Jiale Li

Jiale Li
Hebei University of Technology · School of Civil Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation; Smart Transportation; ANN
Additional affiliations
July 2018 - present
Hebei University of Technology
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
August 2013 - May 2018
Case Western Reserve University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (48)
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The compaction quality of a highway subgrade is influenced by the compaction parameters and soil properties. Current practice lacks reliable models to assess this multivariate situation. This paper describes a monitoring and evaluation method based on intelligent compaction (IC) and artificial neural networks (ANNs) to assess the compaction quality...
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The quality control of subgrade compaction depends on post-evaluations. The potential bias is caused by the limited coverage of spot tests at the construction site. Intelligent compaction is developed by integrating the sensing system on the vibratory roller and used at the construction site of the Rongwu highway to monitor the compaction quality i...
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Large-diameter open-ended pipe piles typically refer to pipe piles with diameters larger than 0.91 m. These piles, when properly designed and constructed, could provide high load-carrying capacity against axial loading, uplift, and overturning in the offshore environment. The current American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official...
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Highway construction strategies impact the early damage of asphalt pavement and its sustainability. The pavement quality is directly influenced by the temperature segregation of the mixture during transportation, which has rarely been investigated. Low-temperature transportation strategies for highway pavement are proposed by assessing the temperat...
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The lateral loading performance of the mono-bucket foundation for offshore wind turbines is investigated in this study through a series of centrifuge tests and numerical analysis. Six mono-bucket models are considered to assess the influences of aspect ratio under the ultimate condition. The FE model is validated against the centrifuge test results...
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The hybrid monopile foundation for offshore wind turbines demonstrates an enhancement of bearing capacities. This innovative foundation is composed of an embedded pile and a gravity footing (namely wheel). In this study, centrifuge tests are conducted to investigate the lateral capacity of hybrid monopile foundation in cohesionless soil. Pile-wheel...
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Offshore wind turbines are sensitive to tilt failures due to earthquake excitation. Soil liquefaction must be checked in seismically active areas. This study investigates the seismic response of suction bucket foundations in offshore wind turbines that are subjected to earthquake loadings. A series of shaking table tests are performed in a centrifu...
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The hybrid monopile foundation attracts extensive attentions to fulfill increasing demands for offshore wind turbines. The installation method is still uncertainty to date, limiting the application of this innovative foundation in the offshore wind industry. This study conducts a series of centrifuge tests, combing with finite element models, to in...
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Pavement distress detection is the first and most important step in pavement maintenance procedures. The detection results directly determine the maintenance mileage and strategy. Traditional detection methods are either inaccurate or expensive. It is necessary to develop an accurate and inexpensive pavement distress detection method. This study pr...
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In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have increased considerably in the logistics sector with the implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations. However, the driving range of EVs is limited by the battery capacity compared to combustion engine vehicles. This study proposes a public charging infrastructure localization and route pl...
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This study presents a series of centrifuge tests to investigate the lateral response of group-pile foundation for offshore wind turbines in ultimate conditions. The pile arrangement is specifically assessed together with the influence of pile number and soil property. The numerical analysis is conducted in ABAQUS and validated. The soil-pile intera...
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Solid wastes are increasingly used to stabilize marine soft clay. Disposals of alkali slag and steel slag cause serious problems in Lianyungang City. These two waste materials are used to produce the compound cementitious material by mixing with GGBS, replacing the cement to treat the soft clay in Xuwei Port. The raw materials are collected from fi...
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In this study, a series of centrifuge tests are performed to investigate the ultimate lateral capacity of a pile group for offshore wind turbines. The validated Finite element models (FEMs) are established. The rotation center and the maximum bending moment occur at 9 D and 3 D of the pile length. A sensitivity study is performed by considering the...
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Pavement needs to be maintained from the moment its service life begins. The maintenance strategy is mainly based on pavement quality indexes, such as the road damage rate (DR). Accurate pavement distress detection is generally costly and complicated. An inappropriate pavement distress detection strategy could yield a low efficiency of budget usage...
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Accurate typhoon wind speed prediction is significant because it enables wind farms to take advantage of high wind speeds and to simultaneously protect wind turbines from damage. However, the wind characteristics of the typhoon are highly random, fluctuating, and nonlinear, which makes precise prediction difficult. One-year wind data collected from...
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Decision-making in highway preventive maintenance (PM) is generally costly and complicated. An inappropriate maintenance strategy could yield a low efficiency of budget usage and untreated road distress. This study describes an innovative predictive maintenance strategy that provides direct maintenance guidance to specific highway mileposts. This w...
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The milage of asphalt pavement growth explosively around the world in the past decades resulted in a tremendous maintenance workload. Preventive maintenance (PM) is an effective strategy in saving budget, keeping the pavement in good condition, and extending pavement life. A particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm enhanced gated recurrent unit...
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The increasing demand for offshore wind turbines with larger capacity brings challenges concerning their original foundation design. This study introduces a new type of monopile foundation with internal restriction plates that aim to enhance the bearing capacity of the entire structure. Two types of improved monopiles are proposed through the addit...
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In view of the phenomenon that more and more companies use electric vehicles (EVs) to distribute cargo in urban areas, this paper presented an optimized EV distribution method with the time window by considering the intelligent charging strategy in the smart grid. The EVs can either charge or discharge when connecting to the smart grid through the...
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In recent years, electric ride-hailing has increased considerably in the taxi industry with the development of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission regulations. Private BEVs are charged mostly in private garages, while electric ride-hailing services require public charging stations (CSs). This work us...
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Wind energy has received considerable attention during the past two decades, owing to its vital role in battling both the energy crisis and global climate change. Wind energy has grown to become the most significant nonconventional renewable energy source. Today, modern wind turbines (WTs) are controlled to offer several functionalities that improv...
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The hybrid monopile foundation is an alternative for offshore wind turbines. The parametric study has been performed through a series of centrifuge tests for the optimal design of the hybrid foundation. The wheel diameter, wheel thickness, and pile length are considered in the analysis. The lateral capacity of the hybrid monopile foundation increas...
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The end bearing capacity of open-ended pipe piles is highly dependent upon the soil plugging behavior inside the pipe wall. For large-diameter open-ended pipe piles, the arching effect due to inner soil-pile friction may be insufficient to generate a fully plugged condition, which compromises the end bearing capacity after the pile installation. He...
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Wind energy is a promising source of renewable energy and is projected to shift to offshore areas increasingly. Monopile foundation is one of the most commonly used foundations for offshore wind applications with the priority in load bearing capability and initial cost. This study describes an innovative monopile foundation, which institutes a crea...
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Some offshore wind farms are built in seismically active areas. The offshore wind turbine (OWTs) are high-rise structures and sensitive to lateral failures during the earthquake. In this study, an innovative hybrid monopile foundation is proposed for OWTs. A series of centrifuge shake table tests is conducted to investigate the seismic response and...
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Pile foundation is one of the most commonly used foundations for offshore and coastal structures. This paper describes an innovative design for the pile foundation, which institutes an innovative strategy over traditional pile foundation to achieve higher axial bearing capacity. This is achieved by adding restriction plates inside the pile to help...
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The suction bucket foundation is turning to be an increasingly prevalent foundation for offshore wind turbines (OWTs). In this study, a series of centrifuge tests are performed to investigate the vertical bearing capacity of the suction bucket foundation in sandy soil under drained condition. Four bucket models are tested by considering the influen...
Conference Paper
Large open-ended pipe piles have been widely used in offshore and transportation engineering. The design formula for the pipe piles in the current AASHTO specification is based on the load-bearing database of pipe piles with diameters less than 24 inches. Therefore, the load/resistance factors may be inaccurate for the design of large open-ended pi...
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Some large capacity offshore wind turbines are constructed in seismically active areas. The occurrence of soil liquefaction during an earthquake can result in severe failures of the offshore wind turbine. The seismic response of the structure and the failure mechanism of the soil-structure interactions are necessary to investigate. In this study, t...
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Wind farms are better been built at locations with higher wind resource potentials. As the appropriate locations become fewer and fewer to build onshore wind farms, significant attention has been drawn to the wind energy industry to build offshore wind farms. The terrain effect has fewer effects offshore than onshore since the sea level is flat and...
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The monopile has been widely used to support offshore and coastal structures. A series of centrifuge tests has been performed to investigate the bearing capacity of large diameter monopiles in sandy soil. Both static tests and cyclic tests have been conducted for open-ended and close-ended model piles, and the effects of influence factors, such as...
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The support structure for offshore wind turbines (OWTs) plays significant roles in maintaining the structural stability and reducing the initial cost. An innovative hybrid monopile foundation for OWTs is proposed. The concept has a wider adaptability by using established knowledge to solve for new problems. A series of centrifuge tests is performed...
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Choosing a proper location is a pivotal initial step in building a wind farm. As appropriate locations for onshore wind farms become more and more scarce, offshore wind farms have drawn significant attention. The coastal line of the Great Lakes is an area that has great wind energy potential. This research conducted detailed statistical analysis of...
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Berming is a common nationwide practice in the United States for pavement shoulder maintenance, especially for states located in cold regions. Competent berming helps to improve the load support capacity of the pavement shoulder and prevent vehicle drop-off accidents. The durability of berm materials is compromised by snow plowing operations during...
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Wind shear models are commonly used to predict the wind speed at wind turbine hub heights from the wind data collected at the elevation of the monitoring station. In many cases, the model parameters are based on empirical values recommended by design specifications that reflect the site conditions. This paper evaluates the benefits of incorporating...
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The sustainable development of offshore wind energy requires thorough investigations on technological issues. The substructure, which acts as the natural link between technologies and environments, is a critical topic for the offshore wind industry. This paper presents a comprehensive review of variable types of offshore wind substructures associat...
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The hybrid monopile-friction wheel foundation is an innovative alternative for offshore wind turbines. The concept has wider adaptability and can be used as reinforcement method for existing monopiles. A series of centrifuge tests was performed to investigate the lateral bearing capacities of the hybrid foundation under monotonic loads. Five founda...
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The support structure of an offshore wind turbine (OWT) accounts for up to 25% of the capital cost; therefore, investigations into reliable and efficient foundations are critical for the offshore wind turbine industry. This paper describes an innovative hybrid monopile foundation for OWTs, which is an optimization of the original monopile foundatio...
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The characteristics of boundary layers have significant effects on the aerodynamic forces and vibration of the wind turbine blade. The incorporation of active trailing edge flaps (ATEF) into wind turbine blades has been proven as an effective control approach for alleviation of load and vibration. This paper is aimed at investigating the effects of...
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Wind energy potential assessment is crucial for proper wind farm siting. Typically, this involves installation of tall and costly meteorological masts with anemometers. New technology such as Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) is an alternative mobile technology that serves such purpose. This paper describes the principle of LiDAR technology and p...
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Landslide is one of the major geological disasters that pose serious threat to the communities. The use of electrochemical stabilization techniques can provide effective remediation for shallow and intermediate depth landslide failures through cohesive weak soils. It is a promising alternative to conventional remediation measures under situations w...
Conference Paper
Landslide is one of the major geological disaster threat to human lives. As a promising alternative to conventional remediation measures, the use of electrochemical stabilization techniques is expected to provide an effective means of remediation for shallow and intermediate depth landslide failures. Electrochemical treatment, however, demands a la...
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This paper describes the feasibility analyses of an innovative, extensible ‘smart’ blade technology aims to significantly improve the wind turbine energy production. This innovative ‘smart’ blade will be extended at low wind speed to harvest more wind energy. It will be retracted to its original shape above rated wind speed, to protect the blade fr...
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Accurate and reliable prediction of wind energy production is important for the operational management of wind farm as well as ensuring the stability of electrical grid integrated with renewable wind energy. This paper describes a new method that aims to reliably predict wind energy production based on weather forecast data. With this new method, a...
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Berming is a common nationwide practice for pavement shoulder maintenance. Quality berming improves the capacity of pavement shoulders and prevents traffic accidents. Results of a nationwide survey show that there is a major desire to improve the safe and effective berm compaction. Emerging new equipment is being developed by Ohio DOT in-house and...
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The vast and advantages of offshore wind resources continuously motivate the development of offshore floating wind turbines. This paper describes a model and proceeds preliminary design of a 60 meter deep offshore Tension Leg Platform (TLP) floating foundation for the NREL 5 MW prototype wind turbine and analysis the reliability of the wind turbine...

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