Publications

Engineering Risk & Reliability

  1. He XHC(*), Yuan XX, Yi WJ (2019). Irregularity index for disproportionate collapse design of RC frame structures. Engineering Structures. 178:191-205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.10.026
  2. Praxedes, C., Yuan, X.-X., Guner, S. (2018). A New Robustness Index for Progressive Collapse Design of Structural Systems. Submitted to the 6th International Symposium on Life Cycle Civil Engineering. Ghent, Belgium, October 28-31. Under Review.
  3. Lin, P. Y., Liu J. Y., Yuan, X.-X. (2017). Reliability Analysis of Soil Nail Walls against External Failures in Layered Ground. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 143(1). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001574
  4. Lin, P., Liu, J., Yuan, X.-X. (2014). Load and resistance factor design of soil nail walls, Geo Regina 2014, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Regina, SK, Canada.
  5. Yu, S., Yuan, X.-X., Pandey, M. D. (2013). A new empirical Bayes approach for estimating common cause failure rates. The 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability. June 16-20, 2013. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  6. Cao, W. H., Li, J., Joksimovic, D.,  Yuan, X., Banting, D. (2013). Probabilistic spill occurrence simulation for chemical spills management, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 262(15): 517–526.
  7. Wang, M., Yuan, X.-X., Duan, X. and Kozluk, M. J. (2012). Reliability analysis for the feeder subject to wall loss. Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference (PVP2012), July 15-19, 2012, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[p.r.]
  8. Yuan, X.-X., Pandey, M. D. and Riznic, J. (2009).  A stochastic model for piping failure frequency analysis using OPDE data, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, ASME, 131(5):  173-184.
  9. Yuan, X.-X., Pandey, M. D. and Riznic, J. (2008). A point process model for piping failure frequency analysis using OPDE data, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE-16, Paper No. 48078, May 11-15, 2008, Orlando, FL.[p.r.]
  10. Yuan, X.-X. and Pandey, M. D. (2006). Analysis of approximations for multinormal integration in system reliability computation. Structural Safety.  28(4): 361-377
  11. Yuan, X.-X. and Pandey, M. (2003). Probabilistic buckling analysis of truss structures with semi-rigid joints. The 1st  International Conference of Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructures, Tokyo, Japan.

Stochastic Degradation Modeling

  1. Yuan, X.-X. (2017). Principles and guidelines of deterioration modeling for water and wastewater assets. Infrastructure Asset Management. 4(1): 19-35. DOI: 10.1680/jinam.16.00017.
  2. Adegbola, A., Yuan, X.-X. (2017). Karhunen-Loève expansion for extreme values of a homogeneous copula-based gamma field. The European Safety and Reliability Annual Conference. June 18-22, 17, Portoroz, Slovenia.
  3. Chen, F., Yuan, X.-X. (2017). A review of low-cycle fatigue of corroded steel rebars. The 6th International Conference on Engineering Mechanics and Materials, CSCE, May 31-June 3, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
  4. Adegbola, A., Yuan, X.-X. (2017). Extreme values of a gamma field by spectrally based Monte Carlo simulation. The 6th International Conference on Engineering Mechanics and Materials, CSCE, May 31-June 3, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.
  5. Adegbola, A., Yuan, X.-X., Wang, M. (2015). Random field modelling for the prediction of wall thickness of nuclear pipes considering data misalignment, 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP12), July 12-15, 2015, Vacouver, BC, Canada.
  6. Yuan, X.-X., Mao, D. and Pandey, M. D. (2009). A Bayesian approach to modeling and predicting pitting flaws in steam generator tubes. Reliability Engineering and System Safety. 94: 1838–1847.
  7. Yuan, X.-X. and Pandey, M. D. (2009). A nonlinear mixed-effects model for degradation data obtained from in-service inspection. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 94: 509-519.
  8. Mao, D., Yuan, X.-X. and Pandey, M. D. (2009). Stochastic modeling of inspection uncertainties and applications to pitting flaws in steam generator tubes. The 30th CNS Annual Conference, May 31-June 3, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  9. Yuan, X.-X. (2009). Discussion of “Model selection in applied science and engineering: a decision-theoretic approach” by R. V. Field and M. Grigoriu, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE. 135(4), 358-359.
  10. Datla, S., Dinnie, K., Usmani, A. and Yuan, X.-X. (2008). A Markov chain model for CANDU feeder pipe degradation. The 8th International Conference on CANDU Maintenance, November 16-18, 2008, Toronto, ON.
  11. Yuan, X.-X., Pandey, M. D. and Bickel, G. A. (2008).  A probabilistic degradation model for estimating lifetime of feeders in CANDU nuclear plants. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 238: 16-24.
  12. Yuan, X.-X. and Pandey, M. D. (2007). Modeling of uncertainties associated with structural deterioration. The 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP-10), Tokyo, July 31-August 3, 2007.
  13. Yuan, X.-X., Pandey, M. D. and Bickel, G. A. (2006).  A probabilistic degradation model for estimating the remaining life distribution of feeders. The 27th CNS Annual Conference, June 11-14, 2006, Toronto, ON.
  14. Pandey, M. D., Yuan, X.-X. and van Noortwijk, J. M. (2005). Gamma process model for reliability analysis and replacement of aging structural components. The 9th International Conference of Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR-9), Rome, Italy, 19 – 23 June 2005.

Pavement Design

  1. Yuan, X.-X., Nemtsov, I. (2018). Local Calibration of the MEPDG Distress and Performance Models for Ontario’s Flexible Roads: Overview, Impacts and Reflection. Transportation Research Record. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0361198118759013
  2. Yuan, X.-X., Lee, W., Li, N. (2017). Ontario’s Local Calibration of the MEPDG Distress and Performance Models for Flexible Roads: A Summary. The 2017 Transportation Association of Canada Annual Conference.  St. John’s, NL. September 24-27, 2017.
  3. Jannat, G., Yuan, X.-X., Shehata, M. (2016). Development of regression equations for local calibration of rutting and IRI as predicted by the MEPDG models for flexible pavements using Ontario’s long-term PMS data, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, in press, 17(2): 166-175. DOI: 10.1080/10298436.2014.973024.
  4. Jannat, G., Yuan, X.-X., Shehata, M. (2013). Local calibration of MEPDG distress models for flexible pavements using Ontario’s long-term PMS data. The 92nd Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Conference. January 13-17, 2013, Washington D. C. [p.r.]
  5. Waseem, A., Yuan, X.-X., Shehata, M. (2013). Evaluation of pre-overlay rut depth for local calibration of the MEPDG rut models in Ontario. The 3rd Specialty Conference on Material Engineering & Applied Mechanics, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Montréal, Québec, May 29 to June 1, 2013.
  6. Waseem, A., Yuan, X.-X. (2013).  Longitudinal local calibration of MEPDG permanent deformation models for reconstructed flexible pavements using PMS data. International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, 6(4):304-312.
  7. Yuan, X.-X., Shehata, M. and Jannat, G. (2012). Evaluation of the Reliability Method Used in the AASHTO MEPDG. International Symposium on Reliability Engineering and Risk Management (ISRERM’2012), August 5-8, 2012, Kanagawa University, Yakohama, Japan.
  8. Jannat, G., Yuan, X.-X., Shehata, M., Ponniah, J. and Lee, W. (2012). Database Development for Ontario’s Local Calibration of the MEPDG Distress Models for Flexible Pavements. The 9thInternational Transportation Specialty Conference, CSCE, June 6-9, 2012, Edmonton, AB.

Construction Management

  1. Zhang, J., Chen, F. J., Yuan, X.-X. (2018). A Comparative Study of Cost and Schedule Performance of Canada’s Public Projects under P3s and Traditional Delivery Methods. Under Review.
  2. Yuan X-X and Zhang J (2018). Engineering innovations in Canada’s public–private partnerships. Infrastructure Asset Management, in print. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00039
  3. Yuan X.-X. (2016). Innovation and Risks in Public-Private Partnerships for Public Infrastructure Delivery. The 2016 Sino-American Technology and Engineering Conference, Sponge Cities Track. May, 2016. Jinnan, Shandong, China.
  4. Yuan X.-X., Li Y. (2016). Understanding the Residual Value Risks in Public-Private Partnerships, Part I – Empirical Evidences. A Report for PPP Canada
  5. Li Y, Yuan X.-X. (2016). Understanding the Residual Value Risks in Public-Private Partnerships, Part II – Real Options Approach. A Report for PPP Canada
  6. Zhang J, Chen F, Yuan X-X (2016). Comparison of Cost and Schedule Performance of Canada’s Public Megaprojects under Different Delivery Models. A Report for PPP Canada
  7. Yuan X.-X., Zhang J. (2015). Understanding the Effect of Public-Private Partnerships on Innovation in Canadian Infrastructure Projects. A Report for PPP Canada
  8. Joksimovic, D., Tiveron, T., Yuan, X.-X. (2015). A poster  for the review of alternative project delivery models for implementing LID practices, International Low Impact Development Conferenec, January 19-21, 2015, Huston, TX.
  9. Yuan, X.-X. (2013). Has the dust settled? — a revisit to the Friedman-Gates controversy. The 4th Construction Specialty Conference, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Montréal, Québec, May 29 to June 1, 2013.
  10. Yuan, X.-X. (2012). Bayesian method for the correlated competitive bidding model. Construction Management and Economics. 30 (6): 477-491.
  11. Yuan, X.-X. (2011). A correlated bidding model for markup size decisions. Construction Management and Economics.  29(11): 1101-1119.

Infrastructure Asset Management

  1. Lin PY(*), Yuan XX (2019).  A two-time-scale point process model of water main breaks for infrastructure asset management. Water Research. 150: 296-309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.066
  2. Yuan, X.-X., Li, Y. (2018). Residual Value Risks of Highway Pavements in Public-Private Partnerships. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, ASCE. Vol. 24, Issue 3 (September 2018), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000438
  3. Yan, WY, Yuan, XX  (2017). A low-cost video-based pavement distress screening system for low-volume roads, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/15472450.2017.1366320
  4. Yuan, X.-X., Shehata, M. and Li, N. (2012). Review and Verification of Pavement Distress Models in MTO PMS2 Based on In-Service Pavements Data. The 9thInternational Transportation Specialty Conference, CSCE, June 6-9, 2012, Edmonton, AB.
  5. Yuan, X.-X. (2010). Advances and research needs in risk-informed in-service inspection methodology.  The 18th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ICONE18, Paper No. 29608, May 17-21, 2010, Xi’an, China.[p.r.]
  6. Pandey, M. D., Yuan, X.-X. and van Noortwijk, J. M. (2009).  The influence of temporal uncertainty of deterioration in life-cycle management of structures. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 5(2): 145-156.
  7. Yuan, X.-X., Hryciw, B., Dinnie, K. S. and Usmani, A. (2008). Towards risk-informed in-service inspection for CANDU nuclear power plants. The 8th International Conference on CANDU Maintenance, November 16-18, 2008, Toronto, ON.[p.r.]
  8. Pandey, M. D., and Yuan, X.-X. (2006). A comparison of probabilistic models of deterioration for life cycle management of structures.  in: Pandey, M., Xie, W.-C. and Xu, L. (editors) Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, Proceedings of an International Conference on Advances in Engineering Structures, Mechanics & Construction, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 14-17, 2006.

Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics

  1. Li, H., Yi, W.-J. and Yuan, X.-X. (2013). Fuzzy-valued intensity measures for pulse-like near-fault ground motions,  Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28 (10), 780–795.
  2. Ghaemmaghami,  A., Kianoush, R. and Yuan, X.-X. (2013). Numerical modeling of dynamic behaviour of annular tuned liquid dampers for applications in wind towers, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28(1): 38–51.
  3. Yuan, X.-X. and Pan, Q. (2005). Relationship of reference period, design service lifetime and importance factors. Building Structures, No.10, 17-20. in Chinese
  4. Zhong, H., Yi, W.-J. and Yuan, X.-X. (2004). Studies on earthquake loading distributions in RC frame-wall structures. Building Structures, No.1. 53-55. in Chinese
  5. Qiu, Y.-K., Yi, W.-J. and Yuan, X.-X., (2002). Study on effective length design methods of RC frame columns. Journal of Hunan Agricultural University, 28(1). 67-70. in Chinese
  6. Yuan, X.-X. and Yi, W.-J. (2000). Probability analysis on “Strong Beam and Weak Beam” and axial compression ratio in RC frames. Journal of Chongqing Jianzhu University. 22(3). 64-68. in Chinese

Dissertations  Supervised

  1. Maryam Amir (09/2015-12/2016), Local Calibration of MEPDG for Superpave Pavements in Ontario: Enhanced Rutting Calibration and Preliminary Study on IRI Model, MASc thesis, funded by MTO HIIFP.
  2. Sifat Ahmed (09/2013-12/2016), Local Calibration of Cracking Models of MEPDG for Ontario’s Flexible Pavements, MASc thesis, funded by MTO HIIFP.
  3. Gyan Prasad Gautam (09/2012-04/2015), Local calibration of MEPDG rutting models for Ontario’s Superpave roads, MASc thesis, funded by MTO HIIFP.
  4. Afzal Waseem (09/2011-04/2013), Methodology development and local calibration of MEPDG permanent deformation models for Ontario’s flexible pavements, MASc thesis, funded by MTO HIIFP.
  5. Shuo Yu (09/2011-04/2013), Probabilistic assessment of common cause failures in nuclear power plants, MASc thesis, funded by NSERC Discovery Grant.
  6. Gulfam E Jannat (09/2010-04/2012), Database development for Ontario’s local calibration of Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) distress models, MASc thesis, funded by MTO HIIFP.
  7. Hesam Bahman-Bijari (09/2008-12/2010), A competitive bidding decision-making model considering correlation, MASc thesis.

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