Published journal papers (Corresponding author*)

[1] Li, B.*, and Akhtar, S., 2022, Characterizations of tensile yield and failure processes of frozen clay soils: laboratory testing and numerical modeling: Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, v. 81, p. 429, doi:10.1007/s10064-022-02942-2.

[2] Feng, Q., An, C., Chen, Z., Zhang, Y., Owens, E., Lee, K., Li, B., Taylor, E., and Wang, Z., 2022, Exploring the effects of substrate mineral fines on oil translocation in the shoreline environment: Experimental analysis, numerical simulation, and implications for spill response: Journal of Hazardous Materials, v. 437, p. 129341, doi:

[3] Liu, J.G., Xu, B., Sun, L., Li, B., and Wei, G.J., 2022, In situ stress field in the Athabasca oil sands deposits: Field measurement, stress-field modeling, and engineering implications: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 215, p. 110671, doi:

[4] Norouzi, E., Li, B.*, and Emre Erkmen, R., 2022, Modelling equivalent elastic properties of imperfectly bonded soil-rock mixtures using an XFEM-based computational homogenization: Computers and Geotechnics, v. 144, p. 104638.

[5] Chen, X., Fang, M., Li, B.*, Rostami, A., Guo, L., and Cai, Q., 2021, Experimental study on seepage-induced concentrated leak erosion in sand under triaxial testing conditions: Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer), v. 15, p. 74, doi:10.1007/s12517-021-09271-w.

[6] Heidari, S., Li, B.*, Zsaki, A.M., Xu, B., and Wang, C., 2021, Stability analysis of a super deep petroleum well drilled in strike-slip fault zones in the Tarim Basin, NW China: Arabian Journal of Geosciences (Springer) v. 14, p. 675, doi:10.1007/s12517-021-06709-z. 

[7] Yang, Z., Sun, X., Luo, C., Xu, B., Yang, B., and Li, B., 2021, Vertical-well-assisted SAGD dilation process in heterogeneous super-heavy oil reservoirs: Numerical simulations: Underground Space (Elsevier), doi: 

[8] 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 (Springer), v. 6, no. 4, p. 47. 

[9] 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 (Elsevier), v. 180, p. 103166. 

[10] 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 (Elsevier), v. 196, p. 107670. 

[11] 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 (Elsevier), v. 185, p. 106600. 

[12] 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 (Elsevier) 225: 510-525. 

[13] 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 (Springer)  v. 78, no. 8, p. 6033-6045.

[14] 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 (Elsevier), v. 228, p. 116726. 

[15] Li, B.*, and Wong, R.C.K. 2019. Creating tensile fractures in Colorado shale using an unconfined fast heating test. Geotechnical Testing Journal (ASTM) Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 296-306.

[16] Zhang, Z., Liu, J., Li, B.*, Yang, X. 2018. Thermally induced deterioration behaviour of two dolomitic marbles under heating-cooling cycles. Royal Society Open Science (The Royal Society). 5: 180779.

[17] 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 (Elsevier) 110: 168-176. 

[18] 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 (Elsevier) 98: 356-368. 

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

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

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

[22] 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 (SPE) 54(1): 26-35.

[23] 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 (Elsevier) 65: 129-140.

Book Chapter

[1] 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.

[2] Li, B., Xu, B., and Yang, B., 2021, Role of Geomechanics in Petroleum Production in Xinjiang Oil Field, China, in Belt and Road Webinar Series on Geotechnics, Energy and Environment, Springer, p. 95–104.

Conference papers

[1] Sojoudi, M.H., and Li, B. Thermodynamic-based model for the thermo-poro-elastoplastic behavior of saturated clay. GeoVirtual2020, the 73rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference. (Scheduled as Virtual  Conference)

[2] Akhtar, S., and Li, B. Constitutive modeling uniaxial compressive behaviors of an artificial frozen sandy clay at different temperatures. GeoVirtual2020, the 73rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference. (Scheduled as Virtual  Conference)

[3] Akhtar, S., Li, B., Ma, X., Xu, B., Yang, B. 2020. Stress-induced permeability change in a laumontite-rich tight rock. The 54nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, USA, paper#: ARMA 20–1152.  

[4] Sun, X., Qian, G., Xu, B., Li, B., and Du, J. 2020. SAGD Dilation Startup and Its Applications in a Shallow Super Heavy-Oil Reservoir in Xinjiang Oil Field, China. The 54nd US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, USA, paper#: ARMA 20–1264.  

[5] Heidari, S., Li, B., Zsaki, A., Yang, B., Xu, B.#, 2019. 1st Canadian Geothermal Students' Days (CGSD), Québec City, 21-22 November 2019. Wins National Institute for Scientific Research (INRS) Student Travel Assistance Award.

[6] 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.

[7] 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. Wins the Canadian Permafrost Association (CPA) Student Registration Bursaries award.

[8] Wong, C.K., Li, B., Wong, R.C.K., 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.

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

[10] 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.

[11] 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.

[12] 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.

[13] 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.