Dr. Yi Liu

Professor & Department Head


Email: yi.liu@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1509
Fax: 902-494-3108
Mailing Address: 
Department of Civil and Resource Engineering
Dalhousie University, Sexton Campus
1360 Barrington Street, Rm 215 Bldg D
Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Masonry beam-column elements
  • Masonry infilled steel/concrete frames
  • Masonry columns
  • Steel beam-colum connections
  • Lateral stability study of bridge girders
  • Design of steel angles in compression
  • Residual stress and welding stress effect on steel flexural member strength
  • Residual stress effect on ship hull girder design
  • Composite action in floor/wall systems using light-gauge steel and concrete

Other research interests include vibration/deflection control of wood flooring systems and eccentrically loaded FRP reinforced concrete columns.

Dr. Liu's teaching interests include courses related to structural analysis and design. Areas of research include numerical modeling and experimental investigation of the behaviour and strength of structural elements and systems. Dr. Liu's main research interests involve steel, masonry and composite structures.