Cheng Liu

Cheng Liu
Professor and Chair Emeritus
Civil Engineering Technology
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Phone: 
704-687-2474
Fax: 
704-687-6653
Degrees & Professional Registration: 
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, 1963
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1959
  • REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER: North Carolina, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
Research: 
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Highway Materials
  • Hydraulics
Other Professional Appointments: 
  • Gwin Engineers, Inc., Soils Engineer, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 1969-1970
  • West Virginia Department of Highway, Highway Engineer, 1963-1969
Research Grants: 
  • “Feasibility Study to Use the Gyratory Testing Machine for Field Compaction Control of Aggregate Base Course in Flexible Airfield Pavement,” United States Air Force ($18,000), 1993
  • “Evaluation of Rutting Resistance Characteristics of Airfield Asphalt Pavement using GTM,” RDL, CA ($20,000), 1992
  • “Using GTM for Field Compaction Control in Flexible Airfield Pavements,” U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research ($11,000), 1991
  • “Rutting Prediction Model Study,” United States Air Force Engineering and Service Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida ($76,543), 1988-1990
  • “Comparison of Field Rut Depth Measurements and Rutting Predictions of Asphalt Pavement Under High Tire Pressure and Temperature,” Universal Energy Systems, Inc. (funded by the United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research) ($20,000), 1987
  • “Study of Rutting of Asphalt Pavement Under High Tire Pressure and Temperature ,” Universal Energy Systems, Inc. (funded by AFOSR)($10,000), 1986
Recent Publications: 
  • Cheng Liu and Jack Evett, Soils and Foundations, 6th edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2004 (502 pages)
  • Cheng Liu and Jack Evett, Soil Properties: Testing, Measurement and Evaluations, 5th edition, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 2003 (404 pages)
  • Ronald Giles, Jack Evett, Cheng Liu, Theory and Problems of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics – Schaum’s Outline Series, 3rd edition, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1994 (362 pages). This book has been translated to French, Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Jack Evett and Cheng Liu, 2500 Solved Problems in Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics – Schaum’s Solved Problems Series, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1989 (797 pages)
  • Jack Evett and Cheng Liu, Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1987 (416 pages)