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Ming Xiao

Associate Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Larson Transportation Institute

231P Sackett Building

mzx102@psu.edu

814-867-0044

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Geotechnical and Materials Engineering

Interest Areas:

Seepage and erosion, particle and flow in porous media, geotechnical earthquake engineering, geoenvironmental engineering.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Civil Engineering, Shandong University, China, 1995
  • MS, Civil Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 1998
  • Ph D, Civil Engineering, Kansas State University, 2001
  • MS, Computer Science, Kansas State University, 2001

Publications

Books

  • M Xiao, 2015, Geotechnical Engineering Design, 1st edition, WILEY Blackwell
  • Ming Xiao, 2009, Soil Testing Laboratory Manual (161 pages), Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, USA

Journal Articles

  • S. Kakuturu, M. Xiao and M. Kenzel, 2018, ""Effects of maximum particle size on the results of hydrometer tests on soils"", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal
  • M. Xiao, A. Gholizadeh Vayghan, B. Adams and Farshad Rajabipour, 2018, ""Experimental investigation of the relative and interactive effects of physicochemical fluid characteristics on the incipient motion of granular particles under laminar flow conditions"", ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 144, (5), pp. 04018013-1 to 04018013-14.
  • B. Kermani, Ming Xiao and Shelley M Stoffels, 2018, ""Analytical Investigation on Quantifying the Magnitude and Rate of Subgrade Fines Migration into Subbase under Flexible Pavement"", Transportation Geotechnics, 18, pp. 46-56
  • M. Khosrojerdi, Ming Xiao, Tong Qiu and J. Nicks, 2018, ""Nonlinear equation for predicting the maximum settlement of reinforced soil foundations"", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • M. Liew, Ming Xiao and Shimin Liu, 2018, ""Characterization of physical and mineralogical properties of coal tailings of different ranks"", International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization
  • W. Cui and Ming Xiao, 2018, ""Centrifuge modeling of a geogrid-reinforced and rammed soil-cement column-supported embankment on soft soil"", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation
  • B. Kermani, Ming Xiao, Shelley M Stoffels and Tong Qiu, 2018, ""Reduction of subgrade fines migration into subbase of flexible pavement using geotextile"", Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 46, (4), pp. 377–383
  • B. Kermani, Shelley M Stoffels, Ming Xiao and Tong Qiu, 2018, ""Experimental Simulation and Quantification of Migration of Subgrade Soil into Subbase under Rigid Pavement Using Model Mobile Load Simulator"", ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements., 144, (4), pp. 04018049 (14 pages)
  • B. Kermani, Ming Xiao, Shelley M Stoffels and Tong Qiu, 2017, ""Measuring the migration of subgrade fine particles into subbase using scaled accelerated flexible pavement testing – a laboratory study"", Road Materials and Pavement Engineering
  • C. Wang, Tong Qiu, Ming Xiao and J. Wang, 2017, ""Utility trench backfill compaction using vibratory roller compactor versus hydraulic plate compactor"", ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, 8, (4), pp. 04017021 (10 pages)
  • X. Cui, J. Zhang, D. Huang, Ming Xiao, F. Hou, Z. Liu and L. Li, 2017, ""Analysis of vehicle-load-induced dynamic pore pressure in saturated pavement with LSPM drainage base"", ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 45, (1), pp. 294-302
  • Y. Luo**, M. Nie and Ming Xiao, 2017, ""Flume-scale experiments on suffusion at the bottom of cutoff wall in sandy gravel alluvium"", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54, (12), pp. 1716-1727
  • X. Xue** and Ming Xiao, 2017, ""Deformation evaluation on surrounding rocks of underground caverns based on PSO-LSSVM"", Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 69, pp. 171-181
  • X. Xue** and Ming Xiao, 2016, ""Application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system for prediction of internal stability of soils"", European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering
  • M. Khosrojerdi*, Ming Xiao, Tong Qiu and J. Nicks, 2016, ""Evaluation of prediction methods for lateral deformation of GRS walls and abutments"", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • X. Xue** and Ming Xiao, 2016, ""Application of genetic algorithm based support vector machines for prediction of soil liquefaction"", Environmental Earth Sciences, 75
  • M Xiao, M Ledezma* and C Hartman*, 2015, ""Shear resistance of tire derived aggregates (TDA) using large-scale direct shear tests"", ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 27, (1), pp. 04014110 (8 pages)
  • X Zhang, X. Lu and Ming Xiao, 2015, ""Gas outburst in sediments due to tetrahydrofuran (THF) hydrate dissociation"", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 39, (17), pp. 1884-1897
  • M Xiao, M Ledezma* and J Wang*, 2015, ""Reduced-scale shake table testing of seismic behaviors of slurry cutoff walls"", ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
  • R J Egusquiza, R B Runyon, J Ringel, C WC Seberr, G Leyva, J Correa, C D Roland, M Umar, M Xiao, J T Bushoven and J J Goto, 2014, ""Calcium oxalate crystal formation in various gravity environments"", Gravitational and Space Research (previously Gravitational and Space Biology), 2, (2), pp. 3-12
  • B Adams*, Ming Xiao and A. Wright, 2013, ""Erosion mechanisms of organic soil and bioabatement of piping erosion of sand"", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139, (8), pp. 1360-1368
  • X Zhang and Ming Xiao, 2013, ""Using modified state surface approach to select parameter values in the Barcelona basic model"", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37, (2), pp. 1847-1866
  • Ming Xiao and N. Shwiyhat*, 2012, ""Experimental investigation of the effects of suffusion on physical and geo-mechanical characteristics of sandy soils"", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 35, (6), pp. 890-900
  • Ming Xiao, J Bowen*, M Graham* and J Larralde, 2012, ""Comparison of seismic responses of geosynthetically-reinforced walls with tire derived aggregates (TDA) and granular backfills"", ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 24, (11), pp. 1368–1377
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and J Howard, 2010, ""Erosion control on roadside embankment using compost"", ASABE Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 26, (1), pp. 97-106
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and S Steinberg, 2009, ""Variation of soil water characteristics due to particle rearrangement"", ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, 9, (4), pp. 179-186
  • Ming Xiao and J Gomez*, 2009, ""Rainfall erosion resistance and stability of various composts"", Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 64, (4), pp. 233-242
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and S Steinberg, 2006, ""Effect of vibrations on pore fluid distribution in porous media"", Transport in Porous Media, 62, (2), pp. 187-204
  • S Steinberg, G Kluitenberg, J Jones, N Daidzic, N Reddi, Ming Xiao, M Tuller, M Newman, D. Or and J.I.D. Alexander, 2005, ""Physical and hydraulic properties of baked ceramic aggregates used for plant growth medium"", Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 130, (5), pp. 767-774
  • L Reddi, Ming Xiao, M.G. Hajra and I.M Lee, 2005, ""Physical clogging of filters under constant flow rate vs. constant head conditions"", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42, (3), pp. 804-811
  • L Reddi, Ming Xiao and S Steinberg, 2005, ""Discontinuous pore fluid distribution under microgravity ? KC-135 flight investigations"", Soil Science Society of America Journal, 69, pp. 593-598
  • S Steinberg, J.I.D. Alexander, N Daidzic, J Jones, G Kluitenberg, D. Or, N Reddi, M Tuller and Ming Xiao, 2003, ""Fluid flow and distribution through porous plant growth media in microgravity ? status update"", Habitation (An International Journal for Human Support Research), 9, pp. 105-106
  • M.G. Hajra, L Reddi, L.A Glasgow, Ming Xiao and I.M Lee, 2002, ""Effects of ionic strength on fine particle clogging of soil filters"", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128, (8), pp. 631-639
  • L Reddi, Ming Xiao, M.G. Hajra and I.M Lee, 2000, ""Permeability reduction of soil filters due to physical clogging"", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126, (3), pp. 236-246
  • G Huang, X Gong and Ming Xiao, 2000, ""Random field model of soil property and analysis of variability of pile settlement"", Rock and Soil Mechanics (in Chinese), 21, (4), pp. 311-315
  • Ming Xiao, X Gong and G Huang, 1998, ""A new formula to predict soil parameters based on spatial autocorrelation"", Rock and Soil Mechanics (in Chinese), 19, (4), pp. 69-72
  • Y. Ma, Ming Xiao and B. Kermani, , ""Experimental Investigation of Effect of Fluid’s Physicochemical Characteristics on Piping Erosion Progression of a Sandy Soil"", ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal
  • J. Wang, Ming Xiao, J. Evans, Tong Qiu and S. Salam, , ""Time-dependent cone penetration resistance of a post-liquefaction sand deposit at shallow depth"", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • S Salam, Ming Xiao, A. Khosravifar, M. Liew, Shimin Liu and J. Rostami, , ""Characterizations of static and dynamic geotechnical properties and behaviors of fine coal refuse"", Canadian Geotechnical Journal

Conference Proceedings

  • Ming Xiao, 2018, "Particle transport in porous media in geotechnical engineering: A review of challenges and cross-disciplinary applications", Innovations in Foundations Engineering – ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication Honoring Jean-Louis Briaud, Proceedings of IFCEE 2018, ASCE
  • B. Kermani, Ming Xiao, Shelley M Stoffels and Tong Qiu, 2018, "Magnitude and rate of migration of fine subgrade soil into granular subbase under flexible pavement due to cyclic traffic loadings", International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE) 2018, Proceedings of IFCEE 2018, ASCE
  • M. Khosrojerdi, Ming Xiao, Tong Qiu and J. Nicks, 2018, "A predictive tool for estimating lateral deformation of geosynthetically reinforced soil abutments", International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE) 2018, Proceedings of IFCEE 2018, ASCE, pp. ASCE GSP 297, page 99-108.
  • M. Khosrojerdi, Tong Qiu, Ming Xiao and J. Nicks, 2018, "Numerical investigation on the behavior of geosynthetic-reinforced soil pier under axial loading", International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE) 2018, Proceedings of IFCEE 2018, ASCE
  • Ming Xiao and B. Adams, 2016, "Development of experimental methodology of investigating the relative and interactive effects of physicochemical properties of permeating fluids on incipient motion of granular particles", Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Oxford, UK, CRC Press
  • B. Adams* and Ming Xiao, 2015, ""Initial steps toward establishing an erosion threshold in pore-scale particle mobilization imaging experiments"", Proceedings of the 2015 International Foundations Congress & Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2015), San Antonio, Texas, March 17-21, 2015
  • Ming Xiao, M. Ledezma* and C. Hartman*, 2014, "Large-scale shear testing of tire derived aggregates (TDA)", Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability
  • A. Cemo*, B. Adams* and Ming Xiao, 2014, ""Development of an experimental imaging system for the micro-scale study of seepage-induced granular particle mobilization"", Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability
  • Ming Xiao, M. Ledezma* and C. Hartman*, 2014, "Shake table test to investigate seismic responses of a slurry wall.", Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability
  • M Xiao, M Ledezma* and C Hartman*, 2014, ""Shake table test to investigate seismic responses of a slurry wall"", Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, Feb 23-16, 2014, ASCE, USA
  • A Cemo*, B Adams* and M Xiao, 2014, "Development of an experimental imaging system for the micro-scale study of seepage-induced granular particle mobilization", Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, Feb 23-16, 2014, ASCE, USA
  • Ming Xiao, M Ledezma* and C Hartman*, 2014, "Large-scale shear testing of tire derived aggregates (TDA)", Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, Feb 23-16, 2014, ASCE, USA
  • H Munjy, F Tehrani, Ming Xiao and M Zoghi, 2014, "A numerical simulation on the dynamic response of MSE wall with LWA backfill", The 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering NUMGE 2014, Delft, The Netherlands, June 18-20, 2014
  • Ming Xiao, C Hartman* and M Ledezma*, 2013, ""Seismic responses of geosynthetically reinforced walls with tire derived aggregate (TDA) backfill"", 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of ISSMGE, Paris, France, September 2–5, 2013
  • D. Hartman*, M Ledezma* and Ming Xiao, 2013, "Shake table tests of MSE walls with tire derived aggregates (TDA) backfill", Proceedings of 2013 Geo-Congress, ASCE, San Diego, CA, March 3–6, 2013
  • Ming Xiao, D. Hartman* and M Ledezma*, 2013, ""Seismic performance of mechanically stabilize earth wall with lightweight aggregate (LWA) backfill"", Proceedigns of 2013 Geosynthetics International Conference, Session: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System: Design, Construction, and Performances, IFAI, Long Beach, CA, April 1–4, 2013
  • M Zoghi, A McGrew and Ming Xiao, 2012, ""Seamless integration of the undergraduate engineering geology and an introductory geotechnical engineering courses"", Proceedings, The American Society for Engineering Education-Pacific South West Section (ASEE-PSW) Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, April 19–21, 2012
  • M Graham*, Ming Xiao and L Owaidat, 2012, ""Seismic performances of slurry walls"", Proceedings of 2012 GeoCongress, Oakland, CA, March 25–29, 2012
  • B Adams* and Ming Xiao, 2012, ""Biological mechanisms of piping erosion reduction of organic soils"", Proceedings of 2012 GeoCongress, Oakland, CA, March 25–29, 2012
  • B Adams* and Ming Xiao, 2011, ""Bioremediation of internal erosion in sand"", Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, TX, March 13–16, 2011
  • E Sinco*, Ming Xiao, L Owaidat and L Smith, 2010, ""Piping of sand under different permeating fluid"", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, Nov 7–10, 2010
  • B Adams* and Ming Xiao, 2010, ""Piping mechanisms of a fibrous peat"", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, Nov 7–10, 2010
  • N Shwiyhat and Ming Xiao, 2010, ""Effect of suffusion on mechanical characteristics of sand"", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, Nov 7–10, 2010
  • Ming Xiao, J Gomez*, B Adams*, N Shwiyhat* and E Sinco*, 2010, ""Experimental study of subsurface erosion of peats"", Proceedings of GeoFlorida 2010, ASCE, West Palm Beach, FL, Feb 20–24, 2010
  • Ming Xiao and J. Gomez*, 2010, ""Effect of piping on shear strength of levees"", Proceedings of the GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, ASCE, Shanghai, China, June 3–6, 2010
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and S Steinberg, 2010, ""Discontinuous pore fluid distribution under microgravity"", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geomechanics, Stanford University, June 23–25, 2010
  • S Kakuturu, Ming Xiao and L Reddi, 2009, ""Engineered waste materials as amendments to prevent erosion and to stabilize contaminated soils"", Proceedings of the ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress (EWRI09), ASCE, Kansas City, MO. May 17–21, 2009
  • Ming Xiao and L Reddi, 2008, ""Pore structure variation of porous media under vibration"", Proceedings of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Conference, Sacramento, CA. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 181, Zeng et al. (Ed.), ASCE Geo-Institute. May 18–22, 2008
  • Ming Xiao, C Abela*, K Mortensen*, M Beltran* and A Oliver*, 2008, ""Rainfall erosion resistance of various compost soils on roadside embankment"", Proceedings of 2008 GeoCongress, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 178, Reddy et al. (Ed). ASCE Geo-Institute. New Orleans, LA, March 10–12, 2008
  • Ming Xiao and L Reddi, 2008, ""Particle clogging in drainage layers"", Proceedings of the Tenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM X), Cancun, Mexico, January 7–11, 2008
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi, J Howard, A Devine and R Stott, 2006, ""Rainfall erosion control on roadside embankment using compost soils"", Proceedings of 2006 GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 148, Lu et al. Ed., ASCE Geo-Institute, June 6–8, 2006
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and S Steinberg, 2006, ""Fluid distribution in porous media under microgravity"", Proceedings of 2006 GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 148, Lu et al. Ed., ASCE Geo-Institute, June 6–8, 2006
  • S Steinberg, S Jones, Ming Xiao, L Reddi, G Kluitenberg, D Or, J Alexander, N Daidzic and M Tuller, 2005, ""Fluid distribution in porous media under microgravity"", The 35th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) and the 8th European Symposium on Space Environmental Control Systems (ESSECS), Rome, Italy, July 11–14, 2005
  • Ming Xiao and L Reddi, 2004, ""Effect of vibrations on pore fluid distribution in porous media?experimental investigations"", Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth and Space 2004), Houston, Texas, March 2004
  • S Steinberg, J Alexander, D Or, N Daidzic, S Jones, L Reddi, M Tuller, G Kluitenberg and Ming Xiao, 2004, ""Flow and Distribution of Fluid Phases Through Porous Plant Growth Media in Microgravity"", Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth and Space 2004), Houston, Texas, March 2004
  • D Li and Ming Xiao, 2003, ""Impact of deep excavation on nearby buried pipelines"", New Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety, Proceedings of the Pipelines 2003, ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003
  • Ming Xiao and L Reddi, 2000, ""Comparison of fine particle clogging in soil and geotextile filters"", Advances in Transportation and Geoenvironmental Systems using Geosynthetics, Proceedings of Geo-Denver 2000, Denver, Colorado, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 103, Zornberg and Christopher (Ed.). ASCE Geo-Institute, August 2000
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and W Jia, 2000, ""Clogging of highway subsurface drainage systems: demonstration of CDF"", Proceedings of the Transportation Systems 2000 (TS2K) Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 2000
  • Ming Xiao, L Reddi and M Bonala, 2000, ""Impact of fine particle entrapment on the performance of subsurface pavement drainage systems"", Transportation Research Board 79th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Jan. 2000

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