Books

Xiao, M. (2015). Geotechnical Engineering Design, 1st edition, April 2015. ISBN: 978-0-470-63223-9. 424 pages. WILEY Blackwell, Oxford, UK.

Xiao, M. (2009). Soil Testing Laboratory Manual , 1st edition, January 2009. ISBN: 978-0-7575-9040-5. 161 pages. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, IA, USA.

Journal Publications

  1. Xue, X., and Xiao, M. (2016) “Application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system for prediction of internal stability of soils.” European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19648189.2016.1271363 (19 pages)
  2. Cui, X., Zhang, J., Xiao, M., Hou, F. Liu Z., and Li, L. (2016) “Analysis of vehicle-load-induced dynamic pore pressure in saturated pavement with LSPM drainage base.” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, in press.
  3. Khosrojerdi, M., Xiao, M., Qiu, T., and Nicks, J. (2016). “Evaluation of prediction methods for lateral deformation of GRS walls and abutments.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.000159, 06016022-1 to 06016022-8 (8 pages) (PDF)
  4. Xue, X., and Xiao, M. (2016) “Application of genetic algorithm based support vector machines for prediction of soil liquefaction.” Environmental Earth Sciences, 75:874 (11 pages). DOI 10.1007/s12665-016-5673-7. (PDF)
  5. Xiao, M., Ledezma, M., and J. Wang (2015). “Reduced-Scale Shake Table Testing of Seismic Behaviors of Slurry Cutoff Walls.” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.000079, 04015057-1 to 04015057-10 (10 pages) (PDF)
  6. Zhang, X.H., Lu, X.B., and Xiao, M. (2015) “Gas outburst in sediments due to tetrahydrofuran (THF) hydrate dissociation.” International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. (PDF)
  7. Xiao, M., Ledezma, M., and Hartman, C. (2015). “Shear resistance of tire derived aggregates (TDA) using large-scale direct shear tests.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. 27(1), 04014110-1 to 04014110-8 (8 pages). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001007. (PDF)
  8. Egusquiza, R.J., Runyon, R.B., Ringel, J., Seberr, C.W.C, Leyva, G., Correa, J., Roland, C.D., Umar, M., Xiao, M., Bushoven, J.T, and Goto, J.J. (2014). “Calcium Oxalate Crystal Formation in Various Gravity Environments.” Gravitational and Space Research (previously Gravitational and Space Biology), 2(2), 3-12. (PDF)
  9. Adams, B., Xiao, M. and Wright, A. (2013). “Erosion mechanisms of organic soil and bioabatement of piping erosion of sand.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 139(8), 1360-1368. (PDF)
  10. Zhang, X. and Xiao, M. (2013). “Using modified state surface approach to select parameter values in the Barcelona basic model.” International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods In Geomechanics. 37(2), 1847-1866. (PDF)
  11. Xiao, M. and Shwiyhat, N. (2012). “Experimental investigation of the effects of suffusion on physical and geo-mechanical characteristics of sandy soils.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. 35(6), 890-900. (PDF)
  12. Xiao, M., Bowen, J., Graham, M., Larralde, J. (2012). “Comparison of seismic responses of geosynthetically-reinforced walls with tire derived aggregates (TDA) and granular backfills.” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 24(11), 1368–1377. (PDF)
  13. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., and Howard, J. (2010). “Erosion control on roadside embankment using compost.” ASABE Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 26(1), 97-106. (PDF)
  14. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., and Steinberg, S. (2009). “Variation of soil water characteristics due to particle rearrangement.” ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, 9(4), 179-186. (PDF)
  15. Xiao, M. and Gomez, J. (2009). “Rainfall erosion resistance and stability of various composts.”Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 64(4), 233-242. (PDF)
  16. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., and Steinberg, S. (2006). “Effect of vibrations on pore fluid distribution in porous media.” Transport in Porous Media, 62(2), 187-204. (PDF)
  17. Steinberg, S.L., Kluitenberg, G., Jones, S., Daidzic, N., Reddi, L.N., Xiao, M., Tuller. M., Newman, R., Or, D., Alexander, J.I.D. (2005). “Physical and hydraulic properties of baked ceramic aggregates used for plant growth medium.” Journal of the American Societyfor Horticultural Science, 130(5), 767-774. (PDF)
  18. Reddi, L.N., Xiao, M., Hajra, M.G., and Lee, I.M. (2005). “Physical clogging of filters under constant flow rate vs. constant head conditions.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42(3), 804-811. (PDF)
  19. Reddi, L.N., Xiao, M., and Steinberg, S.L. (2005). “Discontinuous pore fluid distribution under microgravity: KC-135 flight investigations.” Soil Science Society of America Journal, 69, 593-598. (PDF)
  20. Hajra, M.G., Reddi, L.N., Glasgow, L.A., Xiao, M., and Lee, I.M. (2002). “Effects of ionic strength on fine particle clogging of soil filters.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 128(8), 631-639. (PDF)
  21. Reddi, L.N., Xiao, M., Hajra, M. G., and Lee, I.M. (2000). “Permeability reduction of soil filters due to physical clogging.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126(3), 236-246. (PDF)
  22. Xiao, M., Gong, X., and Huang, G. (2000). “Reliability analysis of bearing capacity of composite foundation with deep mixing pile.” Journal of Zhejiang University (in Chinese), 34(4), 351-354. (PDF)
  23. Huang, G., Gong, X., and Xiao, M. (2000). “Random field model of soil property and analysis of variability of pile settlement.” Rock and Soil Mechanics (in Chinese), 21(4), 311-315. (PDF)
  24. Xiao, M, Gong, X., and Huang, G. (1998). “A new formula to predict soil parameters based on spatial autocorrelation.” Rock and Soil Mechanics (in Chinese), 19(4), 69-72. (PDF)

Journal Papers in Review

  1. Luo, Y., Nie, M., and Xiao, M. (2017) “Flume-scale experiments on suffusion at the bottom of cutoff wall in sandy gravel alluvium.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal.
  2. Wang, C., Qiu, T., Xiao, M., and Wang, J. (2017) “Utility trench backfill compaction using vibratory roller compactor versus hydraulic plate compactor.” ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice.
  3. Khosrojerdi, M., Qiu, T., Xiao, M., and Nicks, J. (2016). “Numerical investigation on the behavior of geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls under service loads.” Geotextiles and Geomembranes.
  4. Cui, W., and Xiao, M. (2017). "Centrifuge modeling of a geogrid-reinforced and rammed soil-cement column-supported embankment on soft soil.” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.
  5. Xiao, M., Gholizadeh Vayghan, A., and Adams, B.T. (2017) “Experimental investigation of the relative and interactive effects of physicochemical fluid characteristics on the incipient motion of granular particles under laminar flow conditions.” Journal of Geophysical Research.

Conference Publications

  1. Xiao, M. and Adams, B.T. (2016). “Development of experimental methodology of investigating the relative and interactive effects of physicochemical properties of permeating fluids on incipient motion of granular particles.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Oxford, UK, Sept 12–15, 2016.
  2. Adams, B.T., and Xiao, M. (2015). “Initial Steps toward Establishing an Erosion Threshold in Pore-scale Particle Mobilization Imaging Experiments” Proceedings of the 2015 International Foundations Congress & Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2015), San Antonio, Texas, March 17-21, 2015.
  3. Munjy, H., Tehrani, F.M., Xiao, M., and Zoghi, M. (2014). “A Numerical Simulation on the Dynamic Response of MSE Wall with LWA Backfill.” The 8th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering NUMGE 2014, Delft, The Netherlands, 18-20 June 2014. (PDF)
  4. Xiao, M, Ledezma, M., and Hartman, C. (2014). “Large-scale shear testing of tire derived aggregates (TDA).” Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, Feb 23-16, 2014. (PDF)
  5. Xiao, M, Ledezma, M., Hartman, C. (2014). “Shake table test to investigate seismic responses of a slurry wall.” Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, Feb 23-16, 2014. (PDF)
  6. Cemo, A., Adams, B., Xiao, M. (2014). “Development of an Experimental Imaging System for the Micro-scale Study of
    Seepage-Induced Granular Particle Mobilization.” Proceedings of 2014 Geo-Congress: Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability, Atlanta, GA, Feb 23-16, 2014. (PDF)
  7. Xiao, M., Hartman, D., Ledezma, M. (2013) “Seismic responses of geosynthetically reinforced walls with tire derived aggregate (TDA) backfill.” 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering of ISSMGE, Paris, France, September 2–5, 2013. (PDF)
  8. Hartman, D., Ledezma, M., Xiao, M., Zoghi, M. (2013). “Shake table tests of MSE walls with tire derived aggregates (TDA) backfill.” Proceedings of 2013 Geo-Congress, ASCE, San Diego, CA, March 3–6, 2013. (PDF)
  9. Xiao, M., Hartman, D., Ledezma, M. (2013). “Seismic performance of mechanically stabilize earth wall with lightweight aggregate (LWA) backfill.” Geosynthetics 2013, Session: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System: Design, Construction, and Performances, IFAI, Long Beach, CA, April 1–4, 2013.
  10. Zoghi, M., McGrew A., and Xiao, M. (2012). “Seamless integration of the undergraduate engineering geology and an introductory geotechnical engineering courses.” Proceedings, The American Society for Engineering Education-Pacific South West Section (ASEE-PSW) Conference, San Luis Obispo, CA, April 19–21, 2012. (PDF)
  11. Graham, M., Xiao, M., Owaidat, L. (2012). “Seismic performances of slurry walls.” Proceedings of 2012 GeoCongress, Oakland, CA, March 25–29, 2012. (PDF)
  12. Adams, B.T., Xiao, M. (2012). “Biological mechanisms of piping erosion reduction of organic soils.” Proceedings of 2012 GeoCongress, Oakland, CA, March 25–29, 2012. (PDF)
  13. Adams, B.T., and Xiao, M. (2011). “Bioremediation of piping erosion in sand.” Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011, Dallas, TX, March 13–16, 2011. (PDF)
  14. Sinco, E., Xiao, M., Owaidat, L.M., and Smith, L. (2010). “Slurry Induced Piping Progression of a Sand.” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, Nov 7–10, 2010. (PDF)
  15. Adams, B.T., and Xiao, M. (2010). “Piping potential of a fibrous peat.” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, Nov 7–10, 2010. (PDF)
  16. Shwiyhat, N., and Xiao, M. (2010). “Effect of suffusion on mechanical characteristics of sand.” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, San Francisco, CA, Nov 7–10, 2010. (PDF)
  17. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., and Steinberg, S.L. (2010). “Discontinuous pore fluid distribution under microgravity.” Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geomechanics, Stanford University, June 23–25, 2010. (PDF)
  18. Xiao, M., Gomez, J., Adams, B., Shwiyhat, N., and Sinco, E. (2010). “Experimental study of subsurface erosion of peats.” Proceedings of GeoFlorida 2010, ASCE, West Palm Beach, FL, Feb 20–24, 2010. (PDF)
  19. Xiao, M. and Gomez, J. (2010). “Effect of piping on shear strength of levees.” Proceedings of the GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference, ASCE, Shanghai, China, June 3–6, 2010. (PDF)
  20. Kakuturu, S.P., Xiao, M, and Reddi, L.N. (2009). “Engineered waste materials as amendments to prevent erosion and to stabilize contaminated soils.” Proceedings of the ASCE-EWRI World Environmental & Water Resources Congress (EWRI09), ASCE, Kansas City, MO. May 17–21, 2009. (PDF)
  21. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N. (2008). “Pore structure variation of porous media under vibration.” Proceedings of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Conference, Sacramento, CA. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 181, Zeng et al. (Ed.), ASCE Geo-Institute. May 18–22, 2008. (PDF)
  22. Xiao, M., Abela, C., Mortensen, K., Beltran, M., Oliver, A. (2008). “Rainfall erosion resistance of various compost soils on roadside embankment.” Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, Proceedings of 2008 GeoCongress, ASCE. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 178, Reddy et al. (Ed). ASCE Geo-Institute. New Orleans, LA, March 10–12, 2008. (PDF)
  23. Xiao, M. and Reddi, L.N. (2008). “Particle clogging in drainage layers.” Proceedings of the Tenth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM X), Cancun, Mexico, January 7–11, 2008. (PDF)
  24. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., Howard, J., Devine, A., Stott, R. (2006). “Rainfall erosion control on roadside embankment using compost soils.” Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics, Proceedings of GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 148, Lu et al. Ed., ASCE Geo-Institute. June 6–8, 2006. (PDF)
  25. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., Steinberg, S.L. (2006). “Fluid distribution in porous media under microgravity.” Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Seepage, and Environmental Geotechnics, Proceedings of GeoShanghai International Conference, Shanghai, China, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 148, Lu et al. Ed., ASCE Geo-Institute, June 6–8, 2006. (PDF)
  26. Steinberg, S.L., Jones, S., Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., Kluitenberg, G., Or, D., Alexander, J.I.D., Daidzic, N.E., and Tuller, M. (2005). “Challenges to understanding fluid behavior in plant growth media under microgravity.” SAE International Automobile Technology. Paper Series 2005-01-2973. Warrendale, PA. (PDF)
  27. Xiao, M. and Reddi, L.N. (2004). “Effect of vibrations on pore fluid distribution in porous media-experimental investigations.” Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth and Space 2004), Houston, Texas, March 2004. (PDF)
  28. Steinberg, S. L., J. I. D., Alexander, Or, D., Daidzic, N., Jones, S., Reddi, L.N., M. Tuller, M., Kluitenberg, G., and Xiao, M. (2004). “Flow and Distribution of Fluid Phases Through Porous Plant Growth Media in Microgravity.” Proceedings of the 9th ASCE Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Construction and Operations in Challenging Environments (Earth and Space 2004), Houston, Texas, March 2004. (PDF)
  29. Li, D, and Xiao, M., Zeng, Q. (2003). “Impact of deep excavation on nearby buried pipelines.” New Pipeline Technologies, Security, and Safety, Proceedings of the Pipelines 2003, ASCE International Conference on Pipeline Engineering and Construction, Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. (PDF)
  30. Xiao, M and Reddi, L.N. (2000). “Comparison of fine particle clogging in soil and geotextile filters.” Advances in Transportation and Geoenvironmental Systems using Geosynthetics, Proceedings of Geo-Denver 2000, Denver, Colorado, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 103, Zornberg and Christopher (Ed.). ASCE Geo-Institute, August 2000. (PDF)
  31. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., and Jia, W. (2000) “Clogging of highway subsurface drainage systems: demonstration of CDF.” Proceedings of the Transportation Systems 2000 (TS2K) Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 2000. (PDF)
  32. Xiao, M., Reddi, L.N., and Bonala, M.V.S. (2000). “Impact of fine particle entrapment on the performance of subsurface pavement drainage systems.” Transportation Research Board 79th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., Jan. 2000. (PDF)

Reports

  1. Xiao, M., Stoffels, S., Qiu, T., and Kermani Behnoud (2016). “Evaluation of Geotextile Separation to Prevent Migration of Subgrade Fines into Subbase.” Technical Report submitted to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Report No. FHWA-PA-2016-007-PSU WO 9C, 383 pp, Oct 2016.
  2. Xiao, M., Qiu, T., Basu, P., Khosrojerdi, M., and Withiam, J. (2015). “Service Limit State Design and Analysis of Engineered Fills for Bridge Supports Synthesis Report. Synthesis Report, FHWA. (2015).
  3. Qiu, T., and Xiao, M., and Wang, C. (2014) “Evaluation of Hydraulic Plate Compactor.” Report submitted to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Larson Transportation Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, December 2014. FHWA-PA-2014-008-PSU WO 12A. 102pp.
  4. Xiao, M. (2013). “Large-Scale Testing of Shear Strength of Tire Derived Aggregates (TDA) and Pullout Strength of Geosynthetics in TDA.” Project Report submitted to California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), May 2013. 31pp.
  5. Xiao, M., Tehrani, F.M., and Zoghi, M. (2103). “Seismic Responses of MSE Walls Using Accelerated Alternative Backfill Materials with Recycled Tire Shreds and Lightweight Aggregates.” Final Report submitted to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) under contract No. 65A0449. Final Report No. CA 13-2416. Aug 2013. 86pp.