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John Ting

John Ting
Dr. John M. TingProfessor, Emeritus Dean of Engineering
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2230
  • Fax
    (978) 934-3052
  • Office
    Kitson Hall - 200S
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Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering; computational mechanics of particulates; predictive analytics applied to enrollment management.

Geotechnical engineering, geotechnical centrifuge modeling, frozen soil behavior, computer modeling of particulate materials, soil-structure interaction & integral abutment bridge design.
Incorporating Service-Learning into engineering as a means to improve student learning and civic engagement. Predictive analytics applied to enrollment management.

Education

  • Sc.D: Civil Engineering, (1981), Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
    Supporting Area: Geotechnical Engineering
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: the Creep of Frozen Sands: Qualitative and Quantitative Models
  • MS: Civil Engineering, (1976), California Institute of Technology` - Pasadena, California
    Supporting Area: Geotechnical Engineering
  • BS: Civil Engineering, (1975), McGill University - Montreal, Quebec

Biography

Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) @ UMass Lowell; previously tenured associate professor at the University of Toronto and postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at California Institute of Technology. Served continuously in senior administration @ UMass Lowell between 1999 and 2016 as Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Dean of Engineering, Vice-Provost for Enrollment and as Senior Advisor to the Provost.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Fellow (2008), Leadership - American Society of Civil Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Zhang, X., Gartner, N., Gunes, O., Ting, J. (2007) "Integrating Service Learning Projects into Civil Engineering Courses", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship 2:1
  • Duffy, J., Kazmer, D.O., Barrington, L., Ting, J., Barry, C.M., Zhang, X., Clark, D., Rux, A. (2007) Service-learning integrated into existing core courses throughout a college of engineering
  • Faraji, S., Ting, J., Crovo, D.S., Ernst, H. (2001) "Nonlinear analysis of integral bridges: finite-element model", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 127:5 pp. 454--461
  • Ting, J., Faraji, S. (1998) "Streamlined analysis and design of integral abutment bridges", Report UMTC pp. 97--13
  • Paikowsky, S., Ting, J., Xi, F., Mischel, G. (1996) "Numerical and Experimental Comparison of Shear Along Granular Material/Solid Interface", review for possible publication in the International Journal of Computational Methods in Geotechnical Engineering pp. 270
  • Ting, J. (1995) "Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - Final Report", Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Ting, J., Meachum, L., Rowell, J.D. (1995) "Effect of particle shape on the strength and deformation mechanisms of ellipse-shaped granular assemblages", Engineering computations 12:2 pp. 99--108
  • Ting, J., Rowell, J.D. (1995) Ellipse-based Discrete Element Model for Granular Materials: Validation Testing pp. 1288--1291
  • Ting, J., Khwaja, M., Meachum, L.R., Rowell, J.D. (1993) "An ellipse-based discrete element model for granular materials", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 17:9 pp. 603--623
  • Ting, J. (1993) "Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - Second Annual Report 11/92-10/93", Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Ting, J., Rowell, J.D., Meachum, L. (1993) Influence of particle shape on the strength of ellipse-shaped granular assemblages pp. 215--225
  • Ting, J. (1992) "A robust algorithm for ellipse-based discrete element modelling of granular materials", Computers and Geotechnics 13:3 pp. 175--186
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B.T. (1992) "Computational laboratory for discrete element geomechanics", Journal of computing in civil engineering 6:2 pp. 129--146
  • Lin, J., Ting, J., Vuba, B., Chen, S. (1992) Computer Simulation of Direct Shear Test pp. 425--428
  • Ting, J. (1992) "Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials", Air Force Office of Scientific Research pp. 47-50
  • Ting, J. (1992) "Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - First Annual Report 11/91-10/92", Dept. Civil & Environmental Engineering, UMass Lowell
  • Ting, J. (1991) An ellipse-based micromechanical model for angular granular materials
  • Ting, J. (1991) "Modeling Granular Media with Non-Spherical Particles", Phillips Lab., U.S. Air Force pp. 122-161
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B.T., Kauffman, C.R., Greco, C. (1989) "Discrete numerical model for soil mechanics", Journal of Geotechnical Engineering 115:3 pp. 379--398
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B. (1988) Discrete element models in geotechnical engineering
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B. (1988) Soil-structure Interaction by Discrete Numerical Modelling pp. 196-215
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B.T. (1988) Strength behavior of granular materials using discrete numerical modelling
  • Ting, J., Kauffman, C.R., Lovicsek, M. (1987) "Centrifuge static and dynamic lateral pile behaviour", Canadian Geotechnical Journal 24:2 pp. 198--207
  • Ting, J., University of Toronto. Dept. of Civil Engineering, . (1987) "Discrete numerical modelling of soil: Validation and application", Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ting, J. (1987) "Full-scale cyclic dynamic lateral pile responses", Journal of Geotechnical engineering 113:1 pp. 30--45
  • University of Toronto. Dept. of Civil Engineering, . (1987) "Simple Models for Dynamic Lateral Pile Response", Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Elsworth, D., Piggott, A., Ting, J. (1986) "A Hybrid Model for the Transient Hydraulic Response of Fractured and Porousfractured Media", M.I.T. pp. 721-732
  • Ting, J., Corkum, B., Greco, C. (1986) Application of the distinct element method in geotechnical engineering pp. 789--798
  • University of Toronto. Dept. of Civil Engineering, . (1986) "Modal analysis of a nonlinear soil-pile system", Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ting, J., University of Toronto. Dept. of Civil Engineering, . (1986) "The discrete element method in geotechnical engineering", Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Ting, J., Scott, R. (1984) Static and dynamic lateral pile group action 3: pp. 641--648
  • Ting, J. (1983) "Geometric concerns in slope stability analyses", Journal of Geotechnical Engineering 109:11 pp. 1487--1491
  • Ting, J., Torrence Martin, R., Ladd, C.C. (1983) "Mechanisms of strength for frozen sand", Journal of Geotechnical Engineering 109:10 pp. 1286--1302
  • Ting, J. (1983) "On the nature of the minimum creep rate--time correlation for soil, ice, and frozen soil", Canadian Geotechnical Journal 20:1 pp. 176--182
  • Ting, J. (1983) "Tertiary creep model for frozen sands", Journal of Geotechnical Engineering 109:7 pp. 932--945
  • Scott, R., Ting, J., Lee, J. (1982) Comparison of centrifuge and full scale dynamic pile tests
  • Scott, R., Tsai, C., Steussy, D., Ting, J. (1982) Full-scale dynamic lateral pile tests
  • Martin, R.T., Ting, J., Ladd, C.C. (1981) "Creep Behavior of Frozen Sand.", MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • Tsai, C., Scott, R., Steussy, D. (1981) Full-scale pile vibration tests
  • Ting, J. (1981) "The creep of frozen sands: Qualitative and quantitative models", Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ting, J., Martin, R.T. (1979) "Application of the Andrade equation to creep data for ice and frozen soil", Cold Regions Science and Technology 1:1 pp. 29--36
  • Scott, R., Liu, H., Ting, J. (1977) Dynamic pile tests by centrifuge modeling 4: pp. 199--203

Selected Presentations

  • Perspectives on Incorporating Service Learning in a College of Engineering - Workshop on Integrating Appropriate Sustainable Technology and Service Learning in Engineering Education, September 2004 - University of Colorado
  • Appropriate Applications for Discrete Element Geotechnical Modeling - Workshop on Computational Exploration of Discrete Media, November 1999 - Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical Behavior of Granular Materials: A Discrete Element Study - Air Force Office of Scientific Research Particulate Mechanics Contractors Meeting, September 1995 - Tyndall AFB, Panana City, FL
  • Effect of Bedding Plane Orientation on the Behavior of Granular Systems - 1995 Joint ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Summer Meeting, June 1995 - Los Angeles, CA
  • Particle Shape Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Bedded Granular Systems: A Discrete Element Study - Workshop on Mechanics and Statistical Physics of Particulate Media, June 1994 - La Jolla, CA
  • Force-Displacement Testing of Integral Abutment Bridges - Massachusetts Highway Department Research Showcase, April 1988 - Boston, Mass.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Streamlined Analysis & Des. of Integral Abutment Bridges (1999), Grant - Mass. Highways Dept.
    Ting, J., Faraji, S.
  • Force-Displacement Testing for Integral Abutment Bridges (1996), Grant - Mass. Highways Dept.
    Ting, J., Faraji, S.
  • Behavior of Multiphase Granular Media: Modeling the static-to-viscous flow regime for 2 years (1994), Grant - D. Defense AASERT/UMass Lowell
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Effect of Particle Shape on the Mechanical: Behavior of Granular Materials (1991), Grant - Air Force Off. Sci. Research/UMass Lowell
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Multiphase Discrete Granular Model for Soil Mechanics (1990), Grant - NSERC Operating/University of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Centre for Large Scale Computation (1989), Grant - NSERC Infrastructure/U of Toronto
    Ting, J., Peltier, W.
  • Multiphase Discrete Granular Modelling of Soil (1987), Grant - NSERC Operating/U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Simulation of the Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Oil Sands (1989), Grant - Cray Research Inc./U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Co-Principal), Curran, J.
  • Centre for Large Scale Computation (1988), Grant - NSERC Infrastructure/U of Toronto
    Ting, J., Peltier, W.
  • A Discrete Element Model for the Hydraulic Fracturing Process in Oil Sands (1986), Grant - Cray Research Inc./U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Co-Principal), Curran, J.
  • Analysis of Lateral Pile Behaviour (1984), Grant - NSERC Operating/U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Development of a Discrete Granular Material Model for Geomechanics (1984), Grant - Connaught Fund/U of Toronto
    Ting, J. (Principal)
  • Centrifuge Modelling of Frost Heave Phenomena: A Feasibility Study (1983), Grant - U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory/Caltech
    Ting, J. (Co-Principal), Scott, R.
  • Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soil (1980), Grant - U.S. Army Research Office/M.I.T.
    Ting, J., Ladd, C., Martin, R.