Dr. Zhao, Kai

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Dr. Zhao, Kai

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Zhao earned his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, CAS) in 2023. He was listed among the 47th Round University Research Committee (URC) PDF Scheme at HKU. Dr. Zhao’s previous research interests lie in underground energy storage, rock salt mechanics and rock fatigue behavior. His current research is focused on the deep cement mixing.

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Selected Publications

  1. Zhao Kai, Ma Hongling*, Yang Chunhe, and J. J. K. Daemen. The Role of Prior Creep Duration on the Acoustic Emission Characteristics of Rock Salt under Cyclic Loading. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2022, 157: 105166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2022.105166.
  2. Zhao Kai, Ma Hongling*, Zhou Jun, Yin Hongwu, Li Peng, Zhao Ahu, Shi Xilin, and Yang Chunhe. Rock Salt under Cyclic Loading with High-Stress Intervals. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 2022, 55: 4031-49. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-022-02848-1.
  3. Zhao Kai*, Ma Hongling*, Yang Chunhe, Chen Xiangsheng, Liu Yibiao, Liang Xiaopeng, and Cai Rui. Damage Evolution and Deformation of Rock Salt under Creep-Fatigue Loading. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 2021, 54 (4): 1985-97. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-020-02342-6.
  4. Zhao Kai, Yang Chunhe, Ma Hongling*, and J. J. K. Daemen. A Creep-Fatigue Model of Rock Salt and Its Application to the Deformation Analysis of CAES Salt Caverns. Computers and Geotechnics. 2023, 156: 105311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2023.105311.
  5. Zhao Kai, Ma Hongling*, Li Yinping*, Li Peng, Dong Zhikai, Liu Xin, Yin Hongwu, Yang Chunhe, and Yang Xiangsheng. Deformation and Damage Evolution of Rock Salt under Multilevel Cyclic Loading with Constant Stress Intervals. Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 2022, 260: 108191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2021.108191.