Recent Publications


  1. Li, B., Wong, R.C.K.*, and Milnes, T., 2014, Anisotropy in capillary invasion and fluid flow through induced sandstone and shale fractures. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 65: 129-140.

  2. Li, B.* and Wong, R., 2015. Effect of heating in steam-based-oil-recovery process on deformation of shale: a compositional thermal strain model . Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology 54(1): 26-35.

  3. Li, B. and Wong, R. C. K.*, 2016. Quantifying structural states of soft mudrocks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 121(5): 3324–3347.

  4. Li, B.* and Wong, R.C.K., 2017. Modeling anisotropic static elastic properties of soft mudrocks with different clay fractions . Geophysics. 82(1), MR27-MR37.

  5. Li, B.*, and Wong, R.C.K. 2017. A mechanistic model for anisotropic thermal strain behavior of soft mudrocks. Engineering Geology 228: 146-157.

  6. Li, B. *, and Wong, R.C.K. 2019. Creating tensile fractures in Colorado shale using an unconfined fast heating test. Geotechnical Testing Journal, ISSN 0149-6115. 

  7. Li, B. *, Wong, R.C.K., Xu, B., and Yang, B. 2018. Comprehensive stability analysis of an inclined wellbore embedded in Colorado shale formation for thermal recovery. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 110: 168-176.

  8. Li, B.*, Wong, R.C.K., and Heidari, S. 2018. A modified Kozeny-Carman model for estimating anisotropic permeability of soft mudrocks. Marine and Petroleum Geology 98: 356-368.

  9. Zhang, Z-j, Liu J-b, Li, B.*, Yang X-g. 2018. Thermally induced deterioration behaviour of two dolomitic marbles under heating –cooling cycles. R. Soc. open sci. 5: 180779. 

  10. Liu, J.-b., Zhang, Z.-j., and Li, B. 2019. Microscopic & macroscopic characterizations of Beijing marble as a building material for UNESCO heritage sites: New insights into physico-mechanical property estimation and weathering resistance. Construction and Building Materials 225: 510-525. doi:

  11. Ma, Z.-j., Zhang, Z.-j., Li, B., and Liu, J.-b., 2019, Effects of rain and heat-cool cycles on the weathering behavior of basalt from Wudalianchi, Heilongjiang Province, NE China: Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, v. 78, no. 8, p. 6033-6045.

  12. Zhang, Z.-j., Liu, J.-b., Li, B., Yu, G.-x., and Li, L., 2019, Experimental study on factors affecting the physical and mechanical properties of shell lime mortar: Construction and Building Materials, v. 228, p. 116726.

  13. Chen, B., Xu, B., Li, B.*, Kong, M., Wang, W., and Chen, H., 2020, Understanding the performance of hydraulically fractured wells in the laumontite-rich tight glutenite formation: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 185, p. 106600.

  14. Sun, X., Xu, B., Qian, G., and Li, B.*, 2021, The application of geomechanical SAGD dilation startup in a Xinjiang oil field heavy-oil reservoir: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 196, p. 107670

  15. Akhtar, S., and Li, B.*, 2020, Numerical Analysis of Pipeline Uplift Resistance in Frozen Clay Soil Considering Hybrid Tensile-Shear Yield Behaviors: International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, v. 6, no. 4, p. 47.

  16. Girgis, N., Li, B.*, Akhtar, S., and Courcelles, B., 2020, Experimental study of rate-dependent uniaxial compressive behaviors of two artificial frozen sandy clay soils: Cold Regions Science and Technology, v. 180, p. 103166.



Conference papers:


  1. Luo, Y. and Li, B. Bearing capacity analysis of a shallow foundation on soft clay considering viscoplastic behaviour. 2019. The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference. June 12 - 15, 2019, Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada.

  2. Akhtar, S. and Li, B., Numerical analysis of pipeline uplift resistance in a frozen clay at varying temperatures. The 18th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering and the 8th Canadian Permafrost Conference. August 18th to 22nd, 2019. Québec, Canada.

  3. Wong, C.K., Li, B., Eaton, D.W., Wan, R.G., and Wong, R.C.K. Criterion for Crack Initiation in brittle rock under Pore Pressure Elevation. The 52nd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium held in Seattle, Washington, USA, 17–20 June 2018.

  4. Li, B., and Wong, R.C.K. 2017. Effect of thermal responses of Colorado shale on wellbore integrity. GeoOttawa 2017, the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

  5. Li, B., and Wong, R.C.K. 2017. On mechanisms of anisotropic thermal strain behavior of soft mudrocks with different clay fractions. YSRM2017 & 5th NDRM May 11-13, 2017, Jeju, Korea.

  6. Li, B., Wong, R.C.K., Xu, B., Yuan, Y., 2015. Thermally induced deformation and failure in shale under drained and undrained heating, in: Chau, K.-T., Zhao, J. (Eds.), Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials in the New Millennium. Springer International Publishing, pp. 237-244.

  7. Li, B., Diedro, F., Wong, R., Kryuchkov, S., Kantzas, A., 2014. Experimental studies of thermally induced deformation and fracture generation in clay shale, 2014 SPE Heavy Oil Conference-Canada. SPE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  8. Li, B. and Wong, R., 2013. Thermally Induced Deformation of Shale on Borehole and Caprock Integrity. June 11-13, 2013 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, Calgary, Canada. 

  9. Li, B. and Wong, R., 2013. Characterizations on Geomechanical Properties of Colorado Shale Based on Well Logging and Laboratory Testing. June 11-13, 2013 SPE Heavy Oil Conference, Calgary, Canada.

  10. Li, B., Shen, N. and Li, Y., 2009. Evaluation of Soil Liquefaction based on GRNN model and Empirical Procedures. International Symposium: “Geological Engineering Problems in Major Construction Projects” in Combination with the 7th Asian Regional Conference of IAEG: 442-445.

  11. Shen, N., Li, B., et al., 2010. Highway stability assessment near mined-out region. 11th IAEG Congress paper, Auckland, New Zealand, Taylor & Francis Group, London :3547-3553 (EI, ISTP)

  12. Li, Y., Shen, N., Li, B., et al., 2010. Research on 3D geological modeling by using GOCAD software. 2010 Second World Congress on Software Engineering, Wuhan, China, IEEE Computer Society Publications (CPS):259-263. (EI, ISTP)

  13. Shen, N., QI, X., Shen, L., Li, B. and Yan, Y., 2009. Geological Hazard Assessment in the Construction Site of LNG Pipeline Project. ASCE International Pipelines and Trenchless Technology Conference 2009:1532-1541.(EI)





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