OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Leshchinsky, Ben

Assistant Professor

Office Location: 
Snell 319
Phone: 
541-737-8873
Email Address: 
Curriculum Vitae: 
Education: 
  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2012
  • M.Phil, Civil Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2010
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2008
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2007
Areas of Interest: 

Slope stability, Earth Retaining Structures, Railroad Engineering, Geosynthetics, Behavior of Granular Materials, Degradation of Granular Materials, Reinforced Soil

Graduate Students: Yonggui Xie (PhD, Civil Engineering)

Courses: 

FE 315: Soil Engineering - Winter Term - 4 Credits

Prerequisites: ENGR 213 and CE 311 or CEM 311 or FE 330 

Use of soil in engineering and construction. Identification and classification. Engineering properties of soil: permeability, compressibility, and strength. Compaction principles and methods. Field control of soil engineering projects. 

FE 316: Soil Mechanics - Spring Term - 4 Credits

Prerequisites: FE 315 or CE 372

Soil strength and soil mechanics theories applied to analysis of slope stability, retaining structures, foundations, and pavements. 

CE 57x / FE 57x: Designing with Geosynthetics - Spring Term (2015) - 3 Credits

Use and design with geosynthetics as hydraulic barriers, hydraulic channels, erosion control, and mechanical reinforcement in slopes, walls, subgrades and structures.

Recent Publications: 

Refereed Journal Publications

Leshchinsky, B., Evans, T. M., & Vesper, J. (2016). Microgrid inclusions to increase the strength and stiffness of sand. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(2), 170-177.

Gao, Y., Yang, S., Zhang, F., & Leshchinsky, B. (2016). Three-dimensional reinforced slopes: Evaluation of required reinforcement strength and embedment length using limit analysis. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(2), 133-142.

Leshchinsky, B. (2015). Bearing capacity of footings placed adjacent to c′-ϕ′ slopes. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(6), 04015022.

Leshchinsky, B., & Ambauen, S. (2015). Limit Equilibrium and Limit Analysis: Comparison of Benchmark Slope Stability Problems. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 04015043.

Leshchinsky, B., Sessions, J., & Wimer, J. (2015). Analytical design for mobile anchor systems. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 26(1), 10-23.

 Leshchinsky, B., Vahedifard, F., Koo, H.-B., & Kim, S.-H. (2015). Yumokjeong Landslide: an investigation of progressive failure of a hillslope using the finite element method. Landslides, 1-9.

Leshchinsky, B. , Olsen, M. J., & Tanyu, B. F. (2015). Contour Connection Method for automated identification and classification of landslide deposits. Computers & Geosciences, 74, 27-38.

Ruan, X., Leshchinsky, D., & Leshchinsky, B. A. (2015). Global Stability of Bilinear Reinforced Slopes. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, 2(1), 34-46.

Vahedifard, F., Leshchinsky, B., Mortezaei, K., & Lu, N. (2015). Active earth pressures for unsaturated retaining structures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 04015048.

Xie, Y., & Leshchinsky, B. (2015). MSE walls as bridge abutments: Optimal reinforcement density. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(2), 128-138.

Past Publications:

 Zhang, F., Leshchinsky, D., Gao, Y., & Leshchinsky, B. (2014). Required unfactored strength of geosynthetics in reinforced 3D slopes. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 42(6), 576-585.

Vahedifard, F., Leshchinsky, B., Sehat, S., & Leshchinsky, D. (2014). Impact of cohesion on seismic design of geosynthetic-reinforced earth structures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

Leshchinsky, B. (2014). Limit analysis optimization of design factors for mechanically stabilized earth wall-supported footings. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, 1(2), 111-128.

 Leshchinsky, B., & Ling, H. I. (2013). Numerical modeling of behavior of railway ballasted structure with geocell confinement. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 36, 33-43.

 Leshchinsky, B., & Ling, H. (2012). Effects of geocell confinement on strength and deformation behavior of gravel. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 139(2), 340-352.

 Leshchinsky, D., Vahedifard, F., & Leshchinsky, B. (2012). Revisiting bearing capacity analysis of MSE walls. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 34, 100-107.

 Ling, H. I., Wu, M.-H., Leshchinsky, D., & Leshchinsky, B. (2009). Centrifuge modeling of slope instability. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

Vahedifard, F., Leshchinsky, B., Mortezaei, K., & Lu, N. (2015). Active earth pressures for unsaturated retaining structures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 04015048.

Xie, Y., & Leshchinsky, B. (2015). MSE walls as bridge abutments: Optimal reinforcement density. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(2), 128-138.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Ben Leshchinsky. “Maximum Tensile Loads in Reinforcements for MSE Walls: A Comprehensive Stability Check Revisited with Limit Analysis.” Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2013.

Ben Leshchinsky. “Comparison of Limit Equilibrium and Limit Analysis for Complex Slopes.” Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2013.

Ben Leshchinsky. “Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls: Parametric Study of Reinforcement Tensile Loads under Limit State.” Proceedings of International Symposium on Design and Practice of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures 2013. In press.

Ben Leshchinsky. “Enhancing Ballast Performance Using Geocell Confinement.” Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011. Pp 4693-4072 (2011).

Ben Leshchinsky and Hoe Ling. “Revisiting Deformation Analysis for the Kansai International Airport.” Proceedings of the Fourth Biot Conference on Poromechanics. Pp. 1071-1076 (2009).