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Dr Runing Zhang

Civil Engineering Tech

Vita File

Personal Biography Statement

Runing Zhang, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor
Department of Engineering Technology
Metropolitan State College of Denver

1994 1996, Ph.D., UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, Boulder, CO, Civil Engineering
1990 1993, M.S., COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, Golden, CO, Applied Mechanics
1978 1982, B.Sc. CHENGDU UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, Hydraulic Engineering

Classes taught at Metro State College of Denver:
o Soil Mechanics and Soil Mechanics Lab (CET 4130)
o Foundation Engineering (CET 4135)
o Fluid Mechanics I (CET 3185)
o CET Fluid Mechanics II (CET 3190)
o Concrete Structure Design I (CET 4120)
o Concrete Structure Design II (CET 4140)
o Mechanics of Materials Lab (CET 3140)
o Engineering Economy (CET 3120)
o Construction Methods (CET 3100)
o Engineering Ethics (FE Review Class)

Research Areas/Interests

Develop numerical modeling for geotechnical engineering applications and solid/rock mechanics-related engineering applications such as: static/dynamic analyses of slope stability, bearing capacity, excavations, landslide, avalanche, rock falls; foundation studies; retaining structure studies; impact/collision mechanics analyses; modeling of granular material processing and handling; soil/structure, fluid/structure interaction analyses; constitution modeling of geo-materials, analyses of engineering properties of soil and rock; membrane structure analyses. Provide technical support and numerical analyses in various geotechnical projects.

Current Projects

o Soil Nail Analysis Program (SNAP), sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD)
o The Colorado Rockfall Simulation Program (CRSP) 5th Edition, sponsored by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD)

Professional Affiliations

 Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.), License Number: CO 40845

Courses Taught


Office Hours

Monday - [14:00 to 16:00]
Tuesday - [15:00 to 16:00]
Wednesday - [14:   to 16:00]
Thursday - [  :00 to   :00]
Friday - [  :   to   :  ]

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Current Semester Schedule

42713 CET-3120-001 Engineering Economy MTW 0940-1220

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