Yong-Rak Kim, Associate Professor

Yong-Rak Kim

Yong-Rak Kim
Associate Professor

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Civil Engineering
362N Whittier
Lincoln, NE 68583-0856
Office: 402-472-1727

Research Interests

  • Multiscale Analysis and Modeling of Construction Materials and Infrastructure Systems
  • Multiphysics and Multiphase Mechanics of Infrastructure Materials
  • Multifunctional Infrastructure Materials
  • Viscoelasticity of Engineering Materials and Structures
  • Mechanistic Analysis and Design of Roadways and Pavements
  • Bituminous Materials and Mixtures
  • Innovative Materials and Sustainable Transportation Systems
  • Recycling and Engineered Use of Construction Materials


  • H. Ban, Y. Kim, and S. Rhee. (2013). “Computational Microstructure Modeling to Estimate Progressive Moisture Damage Behavior of Asphaltic Paving Materials.” International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37, 2005-2020.
  • Y. Kim, F. V. Souza, and T. Park. (2013). “Multiscale Modeling of Damage Evolution in Viscoelastic Bituminous Mixtures Subjected to Cyclic Loading.” Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 135(2), 021005.
  • H. Ban, S. Im, and Y. Kim. (2013). “Nonlinear Viscoelastic Approach to Model Damage-Associated Performance Behavior of Asphaltic Mixture and Pavement Structure.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 40(4), 313-323.
  • Y. Kim, F. V. Souza, and J. E. S. Teixeira. (2013). “A Two-Way Coupled Multiscale Model for Predicting Damage-Associated Performance of Asphaltic Roadways.” Computational Mechanics, 51, 187-201.
  • Y. Kim and F. T. S. Aragão. (2013). “Microstructure Modeling of Rate-Dependent Fracture Behavior in Bituminous Paving Mixtures.” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 63, 23-32.
  • F. T. S. Aragão and Y. Kim. (2012). “Mode I Fracture Characterization of Bituminous Paving Mixtures at Intermediate Service Temperatures.” Experimental Mechanics, 52(9), 1423-1434.
  • H. Ban and Y. Kim. (2012). “Integrated Experimental-Numerical Approach to Model Progressive Moisture Damage Behavior of Bituminous Paving Mixtures.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 39, 323-333.
  • Y. Kim. (2011). “Cohesive Zone Model to Predict Fracture in Bituminous Materials and Asphaltic Pavements: State-of-the-Art Review.” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 12(4), 343-356.