Professor Kaiwen Xia is seeking to advance the understanding of the fracturing of rocks through dynamic testing using a variety of innovative approaches. This includes extensive development and application of the split-Hopkinson bar apparatus. Improved understanding of fractures, cracks and micro cracks is providing new insights into the formation of earthquakes, and leading to better methods for predicting stability of rock masses for application in mining, tunnelling, hydrocarbon reservoir production, and rock slope stability.
Education and Designations
B.S. & M.S. (Mech. Eng., U. of Sci. & Tech. China)
M.S. (Geophysics, Caltech)
Ph.D. (Mech. Eng, Caltech)
|Course Code||Title & Description||Session||Day(s)||Start Time||End||Section|
|Fall 2018||Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.|
|Summer 2019||May 1-17 (Mon to Fri)|
Last day to add course: May 2, Last day to drop course: May 9
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Canada, M5S 1A4