Dr.-Ing. Ba Trung Cao
Ruhr University Bochum
Institute for Structural Mechanics
IC / 6 / 163
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Email: ba.cao@rub.de
Tel: 0234 / 32-29056

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Short Curriculum Vitae


2018Doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing) within Collaborative Research Center 837, Ruhr University Bochum
Since 2011    Research Associate, Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum
2009 - 2011    Master student, Computational Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum
2002 - 2007    Bachelor student, Civil Engineering, University of Transport & Communications, Vietnam

Scientific networks



Research Topics


Simulation and Monitoring Assisted Real-Time Steering with Uncertainty in Mechanized Tunneling
  • surrogate modeling (artificial neural networks, machine learning techniques)
  • real time simulation (model order reduction)
  • simulation with uncertain data
  • mechanized tunneling


Lectures


  • Numerical Simulation in Tunneling
  • Numerische Simulation im Tunnelbau


Publications


Scientific Publications in Refereed Journals

[ 1 ] G. Meschke, M. Thewes, M. König, P. Mark, S. Freitag, B. T. Cao, M. Obel, A. Jodehl, A. Vonthron, Y. Salloum, and M. Stepien
Interaction modeling in mechanized tunneling: Real-time simulations Tunnelbau: Echtzeitsimulationen zur vortriebsbegleitenden Prozesssteuerung
Tunnel, page submitted, 2020
[ 2 ] B. T. Cao, M. Obel, S. Freitag, P. Mark, and G. Meschke
Artificial neural network surrogate modelling for real-time predictions and control of building damage during mechanised tunnelling
Advances in Engineering Software, 149:102869 (14 pages), 2020
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[ 3 ] A. Saadallah, A. Egorov, B. T. Cao, S. Freitag, K. Morik, and G. Meschke
Active learning for accurate settlement prediction using numerical simulations in mechanized tunneling
Procedia CIRP, 81:1052--1058, 2019
Special Issue: 52nd CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems
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[ 4 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, J. Ninic, and G. Meschke
Recurrent neural networks and proper orthogonal decomposition with interval data for real-time predictions of mechanised tunnelling processes
Computers and Structures, 207:258--273, 2018
Special Issue CIVIL-COMP 2017
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[ 5 ] B.T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
A fuzzy surrogate modelling approach for real-time settlement predictions in mechanised tunnelling
International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 12(1/2):187--217, 2018
Special Issue on Computing with Polymorphic Uncertain Data
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[ 6 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Surrogate modelling for real-time predictions of mechanised tunnelling processes with interval data
Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 16:35--38, 2016
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[ 7 ] B.T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
A hybrid RNN-GPOD surrogate model for real-time settlement predictions in mechanised tunnelling
Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, 3(5):1--22, 2016
Special Issue Model order reduction: POD, PGD and reduced bases
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[ 8 ] S. Freitag, B. T. Cao, J. Ninić, and G. Meschke
Hybrid surrogate modelling for mechanised tunnelling simulations with uncertain data
International Journal of Reliability and Safety, 9(2/3):154--173, 2015
Special Issue on Reliability and Computations of Infrastructures
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Scientific Publications in Conference Proceedings

[ 9 ] G. Meschke, S. Freitag, A. Alsahly, and B.T. Cao
Numerische Vortriebssimulation im maschinellen Tunnelbau
In 7. Münchener Tunnelbau Symposium. Universität der Bundeswehr München, 2020
submitted
[ 10 ] G. Meschke, S. Freitag, A. Alsahly, and B.T. Cao
Computergestützte Simulationen im maschinellen Tunnelbau -- vom Design zur Vortriebssteuerung
In M. Bischoff, M. von Scheven, and B. Oesterle, editors, Baustatik-Baupraxis 14, pages 81--88. Universität Stuttgart, 2020
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[ 11 ] B.T. Cao, M Obel, S. Freitag, P. Mark, and G Meschke
Real-time reliability analysis of tunneling-induced building damage
In T. Takata, I. Yoshida, and T. Itoi, editors, 7th Asia-Pacific Symposium on Structural Reliability and Its Applications (APSSRA2020), pages 109--114, Tokyo, 2020
[ 12 ] B.T. Cao, A. Saadallah, S. Freitag, G Meschke, and K. Morik
Online geological anomaly detection using machine learning in mechanized tunneling
In 16th International Conference of the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG 2020), Turin, 2020
accepted
[ 13 ] G. Meschke, B.T. Cao, A. Egorov, A. Saadallah, S. Freitag, and K. Morik
Big data and simulation -- A new approach for real-time TBM steering
In D. Peila, G. Viggiani, and T. Celestino, editors, Tunnels and Underground Cities. Engineering and Innovation Meet Archaeology, Architecture and Art, Proceedings of the WTC 2019 ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress (WTC 2019), pages 2681--2690, Naples, 2019. Taylor & Francis
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[ 14 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Real-time reliability analysis in mechanized tunneling
In Proceedings of the 13th International Conferences on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP13), pages 1--8, Seoul, 2019
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[ 15 ] B.T. Cao, M. Obel, S. Freitag, G. Meschke, and P. Mark
Artificial neural networks for real-time prediction of soil-structure interaction in mechanized tunneling
In 5th International Conference on Soft Computing and Optimization in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CIVIL-COMP-OPTI 2019), Riva del Garda, 2019
[ 16 ] G. Meschke, B.T. Cao, A. Alsahly, and S. Freitag
Real-time TBM steering assistance system using numerical simulation and monitoring data
In Proceedings of the ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress 2018 (WTC 2018), pages 1--14, Dubai, 2018
[ 17 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Surrogate models for real-time predictions in mechanized tunneling
In L. Abrahamczyk, D. Legatiuk, and F. Werner, editors, GRK 1462 International Workshop on Coupled Numerical and Experimental Models in Structural Engineering, number Heft 17 in Schriftenreihe des DFG Graduiertenkollegs 1462 Modellqualitäten, pages 61--62. Bauhaus University Weimar, 2017
[ 18 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Real-time reliability analysis in mechanized tunneling for surface settlement control
In G. Hofstetter, K. Bergmeister, J. Eberhardsteiner, G. Meschke, and H.F. Schweiger, editors, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering (EURO:TUN 2017), pages 473--480. Innsbruck University, 2017
[ 19 ] B.T. Cao, A. Egorov, S. Freitag, G. Meschke, and K. Morik
Model fusion for settlement prediction in mechanized tunneling
In 4th International Workshop on Reduced Basis, POD and PGD Model Reduction Techniques (MORTech 2017), page 43, Seville, 2017
[ 20 ] B.T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
Real-time fuzzy analysis of machine driven tunneling
In M. Papadrakakis, V. Papadopoulos, and G. Stefanou, editors, Proceedings of the 2nd ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Sciences and Engineering (UNCECOMP 2017), pages 329--338, Rhodes Island, 2017
[ 21 ] S. Freitag, G. Meschke, B.T. Cao, and A. Alsahly
Numerical simulation of mechanised tunnelling processes with polymorphic uncertain data
In Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2016), page 1962, Seoul, 2016
[ 22 ] B.T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
Real-time prediction of structural processes with polymorphic uncertain data
In S. Freitag, R.L. Muhanna, and R.L. Mullen, editors, Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing (REC 2016), pages 469--488, Bochum, 2016
[ 23 ] G. Meschke, J. Ninic, S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, A. Alsahly, and V. Gall
Predictions of soil-structure interaction in mechanized tunneling and TBM steering support
In M. Cvetkovska, editor, Proceedimngs of the 16th International Symposium of Macedonian Association of Structural Engineers (MASE 2015), pages 183--193. Macedonian Association of Structural Engineers, 2015
[ 24 ] G. Meschke, A. Alsahly, S. Freitag, J. Ninić, V.E. Gall, and B.T. Cao
Simulation based real time prognosis for mechanized tunneling
In SEE Tunnel: Promoting Tunneling in SEE Region, Proceedings of the ITA World Tunnel Congress, Dubrovnik, 2015
[ 25 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, J. Ninić, and G. Meschke
Hybrid RNN-GPOD surrogate model for simulation and monitoring supported tbm steering
In Y. Tsompanakis, J. Kruis, and B.H.V. Topping, editors, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering (CSC2015), page Paper 2, Prague, 2015. Civil-Comp Press
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[ 26 ] B.T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
Hybrid RNN-GPOD surrogate model for real-time simulations with uncertain data in mechanised tunnelling
In 3rd International Workshop on Reduced Basis, POD and PGD Model Reduction Techniques, pages 57--58, Cachan, 2015
[ 27 ] B.T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
Gappy POD based surrogate model for numerical simulations in mechanised tunnelling
In Proceedings of the 3rd ECCOMAS Young Investigators Conference and the 6th GACM Colloquium on Computational Mechanics (YIC GACM 2015), Aachen, 2015
[ 28 ] G. Meschke, S. Freitag, J. Ninić, and B.T. Cao
Numerische Simulation maschineller Tunnelvortriebe zur vortriebsbegleitenden Prognose von Steuerparametern
In K. Bletzinger, R. Fisch, and N. Gebbeken, editors, Baustatik-Baupraxis 12, pages 501--508. TU München, UniBW München, 2014
[ 29 ] S. Freitag, B. T. Cao, J. Ninić, and G. Meschke
Surrogate modeling for mechanized tunneling simulations with uncertain data
In M. Modares, editor, Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Reliable Engineering Computing (REC 2014), pages 44--63, Chicago, 2014
[ 30 ] S. Freitag, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Numerical predictions of surface settlements in mechanized tunneling: Hybrid POD and ANN surrogate modeling for reliability analyses
In M. Beer, S.-K. Au, and J.W. Hall, editors, Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management (Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM) and the Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty, Modeling, and Analysis (ISUMA)), pages 557--566, Liverpool, 2014. ASCE
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[ 31 ] B. T. Cao, S. Freitag, and G. Meschke
Steering of mechanized tunneling processes with hybrid surrogate models based on numerical and monitoring data
In Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM 2014), Barcelona, 2014
online available
[ 32 ] J. Stascheit, S. Freitag, M. Beer, K.K. Phoon, J. Ninić, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Concepts for reliability analyses in mechanised tunnelling -- part 2: Application
In G. Meschke, J. Eberhardsteiner, T. Schanz, K. Soga, and M. Thewes, editors, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling and Subsurface Engineering (EURO:TUN 2013), pages 801--811, Bochum, 2013. Aedificatio Publishers
[ 33 ] G. Meschke, S. Freitag, J. Ninić, and B.T. Cao
Simulations- und monitoring-basierte prozesssteuerung im maschinellen tunnelbau
In M. Kaliske and W. Graf, editors, Ingenieurwissen und Vorschriftenwerk, 17. Dresdner Baustatik-Seminar, pages 127--149. Institut für Statik und Dynamik der Tragwerke, TU Dresden, 2013
[ 34 ] S. Freitag, M. Beer, K.K. Phoon, J. Stascheit, J. Ninić, B.T. Cao, and G. Meschke
Concepts for reliability analyses in mechanised tunnelling -- part 1: Theory
In G. Meschke, J. Eberhardsteiner, T. Schanz, K. Soga, and M. Thewes, editors, Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling and Subsurface Engineering (EURO:TUN 2013), pages 791--799, Bochum, 2013. Aedificatio Publishers
[ 35 ] B.T. Cao, K. Chmelina, J. Stascheit, and G. Meschke
Enhanced monitoring and simulation assisted tunnelling (emsat)
In G. Meschke, J. Eberhardsteiner, K. Soga, T. Schanz, and M. Thewes, editors, Computational Methods in Tunneling and Subsurface Engineering (EURO:TUN 2013), pages 41--50, 2013

Co-Author of Handbooks

[ 36 ] G. Meschke, B.T. Cao, and S. Freitag
Reliability analysis and real-time predictions in mechanized tunneling
In M. Beer, H. Huang, B.M. Ayyub, D. Zhang, and B.M. Phillips, editors, Resilience Engineering for Urban Tunnels, chapter 2, pages 13--27. ASCE, Reston, 2018
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