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Mr Guanzhe Cui joined the group

Mr Guanzhe Cui has just started his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program in March, 2017, and he will work on numerical simulations of multi-component flow in porous media based on Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM). Guanzhe graduated with Master of Architecture and Civil Engineering from School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at Kunming University of Science and Technology, China in […]

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Paper accepted (Fusion Eng. Des.) on effective thermal conductivity

Title: Influence of gas pressure on the effective thermal conductivity of ceramic breeder pebble beds Author(s): Weijing Dai, Simone Pupeschi, Dorian Hanaor, Yixiang Gan Fusion Engineering and Design, in press. [DOI][PDF:045_FED_2017] Figure: Gas pressure related size dependency of the contact units. Abstract: Lithium ceramics have been considered as tritium breeder materials in many proposed designs […]

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Ms Yongmei Zhang joined the group

Ms Yongmei Zhang has just started her PhD program in March, 2017, and she will work on the mechanics of interfaces. Yongmei graduated with Master of Engineering in Solid Mechanics from the School of Aerospace, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2016.

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PostDoc Opening in Carbon Storage

A postdoctoral research associate in carbon storage has been advertised in the School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. The official advertisement by The University of Sydney can be found via https://goo.gl/wqsvLl The Postdoctoral Research Associate will undertake a project funded by the Australian Research Council on CO2 storage, […]

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ModVal14, Karlsruhe, Germany

From 2-3 March, 2017, Dr Gan attended the 14th Symposium on Fuel Cell and Battery Modeling and Experimental Validation (ModVal14), Karlsruhe, Germany. In the conference, the recent work in the research group on “Universality of the emergent scaling in finite random binary percolation networks” was presented. The presentation slides can be viewed and downloaded via:  

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Paper accepted (PLOS ONE) on RC networks

Title: Universality of the Emergent Scaling in Finite Random Binary Percolation Networks Author(s): Chongpu Zhai, Dorian Hanaor, Yixiang Gan PLOS ONE, in press. [DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0172298] Figure: (Left) A lattice network containing randomly distributed resistors and capacitors; (Right) Normalised admittance module as a function of frequency. Full paper can be downloaded via Publications page.

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Visitors from KIT

Mr Simone Pupeschi and Mrs Marigrazia Mascardini are visiting us from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany from Jan to April, 2017. They have previously visited us in 2015, with the photo attached from their last visit.  Simone and Mari are two final-year PhD students at KIT and have been working on thermo-mechanical behaviour of tritium breeder […]

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Inaugural Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellows launch

Last week, Dr Gan attended the launch event of the Inaugural Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) Fellows. The fellows from the University’s new Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) program came together last week for a networking morning tea with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Duncan Ivison. In its first year, the program will […]

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IWMEM2016 workshop

International Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials (IWMEM2016) has been successfully hosted at The University of Sydney, 14-15 November, 2o16. The workshop contained 22 presentations, regarding a wide range of research on challenging engineering problems in energy systems, and 40 participants from Germany, China, India, USA and Australia. After the presentations, an open discussion session […]

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Mingchao awarded Endeavour Research Fellowship

Our previous visiting PhD student, Mr Mingchao Liu,from Tsinghua University has been awarded with Endeavour Research Fellowship from Australian Government. This prestige fellowship will support him to conduct a six-month research project at The University of Sydney in 2017. Congratulations to Mingchao. More details about Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships (link): The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the […]

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Dr Gan selected as Sydney Research Accelerator fellow

Dr Gan has been selected as one of the inaugural Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) fellows at The University of Sydney. The news has just been announced by the University. SOAR stands for Sydney Outstanding Academic Researcher program. Extracted from the announcement (link): The first cohort of fellows of the University’s new Sydney Research Accelerator (SOAR) program […]

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Saba won 1st Prize in Civil Poster Presentation 2016

Congratulations to Mrs Saba Gharehdash, who won Annie B Wilson 1st Prize in Civil Engineering Poster Presentation 2016 last Friday. The presentation is entitled “Mechanical and Hydraulic Behaviour of Blast Induced Fractured Rock”. She is a PhD candidate supervised by A/Prof Luming Shen and Dr Yixiang Gan.

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Professor Marc Kamlah is visiting the lab

My former PhD advisor, Professor Marc Kamlah from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany, is visiting the lab for four weeks. Marc is the group leader and now acting as the head of Institute of Applied Materials – Mechanics of Materials and Biomechanics (IAM-WMB) where over 60 Scientists work experimentally and theoretically in the field […]

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Chongpu presented at IEEE Holm Conference and won Young Investigator Award

Mr Chongpu Zhai (a PhD candidate) presented our work on “Stress-dependent frequency response of conductive granular materials” at The IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts (9-12 October, 2016, Florida USA) and won the Young Investigator Award. Well done and Congratulations, Chongpu. The paper was co-authored by Chongpu Zhai, Dorian Hanaor, Gwénaëlle Proust, and Yixiang Gan, at The […]

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Mr Oleg Birkholz is visiting the lab

Mr Oleg Birkholz from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany is visiting us at The University of Sydney. Oleg is working on the numerical aspects of modelling lithium-ion battery systems, via the discrete element method and resistor-capacity (RC) network. He will stay with us for two months and working on modelling electro-mechanical properties of granular […]

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Conference presentations (ICTAM and SOFT)

Recently, two previous visitors (Mingchao and Mari) have presented their work at two conferences. (1) In August, Mr Mingchao Liu (Tsinghua University, China) attended the 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM2016) in Montreal, Canada, presenting “Surface effect on the adsorption-induced deformation of ordered porous materials”. (2) In September, Mrs Marigrazia Moscardini (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, […]

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Manuscript accepted (Langmuir)

A manuscript has been accepted by Langmuir on a theoretical analysis of capillary penetration in porous media:  Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan,Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C. (2016). Evaporation limited radial capillary penetration in porous media. Langmuir. in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02404 Figure: (a) Schematic illustration of an annular porous medium fed by inner and outer reservoirs. (b) Calculated phase diagram of […]

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Ms Yi Zhang submitted MPhil thesis

Ms Yi Zhang has just submitted her MPhil thesis, on “Static and Dynamic Behaviour of Inter-granular Liquid Bridges: Hysteresis of Contact Angle and Capillary Forces”, at School of Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, and this is our research group. 31.08.2016

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Manuscript accepted (FED)

A manuscript has been accepted by Fusion Engineering and Design, summarising Simone’s work during his stay at The University of Sydney, funded by a Go8-DAAD project. Simone is working at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Pupeschi, S., Knitter, R., Kamlah, M., Gan, Y. (2016) Numerical and experimental characterization of ceramic pebble beds under cycling mechanical loading. Fusion […]

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Paper online, TAML

Liu, M., Jin, P., Xu, Z., Hanaor, D.A.H., Gan, Y., Chen, C.Q. (2016)  Two-dimensional modeling of the self-limiting oxidation in silicon and tungsten nanowires. Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters. in press. [DOI] Abstract: Self-limiting oxidation of nanowires has been previously described as a reaction- or diffusion-controlled process. In this letter, the concept of finite reactive region […]

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