Chung Song

Chung Song, Ph.D. AE, M. ASCE

Chung Song
Contact Information:
362R WHIT
City Campus (Lincoln)
(402) 472-1914
csong8@unl.edu
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Chung Song's CV
Professional Memberships:
• M. ASCE
• M. GI

Associate Professor
Academic Degrees
  • Ph. D. in Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University
  • MSc. in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Appointment
  • 30% teaching, 60% research, 10% service
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Evaluation of physical and mechanical behavior of soils
  • Combining noble theories to solve real field problems such as bridging nano-particulate-continuum mechanics, implementation of acoustic techniques in subsoil exploration, the behavior evaluation of geotechnical structures, soft soil improvement, constitutive relations of geo-materials, simulation of saturated/unsaturated soils using coupled theory of mixtures, numerical modeling, calibration chamber testing, soil dynamics, soil-structure interaction, in situ and laboratory testing, geotechnical instrumentations, and pavement related geotechnical engineering.
Courses Taught

About Chung Song

  • Chung Song worked in many national and international projects, while working for Sun Jin Engineering Co. Ltd. and Daewoo Engineering Co. Ltd. from 1988 to 1996, as a senior design and field geotechnical engineer. Chung Song obtained PE qualification in Korea. He has published approximately 150 technical articles, three book chapters and two books. He was invited as a guest lecturer for Korean Geotechnical Society, in geotechnical instrumentation and soft soil improvement areas. In August 1996, he joined the graduate program at Louisiana State University and defended his dissertation at 1999. After his Ph. D. degree, Dr. Chung R. Song worked for Sambo Engineering Co. Ltd. as a director of Tunnels and Infrastructure Division. In 2001 Dr. Chung Song was qualified as an APEC Engineer that is an international professional engineer recognized in more than 20 countries that include US.  Currently, Dr. Chung R. Song teaches geotechnical engineering at The University of  Nebraska as an associate professor. Chung R. Song also taught geotechnical engineering at The University of Mississippi from 2004 to 2015.


Experience

Ten Industry Experience

2001.5 – 2002.8             Sambo Engineering                        Seoul, Korea           

Due Diligence Work for CheonAhn-Nonsan Expressway

  • Role: Chief Project Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is a due diligence work for an Expressway.  The client is a Black & Veatch International. This project includes the slope stability analysis, tunnel analysis, and foundation analysis.

2001.5 – 2001.8             Sambo Engineering                        Seoul, Korea           

Basic Design of Seoul-Chuncheon Expressway

  • Role: Chief Geotechnical Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is a basic design of a Highway for Hyundai Development Co.(Korea) and Bouygues (France). Total length is 58 km. This project includes the geotechnical investigation, slope design, tunnel design, and foundation design. Official language for the project is English.

2001.4 – 2001.5             Sambo Engineering                        Seoul, Korea           

Turn Key Design of SungNam – Janghowon Expressway

  • Role: Chief Geotechnical Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is a design for Turn Key project that includes detail geotechnical investigation, cost estimation and design of expressway.

  2001.2 – 2001.4                         Sambo Engineering                        Seoul, Korea

Turn Key Design of Seoul Subway 911

  • Role: Chief Geotechnical Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is a detail design for Turn Key construction of Seoul Subway Line 9, sector 11. It includes the geotechnical investigation, cost estimation, and detail design of deep excavation and tunnels

  2001.1 – 2001.4                        Sambo Engineering                        Seoul, Korea

Detail Design of Changsung Tunnel

  • Role: Chief Geotechnical Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project includes detail design of Changsung Tunnel.

1995 – 1996                  Daewoo Engineering Co.                Seoul, Korea

Planning, design, construction, instrumentation, monitoring and analysis of the trial compaction of the hydraulic fill materials of New Seoul International Airport

  • Role: Chief Field Engineer/Senior Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is a second pilot project for the testing, evaluation, and recommendation of best compaction method for the new airport (for the next generation super-sonic aircraft) that is going to be constructed on the hydraulic filled man-made island.

1994 – 1996                  Daewoo Engineering Co.               Seoul, Korea

Field instrumentation, monitoring and analysis of the test fill of New Seoul International Airport

  • Role: Chief Field Engineer/Senior Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is the first pilot project (test fill) for the testing, evaluation, and recommendation of the best soft soil improving method for the clayey soft soils of the new airport that is going to be constructed on the hydraulic filled man-made island. Fully automatic field measurement and real time analysis were carried out.

1993 – 1994                  Daewoo Engineering Co.                Seoul, Korea

Ground improvement design of landside of New Seoul International Airport

  • Role: Geotechnical Engineer/Senior Engineer
  • Project Summary: This project is a ground improvement design project for the land side of the new airport. Wick drains and sand pack drains were designed.

1992 – 1993                  Daewoo Engineering Co.                Seoul, Korea

Ground improvement design of Kunsan Daewoo Motor Vehicle Company (Dynamic compaction of hydraulically filled materials)

  • Role: Geotechnical Engineer/Project Coordinator
  • Project Summary: This is a ground improvement design for the loose sand deposits. Dynamic compaction with de-watering technique was selected. The construction supervision was also included.

1991 – 1992                  Daewoo Engineering Co.                Seoul, Korea

Safety evaluation of Samrangjin pumped power storage dam  

  • Role: Geotechnical Engineer/Project Coordinator
  • Project Summary: This is a safety evaluation of cracked dam body of a pumped power storage dam. Finite element simulation, laboratory tests data, and instrumentation data were used for the analysis. It was concluded that the water level should not exceed a certain limit.

1991 – 1991                  Daewoo Engineering Co.                Seoul, Korea

Safety evaluation of back hill slopes of Daewoo Precision Company

  • Role: Geotechnical Engineer
  • Project Summary: This is a investigation of the failure mechanism of the a slope and design of the counter measure for slope stabilization. Failure mechanism was turned out to be the broken ditch at the top of the slope, and the counter measure was designed as the combination of stabilizing anchors and flexible ditches at the top


Honors and Awards

  • School of Engineering, Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, (Feb. 2011)
  • School of Engineering, Teaching Award (University of Mississippi, Apr. 2009)
  • Distinguished Dissertation Award (Louisiana State University, Sept. 2000)
  • Michael A. Clause Awards (for outstanding graduate student) (Spring, 2000)

Funding

Development of a Traffic Noise Barrier Using Active Noise Reduction Technique – Current, PI, EnE Construction Co. Ltd. $153,644, Jul. 2013 – Jun. 2016

Developing a Technique for Real Time Dam Safety Evaluation and Field Feed-Back – Complete, PI, Rural Research Institute of Korea Rural Community Corporation, $28,000, Jul. 2013  – Nov. 2013

Earthquake and Piping Hazard Assessment for DeSoto, Tunica, Coahoma and Tate County, Mississippi – Complete, PI, MEMA/MMRI, $39,893, Apr. 2011 – Apr. 2014

Nano-Enhanced and Bio-Inspired Composite Materials for Mitigation and Protection of TIH railcars and Stationary Tanks against High Power Impact – Complete, Co-PI, DHS/SERRI, $1,001,970.00, May, 2010 to May, 2012

Structural, Material, and Geotechnical Solutions to Levee and Floodwall Construction and Retrofitting -  Complete, PI, DHS/SERRI, $1,959,537.00, Nov. 2007 – Dec. 2010

Real time estimation of soil permeability using Piezocone Penetration Test – Complete, PI, Korea Land and Housing Corp/Baytech Korea, $50,000, Nov. 2004 to Dec. 2007

Construction of Design chart for determination of hydraulic conductivity using pore pressure response of soils – Complete, PI, UM, $7,416, Jan. 2005 – Dec. 2005

Nanotechnology:  Modeling of Polymer-Carbon Nanotubes Composites at Multiple Spatial and Time Scales – Complete,Co-PI, NASA-EPSCOR, $25,000, Jan. 2005 – July, 2005

Estimation of hydraulic conductivity using acoustic techniques, -  Complete, PI, Baytech Korea,  $20,605, Jul. 2004 – Jun. 2005


Selected Publications

Recent 10 Publications

S. Adhikari, C.R. Song and A.H.-D. Cheng (2014), “Anisotropic analysis of I-walls in New Orleans,” Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, in press

 C.R. Song, S. Adhikari and J.T. Kidd (2013), “Self Sealing Bentonite Strip – an Effective Method to Prevent Gap Development for Floodwalls in New Orleans,” International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, in press

Sudarshan Adhikari and Chung R. Song, Alexander H.-D. Cheng (2013), “Evaluation of I-wall in New Orleans with back-calculated total stress soil parameters”, Acta Geotechnica, DOI 10.1007/s11440-013-0264-1 (ISSN 1861-1125, 1861-1133)

 Chung R. Song, Sudarshan Adhikari, Ahmed Al-Ostaz and Alexander Cheng, (2013), “A Reevaluation of the “Gap Formation” in New Orleans Levee System”, J. of GEED, ASCE DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE) GT.1943-5606.0001024 (ISSN 1090-0241)

S. Adhikari, C.R. Song, A. H.-D. Cheng, and A. Al-Ostaz (2012), “Anisotropic analysis of I-walls in New Orleans,” J. of GEED, ASCE, under review

ASCE/EWRI Task Committee on Dam/Levee Breaching, (2011), “Earthen Embankment Breaching”, J. of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 1549-1564

J.T. Kidd, C.R. Song, A. Al-Ostaz, A. H.-D. Cheng, and W. Jang (2011), “Erosion Control Using Modified Soils,” Int. Journal of Erosion Control Engineering, 4(1), 1-9

Won, J.O., Song, C.R. Al-Ostaz A. and Cheng, A.H.D. (2011), “Evaluation of T-Wall in New Orleans Considering 3D Soil Structure Interaction,” J. of GEED, ASCE,  137(8), 731-742

Jang, W.G., Song, C.R., Kim, J.W., Cheng, A.H.-D. and Al-Ostaz, A. (2011), “Erosion Study of New Orleans Levee Materials Subjected to Plunging Water,” J. of GEED, April, ASCE,137(4), 398-404

Wu, W., Al-Ostaz, A., Cheng, A.-H.D. Cheng, Song, C.R. (2011), “Computation of elastic properties of Portland cement using molecular dynamics,” Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, ASCE, Jan, in press, will appear in Vol 138


Recent Presentations

Recent 10 Presentations

Chung R. Song
, Ahmed Al-Ostaz and Alexander H.-D. Cheng (2013), “Expansive Clay Minerals and Hurricane Katrina,” 5th Biot Conference, 2013, CD Rom

Chung R. Song, Alexander, H.-D. Cheng and Ahmed Al-Ostaz (2013), “Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and Retrofitting Efforts Afterward,” 2013 KGS Conference, Key Note Lecture

Song, C.R. and Voyiadjis, G.Z. (2013), "Analytical Observations of Micro-
mechanical in Plasticity for Saturated Soils," International Symposium on
Plasticity, Bamaha, CD-Rom

L.T. Wodajo, C.J. Hickey, G.J. Hanson and C.R. Song (2011), "Time-Lapse
Seismic Tomography of a Small Embankment Dam with Possible Zones of Weakness," SAGEEP 2011, Charleston, SC, CD-Room

Kidd, J.T., C.R. Song, and A.H.-D. Cheng (2012), “Enhancing Erosion Resistance of Levee by Ground Modification,” Proceedings of USSDAM 2012 Conference, New Orleans, CD-Rom

Song, C.R., Adhikari, S., Wu, W.D. and Al-Ostaz, A. (2008), “Effects of Force Fields in Simulating Nano- to Subnano- level Geo-Materials,” Proceedings of The first American Academy of Mechanics Conference

Adhikari, S., Song, C.R. and Al-Ostaz, A. (2008), “Cell Size Effects in Predicting Properties of Soils and Cement Using Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Mechanics,” Proceedings of The first American Academy of Mechanics Conference

Kim, J.W. and Song, C.R. (2008), “Acoustical Estimation of Soil Permeability,” Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, April 1 -3, Taipei, Taiwan, CD-Rom

Song, C.R. and Pulijala, S. (2008), “Quick Estimation of Hydraulic Conductivity,” Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization, April 1 -3, Taipei, Taiwan, CD-Rom

 Kim, J.W. and Song, C.R. (2008), “Determination of Soil Characteristic Frequency Using Acoustic Techniques,” Proceedings of GeoCongress 2008, ASCE GSP 179, pp.332-339


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