Dr. Xu joined City University of Hong Kong in the summer of year 2013. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU, Taiwan) and M.S. degree in Architecture from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU, Taiwan). Afterwards, he received his second M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, USA) in 2007 and 2010, respectively. Dr. XU has developed a user-defined element in ABAQUS, capable of simulating the realistic axial-shear-flexure interaction behavior of RC columns in earthquakes. The approach has received more than 30 citations in 5 years. Since 2012, Dr. XU has improved the Log-Spiral-Rankine method for estimation of the earth pressures acting on the earth-retaining system. The model has been adopted by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans, USA) in their design manual for bridge engineers.
- BC4680: Analysis and Design of Structural Systems
- CA4680: Analysis and Design of Structural Systems
- CA5695: Design of Architecture and Structural Systems
- CA5696: Advanced Topics in Structural Design
- CA5699: Programing for Visual Design & Electronic Arts
- CA8010: Structural Dynamics and Applications
- GE2127: Computer-Aided Visual Design & Electronic Arts �programing with image, audio, animation, and interaction
Dr. Xu's main research areas include structural/earthquake engineering, nonlinear analysis of highway bridges, concrete element modeling, soil-structural interaction, plasticity model for soil, analysis/design of earth retaining structures, and computer-aided design in architecture.