Category Archives: Publications

Accepted manuscripts

Last week, two manuscripts have been accepted by International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, respectively. [1] Flores-Johnson, E.A., Wang, S., Maggi, F., El Zein, A., Gan, Y., Nguyen, G.D., Shen, L. (2016) Discrete element simulation of dynamic behaviour of partially saturated sand. International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in […]

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Paper online, Int J. Engineering Science

Mingchao’s recent paper on pore-load modulus of coated porous media is now online. Liu, M., Zhang, Y., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C.Q. (2016) Analytical solutions for elastic response of coated mesoporous materials to pore pressure. International Journal of Engineering Science. 107:68-76. [DOI][PDF: 037_IJES_2016] Abstract Pore fluid adsorption-induced deformation of mesoporous materials is an important […]

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Papers accepted (EML, AIP advances, and NME)

[1] Chongpu Zhai, Dorian Hanaor, Gwénaëlle Proust, Laurence Brassart, Yixiang Gan (2016). Interfacial electro-mechanical behaviour at rough surfaces. Extreme Mechanics Letters. in press. DOI [2] Mingchao Liu, Jian Wu, Yixiang Gan, C.Q. Chen (2016). The pore-load modulus of ordered nanoporous materials with surface effects.  AIP Advances. in press. [3] Raghuram Karthik Desu, Yixiang Gan, Marc Kamlah, Ratna Kumar Annabattula (2016). […]

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Paper online: 3D Printable Geomaterials (Géotechnique)

D. HANAOR, Y. GAN, M. REVAY, D. AIREY and I. EINAV. 3D Printable Geomaterials. Géotechnique, in press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.15.P.034 Abstract: One of the many attributes of three-dimensional (3D) printing is the ability to produce particles with independent control of morphology and material properties, parameters that are inexorably entwined in naturally occurring geomaterials. In this paper the 3D printing of […]

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Paper online: An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches (Engineering Fracture Mechanics)

Liu, M., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Liu, B., and Chen, C. (2015) An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 149, 134-142. [DOI] Abstract: In order to investigate the brittle failure of key-hole-notched components, the stress distribution at notch tips is studied numerically and theoretically. A semi-analytical formula is developed for the maximum notch-tip-stress, incorporating crack-tip-blunting, […]

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Paper online: The Role of Surface Structure in Normal Contact Stiffness (Experimental Mechanics)

C. Zhai , Y. Gan, D. Hanaor, G. Proust, D. Retraint. The Role of Surface Structure in Normal Contact Stiffness. Experimental Mechanics. In press. [DOI:10.1007/s11340-015-0107-0] Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11340-015-0107-0/fulltext.html Abstract: The effects of roughness and fractality on the normal contact stiffness of rough surfaces were investigated by considering samples of isotropically roughened aluminium. Surface features of samples were […]

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Manuscripts accepted

Three manuscripts have been accept by Géotechnique, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Experimental Mechanics, respectively. (1) Dorian Hanaor, Yixiang Gan, Max Revay, David Airey, Itai Einav (2015). 3D Printable Geomaterials. Géotechnique (in press). (2) Mingchao Liu, Yixiang Gan, Dorian Hanaor, Bin Liu, Changqing Chen (2015). An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics (in press). (3) Chongpu Zhai, Yixiang Gan, Dorian […]

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Paper online on Static friction at fractal interfaces (Tribology International)

Dorian Hanaor, Yixiang Gan, and Itai Einav. “Static friction at fractal interfaces.” Tribology International (in press). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2015.09.016 Abstract: Tribological phenomena are governed by combined effects of material properties, topology and surface-chemistry. We study the interplay of multiscale surface structures with molecular-scale interactions towards interpreting static frictional interactions at fractal interfaces. By spline-assisted-discretization we analyse asperity interactions […]

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Paper online (Extreme Mechanics Letters) on wrinkling in defected metal thin films

Flores-Johnson, E. A., Rupert, T. J., Hemker, K. J., Gianola, D. S., & Gan, Y. (2015). Modelling wrinkling interactions produced by patterned defects in metal thin films. Extreme Mechanics Letters. In press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eml.2015.07.002 Abstract Wrinkling patterns in freestanding metal thin films under tensile loading are investigated through finite-element simulations with experimental validation. Numerical simulations of […]

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Paper accepted (J Engineering Mechanics) on electrical contact resistance

Title: Stress-Dependent Electrical Contact Resistance at Fractal Rough Surfaces Author(s): Chongpu Zhai , Dorian Hanaor , Gwénaëlle Proust , Yixiang Gan Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), in press. [DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000967] Figure: Stress-dependent Electrical Contact Resistance (ECR) of different surfaces under various loading levels.

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