poulladePoul Lade, PhD

Adjunct faculty, Geotechnical Engineering

Dr. Poul V. Lade was educated at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen and received his Ph.D. degree at University of California at Berkeley in 1972. He was on the faculty at UCLA for 21 years (1972-1993) before moving to The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (1993-1999), to Aalborg University in Denmark (1999-2003) and to The Catholic University of America (2003-2015). He served as Chair of the Civil Engineering Departments at Johns Hopkins University (1997-1999) and at the Catholic University of America (2003-2009).

Dr. Lade’s research interests in Geomechanics include experimental methods, three-dimensional stress-strain and strength behavior of soils during monotonic loading and large three-dimensional stress reversals, stability, instability and liquefaction of granular materials, time effects in soils, constitutive modeling of frictional materials such as soil, rock, and concrete employing elasticity and work-hardening, isotropic and kinematic plasticity theories, and deformation and stability analyses of foundation engineering problems. Dr. Lade has nearly 300 publications based on research performed with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). He has given more than 200 presentations at conferences and universities and in short courses on stress-strain behavior and constitutive modeling of soils in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia/New Zealand.

Dr. Lade has been a member of several geotechnical engineering societies and he has served as Editor for the Americas of Geomechanics and Engineering (Techno Press, Korea), and he served on the Editorial Boards of seven other journals dealing with Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. He was COWI Guest Professor in Denmark in 1996, he was awarded “Professor Ostenfeld’s Gold Medal for original contributions to engineering science research on behavior and constitutive modeling of soils” from the Technical University of Denmark in 2001, and he was elected member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences in 2001. In 2005 he accepted the IACMAG Medal for the Excellent Contributions, and in 2015 he received an award for Best paper in Geotechnical Research (Institution of Civil Engineers). full-cv

Publications (Recent significant journal papers)
1. Lade, P.V. (2002) “Instability, Shear Banding, and Failure of Granular Materials,” Int. J. Solids and Structures, 39(13-14): 3337-3357.
2. Jakobsen, K.P., and Lade, P.V. (2002) “Implementation algorithm for a single hardening constitutive model for frictional materials,” Int. J. Numer. Analytic. Meth. Geomech., 26: pp. 661-681.
3. Lade, P.V. (2003) “Analysis and Prediction of Shear Banding Under 3D Conditions in Granular Materials,” Soils and Foundations, 43(4): 161-172.
4. Abelev, A.V., and Lade, P.V. (2003) “Effects of cross-anisotropy on three-dimensional behavior of sand. Part I: Stress-strain behavior and shear banding,” J. Engrg. Mech., ASCE, 129(2): 160-166.
5. Lade, P.V., and Abelev, A.V. (2003) “Effects of cross-anisotropy on three-dimensional behavior of sand. Part II: Volume change behavior and failure,” J. Engrg. Mech., ASCE, 129(2): 167-174.
6. Lade, P.V. (2006) “Assessment of Test Data for Selection of 3-D Failure Criterion for Sand” Int. J. Numer. Analyt. Meth. Geomech., 30(4): 307-333.
7. Lade, P.V. (2008) “Failure Criterion for Cross-Anisotropic Soils,” J. Geotech. Geoenvironm. Engrg., ASCE, 134(1): 117-124.
8. Lade, P.V., Rodriguez, N.M., and Van Dyck, E.J. (2014) “Effects of Principal Stress Directions on 3D Failure Conditions in Cross-Anisotropic Sand,” J. Geotech. Geoenvironm. Engrg., ASCE, 140(2): 04013001-1-12.
9. Lade, P.V. and N. Trads (2014) “The Role of Cementation in the Behavior of Cemented Soils,” Geotechnical Research (ICE), 1(4): 111-132.