Zhengboyang Gao

Graduated: May 2017 – M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B-118 Newmark Engineering Laboratory, MC-250
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Tel: (217) 244-6063
Email: <zgao9> at illinois.edu


2015. B.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2017 M.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Interests

Zhengboyang Gao is currently pursuing his Masters degree within the RailTEC Infrastructure group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include quantifying the flexural capacity of concrete crossties and optimizing the design methodology of concrete crossties.


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Gao, Z., 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. 10th International Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields, Athens, Greece, June 2017.


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.

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