OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Leshchinsky, Ben

Position Type: 
Faculty
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Department: 
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Office Location: 

319 Snell Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-8873
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
Research Areas: 
  • Engineering for Sustainable Forestry
Research Interests: 
  • Landscape Ecology
Areas of Interest include: Landslides, Slope stability, Earth Retaining Structures, Railroad Engineering, Geosynthetics, Behavior of Granular Materials, Degradation of Granular Materials, Reinforced Soil

Advising

Graduate Major Advisor
Courses Taught: 
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.
Selected Publications: 
  1. Wang, L., Leshchinsky, B., Evans, T. M., Xie, Y. (2017). Active and passive arching stresses in c′-ϕ′ soils: A sensitivity study using computational limit analysis. Computers and Geotechnics, 84, 47-57
  2. Hess, D. M., Leshchinsky, B., Bunn, M., Mason, H. B., & Olsen, M. J. (2017). A simplified three-dimensional shallow landslide susceptibility framework considering topography and seismicity. Landslides, 1-21
  3. Belart, F., Leshchinsky, B., & Sessions, J. (2017). Finite Element Analysis to Predict In-Forest Stored Harvest Residue Moisture Content. Forest Science
  4. Belart Lengerich, M. F., Sessions, J., Leshchinsky, B., & Murphy, G. (2017). Economic implications of moisture content and logging system in forest harvest residue delivery for energy production: a case study. Canadian Journal of Forest Research
  5. Gaidzik, K., Ramírez-Herrera, M. T., Bunn, M., Leshchinsky, B., Olsen, M., & Regmi, N. R. (2017). Landslide manual and automated inventories, and susceptibility mapping using LIDAR in the forested mountains of Guerrero, Mexico. Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, 1-26
  6. Xie, Y., Leshchinsky, B., & Yang, S. (2016). Evaluating reinforcement loading within surcharged segmental block reinforced soil walls using a limit state framework. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(6), 832-84
  7. Kemp, E.*, Leshchinsky, B.., Boston, K. (2016). Case Study: Evaluating Road Performance and Sediment Generation during Simulated Wet Weather Hauling. European Journal of Forest Engineering, 2(1), 22-34
  8. Xie, Y., & Leshchinsky, B. (2016). Active earth pressures from a log-spiral slip surface with arching effects. Géotechnique Letters, 1-7
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Leshchinsky, B. (2015). Bearing capacity of footings placed adjacent to c′-ϕ′ slopes. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141(6), 04015022.
  13. Leshchinsky, B., & Ambauen, S. (2015). Limit Equilibrium and Limit Analysis: Comparison of Benchmark Slope Stability Problems. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 04015043.
  14. Leshchinsky, B., Sessions, J., & Wimer, J. (2015). Analytical design for mobile anchor systems. International Journal of Forest Engineering, 26(1), 10-23.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Ruan, X., Leshchinsky, D., & Leshchinsky, B. A. (2015). Global Stability of Bilinear Reinforced Slopes. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, 2(1), 34-46.
  18. Vahedifard, F., Leshchinsky, B., Mortezaei, K., & Lu, N. (2015). Active earth pressures for unsaturated retaining structures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 04015048.
  19. Xie, Y., & Leshchinsky, B. (2015). MSE walls as bridge abutments: Optimal reinforcement density. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(2), 128-138.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Leshchinsky, B. (2014). Limit analysis optimization of design factors for mechanically stabilized earth wall-supported footings. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, 1(2), 111-128.
  23. Leshchinsky, B., & Ling, H. I. (2013). Numerical modeling of behavior of railway ballasted structure with geocell confinement. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 36, 33-43.
  24. 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.
  25. Leshchinsky, D., Vahedifard, F., & Leshchinsky, B. (2012). Revisiting bearing capacity analysis of MSE walls. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 34, 100-107.
  26. Ling, H. I., Wu, M.-H., Leshchinsky, D., & Leshchinsky, B. (2009). Centrifuge modeling of slope instability. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
  27. Vahedifard, F., Leshchinsky, B., Mortezaei, K., & Lu, N. (2015). Active earth pressures for unsaturated retaining structures. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 04015048.
  28. Xie, Y., & Leshchinsky, B. (2015). MSE walls as bridge abutments: Optimal reinforcement density. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 43(2), 128-138.