In press


  • [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, 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., and Chen, C. (2015) An improved semi-analytical solution for stress at round-tip notches. Engineering Fracture Mechanics149, 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 Technology66(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 Technology66(1), 136-141.
    [DOI] [PDF: 023_FST_2014]


  • [22] Gan, Y., Maggi, F., Buscarnera, G., & Einav, I. (2013). A particle–water based model for water retention hysteresis. Géotechnique Letters3(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 Letters3(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 Sinica29(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 Matter15(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 Mechanics100, 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 Design88(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 Magazine92(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 Materials430(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 Research27(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 Design87(7), 1130-1137.
    [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 Design87(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 Structures49(3-4), 658-671.
    [DOI] [PDF: 011_IJSS_2012]

Before 2011

  • [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 Materials417(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 Design85(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 Solids58(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. Science326(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 Materials386, 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 Design83(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 Design82(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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