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|
|Rock Mechanics||Fall 2022||Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.|
|Dynamic Response Of Engineering Materials||Summer 2022|
May 2 to May 13
Add deadline: May 3
Drop deadline: May 6
|Monday to Friday (every weekday)||9:00||12:00|
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
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Canada, M5S 1A4