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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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