering Center (RailTEC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he pursued a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Structural Engineering. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 2014. His research focused on eliminating the cracks developed around the rail end bolt-hole within rail joint sections among rail transit system.
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.
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.
Yin, H., Y. Qian, J.R. Edwards and K. Zhu. 2018. Investigation of Relationship between Train Speed and Bolted Rail Joint Fatigue Life Using Finite Element Analysis. In: Proceedings of Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C, January 2018.