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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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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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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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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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SIF2016 Conference

From 12 to 15 July, 2016, Dr Gan attended the 10th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure (SIF-2016), hosted by The University of Adelaide. At School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, he visited his previous officemate at Sydney Uni, Dr Giang Nguyen. In the conference, Dr Gan and Dr Nguyen have been both selected […]

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Weijing won 2nd Prize in Poster Presentation 2015

Congratulations to Weijing, who won Annie B Wilson 2nd Prize in Civil Engineering Poster Presentation 2015 last Friday. The presentation has been selected by academic members from around 50 posters by postgraduate (PhD and MPhil) and undergraduate students.

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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 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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Paper accepted (IJSS) on contact mechanics of rough surfaces

Title: “Contact mechanics of fractal surfaces by spline assisted discretization.” Author(s): Hanaor, Dorian; Gan, Yixiang; Einav, Itai. International Journal of Solids and Structures (in press). [DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.01.021] Figure: Contact mechanics of self-affine surfaces.

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Paper accepted (Langmuir) on scalable surface area characterisation

Title: “Scalable surface area characterisation by electrokinetic analysis of complex anion adsorption” [DOI: 10.1021/la503581e]  Author(s): Hanaor, Dorian; Ghadiri, Maliheh; Chrzanowski, Wojciech; Gan, Yixiang Figure 1. SEM micrographs of Al2O3 powders used in the present study.

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Article online, Journal of Nuclear Mateirals

Dorian Hanaor, Matthias Kolb, Yixiang Gan, Marc Kamlah, Regina Knitter (2014). Solution based synthesis of mixed-phase materials in the Li2TiO3 -Li4SiO4 system. Journal of Nuclear Materials (in press). DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2014.09.028 Figure: XRD pattern for hydroxide-route-synthesised material of L3TS composition subsequent to drying at 180°C. (b) Temperature varied XRD for hydroxide route synthesised L3TS material. From front towards […]

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Paper on arXiv: Normal contact stiffness

Chongpu Zhai, Sébastien Bevand, Yixiang Gan, Dorian Hanaor, Gwénaëlle Proust, Bruno Guelorget, Delphine Retraint (2014) Measurement of normal contact stiffness of fractal rough surfaces. We investigate the effects of roughness and fractality on the normal contact stiffness of rough surfaces. Samples of isotropically roughened aluminium surfaces are considered. The roughness and fractal dimension were altered […]

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Paper online (FST)

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] 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), […]

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