Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Minor in in Engineering Entrepreneurship
M.S., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
B.Eng. (Honor Distinction), Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong
Zhongkun “Frankie” Ouyang joined the Tagliatela College of Engineering at University of New Haven as an assistant professor of Civil Engineering in 2021. Previously, he taught at University of Mount Union and Oregon State University. Dr. Ouyang’s research interests include in-situ testing using piezocone penetration tests (CPTu) and flat plate dilatometer tests (DMT) on geotechnical and geophysical site characterization, foundation and infrastructure development, and design of smart geo-infrastructure for urban and offshore environments to improve infrastructure resilience to extreme events and geohazards. Frankie received his B.Eng in Civil Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2013, M.S and Ph.D. in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2019 where he received the George F. Sowers Distinguished Graduate Student Award and Bill Schutz Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. He plays guitar and piano, writes music in his spare time.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P.W. 2021. Variable Rate Piezocone Data Evaluated Using NTH Limit Plasticity Solution. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 44 https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20190183
Ouyang, Z., & Mayne, P. W. 2020. Closure to “Modified NTH Method for Assessing Effective Friction Angle of Normally Consolidated and Overconsolidated Clays from Piezocone Tests” by Zhongkun Ouyang and Paul W. Mayne. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 146(9), https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002340.
Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P.W. 2020. Effective stress friction angle of normally consolidated and overconsolidated intact clays from piezocone tests. Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA Vol. 51 No. 2
Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P.W. 2019. Modified NTH method for assessing the effective friction angle of normally-consolidated and overconsolidated clays from piezocone tests. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 145(10) https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002112
Agaiby, S., Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P.W. 2018. Helical probe tests in residual soils of the Appalachian Piedmont. Geomechanics and Geoengineering. an international journal, Taylor & Francis Group, London: DOI: 10.1080/17486025.2018.1434244
Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P. W. 2018. Effective stress strength parameters of clays from DMT. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 41, No. 5: 851-867: https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20170379. ISSN 0149-6115
Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P.W. 2018. Effective friction angle of clays and silts from cone piezocone penetration tests. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 55(9): 1230–1247, doi:10.1139/cgj-2017-0451 (Editor’s Choice papers for 2018)
Ouyang, Z., Mayne, P.W. 2017. Effective friction angle of soft to firm clays from flat dilatometer tests. Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 170 (2) Proc. Institution of Civil Engineers, London: 137-147 https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.16.00073