OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Leshchinsky, Ben

Assistant Professor

Office Location: 
Peavy 273
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); Clay Mancuso (MS, SFM)

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).