Associate Professor Sik-Cheung Lo

Honorary Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology
+61 2 6268 8349
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LOCATION

Building 20 Room 133
School of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Research Experience

  • Behaviour of pavement materials and soils subject to cyclic loading
  • Influence of strain path on behaviour of granular soils
  • Large deformation behaviour of soils liquefaction
  • Reliability methods and risk analysis in geotechnical engineering
  • Reinforced soil system (including geosynthetic reinforced soil structures)
  • Soft soil engineering (including embankment on soft soil)
  • Publications - Books: 2 chapters Book Co-editor: 2 Journals: 41 Conference: 52

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer

Additional Experience

  • Engineer then Senior Engineer with Intl. consulting group, government for about 7 years
  • Extensive industrial experience of a high order in the design and construction of both structural and geotechnical infrastructure projects
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer then Associate Professor with UNSW. Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and successful supervision of numerous PhD projects.
  • Honorary International Appointments Honorary advisor, Centre for Professional Development and Research, HKSAR. Technical Committee Member, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geoechnical Engineering.

Consulting Interests

Foundations. Deep Excavation. Reinforced soil system. Liquefaction. Soil modelling. Soft soil engineering

Book Chapters

Lo SR, 2015, 'Field performance and numerical modeling of a multitier mechanically stabilized soil wall', in Ground Improvement Case Histories: Compaction, Grouting and Geosynthetics, pp. 455 - 479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-100698-6.00015-5

Lo SR; Karim MR; Gnanendran CT, 2013, 'Consolidation and creep settlement of embankment on soft clay: Prediction versus observation', in Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering, pp. 77 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-5675-5_6

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2008, 'Effect of sand gradation and fines type on the liquefaction behaviour of sand-fines mixtures', in Zeng D; Manzari MT; Hiltinen DR (ed.), Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV, edn. 181, American Society of Civil Engineers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40975(318)90

Lo SR, 2006, 'Characterization of Hong Kong soils: Laboratory testing and geotechnical properties', in Martin ; Li (ed.), Hong Kong Soils & Rocks, edn. 1, Centre for Research & Professional Development, Hong Kong, pp. 111 - 133

Lo SR, 2005, 'A multi-tier Mechanically Stablized Soil Wall-Field Performance and Numerical Modelling', in Indraratna B; Chu J (ed.), Geo-Engineering Book Series Volume 3, Ground Improvement Case Histories, edn. 1st, Elsevier, UK, pp. 875 - 898

Lo SR, 2003, 'Practice and Research of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls in Australia', in Ling HI; Leshchinsky D; Tatsuoka F (ed.), Reinforced Soil Engineering, edn. Original, Dekker, New York, pp. 253 - 282

Mak J; Lo SCR; Gnanendran CT, 2001, 'An analytical study on progressive interface failure in pullout testing of geosynthetics', in PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOIL MECHANICS AND GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING VOLS 1-3, A A BALKEMA PUBLISHERS, ISTANBUL, TURKEY, pp. 1617 - 1620, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000178609100359&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Lo SR, 2001, 'The application of numerical analysis to innovative design of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls', in Desai C; Kundu T; Harpalani S; Contractor D; Kemeny J (ed.), Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, edn. Original, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 1245 - 1250

Gnanendran CT; Lo SR; Rattana-Ananta P, 2001, 'Effects of Stress path and strength changes on the stability of slopes', in Desai C; Kundu T; Harpalani S; Contractor D; Kemeny J (ed.), Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, edn. Original, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 1567 - 1572

Manivannan G; Gnanendran CT; Lo SR, 2001, 'Effects of end platen roughness on the creep behaviour of clays', in Desai C; Kundu T; Harpalani S; Contractor D; Kemeny J (ed.), Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, edn. Original, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 957 - 961

Lo SR, 1997, 'Pull-out testing for reinforced soil walls at Delvin Stress, Ryde, NSW', in Unisearch Report for Austress Freyssinet, edn. Original, Unisearch Report, Canberra, pp. 1 - 12

Lo SR, 1997, 'Pull-out testing for reinforced soil walls at Warrimoo, NSW', in Unisearch Report for Austress Freyssinet, edn. Original, Unisearch Report, Canberra, pp. 1 - 7

Lo SR, 1997, 'Stress-strain-strength characteristics of soft clay in stress path triaxial testing', in Unisearch Report for Scientific Services, RTA, NSW, edn. Original, Unisearch Report, Canberra, pp. 1 - 50

Journal articles

Alam MJI; Gnanendran CT; Lo SR, 2018, 'Experimental and numerical investigations of the behaviour of footing on geosynthetic reinforced fill slope under cyclic loading', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 46, pp. 848 - 859, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2018.08.001

Huang T; Zhang YX; Lo SR; Lee CK, 2017, 'Experimental study on crack bridging in engineered cementitious composites under fatigue tensile loading', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 154, pp. 167 - 175, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.07.193

Alam MJI; Gnanendran CT; Lo SR, 2017, 'Modelling the settlement behaviour of a strip footing on sloping sandy fill under cyclic loading conditions', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 86, pp. 181 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.01.010

Huang T; Zhang YX; Su C; Lo SR, 2015, 'Effect of slip-hardening interface behavior on fiber rupture and crack bridging in fiber-reinforced cementitious composites', Journal of Engineering Mechanics, vol. 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000932

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2015, 'Discussion of the paper: "Recommendations for extension and re-calibration of an existing sand constitutive model taking into account varying non-plastic fines content"', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 70, pp. 73 - 74, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2014.12.002

Karim MR; Lo SCR, 2015, 'Estimation of the hydraulic conductivity of soils improved with vertical drains', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 63, pp. 299 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.10.010

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2014, 'Undrained behavior of sand-fines mixtures and their state parameter', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001115

Karim MR; Lo SCR; Gnanendran CT, 2014, 'Behaviour of piles subjected to passive loading due to embankment construction', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 51, pp. 303 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cgj-2012-0468

Rahman MM; Lo SCR; Dafalias YF, 2014, 'Modelling the static liquefaction of sand with low-plasticity fines', Geotechnique, vol. 64, pp. 881 - 894, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geot.14.P.079

Baki MAL; Lo SR, 2014, 'Prediction of Undrained Monotonic and Cyclic Liquefaction Behavior of Sand with Fines Based on the Equivalent Granular State Parameter', International Journal of Geomechanics, vol. 14, pp. 254 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000316

Baki MAL; Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2014, 'Predicting onset of cyclic instability of loose sand with fines using instability curves', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 61-62, pp. 140 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2014.02.007

Alam MJI; Lo SR; Karim MR, 2014, 'Pull-out behaviour of steel grid soil reinforcement embedded in silty sand', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 56, pp. 216 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2013.12.004

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2013, 'Closure to "Predicting the Onset of Static Liquefaction of Loose Sand with Fines" by Rahman Md. Mizanur and S. R. Lo', JOURNAL OF GEOTECHNICAL AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, vol. 139, pp. 1845 - 1846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000966

Rahman MM; Lo SR; Baki MA, 2013, 'Discussion on: "Undrained monotonic response of sand-silt mixtures: Effect of nonplastic fines" by Dash, H.K. and Sitharam, T.G. in Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, 6(1), 47-58', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 8, pp. 62 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486025.2012.660199

Bobei DC; Wanatowski D; Lo SR; Gnanendran CT, 2013, 'The effect of drained pre-shearing on the undrained behaviour of loose sand with a small amount of fines', ACTA Geotechnica, vol. 8, pp. 311 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11440-012-0195-2

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2013, 'Discussion of the paper: Effect of physical parameters on static undrained resistance of sandy soil with low fines content', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 52, pp. 138 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2012.09.009

Rahman MM; Lo S-CR, 2012, 'Predicting the onset of static liquefaction of loose sand with fines', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 138, pp. 1037 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000661

Rahman M; Lo S-CR, 2012, 'Is the quasi-steady state a real behaviour? A micromechanical perspective', Geotechnique, vol. 62, pp. 466 - 468, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geot.11.D.005

Baki MA; Rahman MM; Lo S-CR; Gnanendran CT, 2012, 'Linkage between static and cyclic liquefaction of loose sand with a range of fines contents', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 49, pp. 891 - 906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/T2012-045

Rahman MM; Cubrinovski ; Lo S-CR, 2012, 'Initial shear modulus of sandy soils and equivalent granular void ratio', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 7, pp. 219 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486025.2011.616935

Mizanur RM; Lo SR, 2012, 'Predicting the onset of static liquefaction of loose sand with fines', Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, vol. 138, pp. 1037 - 1041, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.00006611037-1041.pdf

Rahman MM; Lo S-CR; Baki MA, 2011, 'Equivalent granular state parameter and undrained behaviour of sand-fines mixtures', ACTA Geotechnica, vol. 6, pp. 183 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11440-011-0145-4

Karim MR; Manivannan G; Gnanendran CT; Lo S-CR, 2011, 'Predicting the long-term performance of a geogrid-reinforced embankment on soft soil using two-dimensional finite element analysis', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 48, pp. 741 - 753, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/t10-104

Manivannan G; Karim MR; Gnanendran CT; Lo S-CR, 2011, 'Calculated and observed long term performance of Leneghans embankment', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 6, pp. 195 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486025.2011.578667

Wu W; Lo S-CR; Wang XH, 2011, 'An Objective Approach to Reliability-Based Risk Assessment and Mitigation for Coastal Infrastructure Development', Labour and management in development, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 16, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/2223/2653

Jegatheesan P; Gnanendran CT; Lo SR, 2010, 'Characterization of cementitiously stabilized granular materials using unconfined compression and IDT testings', Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 22, pp. 495 - 505, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000051

Lo SR; Rahman MM; Bobei DC, 2010, 'Limited flow characteristics of sand with fines under cyclic loading', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 5, pp. 15 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486020903452709

Karim MR; Gnanendran CT; Lo SR; Mak J, 2010, 'Predicting the long-term performance of a wide embankment on soft soil using an elastic-visco-plastic model', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 47, pp. 244 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/T09-087

Lo SR; Zhang R; Mak J, 2010, 'Geosynthetic-encased stone columns in soft clay: A numerical study', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 28, pp. 292 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geotexmem.2009.09.015

Wanatowski D; Chu J; Lo SR, 2010, 'New types of failure mechanisms for flowslide. Geomechanics and Geoengineering', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 5, pp. 3 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486020903452691

Lo SR; Zhang R; Mak J, 2010, 'Geosynthetic-encased stone columns in soft clay: a numerical study. Geotextiles and Geomembranes', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, vol. 28, pp. 292 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/jgeotexmem2009.09.15

Craciun O; Lo SR, 2010, 'Matric suction measurement in stress path cyclic triaxial testing of unbound granular base materials.', Geotechnical Testing Journal, vol. 33, pp. 33 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/GTJ102390

Bobei DC; Lo SR; Wanatowski D; Gnanendran CT; Rahman MM, 2009, 'Modified state parameter for characterizing static liquefaction of sand with fines', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 46, pp. 281 - 295, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/T08-122

Rahman MM; Lo SR; Gnanendran CT, 2009, 'Reply to the discussion by wanatowski and chu on `on equivalent granular void ratio and steady state behaviour of loose sand with fines`', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 46, pp. 483 - 486, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/T09-025

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2009, 'Equivalent granular state parameter and undrained responses for sand with fines', Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: The Academia and Practice of Geotechnical Engineering, vol. 1, pp. 205 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-031-5-205

Rahman MM; Lo SR, 2008, 'The prediction of equivalent granular steady state line of loose sand with fines', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, vol. 3, pp. 179 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486020802206867

Rahman MM; Lo SR; Gnanendran CT, 2008, 'On equivalent granular void ratio and steady state behaviour of loose sand with fines', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 45, pp. 1439 - 1456, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/T08-064

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