Siam Yimsiri

Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering
 


Education

2001, Ph.D. in Soil Mechanics, University of Cambridge, UK

1994, M.Eng. in Soil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

1992, B.Eng. in Civil Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Research Interest

Soil Properties and Behaviors

Soil Testing

Numerical Analysis

Constitutive Modeling

Railway Geotechnology

Geoenvironmental Engineering

 

Current Research

In-situ testing (SPT, DCP)

LNAPLs transport through unsaturated sand

Anisotropic characteristics study of normally- and over-consolidated clays

Soil stabilization by cement and lime

Effects of soil fabric on soil behavior in triaxial test

Railway geotechnology

Compaction characteristics of soils

Numerical analysis of soil-pipeline interaction

 

Work History

Jan 2004 - Present, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Burapha University, Thailand

Apr - May 2008, Visiting Researcher, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, Hokkaido University, Japan

June 1995 - Dec 2003, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Burapha University, Thailand

Jan 2001 - May 2002, Research Associate, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

June 1995 - May 1996, Soil Engineer, Thai Koei Co. Ltd., Thailand

April 1994 - May 1995, Geotechnical Engineer, STS Engineering Consultants, Thailand

June 1992 - Sep 1992, Structural Engineer, Arun Chaiseri Engineering Consultants, Thailand

 

Professional Affiliations

Registered Professional Civil Engineer of Thailand (grade "Associate Member")

Member, Engineering Institute of Thailand

Member, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

Member, Thai Geotechnical Society

 

Professional Services

Editorial panel of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society

Member of the ISSMGE Asian Technical Committee ATC 17 on Waste Management in Geoenvironmental Engineering

Member of the Geotechnical Engineering Sub-committee, Engineering Institute of Thailand

Reviewer of Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers

Reviewer of Geotechnique, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK

Reviewer of Lowland Technology International, International Association of Lowland Technology

Reviewer of Journal of Civil Engineering, Korean Society of Civil Engineers (KSCE)

Reviewer of Thailand Engineering Journal of Research and Development, Engineering Institute of Thailand

Reviewer of Geotextiles and Geomembranes

Reviewer of Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering

Organizing committee of several international conferences, e.g. 15th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Engineering Conference 2004, 1st ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference 2008, 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils 2011

 

Former Graduate Students under Supervision

Sothyroth Sam Oeurn (2015), M.Eng. - "Estimation of methane emission from landfill by current available models: case studies of Dang Kor (Cambodia) and Saensook (Thailand)", currently at Ministry of Environment, Cambodia

Suwasun Sudsaeng (2013), Ph.D. - "Laboratory investigation of LNAPL migration in unsaturated porous media" (in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University and Kyoto University), currently at Department of Civil Engineering, Burapha University, Thailand

Wanwarang Ratananikom (2012), Ph.D. - "Pre-failure stress-strain behavior and strength of Bangkok Clay" (in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University and Hokkaido University), currently at Department of Civil Engineering, Burapha University, Thailand

Chatchai Kongjeep (2011), M.Eng. - "Earthquake Response of Clay in Earthquake-risk Zones of Thailand" (in collaboration with Chulalongkorn University), currently with consulting company, Thailand

Teerachai Tengchoo (2010), M.Eng - "Study of Standard Penetration Test (SPT) energy and correction factors for standardization of SPT in Thailand" (in collaboration with Kasetsart University), currently at Pylon, Thailand

Sirisak Jindapon (2007), M.Eng. - "Cement and Lime Stabilization of Soil in Submerged Condition for Railway Embankment Construction" (in collaboration with Kasetsart University), currently at Department of Highway, Thailand

 

Current Graduate Students under Supervision

Anirut Nitas (since 2016), M.Eng. - "Effects of under-ballast mat on behavior of railway bridge approach" (with Dr. Sitthipat Eua-Apiwatch)

Patipol Wongprachan (since 2015), M.Eng. - "Improvement of local soil for use as a sea dyke construction for seawater intrusion protection" (with Dr. Chanyut Kalakan)

Tinnakorn Tana (since 2015), M.Eng. - "Calibration of pile capacity estimations by various methods to assign model factor for Thailand design code"

Tanaporn Tongrupaphan (since 2013), M.Eng. - "Improvement of dredged marine sediment for use as landfill liner" (with Dr. Wanwarang Ratananikom)

Kanoknet Kunnokkum (since 2013), M.Eng. - "Improvement of dredged marine sediment by geopolymer for use as pavement material"


Publications

International Journal Papers

14. Yimsiri, S., Euaapiwatch, S., Flores, G., Katsumi, T., and Likitlersuang, S. (2018), “Effects of water table fluctuation on diesel fuel migration in one-dimensional laboratory study”, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 359-385

13. Eua-Apiwatch, S. and Yimsiri, S. (2016), “Investigation of average optical density and degree of liquids saturation in sand by image analysis method”, KKU Engineering Journal, No. 43, Vol. S1, pp. 147-151

12. Ratananikom, W., Yimsiri, S., and Likitlersuang, S. (2015), “Undrained Shear Strength of Very Soft to Medium Stiff Bangkok Clay from Various Laboratory Tests”, Geotechnical Engineering, SEAGS, Vol. 46, No.1, pp. 64-75

11. Yimsiri, S., Ratananikom, W., Fukuda, F., and Likitlersuang, S. (2013), "Undrained strength-deformation characteristics of Bangkok Clay under general stress condition", Geomechanics and Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 419-445

10. Ratananikom, W., Likitlersuang, S., and Yimsiri, S. (2013), "An investigation of anisotropic elastic parameters of Bangkok Clay from vertical and horizontal cut specimens", Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 15-27

9. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2011), "Effects of soil fabric on behaviors of granular soils: Microscopic modelling", Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 38, No. 7, pp. 861-874

8. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2011), "Cross-anisotropic elastic parameters of two natural stiff clays", Geotechnique, Vol. 61, No. 9, pp. 809-814

7. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2010), "DEM analysis of soil fabric effects on behaviour of sand", Geotechnique, Vol. 60, No. 6, pp. 483-495

6. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2006), "DEM Analysis of Soil-Pipeline Interaction in Sand Under Lateral and Upward Movements at Deep Embedment", Geotechnical Engineering, SEAGS, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 83-94

5. Yimsiri, S., Soga, K., and Chandler, S. G. (2005), "Cantilever-type local deformation transducer for local axial strain measurement in triaxial test", Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 445-451

4. Yimsiri, S., Soga, K., Yoshizaki, K., Dasari, G. R., and O'Rourke, T. D. (2004), "Lateral and Upward Soil-Pipeline Interactions in Sand for Deep Embedment Conditions", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130, No. 8, pp. 830-842

3. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2002), "Application of micromechanics model to study anisotropy of soils at small stains", Soils and Foundations, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 15-26

2. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2002), "A review of local strain measurement systems for triaxial testing of soils", Geotechnical Engineering, SEAGS, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 41-52

1. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2000), "Micromechanics-based stress-strain behaviour of soils at small strains", Geotechnique, Vol. 50, No.5, pp. 559-571

International Conference Papers

41. Eua-Apiwatch, S., Tantirepan, A., and Yimsiri, S. (2016), “Comparison of pile capacity predicted from pile driving formula and static pile load test from Rayong, Thailand”, 6th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET 2016) and 9th ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference (ACEC 2016), Brunei Darussalam

40. Ratananikom, W. and Yimsiri, S. (2016), “Atterberg limits test results by Thailand practice”, 6th Brunei International Conference on Engineering and Technology (BICET 2016) and 9th ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference (ACEC 2016), Brunei Darussalam

39. Likitlersuang, S., Yimsiri, S., Surarak, C., Oh, E., and Balasubramaniam, A. S. (2016), “Identification of Bangkok subsoil parameters for finite element analysis of excavation and tunneling”, 19th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference and 2nd AGSSEA Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 993-998

38. Yimsiri, S. and Ratananikom, W. (2015), “Relationships among undrained shear strength from UC, UU, and CIUC tests of soft Bangkok Clay”, 8th ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, 8ACEC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

37. Yimsiri, S. (2014), “Correlation between SPT N-value and friction angle of local sands in Eastern of Thailand”, Proc. 7th ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, 7ACEC, Bandung, Indonesia

36. Oeurn, S. S. and Yimsiri, S. (2014), “Estimation of Methane Emission from Saen Suk landfill, Chonburi, Thailand”, Proc. of the Burapha University International Conference 2014, Thailand, pp. 225-232

35. Sudsaeng, S., Yimsiri, S., and Likitlersuang, S. (2013), "Assessment of liquid saturations in sand by image analysis", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 256-259, pp. 494-498

34. Ratananikom, W., Yimsiri, S., Fukuda, F., and Likitlersuang, S. (2013), "Failure surface and plastic potential in deviatoric plane of Bangkok Clay", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 256-259, pp. 256-260

33. Yimsiri, S. (2013), "Stability analysis of railway embankment improved by lime and cement stabilization", Proc. 6th ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, 6ACEC, Bangkok, Thailand 

32. Yimsiri, S. and Ratananikom, W. (2013), "Investigation of failure criterion and plastic potential of Bangkok Clay in p-plane by torsional shear hollow cylinder apparatus", Proc. 18th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference and Inaugural AGSSEA Conference, Singapore, pp. 461-466

31. Yimsiri, S. (2012), "Energy ratio of SPT practice performed in Thailand", Proc. 4th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, 4ISC, Brazil, Vol. 1, pp. 391-397

30. Yimsiri, S. (2012), "Improvement of local soil by cement admixture for railway embankment construction", Proc. 5th ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, 5ACEC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

29. Sudsaeng, S., Yimsiri, S., Flores, G., Katsumi, T., Inui, T., and Likitlersuang, S. (2012), "Investigation of application of multispectral image analysis method to different sands", EIT-JSCE Joint International Symposium on International Resource Development for Disaster-Resilient Countries, Bangkok

28. Likitlersuang, S., Yimsiri, S., Ratananikom, W., and Kongjeep, C. (2012), "Nonlinear anisotropic elastic stiffness of Bangkok Clay", International Symposium on Sustainable Geosynthetics and Green Technology for Climate Change (SGCC), Bangkok, pp. 291-301

27. Yimsiri, S. and Akewanlop, K. (2012), "Ground Responses during a Construction of EPB Shield Tunnel in Bangkok Subsoil", ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress & 38th General Assembly, WTC 2012, Bangkok

26. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2011), "Stiffness nonlinearity and anisotropy of stiff clays observed during isotropic consolidation", Proc. of 5th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Eds. Chung et al., Seoul, Korea, Vol. 1, 541-548

25. Yimsiri, S., Ratananikom, W., Fukuda, F., and Likitlersuang, S. (2011), "Influence of stress rotation and intermediate principal stress on undrained response of Bangkok Clay", Proc. 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong, China

24. Sudsaeng, S., Yimsiri, S., Flores, G., Katsumi, T., Inui, T., and Likitlersuang, S. (2011), "Diesel migration in sand under groundwater movements", Proc. of the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Thailand, Vol. 2, pp. 583-588

23. Yimsiri, S. and Sudsaeng, S. (2010), "Effects of ethanol content in alternative fuel on soil-liquid characteristic curves and permeability", 6th Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, 6ICEG, New Delhi, India, Vol. 2, pp. 1405-1410

22. Yimsiri, S. and Chalee, W. (2010), "Damage of reinforced concrete building due to adjacent deep excavation", 3rd ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, 3ACEC, Manila, Philippines

21. Sudsaeng, S., Flores, G., Katsumi, T., Inui, T., Likitlersuang, S., and Yimsiri, S. (2010), "Study of diesel migration in porous media by the simplified image analysis method", The 23rd KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, Taiwan, pp. 379-382

20. Ratananikom, W., Yimsiri, S., Fukuda, F., and Likitlersuang, S. (2010), "Effects of Major Principal Stress Direction and Intermediate Principal Stress on Undrained Shear Strength of Bangkok Clay", 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, Vol. 1, pp. 25-28

19. Yimsiri, S. (2010), "Accuracy and Precision of Alternative Soil Water Content Determination", 2nd ASEAN Civil Engineering Conference, 2ACEC, Vientiane, Laos, pp. 231-238

18. Yimsiri, S., Ratananikom, W. and Likitlersuang, S. (2009), "Investigation of some anisotropic characteristics of Bangkok Clay", 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 17ICSMGE, Alexandria, Egypt, Vol. 1, pp. 1068-1071

17. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2009), "Effects of initial soil fabric and mode of shearing on quasi-steady state line for monotonic undrained behavior", International Symposium on Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation, Kyoto, Japan

16. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2008), "DEM study of effects of soil fabric on anisotropic behavior of sands", 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Atlanta-08, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp. 613-620

15. Likitlersuang, S., Apriadi, D., and Yimsiri, S. (2008), "Modeling of anisotropic undrained compression behavior of heavily overconsolidated clays", 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Atlanta-08, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, pp. 597-604

14. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2007), "Effects of soil fabric on drained triaxial behavior", 13th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 13ARCSMGE, Kolkata, India, Ed. Som

13. Yimsiri, S. and Jindapon, S. (2007), "Improvement of local soil in the Northern of Thailand by lime stabilization for use as a construction material for railway embankment", 2nd GMSARN International Conference, The Greater Mekong Subregion Academic and Research Network, Bangkok, Thailand

12. Ratananikom, W, Likitlersuang, S., and Yimsiri, S. (2007), "Development of triaxial system for soil testing at wide strain range: preliminary results", International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Improvement, and Geosynthetics for Human Security and Environmental Preservation, Bangkok, Thailand, Ed. Bergado, pp. 395-407

11. Yimsiri, S. and Horpibulsuk, S. (2007), "Prediction of California Bearing Ratios at various molding water contents and compactive efforts", International Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering, Ground Improvement, and Geosynthetics for Human Security and Environmental Preservation, Bangkok, Thailand, Ed. Bergado, pp. 561-574

10. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2007), "Observation of Some Characteristics of Small-Strain Bulk and Shear Moduli through Micromechanics Perspective", 16th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, 16SEAGC, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Eds. Yee et al., pp. 297-303

9. Yimsiri, S. (2005), "Distinct element analysis of soil-pipeline interaction in sand under upward movement at deep embedment condition", 16th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 16ICSMGE, Osaka, Japan, Vol. 3, pp. 1663-1666

8. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2004), "Finite Element Analysis of Long-Term Behavior of Buried Pipe in Sand Trench Embedded in Soft Clay", 15th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, 15SEAGC, Bangkok, Thailand, Eds. Sambhandharaksa et al., pp. 723-728

7. Wongsaroj, J., Soga, K., Yimsiri, S., and Mair, R. J. (2004), "Stiffness anisotropy of London clay and its modelling: Laboratory and Field", A.W. Skempton Memorial Conference, Imperial College, London, UK

6. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2003), "Small-strain stiffness anisotropy: relationship between continuum model and micromechanics model", 3rd International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterial, IS LYON-03, Lyon, France, Eds. Di Benedetto et al., pp. 313-319

5. Yimsiri, S., Soga, K., Yoshizaki, K., and Dasari, G. R. (2003), "Soil-Pipelines Interaction in Sand under Upward Movement at Deep Embedment Condition", 12th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 12ARCSMGE, Singapore, Eds. Leung et al., Vol. 1, pp. 891-894

4. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2001), "Anisotropy of highly-overconsolidated clay in small- and intermediate-strain levels", 14th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, 14SEAGC, Hong Kong

3. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (2001), "Effects of soil fabric on undrained behaviour of sands", Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Recent Advances on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, USA

2. Macklin, S. M., Yimsiri, S., and Soga, K. (1999), "Comparison of laboratory and field determinations of strength and stiffness of the London clay formation at Crown Wharf, London", 5th Int. Sym. of Field Measurements in Geomechanics, FMGM-99, Singapore, Eds. Leung et al., Vol. 1, pp. 565-570

1. Yimsiri, S. and Soga, K. (1999), "Effect of surface roughness on small-strain modulus: micromechanics view", 2nd Int. Sym. on Pre-failure Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS TORINO-99, Turin, Italy, Eds. Jamiolkowski et al., Vol. 1, pp. 597-602

(Some papers can be downloaded at http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Siam_Yimsiri)


Contact Information

Office Address - Department of Civil Engineering, Burapha University,

                             Saensook, Muang, Chonburi  20131,  Thailand

Telephone - +66 38 102222 ext. 3356; Fax +66 38 745806

E-mail - ysiam@buu.ac.th

 

"What we know is a drop. What we don t know is an ocean" - Sir Isaac Newton

 

 Updated Jan 18