Barbara (Qingli) Dai

Barbara (Qingli) Dai

Associate Professor, CEE
Barbara (Qingli) Dai

Associate Professor - Computer & Electrical Engineering 

Areas of Expertise: Computational analysis for material research: multiscale modeling, finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, multiphysical modeling, fracture simulation and molecular dynamics

Self-healing and accelerated healing of asphalt mixtures, micromechanical modeling

Internal curing concrete, early-age properties and concrete durability

Self-healing construction materials, alternative and sustainable infrastructure materials

Active-material actuator design, wind-structure interaction, vibration reduction

Acoustic and ultrasonic measurement, advanced X-ray and neutron scattering characterization

Courses Taught at Michigan Tech:

Matrix structural analysis, Finite element analysis, Civil engineering materials and Computational transportation materials

CE4201: Matrix Structural Analysis

CE5202: Finite Element Analysis

MEEM 5150: Advanced Mechanics of Materials

MEEM 2110: Statics

MEEM4990: Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering

MEEM 4405: Introduction to Finite Element Methods

Refereed Journal Publications

Sun, X., Zhang, B., Dai, Q. and Yu, X. (2015) “Investigation of Internal Curing Effects on Microstructure and Permeability of Interface Transition Zones in Cement Mortar with SEM Imaging, Transport Simulation and Hydration Modeling Techniques,” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Volume 76, Pages 366-379.

Yang, X., Dai, Q., You, Z., Wang, Z. (2015). “Integrated Experimental-Numerical Approach for Estimating Asphalt Mixture Induction Healing Level through Discrete Element Modeling of a Single-Edge Notched Beam Test.” ASCE's Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.

Lemmens, R. J., Dai, Q., Meng, D.D. (2014), “Side-Groove Influenced Parameters for Determining Fracture Toughness of Self-Healing Composites Using a Tapered Double Cantilever Beam Specimen.

Journal of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, Elsevier, Volume 74, December 2014, Pages 23-29.

Sun, X., Dai, Q. and Ng, K. (2014) “Computational Investigation of Pore Permeability and Connectivity from Transmission X-Ray Microscope Images of a Cement Paste Specimen.” Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, volume 68, 15, October 2014, pages 240-251.