Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

Zhāo Chéng

Senior Geomechanics Software Engineer II, FLAC3D Product Manager

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.

office: +1 (612) 371-4711

Download Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Constitutive Models
Numerical Modeling
Software Development

Consulting Services

Civil Engineering

Zhāo Chéng

Senior Geomechanics Software Engineer II, FLAC3D Product Manager

Dr. Chéng is a geomechanics engineer with academic background in numerical modeling and geotechnical engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California. He has research experience in the coupling of porous media and fluids, liquefaction models, and soil and rock mechanics.

Dr. Chéng has performed many geotechnical projects on seismic-hazard evaluation, earthquake-soil-structure interaction on bridges, tunnels, underground structures, dams, slopes, and highways. He actively participated in the seismic retrofits on several toll bridges in the state of California.

Dr. Chéng has particular experience in numerical modeling for geotechnical projects. He currently is the Software Product Manager for FLAC3D and responsible for the maintenance of constitutive models.


Ph.D. (Civil & Environmental Engineering), 2006
University of California, Davis, California

M. Eng. (Hydraulic Structure Engineering), 2000
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

B. Eng. (Hydraulic Structure Engineering), 1997
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

Professional Memberships

American Society of Civil Engineers

International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Awards & Recognition

Young Researcher Award, Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics (2005)


Download Cheng.Zhao_pub.pdf

U.S. Minneapolis
Itasca Consulting Group, Inc.