About Me

Research, in the field of solid and structural mechanics, has centred on the development of solution procedures for non-linear problems encountered in science and engineering.

Contributed prominently to the development of computational strategies for plastic deformation problems, both for fundamental material studies and for application to Civil and Mechanical structures and components.

Recently focused on the development of discrete element methods for particulate modelling and the simulation of multi-fracturing phenomena in materials.

This work has extended developments in continuum based finitely deforming solids by including damage/fracture based failure and introducing material separation on a local basis to permit modelling of the degradation of a continuum into a multi-fractured particulate state.

Based upon this methodology, contributions have been made to fundamental understanding in several key application areas including:

Explosive simulations which necessitates coupling of the multi-fracturing solid behaviour with the evolving detonation gas distribution
Deep level mining operations
Defence problems related to high velocity impact
Structural failure predictions for impact
Seismic and blast loading

Publications

  1. & Statistical reconstruction of two-phase random media. Computers & Structures 137, 78-92.
  2. & A priori error estimation for the stochastic perturbation method. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 286, 1-21.
  3. & An efficient framework for fluid-structure interaction using the lattice Boltzmann method and immersed moving boundaries. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 87(1-5), 66-95.
  4. & Numerical rheometry of bulk materials using a power law fluid and the lattice Boltzmann method. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 166(12-13), 628-638.
  5. & Energy-conserving contact interaction models for arbitrarily shaped discrete elements. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 205-208, 169-177.

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Supervision

  • On Heterogeneity of Geological Formations and its Implication on Geomechanical Applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Structural reliability analysis with applications in earthquake engineering (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Structure Reliability Analysis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Stochastic modelling in Engineering: Theory and Applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Structural reliability analysis and risk assessment. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Investigation of geo-mechanical problems in oil & gas applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Structural Reliability Analysis (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • 'Computational Multi-Scale Modelling of Ceramic Composite Layer and Reinforced Concrete Slabs Subjected to Blast Loading' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • 'Probabilistic Modelling of Heterogeneous Media' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • 'Characterisation of Porous Media using the Lattice Boltzmann Method' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • 'On human gut microbial ecosystem: In Vitro Experiment, In Vivo Study and Mathematical Modelling.' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Numerical modelling of localised thinning processes for packaging steels (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Computational Modelling of full aperture easy open ends for improved can end design (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Joint Diagonalization Solutions for linear Stochostic Finite Element Equations (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Chenfeng Li
  • Gaussian Process Emulators for the Analysis of Complex Models in Engineering (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Sondipon Adhikari
  • Computational strategies for predicting localisation in forward modelling of geological structures (awarded 2011)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Computational modelling of structures using discrete and finite elements. (awarded 2010)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Djordje Peric
  • Development of a Computational Framework Coupling the Non-Newtonian Lattice Boltzmann Method and the Discrete Element Method with Application to Block Caving (awarded 2009)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Djordje Peric
  • GPU Accelerated Mesh Simplification (awarded 2009)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Discrete element modelling of cohesive particles. (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • Finite/Discrete Element Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing. (awarded 2007)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Stochastic Approaches in Finite Eleits (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Yuntian Feng
  • To be decided (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto
  • Parallel Processing for Multiscale Problems (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Eduardo De Souza Neto

External Responsibilities

  • Member, Executive Council of IACM

    0 - Present

  • Board Member, European Council for Computational Mechanics (ECCM)

    0 - Present

  • Past Chairman, UK Association for Computational Mechanics in Engineering

    0 - Present

  • Member, Research Assessment Exercise panel for Civil Engineering

    2001 - 2001

  • Member of the International Advisory Board, Institute for High Performance Computing in Singapore

    0 - Present

  • Elected Council Member, NAFEMS

    0 - Present

  • Founder and Chairman, Rockfield Software Ltd

    0 - Present

  • Chair Member, Royal Society

    2012 - 2015

  • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel, nternational Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)

    2013 - 2013

  • Member, Civil Engineering Panel for the UK Research Excellence Framework

    2014 - 2014

  • Member, International Peer Review Panel, Peking University

    2014 - 2014

  • Council Member, Learned Society of Wales

    0 - Present