Xu Yang


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Dr Xu Yang received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University, USA in 2015. His research aims at constructing sustainable pavements for transportation infrastructures such as highway, airport, urban streets, etc. His research interests include advanced and sustainable pavement materials, advanced pavement construction technology, numerical modelling of civil engineering materials and structures, automated pavement maintenance technology, and digitalised pavement maintenance system. 

His current research projects include an ARC Hub project, Next Generation Smart Pavement (ARC IH180100010), an Australia-Gemerny Joint Research Co-operation Scheme and another project funded by the Jiangsu Industrial Transformation Research Institute (JITRI), China. The aims of these projects include development of a prototype for automated crack sealing machine incorporating pavement condition data, numerical simulation of porous asphalt concrete, and the automatic placement and collection of traffic cones for pavement maintenance.

Dr Yang has published more than 60 peer-reviewed Journal papers with an h-index of 18, 2 book chapters, and 5 research reports. He is a reviewer of more than 20 prestigious journals in his research fields and a reviewer of Australia Research Council. He has presented his research outputs in various international conferences. He was awarded as the Graduate Research Excellence award and outstanding student leader at Michigan Technological University.

Research area keywords

  • Highway Engineering
  • Asphalt Pavement
  • Repair Automation
  • Numerical Simulation

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Research Output

Correlate aggregate angularity characteristics to the skid resistance of asphalt pavement based on image analysis technology

Wang, H., Wang, C., Bu, Y., You, Z., Yang, X. & Oeser, M., 10 May 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 242, 10 p., 118150.

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High-temperature performance and workability of crumb rubber–modified warm-mix asphalt

Wang, H., Li, X., Xiao, J., You, Z., Yang, X. & Irfan, M., 1 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 17 p.

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Open-graded asphalt concrete grouted by latex modified cement mortar

Luo, S., Yang, X., Zhong, K. & Yin, J., 2020, In : Road Materials and Pavement Design. 21, 1, p. 61-77 17 p.

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Rapid determination of styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) content in modified asphalt based on Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometer and linear regression analysis

Luo, S., Tian, J., Liu, Z., Lu, Q., Zhong, K. & Yang, X., Feb 2020, In : Measurement. 151, 9 p., 107204.

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3D quantification for aggregate morphology using surface discretization based on solid modeling

Jin, C., Zou, F., Yang, X. & You, Z., 1 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 31, 7, 11 p., 04019123.

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2 Citations (Scopus)