Research publications

SciGEM members publish widely in a range of internationally respected journals, and present their scientific and practical ideas at the world's top national and international conferences.

Below is a list of some recent publications and presentations by SciGEM members.

  • Airey DW & Mohsin AKM (forthcoming), 'Evaluation of shear wave velocity from bender elements using cross-correlation', ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal.
  • Airey DW, Liu MD & Carter JP (2011), 'Sydney Soil Model: (II) Experimental Validation', International Journal of Geomechanics, 11(3), 225-238.
  • Airey DW, Suchowerska, AS & Williams DJ (2012), 'Limonite: a residual soil heterogeneous at all scales', Geotechnique Letters, 2, 119-122.
  • Alonso-Marroquin F & Wang Y (2009), 'An efficient algorithm for granular dynamics simulations with complex-shaped objects', Granular Matter, 11(5), 317-329.
  • Alonso-Marroquin F (2008), 'Spheropolygons: A new method to simulate conservative and dissipative interactions between 2D complex-shaped rigid bodies', Europhysics Letters, 83(1), 14001-p1-14001-p6.
  • Alonso-Marroquin F (2011), 'Static equations of the Cosserat continuum derived from intra-granular stresses', Granular Matter, 13(3), 189-196.
  • Alonso-Marroquin F, Einav I & Tordesillas A (2011), 'Developments in micromechanical modelling of granular materials', Granular Matter, 13(3), 183-185.
  • Alonso-Marroquin F, Muhlhaus H & Herrmann H (2008), 'Micromechanical investigation of granular ratcheting using a discrete model of polygonal particles', Particuology, 6(6), 390-403.
  • Alonso-Marroquin F, Muhlhaus H & Herrmann H (2008), 'Micromechanical investigation of soil plasticity using a discrete model of polygonal particles', Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 35(1-3), 11-28.
  • Annabattula RK, Gan Y, Zhao S & Kamlah M (2012), 'Mechanics of a crushable pebble assembly using discrete element method', Journal of Nuclear Materials, 430(1-3), 90-95.
  • Azad FM, Rowe RK, El-Zein A & Airey DW (2012), 'Laboratory investigation of thermally induced desiccation of GCLs in double composite liner systems', Geotextiles & Geomembranes, 29, 6, 534-543.
  • Choi I, 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.
  • Das A, Nguyen GD & Einav I (2011), 'Compaction bands due to grain crushing in porous rocks: a theoretical approach based on breakage mechanics', Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 116 (B08203).
  • El Hanandeh A & El Zein A (2009), 'Strategies for the municipal waste management system to take advantage of carbon trading under competing policies: The role of energy from waste in Sydney', Waste Management, 29, 2188-2194.
  • El Hanandeh A & El Zein A (2010), 'Life-cycle assessment of municipal solid waste management alternatives with consideration of uncertainty: SIWMS development and application', Waste Management, 30(5), 902-911.
  • El Hanandeh A & El Zein A (2010), 'The development and application of multi-criteria decision-making tool with consideration of uncertainty: The selection of a management strategy for the bio-degradable fraction in the municipal solid waste', Bioresource Technology, 101(2), 555-561.
  • El Hanandeh A & El Zein A (2011), 'Are the aims of increasing the share of green electricity generation and reducing GHG emissions always compatible?' Renewable Energy, 36(11), 3031-3036.
  • El Zein A (2008), 'A general approach to the modelling of contaminant transport through composite landfill liners with intact or leaking geomembranes', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32(3), 265-287.
  • El Zein A (2009), 'A non-isodimensional finite-element approach to the modeling of transient flow and mass transport through domains with thin layers', Computers and Structures, 87(11-12), 618-629.
  • El Zein A (2009), 'On approaching health in the Arab world', International Journal of Public Health, 54(5), 359-360.
  • El Zein A, Langrish T & Balaam N (2009), 'Blended teaching and learning of computer programming skills in engineering curricula', Advances in Engineering Education, 1(3), 1-18.
  • El Zein A, McCarroll I & Touze-Foltz N (2012), 'Three-dimensional finite-element analyses of seepage and contaminant transport through composite geosynthetics clay liners with multiple defects', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 33, 34-42.
  • Galindo-Torres S, Alonso-Marroquin F, Wang Y, Pedroso D & Muñoz Castaño J (2009), 'Molecular dynamics simulation of complex particles in three dimensions and the study of friction due to nonconvexity', Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 79(6), 060301-1-060301-4.
  • Galindo-Torres S, Munoz J & Alonso-Marroquin F (2010), 'Minkowski-Voronoi diagrams as a method to generate random packings of spheropolygons for the simulation of soils', Physical Review E (Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics), 82, 056713-1-056713-12.
  • 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.
  • Gan Y & Kamlah M (2010), 'Computer simulation of packing structure in pebble beds', Fusion Engineering and Design, 85(10-12), 1782-1787.
  • 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.
  • Gan Y, Chen C & Shen YP (2005), 'Three-dimensional modeling of the mechanical property of linearly elastic open cell foams', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42(26), 6628-6642.
  • 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(1-3), 706-709.
  • Gan Y, Rognon P & Einav I (2012), 'Phase transitions and cyclic pseudotachylyte formation in simulated faults', Philosophical Magazine, 92(28-30), 3405-3417.
  • Guiamatsia I & Nguyen GD (2012), 'A generic approach to constitutive modelling of composite delamination under mixed-mode loading conditions', Composites Science and Technology, 72, 269-277.
  • Guiamatsia I & Nguyen GD (2013), 'Crack modelling using the Material Point Method and a strong discontinuity approach', Key Engineering Materials 525-526, 513-516.
  • Itakura T, Airey DW, Leo CJ, Payne T & McOrist GD (2010), 'Laboratory studies of the diffusive transport of 137Cs and 60Co through potential waste repository soils', Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 101, 723-729.
  • Jurdi M, Fayad R & El Zein A (2012), 'Environmental degradation: The challenge of sustaining life', in Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja & Iman Nuwayhid (eds), Public Health in the Arab World (pp. 47-59). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Levy G, Coon M, Nguyen G & Sulsky D (2010), 'Physically-based data assimilation', Geoscientific Model Development, 3, 669-677.
  • Liu MD, Airey DW & Carter JP (2011), 'Sydney Soil Model: (I) Theoretical Formulation', International Journal of Geomechanics, 11(3), 211-224.
  • Liyanapathirana DS, Carter JP & Airey DW (2009), 'Drained bearing response of shallow foundations on structured soils', Computers and Geotechnics, 36(3), 493-502.
  • Luding S & Alonso-Marroquin F (2011), 'The critical-state yield stress (termination locus) of adhesive powders from a single numerical experiment', Granular Matter, 13(2), 109-119.
  • Maggi F & Alonso-Marroquin F (2012), 'Multiphase capillary flows', International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 42,62-73.
  • Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW & Chow SH (2012), 'Dynamic analysis of a smooth penetrometer free falling into uniform clay', Géotechnique, 62(10), 893-905.
  • Nguyen GD & Einav I (2010), 'A stress return algorithm for nonlocal constitutive models of softening materials', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 82(5), 637-670.
  • Nguyen GD & Einav I (2010), 'Nonlocal regularisation of a model based on breakage mechanics for granular materials', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47(10), 1350-1360.
  • Nguyen GD (2011), 'A damage model with evolving nonlocal interactions', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 48(10), 1544-1559.
  • Nguyen GD, Einav I & Guiamatsia I (2012), 'On the partition of fracture energy in constitutive modelling of quasi-brittle materials', Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 79, 225-244.
  • Nguyen GD, Einav I & Korsunsky AM (2012), 'How to connect two scales of behaviour in constitutive modelling of geomaterials', Geotechnique Letters, 2, 129-134.
  • Peña A, Lizcano A, Alonso-Marroquin F & Herrmann H (2008), 'Biaxial test simulations using a packing of polygonal particles', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32(2), 143-160.
  • Perera MSA, Ranjith PG, Airey DW & Choi SK (2011), 'Sub- and super-critical carbon dioxide flow behavior in naturally fractured black coal: An experimental study', Fuel 90, 3390-3397.
  • Perera MSA, Ranjith PG, Choi X & Airey DW (2011), 'Numerical simulation of gas flow through porous sandstone and its experimental validation', Fuel 90, 547-554.
  • Rupert TJ, Gianola DS, Gan Y & Hemker KJ (2009), 'Experimental observations of stress-driven grain boundary migration', Science, 326(5960), 1686-1690.
  • Wang Y & Alonso-Marroquin F (2009), 'A finite deformation method for discrete modeling: particle rotation and parameter calibration', Granular Matter, 11(5), 331-343.
  • Zhang CS, Nguyen GD & Einav I (forthcoming), 'The end bearing capacity of piles penetrating into crushable soils', Geotechnique (10.1680/geot.11.P.117).
  • 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.