In Press and Preprints

[-] Luo, Z., Li, W., Gan, Y., Mendu, K., Shah, S.P. (2020) Applying grid nanoindentation and maximum likelihood estimation for N-A-S-H in geopolymer: Investigation and discussion. Cement and Concrete Research, in press.

[-] Luo, Z., Li, W., Gan, Y., Mendu, K., Shah, S.P. (2020) Novel nanoindentation investigation on sodium aluminosilicate hydrate of geopolymer with different silica modulus and curing conditions. Composites Part B, in press.

[-] Wang, W., Wei, D., Gan, Y. (2020) An experimental investigation on cemented sand particles using different loading paths: Failure modes and fabric quantifications. Construction and Building Materials, in press.

[-] Bao, Y., Gan, Y. (2020) Roughness effects of gas diffusion layers on droplet dynamics in PEMFC flow channels. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, in press.

[-] Wang, Z., Owais, A., Neto, C., Pereira, J.M., Gan, Y. (2020) Enhancing Spontaneous Droplet Motion on Structured Surfaces with Tailored Wedge Design. Advanced Materials Interfaces, in press. (Invited) [DOI]

[-] Mohammad, N., Meng, W., Zhang, Y., Liu, M., El-Zein, A., Gan, Y. (2020) Desiccation crack formation and prevention in thin bentonite layers. Environmental Geotechnics, In press. [DOI]

[-] Nguyen, V.T., Wu, N., Gan, Y., Pereira, J.M., Tang, A.M. (2020) Long-term thermo-mechanical behaviour of energy pile in clay. Environmental Geotechnics, In press. [DOI]


[96] Wei, D., Hurley, R., Poh, L.H., Dias-da-Costa, D., Gan, Y. (2020) The role of particle morphology on concrete fracture behaviour: A meso-scale modelling approach. Cement and Concrete Research, 134: 106096.

[95] Liang, H., Niu, J., Gan, Y. (2020) Performance optimization for shell-and-tube PCM thermal energy storage. Journal of Energy Storage, 30: 101421.

[94] Ma, J., Wu, S., Zhang, X., Gan, Y. (2020) Modeling acoustic emission in the Brazilian test using moment tensor inversion. Computers and Geotechnics, 123: 103567.

[93] Wang, Z., Pereira, J.M., Gan, Y. (2020) Effect of wetting transition during multiphase displacement in porous media. Langmuir, 36: 2449−2458.

[92] Suo, S., Liu, M. and Gan, Y. (2020) Fingering patterns in hierarchical porous media. Physical Review Fluids, 5: 034301.

[91] Suo, S., Liu, M. and Gan, Y. (2020) An LBM-PNM framework for immiscible flow: With applications to droplet spreading on porous surfaces. Chemical Engineering Science, 218: 115577.

[90] Vijayan, A., Gan, Y., Annabattula, R.K. (2020) Evolution of fabric in spherical granular assemblies under the influence of various loading conditions through DEM. Granular Matter, 22: 34.

[89] Delhomme, F., Hajimohammadi, A., Almeida, A., Jiang, C., Moreau, D., Gan, Y., Wang, X., Castel, A. (2020) Physical properties of Australian hurd used as aggregate for hemp concrete. Materials Today Communications, 24: 100986.

[88] Xue, K., Han, P., Du, K., Gan, Y., Wang, Z., Bai, C. (2020) Morphodynamics of dense particulate medium under radial explosion. Soft Matter, 16: 1498-1517. (Back cover)

[87] Wei, D., Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2020) Contact behaviour of simulated rough spheres generated with spherical harmonic. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 193–194: 54-68.

[86] Behi, M., Shakorian-poor, M., Mirmohammadi, S.A., Behi, H., Rubio, J.I., Nikkam, N., Farzaneh-Gord, M., Gan, Y. and Behnia, M. (2020) Experimental and numerical investigation on hydrothermal performance of nanofluids in micro-tubes. Energy, 193: 116658.

[85] Kan, W.H., Zhang, Y., Tang, X., Lucey, T., Proust, G., Gan, Y., Cairney, J. (2020) Precipitation of (Ti, Zr, Nb, Ta, Hf) C high entropy carbides in a steel matrix. Materialia, 9: 100540.

[84] Reimann, J., Vicente, J., Ferrero, C. Rack, A., Gan, Y. (2020) 3d tomography analysis of the packing structure of spherical particles in slender prismatic containers. International Journal of Materials Research. 111(1): 65-77.


[83] Gharehdash, S., Shen, L., Gan, Y. (2019) Numerical study on mechanical and hydraulic behaviour of blast-induced fractured rock. Engineering with Computers.

[82] Wang, H., Li, S., Li, D., Proust, G., Gan, Y., Yan, K., Tang, D., Wu, P., Peng, Y. (2019) Modeling twinning, detwinning, and dynamic recrystallization of magnesium alloys. MRS Bulletin, 44(11): 873-877. (Invited)

[81] Peeketi, A., Moscardini, M., Pupeschi, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Annabattula, R. (2019) Analytical estimation of the effective thermal conductivity of a granular bed in a stagnant gas including the Smoluchowski effect. Granular Matter, 21: 93.

[80] Li, C., Maggi, F., Zhang, K., Guo, C., Gan, Y., El‐Zein, A., Pan, Z. Shen, L. (2019) Effects of variable injection rate on reservoir responses and implications for CO2 storage in saline aquifers. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, 9(4): 652-671.

[79] Zhang, Y., Proust, G., Retraint, D., Wang, H., Gan, Y. (2019) Discrete Element Simulation of Surface Mechanical Attrition Treatment with Rough-surface Sonotrode. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 161–162: 105060.

[78] Akhavan, B., Croes, M., Wise, S.G., Zhai, C., Hung, J., Stewart, C., Ionescu, M., Weinans, H., Gan, Y., Yavari, S.A., Bilek, M. (2019) Radical-functionalized plasma polymers: Stable biomimetic interfaces for bone implant applications. Applied Materials Today, 16: 456–473. (Cover)

[77] Bao, Y., Li, L., Shen, L., Lei, C., Gan, Y. (2019) A modified smoothed particle hydrodynamics approach for modelling dynamic contact angle hysteresis. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 35(3): 472–485.

[76] Liu, M., Suo, S., Wu, J., Gan, Y. Hanaor, D.A.H., Chen, C.Q. (2019) Tailoring porous media for controllable capillary flow. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 539: 379-387.

[75] Moscardini, M., Pupeschi, S., Gan, Y., Hernández, F. A., Kamlah, M. (2019) Discrete Element Analysis of Heat Transfer in the Breeder Beds of the European Solid Breeder Blanket Concept. Fusion Science and Technology, 75(4): 283-298.

[74] Dai, W., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2019) The effects of packing structure on the effective thermal conductivity of granular media: A grain scale investigation. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 142: 266-279.

[73] Mirmohammadi, S.A., Behi, M., Gan, Y., Shen, L. (2019) Particle-shape-, temperature-, and concentration-dependent thermal conductivity and viscosity of nanofluids. Physical Review E, 99: 043109.

[72] Birkholz, O., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2019) Modeling the effective transport properties of the solid and the pore phase in granular materials using resistor networks. Powder Technology, 351: 54-65.

[71] Huang, P., Shen, L., Gan, Y., Maggi, F., El-Zein, A., Pan, Z. (2019) Atomistic study of dynamic contact angles in CO2-water-silica system. Langmuir, 35: 5324-5332. (Suppl. Cover)

[70] Wang, Z., Chauhan, K., Pereira, J.M., Gan, Y. (2019) Disorder characterization of porous media and its effect on fluid displacement. Physical Review Fluids, 4, 034305.

[69] Wei, D., Zhao, B., Dias-da-Costa, D., Gan, Y. (2019) An FDEM study of particle breakage under rotational point loading. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 212: 221-237.

[68] Xue, K., Liu, J., Feng, C., Gan, Y., Bai, C. (2019) Explosively driven hierarchical particle jetting. Chemical Engineering Science, 202: 250–269.

[67] Dai, W., Reimann, J., Hanaor, D., Ferrero, C., Gan, Y. (2019) Modes of wall induced granular crystallisation in vibrational packing. Granular Matter, 21: 26.

[66] Cui, G., Liu, M., Dai, W., Gan, Y. (2019) Pore-scale Modelling of Gravity-driven Drainage in Disordered Porous Media. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 114: 19-27.

[65] Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y. Hanaor, D.A.H., Chen, C.Q. (2019) Multiscale modeling of the effective elastic properties of fluid-filled porous materials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 162: 36-44.

[64] Suo, S., Liu, M., Gan, Y. (2019) Modelling imbibition processes in heterogeneous porous media. Transport in Porous Media, 126: 615–631.


[63] Zhai, C., Gan, Y. (2018) Electrical percolation in conductive granular media. Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics, 6(4):310-316.

[62] Huang, P., Shen, L., Gan, Y., Nguyen, G.D., El-Zein, A., Maggi, F. (2018) Coarse-grained modeling of multiphase interactions at microscale. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 149:124505.

[61] Mirmohammadi, S. A., Shen, L., Gan, Y. (2018) A reliable approach for calculating thermophysical properties of liquid using molecular dynamics simulations. Chemical Physics Letters, 712:44-53.

[60] Li, S., Liu, M., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2018) Dynamics of Viscous Entrapped Saturated Zones in Partially Wetted Porous Media. Transport in Porous Media, 125:193-210.

[59] Shi, Z., Zhang, Y., Liu, M., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2018) Dynamic contact angle hysteresis in liquid bridges. Colloids and Surfaces A. 555:365-371.

[58] Flores-Johnson, E.A., Carrillo, J.G., Zhai, C., Gamboa, R.A., Gan, Y., Shen, L. (2018) Microstructure and mechanical properties of hard Acrocomia mexicana fruit shell. Scientific Reports, 8:9668.

[57] Pupeschi, S., Moscardini, M., Gan, Y., Knitter, R., Kamlah, M. (2018) Cyclic behavior of ceramic pebble beds under mechanical loading. Fusion Engineering and Design, 134:11–21.

[56] Zhai, C., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Proust, G. (2018) Stress-dependent electrical transport and its universal scaling in granular materials. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 22:83-88.

[55] Xue, K., Cui, H., Du, K., Shi, X., Gan, Y., Bai, C. (2018) The onset of shock-induced particle jetting. Powder Technology, 336:220-229.

[54] Xue, K., Du, K., Shi, X., Gan, Y., Bai, C. (2018) Dual hierarchical particle jetting of particle ring undergoing a radial explosion. Soft Matter, 14:4422-4431. (Back Cover)

[53] Suo, S., Xu, Z., Li, W., Gan, Y. (2018) Improved mathematical model for analysis of the Payne effect of magnetorheological elastomers. ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 31(5):04018046.

[52] Peeketi, A., Vijayan, A., Moscardini, M., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Annabattula, R. (2018) Effective thermal conductivity of a compacted pebble bed in a stagnant gaseous environment: An analytical approach together with DEM. Fusion Engineering and Design, 130:80-88.

[51] Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C.Q. (2018) Tuning capillary penetration in porous media: combining geometrical and evaporation effects. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 123:239-250.

[50] Moscardini, M., Gan, Y., Pupeschi, S., Kamlah, M. (2018) Discrete element method for effective thermal conductivity of packed pebbles accounting for the Smoluchowski effect. Fusion Engineering and Design, 127: 192-201.


[49] Reimann, J., Vicente, J., Brun, E., Ferrero, C., Gan, Y., Rack, A. (2017) X-ray tomography investigations of mono-sized sphere packing structures in cylindrical containers. Powder Technology, 318:471-483.

[48] Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2017) Contact stiffness of multiscale surfaces by truncation analysis. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 131–132: 305–316.

[47] Hanaor, D., Flores Johnson, E.A., Wang, S., Quach, S., Dela-Torre, K.N., Gan, Y., Shen, L. (2017) Mechanical properties in crumple-formed paper derived materials subjected to compression. Heliyon, 3 (2017) e00329.

[46] Moscardini, M., Gan, Y., Annabattula, R.K., Kamlah M. (2017) A Discrete Element Method to simulate the mechanical behavior of ellipsoidal particles for a fusion breeding blanket. Fusion Engineering and Design, 121, 22-31.

[45] Dai, W., Pupeschi, S., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2017) Influence of gas pressure on the effective thermal conductivity of ceramic breeder pebble beds. Fusion Engineering and Design, 118, 45-51.

[44] Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Gan, Y. (2017) Universality of the emergent scaling in finite random binary percolation networks. PLoS ONE, 12(2), e0172298.


[43] Desu, R., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Annabattula, R. (2016) Mechanics of crushable binary pebble assembly through Discrete Element Method. Nuclear Materials and Energy, 9, 237-241.

[42] 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 Design, 12, 495-507.

[41] Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Brassart, L., Gan, Y. (2016) Interfacial electro-mechanical behaviour at rough surfaces. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 9, 422-429.

[40] Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan,Y., Hanaor, D., Chen, C. (2016) Evaporation limited radial capillary penetration in porous media. Langmuir, 32(38), 9899-9904.

[39] 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, 6, 195-199.

[38] Pupeschi, S., Knitter, R., Kamlah, M., Gan, Y. (2016) Numerical and experimental characterization of ceramic pebble beds under cycling mechanical loading. Fusion Engineering and Design, 112, 162-168.

[37] 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]

[36] Liu, M., Wu, J., Gan, Y., Chen, C. (2016) The pore-load modulus of ordered nanoporous materials with surface effects. AIP Advances, 6, 035324.

[35] Zhai, C., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Retraint, D. (2016) The Role of Surface Structure in Normal Contact Stiffness. Experimental Mechanics, 56, 359-368.

[34] Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Revay, M., Airey, D.,Einav, I. (2016) 3D printable geomaterials. Géotechnique, 66(4), 323–332.

[33] Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., and Einav, I. (2016) Static friction at fractal interfaces. Tribology International, 93, 229-238.


[32] Liu, M., Gan, Y., Hanaor, D., Liu, B., Chen, C. (2015) An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 149, 134-142.

[31] Alonso-Marroquin, F., Huang, P., Hanaor, D. A., Flores-Johnson, E. A., Proust, G., Gan, Y., Shen, L. (2015) Static friction between rigid fractal surfaces. Physical Review E, 92(3), 032405.

[30] 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, 4, 175-185.

[29] Zhai, C., Hanaor, D., Proust, G., Gan, Y. (2015) Stress-Dependent Electrical Contact Resistance at Fractal Rough Surfaces. Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE), B4015001.
[DOI] [PDF:029_JEM_2015]

[28] Hanaor, D. A., Chrzanowski, W., Gan, Y. (2015) An approach for the in-situ specific surface area assessment of aqueous oxide particles. Journal of The Australian Ceramic Society, 51(2), 88-93.

[27] Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2015) Contact mechanics of fractal surfaces by spline assisted discretization. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 59, 121-131.
[DOI] [PDF: 027_IJSS_2015]

[26] Hanaor, D., Kolb, M., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Knitter, R. (2015) Solution based synthesis of mixed-phase materials in the Li2TiO3–Li4SiO4 system. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 456, 151-161.
[DOI] [PDF: 026_JNM_2015]


[25] Hanaor, D., Ghadiri, M., Chrzanowski, W., Gan, Y. (2014) Scalable surface area characterization by electrokinetic analysis of complex anion adsorption. Langmuir, 30 (50), 15143–15152.
[DOI] [PDF: 025_Langmuir_2014]

[24] Gan, Y., Hernandez, F., Hanaor, D., Annabattula, R., Kamlah, M., Pereslavtsev, P. (2014) Thermal Discrete Element Analysis of EU Solid Breeder Blanket Subjected to Neutron Irradiation. Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), 83-90.
[DOI] [PDF: 024_FST_2014]

[23] Annabattula, R. K., Kolb, M., Gan, Y., Rolli, R., Kamlah, M. (2014) Size-Dependent Crush Analysis of Lithium Orthosilicate Pebbles. Fusion Science and Technology, 66(1), 136-141.
[DOI] [PDF: 023_FST_2014]

Before 2013

[22] Gan, Y., Maggi, F., Buscarnera, G., Einav, I. (2013) A particle–water based model for water retention hysteresis. Géotechnique Letters, 3(October-December), 152-161.
[DOI] [PDF: 022_GLett_2013]

[21] Hanaor, D., Gan, Y., Einav, I. (2013) Effects of surface structure deformation on static friction at fractal interfaces. Géotechnique Letters, 3(April-June), 52-58.
[DOI] [PDF: 021_GLett_2013]

[20] Ott, J., Völker, B., Gan, Y., McMeeking, R. M., Kamlah, M. (2013) A micromechanical model for effective conductivity in granular electrode structures. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 29(5), 682-698.
[DOI] [PDF: 020_AMS_2013]

[19] Alonso-Marroquín, F., Ramírez-Gómez, Á., González-Montellano, C., Balaam, N., Hanaor, D. A., Flores-Johnson, E. A., Gan, Y., Chen, S., Shen, L. (2013) Experimental and numerical determination of mechanical properties of polygonal wood particles and their flow analysis in silos. Granular Matter, 15(6), 811-826.
[DOI] [PDF: 019_GM_2013]

[18] Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Kennerknecht, T., Rolli, R. (2013) Influence of plate material on the contact strength of Li4SiO4 pebbles in crush tests and evaluation of the contact strength in pebble–pebble contact. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 100, 28-37.
[DOI] [PDF: 018_EFM_2013]

[17] Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2013) Failure initiation and propagation of Li4SiO4 pebbles in fusion blankets. Fusion Engineering and Design, 88(1), 8-16.
[DOI] [PDF: 017_FED_2013]

[16] Gan, Y., Rognon, P., Einav, I. (2012) Phase transitions and cyclic pseudotachylyte formation in simulated faults. Philosophical Magazine, 92(28-30), 3405-3417.
[DOI] [PDF: 016_PhilMag_2012]

[15] Annabattula, R. K., Gan, Y., Zhao, S., Kamlah, M. (2012) Mechanics of a crushable pebble assembly using discrete element method, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 430(1), 90-95.
[DOI] [PDF: 015_FED_2012]

[14] Choi, I. S., Gan, Y., Kaufmann, D., Kraft, O., Schwaiger, R. (2012) Measurement of Young’s modulus of anisotropic materials using microcompression testing. Journal of Materials Research, 27(21), 2752-2759.
[DOI] [PDF: 014_JMR_2012]

[13] Ying, A., Reimann, J., Boccaccini, L., Enoeda, M., Kamlah, M., Knitter, R., Gan, Y., van der Laan, J., Magielsen, L., Di Maio, P., Dell’Orco, G., Annabattula, R. Van Lew, J., Tanigawa, H., van Til, S. (2012) Status of ceramic breeder pebble bed thermo-mechanics R&D and impact on breeder material mechanical strength. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(7), 1130-1137. (Invited)
[DOI] [PDF: 013_FED_2012]

[12] Annabattula, R. K., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2012) Mechanics of binary and polydisperse spherical pebble assembly. Fusion Engineering and Design, 87(5), 853-858.
[DOI] [PDF: 012_FED_2012]

[11] Zhao, S., Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2012) Spherical ceramic pebbles subjected to multiple non-concentrated surface loads. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 49(3-4), 658-671.
[DOI] [PDF: 011_IJSS_2012]

[10] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Riesch-Oppermann, H., Rolli, R., Liu, P. (2011) Crush probability analysis of ceramic breeder pebble beds under mechanical stresses. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 417(1), 706-709.
[DOI] [PDF: 010_JNM_2011]

[9] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M., Reimann, J. (2010) Computer simulation of packing structure in pebble beds. Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(10), 1782-1787.
[DOI] [PDF: 009_FED_2010]

[8] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2010) Discrete element modelling of pebble beds: with application to uniaxial compression tests of ceramic breeder pebble beds. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 58(2), 129-144.
[DOI] [PDF: 008_JMPS_2010]

[7] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2010) Thermo-mechanical modelling of pebble bed–wall interfaces. Fusion Engineering and Design85(1), 24-32.
[DOI] [PDF: 007_FED_2010]

[6] Rupert, T. J., Gianola, D. S., Gan, Y., Hemker, K. J. (2009) Experimental observations of stress-driven grain boundary migration. Science, 326(5960), 1686-1690.
[DOI] [PDF: 006_Science_2009] [Supplement materials: 006_Science_2009_suppl]

[5] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2009) Thermo-mechanical analyses of HELICA and HEXCALIBER mock-ups. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 386, 1060-1064.
[DOI] [PDF: 005_JNM_2009]

[4] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2008) Thermo-mechanical analysis of pebble beds in HELICA mock-up experiments. Fusion Engineering and Design, 83(7), 1313-1316.
[DOI] [PDF: 004_FED_2008]

[3] Gan, Y. (2008) Thermo-Mechanics of Pebble Beds in Fusion Blankets.Wissenschaftliche Berichte FZKA7455.
[PDF: 003_FZKA7455_2008]

[2] Gan, Y., Kamlah, M. (2007) Identification of material parameters of a thermo-mechanical model for pebble beds in fusion blankets. Fusion Engineering and Design, 82(2), 189-206.
[DOI] [PDF: 002_FED_2007]

[1] Gan, Y. X., Chen, C., Shen, Y. P. (2005) Three-dimensional modeling of the mechanical property of linearly elastic open cell foams. International Journal of Solids and Structures42(26), 6628-6642.
[DOI] [PDF: 001_IJSS_2005]

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