Tao Xu 徐涛

Postdoctoral Fellow

1         Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Macau, Macau, China, 03. 2019 – Present

2         Education

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, Nov. 2014 – Dec. 2018
  • Master in Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, Aug. 2012 – Jul. 2014
  • E. in Civil Engineering, Northwest University for Nationalities, China, Sep. 2007 – Jun. 2011

3         Award

  • International mobility fund, Ghent University, 2017-2018
  • Doctoral scholarship, China Scholarship Council, 2015-2018
  • Doctoral scholarship, Universiade International Scholarship Foundation, 2014-2015

4         Research

  • Intelligent decision in metro tunnel construction
  • Tunnels & Tunnelling
  • Physical modelling in Geotechnics
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics

5         Publication

5.1        Journal paper

  1. Tao Xu*, Adam Bezuijen, 2018. Bentonite slurry infiltration in sand, filter cake formation under various conditions. Géotechnique. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.18.p.094. (JCR Q1)
  2. Rui Chen, Tao Xu*, Weidong Lei, Yanru Zhao, Jie Qiao, 2018. Impact of multiple drying-wetting cycles on shear behaviour of an unsaturated compacted clay. Environmental Earth Science 77 (19): 683. (JCR Q3)
  3. Tao Xu*, Adam Bezuijen, 2018. Pressure infiltration characteristics of bentonite slurry. Géotechnique. DOI: 10.1680/jgeot.17.T.026. (JCR Q1)
  4. Tao Xu*, Adam Bezuijen, 2018. Analytical methods in predicting excess pore water pressure in front of slurry shield in saturated sandy ground. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 73, pp. 203-211. (JCR Q1)
  5. Gang Deng, Tao Xu, Rui Chen, Zhao Lu, Jian Liu, 2017. Numerical analysis on stabilizing mechanism of soil nails in steep fill slopes subjected to rainfall infiltration using a hypoplastic model. Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-017-2937-9. (JCR Q3)

5.2        Conference paper

  1. Tao Xu, Adam Bezuijen, Zhao Lu, 2019. Pressure infiltration characteristics of foam for EPB (earth pressure balance) shield tunnelling. 16th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, At: Taipei.
  2. Tao Xu, Adam Bezuijen, Zhao Lu, 2019. Pressure infiltration of sandy foam at the tunnel face during EPB shield tunnelling. 2019 World Tunnel Congress, At: Naples.
  3. Tao Xu, Adam Bezuijen, 2018. Experimental modelling of infiltration of bentonite slurry in front of shield tunnel in saturated sand. 9th International Conference of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, At: London.
  4. Adam Bezuijen, Tao Xu, 2018. Excess pore water pressures in front of a tunnel face when drilling in a semiconfined aquifer. WTC 2018, At: Dubai.
  5. Tao Xu, Adam Bezuijen, Tiago Dias. 2017. Slurry infiltration ahead of slurry TBM’s in saturated sand: laboratory tests and consequences for practice. Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground – 9th International Symposium (IS-São Paulo) At: São Paulo, Brazil.
  6. Adam Bezuijen, Tao Xu, Tiago Dias, 2017. Pore pressures in front of a slurry shield: development and decline. EURO:TUN 2017 – 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering At: Innsbruck, Austria.
  7. Tao Xu, Adam Bezuijen, 2016. Slurry infiltration tests for slurry shield tunneling in saturated sand. 13th International Conference of Underground Construction At: Prague.

6         Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Macau, E11

Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,

Macau, China

Room: E11-1047

Email: taoxu@um.edu.mo