Dr. WEI Xin



Email:  weixinstar@mail.xjtu.edu.cn 

Address: School of Human Settlements and Civil Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Xi'an, Shaan'xi Province, 710049, P.R.China



2007 China University of Geosciences (Beijing),  Bachelor in Civil Engineering

2010 Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing), Master in Geotechnical Engineering

2014 Ecole Centrale Paris, France, Doctor in Geotechnical Engineering

Research interests

1.  *Soil mechanics related to climatic changes:

Ø Multi-scale experimental studies of cracks in geo-materials;
Ø Properties of special soils. Concentrating on swelling and shrinkage deformation of special soil under complex boundary conditions, influence of minerals, microstructure, evolutions of cracks, tensile strength etc.
*2. Assessment and prevention of geological disasters:
Ø Focusing on materials properties, deformation process and stability of slopes, establishing stability evaluation methods and forecasting models.

Representative Publications

  1. Xin Wei*, Mahdia Hattab, Said Taibi, Katia V. Bicalho, Ling Xu and Jean-Marie Fleureau.  (2021) Crack development and coalescence process in drying clayey loess. Geoechanics and Engineering. 25(6),535-552.
  2. WEI X.*, BICALHO K.V., HAJJAR A.EI., TAIBI S., HATTAB M., FLEUREAU J.M (2020) Experimental techniques for the study of the cracking mechanisms in drying clays. Geotechnical Testing Journal. 44(2), 323-338.
  3. WEI X.*, GAO C.Y., LIU K. (2020) A review of cracking behavior and mechanism in clayey soils realted to desiccation. Advances in Civil Engineering. Doi: 10.1155/2020/8880873.
  4. WEI X.*, GAO C.Y., YAN D.D., LIU K. (2020) Experimental study on cracking behavior and mechanism in desiccating soils in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China. Doi: 10.1155/2020/8874986.
  5. WEI X., GAO C.Y.*, AI K.Y., ZHAO J., XU L. (2020) Mechanical interpretation of effects of aeolian fine sands on coal fly ash in Northern Shaanxi Province, China. Doi: 10.1155/2020/8885090.
  6. WEI X., DUC M., HATTAB M.*, REUSCHLE T., TAIBI S., FLEUREAU J.M. (2016) Effect of decompression and suction on macroscopic and microscopic behavior of a claystone. Acta Geotechnica. 12(1), 47-65.
  7. WEI X.*, HATTAB M., BOMPARD P., FLEUREAU J.M. (2016) Highlighting some mechanisms of crack formation and propagation in clays on drying-path. Géotechnique. 66(4), 287-300. 
  8. WEI X.*, HATTAB M., FLEUREAU J.M., HU R.L. (2013) Micro-macro-experimental study of two clayey materials on drying paths, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 72: 495-508.