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.