Professor Chin Leo

Professor Chin Leo

Professor,
Dean's Unit, School of Eng, Design & Built Enviro.

Professor,
Dean's Unit, School of Eng, Design & Built Enviro.

Biography

Chin Leo is a civil engineer with professional engineering experience in infrastructure and geotechnical engineering, including the maintenance, design and construction of roads, road tunnels and slopes. He has previously undertaken both preliminary and detailed designs for road widening, new expressways & expressway interchanges, the scope of which include soil investigation, studies of cuts and fills, slope stability analysis and proposals for dealing with problematic soft soils.

This information has been contributed by Professor Leo.

Qualifications

  • PhD University of Sydney
  • MEngSc University of Queensland
  • BEng University of Adelaide

Interests

  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Coupled problems in porous medi
  • Environmental Geomechanics

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit, School of Eng, Design & Built Enviro.
  • Dean's Unit, School of Eng, Design & Built Enviro.

Contact

Email: C.Leo@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 4610
Mobile:
Location: ED.G.143
Parramatta

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Publications

Books

  • Rahman, A., Hassan, M., Ilic, V. and Leo, C. (2018), 'Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advancements in Engineering Education (iCAEED-2018), 03-06 December 2018, Sydney, Australia', : Science, Technology and Management Crest Australia 9780648014799.
  • Cheng, Y., Wong, H., Leo, C. and Lau, C. (2016), 'Stability of Geotechnical Structures: Theoretical and Numerical Analysis', : Bentham Science Publishers 9781681083049.

Chapters in Books

  • Liyanapathirana, R., Fang, G. and Leo, C. (2019), 'Evolution of Master of Engineering coursework degrees at Western Sydney University : past, present and future ', Blended Learning in Engineering Education: Recent Developments in Curriculum, Assessment and Practice, CRC Press 9781138056220.
  • Wong, H., Leo, C. and Dufour, N. (2011), 'Thermodynamics in Mono and Biphasic Continuum Mechanics', Thermodynamics: Systems in Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium, Intech Open Access Publisher 9789533072838.

Journal Articles

  • Alqarawi, A., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S., Sigdel, L., Lu, M. and Hu, P. (2021), 'A spreadsheet-based technique to calculate the passive soil pressure based on the log-spiral method', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 130 .
  • Hu, P., Haghighi, A., Coronado, J., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Li, Z. (2021), 'A comparison of jack-up spudcan penetration predictions and recorded field data', Applied Ocean Research, vol 112 .
  • Hu, P., Xiao, Z., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2021), 'Advances in the prediction of spudcan punch-through in double-layered soils', Marine Structures, vol 79 .
  • Sigdel, L., Al-Qarawi, A., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Hu, P. (2021), 'Geotechnical design practices and soil-structure interaction effects of an integral bridge system : a review', Applied Sciences, vol 11, no 15 .
  • Al-Qarawi, A., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2020), 'Effects of wall movements on performance of integral abutment bridges', International Journal of Geomechanics, vol 20, no 2 .
  • Li, C., Xiao, J., Wu, W., Mei, G., Ni, P. and Leo, C. (2020), 'Analysis of 1D large strain consolidation of structured marine soft clays', Journal of Zhejiang University: Science A, vol 21, no 1 , pp 29 - 43.
  • Zhang, Y., Li, D., Chen, L., Yin, K., Xiao, L., Fu, X., Glade, T. and Leo, C. (2020), 'Numerical analysis of landslide-generated impulse waves affected by the reservoir geometry', Engineering Geology, vol 266 .
  • El Jirari, S., Wong, H., Deleruyelle, F., Branque, D., Berthoz, N. and Leo, C. (2020), 'Analytical modelling of a tunnel accounting for elastoplastic unloading and reloading with reverse yielding and plastic flow', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 121 .
  • Zhang, Y., Li, D., Chen, L., Yin, K., Xiao, L., Fu, X., Glade, T. and Leo, C. (2020), 'Numerical simulation data on landslide generated impulse waves affected by the reservoir geometry', Data in Brief, vol 28 .
  • Li, D., Yan, L., Wu, L., Yin, K. and Leo, C. (2019), 'The Hejiapingzi landslide in Weining County, Guizhou Province, Southwest China : a recent slow-moving landslide triggered by reservoir drawdown', Landslides, vol 16, no 7 , pp 1353 - 1365.
  • Li, D., Sun, Y., Yin, K., Miao, F., Glade, T. and Leo, C. (2019), 'Displacement characteristics and prediction of Baishuihe landslide in the Three Gorges Reservoir', Journal of Mountain Science, vol 16, no 9 , pp 2203 - 2214.
  • Li, D., Miao, F., Xie, Y. and Leo, C. (2019), 'Hazard prediction for Baishuihe landslide in the Three Gorges Reservoir during the extreme rainfall return period', KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, vol 23, no 12 , pp 5021 - 5031.
  • Li, Z., Wang, K., Wu, W. and Leo, C. (2018), 'Longitudinal dynamic impedance of a static drill rooted nodular pile embedded in layered soil', Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, vol 36, no 3 , pp 253 - 263.
  • Moghaddas, N., Leo, C., Rahimi, B. and Azadi, A. (2018), 'Morpho-tectonics and geoelectric method applied to active faults characterization in South of Mashhad Plain, Northeast of Iran', Geopersia, vol 8, no 1 , pp 13 - 26.
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2018), 'Deep cement mixed walls with steel inclusions for excavation support', Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol 36, no 6 , pp 3375 - 3389.
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2017), 'Shielding effect in pile groups adjacent to deep unbraced and braced excavations', International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol 11, no 2 , pp 162 - 174.
  • Li, Z., Wang, K., Wu, W., Leo, C. and Wang, N. (2017), 'Vertical vibration of a large-diameter pipe pile considering the radial inhomogeneity of soil caused by the construction disturbance effect', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 85 , pp 90 - 102.
  • Wu, W., Jiang, G., Huang, S., Mei, G. and Leo, C. (2017), 'A new analytical model to study the influence of weld on the vertical dynamic response of prestressed pipe pile', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol 41, no 10 , pp 1247 - 1266.
  • Zhang, X., Zhang, D., Leo, C., Yin, G., Feng, D. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2017), 'Damage evolution and post-peak gas permeability of raw coal under loading and unloading conditions', Transport in Porous Media, vol 117, no 3 , pp 465 - 480.
  • Wijerathna, M., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2017), 'Analytical solution for the consolidation behavior of deep cement mixed column-improved ground', International Journal of Geomechanics, vol 17, no 9 .
  • Li, D., Yin, K., Glade, T. and Leo, C. (2017), 'Effect of over-consolidation and shear rate on the residual strength of soils of silty sand in the Three Gorges Reservoir', Scientific Reports, vol 7 .
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Application of arch shaped deep cement mixed walls for excavation support', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 51, no 1 , pp 67 - 80.
  • Li, Z., Wang, K., Wu, W. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Vertical vibration of a large diameter pile embedded in inhomogeneous soil based on the Rayleigh-Love rod theory', Zhejiang University. Journal. Science A: Applied Physics & Engineering, vol 17, no 12 , pp 974 - 988.
  • Al-qarawi, A., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Ekanayake, S. (2016), 'A study on the effects of abutment cyclic movements on the approach of integral abutment bridges', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 51, no 2 , pp 1 - 13.
  • Al-Qarawi, A., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Ekanayake, S. (2016), 'Parametric study on the approach problem of an Integral Abutment Bridge subjected to cyclic loading due to temperature changes', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol 846 , pp 421 - 427.
  • Wijerathna, M., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Consolidation behaviour of deep cement mixed column improved ground during breakage of soil-cement structure', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 51, no 2 , pp 35 - 42.
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Poulos, H., Kelly, R. and Leo, C. (2015), 'Numerical modeling of geotextile-reinforced embankments over deep cement mixed columns incorporating strain-softening behavior of columns', International Journal of Geomechanics, vol 15, no 2 .
  • Lu, S., Wang, K., Wu, W. and Leo, C. (2015), 'Longitudinal vibration of pile in layered soil based on Rayleigh-Love rod theory and fictitious soil-pile model', Journal of Central South University, vol 22, no 5 , pp 1909 - 1918.
  • Zhang, X., Dong, J., Huang, Z., Nie, X., Wong, H., Wang, J., Sun, W., Leo, C. and Wang, J. (2015), 'Study of soil structures strength and stiffness loss based on thermodynamics and continuum mechanics', Environmental Earth Sciences, vol 73, no 8 , pp 4143 - 4149.
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2015), 'A review of wave transmitting boundaries used in numerical modelling', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 50, no 2 , pp 69 - 76.
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2015), 'Numerical simulation of EPS geofoam behaviour in triaxial tests', Engineering Computations, vol 32, no 5 , pp 1372 - 1390.
  • Lu, S., Wang, K., Zhang, P. and Leo, C. (2015), 'Nonlinear analysis of pile load-settlement behavior in layered soil', Journal of Central South University, vol 22, no 9 , pp 3615 - 3623.
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2014), 'Modelling issues in simulation of deep excavations', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 49, no 1 , pp 91 - 103.
  • Bui, T., Wong, H., Deleruyelle, F., Dufour, N., Leo, C. and Sun, D. (2014), 'Analytical modeling of a deep tunnel inside a poro-viscoplastic rock mass accounting for different stages of its life cycle', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 58 , pp 88 - 100.
  • Lu, S., Wang, K., Wu, W. and Leo, C. (2014), 'Longitudinal vibration of a pile embedded in layered soil considering the transverse inertia effect of pile', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 62 , pp 90 - 99.
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Kelly, R., Poulos, H. and Leo, C. (2014), 'Numerical modeling of an embankment over soft ground improved with deep cement mixed columns : case history', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol 140, no 11 .
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2014), 'Attenuation of ground vibrations using in-filled wave barriers', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 67 , pp 290 - 300.
  • Wu, W., Jiang, G., Huang, S. and Leo, C. (2014), 'Vertical dynamic response of pile embedded in layered transversely isotropic soil', Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol 2014, no 126916 .
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Tokeshi, K., Doanh, T., Castellaro, S., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2013), 'Investigation of dynamically compacted ground by HVSR-based approach', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 46 , pp 20 - 29.
  • Zhang, X., Wong, H., Leo, C., Bui, T., Wang, J., Sun, W. and Huang, Z. (2013), 'A thermodynamics-based model on the internal erosion of earth structures', Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, vol 32, no 2 , pp 479 - 492.
  • Young, C., Le Brese, C., Zou, J. and Leo, C. (2013), 'A robust search paradigm with Enhanced Vine Creeping Optimization', Engineering Optimization, vol 45, no 2 , pp 225 - 244.
  • Tokeshi, K., Harutoonian, P., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2013), 'Use of surface waves for geotechnical engineering applications in Western Sydney', Advances in Geosciences, vol 35 , pp 37 - 44.
  • Tokeshi, K., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2013), 'Comparison of ground models estimated from surface wave inversion using synthetic microtremors', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 49 , pp 19 - 26.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Casterllaro, S., Zou, J. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2013), 'Compaction evolution observed via the HVSR of microtremors', Geotechnique Letters, vol 3, no 1 , pp 1 - 4.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Tokeshi, K., Doanh, T., Castellaro, S., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2013), 'Investigation of composite compacted ground using microtremors', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol 139, no 9 , pp 1539 - 1553.
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Influence zone around a closed-ended pile during vibratory driving', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 53 , pp 26 - 36.
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Poulos, H., Kelly, R. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Analytical solutions to evaluate bending failure of column supported embankments', International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol 5, no 4 , pp 502 - 507.
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Leo, C., Poulos, H. and Kelly, R. (2013), 'Towards the development of a new design guideline for geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 48, no 3 , pp 35 - 49.
  • Zhang, X., Wang, J., Wong, H., Leo, C., Liu, Q., Tang, Y., Yan, X., Sun, W., Huang, Z. and Hao, X. (2013), 'Land subsidence caused by internal soil erosion owing to pumping confined aquifer groundwater during the deep foundation construction in Shanghai', Natural Hazards, vol 69, no 1 , pp 473 - 489.
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Comparison of different two-dimensional idealizations for a geosynthetic-reinforced pile-supported embankment', International Journal of Geomechanics, vol 13, no 6 , pp 754 - 768.
  • Wu, W., Wang, K., Zhang, Z. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Soil-pile interaction in the pile vertical vibration considering true three-dimensional wave effect of soil', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol 37, no 17 , pp 2860 - 2876.
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Effect of geosynthetic creep on reinforced pile-supported embankment systems', Geosynthetics International, vol 20, no 6 , pp 421 - 435.
  • Wu, W., Jiang, G., Dou, B. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Vertical dynamic impedance of tapered pile considering compacting effect', Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol 2013 .
  • Wang, K., Yang, D., Zhang, Z. and Leo, C. (2012), 'A new approach for vertical impedance in radially inhomogeneous soil layer', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol 36, no 6 , pp 697 - 707.
  • Dufour, N., Wong, H., Deleruyelle, F. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Hydromechanical postclosure behavior of a deep tunnel taking into account a simplified life cycle', International Journal of Geomechanics, vol 12, no 5 , pp 549 - 559.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Doanh, T., Castellaro, S., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S., Wong, H. and Tokeshi, K. (2012), 'Microtremor measurements of rolling compacted ground', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol 41 , pp 23 - 31.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2012), 'Site characterisation by the HVSR technique', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol 47, no 3 , pp 103 - 112.
  • Wu, W., Wang, K., Zhang, Z. and Leo, C. (2012), 'A new approach for time effect analysis of settlement for single pile based on virtual soil-pile model', Journal of Central South University, vol 19, no 9 , pp 2656 - 2662.
  • Wu, W., Wang, K., Ma, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Longitudinal dynamic response of pile in layered soil based on virtual soil pile model', Journal of Central South University, vol 19, no 7 , pp 1999 - 2007.
  • Wang, K., Wu, W., Zhang, Z. and Leo, C. (2010), 'Vertical dynamic response of an inhomogeneous viscoelastic pile', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 37, no 4 , pp 536 - 544.
  • Itakura, T., Airey, D., Leo, C., Payne, T. and Mcorist, G. (2010), 'Laboratory studies of the diffusive transport of 137Cs and 60Co through potential waste repository soils', Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, vol 101, no 9 , pp 723 - 729.
  • Li, D., Yin, K. and Leo, C. (2010), 'Analysis of Baishuihe landslide influenced by the effects of reservoir water and rainfall', Environmental Earth Sciences, vol 60, no 4 , pp 677 - 687.
  • Dufour, N., Leo, C., Deleruyelle, F. and Wong, H. (2009), 'Hydro-mechanical responses of a decommissioned backfilled tunnel driven into a poro-viscoelastic medium', Soils and Foundations, vol 49, no 4 , pp 495 - 507.
  • Yang, D., Wang, K., Zhang, Z. and Leo, C. (2009), 'Vertical dynamic response of pile in a radially heterogeneous soil layer', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol 33, no 8 , pp 1039 - 1054.
  • Wang, K., Zhang, Z., Leo, C. and Xie, K. (2009), 'Dynamic torsional response of an end bearing pile in transversely isotropic saturated soil', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol 327, no 40666 , pp 440 - 453.
  • Wong, H., Morvan, M., Deleruyelle, F. and Leo, C. (2008), 'Analytical study of mine closure behaviour in a poro-elastic medium', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 35, no 5 , pp 645 - 654.
  • Wong, H., Morvan, M., Deleruyelle, F. and Leo, C. (2008), 'Analytical study of mine closure behaviour in a poro-visco-elastic medium', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol 32, no 14 , pp 1737 - 1761.
  • Leo, C., Kumruzzaman, M., Wong, H. and Yin, J. (2008), 'Behavior of EPS geofoam in true triaxial compression tests', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol 26, no 2 , pp 175 - 180.
  • Wang, K., Zhang, Z., Leo, C. and Xie, K. (2008), 'Dynamic torsional response of an end bearing pile in saturated poroelastic medium', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 35, no 3 , pp 450 - 458.
  • Wong, H., Leo, C., Pereira, J. and Dubujet, P. (2007), 'Sedimentation-consolidation of a double porosity material', Computers and Geotechnics, vol 34, no 6 , pp 532 - 538.
  • Leo, C. and Wong, H. (2007), 'Closed form solutions of contaminant transport into semi-infinite soil with non-equilibrium sorption from a finite diminishing surface source', Revue Europeenne de Genie Civil, vol 10, no 3 , pp 355 - 382.
  • Collings, A., Farmer, A., Gwan, P., Sosa Pintos, A. and Leo, C. (2006), 'Processing contaminated soils and sediments by high power ultrasound', Minerals Engineering, vol 19, no 5 , pp 450 - 453.
  • Wong, H. and Leo, C. (2006), 'A simple elastoplastic hardening constitutive model for EPS geofoam', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol 24, no 5 , pp 299 - 310.
  • Gambin, N., Leo, C. and Rahman, A. (2006), 'Recycling of Construction and Demolition Materials in the Sydney Basin Australia', Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India), vol 86, no MAR. , pp 29 - 32.
  • Leo, C. (2004), 'Equal Strain Consolidation by Vertical Drains', Journal of Geotechnical and Geotechnical Engineering, vol 130, no 3 , pp 316 - 327.
  • Xie, K. and Leo, C. (2004), 'Analytical solutions of one dimensional large strain consolidation of saturated and homogeneous clays', Computers and Geotechnics Journal', Computers and Geotechnics Journal, vol 31 , pp 301 - 314.
  • Itakura, T., Airey, D. and Leo, C. (2003), 'The diffusion and sorption of volatile organic compounds through kaolinitic natural clayey soils', Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, vol 65 , pp 219 - 243.
  • Leo, C., Leedham, G., Schroder, H. and Leo, C. (2003), 'Fast solution of large NxN matrix equation in an MIMD-SIMD hybrid system', Parallel Computing, vol 29 , pp 1669 - 1684.
  • Leo, C. and Xie, K. (2002), 'A methodology for parameter identification of poro-viscoelastic models of soft soil', Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, vol 7, no 2 .

Conference Papers

  • Sigdel, L., Al-Qarawi, A., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S., Hu, P. and Doan, V. (2021), 'Response of approach to integral abutment bridge under cyclic thermal movement', GeoChina International Conference, Nanchang, China.
  • Wijerathna, M., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2019), 'Effect of rectangular and triangular grids of columns on load transfer mechanism of column-supported embankments', International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Doan, V., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S., Pan, Z., Huang, Q. and Wuhrer, R. (2019), 'Stabilising the expansive subgrade of a permeable car park', International Conference on Engineering Research and Practice, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Guan, W., Wu, W., Jiang, G., Leo, C. and Liu, H. (2019), 'Torsional vibration solution of tapered pile considering stress diffusion effect of pile end soil', International Conference on Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China.
  • An, Y., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2018), 'Vehicular impact loading on the barrier of a retaining wall system and its effect on the system foundation', GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China.
  • Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2018), 'Challenges in teaching geotechnical engineering at Western Sydney University (WSU)', International Conference on Advancements in Engineering Education, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Wijerathna, M., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2017), 'Challenges in modelling DCM column-supported embankments with post yield strain-softening behaviour', International Conference on Geomechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus.
  • Al-Qarawi, A., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2017), 'A study on the effects of mode of abutment wall movements in integral abutment bridges', International Conference on Geomechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus.
  • Ring, T., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Zeng, Q. (2017), 'Undrained shear strength and consolidation behaviour of kaolinite at elevated temperatures', International Conference on Geomechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Western Sydney University, Parramatta campus.
  • An, Y., Bo, X., Binod, S., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Wong, H. (2017), 'The effects of impact loading on integral barrier-retaining wall system', International Conference on Geomechanics and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus.
  • Ring, T., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2016), 'Behaviour of kaolinite and bentonite at elevated and lowered temperatures', International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, Kiel, Germany.
  • Al-Qarawi, A., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Ekanayake, S. (2016), 'The approach problem of an integral abutment bridge subjected to cyclic loading due to temperature changes', Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.
  • Fang, G., Liyanapathirana, R. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Evolution of Master of Engineering coursework degrees at Western Sydney University : past, present and future', International Conference on Engineering Education and Research, Parramatta, N.S.W..
  • Ekanayake, S., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Harutoonian, P. (2016), 'Integration of invasive and non-invasive techniques in ground characterisation', International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Wijerathna, D., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Consolidation mechanism of deep cement mixed column improved ground', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C..
  • Wijerathna, D., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Consolidation mechanism of deep cement mixed column improved ground', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C..
  • Wijerathna, M., Liyanapathirana, S., Huang, J. and Leo, C. (2016), 'Performance of an embankment improved with DCM column walls beneath the slope considering variability of mechanical properties', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, B.C..
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2015), 'Attenuation of ground vibrations : numerical simulation of in-filled wave barriers', International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Tokeshi, K., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2014), 'Assessment of the dynamic characteristics of a multi-storey parking structure using ambient vibration measurements', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Byron Bay, N.S.W..
  • Tokeshi, K., Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Golaszewski, R. (2013), 'Horizontal-to-vertical spectral ratio inversion using Monte Carlo approach and enhanced by Rayleigh wave dispersion curve', From materials to structures : advancement through innovation, proceedings of the 21st Australian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACSM 22, Sydney, Australia, 11-14 December 2012, Sydney, Australia.
  • Zou, Y., Leo, C. and Wong, H. (2013), 'Time dependent viscoelastic behaviour of Eps geofoam', 2nd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Automatic Control, ICMEAC 2013, Shandong; China.
  • Wong, H., Zhang, X., Leo, C. and Bui, T. (2013), 'Internal erosion of earth structures as a coupled hydromechanical process', 2nd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Automatic Control, ICMEAC 2013, Shandong; China.
  • Bui, T., Deleruyelle, F., Wong, H., Dufour, N. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Analytical approach to the creep and hydromechanical couplings around underground cavities', Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Vienna, Austria.
  • Young, C., Zou, J. and Leo, C. (2013), 'REAPER : rapid evolutionary algorithm prototyping and experiment reporting', International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, Gold Coast, Qld..
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2013), 'Attenuation of ground vibrations due to vibratory pile driving using EPS geofoam wave barriers', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Tokeshi, K. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Correlation between HVSR predominant frequencies of microtremor records and theoretical H/V elliptical frequencies', Near Surface Geoscience, Paris, France.
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Tokeshi, K., Zou, J., Liyanapathirana, S., Golaszewski, R. and Moyle, R. (2012), 'Site compaction assessment : comparison of surface wave methods', International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, Wollongong, N.S.W..
  • Tokeshi, K., Harutoonian, P., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2012), 'Joint inversion of surface wave dispersion and HVSR curves using one station', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Harutoonian, P., Leo, C., Liyanapathirana, S. and Tokeshi, K. (2012), 'A geotechnical site investigation by surface waves', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Simulating the effect of vibratory pile driving on substructures of adjacent buildings in urban environment', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Man..
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Finite element simulation of EPS geofoam behaviour : explicit integration method', Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Leo, C., Poulos, H. and Kelly, R. (2012), 'An investigation of failure modes for geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Man..
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Numerical simulation of impact pile driving and its effect on far field', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Poulos, H., Kelly, R. and Leo, C. (2012), '2D numerical modelling of geosynthetic reinforced embankments over deep cement mixing columns', Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Poulos, H., Kelly, R. and Leo, C. (2012), 'An investigation of progressive failure of geosynthetic reinforced deep cement mixed column supported embankments', International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, Wollongong, N.S.W..
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Leo, C., Poulos, H. and Kelly, R. (2012), 'An investigation of arching mechanism of geosynthetic reinforced column supported embankments', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Poulos, H., Kelly, R. and Leo, C. (2012), 'A parametric study of geosynthetic reinforced embankments over deep cement mixed columns', International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, Wollongong, N.S.W..
  • Yapage, N., Liyanapathirana, S., Leo, C., Poulos, H. and Kelly, R. (2012), '3D numerical modelling of geosynthetic reinforced embankments over deep cement mixed columns', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Man..
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Load transfer mechanism in geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankments : three dimensional numerical modelling', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Man..
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Three-dimensional numerical modelling of geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankments over soft ground', Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Simulating the effect of vibratory pile driving on far field of a driven pile', Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Analysis of pile group behaviour due to excavation induced ground movements', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'A comparison of two and three dimensional finite element modelling of a geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankment', Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Analysis of pile behaviour adjacent to a deep excavation', Australia-New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Comparison of existing design methods for geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankments : three-dimensional numerical modelling', Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2012), 'Analysis of pile response to excavation induced ground movements', Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Canada.
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2011), 'A review of local non reflecting boundary conditions', International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth, Australia.
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2011), 'Performance of Geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankments', International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth, WA.
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2011), 'Analysis of Multi Propped Deep Excavation', International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth, WA.
  • Ekanayake, S., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2011), 'Simulation of EPS Geofoam Behaviour using the Finite Element Method', International Conference on Advances and Geotechnical Engineering, ICAGE 2011, Perth, Australia.
  • Ariyarathne, P., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2011), 'Numerical Modelling of Geosynthetic reinforced pile-supported embankments over soft ground', International Conference on Advances and Geotechnical Engineering, ICAGE 2011, Perth, Australia.
  • Nishanthan, R., Liyanapathirana, S. and Leo, C. (2011), 'Parametric Study of Excavation Induced Ground Movements', International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, ICAGE 2011, Perth, Australia.
  • Harutoonian, P., Chapman, B., Leo, C. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2010), 'Characterisation of an Urban Site by Ambient Noise HVSR Method: Resonance Frequencies and Site Amplifications', GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, Florida, USA.
  • Harutoonian, P., Chapman, B., Young, C., Leo, C. and Zou, J. (2010), 'Near Surface Soil Characterisation by Passive Ambient Noise HVSR Method', GeoShanghai International Conference 2010, Shanghai, China.
  • Young, C., Zou, J. and Leo, C. (2010), 'Vine Creeping Algorithm for Global Optimisation', 2010 Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing, Kitakyushu, Japan.
  • Liyanapathirana, S., Poulos, H. and Leo, C. (2009), 'Performance of a pile-supported highway embankment over soft ground reinforced with geosynthetics', Australian Geomechanics Society Sydney Chapter annual symposium, Geosynthetics-New materials for modern infrastructure, Sydney, Australia.
  • Leo, C., Wong, H. and Liyanapathirana, S. (2009), 'A simple updated constitutive model of EPS geofoam', Second international symposium on computational mechanics and the 12th international conference on the enhancement and promotion of computational methods in engineering science, Hong Kong.
  • Wong, H. and Leo, C. (2007), 'A constitutive model for EPS geofoam - experimental investigation and theoretical development', ACAM 2007, Brisbane.
  • Leo, C. (2007), 'EPS geofoam - an engineering material for geotechnical applications', 10th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Leo, C. (2006), 'Identification of a general poro-viscoelastic model of one-dimensional consolidating soft soil', fouth international conference on soft soil engineering, Vancouver, Canada, 4-6 Oct 2006, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Leo, C. (2006), 'Analytic solutions of consolidation of fine-grained compressible soils by vertical drains', Fourth International Conference on soft soil engineering, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Sosa Pintos, A., Collings, A., Leo, C. and Gwan, P. (2005), 'The use of high power ultrasound for the destruction of organic pollutants in soils and sediments', 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Glasgow.
  • Collings, A., Sosa Pintos, A., Farmer, A., Gwan, P. and Leo, C. (2005), 'Ultrasonic Destruction of Contaminants in Soil', 16th Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Canberra.
  • Sosa Pintos, A., Leo, C., Collings, A. and Riley, S. (2005), 'Destruction of tetachloronapthalene in sand using ultrasound', College of Science, Technology and Environment Innovation Conference 2005, Werrington South, NSW, Australia.
  • Sosa Pintos, A., Collings, A., Gwan, P. and Leo, C. (2004), 'High Power Ultrasound: A new remediation technique for contaminated soils', International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Sosa Pintos, A., Collings, A., Leo, C. and Gwan, P. (2004), 'Soil remediation using high power ultrasound', 8th Annual Environmental Research Conference, Wollongong, Australia.
  • Leo, C. (2002), 'Consolidation of fine-grained compressible soils by vertical drains based on the free strain approach', 3rd Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, Sydney.
  • Itakura, T., Leo, C., Mcorist, G. and Payne, T. (2002), 'Diffusion and Sorption of Radioactive Cesium and Cobalt in Regolith Materials of Central Australia', Symposium JJ Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management XXV, Boston.
  • Keating, A., Leo, C. and Zou, Y. (2002), 'Soaked Behaviour Of EPS Geofoam In Geotechnical Applications', 3rd Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, Sydney.

Chin's major research interests fall broadly in the areas of computational geomechanics and environmental geomechanics with particular regard to soft soils, groundwater flow and contamination problems in soils and soil remediation. He is also interested in coupled problems in porous media.

This information has been contributed by Professor Leo.

Current Projects

Title: Alkaline-activated treatment of residual Bringelly Shale - phases I, II, III and IV
Funder:
  • EIC Activities Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Chin Leo, Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Zhu Pan
Years: 2018-10-08 - 2022-03-31
ID: P00025330

Previous Projects

Title: Three dimensionally compressed and monitored Hopkinson bar [via Monash Uni - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Chin Leo
Years: 2015-04-16 - 2016-04-15
ID: P00022216
Title: National Facility for Cyclic Testing of High-Speed Rail (FCTHSR) [via UoW - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Kenny Kwok and Chin Leo
Years: 2014-06-24 - 2015-06-23
ID: P00021634
Title: Development of constitutive models for EPS compressible inclusion used in earth retaining structures
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chin Leo
Years: 2003-01-25 - 2004-01-24
ID: P0011722
Title: Scholarship for Colin Jeftha - Investigation into power ultrasound soil remediation - breakdown chloride ions and PAHs
Funder:
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Chin Leo
Years: 2006-03-01 - 2011-12-31
ID: P0015079
Title: Remediation of Dioxin-Contaminated Soils by High Power Ultrasound
Funder:
  • NSW Department of Environment and Conservation
Western Researchers: Chin Leo
Years: 2008-04-22 - 2009-04-30
ID: P0015612
Title: Characterization of high power sonicated and WHIMS Bayer red mud residues
Funder:
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (ACRG)
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chin Leo, Gary Dennis and Paul Emseis
Years: 2009-04-01 - 2011-06-30
ID: P0015777
Title: Preliminary Analysis of Sustainable and Innovative Management of Water and Waste within Sydney Zoo
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Sathaa Arumugam Sathasivan, Chin Leo, Ataur Rahman, Surendra Shrestha, Basant Maheshwari, Dharma Hagare and Sebastian Pfautsch
Years: 2018-07-25 - 2019-09-30
ID: P00025189
Title: An advanced, macro-scale, hydro-thermo-mechanical testing chamber for sustainable deep geological applications [via Monash Uni]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Chin Leo
Years: 2012-07-25 - 2013-07-24
ID: P00020397
Title: A Study of the Effectiveness of a Cellular Confinement System at Stopping Soil Erosion
Funder:
  • Geofabrics Australasia Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Paul Hackney, Chin Leo and Surendra Shrestha
Years: 2002-01-15 - 2002-03-15
ID: P0013108
Title: The behaviour of EPS blocks on soft soils
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Chin Leo
Years: 1997-01-01 - 2000-03-31
ID: P0009388
Title: An investigation of the consolidation of creeping soft soils
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chin Leo and Paul Hackney
Years: 2000-07-01 - 2002-07-30
ID: P0012892
Title: Impact Loading on Retaining Wall Design - Phase 2
Funder:
  • Roads and Maritime Services (RMS)
Western Researchers: Chin Leo and Samanthika Liyanapathirana
Years: 2016-11-10 - 2017-08-14
ID: P00024251
Title: Application of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam and deep cement mixed columns for protection of existing foundations during urban construction
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
Western Researchers: Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Chin Leo
Years: 2010-06-01 - 2013-12-31
ID: P00016894
Title: A novel method for testing pile integrity based on a digital tomograph
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Chin Leo
Years: 2009-12-04 - 2011-09-30
ID: P00017750
Title: Geotechnical characterisation of compacted ground based on passive ambient noise techniques
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Penrith Lakes Development Corporation Ltd
  • Coffey Geotechnics Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Chin Leo and Jeffrey Zou
Years: 2009-02-24 - 2014-03-30
ID: P00016201
Title: Coupled thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in the porous media
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Chin Leo and Samanthika Liyanapathirana
Years: 2011-06-29 - 2012-06-28
ID: P00020291
Title: Exploring Stakeholder - Associated Transaction Costs in Privately Financed Public Infrastructure Projects
Funder:
  • University of Western Sydney
Western Researchers: Xiaohua Jin and Chin Leo
Years: 2012-10-24 - 2013-12-03
ID: P00021118
Title: A graphic processing unit based advanced computational facility for particulate research [via UNSW - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Brian Uy, Yang Xiang, Chin Leo, Haiping Zhu and Qinghua Zeng
Years: 2012-04-26 - 2013-04-25
ID: P00020382
Title: Jack-up leg penetration assessment
Funder:
  • Offshore Wind Consultants
Western Researchers: Pan Hu, Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Chin Leo
Years: 2020-01-01 - 2020-12-31
ID: P00026268
Title: X-ray Microscopy Facility for Imaging Geo-materials (XMFIG) [via Monash Uni - no funding to UWS]
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (Other Research Grants)
Western Researchers: Samanthika Liyanapathirana and Chin Leo
Years: 2013-07-29 - 2014-07-28
ID: P00020989

Supervision

Professor Leo is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Development of a Constitutive Model to Represent the Behaviour of Cement Mixed Soils.
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