Yang (Frank) Liu
Current Research Topic
High Performance Asphalt Mixture Applied in Airside Pavement
Academic and Professional Curriculum
- 2017-present: Ph.D. Candidate, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo
- 2016: Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo
- 2013-2016: MASc. in Highway and Railway Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an, China
- 2009-2013: B.Sc. in Highway Engineering, Chang’an University, Xi’an, China
Academic Awards and Recognition
- 2016-2018: Graduate Research Studentship (GRS), University of Waterloo, (ON, Canada)
- 2016-2018: International Doctoral Student Award, University of Waterloo, (ON, Canada)
- 2016-2018: Government-sponsored Overseas Study for Excellent PhD, China Scholarship Council, (Ministry of Education, China)
Publications and Presentations
- Hainian Wang, Yang Liu, Yin Bu et al. Study on the Influential Factors in and the Optimization of Asphalt Mixture Scanning with X-ray CT Technology, Journal of Highway and Transportation Research and Development (English Edition), 2015,9(3), 34–40.
- Yu Mao, Yang Liu, Peiwen Hao, Hainian Wang. Road Performance Study on Gap-Graded and Dense-Graded of Rubber Powder Particles Modified Asphalt Mixture, 2014 International Forum on Materials Processing Technology: Advanced Materials and Processing Technologies, IFMPT 2014,499-504, Guangzhou, China, January 18, 2014 - January 19, 2014.
- Yu Mao, Yang Liu, Peiwen Hao, Hainian Wang. Process Parameters of Rubber Powder Particles Modified Asphalt, 2014 International Forum on Materials Processing Technology: Advanced Materials and Processing Technologies: IFMPT 2014, 491-498January 18, 2014 - January 19, 2014.
Frank Yang Liu was born in Xi’an, China. He received his B.Eng. (in Highway Engineering) and MAS. (Pavement Engineering) in Chang’an University (China), Frank joined CPATT in September 2016 as a PhD student under supervision of Professor Tighe. During his master’s degree, he worked on asphalt pavement Hot in-place Recycling Technology (HIR), focusing on pre-heating process of old pavement, different parameters that are responsible for heating effect was simulated by ANSYS, a series of indoor experiments had been conducted to identify the effect of various preheating condition to the performance of regenerated pavement.
Frank’s PhD research topic is high performance asphalt mixture applied in airside pavement. Shear distress is frequently observed in many airports in Canada as well as in other countries, high performance asphalt mixture aims at addressing the horizontal force caused by aircraft tire when a full brake or turning maneuvers happens. Frank’s focus is to prevent shear distress by improving shear strength of asphalt mixture